World renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite has been an advocate of ‘the photograph’ and the importance of engaging with the landscape through photography for over 30 years.
He has had a lifetime of experience talking to photography enthusiasts and has travelled the length and breadth of the UK, Europe and the USA. His passion for passing on his experience and knowledge and his engaging manner, warmth and lively anecdotes have resulted in loyal audiences across the globe who share his love of truly immersing themselves with the landscape through the lens.
Waite proves through his own photography, the magical creative endeavour of his relationship with the natural world and how this transcends into a permanent record of beauty and the utmost respect for the world around him. His photographs are said to convey a quality of spirituality and calm and have an almost painterly quality.
“Photography is a production”. From his roots as an actor, Waite became fascinated with theatrical lighting and design. Starting out his photography endeavours taking images of fellow actors for their portfolio, he transferred his attentions to landscape photography after a chance meeting with a publisher and frequent ramblings through the countryside here in the UK and in France.
Since then, Waite has visited over 40 countries across all continents, discovered the most wonderful locations and captured the very essence of all that is special and unique about a place.
Nature Photo Festival, Vargarda, Sweden.- 2016
Waite conducts his lectures with passion, humour and grace, and takes the audience on colourful and enchanting journey. Highly illustrated, his lectures are enjoyable, uplifting and memorable with many finding inspiration to explore the natural world further embarking on their own personal journey with or without a camera.
For enquiries on how to book Charlie Waite for a lecture, please email email@example.com.
Chris Wildman said:
"Thank you very much for your email and a very inspiring and nice participation in Nature Photo Festival 2016 in Vårgårda. All of the festival committee* would like to express our sincere thanks for your participation. Charlie’s lecture and slide show was highly appreciated. Praises have been many! *Vargarda Photo Festival, Sweden."
Andy Duff said:
"Just a quick note to say I really enjoyed Charlie Waite's presentation on Tuesday. I thought he struck a really good balance between his own images and speaking about those which had influenced him. It was also very refreshing to see how open he was about his own techniques and happy to share his "secrets". I appreciated that he was comfortable with sharing his own images and criticising some of them - he is obviously very highly critical of himself, and I guess that is part of what has got him where he is today. "
Joan Macleod said:
"Just to say a massive thank you for organising the evening with Charlie – truly the most inspirational and informative photographic talk I’ve attended, and he seemed such a genuine and gracious man. As a current student at Gray’s – it felt like a semester’s worth of lecture material in 2-3 hours, and in a really engaging style. Thanks again."
Andy Hall said:
"Firstly congratulations on an excellent evening’s entertainment with Charlie. I really enjoyed it. Secondly, many thanks for organising to reserve Arc and Light for me. I was careful to get it signed quickly as he must have have been exhausted. I love it, especially to have it personalised. Please keep me on your mailing list for future events. It is a great idea and I wish you continued success with all your activities. Photographers in the North East owe you a debt of gratitude. "