The Natural World in Focus with Robert Thompson
Join Naturalist and Photographer Robert Thompson for a grand tour of Ireland. You'll experience a careful review of a studied approach to the natural world in macro by the esteemed professional nature & wildlife photographer.
  • The Photographic Journey
  • Robert's Tripod System
  • The Subterranean Landscape
  • Water, Insects, Fungi, Aquatic Organisms
  • Using the Electronic CASTEL-MICRO Focusing Rail Outdoors
Robert Thompson
Professional Nature & Wildlife Photographer
Robert Thompson’s interest in natural history began during his childhood explorations of a large parkland estate where he grew up. He is a professional freelance natural history photographer, writer, and author of natural history and photography publications.

He is widely acknowledged as a specialist in close-up and macro photography in the UK and was awarded a direct Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society for his work in the field of macro photography. He also sat on the natural history board for the Royal Photographic Societies distinctions and awards. He was also awarded a Fellowship by the Irish Photographic Federation.

He is an active conservationist and has worked on a number of high-profile natural history projects in his own country in conjunction with various government organisations in the UK and Ireland. He also has a special interest in dragonflies, butterflies, and moths for which he has specialist knowledge.

His work is widely published in the UK, Ireland, and Internationally, and his articles and imagery have appeared in different natural history and photographic publications including, Nikon Pro, Nikon UK, and Nikon Owner magazine.

He has had several solo exhibitions of his work including the aerial landscape collection from the highly acclaimed ‘NATIONAL HISTORY OF ULSTER publication.' He has appeared on television and radio as a photographer, author, and entomologist and has been a contributor to other television programs relating to natural history and photography. He lectures on photography and is a frequent traveler, running workshops in Europe including many of Ireland’s most iconic locations.
Martin Grahl
Host, NOVOFLEX International Sales Manager
Loves to speak about the endless possibilities of the NOVOFLEX-"building blocks concept" for photographers and other content creators.
Big fan of vintage photo gear, especially lenses and other accessories. Likes to play with and pair historic gear with modern-day cameras.
Sporadically writes about vintage NOVOFLEX-items for associations such as LEICA HISTORICA and others which combines his passion for Leica with his day job.
Early adopter and fan of the original URB-E concept, and YES - I still ride my URB-E Electric Scooter, even though the company doesn't make them anymore.
Likes to travel to destinations your mother would rather want you to stay away from.
This webinar will show you…
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    Photographing Fungi
    Preparations and considerations
  • 1647009820-f5fed66c74592d72
    Tripod Tips
    Configuring a tripod for the job at hand
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    Macro Stories
    Hear Robert's anecdotes about using macro photography as a professional naturalist photographer