Tony Brewer

Location: Mansfield Nottinghamshire
About me...

I am a 69 year old retired Quality Engineer who worked for a large engineering company who made transducers for all types of industries.

I am university trained and have been taking photographs for over 40 years and have gained wide-ranging experience on how pictures work.  I am a relaxed type of photographer who loves trying all the different categories of photography that are available. I love to help people who are struggling with the basic fundaments of picture taking. I am approachable and have an easy-going attitude to explaining how camera’s and photos work. My aim is to turn people who take snaps into good photographers.

 

About my Talks...

Firstly I charge a token payment, and have not increased my fees for the four years I have been conducting lectures, I do this not for the money but for the love of photography.
Usually my talks last between 50 and 60 minutes and I also have a longer version for organisations who like a break during the event. However I can tailor any talk to last as long as required. I supply my own laptop, screen and projector though I am happy to use in-house equipment when it is available.

I conduct lectures to Camera Clubs, U3A groups, Rotary Clubs, PROBUS groups, WI groups, Gardening Groups and General Hobby Groups, manly in the East Midlands.

 

 

 

Fee:

My Fee is £40 plus modest travelling expenses when more than 10 miles from my home in Forest Town, Nottinghamshire.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01623 615338

THE CAMERA DOES LIE

Public Speaker in Nottinghamshire Tony Brewer presents his talk The Camera Does Lie.

 

This is a fun lecture where I show and image and the audience has to decide if the picture is real or false. The talk can last up to 90 mins, and consists of 60 to 70 images; You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk, although I will explain how I took some of the images and why.

 

 

WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO TO GET PHOTOGRAPHED

Public Speaker in Nottinghamshire presents his talk WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO TO GET PHOTOGRAPHED

This talk is about people: all the photographs shown have been taken in public places; with the exception of some candid shots I had the permission of the people to take their images. This talk shows some of the different people I have photographed over the years, ranging from homeless people, people who dress up at re-enactment displays to some interesting portraits. The talk consists of 80 to 90 images and lasts about 60 to 70 mins, or I can make it longer if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk, although I will explain how I took some of the images and why.

PHOTOGRAPHING CITIES

Public Speaker in Nottinghamshire Tony Brewer presents his talk PHOTOGRAPHING CITIES

The lecture is designed to help people improve their photography when on holiday, what to look for, where to stand, what to include in the shot, etc. It cities included in this talk are Funchal, Glasgow, Havana, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Norwich, Palma and Porto. However all the styles of photography can be applied to any city. This talk consists of 80 to 90 images and lasts about 60 to 70 mins, or I can make it longer if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHING PLANTS

Public Speaker in Nottinghamshire Tony Brewer talks about PHOTOGRAPHING PLANTS

This lecture is aimed at people who love photographing flowers, grasses and other types of plants. I will show how to improve your plant photography, where to stand, how to use the lighting to enhance the image etc., No photographic knowledge is required for this talk. This talk consists of 60 to 70 images and lasts about 60 mins, or I can make it longer if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk.

IMPROVING YOUR HOLIDAY PHOTOS

Public Speaker in Nottinghamshire Tony Brewer talks about IMPROVING YOUR HOLIDAY PHOTOS

The lecture is designed to show people how and what to photograph when on holiday, such as what to look for, looking for patterns and colours to remind you of where you were, what to include and exclude. No photographic knowledge is required for this talk. This talk consists of 60 to 70 images and lasts about 60 mins, or I can make it longer if required. You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this talk.

DECADES OF PHOTOGRAPHY 1899 TO 1933: Part 1

Public Speaker in Nottinghamshire Tony Brewer talks about Decades of Photography 1899 to 1933:  Part 1

This lecture is photography based, and comprises of 85 images with a short narrative on each image. It takes you from 1899 through to 1933; most of the photographs shown are important events in history and most images show recognizable figures. The lecture is to provoke your memory and show how certain events and people dramatically change our history. No photographic knowledge is required. There will be a part 2 depending how part 1 is received.

CUBA: ITS PLACES AND ITS PEOPLE

CUBA: ITS PLACES AND ITS PEOPLE

The lecture is photographic based and will show the people, buildings, the countryside, and the beaches. Cuba is vibrant, contrasting, often shocking, it’s colourful, with fascinating and diverse people. It is not a rich country but it is a safe place for visitors and it is wonderful place for taking photos. My lecture will hopefully tempt you to visit before it’s too late. There are approximately 80 images and the talk is deigned to last an hour, but can be extended if required. No photographic knowledge is required but l will explain how some of the images were taken and where they were taken.

 

 

 

NORMAN ROCKWELL: A small glimpse into his paintings.

Public Speaker in Nottinghamshire Tony Brewer presents his talk about Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell was an American author, painter and illustrator. His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades. This talk will show just some of the hundreds of his works (approximately 50 images)and an explanation on why he painted them. This is an image based lecture with a narrative on most of the pictures and will be projected onto a screen.

QUIZ MASTER

PHOTO QUIZ

Quiz Masterin Nottinghamshire Tony Brewer bases his quiz on household objects.

This fun quiz is about the audience guessing what the distorted, mixed up images are, they are all house hold items that are seen or used by most people. This talk consists of 60 to 70 images and lasts about 60 mins and it just for fun.

GUESS THE SONG TITLES

Public Speaker in Nottingham Tony Brewer presents his talk/entertainment Guess the Song Titles.

This is an image based fun lecture, consisting of approximately 60 to 70 images, the talk last about 50 to 70 mins depending on how good the audience are at determining the song, just say what you see. All the song are well known and performed by several different artists, it is not a competition it’s just for fun and entertainment. No photographic or musical knowledge is required it’s all just for fun; hopefully my images will allow you to guess the right song. If the person or persons who guess the correct title they can if that wish sing it, but it’s not compulsory.

 

Tony Brewer Contact Details:
Phone:

01623 615338