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.
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."
Malcolm Cole said:
"On Wednesday 1st October my friend Shirley & I came to see your talk in Oxford. It was well worth rushing from Swindon to be there. Your book Of photographs has proved very useful as today I showed it to my Mum in hospital - it really cheered her up to see the image of Uffington: a place she always enjoyed visiting in the past, her smile was priceless thankyou."
Des Ward said:
"I just wanted to record our collective thanks to you for such an excellent event on Saturday. Your talk was inspiring, entertaining, thought provoking and undoubtedly the best we have had. The rather superb evening completed our long day perfectly. We would love for you to come back and talk to us again in the not too distant future."
Louise Black said:
"Many thanks for organising such a great event. It’s fantastic to have such an eminent photographer as Charlie Waite come to Aberdeen to speak, and an eloquent, thought provoking and inspiring speaker he is. I came away with a better understanding of composition and of course the importance of light and shade. It must be a signifiant amount of work for you but it is very much appreciated. "