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Photography Presentations and Keynote Speaking



Reserve a date  |  A 'Visual Journeys' Review  |  About 'Visual Journeys'  |  Letter of Thanks

Also see: Photoshop 'Boot Camp' workshops  |  Digital Presentations Workshop



If you seek an experienced photographer and presenter for your workshop, seminar or annual convention, who shares his love for photography in a most practical, informative, relaxing, and light-hearted manner then I believe I can help you. However, if you're looking for a dour, monotonous presenter then I'm not your man!

My current presentation, which is laden with many aspects of photography accompanied by many visual samples, is titled 'The Art of Seeing'. 'Art from the Ordinary' is also available. I also instruct in regard to . . .

The basics of photography plus techniques such deliberate blur, minimalism, selective focus, impact, long exposures, composition, depth of field, exposure, fill-flash, the use of filters, 'frames', the importance of light, perspective, white balance and design in nature et cetera.

Processing using Photoshop including the graphic arts, special effects, Photomerge, HDR alternatives and proper use, 'before and after', and the beneficial use of content aware fill et cetera.

John's Photo How-To articles are here

A brief biography of British photographer John Baker can be found here




To secure a presentation date, please get in touch via one of the following methods:



Email [preferred]


[+1] 208-559-8248

postal mail:

P.O. Box 939, Middleton, Idaho 83644-0939


I'm able to do presentations one Club at a time when practical, but Clubs sharing dates often works better. I'm also available for annual conventions be they photography based or otherwise.

Because of the Travel Images schedule there may be some 'immovable conflicts' due to seasonal photography, but by committing to a date off in the future I am able to alter the Travel Images schedule to suit.

On the other hand, if one of our photo tours takes us close or to your town, then scheduling becomes much easier with advance notice.





by Roz Rosenblum from the ‘Cable Release’ Newsletter,
of South Shore Camera Club, Long Island, New York

John Baker of Travel Images traveled from the Treasure Valley, Idaho, recently to present his fabulous ‘Visual Journeys’ program to our members. Those who saw it were treated to a unique experience.

In his *multi-projector show set to music, John used a ‘dissolve’ method whereby one slide lingered on the screen while the second slide was superimposed to create a ‘third image’.  *These days the presentations are entirely digital!

Visual impact
This coupling of the two images was well thought out and visually thrilling. A row of Canadian Mounties on horseback dissolved into lines of Aspen trees. Rows of round-faced Welsh students at their school desks slowly appeared from out of the blackness behind a section of fence and ‘captive’ Oak leaf, and ultimately faded into the next slide of pipe circles stacked at the side of the road.

John’s show was not ‘just’ a travelogue, but a true visual journey. ‘Still Life on the Run’ opened the program with images of everyday objects such as pencils and paper clips et cetera. How many noticed that all the slides were in a horizontal format and were un-cropped? It made for easy viewing.

John, thank you for sharing your visions and stimulating ours

Roz Rosenblum,
South Shore Camera Club,
Long Island, New York




Through the medium of digital presentations that subtlety merge words, music and carefully edited image dissolving, I zigzag the country to promote the 'art of photography' and the small-group photography trips of Travel Images Photography Tours.

The series of 60 plus short and 'dreamy' digital dissolve programs are collectively titled 'Visual Journeys', and since 1981, many, many presentations have been made in the UK, Canada, USA and on some photo trips.

For who?
Venues have included photographic clubs, photo conventions, photo seminars, photo workshops, banquets, churches and schools. They have also been shown on television in Wales and the United States.

Those directly photographically biased include 'Still Life on the Run' and Every Which Way'.

The travel related items include 'An English Essay', 'Interpretations of Yellowstone', 'New Zealand - Land of the long white cloud', 'Canadian Mountain Vision', 'Ireland', 'Idaho, a Winter's Tale', 'Nova Scotia', 'Image de California' and many more.

Among the natural history titles are 'Tapestry', 'Emergence' [Dragonfly metamorphosis], 'Flight', 'The Water's Edge' and 'Will of the Wind'.

Miscellaneous items include 'Ascent', 'Time', 'Blue Guitar', 'Wild West Hero', 'Pebble in the Sand', 'Days are Numbers', 'Rest my Weary Eyes' and others.

Presentation duration
Rather than one long program, 'Visual Journeys' is a series of short vignettes that enable the viewer to 'travel' to many places during the course of a presentation. The shortest piece is 3 minutes and the longest is 18 minutes. The average length of each piece is approximately 8 minutes.

Presentation length is at your discretion, but 45 to 75 minutes is sufficient time to screen a variety of subjects.

I love photography as you do, and want share what I have learnt in an entertaining, relaxing, fun and wholesome way.

My approach to digital presentations is very much an artistic one, with slowly dissolving images overlapping and creating what I describe as a 'third image'. Shadow areas in an image are the spot from whence the next image on the screen will emerge. I think you'll find them quite stunning too.





. . . from Max Burke, Convention Chairman, Columbia Council of Camera Clubs

Dear John.

I would like to express my sincere personal thanks, and on behalf of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs, a special thank you for presenting your excellent program at our conference.

Your program delighted the audience and I continued to get compliments regarding it throughout the convention. Your photography, presentation using dual projectors with beautiful fades, and witty character were perfect for getting us off on the right foot.

We hope it isn't a few years until we see you again at the Boise Camera Club. You know what the Boise Camera Club is all about, and we welcome your renewed participation either as a guest or member at any time.

Very truly yours,

Max Burke, Convention Chairman



Reserve a date  |  A 'Visual Journeys' Review  |  About 'Visual Journeys'  |  Letter of Thanks

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