• Photographic lectures from Robert Canis
  • Photographic lectures from Robert Canis
  • Photographic lectures from Robert Canis


Robert is a much sought after public speaker having given hundreds of illustrated talks over the last 20 years to all manner of groups and societies throughout England including The Royal Photographic Society, RSPB and the National Trust.

A passionate and enthusiastic speaker, Robert has 6 lectures in his portfolio each illustrated with digital images. He can easily tailor his talk to fit in with the format of your evening or afternoon to last from 60 to 90 minutes, the latter with a mid-way break.

All, except Wildlife of the North Downs, are specifically destined for photography groups where Robert gives an insight into the mind and working methods of a professional nature photographer with innumerable tips on equipment and technique as well as the thought process behind creating his images.

  • A Nature Photographer's Year: My Journey through the Seasons
  • The Art of of Nature Photography
  • The Art of Plant and Fungi Photography
  • Best of the Year: A selection of Robert's finest images of nature over the last 12 months
  • Nature in Miniature: Macro and Creative Close-Ups
  • Wildlife of the North Downs

Please contact Robert here for details regarding fees and availability.


“Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for coming to present to us at Aperture last night. It was, quite simply, the best talk I've been to on photography for a long long time. Two hours of excellent photography, deep and detailed explanations, top tips (by the bucketload) and passion.

Passion is often the missing link in many of these sessions - "here is a picture, blah blah blah, lovely B&B, snorezzzzz..." is how it usually goes and I'm home in time for the news. I very nearly gave it a miss to go and do my other Tuesday "thing" where I take pictures of a different sort of wildlife, snowboarders. I am very pleased I didn't”.
Paul Parkinson (Aperture Photographic Society)

"Thank you for a very professional, informative, inspirational and well measured presentation on Tuesday evening. After running the group for 3 years and having welcomed various speakers, it's the first time I've known the audience to be almost question less! Great job. I've had several emails during the day and one in particular summed the general enthusiasm...

"That was without doubt the best photography evening I have ever spent. To have a professional prepared not only to show images but also to talk about tools and techniques in detail was invaluable…….Peter Jillians”.
Russell Harvey (Natural History Group of the Horsham Photographic Society)

“My wife and I accompanied by our wildlife fanatic son, were at last evening's meeting. We would all like you to know how much we enjoyed the experience. Your enthusiasm was catching and your presentation was exceptional - so many experts tend to "talk down"" to their audience and you did not.
In conclusion, quite the best talk we have had in the four years that I have been a member of the Sittingbourne Society - thank you very much indeed and keep up the good work”.
John Tyler (Sittingbourne Photographic Society)


Aside from giving talks, Robert is also available to judge photography competitions. Robert was once, himself, a camera club member and so fully appreciates how important it is to be on the one hand critical, but on the other, give constructive and helpful advice as he always keeps in mind that there is very likely to be a budding photographer out there entering his or hers first competition and what Robert does not want to do, is knock the confidence out of a promising individual. Something he himself has witnessed and, indeed, when much younger, was on the end of!

Testimonial letter

“Hi, just wanted to say how inspirational your judging was at the club last night. It's been a long time since I witnessed a judge (at our club) not scared to say when a print wasn't quite up to scratch. If only that horse’s mouth was four inches above the stable door! How will we all learn and improve our skills if we are not criticised. What a breath of fresh air your comments were, real technical help, constructive and 'colourful ' advice which made me want to come home and do better! Thanks and good luck to you”.
Jennifer (Gateway Camera Club)