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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 events@aophoto.co.uk or call: +44 (0)20 7739 6669

Portfolio Editing Workshop

Tuesday 14th June 2016, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Editing is a creative process in its own right yet many photographers loath it in practice as it is requires decisions that often challenge their deep emotional ties to the work. However, it is an essential task for every photographer whether to showcase a gallery of pictures on a website, put together a portfolio of work to woo prospective clients or indeed to identify the strongest image(s) when delivering the files from a job.

This half-day workshop will feature live edits with a maximum of 4 attendees. We’ll be discussing principles of editing a body of work as a group using samples of the attendees’ own images as case studies.

 The workshop is ideal for those wishing to get an objective opinion on the strongest images within a set or who would like to hone down a project to a smaller group that sums up a narrative. Further insights will be gained from the discussions and scrutiny of the range of other work brought to the session (apart from their own).

We’ll also be discussing the merits of cropping and retouching as part of the creative process and touch on the art of sequencing.

Photographers can submit one of the following for the session:

  • Up to 50 individual/random images to be edited down to the strongest set or a pre-defined number of pictures.
  • Up to 50 images from a preconceived shoot to be edited down to the strongest set of pictures.
  • Up to 30 images from a documentary project to be edited down to the strongest set (or pre-defined number) of images that define the narrative.

A short questionnaire for attendees will be provided to give some context to the work and task being submitted.

Zoe Whishaw is a Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor providing creative direction and strategic advice for photographers at all stages in their career who what to take their work to the next level. She works on a one-to-one with those who need bespoke, objective advice to focus their creative energies and marketing and so gain competitive advantage.

As a seasoned Editor and Art Director she has had many years experience analysing and critiquing imagery across a broad spectrum of genre and subject areas. Zoe has developed and contributed to the success of leading media company, Getty Images, where she worked for 17 years in senior creative and strategic positions, latterly as European Director of Photography.

She has been on the judging panel of a range of national and international photography competitions, including the Association of Photography Awards, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and ArtGemini Prize and regularly conducts portfolio reviews at industry events. Zoe runs seminars and workshops at universities across the UK and works closely with Photofusion and Four Corners in London guiding photographers in professional practice. 

Member Tickets: £135

Non-Member Tickets: £180 

Email flo@aophoto.co.uk to book a place.

Personal Promotion: Defining your Vision Workshop

Thursday 23rd June 2016, 10:30am - 1.30pm

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

A workshop, aimed at professional photographers

Finding the visual language that best describes your work and creative spirit.

  • What language do you use to describe your work and approach to photography?
  • How confident are you when asked to describe your vision?
  • Does your ‘pitch’ help you stand out from your competitors?

Genuine belief and passion in your work and ideas is the most infectious way to encourage someone to want to explore your photography. The most effective way to sell yourself and your ideas is by the transference of this enthusiasm.

The workshop will help you gain confidence in expressing a meaningful and textured summary about your work and approach to photography, which is crucial when pitching to clients or simply networking to promote your vision and motivations as a photographer.

Zoe Whishaw shall facilitate a highly interactive session where participants work in groups to explore and enhance their personal visual language that should help photographers gain in confidence when describing their work and their offer to prospective clients.

Zoe Whishaw is a Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor providing creative direction and strategic advice for photographers at all stages in their career who what to take their work to the next level. She works on a one-to-one with those who need bespoke, objective advice to focus their creative energies and marketing and so gain competitive advantage.

As a seasoned Editor and Art Director she has had many years experience analysing and critiquing imagery across a broad spectrum of genre and subject areas. Zoe has developed and contributed to the success of leading media company, Getty Images, where she worked for 17 years in senior creative and strategic positions, latterly as European Director of Photography.

She has been on the judging panel of a range of national and international photography competitions, including the Association of Photography Awards, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and ArtGemini Prize and regularly conducts portfolio reviews at industry events. Zoe runs seminars and workshops at universities across the UK and works closely with Photofusion and Four Corners in London guiding photographers in professional practice.

Member tickets: £30

Non-Member tickets £45

To book a place, please click here

Branding and Marketing Workshop

Friday 15th July 2016, 10:30am - 1.30pm

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

An interative workshop aimed at professional photographers

  • What is branding in the context of photography and why is it important?
  • How can a photographer develop a brand that is personal to them?
  • Who should you be marketing your work towards?
  • What are the most effective ways for photographers to market themselves?

Creating and establishing a presence in today’s congested photographic arena is a challenge but vital if you want to get noticed and be remembered by your clients.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore as a group why branding is so important for photographers in today’s competitive marketplace and we’ll be investigating practical ideas and strategies for building a brand in conjunction with integrated, multiple-channel marketing.

Zoe Whishaw is a Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor providing creative direction and strategic advice for photographers at all stages in their career who what to take their work to the next level. She works on a one-to-one with those who need bespoke, objective advice to focus their creative energies and marketing and so gain competitive advantage.

As a seasoned Editor and Art Director she has had many years experience analysing and critiquing imagery across a broad spectrum of genre and subject areas. Zoe has developed and contributed to the success of leading media company, Getty Images, where she worked for 17 years in senior creative and strategic positions, latterly as European Director of Photography.

She has been on the judging panel of a range of national and international photography competitions, including the Association of Photography Awards, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and ArtGemini Prize and regularly conducts portfolio reviews at industry events. Zoe runs seminars and workshops at universities across the UK and works closely with Photofusion and Four Corners in London guiding photographers in professional practice.

Member tickets: £30

Non-Member tickets £45

To book a place, please click here

Thinking Differently: Brainstorming for Originality Workshop

Wednesday 14th September 2016, 10:30am - 1:30pm

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

An interative workshop aimed at all levels of photographer

  • How proficient are you at coming up with ideas for images on demand?
  • Are you confident coming up with novel ideas for personal projects that demonstrate originality

There will be times when you need to reach deep within yourself to conjure up original ideas when face to face with an art buyer or photo editor. Other times, you simply need to keep buoyant by generating new ideas for personal projects that help further your vision and stretch your capabilities.

These and other occasions will demand an ability to think differently and for your ideas to be original

We will be working in small groups to explore methods of generating new ideas for individual images and ways to enrich projects with new perspectives. This will be crucial when pitching for jobs and when needing to take your work to the next level.

Zoe Whishaw is a Commercial Photography Consultant and Mentor providing creative direction and strategic advice for photographers at all stages in their career who what to take their work to the next level. She works on a one-to-one with those who need bespoke, objective advice to focus their creative energies and marketing and so gain competitive advantage.

As a seasoned Editor and Art Director she has had many years experience analysing and critiquing imagery across a broad spectrum of genre and subject areas. Zoe has developed and contributed to the success of leading media company, Getty Images, where she worked for 17 years in senior creative and strategic positions, latterly as European Director of Photography.

She has been on the judging panel of a range of national and international photography competitions, including the Association of Photography Awards, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and ArtGemini Prize and regularly conducts portfolio reviews at industry events. Zoe runs seminars and workshops at universities across the UK and works closely with Photofusion and Four Corners in London guiding photographers in professional practice.

Member tickets: £30

Non-Member tickets £45

To book a place, please click here

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