Free Nikon School Seminar: Helen Sloan, stills photographer on the Game of Thrones series
May 16, 2016
FREE Seminar Friday, 3 June, 6-9.30pm with Game of Thrones stills photographer, Helen Sloan
AP and Nikon School Live are offering you the chance to go behind the scenes on Game of Thrones, as we host an evening with principal stills photographer Helen Sloan. Helen we be talking about her job, the kit and techniques she uses, and sharing some of her amazing images – including some fascinating, behind the scenes photos. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones here’s one event you can’t afford to miss.
Helen was born in rural Ireland. On receiving her first camera at the age of 11, she quickly settled into her ‘fly on the wall’ personality, capturing memories of life as she saw it all around her. At age 18, while studying Art in Belfast, she got a job with a group of circus performers, and her non-intrusive style of photography and technical mind lent itself well to capturing circus skills and tricks for publicity shots. A series of melancholy circus portraits caught the attention of a movie producer who invited her to work on the set of a horror movie.
Helen landed a series of jobs on movie and TV sets over the next decade and then the Game of Thrones TV series came right to her doorstep.
Helen is responsible for the majority of photography from this hit HBO drama having been working on it ever since the first day of filming on the pilot episode. The job covers many genres of photography: landscape, portraiture, studio-lit posters, and behind-the-scenes documentary. She is the first and only Irish member of The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers (SMPSP) to be based in Los Angeles.
Over the last few months Amateur Photographer and Nikon School have teamed up to bring you free training seminars in London.
To apply for FREE TICKETS to the Helen Sloan photography seminar email: NikonSchoolLive@timeinc.com