TALKS

From time to time I'm invited to speak about my specialist field of underwater wildlife photography and my adventures in the wild. My current presentations; Postcards from the Blue, Freshly Squeezed, and Peas in the Pod are detailed below.

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POSTCARDS FROM THE BLUE

Postcards from the Blue
 

Best suited to photographic societies, camera clubs, photographers from all genres, citizens of Planet Earth, and divers.

This engaging talk is a window into the extraordinary world of underwater photography and life beneath the ocean waves. There are seven very different chapters showcasing big animal action, life on coral reefs, salt water, freshwater, day and night.

I delve into lighting, explain some of my fieldcraft and reveal the challenges involved in capturing world-class images. With time for a Q&A at the end, this impactful presentation will take about 90 minutes.

Submarine Shark
Submarine Shark
 


Glow in the Dark
Glow in the Dark
 


FRESHLY SQUEEZED

 

Best suited to conservation groups, citizen science, and underwater photographers interested in hearing about something a little different.

Dip beneath the surface of our freshwater realm with this stunning, visual talk. I’ll highlight some of the stories I'm following and bring into view hidden facets of a seldom-seen world. With a special focus on British freshwater habitats, I discuss my photographic approach and what it takes to create groundbreaking, contemporary images.

My Freshly Squeezed presentation lasts about 60 mins. It features over 135 slides, including interesting infographics, unusual data, freshwater images as well as awarded work.

Like Water for Silk - Winner, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020, British Waters Macro Category
Like Water for Silk - Winner, Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020, British Waters Macro Category
 


Waterlily Nexus
Waterlily Nexus
 


PEAS IN THE POD

Pod with a Pea
 

Best suited to ocean, cetacean and nature-oriented clubs or groups, divers, freedivers and underwater photographers.

This lively, visual feast is a detailed account of freediving and photographing the wild pods of Atlantic spotted dolphin in Bahamian waters. There is a strong emphasis on dolphin behaviour, their communication and intelligence. I'll share photographic insights, explain how to get the best from human / dolphin interaction and talk about various challenges encountered along the way. At the end of my talk there will be time for a Q&A.

The presentation is about 50 mins and features over 80 stunning images including a host of award winners.

Pea in the Pod - Mimicry
Pea in the Pod - Mimicry
 


Blue Solitude - Highly Commended - Out of the Blue: HRH The Prince of Wales's Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards, '15.
Blue Solitude - Highly Commended - Out of the Blue: HRH The Prince of Wales's Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards, '15.
 


FUTURE EVENTS:

Postcards from the Blue. Presenting to Deepings Camera Club. January 2025

Postcards from the Blue. Presenting to Sheffield Photographic Society. January 2025

PAST EVENTS:

Postcards from the Blue. Presented to the Harrogate Photographic Society. April 2024

Freshly Squeezed. Presented to the Bristol Underwater Photography Group. Oct 2022

Freshly Squeezed. Presented to the British Society of Underwater Photographers, Feb 2022

Peas in the Pod. Presented to the British Society of Underwater Photographers (Imperial College, London) Oct 2016

Peas in the Pod. Presented during a private photographic workshop, Red Sea, Egypt, June 2016

Peas in the Pod. Presented to Swindon Sub-Aqua Club, Feb 2016

A Journey Into Underwater Photography. Presented to the John Lewis Photographic Club, May 2012

African Odyssey -The Great Migration. Presented to Claygate Trefoil Club. January 2012

The Enchanted Isles (tales from the Galapagos). Presented to Thames Ditton W.I. February 2008

The Enchanted Isles (tales from the Galapagos). Presented to Claygate Trefoil Club. March 2008

Virtual Dive. Presented to Thames Ditton W.I.

Virtual Dive. Presented to Claygate Trefoil Club

The Life Story of a Devilfish. Presented to Thames Ditton W.I.

The Life Story of a Devilfish. Presented to Claygate Trefoil Club

Fit to Dive. Co-presented with Mark Brill at the Technical Dive Show. London 2004