I have many years expereince as a photographer and am pleased to be able to pass on my knowledge and experience. I achieve this by sharing my photography, answering questions, and giving critiques and advice on social media. I also run one on one photography workshops. It was through inspiring and informative talks from talented photographers that I got a lot of my knowledge. I am now very pleased to be able to do the same a support camera clubs and other interested groups by doing the same.
An evening celebrating monochrome photography. I will move on through a basic introduction to my background and proceed to display work from general monochrome landscapes, aviation, and finally my Dartmoor 20 Project. During the talk I will explain my use of photographic style to and that personal touch to the image, describe the elements or features in the landscape that I am drawn to photograph. And use a couple of before and after processing examples. The talk is devided into approximatley two 45 minute segments, but this depends a little on audience participation and questions - something I am keen on!
In Discussion (Details and final title to be confirmed - a New talk for 2018 / 2019 book early to avoid dissapointment!)
A generic talk covering my full range of photographic interests - I will include landscape and aviation photograhy both in colour and monochrome, plenty of oppourtunity is available for audiene participation. Due to the lose structure of this talk timing are more flexible in general I will aim for two 45 minute segments.
I am also available to judge and critique your work. I prefer to judge Landscape and open competitions, as these best suit the type of work I most familiar with, but please contact me with your requests I will consider all genre. I am able judge both Digitaly projected images and prints. Smaller entries are prefered as I take time to consider each image carefully and like to provide a worthwhile critique to the club and individual.
Reviews and Feedback
I have had positive feedback on my talks, and have been kindly given permision to display these comments:
"I’m writing on behalf of Torbay Photographic Society to thank you for your presentation to our Club last Wednesday. The landscapes of Dartmoor were incredible and I have been to most of the locations that you had photographed which was really interesting so see how you had turned the images into black and white showing great detail. Once again thank you and we hope to see you at some time in the future."
"Thank you very much Brian on behalf of Club Focus members for an excellent evenings presentation of your work, which was diverse, interesting ,well presented and hosted by your good self, we shall look forward to you returning next year with a new presentation."
"Wow, what a brilliant evening you provided for us. Your talk was spot on the money for our club, as we have a wide range of skills and interests represented across our membership. Personally, I was inspired to try more monochrome photography as a result - not soemthing I normally consider. Your content and delivery was also appreciated and I heard many positive comments during several discussio after the meeting Thanks again and enjoy your cups of coffe. (Programme Secretary - Exeter Camera Club"
"We thought the evening went brilliantly and the througout the evening you gave very relevant and constructive comments that should actully improve the photography of the club. You had clearly spent considerbale time in reviewing the images and this showed in your presentation." (Honorary Secretary - Plymstock Camera Club)
My Needs Are Simple!
I will require the use of a laptop (PC or MAC), Digital Projector and Screen. My digital files are converted and imbeded with sRGB industry standard colour profile so should display well on a calibrated display. I prefer to use Powerpoint or Keynote, the presentation are also available as Jpg slide shows. I have small selection of prints available to display, for people to view during the interval.
Camera clubs are often challenged by thier finances and for this reason and that I only seek to cover my photography and travel costs my fees are kept to a mnimum. Fees are calculated per event and I will be happy to provide a cost to you if you are interested.