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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

“Creative Vision”

Paul talks about how he relates the same creative principals and techniques he uses as a professional graphic designer to his photography.

Duration: 2 hours which includes a 15 minute interval

Please contact me for available dates and lecture fees etc.


Current Lecture Dates

Date: 2nd September 2019
Location: Windsor PS
www.windsor-photographic-society.co.uk
Subject: Woodland Ways

Date: 11th September 2019
Location: Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
/www.whitchurchhillcameraclub.co.uk
Subject: Confessions of a Landscape Photographer

Date: 26th September 2019
Location: East Grinstead Camera Club
www.egcc.org.uk
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 1st October 2019
Location: Fleet Camera Club
http://www.affcc.uk/
Subject: TBC

Date: 3rd October 2019
Location: Tring Camera Club
www.tringcameraclub.co.uk
Subject: Woodland Ways

Date: 7th October 2019
Location: Hemel Hempstead Camera Club
https://hhps.org.uk/
Subject: RPS Distinctions

Date: 14th November 2019
Location: Royston PS
https://roystonphotographicsociety.co.uk/
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 26th November 2019
Location: Harrow Camera Club
www.harrowcamera.co.uk
Subject: Woodland Ways

Date: 28th November 2019
Location: Tonbridge Camera Club
www.tonbridgecameraclub.org.uk
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 14th January 2020
Location: St Neots Camera Club
www.stneots-camera-club.org.uk
Subject: Confessions of a Landscape Photographer

Date: 28th January 2020
Location: Maidenhead Camera Club
www.maidenhead.cc
Subject: Confessions of a Landscape Photographer

Date: 13th February 2020
Location: Chichester Camera Club
https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk
Subject: Creative Vision

Date: 9th March 2020
Location: Kingston Camera Club
www.kingstoncameraclub.co.uk
Subject: TBC

Date: 18th March 2020
Location: Yateley Camera Club
www.yateleycameraclub.co.uk
Subject: TBC

Date: 30th March 2020
Location: Amersham PS
www.amershamphotosoc.com
Subject: Creative Vision

Date: 7th April 2020
Location: Maidstone Camera Club
www.maidstonecameraclub.org.uk
Subject: Confessions of a Landscape Photographer

Date: 20th April 2020
Location: Wimborne Camera Club
www.wimbornecameraclub.org.uk
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 28th April 2020
Location: Eastbourne Photographic Society
www.eastbournephotographicsociety.club
Subject: TBC

Date: 5th May 2020
Location: Oxford Photographic Society
www.oxfordphotosociety.co.uk
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 19th May 2020
Location: Nottingham Photographic Society
www.nnps.org
Subject: Woodland Ways

Date: 7th June 2020
Location: Lincolnshire Mono Group
http://www.lincspa.co.uk/
Subject: TBC

Date: 23rd July 2020
Location: Malden Camera Club
http://maldencameraclub.org.uk/
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 12th August 2020
Location: Horsham Camera Club
http://www.horshamphotographicsociety.co.uk/
Subject: The Seeing Eye

Date: 15th September 2020
Location: Duston Camera Club
www.dustoncamera.org.uk
Subject: TBC

Date: 1st October 2020
Location: Welbourn Camera Club
http://melbournphotoclub.com/
Subject: TBC