Inspirational photography talks

In person or online

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Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Camera Club (In person)

Deal

Deal Camera Club (Online)

Dunnotter Castle

Kirriemuire Photography Club (In Person)

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Gravesend

Gravesend Camera Club (Online)

Nonnacord

Bonnocord Camera Club (Online)

Bottisham & Burrel (Online)

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Whitby Photographic Society (online)

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An introduction

Stephen is available to give illustrated talks at camera clubs around Scotland and further afield, either in person or remotely using Zoom or other conferencing software. You maybe at the stage of designing the next seasons programme or looking for a last minute speaker for your camera club. If so, then please contact us for date availability. 


He currently has two presentations to choose from, lasting between 90 - 120 mins, or they can be tailored to suit the length of your evening.



These presentations are all about sharing the passion of photography, sharing some knowledge, skills and advice so you can be sure to learn something new and hopefully be inspired to get out and about with your camera to experiment for yourself.

Stephen Ball Talk
90mins - Featuered Talk - Scotland
120mins - Scotland +
45mins - The Highlands
30mins - Edinburgh
90mins - Featuered Talk - Scotland
120mins - Scotland +
45mins - The Highlands
30mins - Edinburgh

Talks available

Featured Talk

Scotland Behind the Lens

Scotland Behind the Lens presentation

Description

His featured presentation consists of around 180 inspirational images from across Scotland, with continuous commentary explaining the techniques used to capture them, both in the field and in post-processing. These might include topics such as the used camera settings, filters, the thinking behind the composition and other relevant equipment, along with some humour along the way.


Please note: Travel expenses and possible hotel accommodation maybe required if travelling outwith the EH post code area of Edinburgh.


Length

90mins



Cost

In person: £85

Online: £65


90mins - Featuered Talk - Scotland
120mins - Scotland +
45mins - The Highlands
30mins - Edinburgh

Talks available


Extended Talk

Scotland Behind the Lens & The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo

Military Tattoo

Description

Stephen has had the pleasure in capturing this spectacular event at Edinburgh Castle for the past six years. This presentation showcases just a selection of his work. In addition to the camera settings used, Stephen talks about how to gain a media pass for similar events and how to make an income.


Please note: This is an add on to the featured presentation, Scotland Behind the Lens.


Length

120mins



Cost (in total for featured and add on talks)

In person: £100

Online: £85

90mins - Featuered Talk - Scotland
120mins - Scotland +
45mins - The Highlands
30mins - Edinburgh

Talks available


The Scottish Highlands

The Highlands Behind the lens

Eilean Donan Castle

Description

This medium length talk has Stephen delivers a narrative presentation of the Scottish Highlands. He shares his knowledge, skills and some of the stories behind the photographs taken.


Length

45mins



Cost

In person: £55

Online: £45


90mins - Featuered Talk - Scotland
120mins - Scotland +
45mins - The Highlands
30mins - Edinburgh

Talks available


The City of Edinburgh

The Capital Behind the Lens

Edinburgh

Description

This short talk has Stephen delivers a narrative presentation of Scotland's capital, to accompany his book. He shares his knowledge, skills and some of the stories behind the photographs taken.


Length

30mins



Cost

In person: £45

Online: £35



Online talks - how does it work?



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Online talks

Great presentation of Scotland Behind the Lens

An excellent educational and informative presentation to our photographic society via Zoom. The images were superb and it was really helpful to see the camera settings on each image. I am sure some of our members will be planning trips to some new locations in Scotland now.


SDCC presentation

Stephen presented confidently at SDCC. The presentation was delivered very professionally with every picture supported by a story and the camera information. In particular, the members in attendance enjoyed the addition of a set of images from the Edinburgh tattoo. A very enjoyable evening.


Stephen gave us a super talk

Well paced for the 2 hour slot and clever presentation with all the relevant camera details available for anybody in the audience. Covering everything from busy cities to lonely landscapes plus a terrific set of picture of the Forth Road....


Stephen Ball is undoubtably an excellent landscape photographer

Stephen Ball is undoubtably an excellent landscape photographer. His presentation to our club was clear, concise and informative. The wide range of photographs presented were accompanied by detailed commentary, an insight into the thinking behind each image and camera settings, which most of our members found very useful.....


An entertaining and informative…

An entertaining and informative evening. While many of the locations shown were ones that we knew, Stephen showed us them in a different light and highlighted the value of revisiting locations in different lights and seasons. His passion for the landscape and the location shone through and I think you've given one or two of us the impetus to look closer to home for inspiration.


Eastbourne Focus Camera Club

Thank you very much Stephen for a brilliant evening. Your talk accompanying the varied and excellent photographs gave us all food for thought. Not so sure about being out at 01.00 taking them though!!! The information given regarding settings was very helpful. It was good to see photography taken NOT through the eyes of a Judge.



Scotland Behind the Lens talk to Wallingford Photographic Club

Stephen provided an enjoyable and informative talk and images by Zoom. It was a carefully put together talk covering a variety of photographic locations across Scotland, both landscape and urban. We liked to see the camera settings and the tips Stephen provided relating to composition, etc.


It was very good and after initial zoom…

It was very good and after initial zoom problems with our signal it worked well. The only negative comment from members was that the font size on the camera settings and the advice at the end was too small even we have a very big screen. Otherwise we were very pleased.


Excellent well delivered talk

Excellent well delivered talk. Good photos. Lots of information on exposures lens used etc



TESTIMONIALS

In the past 18 months or so Stephen has spoken to the following camera clubs throughout the UK

  • Lutterworth Camera Club
  • Eastbourne Focus Camera Club
  • Wallingford Camera Club
  • Kidlington Camera Club
  • Abington Camera Club
  • Matlock Camera Club
  • Skelmorlie Camera Club
  • Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club.
  • Nantwich Camera Club
  • Monmouth Camera Club
  • Bridgenorth & District Camera Club
  • Paisley Colour Camera Club
  • Mid Calder Camera Club
  • Queens Park Camera Club, Glasgow
  • Sale Photographic Society
  • Ellon Photographic Group
  • Livingston Camera Club
  • North Berwick Camera Club
  • Clacton Camera Club
  • Falkirk Camera Club
  • Irvine Camera Club
  • Bigger Camera Club
  • Stirling & District Camera Club
  • Chalfonts & Gerrards Cross Camera Club, Buckinghamshire
  • Knutsford Camera Club, Cheshire
  • Chigwell Camera Club
  • Falkirk Camera Club