Charlie Waite Photography

Testimonials

Below are a selection of testimonials from my past clients.

  • 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. "

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • 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. "

    Posted in: Lectures, Tuition,

  • John Stoddard said:

    "I was at the Charlie Waite talk last night and wanted to say I really enjoyed it and I'm glad you arranged and brought this to Aberdeen. The talk made me appreciate shapes and light even further and think more about my own photography. - "

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Angela Main said:

    "It was a fantastic evening. Charlie was a superb speaker and so inspirational. Thanks for hosting the event."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Bruce Mackie said:

    "What a treat it was last night - wonderful photography but more importantly what a charming chap."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Derek Watt said:

    "I have been an admirer of Charlie's work for many years and very much appreciated and enjoyed his stunning images and his modest, couthy (warm and friendly) and well prepared and delivery. I was hugely stimulated by the the talk and benefitted greatly from this evening with a photography master par excellence. "

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Ziggy Siwiec said:

    "In a few words I would like to say that evening with Charlie Waite was fantastic!!! I am more than happy that I met you and Charlie, got my book signed. Inspirational, interesting and creative."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • 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. "

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • 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."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Ian Booth said:

    "Congratulations on a superb evening last night. Everyone I have spoken to said how special it was and, therefore, how much they had enjoyed it. Many of the points he made will affect people’s perspective on what they do and how they do it. For myself, I found the need to go back and review my own philosophy and look at when the best images have been captured. A great evening, thanks for organising this."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • 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."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • 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. "

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • John McCaveny said:

    "I wanted to email to let you know how much I enjoyed the talk from Charlie last night. It is a real treat to hear from someone at the top of their game especially someone who is so enthusiastic and candid about their art. My own photography has been lacking a little bit lately and seeing his work and hearing his philosophy has given me the shot in the arm I was needing. "

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Gilly Greenwood said:

    "Many thanks for your telephone message which I picked up on my return last night. Charlie’s lecture to our Society was a huge success and very well received by all our members. I think we were all mesmerised by his imagages and his knowledge of his subject and his enthusiasm for it was there for all to see. In addition his book was so popular he ended up selling them all and there were one or two disappointed members who may be contacting you to buy one! "

  • Matt James said:

    "Hello Charlie, I just wanted to send a note to thank you for spending the time with dad and me on Wednesday and for all of your excellent help, guidance and support. How fitting too to read your latest email where you mention your dad and the role he played in passing on his enthusiasm for photography. To be a part of the RAF 100th anniversary celebrations and the flypast must have been incredibly moving. Wednesday was a thoroughly enjoyable day and I took onboard an enormous amount of tips to think through and start applying. They will enable me to improve my photography and to get more satisfaction from seeing results improving over time. Just in editing some of the photographs taken at Mere Downs I can see where your help has made an immediate difference to the results. I can’t wait to head back to start to work those breaks in the clouds. Hearing your advice during the critique session was invaluable and it has already started to change the way in which I look at photographs. Your idea to introduce the project for dad was a stroke of genius. He was humbled by your kind words of encouragement. I’ll keep probing him too for updates on progress. As you mentioned on Wednesday morning, it is something for him to get his teeth into. The pride and satisfaction of seeing a local art card set produced will be immense. "

  • Rachel Thornhill said:

    "Thank you so much for the book... absolutely beautiful ❤️"

  • Kieran D'Angelo said:

    "This is a mildly belated thank you to you from all of us at Ebenezer for your work in facilitating Charlie’s wholly successful visit last week. We loved having him around – what a charming man! - and the lecture was five star."

  • Catherine Dench said:

    "I hope you had a lovely Christmas time and just would like to extend my thanks again to Charlie for supporting us in raising money for Breast Cancer Care last year. The total amount we raised was £7,643.60 which we were so happy with and I am pleased to attach our certification."

  • Yi Sun said:

    "I just want to say a personal thank you for the incredible past two days training you provided to me. I knew it would be great and it still has exceeded my every expectations. The workshop was while structured, and filled with knowledge and dark magic! Your affectionate personality played such an important part and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to my photography colleagues. "

  • 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."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Phillip Parsons said:

    "Thank you for a really excellent talk last night in Witney. All my U3A group attended and immediately tried to put your advice into practice on a shoot in Burford this morning."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Anonymous said:

    "Charlie was truly inspirational and his tireless work in promoting photography is greatly appreciated. "

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • 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."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Martin Stones said:

    "“Not only did I learn loads on my two days with Charlie, I had a great time and despite the gloomy weather we made a couple of fantastic images which will soon be on the wall. Thank you to Charlie and the team, I hope this is only the beginning .” "

    Posted in: Tuition,

  • Christopher Wren said:

    "Thank you very much for a wonderful time in Dorset last week. Despite the weather I enjoyed the trip very much and learned a lot. I am very impressed by your patience and enthusiasm."

    Posted in: Tuition,

  • Stuart Woodridge said:

    "I just wanted to drop you a very quick message of thanks for such a wonderful day. I thoroughly enjoyed our day together and found your insights practical and very enthusing. The photo we created is absolutely wonderful."

    Posted in: Tuition,

  • Alan Farley said:

    "I've just received the Arc and Line Limited Edition Boxed Set and I really thought I neded to let you know how delighted I am with the purchase. The print of Mount Fiji is exquisite, the book itself superb and as a package the boxed set just exudes quality. I have copies of "In my Minds Eye", "Seeing Landscapes" and "The Making of Landscape Photographs." I belive Arc and Line is the best volume yet! Very many thanks for sharing such an inspirational volume of work."

    Posted in: Photography,

  • 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."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Michael Kerr - Sunday Telegraph said:

    "A photographer who brings a rare, almost spiritual serenity to his landscapes. His latest show, Silent Exchange, brings together images from the Eighties to some from a trip just a few weeks ago to Morocco and Tunisia. What unites them is a concentration on beauty; on what he has called “a thing made holy by the light falling on it”. "

    Posted in: Exhibition,

  • Alex Matchett - Spears said:

    "The warren-like construction of the National Theatre means there is a sense of fortuitous discovery on viewing Waite's landscapes, something that evolves to a more tangible wonder as you move through photographs that establish themselves as outright things of beauty, gaugeable against any art. The creator has waited, often weeks, for the right place and time to arrive and this impassioned observation makes for an enchanting narrative that takes the viewer from the desolation of the Rockies to a slumbering Provence and the hovering timelessness of Burma's Inle Lake. Silent Exchange is a welcome celebration of landscape photography that maintains its originality simply because the images are so good."

    Posted in: Exhibition,

  • Tim Parkin writer of on-landscape said:

    "The exhibition is a must see. Charlie has more than earned his place in the ‘masters’ of landscape photography and despite his insecurities about his work he continues to add wonderful images to an already stunning portfolio. If you don’t know much about Charlie Waite you’re in for a treat. If you can make it down put aside some time to let the images sink in - I spent a very pleasurable two hours with the images and would happily return for another look."

    Posted in: Exhibition,

  • Tim Parkin writer of on-landscape said:

    "Charlie has a great talent in being able to see subtleties of composition that evade many other photographers. His pictures have an insouciant perfection that is beguiling and I think it’s fair to say that he has rightly earned his place as one of the masters of the square photograph."

    Posted in: Photography,

  • 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."

    Posted in: Lectures,

  • Hilary Stock said:

    "A fitting title for such a superb exhibition. Thank you for reminding everyone that photography should be all about beauty. I was deeply moved by the balance, poise and purity of some of those images. Rarely have I felt so moved in one exhibition. Never stop taking pictures! (and make sure you keep sharing them!). "

    Posted in: Exhibition,

  • Paul Heathcote Photography said:

    "Some time ago you reviewed my portfolio for me as a birthday present organised by my wife. You were very positive and gave me the encouragement that I needed to do something with my photography. Recently I have exhibited at a few small exhibitions which have been great for feedback and in the summer I exhibited at the Outdoor Photography sponsored event at the Patchings Arts Festival in Nottinghamshire. As a result of this and ultimately your kind words of encouragement, I have recently secured my first solo exhibition in a large local gallery."