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An Evening with Charlie Waite

24th April 2018

The Exchange
Old Market Hill
DT10 1FH

We are thrilled that Charlie has agreed to give a talk to our region in April. We invite members and non members to this fascinating insight into Charlie’s work. This is not just aimed at landscape photographers, if you ware working in fields such as location portrait and wedding then you will gain something from Charlie’s methods to implement into your own work.

Firmly established as one of the world’s leading Landscape photographers, his photographic style is often considered to be unique, in that his photographs convey an almost spiritual quality of serenity and calm. Waite’s photographs are held in private and corporate collections throughout the world, and he has held numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious venues in the UK, Japan and the USA.

With over 30 books to his name, Waite’s distinctive images are recognised around the world and his work has received wide critical acclaim over many years. A recent article in the Royal West of England Academy of Art Magazine featuring Waite’s work commented ‘Waite’s landscapes are rare perfections of light, colour, and composition, and offer the viewer a luxuriant portrait of a planet at peace.’

In 2000 Waite was awarded the prestigious honorary fellowship to the British Institute of Professional Photographers. He is also a sought after writer, public speaker and television presenter, and has featured in numerous photographic and broadsheet publications, DVDs and television programmes on photography. Available for lectures, 1:2:1 tuition and commissions, Waite is happy to share his knowledge and insights to audiences far and wide.

Through his teaching company Light & Land he continues to encourage lovers of photography to seek the enormous enrichment that can be found by engaging with the landscape, with the camera acting as a conduit and a device to express the individual’s response to their world around them. In 2018, Light & Land celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary as the leading specialist holiday company offering tours and workshops worldwide led by some of the best Landscape Photographers in the industry.

Waite also founded UK Landscape Photographer of the Year which will open for entries in April 2018 to an international audience in it’s 12th year. Catch up with all activities via facebook, twitter and Instagram. Charlie Waite’s digital e-book, ‘Behind the Photograph’ launches April 2018.