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.
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Annette Murty said:
"What a great speaker Charlie is and so much talent without any ego. I am now inspired to go look for shapes in my landscapes and might invest in a small stepladder! Keep this sort of event coming - it is 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."
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:
"Being such a highly regarded and world class photographer I wasn't sure what to expect from the evening but having seen others over the years expected it to be two hours of 'look at my lovely pictures”. Far from it, his talk was informative, interesting and full of useful tips for us mere mortals and to include pictures from other famous photographers gave a wide "perspective" to his message. Great stuff. "