Women's Institute talk

I was surrounded by 70 women. It was Heaven...!

My opening pitch...

I gave a talk to the SW19 Women's Institute last night at the Wimbledon Village Club. I met a lovely lady called Sally on my trip to the Antarctic last year, and it was she who invited me to speak. I took along a few prints, greetings cards and other promotional materials for people to look at in the interval after the real business of the meeting was over, and then I spoke for around an hour.

It was the first time I'd been in front of such a large crowd since I gave a speech at my former tutor's retirement dinner at Christ Church, and it was a great feeling to be on stage again. There were around 70 women in the audience, and they welcomed me with a warm round of applause.

I had prepared a slideshow of around 100 pictures from trips I've taken around the world in the last four years, and I went through them, telling a few stories and focusing on a couple of technical issues that cropped up as I went along. After 45 minutes or so, I opened it up to questions, and half a dozen women asked me about my experiences and what advice I'd give them about equipment and photographic techniques. I walked off to a very generous round of applause, so I hope the audience enjoyed the talk as much as I did!

I sold three greetings cards and two postcards and had quite a few individual chats with people wanting to know more. A dozen people signed up to my mailing list, two enquired about lessons and one might even buy my print of a pig, so thanks again, Sally!

Here are a few comments from the visitors' book:

Wow!
— Jenny
Lovely!
— Patricie
Fabulous!!
— Jade
Great!
— Catherine

Norman Plastow Gallery 2016

"Every picture tells a story"

Opening day...

 

My travel and wildlife photography exhibition is over now, so I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came along. I hope you all enjoyed the show! 

Thanks also to the Norman Plastow Gallery and to Norman himself for dropping by again. I had 93 visitors in six days and sold 11 greetings cards, two unframed prints, two A3 framed prints and two 80 x 60cm framed prints.

Here are all the comments people wrote in the visitors' book:

V. good!
— Dave
Chill!
— Emma
Beautiful photos
— Kathy
Fabulous!
— Sarah
Love them all!
— Sarah
Just fabulous!
— Jane
Lovely work!
— Leigh
Wonderful photographs, Nick. Great sharing memories of the Antarctica expedition. Looking forward to your next show!
— Lynne
Must come back!
— Patricia
Great work and interesting talking to you.
— Lars