Marlborough College’s Memorial Hall Festival 2018 has been many things but perhaps one of the most persuasive aspects has been it’s variety of events. Brian Anderson’s brilliant illustrated talk which traced Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica and the amazing icebound drama that followed between 1914 -17, was a great example of that variety and utterly fascinating with it.
Brian has a wonderfully engaging and personable method of presentation and he sweeps you along with his enthusiasm and wit. To support his story he offered original expedition photographs by Frank Hurley alongside his own stunning wildlife and landscape images from his icebreaker visits to Antarctica, most notably to the Weddell Sea, Elephant Island and Grytviken in South Georgia, key locations on Shackleton’s expedition.
Altogether then, a most absorbing and intriguing contribution by Brian to our wonderful Festival.
Superb talk on Monday Brian. Really enjoyed your Falkland Islands presentation and your fabulous wildlife images. Will hopefully see you at a future talk with us.
I’m in North Uist still going North. Here for the third time so I already have many photos. However the light is always different and inspired by your MCSS 2018 course I’m enjoying my camera again. Thanks Brian.
Thank you Brian for your very interesting Photography Composition course and for the information slides. I have now to work at improving my photo taking. I also enjoyed your North Pole lecture and the beautiful photos you picked to go with it in the impressive Marlborough College Memorial Hall.
Oh and thank you for the 133 photos you circulated – a great assortment fof our course images showing shape, line, form, patterns, colour, texture, and especially for taking time to improve some of them through cropping and tweaking and even adding an absent person to a photo!l
Thanks Brian. I enjoyed your MCSS 2018 course, ‘An Eye For A Picture’ a lot; it has made me look differently at things with my camera since. I am a slow learner so hope to catch up one day with all the tips and techniques you gave us.
I thoroughly enjoyed Brian’s ‘Exploring Photo Genres’ course at Marlborough College Summer School 2018. He inspired me to look and do things with my camera I would never otherwise have done. He has a wealth of practical experience.
I just wanted to email to thank you for a great talk yesterday afternoon. I found “Liverpool, City of Sculpture” really interesting and the pictures you have captured are amazing. The talk was incredibly well attended, and so many born ‘Scousers’ and ex students of the city.
I thoroughly enjoyed your North Pole illustrated talk, ‘On Top Of The World’ at Malborough College Summer School on Thursday. Wonderful images, lots of info and some great anecdotes. I’m sorry I will miss your Shackleton talk at the College in November.
I found your Photography course at Dillington quite inspirational and learnt a great deal! I now have much more understanding of the science involved and have consequently gained confidence in my photographic ability. I look forward to booking myself on another of your courses in the future.
Diana and I very much enjoyed your Light & Colour Workshop and found it very helpful. It all seems so simple in the classroom but once outside it wasn’t so easy to achieve. Need to persevere and keep in mind the rules before pressing the button.