Talks

I have been giving talks to Northern Counties regional camera clubs and other local community groups for over ten years. The talks are largely digital image presentations, but usually accompanied by a prints display. With the current use of the zoom digital image platform, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have now been presenting to photographic clubs throughout the UK and Ireland - over 100 and counting! As a PAGB-listed lecturer I do not charge a lecture fee to PAGB-affiliated clubs, but I do ask for a small expenses contribution towards the upkeep of computer hardware/software for zoom talks (currently £20). For other groups my lecture fee is £60 (or €60) in addition to expenses for either travel or zoom upkeep.

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES I AM NOT CURRENTLY TAKING BOOKINGS FOR TALKS.

My presentations include:

My Restless Lens covers the broad range of my photography: wildlife, figurative, abstract, and impressionist landscape;
But Is It Art ... a look at photography as an art form, including my journey into creative photography and the techniques I use, particularly intentional camera movement (ICM) and multiple exposures;
Pole to Pole features landscape and wildlife photography during unique expeditions to the arctic and antarctic;
Islands of the Arctic a varied talk which includes the unique landscapes of Iceland and the arctic wildlife of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago;
Out Of Africa features safari wildlife in the bush and on the Chobe river in South Africa and Botswana;


Leave a message on the Contact page if you are interested in booking any of these.

Here are some recent reviews of my talks:

My Restless Lens

It was a great pleasure to have you presenting My Restless Lens; your online talk via Zoom made a wonderful evening for our members. Throughout the presentation your excellent commentary complemented your superb photography. Your variety of subject matter, enthusiasm and passion to achieve the best possible image certainly came across to our members. (Belfast City Photographic Society, 16th February 2022)

A thoroughly enjoyable evening, well-paced, with a range of superb images and hints and advice dotted throughout. (Manningtree Photography Society, 13th January 2022)

A big thank you for your presentation last night. It was really interesting and we all enjoyed it very much. It has given us inspiration to try out some new ideas with our photography. (Dwyfor Camera Club, 7th December 2021)

The club really appreciated your talk and fluent, easy presentation, complemented by the excellent photography and variety. I'm sure that each of us took away something inspirational from the evening. (Nantwich Camera Club, 14th September 2021)

Thank you on behalf of the Club for your most informative, engaging and enjoyable talk tonight. Not only did you have a superb collection of diverse images but your narrative was most insightful in explaining how the images were taken and the compositional opportunities you exploited to very good effect. I am sure those who were able to attend the talk were enriched by your enthusiasm and professional approach which will help us all along our photography development journey. (Wooton Bassett Camera Club, 21st September 2021)

A very big thank you for your informative presentation and the beautiful images that you presented to our club last night. It was beautiful, emotive photography. The ICM was very informative and I will be taking away some of your tips as it is a favourite [technique] of mine. Once again, a relaxed wonderful presentation. (Exmouth Photo Group, 8th September 2021)

We all so enjoyed your presentation "My restless lens" which you gave last evening. To see such spectacular images of great quality, the wide range of subject matter and your appraisal of each one was a real treat. After seeing and hearing your experience with ICM many of us are inspired to go out straight away and experiment. Thank you for sharing your insight and for the enthralling show. (Beaumaris & Menai Bridge Camera Club, 26th March 2021)

Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation this evening. Everyone was enthralled by your images made all the more interesting by your detailed explanations and useful information. (Gynfa Camera Club, 10th September 2020)

Thank you so much for last night's talk. Our What's App group was positively bursting with praise as your talk progressed. (Carshalton Camera Club, 17th August 2020)

Many thanks for your excellent presentation last evening. Not only did you show us some super images but I and many of the members really enjoyed the background commentary. Indeed a few of us have been inspired to try out some of the techniques highlighted by you, not to the same standard I have to say. (Stewartry Camera Club, 16th September 2020)

Thank you so much for a super evening. We loved your pictures, we enjoyed
your commentary and we appreciated and were stimulated by your views on
composition and the taking of your images. (Whitley Bay Photographic Society, 13th October 2020)

Thank you again for a wonderful evening last week. Everyone enjoyed the images and the commentary you provided. Looking at your other lectures, I very much hope that we will see you again. (York Camera Club, 22nd October 2020)

Thank you so much for last night, a truly inspiring trip around the world and with so many different genres. I have had many comments and emails about how much everybody enjoyed it. (Tetbury Camera Club, 27th Octoer 2020)

This informative, widespread and thought provoking presentation has, undoubtedly provided multiple possibilities for our members to try in the future and the painstaking precision with which Keith composes his work must be a salutary lesson to us all. An evening that surely will remain long in the memory of those of us who had the pleasure see it. (Sodbury & Yate Photographic Club, 23rd November 2020)

You gave us a very rounded tour of different photographic genres covering your various interests. You clearly have a very artistic and creative eye which comes over in all aspects of your photography. I was also pleased that you gave lots of technical hints and tips along the way, which is always appreciated by our Intermediate workers who gain so much from presentations of this type. (Saltburn Photographic Society, 2nd December 2020)

Many thanks for the talk last night, it was fascinating and my inbox is full of compliments and how members of the Group enjoyed it. There was such a diverse range of subjects, something for everyone. (Silsden Photographic Group, 16th December 2020)

But Is It Art

Many thanks for your interesting and inspirational talk last night - I think that a few of us had dabbled in some of the techniques mentioned but without the creative vision required to make something special. You have inspired and encouraged us to consider creativity first and technique only as a means to achieve our goal. (Brechin Photographic Society, 15th February 2022)

Thank you so much for your inspirational talk last night. I was fascinated by the historical and painting comparisons as well as all the different aspects you explored of ‘creative’ photography, I can see how it sets you on a journey experimenting and exploring different ways of portraying metaphors, feelings and moods. (Eden Valley Camera Club, 11th April 2022)

Thank-you for the presentation you made to our members in Frodsham; I have heard nothing but praise from the members and committee. I think your presentation "touched a nerve" with our members who are generally disillusioned with how judges run the competitions. I thought the easy-going style and honest down-to-earth delivery went down really well with our guys and I think you really engaged the membership. (Frodsham & District Photographic Society, 8th November 2021)

A very big thank you for your inspiring talk last night. We have a Whatsapp group running during lectures and the response was enthusiastic, full of praise and not a few WOW moments. (Carshalton Camera Club, 17th May 2021)

A truly big thank you for last night's lovely evening, with both engaging images and commentary.. The club members were very engaged with what you had to say and quite obviously want to get out there and have a go. I liked the way 'But is it Art' pushes the boundaries of a photographic image in the same way the artists you mentioned pushed the boundary of a brush stroke. What could a speaker want more than to leave a club inspired to pick up their cameras and get out there looking for images. (Kempsey Camera Club, 7th April 2021)

Thank you so much for the brilliant talk. You've obviously honed it to a high standard and you set the images you had made in the context of other photographers and artists to show how far you can go with a camera to prove that yes, it is art. What was a real teaching bonus was your detailed analysis of how you moved the camera in different ways and with different shutter speeds to produce the effects you wanted - that was a eureka revelation. (Lewes Camera Club, 8th March 2021)

Many thanks for an excellent presentation last night. Good feedback from members and you’ve certainly inspired some of us to try some of your techniques. (Knutsford Photographic Society, 15th Sepatember 2020)

This was an entertaining, inspirational and informative evening illustrated by a selection of Keith’s sublime images that would not have looked out of place in any art gallery. (Keswick Photographic Society, 23rd September 2020)

On behalf of the club can I thank you for this evenings talk. Your interpretation and understanding of the subject was clearly evident and has planted many ideas for us to investigate. (Aberdare Camera Club, 5th October 2020)

On behalf of our members I would like to extend a huge thank you Keith for an excellent presentation tonight. Your fantastic images and informative commentary was appreciated by all. Thank you also for the unselfish manner in which you imparted your knowledge. (Kilkenny Photographic Society, 14th January 2021)

Very many thanks for your Zoom talk last evening. Very interesting [and] you have certainly given us all things to think about. I really liked your views on creative photography - how images can be Graphic / Abstract / Metaphor / Impressionistic etc. I will certainly try Multi-Exposure in my camera and I will try ICM as per your super examples. (Ellesmere Port Camera Club, 1st February 2021)

Islands of The Arctic

Thank you for an amazing talk. There were many fantastic images that you shared tonight (especially the Polar Bear family set) but the images that stood out for me were the fulmar against the backdrop of the waterfall and the grasses in the snow and telegraph poles also in the snow. (Crewe Photographic Society, 1st October 2020)

A great evening; many thanks again from Hay Camera Club. I particularly enjoyed
your 'background information' about the area and the subjects you were
photographing. (Hay Camera Club, 16th March 2021)

Pole to Pole

Thank you once again for a most enjoyable evening traveling from pole to pole. Your presentation was so well put together, had lots of interesting information, and also had lots of fantastic wildlife and landscape images. We hope we can invite you back again in the future. (Maidstone Camera Club, 8th March 2022)

Thank you so much for a very interesting evening, not the run of the mill photos! What two lovely expeditions to have been involved with; you will never forget them. Keith was a fantastic speaker; he had a great story to tell, spoke clearly and had some wonderful images. (Chet Valley Photographic Group, 11th January 2021)

A belated but warm thank you from Wellington for your fascinating talk and superb pictures. Some knew the story of the Erebus and Terror and were gripped by the story and how it related to your trip. The best judge of a good evening is if people are still discussing aspects of it - and that is happening here! (Welliington & District Camera Club, 3rd November 2021)

Out of Africa

On behalf of Wrekin Arts Photographic Club I would like to say thank you very much for your talk tonight.It was very enjoyable, with a lot of information about each of the species. Your images were stunning. It caused a lot of discussion at the end of the evening after you left.Two people have looked up on line as to how much it would cost them to go. Once more our thanks for a very enjoyable evening.