Alan and Julie Walker do talks for clubs and societies on a number of photographic subjects with the aid of projected digital images and prints.
NB. All the talks below have been adapted for 'zoom' to enable people to view safely from home and many have already been delivered this way to satisfied clubs. Please contact us for more information.
Currently we have the following talks:-
Re-vamped for 2022 season... 'Getting the best photographically from your Travels'
An illustrated talk about the planning and execution of successful photographic trips. How to come back with competition images rather than holiday snaps !
'Discovering Nature Photography Part 1........Galapagos and beyond'
A talk about our journey to discover Nature Photography both in the UK and abroad, including the joys and frustrations of capturing those illusive competition winning images.
'What makes a Successful image....depends upon which judge you ask !'
Incorporating successful PAGB and RPS print panels, the talk focuses on achieving distinctions with the PAGB and RPS. We look at and discuss together successful and (not so successful) RPS, PAGB, and Camera Club images and try to discover what makes that illusive winning image.
' How to maximise your chances of success in photography competitions' . A PDI talk Introduced by popular request for the Zoom era, but equally works well live, the talk looks at how to improve individual images for competitions across a wide range of photographic genres. We look at the capture and getting it right in the camera plus the necessary post production to avoid judge bait. Finally we take a brief look at taking photography to the creative level which is often successful in many competitions.
'The Wild, Wild West in Winter.............the wildlife and snowy landscape of Montana, Wyoming, Utah...........and New Mexico '
A look at this stunningly beautiful landscape and the wildlife it supports in temperatures below -25C !
'Hot and Cold' ..........A photographic journey from the hot and tropical northern Argentina, through Chile's Atacama Desert down to Tierra Del Fuego at the southern tip of South America and then... on to Antarctica taking in the Falklands and South Georgia'
The talk covers the landscape and wildlife of this diverse environment together with the street life (and a little Tango) in Buenos Aires.
'Discovering Nature Photography Part 2.........Alaska and Beyond'
We continue our journey in pursuit of different nature images both around the world and here in the UK, starting with the iconic Grizzly Bear salmon fishing in Alaska and then including desert wildlife, some birdlife in Texas and Oregon, and the penguins of the Antarctic before returning to the UK to photograph Raptors, Voles and Mice.
'Discovering Nature Photography Part 3.......Costa Rica and Beyond'
Still pursuing nature images we continue the journey this time from Costa Rica to Kenya in the rain, taking in a snowy Finland looking for Bears and the Cairngorms in the snow, along with many other UK adventures on the way.
'Discovering Nature Photography Part 4.........Japan and Beyond'
This pushes us to our limits to capture wildlife in extreme conditions of cold and snow in Japan, a hot and dusty Kalahari Desert and back to the cold again for Polar Bears in Churchill Canada. All this together with snow Hares in the Scottish Cairngorms and other UK wildlife.
'Africa's Savannah, Desert and Bush'.....A talk contrasting the wildlife and landscape of three distinctly different vast African wildernesses. We look at the Serengeti after the rains start with animals under magnificent storm skies and by complete contrast visit the dust bowl of the Kalahari Desert where water is constantly sought by the animal and bird population and finally visit one of the largest Wildlife parks in the world; the Kruger National Park in South Africa where the Bushy landscape plays host to almost every species of African Wildlife. Join us trying to find and photograph magnificent wildlife in a perfect camouflaged landscape where even an Elephant can disappear in seconds and Leopards can be only a few feet away, watching you !
This talk highlights the difficulties and .......delights of nature photography in Africa and focuses on the importance of not just photographing animals but...... ensuring the light and backgrounds result in capturing stunning competition images.
' Discovering Nature Photography Part 5........Bulgaria and Beyond'
Join us on our latest adventure to find Nature images that break some of the rules and push the boundaries of Fine Art Photography with the emphasis on finding stunning competition images. We travel this time to Bulgaria and then nearer to home in the UK to the Cairngorms, Skomer, Hampshire, Mull and.... Saltee in Eire, concluding in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
New for 2024 Season 'Discovering Nature Photography Part 6.......Yellowstone and Beyond'
The long awaited episode in our Nature Photography series. The talk has some exciting images from Yellowstone in winter, Alaska, Minnesota, Africa and many nature images from the UK including Scottish Islands Shetland and Mull.
'Intercity' ...... Something from us that is a little bit different......... An eclectic stylised mix of architectural, travel and street photography focusing on the cities of London, New York, Tokyo, Belfast, Venice, Florence, Berlin and…… Havana.
The talk seeks to provide ideas and tips for recording imaginative cityscapes and what you may come across whilst on the city streets.
New for 2024/25 season 'From Street to Nature photography with a few other genres along the way' .......An in depth look at Alan's journey in photography over the past 50 years
We also have several shorter talks which are more suitable for non photographic groups or Camera Clubs looking for a shorter 'travel log' type talk. These are:
'Out of Africa....a photographic Safari'....... A look at the wildlife and landscape of Namibia, Kenya and Botswana
'Cuba - People, Places and Colour' ... A photographic journey through Cuba focusing on the places we visited and the people we saw there.
'Vietnam and Cambodia' .... A photographic journey through these two countries which looks at the places we visited, including the ancient temples of Siam Reap and the amazing stilt and floating villages of Lake Tonle Sap in Cambodia and the colourful mountain tribes of the far north of Vietnam.
'Myanmar (Burma)' ... A photographic record of our visit to Myanmar including the people and temples of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.
New ..'Our favourite Nature Images'.......A selection of the best Nature images and the stories behind them from all over the world, that have a special place in our photo library