Talks and events

Like most photographers I suspect, I am always happy to talk about my images and share stories about their creation. As a result I have for many years now enjoyed both producing and giving talks, from local RSPB groups, Camera Clubs and photographic societies, natural history and even gardening clubs! These consist of a combination of images, audio visual elements and my musings as well.

Detailed below are some examples of the talks I have available (there is generally a new topic pulled together every 12 months or so, so this will be updated), as well as up and coming talks and events in the months ahead.

In recent times online presentations using the likes of Zoom have become an important part of this offer and I am in a position to be able to host and organise these for your group if that is of interest. 

If you are interested in booking my services for any of these talks or any other presentation/event requirements you may have, please feel free to contact me further.

My current slideshows

My most recently developed talks and slideshows are highlighted below. They are all around 90 minutes in duration with a natural break halfway to suit a typical group evening. Shorter versions more suitable for online events are also available on request.  

I tend to pull a new show together every 12 months, so do ask about what is in the pipeline too…

Under African Skies

My newest talk being pulled together for the 2024 season is once again quite literally a journey across the wildlife and extreme habitats of this amazing continent where I have spent the vast majority of my overseas working time in recent years.  From rainforests to deserts, savannah to the seashore and highlands to lowveld, the diversity of wildlife and wild places here is extraordinary: there’s so much more besides lions and elephants as you’ll discover.

Wild Islands: the nature of the Falklands

This is talk coincides with the publication of my latest book of the same title, produced in association with Falklands Conservation.  This wonderful archipelago has become almost a spiritual photographic home for me over the last decade that I have been photographing here and this talk looks to illustrate just why. You can expect plenty of penguins, an abundance of albatross and a diverse array of images that will illustrate the real nature of just why these islands offer so much in terms of wildlife and photography.

From Alaska to Argentina: wildlife through the Americas

This is quite literally a journey through the geography, seasons, climates and wildlife of these two adjoining continents. From the rivers and forests of Alaska, through the snows of Canada and Yellowstone, the deserts of New Mexico, rainforests of central America, jungles of Brazil and mountains of southern Chile the flora, fauna and a few landscapes too will reveal the wonders of the New World.

White and Wild: nature in colder climes

We all have our favourite seasons as photographers and as a January-born I am probably most at home in the colder ones. The simplicity of images that can be achieved in a snowy setting also appeals to my artistic outlook as well so it’s a favourite time to be photographing too. This talk  encompasses winter here in the UK as well as across  northern Europe and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere including the delights of Japan, snowy USA and frozen Canada for good measure.

By river and sea…

This talk, split in two distinct parts: a coastal part and a reflection of wildlife and photography at the water’s edge. It was brought together during the course of the pandemic lockdowns when I dwelled on just where I have enjoyed the highlights of my photography career – from a personal perspective rather than a commercial or any other one.  The result is an array of images and experiences from the shores of the UK and a little further afield as well, and an array of images taken by, on and on a number of occasions literally in the water!

The Secret Lives of Puffins…

This talk was originally developed to support the publication of my book (along with renowned wildlife writer Dominic Couzens) of the same title. It explores the coastal environment which Puffins inhabit as well as looking at all the different nuances of their lives – from breeding, raising a family, communal life and an array of different behaviours, as well as geographical journey through many of their well-known (and a few less so) colonies here in the UK and elsewhere in northern Europe.

Other talks are both available and in the pipeline so do just ask if none of these take your fancy. If you live locally to any of these talks and want some more details on the where’s and when’s just let me know too…

Up and Coming Dates

12th March 2024  19.30pm

Stafford Photographic Society

Wild Islands: the nature of the Falklands

8th April 2024  19.30pm

Rugeley & Armitage Camera Club 

By River and Sea…

15th April 2024  time tbc

Cambridge Camera Club Zoom Event

Wild Islands: the nature of the Falklands

23rd July 2024  19.30pm

Newport Photographic Club 

Wild Islands: the nature of the Falklands

16th September 2024 19.45pm

Blythe Bridge Camera Club 

Wild Islands: the nature of the Falklands

5th November 2024  19.30pm

Ludlow Photographic Club 

Under African Skies

6th November 2024  19.30pm

Shropshire Ornithological Society

By River and Sea…

12th November 2024  19.30pm

Lichfield RSPB Group 

By River and Sea…

14th November 2024  19.30pm

Cheltenham Camera Club 

From Alaska to Argentina: wildlife through the Americas

7th January 2025  19.30pm

Ayr Photographic Society Zoom Event

Under African Skies

10th March 2025  19.30pm

Shropshire Photographic Society

Wild Islands: the nature of the Falklands

13th March 2025  20.00pm

Great Barr Photographic Society

Under African Skies

21st May 2025  19.30pm

RSPB North Staffs Group 

By River and Sea…

If you’re interested in one of my talks and slideshows please get in touch using the enquiry form below and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.