Creating Impact and Mood

This talk  is suitable for all type of organisations from camera clubs to U3A groups. It focuses on how to create an image that really has the ‘wow’ factor. An image with impact and mood. I will show a series of before-and-after pictures with the after picture being a big improvement over the before picture. I find this really emphasises the importance of thinking about what you want to achieve before you hit the shutter release. I will then move on to talk about the thought process behind creating a great picture and the various techniques to help achieve that aim.

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The length of this talk is quite flexible. It can run between one and two hours. I am more than happy to take questions at the end of the presentation.

This talk is print-based, I will bring prints and easel. If you have a print stand, that would be helpful but it’s not essential.

I mainly talk in the Essex area but also travel into Suffolk and Kent. If your group is based a bit further afield, it might be worth considering adding a half day location workshop before the talk in the evening for your members.

 I would be guided by your members in terms of location because local knowledge plays a part for any location shoot. It may be you have a great patch of woodland nearby or a fantastic stretch of coastline we can work to capture at its best.  As with all my location courses I can pitch the tuition to the level of experience of the photographers present. I would certainly be teaching a blend of the technical and artistic sides of photography. From basic or advanced exposure techniques to the use of composition and light and colour for example.

The cost of a half-day camera club photography workshop for up to ten participants is £ 275.00 which I would then follow with a talk to your camera club in the evening.  The price for the camera club talk would be £70.00 

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My normal fee for giving a talk is £70.00  plus 45p per mile for travelling  expenses.


Testimonial from a recent camera club talk I have given: “I just wanted to say that it was a great pleasure to hear your talk last night. It was comprehensive and understandable. We got a lot of information that was delivered with humour and enthusiasm – one of the best (if not the best) talks I have attended since I joined about 10 years ago!!
The best part was that it made me think about how I make my images and not just which lens to use.
Thanks again and I am happy for you to use this as an unsolicited endorsement”. Regards, Vic Prior, West Mersea Camera Club.  

If you would like to book this talk for your club or group please either email via the “contact us” page or you can give me a call on (01245)323519


Sharfts of light 4Danbury Common Autumn Forest Photography from Steve Hedges in Essex

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