Talks

Upcoming Talks & Trips 2020
 

2020

17th Jan - Birmingham Natural History Society -  Shetland. Britain's Northern Edge

4th Feb - Peterborough Photographic Society - Underwater Photography

11th Feb - Ravenshead U3A - Diary of a Wildlife Photography

13th Feb - Willfield Camera Club - Diary of a wildlife photographer

23rd Feb - Nationa Mullet Club - Freshwater Fishes

27th Feb - Foremark Fly Fishers - Filming Freshwater Fish 

4th March - RSPB Nottingham - Jacks Top 10 Nature Reserves

9th March - Sutton WI - Diary of a wildlife photographer

13th March - Iden Natural History Society - Rivers Source to Sea

17th March - Photography Show - Fotospeed Stand

18th March - Worcester Wildlife group

3rd May - Connected Photo Exhibition - 

18th May - U3A New Mills - Diary of a wildlife photographer

2nd Sept - RSPB Mansfield -

13th Sept - FOTOFEST - 

14th Sept - IHS Nottingham - Best of British

16th Oct - New Mills Natural History Society - Freshwater Fishes of Britain

17th Oct - Grayling Society - Stand

8th Oct - Warwick Natural History Society - Freshwater Wildlife

14th Oct - RSPB Derby - Nottinghamshires Wildlife

21st Oct - Worksop Photography Club - Best of British

3rd Nov - Rutland Natural History Society - Birds of The Water: Filming birds underwater

23rd Nov - Grant Arms Hotel (Cairngorms) - British Invaders

26th Nov - Grant Arms Hotel (Cairngorms) - Shetland: Britains Northern Edge

1st Dec - Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society - Put away that 500mm!

10th Dec - March Camera Club - Underwater Photography

2021

25th Jan - Rugeley and Armitage Camera Club - 

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

Talks

 

I offer a range of talks for Bird Groups, Natural History Societies, Scuba Clubs, Angling Clubs and Camera Clubs all over the East Midlands. Mostly work within a hour or so of Nottingham however happy to do talks anywhere in the country having done talks in Glasgow, London, Cornwall & Cumbria in the past for more info on talks further afield get in touch. 


Talks can last from 10 minutes – 90 minutes with a mixture of photography skills, biology and humour.

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 if more then 1 hour 30 Minutes from Nottingham

 

List of talks
 

Wildlife Wonders of Cornwall - Having lived their for three years I 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 having been to highland streams, Hampshire’s 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 go about taking 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 while 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 view of British ponds from dragonflies, frogs and birdlife showing underwater views and dispelling some of the myths. over 1 million ponds have been lost since the 1940s.

 

Nottinghamshire’s Wildlife - From the mighty River Trent, gravel pits, sherwood forest and urban landscape that all make up such a varied habitat Nottinghamshire truly has some amazing flora and fauna.

 

Best of British - Concentrating on some of the iconic species of wildlife in the British Isles from puffins, kingfishers, otters and stags to 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 from the farne islands full of puffins, reedbeds with booming bitterns and a underwater view of our waterfowl this talk takes a wetter side to birding.

 

British Invaders - The British isles has a huge amount of non native species from 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 the sea cliffs full of gannets and puffins into the rockpools exploring a hidden world we take 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 all over the UK and 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  kinds of wildlife from birds, mammals and reptiles showing you don't always need a long lens to get the shot just patience, field craft and luck! 

 

Stories behind the images - Looking into 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.

Thank you once again

 

 

Bradfrod 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