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Forthcoming events

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 Image Magazine @ The Proud Archivist

Thursday 9th April, 7pm-8pm.

The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, London, N1 5ET

To mark the publication of the 4th issue of AOP's Image Magazine there will be a special Q&A with featured artist Lewis Chaplin about his book 2041 and publisher Harry Hardie of Here Press. This event is open to all, and is hosted by Image Editor Diane Smyth.

Entrance is free, but please book a space here.

Buy the latest edition of Image Magazine here.

Members Meeting

Monday 13th April, 6pm-8pm.

Holborn Studios, London N1 7ED

This informal get together is a chance for us to update you on recent AOP activities, and an opportunity for you to ask questions to the board and staff as well as meet with friends, colleagues and other AOP members. AOP Office Manager Rachel Brown will host a short presentation on how to get the most from the members’ area of the AOP website. Drinks will follow in the Commissary.

Places are free but we ask that you reserve your place here.

Breaking The Mould

The Journey from student to professional photographer

Monday 20th April, 6pm-8pm.

Studio 7, Holborn Studios, London N1 7ED

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.

How to successfully take your Copyright Infringement case to court

Tuesday 21st April, 6.30pm.

Holborn Studios, London N1 7ED

“This is something for us all to be aware of if we are 100% correct in our beliefs .... the judge was well versed in all that I hoped she would be and I got the feeling that they are taking this quite seriously. The more we apply ourselves to doing things in the correct way and fighting for our rights will set a precedent for the future.

With the right preparation, no one should be afraid to go in and fight for themselves.” Derek Seaward, AOP member

This seminar will help you prepare to successfully challenge in the courts infringements of your copyright by others. It will include AOP member Derek Seaward who has recently been successful with a challenge against Foxtons Estate Agents as well as Anne Mannion of Swan Turton and Gwen Thomas, AOP Business and Legal Director. 

Places are £5 for members and £10 non-members. To book please click here.

Secrets to Making a Great First Impression

Wednesday 6th May, 5:30pm-8pm

Holborn Studios, London N1 7ED

In this short course you will learn the 5 secrets to creating a great first impression.  Whether you're meeting a new client, interacting with customers, at a networking event of working within a team, first impressions count - and they last.  By creating a great first impression people will always associate you with confidence, security and the desire to do business and work with you.  If it's true that people judge you within a second of meeting you - make it memorable !
  • Learn the top body language tricks for a positive impression (and understand the negative signs)
  • Work out your own 'operating system' and learn how to assess other people's quickly and efficiently for maximum rapport
  • Understand how the language you use can make a huge difference to the message you want to convey
  • Learn how the great communicators use story-telling to create a great first impression
  • Find out how a different way of listening can say more about creating a great first impression than the words you say
This course is an active course where we all learn from each other, interact and practice techniques in a supportive, safe environment.  
Sonia Beldom is the Creative Director at Babygrand Productions, has worked with TV celebrities including Karl Pilkington, Victoria Wood, David Suchet & Terry O'Neill and runs New Direction Training where she coaches media, camera and presentation skills.

Priority Booking

Until 6th April, members can buy priority tickets for £25. To book please click here.

From 7th April, member tickets are £30, non-member tickets are £40.

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.

Past Events

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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