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

If you have any queries please contact or call: +44 (0)20 7739 6669

AOP Assistant's Portfolio Critique

Wednesday 24th September 6:30pm - 9pm                                                                                                    

  Studio 1, Holborn Studios, N1 7ED

Would you like your portfolio critiqued by top photographer agents?

On Wednesday 24th September, we have a small panel of industry professionals ready and waiting to give you their invaluable advice and constructive opinions on your portfolio. Each Assistant is given ten minutes of one-on-one time with each critic; some of the names already confirmed include Peter Bailey, Lisa Pritchard, Peter Baily and Germaine Walker!

Have your portfolio ready and book yourself a place. It's advisable to book early as spaces are very limited.

Fee (incl. VAT):  £15 AOP Assistant Members   

                         £25 non-members

 Please email to book a place.

UPDATE: All places have been booked for this event, if you would like to have your name placed on the reserve list please email the above email.

"How easy is it to infringe copyright?" 

An evening talk / Q&A session available to AOP Members ONLY.
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£5.00 per person, please ensure you are signed into the website to book your place.

Tuesday 7th October from 5:30pm for 6pm Start, Ending at 7:30pm
Holborn Studios, 49/50 Eagle Wharf Road, London, N1 7ED

Refreshments of beer and sandwiches will be served.

"Photographers always panic about people infringing their copyright. This talk will highlight the need to be aware of the sorts of claims (including copyright infringement) that can be made against Photographers relating to their professional services. The talk will focus on ‘real life’ examples of claims made against Photographers and will provide practical advice on how best to protect your business from such claims."

Speakers: Kate Jacques - Hiscox Insurance
Matt Whinney - Hiscox Insurance
Charlie Swan - Swan Turton Solicitors 
Anne Mannion - Swan Turton Solicitors

Chair: Gwen Thomas, AOP

To Book your place please click here.

Sponsored by Hiscox.

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Hiscox is a leading specialist insurer underwriting a diverse range of personal and commercial insurance risks. We currently provide business insurance to over 150,000 SMEs, professionals and consultants in the UK. We design profession-specific policies which can be tailored to suit your business needs. We have been protecting media and creative services businesses since 1995. Swan Turton LLP is a commercial law firm based in London which focuses on media, IP and IT issues. We advise photographers on all their legal matters and provide a legal advice service through the AOP.

AOP Portolio Reviews at ShootLND

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The AOP is taking part in this year’s Hasselblad’s ShootLND event at the Truman Brewery on 22 and 23 October. AOP guest speaker Beth Taubner’s will discuss “The Psychology of Brand Building” during her seminar on the first day, Beth will also be joined by AOP Board members and successful photographers in their own right; Paul J Harvey and David Partner. All three will be on hand to offer their invaluable advice and constructive criticism of your portfolio. These one to one sessions will happen throughout both days and are your opportunity to get a professional view and feedback of your work.

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Sessions cost only £30.00 inc VAT and are available to non-members and AOP members alike. Reviewees will also receive 10% off C type prints up to 20x30 in size from Metro Print.

To Book your session please click here.

Dates & Times:
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 – 10.30am to 6pm  
Thursday 23rd October 2014 – 10.30am to 6pm

Venue: The Old Truman Brewery, F Block – G4, Ely’s Yard, Dray Walk, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

ShootLND AOP Portolio Reviewer Biographies

Paul J Harvey

David Partner

The AOP Photography Awards & Expo 2014

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In a new departure for the AOP, this year will see the launch of a joint awards and expo with our partners New Events Ltd. This industry trade fair will accompany the Awards alongside an exhibition of the winning images.

The event will be held on 11th12th and 13th December 2014 at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London; the Awards Ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday 11th December.  The new venue will bring an exciting new format to the event - the two level gallery space will allow guests to circulate through the finalists’ gallery and enjoy the ceremony without being restricted by a formal setting.

Many companies within the imaging industry have already signed-up for space within the trade show.

Further details on tickets are available here

For more information or exhibitor / sponsor prices please click here.


For information on how to enter the awards please visit

Past Events

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

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