Please see below a list of prepared lectures, along with links to PDF downloads detailing the content. In order to book me for a lecture at your camera club, or group please use the Contact page on this website.
Agreed lecture dates or outings
September 16th 2018 - camera club day out with Wincanton Camera club
November 21st 2018 at Wincanton Camera Club, Somerset - club image assessment evening
November 27th 2018 at Old Coulsdon Camera Club, Surrey - The Emotional Landscape
February 7th 2019 at Backwell Camera Club, Somerset - comments on club images
March 19th 2019 at Mid Somerset Camera Club - That's not a landscape photograph!
April 3rd 2019 joint event with Towcester Camera Club & Northampton Natural History Society - talk tbc
April 11th 2019 at Barnstable Camera Club, Devon - comments on club images
To book me for a lecture at your camera club, or group please use the Contact page on this website.
Recent lecture feedback:
(from Bath Photographic Society)
"What a simply superb evening you gave to us, I think that would rank as one of my most enjoyable evenings spent at club ever!! Have had a lot of feedback on the evening, it certainly evoked a lot of comment, and it was clear to see that members were really enjoying participating. I don’t think I have ever heard so many people participate with their opinions, so you had so obviously made everyone feel very relaxed in the way you presented the theme."
(from SBACC after a lecture)
"Thank you once again for challenging and informing us this evening with another very well structured presentation. You were clearly well received by the members, and despite the travelling and the preparation involved behind the scenes I hope you enjoyed the occasion too. Thank you for helping us all to move forward."
Camera Club assessments
Updated October 2016 - Unfortunately due to personal circumstances I have had to remove myself from the WCPF list of approved judges and, as a consequence, I am no longer available to perform this service.
Previous assessment feedback:
"I can honestly say that we’ve never had a judging evening quite like last night, it was excellent. Your comments were positive and gave the authors ideas of what they can work at. It was brilliant for me to see that a few members got on the points list for the first time this season. It’s refreshing to have a young judge with different ideas who gives positive critique. I know only too well how demoralising it can be to receive negative comments.
I certainly didn’t hear any negative comments about your judging but will put out a group email to the club asking for any comments , which I’ll relay to you if they’re valid. Even (a member) was extremely positive and he usually complains if he doesn’t score any points!"
"... I personally was very happy with how things went. I was pleased that when you criticised something you also backed it up with constructive comment. I meant to approach you at the end of the evening and say how good it was. It is nice to see some young blood, and although scenery is your thing it does not appear to blinker your view as with some judges."
"Your approach to judging was just what I am looking for our Club and I thought that your comments were absolutely spot on! The work that you had done as preparation for the evening was excellent and meant that your comments were considered, encouraging and consistent across the range of images."
More lecture and workshop feedback:
(from a camera club group workshop attendee)
"I just want you to know how much I enjoyed today. I have been battling with these wretched histograms and just haven't been disciplined about getting to grips with it all. I really focussed on this today and feel so much more confident about it all. I am afraid that any ideas of "composition" "why am I taking it" went out of the window ... I just wanted to get an image exposed correctly.
I know that those on the Workshop had a great day: as well as learning about photography it was also a bonding exercise and made people realise that going out in a group has a lot to commend it. It also greatly helped Barbara who is so enthusiastic and only needs a confidence booster."
(from Braunton camera club after a lecture)
"I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation, your passion for photography certainly came through. It is always difficult choosing speakers for the programme and I always give a sigh of relief when it goes well.
I always ask other members for their feedback on the evening. This is just a few:
'Huw was one of the best speakers that I can recall that we have had. Apart from his subject of Landscapes (my preferred topic) his approach to landscape photography was not unique but excellently presented. He spoke in a clear deliberate manner basically following a script, but not so rigidly that there was any hint of boredom. I'm sure that every word was heard by the audience with no mutterings or quips in a low voice from him. It seemed as though members also approved judging by their attentiveness. His images were inspiring and illustrated the points that he made rather than showing off the quality of his work, which was nevertheless, very pleasing. A good find.'
'I thought he was articulate, passionate about photography and landscapes and I enjoyed the evening, can you send my thanks please?'
'Excellent evening. Great landscape photographs, and flowing narrative.'
'A very well presented and informative presentation, the best we have had for some time.'