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Paul Mitchell FRPS

Born in East Yorkshire, Paul's interest for photography began at school. He then studied graphic design at art college and soon after began his design career in London working for many well known FMCG companies and brands. He now lives, and runs his own design consultancy in Buckinghamshire and tries to devote most of his free time to photographing the landscape.

Paul has had numerous exhibitions in London and the South East and has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and currently serves on the Fine Art Distinctions Panel. A trustee of the Stephen H Tyng Collection, a member of the prestigious Arena group and a founder member of The Landscape Collective UK (LCUK). Paul is also a well respected photographic judge and lecturer.

Paul has also been successful in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, winning the Sunday Times Choice Award in 2013, the Urban Category winner in 2015 and commended in 2017 and 2018. He has also had recent successes in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year and the International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Apart from his self-published book on pinhole photography “Spirit of Light” he has collaborated with four renowned photographers to publish “The Coast – a personal view of the English coastline”. 

Current Lecture Subjects

"Confessions of a Landscape Photographer"

An illustrated talk about how Paul researches and plans ahead before going on his landscape photography trips at different locations (coast, woodland etc.). He also gives an insight as to what techniques he uses when composing landscapes and the type of landscape images he would make under varying weather conditions. It also covers the type of software apps, filters and equipment he uses. Paul's talk is fully illustrated with digitally projected images and prints.

Duration: 2 hours which includes a 15 minute interval

'Woodland Ways'

This talk centre's around some of Paul's favourite woodland locations including Burnham Beeches, Savernake Forest and various locations throughout the UK. Paul's talk is fully illustrated with digitally projected images and prints made throughout the four seasons.

Duration: 2 hours which includes a 15 minute interval

"The Seeing Eye"

Paul talks about looking beyond the obvious and includes exploring details, textures and shapes found in both nature and man made objects. He will also explain various creative techniques such as intentional camera movement, multiple exposures through to the use of creative lenses and filters. Paul's talk is fully illustrated with digitally projected images.

Duration: 2 hours which includes a 15 minute interval

"Spirit of Light"

A pinhole specific illustrated talk explaining the basic principles of pinhole photography and why Paul still uses one. The talk culminates in the planning and execution of his successful Fellowship panel, the first person to achieve this accolade with pinhole photography. Paul's talk is fully illustrated with digitally projected images supplemented with his Fellowship Panel of 20 prints

Duration: 2 hours which includes a 15 minute interval

Please contact me for available dates and lecture fees etc.

Current Lecture Dates

Date: 17th January 2019
Location: Tring Camera Club
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 24th January 2019
Location: Ealing & Hampshire House Photographic Society
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 12th February 2019
Location: Hampstead Photographic Society
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 18th February 2019
Location: Cambridge Camera Club
Subject: Woodland Ways

Date: 3rd March 2019
Location: RPS Landscape Group Conference
Subject: Woodland Ways

Date: 20th March 2019
Location: Windlesham & Camberley Camera Club
Subject: Confessions of a Landscape Photographer

Date: 2nd April 2019
Location: Harpenden PS
Subject: Confessions of a Landscape Photographer

Date: 11th April 2019
Location: Stokesley PS
Subject: Confessions of a Landscape Photographer

Date: 12th April 2019
Location: Wickham Photographic Club
Subject: TBC

Date: 18th April 2019
Location: Wokingham & East Berkshire Camera Club
Subject: Tog Cast recording with Sam Gregory

Date: 26th April 2019
Location: Selsden Camera Club
Subject: TBC

Date: 9th May 2019
Location: Backwell Camera Club
Subject: Woodland Ways

Date: 15th May 2019
Location: Loughton Camera Club
Subject: Pinhole Photography

Date: 28th November 2019
Location: Tonbridge Camera Club
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 9th March 2020
Location: Kingston Camera Club
Subject: TBC

Date: 1st May 2020
Location: Eastbourne Photographic Society
Subject: TBC