Steve has been sharing his work at seminars, workshops and at speaking events across Australia since 1975 and he has recently returned from Brazil where he represented Australia at the ‘Australia Now Festival’ through talks, workshops, and exhibitions.
His enthusiastic and motivational presentation style, along with stunning images of Australia’s iconic plants, animals, landscapes and cultural icons, have made his events nationally renown across a broad community of people interested in nature connection, conservation, natural history, Australian photography, and photographic art.
Why not invite Steve to speak at your event
Talks are 90 minutes + Q&A
‘The Joy Of Photography’ workshops are
presented as half day, one day and weekend events – see below for details.
Steve Parish shares his life behind a lens photographing Australia, from where it began in the waters of South Australia, at the age of sixteen, to today. Packed with stories, humour, and adventure that inspire a connection to nature in everyday life and the importance of pursuing personal goals in life.
Nature connection and a creative life purpose have enabled Steve to positively manage a life-long struggle with depression. Steve is an ambassador for Bush Heritage Australia and the Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland.
This is a keynote talk that suits a wide range of interests – travel, nature, nature connection, life enhancement, photography. Suitable for all ages.
90mins + Q&A
An introductory talk that explores every aspect of the photographic process, from the effects that a photographer’s state of mind can have on a final image, through camera techniques and on to the often ignored computerised organisation of projects.
Steve will also explore the rapidly changing styles that are now possible for transforming realistic images into fine art in the computer, a favorite pastime that is sweeping the globe. Steve discusses both physical and digital sharing and how it can enhance our lives in a multitude of ways.
This is a talk which suits a wide range of skill levels for participants who wish to both take new directions and or enter the world of digital photography as a hobby or professionally.
90mins + Q&A
This talk explores how our state of mind affects not just what we see but also how we feel. It also deals with weather and light quality, the management of lightness, darkness, softness and sharpness. When combined with pattern, texture, form and viewpoint this provides photographers with opportunities for creating images which command attention in what is a visually busy world. 90mins + Q&A
Suitable for all visual artists, not just photographers. 90mins + Q&A
Creatively expressing our emotions has been part of the human condition since time immemorial, and there is little more empowering than having developed a unique creative voice than to share it through visual expression with others. This popular and inspirational talk is particularly current in the digital age when so many people are now able to creatively express and share their work.
Steve Parish has been self-reinventing creatively since childhood, and he now acknowledges that it has been his creative expressions combined with nature connection that has enabled him to overcome many personal challenges and live a joyful and creatively full life.
This inspirational and motivational talk is applicable to a broad audience at all ages and levels of expertise.
90mins + Q&A
The songs and colours of birds and their curious behaviours fascinate us all and bring joy to our lives; let’s face it, the antics of our parrots melt even the hardest of hearts. The elegance of long-legged waterbirds, the flurry of ducks, the maneuverability of our small bush birds and the grace of our soaring raptors are but part of the magic that lures us into their world. This talk explores many facets of bird photography.
Suitable for all lovers of nature and photography. 90mins + Q&A