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TALKS

Below is the schedule for all confirmed talks.

Upcoming Talks

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2021

21st Jan - Grimsby Photographic Society - Diary of a wildlife photographer

25th Jan - Rugeley and Armitage Camera Club - Diary of a wildlife photographer

28th Jan - Alsager Camera Club - Diary of a wildlife photographer

2nd Feb - Wolverhampton Photographic Society - Shetland: Britain’s Northern Edge

4th March - Leek Photographic Club - Best of British

Talk Information

Venue & Price

I offer a range of talks for Bird Groups, Natural History Societies, Scuba Clubs, Angling Clubs and Camera Clubs all over the East Midlands.

Most nature presentations are within an hour of Nottingham however I am happy to do talks anywhere in the country. Previously, I have done talks in Glasgow, London, Cornwall & Cumbria. For more info on presentations, get in touch.

Talks last from 10 minutes to 90 minutes containing a mixture of photography skills, biology and humour.

Given the current climate I’ve been doing lots of talks via zoom which is also a option for groups further afield or abroad.

Please note I do not have a projector or screen so these would need to be provided.

£90.00 for 90 minutes + 40p travel from Nottingham (price can be different depending on size of group).

£120.00 when more than 1 hour 30 Minutes from Nottingham.

Available Talks

Wildlife Wonders of Cornwall - Having lived their for three years, I have built up a large catalogue of images from a stunning county covering rockpools, sand dunes, woodland and heathland.

Rivers: Source to the Sea - Rivers are without a doubt my favourite habitat to photograph. I have been to highland streams, Hampshire chalk streams and large midland rivers like the Severn and Trent. Follow me down a British river seeing what they have on show.

Diary of a Wildlife Photographer - Showing off some of the commissions, TV filming and personal shoots I've done over the past year and giving a insight into my mind set and how I take wildlife images.

Wildlife on your doorstep - Following both garden and urban wildlife, this talk features tips on how to encourage wildlife into your local patch. Also showcasing lots of images of wildlife you might not expect like lizards, badgers and waxwings.

Shetland: Britains Northern Edge - After a month living in Shetland, Jack was able to see its fantastic wildlife from puffins, gannets, skuas, divers and orcas.

Pond Scum - Taking a closer look at British ponds. Includes dragonflies, frogs and birdlife. Also showing underwater views and dispelling some of the myths.

Nottinghamshire’s Wildlife - From the mighty River Trent to Sherwood forest and urban landscapes. Specifically, those which make up the varied habitat of Nottinghamshire with some amazing flora and fauna.

Best of British - Concentrating on some of the most iconic species of wildlife in the British Isles. From puffins, kingfishers, otters and stags plus some of the smaller species like adders, dragonflies and fungi.

Freshwater Fish of Britain - 54 species swim below our water but how many can you name? This talk goes through each species in detail with underwater imagery.

Birds of the water - Many bird species live by or in water. We look at the farne islands which are full of puffins, reedbeds with booming bitterns. Also with an underwater view of our waterfowl, this talk takes a look at the wetter side to birding.

British Invaders - The British isles have a huge amount of non native species from the brown hare and little owl that are a colourful addition to signal crayfish and mink that cause a lot of damge. This talks goes through many that you might not even know are here and how some are harmless while others deadily.

Coastal Wildlife - From sea cliffs full of gannets and puffins to the rockpools. We are exploring a hidden world and taking a look at what wildlife inhabits the British coastline.

Wildlife Filmmaking as a career - Following my first filming work on "The Great British Year" to recurring slots on Countryfile, Springwatch and The One Show, as well as other programmes. It chronicles the behind the scenes of TV, how I got the jobs and bonus footage from the shoots.

Underwater Photography - Starting out in stoney cove in Leicestershire to diving the stunning red sea. My underwater photography has taken me all over the UK. This talk details the differences from land based photography and some of my experiences with seals, river fish and rockpools.

Put away that 500mm! - One of my trademark techniques is using wide angle lens to capture all types of wildlife from birds, mammals and reptiles. It shows you don't always need a long lens to get the shot! Just patience, field craft and luck!

Stories behind the images - Looking at some of my images that have won awards, gone viral and my personal favourites and the thought process behind them.

Introduction into Wildlife Photography - Lots of little tips and hints that have helped me along the way to get that perfect image!

Testimonials

RSPB Chesterfield Group, Christine

Many thanks for your talk on Monday evening. The members I have talked to found it both interesting and informative. I particularly liked some of your images. The picture of the puffin you began the second half with will stay with me for some while.

I shall no doubt be in touch with you again in due course to come and give us another of your talks.

Market Bosworth & District Natural Histroy Society, Prue Crowley

I am writing on behalf of the Market Bosworth and District Natural History Society to thank you for the talk you gave us on 'Cold Blooded Critters', on 19th May. Everyone enjoyed it. It was really informative, with excellent photography for illustration. Your knowledge and interest in, and passion for, the creatures that you study was very much in evidence.

Bradford Ornithological Group, John Preshaw

Just a quick word of thanks for your very enjoyable presentation last evening. Your sheer enthusiasm won over a decent sized audience who paid you the compliment of contributing with plenty of questions and comments.

Beeston Wildlife Group, Nigel Slater

I'd say your unique selling points that put you above the rest: you have a young and fresh persona , knowledgeable, approachable, and take photos that no other photographers do- you are unique.

Rushcliffe Photographic Society, John Watson

You probably gathered during the presentation that our members very much enjoyed it but I can back this up with very positive feedback from everybody I've spoken too. You seem to be able to combine great images with useful, accessible information bound together with humour - verbal and visual. Many of our speakers have done some of this but rarely all of it.

As well as enjoying the presentation I get the impression that our members were inspired to get out there and take more wildlife photos, encouraged by you pointing out that this can be done in urban areas/parks without the need to always travel long distances. If you have another talk you could present to us in due course, we'd be very interested.

Newcastle under-lyme Camera Club, Juliet Colins

Thank you very much indeed for a brilliant night! You had us all sitting on the edge of our seats. It really was very entertaining as well as very informative and your photographs are absolutely stunning.
Lots of members came up to me in the break and at the end to say how much they enjoyed your talk.

Keyworth Camera Club, Sue Hall

Thank you Jack for a wonderful evening at Keyworth camera club. I really enjoyed your presentation and really love the very down to earth approach, so refreshing as so many photographers who visit appear to be all about the competitions and superb photography which for a very amateur photographer can be a bit disheartening. You really demonstrated your passion for wildlife and seeing beautiful things, and keeping that memory by your photography. It was a night that I'm glad I didn't miss.

Derby Photographic Society, Mary Nicholson

I am writing to ask how you would feel about another visit to our photographic society. There has been a request for another visit from you. Without exception everyone who was present for your last talk would like you to come again.

Willfield Camera Club, Glyn Wade

Just wanted to say thank you again for a fabulous night last night with your highly entertaining and educational talk. The feedback from members has been excellent and I hope a few will join you on future workshops.