Cruise Ship Speakers

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David Boag
Wildlife Photographer, Author & Lecturer
Coming from: Blandford,  Dorset  UK
David is a wildlife photographer and the author/photographer of 18 published books. For several consecutive years his work became the subject of the television programme ‘Out of Town’ and he has since been involved with both television and radio, either in an advisory capacity or as a knowledgeable guest and presenter. David lectures regularly throughout the country to a wide variety of natural history, photographic and general interest audiences. He is highly regarded as a lively, entertaining and enthusiastic speaker.

Richard Cooke
Action & Location Photography
Freelance photographer for over 40 years
Coming from: Cogenhoe,  Northamptonshire  UK
Richard Cooke has been a photographer for over 40 years. He always wants the unique angle, the unusual moment, the special shot and has photographed a huge diversity of subjects from, for example, the Red Arrows, circus and Formula 1, to travel in India and Nepal, to celebrities from John Arlott to Margaret Thatcher. Richard worked for all the Sunday magazines and major advertising agencies and photographed all the RAF's fast jets for recruitment advertising. He is a relaxed, eloquent and amusing speaker able to engage his audience with fascinating stories behind his pictures.

Andrew Cooper
Natural History Television Producer
BSc. Biology
Coming from: Newton Abbott,  Devon  UK
Andrew is a broadcaster, presenter, author and award winning wildlife film maker. A graduate biologist and anthropologist from the University of London, for many years he was a familiar face on BBC TV through his documentaries and live reports. His career as a TV producer with the BBC Natural History Unit took him worldwide, employing some of the biggest names in the business. A popular lecturer and an engaging, highly rated cruise enrichment speaker, his entertaining, richly illustrated talks are highly informative and tailored to the locations being visited with anecdotes and amusing stories.

Roy Devereux
Genealogist & Photographer
Coming from: Camberley,  Surrey  UK
Roy is a retired civil servant. He has an Honours degree in economics from the University of London and a qualification as a teacher. He has been studying genealogy and researching his own Family History for over ten years and for much of that time he has been lecturing and writing articles for Family History magazines. He is a well-known name in this field. Roy is also an award-winning photographer and illustrates his own articles. This has led to a popular series of on-board lectures which he calls “Photography for Holidaymakers”. Roy has been a Guest Speaker on cruise ships since 2007.

Dr. Kevin Elsby
Ornithology, Wildlife & Natural History
Wildlife Photography and Tour Guide. FRPS. University lecturer
Coming from: Colby,  Norfolk  UK
Kevin is a full time General Medical Practitioner, but uses his spare time to travel and see wildlife. Over the years, he has travelled extensively and has a particular interest in the Wildlife and Environment of both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and tropical rainforests. Kevin also has a Master's degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation and lectures on wildlife to a wide variety of organisations.

James Fraser
Photojournalist & Enrichment Speaker
National Newspaper Photographer, Daily Telegraph/Sunday Times
Coming from: Mold,  Flintshire  UK
After a 30 year career in newspapers, James has vast experience of events, people and places to share with Cruise Line passengers, from the highs and lows of the Royal family, political campaigns of all hues, to the birth and rise of celebrity culture and experience of trouble spots including Northern Ireland and the Afghanistan conflict. Covering major elections since 1979 has given Jim a fascinating insight into the political world, photographing many prime ministers. Jim shows a huge range of images to give life to these stories.

Paul RG Haley
Coming from: East Ardsley,  Wakefield  UK
Paul is a Fellow of the Master Photographers Association and was awarded his Master Craftsman of The Guild of Photographers in 2011. He has been a full time professional photographer since 1968, and today runs an image consultancy for fellow professionals. He was one of only 3 civilian photographers to photograph the Falklands War in 1982. His talks cover a wide range of photography, motivating people to take and improve their own images and showing his own photography with a wide appeal from places like Botswana and the big five animals to a fun celebrity quiz from the red carpet.

Lucy Holden
Coming from: Dereham,  Norfolk  UK
Lucy opened her own studio in London before deciding to expand her capabilities, and increase her photograph stock levels by travelling the world. She now makes a living as a wedding and portrait photographer, a creator of advertising images and undertakes commercial graphic designing. Making use of the comedic side to her personality, she encourages audience participation, is easy on the ears, and makes learning fun. She is in her element teaching to large audiences especially on cruise ships.

David Horsley
Wildlife Biologist
PhD in Evolutionary Genetics
Coming from: Holt,  Norfolk  UK
After leaving research David has been much involved in various aspects of Biological Education. His interest in and passion for wildlife photography and videography provides most of the material for his lectures. This includes material from Europe including particularly the whole of Scandinavia and Iberia, as well as good detail of wildlife of the Caribbean, Falkland Islands, Coastal South America, Australia & Peru.

Paul Howard
Photography Tuition & Editing
Coming from: Fosters Booth,  Northamptonshire  UK
For nearly a decade Paul Howard has had the privilege of being a "guest speaker" on various cruise ships. Paul presents PowerPoint talks and slideshows, on the subject that touches everyone, be they beginners or seasoned amateur photographers. He sheds light on how they can look at subjects from different viewpoints and how to enhance what they have already taken. There have been many emails from past guests complimenting him on how simply and easily he puts across the pleasures of photography. He can take limited size groups around the ship showing them “hands on” demonstrations.

Colin Joyce
Watercolour Art Instructor & Photography Tutor
Coming from: Dunfermline,  Fife  UK
Born in Sunderland, Co Durham in 1957, Colin has lived in Dunfermline, Fife since 2004. Having always had an interest in art since early school years, Colin studied art to Advanced level and, later, part-time college. Colin pursued a career in Financial Services for 38 years, painting in his spare time. He took early retirement in 2013 to concentrate on painting full time. Colin has been fortunate to have studied with renowned oil painter Ken Howard RA OBE, also internationally known watercolourists Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet. Colin writes articles for Leisure Painter magazine and is a watercolour instructor on cruise ships.

Ken Lennox
Celebrity Photographer
Coming from: London,    UK
Ken works for most of the major newspapers and magazines in the UK and overseas. He has won British Press Photographer of the Year four times and other awards including Royal Photographer of the Year and Sports Photographer of the Year and News picture of the year twice. For many years he was an accredited royal photographer, travelling extensively across the world, covering tours with the Queen, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Ken has also covered a number of wars, including Bosnia, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kosovo, The Lebanon, East Timor, Somalia and the Gulf War.

Paulette Mitchell
Cookbook Author & Enrichment Speaker
Coming from: Minneapolis,  Minnesota  USA
Paulette Mitchell, the internationally-known author of 13 cookbooks, presents lectures featuring her photos from 130 countries. She explores off-the-beaten paths capturing destinations’ intrinsic allure in the elements of cultures and cuisines. She advises guests on insightful photo composition. Among her favorite subjects are the enigmatic faces of people. Paulette’s lectures offer firsthand advice on seeing the world as a traveler rather than as a tourist. She can also provide destination-specific Signature Menus, cooking demonstrations, and classes featuring cuisines of the ports.

Dr Param Sandhu
Tiger and Nature Photography
Coming from: Ponteland,  Newcastle upon Tyne  UK
Param is a nature photographer with a special interest and passion for photographing tigers in the wild. Param, a trained medical doctor, has travelled extensively; including as far afield as the Galapagos Islands and Fiji. He has trekked to Everest Base Camp and up Kilimanjaro and he has documented the beauty of Ladakh in the Himalayas through his lens. An experienced and confident public speaker, Param's talks have been well-received and he is currently in demand to speak at various events in the UK and as a guest speaker on cruise ships.

Martin Saunders
Wildlife Cameraman
Coming from: Bristol,  -  UK
Martin always had an interest in Film Making, and in 1968 started working in the Film Unit in Bristol where the BBC Natural History Unit was based. He filmed many types of programmes ranging from Drama and Light Entertainment to Documentary and Natural History. In 1976 he became a principal cameraman on the first major David Attenborough series, 'Life On Earth' and then went on to film many more in the wildlife series. Since 1992 Martin has worked as a freelance Film Cameraman and won a BAFTA award for photography for the Wildlife Special on Polar Bears.

David Trotter
Coming from: High Wycombe.,  Buckinghamshire  UK
Since a young man David has had an enthusiasm for photography. He has embraced the techniques of making pictures with impact in the digital age using the tools that the computer allows. However, he strongly believes that learning to take better photographs can be achieved with the simplest of cameras, mobile phones or tablets. With a quick sense of humour he encourages the participation of his audience, is easy on the ears, and makes learning fun. Using many of his own pictures, his presentations with music & effects create lively talks based on his passion for Travel & Photography.

Neville John Turner
Veterinary Surgeon & Photographer
Coming from: Barnard Castle,  County Durham  UK
Neville graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree in 1968. He spent over 30 years in mixed, (mainly farm animal) practice. Carrying a camera at all times resulted in a library of 40,000 transparencies covering all aspects of veterinary life, dales heritage, wildlife, domestic animals, farming and landscape. Neville has been delivering his illustrated lectures on ships since 1996, and his presentations are based on his working life in Teesdale. His subject matter includes natural history, and the culture, traditions, and geography of life in the High Pennines.

Stephen Walby
Coming from: Walberton, Arundel,  West Sussex  UK
Stephen is a professional photographer with broad experience in a variety of photographic areas, his commercial clients have included Body Shop, Waitrose & Hilton Hotels. His social, portrait & Travel photography has taken him from New England to the South Pacific with his work featuring in books, magazines, greetings cards & calendars. Stephen enjoys sharing with others the secrets of good photography. Drawing on four decades of experience, Stephen has a rare ability to introduce camera skills and build confidence in others using simple and accessible techniques.

Geoff and Cherrie Whittle
Asian Wildlife & Tiger Conservation
Coming from: Poole,  Dorset  UK
Geoff was originally a London Ad man. After marrying Cherrie in 1977 they travelled extensively around the world before returning to England to establish their own Ad Agency. In their early forties they gave everything up, sold all they owned, and moved (with their two boys) to India to establish a tiger conservation project in the heart of the Indian jungles. Geoff lectures on Tiger conservation & wildlife photography.

Nick Williams
Wildlife Photography & Travel
Coming from: Rippingale.,  Lincolnshire  UK
Nick had a long career as a teacher, eventually becoming a head teacher. Since he retired in 1989, he has travelled the world taking photographs of wildlife, people and places, making a living giving presentations. His shows are highly informative as well as being entertaining, with lots of anecdotes, stories and atmospheric music- a formula that has led to him being re-booked year after year.