Manfrotto School of Xcellence Webinar With Adventure Photographer Phil Coates

Manfrotto School of Xcellence, the educational platform by the world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, is thrilled to host famed cameraman and photographer Phil Coates for a free one-hour webinar entitled, “Phil Coatespresents: Adventure Film & Photography From Pole To Pole.” During this webinar, Coates will provide participants with extraordinary insight into the world of expedition and adventure shooting, sharing personal experiences that have made him a renowned photographer during the course of his career.

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, June 7th 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 difficult or dangerous situations. Coates will also show webinar attendees some of the beautiful images and videos from his documentary series filmed for the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery Channel and National Geographic.

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:

About Manfrotto Distribution

Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger and Lastolite. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom and Rotatrim, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China and Japan.

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