Mieke Boynton presenter at Bright Festival of Photography

MEET NICK FLETCHER


Some call him the Godfather of BFOP but lets give credit where credit is due, this man gave BFOP life way back in 2017 and so Mother BFOP is probably a much more fitting name.

Nick is principally responsible for looking stressed and herding participants in the right direction whilst providing inspiring pep-talks to the BFOP instructor team. When Nick isn’t running festivals he’s out in the wild either photographing motorbikes or falling off them. If you see him at the brewery then he will impart his entire photographic knowledge for the price of a pint of beer. He's a true inspiration and runs workshops not to be missed!



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CURRENT BFOP STATUS:



  • BFOP 2019

    Moving on up in the world Nick officially gain the titles of ‘Director’ alongside Matt this year as BFOP blows up!

  • BFOP 2018

    Using his endless network in 2018 Nick was responsible for a whole lot of new faces at BFOP. He also did an astro thing.

  • BFOP 2017

    In 2017 Nick made a deal with a brewery that started this whole shenanigan.


HEAR MORE FROM NICK ON BFOP'S FAV PODCAST:



2019 BFOP WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS:



DIRTBIKE PHOTOGRAPHY - Beginners

Its back again (assuming the insurers don't ban us from doing this). This is the introduction to action photography using motorbikes. It will be spectacular. We'll have a initial brief (indoors) that covers equipment, basic settings (concentrating on focus modes and shutter speed) and show examples of the shots we are aiming for. We'll then head out to some natural terrain and work through three stations covering panning shots, capturing action in corners, and capturing action at obstacles. If we have time we'll briefly cover using flash to freeze action. Note you will be working on a steep hill close to fast moving bikes. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver. Your camera may get dusty or muddy!


DIRTBIKE PHOTOGRAPHY - Advanced

This will be without doubt the most exciting and noisiest workshop of the weekend. Join Nick as he takes you on a professional motorbike action shoot. Get the brief from the manufacturer, discuss the shot list, meet the athletes and go and capture the action. You'll be photographing two riders on very different machines (one 260kg adventure bike, and one enduro bike). You'll be shooting in a natural terrain locations and covering everything from basic panning shots right through to using lights to create dramatic action images. This will involve working on the side of a steep hill close to fast moving motorbikes. Particpants will be asked to sign a waiver. Note this workshop is subject to us persuading our insurers to underwrite it!