Manfrotto School of Xcellence to Host Free Webinar Featuring Adventure Photographer, Phil Coates

Jul 20, 2012, 09:00 ET from Manfrotto Distribution

RAMSEY, N.J., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manfrotto School of Xcellence, the educational platform by the world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, will host accomplished cameraman and photographer Phil Coates for a free one-hour webinar entitled, "Phil Coates presents: Adventure Photography – Assignment Extreme." During this webinar, Coates will share some of his experiences of working on-location photographic assignments around the world. Phil will provide webinar participants with insight on his shooting techniques and ways that he captures production stills and behind the scenes photos from some of the most challenging environments on earth such as the Arctic to Mount Everest. Coates will also share how he works with adventure athletes and the process he goes through to tell their remarkable stories through engaging images.

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Phil Coates is an accomplished remote location cameraman, adventure photographer and professional expedition leader with extensive experience working in extreme environments across seven continents. His filming portfolio includes BBC2's 'Blizzard Race to the Pole,' Channel 5's 'Ice Break Heart' and 'Challenge 8000' for Yorkshire Tyne Tees and Channel 4, and most recently he was part of a team filming Discovery International's 'Everest Beyond The Limit.' He began his career in television production at BBC Science & Features in London, and then later moved to the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, while his photography career started when working as an outdoor activity instructor in the Yorkshire Dales.

Scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 26th from 11 a.m.12 p.m. (EDT), Phil will share stories from a life behind the lens filming and photographing explorers and adventurers in some of the most remote and hostile parts of the world. This webinar aims to analyze several important aspects of shooting in extreme and unpredictable situations.

A must attend for any photography enthusiast, this webinar will be run in real-time on the official website of the school,

Registration for this webinar is now underway. To register, please visit:

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