I have a number of photography talks I give to camera clubs and other interested groups and societies.

These are available in person (when restrictions due to COVID-19 are relaxed) or virtually via Zoom. Zoom is easy to use and there are plenty of tutorials on their website (see here) if this is a route you’d like to take.

Topics covered include:

  • Landscape photography
  • Drone photography and video
  • Wildlife photography and video
  • Macro photography
  • Still life photography using flash
  • Aviation photography
  • Architectural photography

A bit about me

I’m a freelance graphic designer and photographer, who loves the outdoors. I’ve achieved success in both British Wildlife Photography Awards and the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards; that might just mean I’m lucky as opposed to being any good! but have a route around my site and judge for yourself.

Photography talks

1. Up high, down low

Landscape photography from a tripod to a drone 400 feet high. A mix of images from the Lake District (one of my favourite destinations) and other places around the UK. I’ll talk about my approach to landscape photography, how to make the most of a scene and my move into drone photography and video.

DJI mavic pro, drone camera club talk
Cove harbour, landscape camera club talk

2. Easy wildlife photography

Featuring wildlife photos and video from around the UK. I used to think you needed to be a real wildlife expert (which I’m not) to achieve great images. This talk demonstrates how, with only basic skills, you can achieve great results.

From my back garden to uninhabited islands, you’ll see an array of species, most of which are pretty easy to photograph. Camera settings accompany each image to give you an idea of what it would take to capture a similar shot.

shag, farne islands, wildlife photography talk
puffin in burrow shag, skomer, wildlife photography talk

3. The Full Monty

Predominantly wildlife and landscape photography, but also including drone, aviation, macro and architectural images, this talk aims to have something for everybody. It also includes videos taken with a DSLR and drone.

You’ll hear the stories behind the images, what I was hoping to achieve and how I went about it. As a helpful guide, camera settings accompany each image.

castlerigg stone circle, landscape photography talk
gannets, bass rock, wildlife photography talk
great crested grebe, wildlife camera club talk

4. The Full Monty II

As with the original Full Monty, this talk is designed to appeal to a wide audience and covers similar areas of photography, with the addition of still life photography and the use of speedlights.

There are the usual stories behind the shots and plenty of tips and inspiration to help you get the most out of your photography.

duck selecting in pool, wildlife camera club talk
derby arena, photography talk
barns ness lighthouse, photography talks
catcalls, keswick, camera club talk via zoom
double bass, still life photography talk
cannondale bike, still life photography talk

Price & booking

camera club talk price and booking form

My face to face talks are available across the UK for only £95 plus mileage; charged at 45p per mile from DE74 2JB.*

Virtual meetings, via Zoom, are £95 if you host the meeting and £110 if I host the meeting.*

All talks are designed to last approximately 2 hours and I encourage questions throughout.

For more information and booking, please use the contact form provided.

* Maximum audience size is 50. Please contact me for numbers greater than this.

Talks, either in person or by Zoom, should not be recorded.

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Camera club talk reviews

Below are a couple of reviews my photography talks have received.


On behalf of the club committee and its members I would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation for an excellent evening. A very inspirational talk appreciated by our members and your associated images were excellent. Barnstaple Camera Club would have no hesitation in recommending your talk to other camera clubs.

Stay safe Steven, and all the very best from the members and the committee.

Ron Patterson
Barnstaple Camera Club


camera club speaker review

Retford Photographic Society (click for larger image)

Camera club talk dates

Most venues except visitors on the door, so please check the links below if you’d like to attend.

DATE BOOKED CLUB / SOCIETY TALK MORE INFORMATION
07/03/2019 Nottingham Outlaws Photographic Society The Full Monty www.nops.org.uk
23/04/2019 Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society The Full Monty www.nnps.org
30/09/2019 Retford & District Photographic Society Up high, down low www.retford-photographic.co.uk
04/11/2019 Derby City Photographic Club Up high, down low http://derbycitypc.co.uk
22/01/2020 Ashby Camera Club The Full Monty www.ashbycameraclub.co.uk
06/02/2020 Melbourne Photographic Society Up high, down low www.melbournephotographicsociety.org.uk
18/05/2020 Newark & District Photographic Society The Full Monty – online, via Zoom www.newarkphotoclub.com
10/09/2020 Smethwick Photographic Society The Full Monty – online, via Zoom www.smethwickps.co.uk
14/09/2020 Sileby Photographic Society Up high, down low – online, via Zoom www.silebyps.org.uk
16/09/2020
Matlock Camera Club
Up high, down low – online, via Zoom www.matlockcameraclub.org.uk
29/10/2020 Andover Photographic Club Up high, down low – online, via Zoom www.andoverphotoclub.uk
07/01/2021 Melbourne Photographic Society The Full Monty II  – online, via Zoom www.melbournephotographicsociety.org.uk
04/02/2021 Barnstaple Camera Club Easy Wildlife Photography, via Zoom www.barnstaplecameraclub.co.uk