New edition of Beyond The Lens available now
24 April 2014
We’re delighted to announce the release of the new issue of Beyond The Lens.
Beyond the Lens is recognised as the essential guide to rights, ethics and business practice in professional photography.
Now in its fourth edition it has been likened to 'the bible for photographers and commissioners' and is used by colleges/universities as part of their courses and widely used by photographers and commissioners.
This latest edition of Beyond the Lens has a foreword by Terry O'Neill and is split into 3 parts:
The Law and the Photographer
This covers copyright, moral rights, contract law, privacy, photographing children, late payment, legal remedies for copyright infringements and unpaid debts both in the UK and EU plus legislation that photographers need to be aware of.
The Business End
With advice on tax, VAT, accounting, bookkeeping, insurance, limited companies, pensions, savings, investments and mortgages, dealing with income/career problems, standards and codes, social media, agents, collecting societies and associations and unions.
Making a Living
This section is written by photographers and covers how to be a student, working as an assisting photographer, specific area of photography from their perspective - advertising, editorial, architectural, corporate and design, stock, digital and moving image, working overseas, and shooting on the streets.
The appendix includes three sets of photographers' terms and conditions for those based either in England & Wales, Scotland or Eire; model release form; template business forms and agents agreement.
Beyond the Lens is available to buy from the AOP website - http://dataware.the-aop.org/Shop/tabid/90/product/4/Default.aspx - the cost is just £10 for members or £30 for non-members.
We have moved!
6 March 2014
We have now officially moved and are currently unpacking at our new offices within the Holborn Studios.
30th AOP Photographers Awards - Winners' Exhibition at The Lowry Hotel
2013 saw The AOP celebrate its 30th Photographers Awards! This momentous occasion was marked in October with a prize giving ceremony and exhibition, enjoyed by our members and supporters alike.
Now, and for only the second time in The AOP's history - in collaboration with Comme Ca Art, we are taking The 30th AOP Photographers Awards Winners' Exhibition to the North.
We're delighted to be holding this prestiguous event at The Lowry Hotel, Manchester. The exhibition will be open from Friday 28th February until Tuesday 22nd April. So, catch it if you can!Read More
Give Your AOP Portfolio A Leg Up
Did you know that every time you update anything on your portfolio you'll automatically be displayed at the top of the Find A Photographer page?
Don't forget to tag each image you upload in at least one of the possible categories (you can select up to 5 categories) so that you will be found in Specialism searches and on the appropriate Specialism page, e.g. Beauty, Landscape, Portraiture, Reportage.Read More
Life on the Line - a kickstarter project by Cristian Barnett
Member Christian Barnett's new project 'Life on the Line' focuses on places either side of the Arctic circle to seek the interesting and the ordinary. The line connects nomadic herders, hunters and fisherman but also musicians, mechanics, housewives and librarians. He launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to print the book and is nearly there. He just needs a little more support, so take a look at the Kickstarter page and back this remarkable project!Read More
Talking Statues of London - A new book by member Julian Nieman
Last week a little birdie dropped off this delightful book of London statues. Each statue has a voice in this quirky read, but it doesn't stop there! As well as bringing many laughs to all of us here in the office, it also gives insight in to all that is beautiful, historic, fascinating and just strange about all the London statues and their creators. Personally its going to be a good ol' stocking filler for my family, bound to bring many more laughs.
You can buy it on amazon here.Read More
Last night saw the gathering of members at the Proud Archivist, thanks to our kind sponsors File FX, Direct Photographic and Holborn Studios for supporting our christmas celebrations! It was great to see everyone that made it, and we hope that all enjoyed the evening. We can't wait to do another.Read More