David enjoys giving talks to interested groups. His charge is £50 (plus travelling expenses) for a talk lasting between 50 and 60 minutes. The talks below can be adapted to suit your specific requirements. (The most popular talks are the top four in the table below)
|General Wildlife Interest||Wild about Cornwall||Looks at some of the most interesting wildlife in Cornwall|
|Wildlife and historical||Where History meets Natural History||A look at a few sites in West Cornwall which have an interesting history and natural history|
|Photographic and General Interest||Tales of a Wildlife Photographer||An amusing look at the stories behind the photos of wildlife not just set-ups but other interesting encounters with wildlife (there is some overlap with 'It's a Set-up')|
|General wildlife and photography||A Year of Photography||David will look at some of the photography and writing projects undertaken in the last 12 months, this talk is different every year.|
|General Interest||Living with Nature||Looks at how David and Sarah have managed their smallholding for domesticated animals as well as wildlife.|
|General Wildlife Interest||Garden Birds||A view of the more common birds that we can all hope to see in the garden.|
|General Wildlife Interest||Islands of Birds||A tour of some of the islands of the UK including the Skomer, Farnes, Shetland and others.|
|Photographic (beginners)||Improving your Photography||A look at how to take better pictures with an emphasis on natural history and landscapes. Suitable for beginners.|
|Photographic||Wildlife Photography||David has a wide range of wildlife photography talks aimed specifically at photographic groups; suitable for anywhere in the country.|
|Photographic||Bird Photography||How and where to take photos of birds.|
|Local Interest||Wildlife of Penwith||Penwith is the most westerly district of Cornwall; it has its own distinctive wildlife and landscapes which both feature in this talk.|
|General Wildlife Interest||Birds of Cornwall||This talk looks specifically at the birds associated with Cornwall. It looks at details of where, in Cornwall, you can find these species and how to identify them.|
|Local Interest||Wildlife of the Towans||Flora and fauna of the Towans near Hayle.|
|Flowers||Wildflowers of Cornwall||A look through the year at some of the wildflowers which can be seen in the county as well as some of the best places to see them.|
|General Wildlife Interest||Go Wild around the UK||A talk which takes you to the best places in Britain for wildlife|
|Photographic||Wildlife Photography around the UK||Where to photograph wildlife in the UK|
|General Interest||The Sounds of Nature||A talk which combines images with sounds and contains some of the most unusual sounds of nature in Britain's wild places.|
|General Interest||Bird Song||If you would like to learn more bird songs then this is the talk for you: combines images with sounds of British birds.|
At the time of writing (January 2017) David has made the following bookings for talks. These talks usually start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. If you would like to see David it might be possible to visit these clubs, but please get in touch with David or the groups before travelling or if you want to know the subject of the talk:
2017: Jan 24th Liskeard Camera Club; Feb 4th Wadebridge U3A 10.30am; Feb 17th Falmouth Stroke Club 2pm; March 2nd St Austell Camera Club; April 3rd Lugdvan Horticultural Society; April 5th Fowey Hotel, a lunch and talk; July 4th Zennor WI; July 12th Mylor WI; July 19th Helston U3A 10.30am; July 20th Trevone WI 2.30pm; Oct 3rd Penzance Flower Club; Oct 4th Connor Downs WI; Nov 27th Penwith National Trust Ass; Dec 4th Truro Camera Club; Dec 8th Lelant Ladies 2pm.
2018: Jan 8th St Tudy Garden Club; Jan 11th Godolphin WI; Feb 1st Chard Camera Club.
David is taking fewer bookings than usual for talks in 2017 as he is keen to save more time for travel and photography.