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I speak regularly to many different audiences about my photography, places I have been and people I meet. Here is a list of my current talks.

What people are saying:

You are an excellent speaker, animated, very natural/relaxed/not reading notes, humourous, good story teller.. AND your photos are outstanding in content and quality,style!! J. Hunt – Probus

Your presentation got RAVE  reviews from everyone!! I really enjoyed your images & the related snippets of info!! S Tembe, Whitby

Rob, my man — what a terrific presentation you gave last night — thoroughly engaging on all counts, the perfect blend of sass and sacred. THANK YOU! J Grant, Sarasota, Fl


The Challenges (and rewards) of Travel Photography

A light hearted look as well as some technical aspects of the challenges of travel photography. From travelling in polar climates as well as Europe, North America, Central and South America – lots of tips and images that can help you with your next adventure. 1 hr in length

2.8 and Beyond

A look at my life as a professional photographer – the places, the images, the people, the landscapes that have all helped to shape my life. From penguins to moose and Force 11 storms in the Drake Passage, the material that goes along with the “job”. 1 hr in length

Chasing Ernie

In November 2014 I had the privilege of being part of the Centenary voyage of Ernest Shackleton’s ill fated 1914 Trans Antarctic journey. I worked as the expedition photographer with One Ocean Expeditions on their ship, the Sergei Vavilov, who hosted the trip –  Join me as I take you on that journey – telling the story through my images, the descendants accounts – a story that still today is a marvel of the human spirit and endurance. 90 min in length

Rambles and Musings under the Spell of Algonquin

My backyard as I like to call it – living 15 minutes from the west gate to Algonquin allows me to get there rather frequently. Images, stories and places that I like to hike, paddle in the Park are the order of the day.  I was the keynote presenter at the Friends of Algonquin fundraiser in 2015 – using this presentation. 1 hr in length

Creative Images

Putting the WOW into your photographer – a technical presentation looking at how to get the most out of your camera – technical tips, composition and learning how to see. Aimed at the beginner and intermediate photographer. This presentation can be a full day workshop or a 1 hour talk.

Wild Ontario

A look at my photo adventures throughout Ontario – from Polar Bear Provincial Park to 1000 Islands – lots of funny stories and the people i have encountered. 1 hr in length

Antarctica – the Last Great Wilderness

I have been going to Antarctica for the past 12 years, crossed the Drake Passage over 40 times, survived hurricanes – this landscape is incredible. Through my images and stories – see what a truely special place this is. 1 hr

The Artists and Photographers Guide to Wild Ontario


This is taken from the book of the same name, published by Firefly Book, co-authored by myself and Craig Thompson. A look at the many places in Ontario to set up your tripod or easel. 1 hr in length