Photography Talks & Workshops for Camera Clubs and Photographic Societies


A range of talks are available for your camera club from pure talking to demonstrations to practical session. If you would like to check if a date is available then just give me a call or email.

 

 

 

£55+travel (talk) (2hours - with halftime break included)

Going Pro


I talk about my life up to the point when I made the decision to turn professional and since doing so. This covers my journey, with discussions of the lessons learnt and an insight into my world.

Equipment Needed: Projector and Screen, 1 x power socket.

£55+travel (talk) (2hours - with halftime break included)

Landscapes


We cover my journey in Landscape photography. It’s not all about the landscapes, although they play a big part, but also the equipment used (and the progression of equipment) plus the psyche behind finding locations and organising a shoot.

Equipment Needed: Projector and Screen, 1 x power socket.

£55+travel (talk) (2hours - with halftime break included)

Commercial Photography


What’s involved in being a commercial photographer? What are the genres of commercial photography? What makes a good commercial photographer? These are some of the questions answered within this talk, along with how photography acts as an important part of marketing within your client’s business.

Equipment Needed: Projector and Screen, 1 x power socket.

£65+travel (talk / practical) (2hours - with halftime break included)

Flash Talk


Introduction about me and samples of my work. Talk about the different flash models and modifiers I will then do a live demonstration, with a mannequin that I have and with the available projector; I can make it appear in real-time on the screen. This way I can do a practical demonstration where everyone can see instant results.

The second half will then allow people to practice on each other and use my equipment as well. If they wish to bring their camera and flash, they are more than welcome to and I can go around helping people or just help them with the setup on my camera.

Equipment Needed: Projector and Screen, 1 x power socket.
Interaction: Members are encouraged to bring their camera and speed-light.

£65+travel (talk) (2hours - with halftime break included)

iPhone and Flash Talk


The first part of this talk revolves around phone photography (specifically iPhones as that is what I use but it is also applicable to other makes as well). I go through features of the phone to make sure you get the best of using a phone for photography as the leaps and bounds in technology have made these devices a formidable camera for the modern photographer. Please note this is not a talk on how to take photographs but how to make the most of the tools you have.

The seconds part is all about flash photography; specifically, speed lights. It starts with an introduction about me and samples of my work. I talk about the different flash models and modifiers I will then do a live demonstration, with a mannequin that I have and with the available projector; I can make it appear in real-time on the screen. This way I can do a practical demonstration where everyone can see instant results.

Equipment Needed: Projector and Screen, 1 x power socket.

£125+travel (additional model @ £50) (talk / practical) (2hours - with halftime break included)

Portrait Photography with Model


This is more practical than talk, although teaching is prominent throughout.

An introduction talk about how studio flash works and how you can manipulate it to your needs. Also, how to interact with a model. 1 or 2 (depending if extra model fee is covered) studio setup(s) will be created. A style of lighting will be explained and created and then people can take turns using this light setup to create their own images. Then, I will do a live demonstration where the results are instantly displayed on the projector screen before everyone takes their own images. Several light setups will be changed throughout the evening, with an explanation given for each one. The evening will produce images that people can then edit themselves.

Equipment Needed: Projector and Screen, 2 x power socket.
Interaction: Members are encouraged to bring their camera.
This Talk is dependant on location and not available everywhere.

£55+travel (2hours - with halftime break included)

Mock Judging


There is nothing worse than critiquing your fellow member’s photograph for them never to speak to you again or even worse, not telling them the truth.

This session is designed as a mock judging night where I will score images and advise on what could be done to improve (if indeed there is anything) before it is entered into a real competition. Interaction is encouraged in which people can argue their points across about an image (which they never get to do with a real competition).

This can either be dpi or prints.

Equipment Needed: No extra equipment from me, just what is needed for your normal judging evening.

£30+travel (2hours max - with halftime break included)

Judging - DPI / PRINTS


Judging of DPI or Prints using your clubs scoring system.

MCPF trained.

Judging is dependant on location and not available everywhere.

Travel is currently charged at £0.45p per mile.