Guest Speakers

Some of our visiting speakers have included the following:

Jo McIntyre – Wildlife Photography

Jo has achieved an exceptionally high standard of wildlife photography, drawing on her understanding of animals and birds from her zoology degree.

She is showcasing various expeditions that she has undertaken to capture wildlife in natural, and very challenging, settings.  She is happy to explain the dedication required to achieve these very special shots.

Jo’s work is on her website here.


Steve Cheetham – Black and White, largely landscapes

Steve has a unique style of capturing evocative black and white landscapes, which can be anywhere from wild, desolate locations to architecture and urban settings.

We are delighted to have an opportunity to see Steve’s work and to discuss his approach with him.

Steve’s website is  here.


Mark Gilligan – Landscapes, Lakes and other places

Mark is based in the Lake District, which has been his inspiration for excellent landscape photography.  He will show his particular style of work, often with vivid colours, which is a very interesting contrast to Steve’s style last month.

He also runs photographic workshops on the Western Fells around Wastwater.

See the range of Mark’s work  here.


Joe Kelly – The fascinating landscapes of Arizona

Joe is well known to BDPS and is based locally. He was fascinated by the “big country” landscapes of America and sought out the places which would offer the most spectacular images. From a wild west town film set to canyons, star trails and “The Wave”, he took thousands of spectacular images, which he then wove skilfully into a series of audio-visual presentations.


Other guest speakers are in the pipeline