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Beyond the Lens: 4 days dedicated to celebrating photography in the creative industries

10 October 2017

Beyond the lens

FRIDAY 13 October 10am-5.30pm

11.00 - 11.45am: Redeye: Balancing your business model
This session explores ways that photographers and artists have found to fund and deliver personal projects within a broader practice.
12.00 - 12.45pm: Redeye: Exhibiting and print sales
Exploring growth areas in photography, it includes: an overview of the art market for photography; public and commercial galleries; building relationships with curators; print sales and the dos and don’ts of limited editions.
1.00 – 2.00pm: Nick Dunmur with Anne Mannion of Swan Turton: Remember it’s about ‘use’ not ‘unit’
As photographers, we sell ‘use’ of our pictures, not ‘unit’. The key to protecting your income is getting the necessary evil that is paperwork, locked down.
This talk will tell you what you need to know to enable you to assert, maintain and enforce your rights, and therefore your income, as the creator of your own work.
2.00 - 3.00pm: Beth Taubner: Brand Language for Visual People
Highly visual people frequently find that it’s difficult to express themselves through language, yet in today’s photo and film environment, it is essential to be able to communicate your brand persuasively and authentically through multiple and differing channels. Beth will discuss brand creation and definition, and the emotional basis of all successful brands.
3.00 - 4.00pm: Cherryduck
In this talk the Cherryduck team discuss the transition from stills photography to moving image, the post production process using real life case studies of their clients projects.'

4.00 - 5.00pm: Carol Allen-Storey Photojournalism in  the 21st century
AOP member Carol Allen-Storey is an award-winning photojournalist specialising in chronicling complex humanitarian and social issues. Her imagery illuminating people’s dignity and quest for survival reflects the unique trust and respect she engenders with her subjects. Storey’s work has been exhibited and published extensively. In October 2009, she was appointed a UNICEF ambassador for photography.

Carol will talk about her career and her work with the charities; Save the Children, UNICEF, The Elton John Foundation and International Alert the peacebuilding NGO.


The Flash Centre / Phase One presents  

11:00am-12:30pm: Introduction to hardware

- Introduction to the XF camera system
- Feature update timeline, leading to Feature Update #4
- IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Back
- Opportunity to test Feature Update 4 and IQ3 100MP Trichromatic.

12:45pm-2:15pm: Advanced image manipulation

-Working alongside Photoshop.
-Mastering Local Adjustments, Dodge and Burn, Local Sharpening
- Local Adjustments for skin tones.

2:30pm-4:00pm: Using hardware and software into advanced workflow for a tethered shoot and focus stacking with Helicon.

- Working in a session for efficient tethered workflow.
- Naming and Delivery - Process Recipes with Tokens and Proofing.
- Using the Focus Stack feature on the XF, and working with Helicon Focus.

+ Any questions that attendees may have.

Each workshop is £10 (inc VAT) for AOP members and £20 (inc VAT) for non-members and can be booked here 


SATURDAY 14 October 10.30am-5.30pm

11.00am - 12.00pm: Zoe Whishaw:  Personal Projects – Building a Style & Defining your Brand

Successful professional creatives across all disciplines will agree how important it is to find ways to explore new ideas, to be allowed to make mistakes and to show others they are moving forward and keeping things alive in their work. Photography consultant and mentor, Zoe explores the value of personal projects in developing and growing a visual identity and harnessing this to define a personal brand.

12.00 - 1.00pm: Nick Dunmur and Emma Taylor - Nobody does it better... 
or, at least, that’s how you want to be perceived, so find out about professional best practice, the do’s and don’t’s of working as a professional photographer and how to get it right, meaning you have more time to make pictures.
1.00 - 2.00pm: The Meaning of Independence
Erik Knudsen is a filmmaker, photographer and Professor of Media Practice at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK. Erik runs film workshops across the world developing cinematic stories, including at the renowned Escuela International de Cine y Television in Cuba. He also runs a small film production company, One Day Films. Starting his film career on celluloid over 30 years ago, Erik has since embraced the digital revolution in the moving image and has been working with digital formats since 2001.

The arrival of highly video-capable DSLRs in 2009, led to a new level of expansion of independent filmmaking across the world and Erik has embraced these camera developments and credits them for rekindling his interest in developing both photography and filmmaking as an integrated creative practice. His forthcoming feature film, Cleft Lip, was shot on a Leica SL which he also uses for his stills photography.

From the personal perspective of an independent filmmaker, Erik will talk about the democratisation of narrative filmmaking and distribution brought about by the DSLR revolution and will examine the impact that this digital revolution is having on film industries, globally. He will show clips from his work, both cinematic and photographic, and will explore the challenges and opportunities that face the independent filmmaker and photographer in an age of complexity and abundance. 


2.00 - 3.30pm: Developing work for publications:

AOP member Aidan McCarthy and publisher and designer Jim Sutherland of Sutherl&Editions will discuss the different stages and approaches artists and photographers take when developing work for publication in book form. With special emphasis on exploring the relationship between photography, text, and design.

3.30 - 4.30pm: Peter Dazeley
Dazeley's latest book, 'London Theatres', was launched in September 2017. It is about recording London Theatres as they stand in the 21st Century. The book contains 47 London theatres, from the ‘Grandes Dames’ of the West End, to some of London’s smaller gems.  Dazeley, whose work crosses the border between the commercial and fine-art arenas, will discuss his career and his many publications, including Unseen London, the subject of his last AOP talk in 2015.
4.30 - 6.00pm: Giles Duley 
Title of talk: Legacy of War, The Art of Storytelling

With a special ability to connect with people and an unfaltering empathy for the plight of others, Giles Duley has become one of the world's leading documentary and humanitarian photographers. His mission - to tell the stories of those impacted by the long-term effects of conflict - all through the medium of photography.

As a result Giles has made storytelling his art. Learn from this in-demand speaker as he talks about how photography has the power to change lives - we guarantee you will leave inspired and with a renewed faith in humanity.

Please note that this talk takes place in T2, FREE admission but you will need to register here


Portfolio Reviews 

On Saturday 14 October we are offering photographers the opportunity to have their portfolio reviewed by six of the industry's leading creatives.

Sessions take place between 12.00noon and 3.00pm and are 30 minutes long.

Sessions cost £10 (inc VAT) for AOP Members and £20 (inc Vat) for non-members.  

Book here


Harriet Cauthery, Executive Producer, Laura Conway, Sarah Thompson art buyer and producer: Creative Blood
Founded by producers Harriet Cauthery and Laura Conway creative blood is a boutique production agency with a bespoke ethos. producing shoots worldwide with extensive experience in the us and europe, with a personal approach to production. working in advertising, editorial stills, moving image, art buying and event production.

Martin Homent, Creative Director, Integer
Martin Homent of Integer is a Creative Director, with over 20 years experience, creating integrated campaigns for some of the world's best known brands. Martin has created award-winning campaigns for Transport for London, Tesco, Starbucks, Vodafone, Nestlé, Havana Club, to name but a few.

Charles Laird, agent and producer, Sarah Laird & Good Company
Sarah Laird & Good Company is an artists’ agency based in New York City and London, representing some of the most innovative, creative talent in the industry, with long-standing relationships and the best references in international fashion, media and lifestyle. Founded by Sarah Laird in 1989 in New York City, and dedicated to beautiful good work, we have a sophisticated roster of multi-platform artists across disciplines—including photographers, motion directors, creative & art directors, illustrators, set designers, hair and makeup artists, and stylists—and extensive strategic experience in bringing the ideal talent to any project, for virtually any platform. While we are adept at navigating and anticipating ever changing trends in media, culture and technology, we are devoted to the timeless power of original imagery.

Danielle Bouchard
Danielle is a freelance creative producer and agent with experience in photography, content project-management and client liaison who has managed multiple projects from conception to delivery with knowledge in online content and cinemagraph production.

Beth Taubner, Mercurylab

Founder of Mercurylab, Beth Taubner has been a Brand Strategist and Creative Director working with strategy and creative communications for over twenty years. Beth has developed a proprietary approach to branding using a combination of psychological, visual and analytic processes that apply to anyone, from individuals to brands of all sizes. Her clients have ranged from well-known American brands such as A&E, Stop & Shop and Miramax Films to UK-based The Well-Fed Cuckoo and Début Art, retailers such as online fashion powerhouse Moda Operandi, luxury safari company ROAR AFRICA, and Condé Nast Publications and International Newsweek. She works on branding programs with esteemed artist representatives in the US and UK, and works closely on brand identification, language communications, creative direction, visual development and marketing with some of the top photographers in the world. Beth offers one-on-one consulting and coaching, and business consulting on brand and creative development, communications, and implementation worldwide.  

Portfolio Reviews: Beth is interested in seeing both stills and motion, and begins reviews with a focus on how to express your visual brand through language.  


SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 10.30am - 5.30pm

11.00am - 12.30pm: Finalists panel: enjoy a Sunday breakfast treat with a panel made up of some of this year’s amazing finalists. Find out more about them and their work.
12.30 - 2.00pm: Food for Thought: This panel, which is chaired by AOP agent member, Hat Margolies of Lucid, will look at the world of food photography, how it has changed, what makes it such an exciting field to work in and what are the challenges facing those working in this important area of photography. Panelists confirmed so far include agent Skye Trayler, photographer Hugh Johnson and Caroline Kenyon, Director of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

2.00 - 3.30pm: Chris Floyd 
Chris Floyd is a British photographer and film maker whose work has appeared in some of the world’s most highly respected publications, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine and Wallpaper* among others.  He has shot advertising campaigns for Apple, British Airways, Sony and Philips and has been selected several times for the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize and the annual publication, American Photography.
As a director, he has produced moving image work for Avis, Anthropologie, Mr Porter, Space NK and a Christmas TV campaign for Debenhams. Chris will discuss his work with the AOP’s Emma Taylor.

Chris Floyd's book is out now: ‘The Verve: Photographs By Chris Floyd’ Published by Reel Art Press, £29.95


3.30pm-5.00pm: Franz Pagot 

AOP member and cinematographer Franz Pagot AIC was born near Venice, Italy, and was educated in the classics. After working in the camera department for many years, he moved to London in the 1980s, assisting famed Steadicam operator John Ward on Full Metal JacketRobin Hood and Sleepy Hollow, and ultimately establishing himself as a respected cinematographer in features and commercials.

With his chiaroscuro style, he has framed many cinema icons including: Peter O'Toole, Ray Winston, Jude Law and Steven Berkoff, among others. He recently shot The Contract with a combination of RED Epic, GoPro and Blackmagic cameras. Franz is member of BAFTA and the GBCT. He has won many awards and published several books, including the highly-praised Immersive 3D: The Secrets of Beautiful Stereo Cinematography. 
Franz has already hosted three packed workshops for the AOP on the Craft of Cinematography, so do join us for this unique insight to one of our great talents.



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