Ballintoy Harbour County Antrim NI January 2019

Talk and demonstration opportunities for your club

Here is a list of the talks and demonstrations I offer camera clubs –


Click on a talk title to go to the Lectures page on my website for more info 

Here I am giving a talk somewhere in the south of England.

South of England means anywhere, where it’s economically viable for the club. I will travel any distance if you have a slot and an audience.

“Just wanted to say that your talk last Thursday was very much appreciated by everyone who was there. I had lots of good comments afterwards, so I am sure your next visit to the club will be well attended as was the last. Thanks for doing a super show.” 

Martin Addison FRPS Worcester Camera Club

Ballintoy Harbour County Antrim NI January 2019

Here is a little series of post-processing that demonstrates the raw picture straight out the camera (SOOC):

The top left needs some work to make it sing instead of sag.

Bottom left – is a straight conversion to mono

Top right – the finished mono version with global and local adjustments in Lightroom 

Bottom right – a Lith version with the required Lith shape curve to make the highlights low contrast and the shadows high contrast


Discover how these pictures were made in detail with my book called “The Dark Art” see below

“I have a huge book collection and I like books to ‘feel’ right’.  The initial reaction is that it looks and feels an excellent workbook with good quality images and a very clear layout.  The spiral binding allows me to have it flat without risking damaging the spine which can happen.” Dennis Jeffery MSc BA FCA  ATT

“Admire greatly the wide range and style of your photos.  Great stuff.  I live in Provence and struggle to achieve what I want from my photography, partly due to the difficulties of learning in another language.  SO …. when I came across your book it seemed a fabulous source of invaluable information.” 

Rosie Jackson – Provence