Talks and Lectures

Please contact me if you are interested using the contact form below or via email at (replace the AT with an @ in your email otherwise it won’t work).


Take one picture………………….(New for 2016!!!!)

I have been contacted by a number of clubs who have enjoyed my Mechanical landscapes talk to see if I have another talk to present. So, I am currently developing a new talk to complement Mechanical Landscapes, and although it contains some of the same pictures, I will be presenting some ideas of what photographers can do with their photographs based on my experience of distinctions, exhibitions, books, websites, social media, etc. This is more inspiration / information rather than ‘how-to’ as I do not profess to be an authority in any of these areas!!!
The talk will start with an abbreviated version (15-20 minutes) of Mechanical Landscapes so as to put the rest of the talk into context, and to provide a background into who I am and what I do.

Mechanical Landscapes – Exploring the Industrial North

This thought-provoking talk is approximately 90 minutes and is a wander through the remnants of the northern industrial landscape. Covering a diverse selection of sites such as the enormous slate quarries of Snowdonia, abandoned textile mills in Lancashire and Yorkshire, a disused underground coal mine, the bizarre landscapes of active steelworks, beached passenger ships, as well as unique views of the inside of derelict cooling towers, this talk is somewhat different from the majority of camera club talks. The images are predominantly black and white, with splashes of colour.

I can also talk on other subjects that I’ve written about or photographed, or customise the talk to specialise on certain themes – contact me to discuss.


Digital (Pictures to exe / Powerpoint)

Areas Covered
50 mile / 1 hour radius of Chorley in Lancashire. I will [i]consider[/i] talks further afield, but I am in full time employment so I am not in a position to travel long distances during the week.

2016 – mileage expenses at 40p per mile

Upcoming talks
I am delighted to have been invited to speak at the following clubs on these dates:

-Lancaster Photographic Society, Monday 8th February 2016
-Penrith Camera Club, Saturday 12th March 2016
-Burnley Camera Club, Tuesday 4th October 2016
-Leyland Photographic Society, Wednesday 23rd November 2016
-Blackburn Camera Club, Monday 28th November 2016

[u]Past talks[/u]
I have also had the pleasure of speaking at the following clubs:
-Blackburn Camera Club, 24th February 2014
-Leyland Photographic Society, 14th May 2014
-Hebden Bridge CC, Wednesday 8th October 2014
-Bingley CC, Monday 8th December 2014
-Batley Camera Club, Tuesday 10th March 2015
-Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club, Wednesday 18th March 2015
-Darwen Camera Club, Monday 24th August 2015
-Atherton and District Amateur Photographic Society, Thursday 10th September 2015
-Burnley Camera Club, Tuesday 6th October 2015


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