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CAMERA CLUB / PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY TALKS
DIGITAL MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
This talk is a new presentation and it shows the various skills and techniques that I use in the field of Macro Photography. I explain the equipment I use and show some of the unusual things I carry in my camera bag that help me to get sharp images. The talk covers a wide range of nature subjects including butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies, wild flowers, fungi, frost patterns, cobwebs and much more.
Although digital, this talk also includes a number of natural history prints.
THE BOY STOOD ON THE BURNING DECK
Being a confirmed film user for many years, I came to digital photography late, in fact after many members of my club had already `jumped ship` long before I did! This is the first digital talk that I put together after changing to digital. It cover a wide and varied range of subjects including the Gannets of the Bass Rock, Portraits from Speakers Corner, the `Tough Guy` endurance course, Portraits from the Sherringham 1940`s weekend, Jet Ski Racing Championship, Superbikes from Brands Hatch, Birds taken at a private hide set up, and many other subjects.
SPORT AND ACTION
A lot of amateur photographers think that you can only get good sport pictures if you have a long telephoto lens and have obtained a press pass ! This talk covers numerous sports were you can get great images without the need for expensive equipment or press passes, and explains how to it is possible to get access to sports were you do need some form of accreditation. It explains the type of equipment I use, how finding the right viewpoint is essential, and covers Athletics, Boxing, Motocross, London Marathon, Ice Hockey, Table Tennis, Rugby and many other sports.
NATURE THROUGH A VIEWFINDER
This is a talk covering the full breath of the subjects that I tackle for natural history. It covers birds, insects, wild flowers, mammals, reptiles and close ups. It shows some of the best places in the British Isles for nature photography, some that are well known, as well as some of the least know. It will also show you what time of year to go and what equipment you will need.
THE MORE I PRACTICE, THE LUCKIER I GET
This talk covers a wide range of subjects and is a mixture of both monochrome and
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NOT EVERYTHING IS BLACK AND WHITE
A talk that is largely monochrome, but with a small percentage of colour images included. It largely shows my current monochrome prints as well as a few of my earlier images that were taken on film, scanned into the computer, and printed digitally. Subjects covered are landscape, photojournalism, portraits, sport, nudes, still life and studio work. Printed on a range of different papers, it show the difference that printing on matt, glossy, baryta, lustre and texture art papers can make to the final image.
FOURS, SIXES, EIGHTS, TENS and TWELVES !
A print talk that is all about `panels of prints`. This talk shows how to `construct` panels of prints, whether for your club competitions, exhibition or maybe when going for distinctions for the RPS. It shows the thought process in how to construct a `panel`, which can actually range between as few as three prints up to as many as twenty if needed. Subjects covered are White Water Canoeing, Red Squirrels, Rugby, Boxing, Infra Red Landscapes, Candid Portraits, Judo, Athletics and many more subjects.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS
This talk is all about entering national and international exhibitions. It came about when my own camera club asked me to give them a presentation on the subject. As well as showing some of my successful exhibition images, I decided to ask a few of my `friends` from the exhibition circuit ,if they would be kind enough to let me have a few of their images to give the talk as broad a view as possible to show the type of image that is gaining awards at exhibitions.
I decided that rather than just show the club my `finished exhibition image`, it would be interesting to show them the original raw file, so that they could then see what I started with, and what I finished with ! I then asked some of the other photographers who were helping me if they could also send me their `original raw files` as well .
This has resulted in a very interesting and informative talk that gives not only a good insight into the type of image necessary to gain acceptance at exhibitions, but also shows that sometimes, the finished article is quite remarkably different from the one when the shutter button is pressed !
ALL THE GEAR AND NO IDEA !
My latest talk covering images taken over the last couple of years. A complete mixture
of subject matter , in both monochrome and colour. Subjects ranging from Sport, Landscape,
Natural History, Portraits, -