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Here you can find details of upcoming AOP events, including career talks, seminars, online exhibitions or workshops.

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Look/15 - Liverpool International Photography Festival

The Association of Photographers presents

The 31st AOP Photography Awards

30 April – 31 May, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

 Photographer and AOP Member Wendy Carrig will curate this show taken from finalists and winners of the 31st AOP Photography Awards, responding to the LOOK/15:Exchange theme components of women, migration and memory.

This showcase of the cream of commercial photography was originally selected by photographers Rankin and Tom Stoddart as well as major names in the creative world including Sarah Pascoe, Mark George and Susie Babchick. The Awards photographs were first shown at the Business Design Centre, London, in December 2014 and are included in The Book which is available from the AOP website.

The Awards will take on a new life through this specially curated exhibition and new space. With such a prominent selection panel, award history and professional membership, this show is sure to tantalise.

To find out more information, click here.

Ray Massey - Embracing Change

6.30-9pm, Wednesday 24th June 

Camden Park Studios, The Church Hall, Camden Park Road, London NW1 9AY

Ray Massey will throw the doors to his studio open and tell us the secrets of his successful career as a pro photographer. Ray believes 'the essence of creativity is not about keeping it close to one's chest but sharing it and giving it away'. This obliges us to think fresh, move on and create again – always 'embracing change'. 

This promises to be an enlightening evening, we hope you can come along. 

Tickets for this event cost £5 for AOP members and £10 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.    

Book here 

An Introduction to Social Media

Thursday 25 June, 6pm-8.30pm.

AOP Offices, Holborn Studios, Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 5ED

Find yourself confused by Facebook, unsure what a hashtag is and why on earth you would want people to ‘follow you’; then look no further!

This informal 3-hour workshop with Gavin Freeborn will introduce you to basic social media principles. You’ll get the chance to ask all the questions you’ve always wanted to, and find out dos and don’ts that you didn’t even know about!

It will include: 

  • What is social media and is it for me?
  • How can it help your business?
  • Which platform/platforms should you use?
  • Developing a presence/resources
  • Balancing offline and online communication
  • How you build followers e.g. competitions
  • Testimonials/recommendations through social media
  • The dos and don'ts
  • Tricks of the trade e.g. story building
  • The pitfalls of social media
  • Hiatus periods

Places are £20 AOP members and £30 non-members and include refreshments of tea and coffee. Previously this event has sold out very quickly, book your place early to save disappointment.

Book your place here

More information

A marketing and communications professional for over 10 years, Gavin Freeborn currently coordinates social media for Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. The field of social media is also integral to his international portrait and documentary photography practice, which is a combination of commercial and artistic work.

To know more about the event and Gavin Freeborn, please find him on Facebook and Twitter.

Breaking The Mould

New date to be confirmed  

The Journey from student to professional photographer

Philip Haynes will be hosting a talk about his journey from student photographer to professional photographer. This illusrated talk is aimed at students and those at the beginning of their photography career. After the talk, attendees will get the chance to ask Philip questions about the steps he took to become a professional photographer.

Philip has been an AOP member for many years, starting as a Student member whilst attending Norwich School of Art & Design. After graduating in 2009 he went on to work with several of our high profile Photographer members as an Assistant member before becoming a Photographer member himself. Philip won best in category for Non-commissioned Life single at the AOP Photography Awards 2014 and he is signed to Peter Bailey Productions.


Tickets are £5 each, and the event is open to all. Please purchase tickets here.

Includes refreshments.

Past Events

Introduction to Photographic Copyright and Licences - 22nd May

Secrets to Making a Great First Impression - 6th May 2015

AOP Image Magazine @ Proud Archivist - 9th April 2015

An Introduction to Social Media - 26th March 2015

The Photography Show - 21st-24th March 2015

AIM Start Ups - 18th March 2015

What Next - 14th March 2015

Holborn Studios Open Day - 14th March 2015

Daylite Seminar - Wednesday 25th Feburary 2015

AOP Assistant's Portfolio Critique - Wednesday 18th Feburary 2015

Unseen London - an illustrated talk by Dazeley - Wednesday 28th January 2015

Helmand Return - Robert Wilson - October 16th - November 30th 2014

AOP Portolio Reviews at ShootLDN - Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd October 2014

ShootLDN AOP Portolio Reviewer Biographies - 22nd & 23rd October 2014

How easy is it to infringe copyright? - Tuesday 7th October 2014

AOP Assistant's Portfolio Critique - Wednesday 24th September

FIELDS OF BATTLE LANDS OF PEACE 14 -18 - Friday 12th September 2014

Member Workshop, Summer Drinks and World Cup - Tuesday 8th July 2014

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