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RESULTS: Your Best Work on Photocrowd

9 June 2015

The Association of Photographers had an excellent response to YOUR BEST WORK contest on Photocrowd.  

The competition has now closed. A staggering 130,023 votes were cast, judging the 969 images entered. You can see the winning images and read Peter Dazeley's expert reviews here https://www.photocrowd.com/contests/309-your-best-work/winners.

Expert’s winner Sanghamitra Sarkar and crowd-vote winner Alec Hickman have both won a year-long open membership to the Association of Photographers. 

 

 

AOP Student Awards Exhibition

13 May 2015

AOP Student Awards

AOP Student Awards

Thursday 30th July - Tuesday 11th August
The Print Space Gallery, 74 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DL 

This exhibition is of the winners and finalists of this year’s competition at The Print Space and follows the big reveal party which takes place on the evening of 30th July. Come along and see the next generation of professional photographers.

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Special event for students

Join us on the afternoon of Thursday 30th July to find out how to make the leap from student to assisting photographer and then professional photographer. The day will start in the afternoon, giving those attending the AOP Student Awards 2015 finalist and winner party plenty of time to travel. We will also be launching our new Junior Assistant Membership especially for graduating students.

The schedule includes:

1.00pm: Ben Peter Catchpole who will tell us how you can make a good and lasting impression when looking for work and the dos and don't of being an assistant 

Ben is a professional photographers assistant & digital operator. Being the industry going on 6 years now and as a freelancer, business can’t be better. Having graduated back in 2009 from what is now the University of Falmouth, Cornwall; Ben went to pursue a career as a photographer. He started out working as a studio assistant in London and then decided going freelance was the path to head down. Making the keen decision not to assist just one photographer but many, he wanted experience from all aspects, for lighting skills, digital and communication. Using quite a modern head first approach has always been savvy with Social Media and other forms of self promotion.

2.00pm: Profoto, the team from Profoto will be on hand with the latest in tech, a chance to get you hands on some really cool equipment

3.30pm: The Journey from student to professional photographer

Philip Haynes will be hosting a talk about his journey from student photographer to professional photographer. This illustrated 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.

Places are free to finalists of the AOP Student Awards 2015, AOP Student, Junior Assistant and Assisting Photographer members or £5 for everyone else.

Book here.

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Image Magazine, Issue 4

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

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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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Student Awards have now closed

The 2015 AOP Student Awards are now closed for entries.

Details of the winners will be announced in a few weeks time along with information on the finalists' and winners' party hosted by The Print Space in their Hoxton Galler. As well as winning this 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

 

 

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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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