Visiting Speaker

05/06/2023 @ 19:30 – 21:30

On the 5th June, Wakefield Camera Club Welcomes Bill Ward to present his “in Search of” presentation. This will explain a bit about Bill’s background and Acting career (some of you may know Bill from Coronation street and Emmerdale!) before progressing onto the photographs that Bill takes and why he takes them. The talk will cover most of Bills range of imagery so be prepared for seascapes / Landscapes and a fair bit of urban work.

in the second half, Bill will go on to talk about Creative Photography (ICM and multiple Exposures) which he has enjoyed capturing for over a decade!

We are assured of seeing plenty of photos on the evening,

This will no doubt be one of the highlights of the year and not to be missed so please do grab a seat early and we look forward to seeing you on the evening!

For a little more about Bill – see below links to his website and Biography.



Bill Ward is a multi-award winning photographer and actor, born and raised in

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.


He was awarded the Adobe Prize at the 2015 UK Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards (also Commended 2013 and 2020), and this year was honoured to be a judge for

UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022. He won Best Seascape at the 2020 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, and runner up in the “Your Vision” category at SLPOTY 2021. His work is frequently Commended, Shortlisted and Nominated in competitions all over the world.

His work has been exhibited in numerous fine art galleries around the UK including the Mick Oxley Gallery in Northumberland, Contemporary Six and the Wendy J Levy Gallery in Manchester, and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, and books. He’s been a regular writer and contributor for the worldwide “ICM Photography Magazine” since its inception, and gives talks at Photographic Societies all over the UK, Europe and North America.  He uses Pentax cameras, and is proud to be both an Ambassador for Pentax Ricoh UK, and a Tour Leader for Light and Land.


His primary photographic subject matter is landscapes, whether natural, urban or industrial.  He specialises in creative photography, and is particularly drawn to water.


A lifelong traveller, he’s interested not just in the places he goes, but the time that he spends in them. It’s this that forms the basis of his work: specifically how it felt to spend this particular time, with this particular place.


An actor for over 20 years, he has performed in over 30 Television shows and Films,

and over 50 Plays since turning professional in 2000.


He is probably best known for playing the badly behaved builder

Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street, a role he played for over 400 episodes and three and a half years, and for which he won numerous awards.  He also played the long suffering farmer James Barton in Emmerdale, also for more than 3 years and 300 episodes, and for which he was also nominated for a number of awards.  Recent TV work includes After Life for Netflix, The Hunt for Raoul Moat for ITV, and Before We Die for Channel 4/Worldwide.  He recently finished performing the brand new British musical “Are You As Nervous As I Am” at the Greenwich Theatre, London.


His Theatre work includes multiple roles in London’s West End (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Spamalot, Million Dollar Quartet, Viva Forever), UK Tours (The Glee Club, Shakespeare in Love, Legally Blonde, Look Back in Anger), Rep Theatre (Bristol Old Vic, Bath Theatre Royal, Manchester Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, Theatre Clwyd), New Writing (National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre, White Bear) and Off West End (Southwark Playhouse, Greenwich Theatre).

Constantly in search of peace and quiet, his photography is a response, and in many ways an antidote, to the time he spends as an actor working in the public eye.