An Evening with Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Simon Stafford: Friday, 19th July 2013


Grays of Westminster Presents
An Evening With…
Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE
Simon Stafford
Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX
6:30p.m. for 7:00p.m., Friday, 19th July 2013

Paul Joynson-Hicks harbours an exuberant passion for Africa, where he has lived and worked for the past twenty years as a professional photographer.

At the very heart and soul of his photography is his love of the continent and the sheer vibrancy of African life, which are reflected in his four published coffee table books that celebrate in photographs the drama of Tanzania, Uganda, the South Luangwa Valley in Zambia and Saadani National Park in southern Tanzania.

Originally from the United Kingdom, currently Paul lives in Tanzania from where he runs his commercial photography business Blue Mango Ltd.. Fluent in Swahili and with an insightful perception of local cultures, Paul has travelled far and wide throughout Africa with his cameras, producing strong, evocative images, many inspired by his enthusiastic interest in the continent’s wildlife, for a broad range of clients.


During this exclusive event, which promises to be a highly entertaining and enlightening evening, Paul will show a collection of his wildlife pictures sharing the tales behind them in a relaxed and engaging forum.

A seasoned wildlife photography safari leader, Paul will be only too willing to discuss the concepts and motivation that he draws upon, together with the photographic techniques that he employs to record his captivating images.



In addition to his photographic endeavours, Paul is a highly committed philanthropist who has established a number of very successful charitable and commercial organizations throughout the East African region, created to help make happier and more financially stable lives for some of the poorest people in the world. He was awarded an MBE in 2011 in recognition of this work.

Following the presentation, both Paul Joynson-Hicks and Simon Stafford will host a comprehensive Q&A session to answer your questions and discuss both choice of equipment and use of photographic techniques in wildlife photography.

The cost of the event will be a special price of £20 if you are a current Nikon Owner subscriber, and includes refreshments. To book, please email your full name, postal address, daytime mobile and landline, as well as your Nikon Owner username/subscription to me, Gillian Greenwood:

If you are not currently a Nikon Owner subscriber, would you be kind enough to make a note of this in your email – in order to book a place at the event, you will be able to join or re-join Nikon Owner when we call you to formalise the booking.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone. There are limited places available, so do book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment.

Travelling to Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX: the nearest underground station is Warren Street, but please do make sure that it is open – it is occasionally closed and if so, Goodge Street station is a good option.


About Nikon Owner

Standard Annual Subscription – £69

  • 1-year Subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images. All back issues are now available on line as PDFs.
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions

Gold subscription: – special price £231 when booking this course

  • 3-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Special offers to Gold subscribers throughout the period of subscription
  • A signed copy of Heather Angel’s Wild Kew while stocks last or a Simon Stafford Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice.
  • Nikon Owner quarterly magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to the subscribers-only website which includes a forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events page and use of a photo gallery
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on training sessions organised by Grays of Westminster, including Mike Maloney’s Workshops, Heather Angel’s Wildlife & Natural History Workshops, Simon Stafford’s Definitive Flash, Portraiture and Macro Training Sessions, Michael Eleftheriades’ panoramic and colour-calibration seminars and Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses.

Cancellation policy:

Please note that once you have booked a place on any event, workshop or seminar, a full refund can only be provided when you give us 7 days prior notice of cancelling your place.

With very best wishes
Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator

Grays of Westminster
40 Churton Street,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7828 4925
Fax: +44 (0)20 7976 5783

Open Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We are closed on Public and Bank Holidays.

DISCLAIMER: The various organisers of these events and photo-outings together with Nikon Owner magazine are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating these meetings on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come on any such meeting or outing will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of joining any of the group events. Some of the outings can be expected to involve travel by foot while photographing in the various locations. Each participant will be deemed responsible for ensuring his or her own safety at all times and the safety of his or her belongings, and no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard. In other words we shall all act reasonably, safely and responsibly and each person will join the party on the understanding that they do so entirely at their own risk.




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