Dave Butcher has been giving lectures on his black and white photography since 1988, mainly to UK camera clubs. He is an Ilford Master Darkroom Printer and also gives black and white darkroom printing masterclasses to colleges and universities.
He travels widely, as you can see from the visited clubs listed below. If you are interested, give Dave a ring to talk over the possibilities for him to come to your club, photographic or otherwise. To help you to suggest dates that are more likely to meet with acceptance it may be worth checking his events calendar. Unsolicited testimonials from clubs and individuals after my lectures are shown at the bottom of the page.
For information, all of the lectures show original black and white darkroom prints. They are all made from film negatives printed in the darkroom using traditional darkroom techniques and Ilford materials.
The lectures are mostly about the black and white photographs and the background to each image. This means they are just as appropriate to a digital worker as to a traditional one. If your club members enjoy seeing stunning black and white prints of landscapes, cities, coasts, trees, waterfalls, skiing, mountaineering, etc. then there is sure to be something to interest them!
There are 4 lectures currently available, see below.
We will bring copies of my current 3 books, Land Light, Snow Light and City Light for sale at much reduced prices compared to normal cover prices. They will be signed by Dave Butcher on the night. You may like to let your members or audience know so that they can bring some money along to make purchases on the night.
Covid-19 note: Dave does not give Zoom or any other sort of video lecture. All of his lectures are given in person to an audience in the same room! They are all illustrated with darkroom prints up to 24×20 inches. We have resumed taking lecture bookings for dates from Autumn 2021.