CAMERA CLUB TALKS

Remote Talks

Zoom camera club talks and presentations can be delivered with the wonders of the internet. Due to recent events more and more camera clubs have been using these remote meeting services such as Zoom; GoToMeeting and Skype in order for presenters to deliver talks and it also avoids the need for travel expenses.

A great remote meeting service, Zoom is used by many companies across the world to host meetings and speakers so why shouldn’t camera clubs use this great service to deliver a talk or presentation from a speaker who isn’t even in their country! It adds an extra flavour to the club’s meetings. Zoom allows meetings of up to 100 people and you can participate in your lounge on your PC, tablet or smart phone. If you add in a microphone you can also ask questions of the speaker and converse with other members too.

The talk doesn’t have to be delivered during your normal scheduled hours and can be arranged at a mutually convenient time for all involved.

Let’s see how it can work

  • I send the club organiser a Zoom link. This link is then sent on to interested club members.
  • At the mutually agreed time we all log on and the lecture is delivered.
  • You will see my Keynote presentation on your screens and hear my voice.
  • Time is made at the end for a Q&A session.

Of course, you don’t have to use Zoom. Some of the camera clubs and societies that I have presented to have also used the aforementioned GoToMeeting and Skype software. So I’m more than happy to fit in with whichever you feel comfortable using.

So if you’re looking for a presenter for your camera club or photographic society, want to know more and would like a quick demonstration then either use the contact form or give me a call (or use WhatsApp) on +33 (0) 6 07 44 13 82 – it will only take 10 minutes and it would give you an insight into how you can use it for your camera club or photographic society.

Camera Club Talks and Presentations

Of course, my camera club talks and presentations don’t have to be delivered remotely you can also ask me to deliver a talk to your club in person. I am regularly on the road and can easily fit in an evening at a camera club to come and present my work. The best thing to do if you want me to be there in person is to send me an enquiry via my contact form.

So if you’re after a speaker for your camera club, please contact me for availability and pricing.

Available talks either in person or remote

  • Journey to the end of the World – The Fjords of Patagonia
  • Mongolia – From the landscape to eagle hunters – take a journey across Mongolia from the famous Steppe landscape to the eagle hunters of the Altai region in western Mongolia.
  • UK – Across the Seasons. Created for clubs outside of the UK as a journey through Britain’s landscape.
  • A Japanese Autumn – A talk centred around my first trip to Japan in the autumn of 2018 to capture the fall colours. The talk will explain how I captured the images as well as the planning etc that went into it.
A Kazak Mongolian eagle hunter and his eagle
A Kazak Mongolian eagle hunter and his eagle in the Altai near to Bayan Olgii, Mongolia.

Upcoming camera club talks and presentations

 

ClubTalkDate
Wrexham & District Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters27 April 2020
Blackburn Camera ClubThe Fjords of Patagonia04 May 2020
Swindon Photographic SocietyThe Fjords of Patagonia07 May 2020
Hutt Camera Club (New Zealand)The Fjords of Patagonia12 May 2020
Norwich & District Photographic SocietyThe Fjords of Patagonia12 May 2020
Llanelli Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters13 May 2020
Leigh-on-Sea Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters14 May 2020
Marlow Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters19 May 2020
Kelso Camera Club20 May 2020
Lytham St Annes Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters21 May 2020
Dunedin Photographic Society (New Zealand)Mongolia – Eagle Hunters25 May 2020
Milngavie and Bearsden Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters26 May 2020
Stokesley Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters27 May 2020
Beacon Camera ClubThe Fjords of Patagonia28 May 2020
Chingford Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters01 June 2020
Cork Camera Group – IrelandThe Fjords of Patagonia02 June 2020
Exmouth Photo GroupMongolia – Eagle Hunters03 June 2020
Exeter Camera ClubThe Fjords of Patagonia04 June 2020
Hertford & District Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters05 June 2020
Greater Rochester Camera Club (USA)Mongolia – Eagle Hunters06 June 2020
Thousand Oaks Photo Group (USA)The British Landscape06 June 2020
Bracknell Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters08 June 2020
Nottingham & Notts Photographic SocietyThe Fjords of Patagonia09 June 2020
Selby Camera Club – TBCTBC10 June 2020
Rosanna Photographic Club (Australia)Mongolia – Eagle Hunters11 June 2020
Smethwick Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters11 June 2020
Essex & Suffolk PhotographersMongolia – Eagle Hunters12 June 2020
Harford County Photography Group (USA)Mongolia – Eagle Hunters13 June 2020
Merrimack Valley Camera Club (USA)The British Landscape15 June 2020
Aperture Woolwich Photographic SocietyThe Fjords of Patagonia16 June 2020
Hebden Bridge Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters17 June 2020
Sale Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters18 June 2020
Princes Risborough Photographic SocietyThe Fjords of Patagonia22 June 2020
Rhyl Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters23 June 2020
Lowestoft Photographic ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters24 June 2020
Chichester Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters25 June 2020
Kidderminster Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters29 June 2020
Gosforth Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters30 June 2020
Tenbury Photographic ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters01 July 2020
Queensland Camera Group (Australia)Mongolia – Eagle Hunters02 July 2020
Bristol – TBCThe Fjords of Patagonia08 July 2020
Exmouth & District U3A – morning sessionA Japanese Autumn09 July 2020
Virtual Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters09 July 2020
Droitwich Camera ClubTBC13 July 2020
Ludlow Photographic ClubThe Fjords of Patagonia14 July 2020
Bramhall Photographic SocietyThe Fjords of Patagonia15 July 2020
Wellesbourne Photo Group – TBCTBC16 July 2020
Camera Club of Richmond (USA)Mongolia – Eagle Hunters18 July 2020
Wakefield Camera ClubThe Fjords of Patagonia20 July 2020
Deepings Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters21 July 2020
Cheam Camera ClubTBC22 July 2020
Norwich & District Photographic SocietyMongolia – Eagle Hunters28 July 2020
Focus Camera Club, Denver (USA)TBC10 October 2020
Pinner Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters12 October 2020
Bottisham & Burwell Photographc ClubTBC03 November 2020
Photofold Camera ClubMongolia – Eagle Hunters24 November 2020
Crosby Camera ClubTBC25 November 2020

Testimonials

Pinner Camera Club – 06 April 2020
Julian gave our club a most interesting talk on his experience creating a portfolio of photographs for use as publicity material for an Antarctic cruise line.  Not only was the subject fascinating, but the images themselves, sometimes taken in extremely challenging conditions, were of a very high quality

Wrexham & District Photographic Society
On Monday April 27th we welcomed Julian Elliott to the Wrexham and District Photographic Society to give a presentation on his travels through Mongolia.

Julian lives in France so would not normally have been in a position to give his presentation at our club. Due to the Covid 19 virus our club sessions had to be cancelled so we arranged with Julian to do his presentation using the ZOOM app. This went extremely well with 20 of our members on line watching his presentation.

Julian is a very accomplished photographer with a keen eye for detail and being a confident warm and friendly speaker, the evening was a great success.

His images gave a true reflection of how vast and diverse Mongolia is and his images of the landscape and Mongolian horseback people were amazing.

If the situation changes and Julian is residing in the UK we would definitely call on him again.

Mick, Blackburn & District Camera Club
Just a quick note to say that I thoroughly enjoyed your talk to our camera club on Monday the 4th May 2020 on the fjords of Patagonia at Blackburn CC.

Your presenting skills were relaxed, information and friendly, not forgetting your superb photographs which gave an insight into the area and the difficulties that you encountered weather wise during your commission.

I would recommend your talks to other clubs without doubt, I look forward to seeing you in the ‘flesh” so to speak for another of your talks, as this talk was given remotely due to, as we all know, world circumstances.

Phil, Hutt Camera Club
Julian – I am  a member of the Hutt Camera Club, Wellington  New Zealand and listened to your fabulous talk last evening.  Thank you so much for your presentation of the Patagonia adventure.  Very professional – liked the natural photographs – the blue of the glacier ice – the people – the drone photography and the geography of that part of the world.  I learnt so much from the thoroughly enjoyable talk.  Thank you again.

President, Hutt Camera Club
We were so grateful that Julian reached out to us as it was a fantastic option to introduce an overseas speaker we normally wouldn’t have had access to and with the lockdown restrictions it has been challenging keeping club nights going.

He made it very easy to liaise with and put together.  We had around 20 members tune in to the talk who all found it very interesting and there was lots of chat at the end of the presentation as well.  Julian was very friendly and approachable and welcomed queries and discussion.  We all learnt a lot and enjoyed images of a place we haven’t visited before.  Highly recommended to all camera clubs.

Blackburn Camera Club
I am the programme organiser for my local camera club in Blackburn. Obviously the current situation poses many challenges for us all but as a club we were determined to continue holding meetings and decided to use Zoom for that purpose. We received a very timely email from Julian offering his services for such meetings. I emailed him and his response was quick, efficient and very helpful. Julian presented his talk on the Patagonian Fjords to us just 3 days after my initial contact. None of us knew Julians work from before apart from what we saw on his web site. His talk ended up being a real treat!  He gave very interesting insight into the challenges of being a professional photographer and the problems of taking photos in challenging circumstances. His images were stunning both in terms of the subject (amazing sea and landscape) and quality. Julian himself was great – interesting to listen to, friendly, confident with the technology and receptive to questions. He is really keen to get involved in camera clubs and we are all looking forward to seeing Julian and more of his images in the future – either in the real world or the virtual one!

Chairperson, Marlow Camera Club
Julian enthralled us all with his talk on Mongolia. It is one of the remote places that few people from the Western world visit but his knowledge of the country truly brought the talk to life. Julian’s images of the landscape were stunning and the vastness of the country really came across. Equally impressive were his portraits of the people and their lives. It was one of the most memorable talks I have heard in a long time.

Various, Kelso Camera Club
I enjoyed the talk as we learned about a little known, almost mysterious part of the world as well as some of the stories behind both the images and the people in them. The photography was pretty special too.

Really enjoyed Julian’s presentation last night. Another excellent speaker I love to see at the club. For Julian’s website: As I haven’t travelled much over the years, it was lovely to see photographs of somewhere I had heard of but knew very little about. A great way to hear about their culture and their everyday life first hand through the beautiful photographs