Digital has transformed nature and sports photography because of camera capabilities. Creative imaging has also been revolutionised as the photographers have gained a deep understanding of Photoshop. Creations that were once impossible are now within the grasp of relatively inexperienced users - however the creative idea remains the most important starting point.
Mike has lectured all over Europe, the Middle East, America and Canada on specialised photographic techniques as well as authoring countless numbers of reports, books, scientific papers and patents. Mike taught photography and digital imaging at Priestley College, Warrington for almost 10 years and trains professionally in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat along with DTP and colour management. He was formerly the editor of the national magazines Digital Photographer and Digital Photographer and Creative Imaging and is the current editor of Professional Imagemaker magazine which is delivered to more than 70 countries. He takes a close interest in fine art printing, proofing and paper technology and has been compiling 'Paper Chase' for Professional Imagemaker for more than 85 issues, covering all aspects of inkjet printing and most commonly using Epson machines as the test bed printers.
Mike has tested countless hundreds of paper/printer combinations in his role as a tutor for Epson.
As a speaker Mike has also retained his close connections with the enthusiast sectors of photography and regularly lectures at Royal Photographic Society events. He has a reputation as a lively speaker, backed with more than 40 years of experience.
Mike's website can be found here
ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL TO BE SURE OF A PLACE. Please see Tickets for Events page for more ticket details and information on Season Tickets for Thames Valley Centre events.
We don't yet use the online booking facility on this page, owing to the complexity of offering Season Tickets for Thames Valley Centre events.
Note: the ticket price shown above against ‘Members Rate’ is the rate that applies to members of the Digital Imaging Group only. It does not apply to RPS members who are not DI Group members.
We meet at Woosehill Community Hall, in Wokingham, Berkshire
GETTING TO THE VENUE
Woosehill Community Hall is less than one mile away from Wokingham Railway Station. The station is served by trains between Reading and Waterloo, and also between Reading and Gatwick. Please be aware that Sunday train services can sometimes be erratic!
Parking in the small Hall car park is for speakers and judges, those disabled or anyone bringing equipment for an event. You should park in zones A and B of the Morrisons car park adjacent. Drive past Emmview Close and Morrisons, then turn immediately left into Fernlea Drive, and look for parking zones A and B. Walk back through Morrisons car park zones C and D to get to the Hall.
For those using SatNav, the relevant postcodes are:
- Woosehill Community Hall: RG41 3DA
- Morrisons Supermarket: RG41 3SW
- Fernlea Drive: RG41 3DR.
REFRESHMENTS AND LUNCH
Free tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. We suggest you bring a pack lunch, or you can purchase sandwiches etc at Morrisons Supermarket next door.
For those wishing to pay on the door or buy raffle tickets etc, please note there is a cash machine at Morrisons.
OUR INFO PACK (PDF download above) includes all you need to know about attending our events, and buying tickets.
Please use our OUR BOOKING FORM (PDF download above) for buying your tickets.