Photography and image processing

  • Advertising, commercial, editorial, documentary and social photography.
  • Specialising in documentary and portraiture for editorial and social photography.
  • Studio and interior photography specialising in creative lighting.
  • Highly experienced post production enhancement and manipulation techniques.
  • Large volume photographic editing and enhancement.

Workshops, Talks, Lectures and Courses.

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One day, Weekend and 10 One Hour evening courses on 

  • "The basics of photography for beginners."
  • "Advanced technique and composition" for those with some prior knowledge of photography.
  • "Studio lighting and technique for still life and portrait photography."
  • "Wedding photography technique and people interaction."
  • "Street Photography: "the decisive moment" (Cartier-Bresson) and the document (Telling the story).

Workshops and Talks

Photographic Genres - A talk on alternative photographic styles rarely seen in amateur
photography - particularly art, documentary and project.

Street photography.
(History, contemporary, and my own take on the subject with lots of examples and slides. (PDI - I have my own projector if the club doesn't have one available that evening.))

What makes a good photograph?
(This is a talk which takes an alternative view to the accepted norms of club photography. We look at many of the other genres of photography and take a look at what made great photographs historically. Lots of examples PDI.)

Technical workshops - a variety of subjects. Evening or day workshops.
From simple beginners queries to advanced techniques for speed, low light, lighting, lenses, enhancement, studio work, etc. Examples PDI.

For fun: The use of large format film cameras as used in professional photography before digital took over...why we used large format - what were the advantages and what can it teach us about the way we use cameras now.

My own career as a professional advertising and editorial photographer.
(A short showing of work from the last 45 years with a brief talk on working in advertising, freelancing, magazines and general commercial work.)

Workshops on Portraiture and Still Life and Studio photography.
An evening or a day with professional lighting and ideas about how to go about lighting a portrait or a still life. (With still life there is very little can be done in one evening - perhaps a concentrated effort on one set of objects or material such as glass.)

The "Art of Photography" For a more advanced group I can present a talk on the "Art of Photography" showing contemporary artists who use photography and photographers who are artists. This comes with a basic discussion on understanding art photography and an overview of the broad range of styles and approaches taken by art photographers.

The art of wedding photography - a "how to" approach with many, many examples.

Travelogues: (About 400 images shown in fairly quick succession)

The Trans Siberian Railway: The journey from Vladivostok to Moscow and Including some of Mongolia - the unusual sights, vast landscapes, people and cityscapes.)

The Silk Road : Beijing to Moscow via China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Russia.

The Crimea: Including Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova to Odessa, Sebastopol, Balaclava, Yalta, Simferopol and Kiev.

Japan: Tokyo...Fuji, Takayama, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima, Kyushu, Nagasaki, Goto Islands, Shimabara:
Castles, temples, people and historic places. Samurai and Tea ceremonies. Sake production and Geishas.

Scandinavia: Stockholm, Helsinki. Finland and above the Arctic Circle. Northern Norway and the Fjords...Lofoten
                              Islands and Bergen. Copenhagen.  Spring and Winter above the Arctic Circle.

The Cities of Europe: A whirlwind tour of the major cities of Europe: Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bergen, Paris, Venice, Vienna, Berlin, Helsinki, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, St Petersberg, Volgagrad, Odessa, Chisinau, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Perpignan, Arles, Pisa, Lucca, Sienna, London.


Workshop Notes and Handouts


Analysis and Judgement of Photographs

Composition - a quick guide

A Quick Guide for Beginners - compact and DSLR camera etc,

Photography and Art: 
Photography and Art
Some historic and well known photographers:
Some historic and recent photographers for examples.
Street Photography:
Street Photography

LINKS to useful and interesting sites and pages dealing with photography and Photographers, contemporary and historic:


Sebastaio Salgado - Magnum documentarian and project photographer.

Yusuf Karsch - Ottawa, photographer to stars and politicians