Richard knows how to attract and hold the attention of photographic club members. His presentation overflowed with thoughtfully constructed advice, helpfully illustrated techniques and approaches to image making, and numerous interventions of well practiced humour. His presentation began with an invitation to admire light, to embrace it, to get to know it, to love it and to recognise that it is never bad, just sometimes difficult. He then shared his rich knowledge about the science of light waves and colour, and the light which is visible both to the human eye and the camera. His presentation brimmed with practical examples and knowledge that members can take into the field and the digital darkroom to capture and conjure more striking images.