Public Talks and Workshops

"It was a pleasure to work with you and your talk was great."

Mandy Reynolds, TEDx Curator and Licensee, Cornwall

"It was a great (TED) talk. "

Peter Sjostedth, Exeter University

"I was very honoured to be invited along to TEDxTruro with Jarrang. I am a big fan of TED talks and regularly watch them online so it was amazing being able to attend a talk in Cornwall.

It was a great listening to all the fascinating speakers as part of the live audience and I found this massively increased the impact of their speeches on me, making certain speeches capture my attention that I otherwise would not have considered giving my time to.

An example of this was a speech given by Hugh Hastings, a Chelsea football club photographer and his experience as a photographer for the last 40 years. I’m not particularly a fan of football but his speech on how the value of a photograph has changed dramatically over the years through the development of technology and the importance of treasuring and collecting memories really left an impression on me.

Overall it was an amazing day and I left the event feeling like I’d gained an insight into subject areas that I’d never been exposed to before. I’d definitely go again!

Fleur Stamford,

"Hugh has a stellar reputation for engaging with his audiences."

James Loader, Pro Business Marketing Manager, Digital Imaging, Sony UK

"The best speaker we have had."
Peter Jones' Store Manager

"The best speaker we have had in the last six years."

Chris Robins, St Austell Camera Club

"Hugh captured the imagination and interest of the audience from the moment he arrived on stage. His talk was unique, informative and exciting and really allowed the audience to relate to him. We could have continued for at least another hour!"
Rebecca Robertson, Conde Naste Traveller Luxury Travel Fair

"I spent the last two days with reviewing the event and we are very happy that everything went so well. We received very positive feedback from the photographers about the event, the Alpha 9 and of course about your presentation which was very interesting for them."

Susanne Stadler-Graf, Sony Austria & Switzerland

"THANK YOU so much for your talks, especially at the last minute for our masterclass - you were so great, and I can't thank you enough."

Flossy Belm, Marketing & Events Manager, Leica UK

"In his ambassadorial work Hugh is a lively, engaging public speaker and Workshop leader on photography, who can entertain and inform all levels of photographers and those with a genuine interest in photography."

The Photography Show, NEC 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

"Very many thanks once again for your presentation to our monthly meeting last night, the positive feedback that I have received both last night and throughout today has been amazing!"

Mark Barfoot, COSC Hastings & District

"Thank you for your professional services over the last few days and working with all the young people and adults. Everyone has had a truly amazing experience."

Rachel Perris, Carnelian Coaching

"Once again, great talk!"

Toyin Oshodi, Photographer

"I spoke to you after your talk at the NEC yesterday, and have been buzzing to find out more since then."

Cathy Thornton

"I drove 8 hours to get here and your talk on photography made every minute of it worthwhile."

David Symonds

"Love the blog on MirrorLessons from your shooting of the Chelsea parade - beautifully written! It will be brilliant to have you on the stand as you are always great with our customers."

Barney Sykes, Head of Imaging Marketing,
Panasonic UK

"Thank you for speaking for Leica at the Show - you had a fantastic turnout!"

Cassandra Grant, Event Manager, TPS 2016

"Awesome photography tips from @hughhastings in @LuxTravelFair in London"
Ryazan Tristam

"Loved the presentation on photography by @hughhastings at the Luxury Travel Fair...what a legend!"

" Hugh Hastings' talk was truly inspiring & informative!"

"Thank you Hugh Hastings for inspirational and entertaining stories!"
Maria Pangoli

"Your talk today was so inspirational and it has made me more determined than ever." Peter Haygarth

"Thank you once again for giving us such a superb evening yesterday. I think the level of success was reflected in the level of engagement by members – they were fascinated. Several people said afterwards how much they enjoyed the presentation – so THANK YOU!"
Geoff Osborne, Programme Secretary, St Agnes Photo Club

"You were great."

Nick Driftwood, Brighton

"Great talk today."
Logo Logo Ltd

"I sat in on your talk at Peter Jones last night and really enjoyed your pointers."
Martin Kearney

"That was awesome, Hugh completely nailed it - again!"
Mark Baber, Panasonic UK

"Great talk, you came across really well"
James Beer

"Hey, I chased you to speak to you after your talk today - loved your projects."

Jason Riahi

"We loved the way you chose to take control and show the camera's abilities, it was so visual that even our non-English speaking guests were completely enthralled by it."

Mareen Ott, European Product Manager, Panasonic Digital Imaging

Venues for Hugh's talks to-date include :

• Vienna, Austria

• Eight venue Workshop Tour in 2017

• Seminar at grand opening of new Wex store, London

• Peter Jones in Sloane Square

• The Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham, public talks on stage in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

• The 50+ Show at Olympia

• Falmouth University
• The Conde Nast Traveller Luxury Travel Fair at Olympia 2014, 2015
• Brighton Fringe
• Product launches in Mallorca.

To book Hugh please email

Sony, Vienna, Austria

Sony, Sussex, UK

John Lewis Store, Sloane Square, London

John Lewis Store, Sloane Square, London

Leica, London Olympia

Sony, NEC Birmingham

Conde Nast Traveller, Luxury Travel Fair

Sony a9 camera brochure


North Cornwall Book Festival

Leica, The Photography Show, NEC, with Tom Stoddart, Ram Shergill

Birmingham NEC

24 Hours in Montmartre. 

Brighton Fringe

Product launch, Mallorca

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