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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. "
Tom Brown said:
"Thank you so much for giving such an informative, educational and entertaining presentation to our packed house. Your talk was extremely well-received and I have had some great feedback already today. With such a wonderful array of images, your philosophical observations on the nature of photography proved both stimulating and inspirational. At the grass roots of photography we rarely get the opportunity to receive such insights: all those present will, I’m sure, approach their art with renewed interest and enthusiasm."
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. "
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."