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Image Magazine, Issue 4

16 April 2015

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The latest issue of the AOP magazine Image is now available for download from iTunes Store.

This edition includes articles with: Ben Roberts on his recent series of commissions from in-flight magazines, which he’s finding offer both the budget and the freedom to do what he wants; London based documentary agency, Panos Pictures, who have joined forces with Sony to offer 12 photographers the opportunity to shoot Future of Cities; How a judging commitment in Shanghai gave AOP Board Member David Partner the opportunity to shoot a project on Chinese tourism students; while one of Here Press’ latest publications, 2041, gives an insight into one man’s very personal obsession which has been curator Lewis Chaplin. Both Chaplin and Here Press’ founder Harry Hardie will be on hand to discuss the project in an event celebrating this issue of Image at the Proud Archivist on 09 April.

You can also view this issue as an online PDF here

Open membership update

16 April 2015

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Our newly launched Open Membership is proving a real hit with photographers with new sign-ups each day.

This new membership category is for those looking to participate and compete in the photographic world at a professional level, or those simply interested in professional photography, but who are not ready for a Full Photographer Membership.

The long list of benefits attached to being a Open Member make the annual fee of just £82.50 (plus VAT) a real bargain.

For full information go to www.the-aop.org

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Student Awards Deadline Extended: 11 May

The clock is ticking for submissions to the 2015 AOP Student Awards with entries closing on 11 May.

That means students have just weeks to be in with a chance of scooping some great prizes, and more importantly gaining a prestigious award.

 

The overall winner will receive:

One day’s free studio hire, including professional lighting at Holborn Studios

One year’s free AOP Open Membership


VIP tickets to the 32nd AOP Awards Ceremony Party in October 2015


Hire of a Phase One IQ250 Camera system for a 3 day project

A day shadowing photographer Philip Haynes


£250 print credit from theprintspace


One week's online exhibition on the AOP website


One month of their image being used on the AOP home page

 

This year we’ve partnered with innovative London prolab and art printer, theprintspace who will be hosting the Awards ceremony and exhibition this summer.

The Awards carry four briefs, each set by a leading professional photographer, they are:

Social media: Animal conservation, set by Tim Flach

Product shots: Sense, set by Richard Maxted

Brand Image: Charity, set by George Logan

Sunday supplement cover, set by Wendy Carrig

 

The Awards are open to all students who are studying a course that includes photography as a part (this may not necessarily be a full-time photography course). All images are submitted via the AOP’s website - www.the-aop.org

There is an entry fee of £5.00 per image for AOP Student Members, whilst non-members pay £7.50 for each image submitted. Membership is free for those at AOP Affiliated Colleges or £25 for those who are not. For further information on becoming an AOP Student Member please go to http://www.the-aop.org/join-us/student

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Student Awards now open for business

We’ve opened the doors on our 2015 Student Awards!

This year the we’ve partnered with innovative London prolab and art printer, theprintspace who will be hosting the Awards ceremony and exhibition this summer. 

Our friends from Holborn Studios will provide a day’s free studio hire including a professional lighting set-up for the overall winner. Further prizes will be announced shortly. 

The Awards carry four briefs, each set by a leading professional photographer, they are:

Social media: Animal conservation, set by Tim Flach

Create a cover photograph/background image for the social media platform of an organisation involved in animal conservation or rescue.

 

Product shots: Sense, set by Richard Maxted

Photograph props (clothes, shoes, books, records, etc.) from a Sense charity store. The aim is to surprise the viewer when they learn that the props came from a charity shop.

 

Brand Image: Charity, set by George Logan

Create a single image to highlight and promote a cause or charity that is important to the photographer. The image should be suitable for a marketing campaign.

 

Sunday supplement cover, set by Wendy Carrig

Shoot an eye-catching portrait suitable for the cover of a Sunday newspaper supplement. 

Many photographers put their current success down to winning an AOP Award, both in terms of publicity and recognition amongst their peers. The Student Awards offers an excellent springboard for an aspiring photographer. 

The Awards are open to all students who are studying a course that includes photography as a part (this may not necessarily be a full-time photography course). All images are submitted via the AOP’s website - www.the-aop.org - the Awards close on April 30 2015.

There is an entry fee of £5.00 per image for AOP Student Members, whilst non-members pay £7.50 for each image submitted. Membership is free for those at AOP Affiliated Colleges or £25 for those who are not. For further information on becoming an AOP Student Member please go to http://www.the-aop.org/join-us/student

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Open membership update

Our newly launched Open Membership is proving a real hit with photographers with new sign-ups each day.

This new membership category is for those looking to participate and compete in the photographic world at a professional level, or those simply interested in professional photography, but who are not ready for a Full Photographer Membership.

The long list of benefits attached to being a Open Member make the annual fee of just £82.50 (plus VAT) a real bargain.

For full information go to www.the-aop.org

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Latest Image out now

This edition includes articles with: Ben Roberts on his recent series of commissions from in-flight magazines, which he’s finding offer both the budget and the freedom to do what he wants; London based documentary agency, Panos Pictures, who have joined forces with Sony to offer 12 photographers the opportunity to shoot Future of Cities; How a judging commitment in Shanghai gave AOP Board Member David Partner the opportunity to shoot a project on Chinese tourism students; while one of Here Press’ latest publications, 2041, gives an insight into one man’s very personal obsession which has been curator Lewis Chaplin

You can also view this issue as an online PDF here

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AOP Awards winners

There’s a gallery of all the winners from our Awards here
 
There’s also a video of all the finalists and winners here
 

Take a look and hopefully get some inspiration for 2015.

The Awards gained some excellent media exposure including a five page spread in last week’s Sunday Times Magazine – valuable promotion for the featured photographers and the AOP as a whole.

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Online exhibition now live

Our latest online exhibition features the work of Peter Dazeley.

The folio of 16 images captures the memorabilia of Reggie and Ronnie Kray – a remarkable personal record of two infamous characters from 50’s and 60’s London.

Reggie’s bayonet, knife and artist’s paint set plus Ronnie’s cigarette case, sawn off shotgun and his famous glasses are all included.


Go to www.the-aop.org to view the exhibition.

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