Illustrated Talks on Landscape and Wildlife Photography

I offer eleven talks on aspects of landscape and wildlife photography, all intended for specialist photographic audiences.
Each talk comprises approximately 150 high definition images and comfortably fills a two hour programme (inclusive of a 20 minute break midway).
I bring my own high definition digital projector. All my talks focus on showing great images as well as explaining the thinking and planning that went into them.
The fee per talk is £80 plus travel charged from Avebury at 40p/mile. To book please contact me.



By The Sea

By The Sea
Our coast is the spectacular wild edge of Britain. Fulfilling the tremendous photographic potential of beaches, cliffs, sea stacks, lighthouses, castles and storms requires effective use of seasonal light and tides. Photographic techniques discussed include shutter speed, stitching panoramas and capturing high dynamic range. ...more

Landscapes For All Seasons

Landscapes for all Seasons
Seasonal change is an inspiration to landscape photographers. Spring wild flowers, summer harvest, autumn mist and winter snow transform the countryside from ordinary to exceptional. Exploring favourite locations throughout Britain to illustrate light and composition, the talk shows how to make the most of conditions, capture reflections and panoramas, use filters and explains techniques such as focus stacking. ...more

Wildlife For All Seasons

Wildlife For All Seasons
Exciting wildlife photographs do not require overseas travel! Featuring owls, kingfishers, puffins, hares, otters, seals and purple emperor butterflies, this talk shows how, when and where to make striking images of iconic British species in the wild. ...more

Photographing the Diversity of Mammals

Photographing the Diversity of Mammals
Wild mammals are amongst the most challenging photographic subjects. Exploring some of the world’s top wildlife destinations in search of giant anteaters, gorillas, elephants, wolves, bears and big cats, get up close to create quirky and unusual images. ...more

Photographing the Beauty of Birds

Photographing the Beauty of Birds
The charismatic birds of cold oceans, tropical forests, wetlands and dry savannas are an inspiration to photographers. Ranging from penguins and albatrosses to hummingbirds and toucans, this talk demonstrates creative techniques for capturing the lives of birds. ...more

Winter Photography

Winter Photography
Winter light, frost, floods and snow present great challenges and opportunities for outdoor photography. Images of winter in Britain, Yellowstone and Arctic Norway show landscapes transformed, wildlife spectacles unfold and capture the elusive beauty of the aurora borealis. ...more

Jaguars and Giant Tortoises

Jaguars and Giant Tortoises
South America has some of the world's most exciting wildlife destinations. Exploring Pantanal swamps, Andean cloud forests and Galapagos islands, this lecture describes techniques for photographing birds, mammals and reptiles in the continent's diverse tropical environments. ...more

In The Desert

In the Desert
Deserts offer photographers exquisite light and patterns. Extraordinary landscapes of dunes, canyons, mesas, arches and hoodoos are explored, along with ancient kasbahs, wildlife and the flowering of the desert. The talk covers using reflected light, high contrast, low light and imaging the night sky. ...more

Stumbling Around in the Dark

NEW Stumbling Around in the Dark
Digital photography enables us to capture the beauty of the night sky in unprecedented detail. In this evening of landscape astrophotography, I show how to use an ordinary digital single lens reflex camera to make stunning images of stars, planets, earth's moon and the Milky Way, as well as more elusive astronomical phenomena such as meteors and eclipses. In the second half, I recount travels in the arctic in search of the aurora borealis and on four continents to photograph total solar eclipses. ...more

The Art of Audiovisual

The Art of Audiovisual
Digital audiovisuals are an ideal medium for presenting photography to an audience. With examples of the British coast and countryside, African wildlife and American landscapes, I demonstrate how to build a story in pictures and music. ...more

One Hundred Steps to Excellence

One Hundred Steps to Excellence
The Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (FIAP) awards distinctions primarily based on success in international photographic exhibitions. I demonstrate how to gain FIAP distinctions using 100 of my images accepted internationally, including a selection of those with which I achieved an Excellence FIAP award. ...more