Ten years ago I was terrified of doing this, but it seems I have gotten over it. Recently I was asked to do a presentation to a local chapter of Probus. They were photography enthusiasts and the guy organising it, Don, thought they would be interested in my style of photography. I didn’t hesitate and just said yes.
It has been interesting to see how I have changed in this respect. I have done a couple of speeches in the last 6 months and I was completely at ease. There were no nerves. Even at my book launch my daughter was really impressed with my talk. I think I even enjoyed them.
Giving a presentation was a little different. I knew I was going to be on for around 45 minutes to an hour, but had no idea how to prepare for something that long. So I guessed. I did a Power Point Presentation and just went with it. I also prepared a second one of just images, to scroll through while people asked questions at the end.
I decided to do it on my art practice and the history of it, not just my photography. It turned out great and I had so much fun doing it. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time went. Now that I have done one, I will know more about how to do it again, that’s if I ever get asked again.
Here are some of the photos I showed in the presentation.