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An Introduction to Social Media

13 May 2015

An Introduction to Social Media

Thursday 25 June, 6pm-8.30pm. AOP Offices, Holborn Studios, Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 5ED

 

Find yourself confused by Facebook, unsure what a hashtag is and why on earth you would want people to ‘follow you’; then look no further!

This informal 3-hour workshop with Gavin Freeborn will introduce you to basic social media principles. You’ll get the chance to ask all the questions you’ve always wanted to, and find out dos and don’ts that you didn’t even know about!

 

It will include: 

  • What is social media and is it for me?
  • How can it help your business?
  • Which platform/platforms should you use?
  • Developing a presence/resources
  • Balancing offline and online communication
  • How you build followers e.g. competitions
  • Testimonials/recommendations through social media
  • The dos and don'ts
  • Tricks of the trade e.g. story building
  • The pitfalls of social media
  • Hiatus periods

 

Places are £20 AOP members and £30 non-members and include refreshments of tea and coffee. Previously this event has sold out very quickly, book your place early to save disappointment.

 

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A marketing and communications professional for over 10 years, Gavin Freeborn currently coordinates social media for Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. The field of social media is also integral to his international portrait and documentary photography practice, which is a combination of commercial and artistic work.

 

To know more about the event and Gavin Freeborn, please find him on Facebook and Twitter.

 

(max 10 places) 

Ray Massey - Embracing Change

13 May 2015

Ray Massey

Ray Massey - Porsche

Ray Massey - Embracing Change

6.30-9pm, Wednesday 24 June, Camden Park Studios, The Church Hall, Camden Park Road, London NW1 9AY

 

Ray Massey will throw the doors to his studio open and tell us the secrets of his successful career as a pro photographer. Ray believes 'the essence of creativity is not about keeping it close to one's chest but sharing it and giving it away'. This obliges us to think fresh, move on and create again – always 'embracing change'. 

 

This promises to be an enlightening evening, we hope you can come along. 

 

Tickets for this event cost £5 for AOP members and £10 for non-members. Refreshments will be available.   

 

Book here

 

(up to 50 places)

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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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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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