2022-23 Winter Lectures

For the current season we are continuing to live-stream our meetings for the benefit of members who are still minimising their exposure to infection because they or a close family member are extremely vulnerable. It also helps those who are unable to attend in person for other reasons.

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About Mark and his talk

Mark is an underwater photographer based in Glasgow, UK. With inspiration drawn from childhood experiences of the rugged Scottish coast, he aims to bring the weird and wonderful of UK sea life to the wider public with a particular focus on the ethereal life found in Scottish seas.

Mark sells print and stock photographs and has worked with charities such as Seasearch, Sea Changers and Froglife. He is keen to donate to and work collaboratively with any convervation or educational body and is available for hire on any underwater photography project. Mark’s work has featured in national media outlets such as the BBC, The Guardian, The Independent, CNN, National Geographic Kids and Diver magazine as well as a number of marine and diving books.

He has won multiple national and international competitions, including British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021.


Mark Kirkland Underwater Photography on Facebook

Mark Underwater on Instagram

www.markkirklandphotography.com (offline at 6.12.2022)

Interview with Mark in Scuba Diver Magazine

About Ken’s talk: Summits and Secrets

A special new retrospective by Ken Scott, celebrating forty-five years of travels and adventure.

My photography grew up in the mountains where, for the first thirty years or so I simply went for walks – sometimes very long walks – and climbs with a camera. None of my photographs was preconceived; each was made in the moment, as a direct response to light and to the mountain experience.

I took this approach with me on all of our travels, not to exotic places, but intimate, personal journeys to places that hold very special places in our hearts.

My photography has diversified in recent times into a daily flow of fleeting moments and observations. All of this stems from the same responsive state of mind, and is now the basis of my coaching work and retreats.

This presentation is a celebration of my experiences with a camera over a lifetime, with a select few of the people most special to me, using photography to paint an authentic picture of who we are and to tell the stories of Summits and Secrets.”

… Ken Scott ARPS APAGB
November 2022

Judge and speaker: Ken Scott ARPS MBPsS

Ken Scott

Ken Scott – Photographer, Coach, Speaker, Adventurer
Photo credit – Yvette Gorman Photography

Ken is a long-standing member of Steyning Camera Club and a PAGB judge. He leads the Judging Advisory Team for the SCPF where he devised a new programme for training and mentoring judges.

He is a popular workshop leader and has been running his own workshops in France and Spain for a number of years.

He has visited WPS as a judge (2014/15 Print Round 5) and as a speaker (Walking the Coast of Britain in 2017, and The Joy of Seeing in January 2022).

He became well-known though his talk “Touching the Light” about mountain photography which he describes as his headline presentation and which has been his photographic brand since 1998.

Ken about himself

In his LikedIn profile, Ken describes himself as

a freelance training and development professional with business teams and individuals, specialising in Leadership and skills development programmes, and in creative retreats.

In my work I coach the things I love doing and that I know about: business and personal skills, sports, and photography as an art and as an expressive personal development outlet.