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Amit and Naroop - Colour in the Creative Industry

In the second in the series, AOP photographers, Amit and Naroop, continue by talking with photographer, Emli Bendixen, about her experiences as a professional photographer in the UK creative industry.

Amit and Naroop - Colour in the Creative Industry

AOP photographers, Amit and Naroop, start this webinar series with a conversation with photographer, Othello De'Souza-Hartley about their experiences as professional photographers in the UK industry.

AOP Student Awards Presentation 2020

The full recording of the online Awards presentation, hosted by Geraint Cunnick, and with Seamus McGibbon, Tim Flach, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Laura Noble and Lee Smith plus interviews with the winners.

AOP Breakfast Club No. 12

AOP Photographer and AOP Board member, Carol Allen-Storey in conversation with her guests, Harriet Logan (Ian Parry Awards), Tristan Lund (Curator and the Incite Project), Marc Hartog (CEO, 1854 Media/British Journal of Photography) and Seamus McGibbon (CEO, AOP)

This week's topic for discussion is 'What are the new challenges in raising funds and creating events for your grants, awards and photographic contests since the Coronavirus pandemic impacted daily lives on the global stage?'

AOP Breakfast Club No. 11

AOP Photographer and AOP Board member, Carol Allen-Storey in conversation with her guests this week, Stu Smith (GOST Books) and Hannah Watson (Trolley Books).

The focal point of the discussion is the impact that the COVID-19 lockdown has had on the fine art photographic book publishing industry.

AOP Breakfast Club No. 10

AOP Photographer and Board Member, Carol Allen-Storey in conversation this time with a group of specialists in advertising photography - Adam Hinton, Amanda Jenkins, Kelvin Murray and Ed Robinson. and asks, 

The topic for discussion - what has been the impact of the pandemic on their commissions?

AOP Breakfast Club No. 9

AOP Photographer and Board Member, Carol Allen Storey in discussion with George Corbin (At Trayler), Sophie Wright (Magnum) and Rosie Wadey (East Photographic).

What is the role of Agents during and post- COVID-19?

AOP Breakfast Club No. 8

AOP Photographer and AOP board director, Carol Allen Storey in conversation wit Pranvera Smith (Founder, Frontline Club) and Shoair Mavlian (Photoworks).

AOP Photographer and Board member, Carol Allen Storey hosts a discussion around what have been the most popular online events hosted since the COVID-19 pandemic closed down traditional modes of presenting.

AOP Breakfast Club No. 7

AOP Photographer and AOP board director, Carol Allen Storey in conversation with Ben Burdett, Director - Atlas Gallery, Brandei Estes, Head of Photography, Sotheby’s and Francesca Filippini Pinto, Director of Business Development at the Photographers' Gallery

In this episode, the panel discuss how exhibiting and selling fine art photography perform on-line during the COVID-19 crisis and what will be the challenges in the future for 'real' versus 'virtual' galleries and auction houses?

AOP Breakfast Club No. 6

AOP Photographer and AOP board director, Carol Allen Storey in conversation with Tracey Marshall, Karen McQuaid, Anne Braybon and Del Barrett.

What are the challenges and benefits of creating an online exhibition?
Carol Allen-Storey discusses with Tracey Marshall (Northern Narrative/Trace Art Collective), Karen McQuaid (The Photographers' Gallery), Anne Braybon (National Portrait Gallery) and Del Barrett (100 Heroines).

AOP Breakfast Club No. 5

AOP Photographer and AOP board director, Carol Allen-Storey hosts the fifth talk in the series with guests, Michael Benson, Scott Gray and Shoair Mavlian.

Over the last three months the world has been put on hold, we’ve all gone into hibernation with little idea of what’s coming our way. Imagine being the organisers of some of the biggest events in the photography calendar.

Our panellists discuss what the greatest challenges have been in managing the cancellation and delay of their events and their plans for the future.

The guests are: Michael Benson of Photo London which has in five short years established itself as a major event in the international art world calendar; Shoair Mavlian, Director of Photoworks; and Scott Gray, CEO of the World Photography Organisation and Angus Montgomery Arts whose portfolio incorporating the Sony World Photography Awards and PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, Asia’s leading art fair for photography.

AOP Breakfast Club No. 4

AOP Photographer and one of the AOP's board directors, Carol Allen-Storey hosts the fourth in this series and asks the panel, how has COVID-19 impacted your assignments and personal projects as a photojournalist and visual storyteller?

AOP Breakfast Club No. 3

AOP Photographer and one of the AOP's board directors, Carol Allen-Storey hosts the third in the series of the AOP Breakfast Club, and talks with Julia Fullerton-Batten, Lottie Davies and Othello de'Souza Hartley about how they have managed to mesh their own art practice with the circumstances the current situation has created.

AOP Breakfast Club No. 2

AOP Photographer and one of the AOP's board directors, Carol Allen-Storey continues the AOP Breakfast Club series, with a discussion between photographer, Othello de'Souza Hartley, Fiona Shields, commissioning editor of The Guardian Newspaper and Emma Bowkett, commissioning editor of the FT Weekend Magazine, about the editorial commissioning process and recent events in the light of the horrific murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police in the US.

AOP Breakfast Club No. 1

AOP Photographer and one of our board directors, Carol Allen-Storey presents the inaugural AOP Breakfast Club series, kicking off with a discussion with photographers, Tim Flach, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Hannah Starkey and Alys Tomlinson about inspiration in the age of corona.

AOP Presents - Post-pandemic production

With thanks to Matt Barlow (photographer/director), Tabatha Fireman (photographer/agency owner), Billy McCartney (Holborn Studios), Daniel Moorey (Head of Photography & Illustration, adam&eveDDB) and Ian Potter (The Miss Jones Agency).


AOP in Conversation with Kate Abbey

'How to keep your head in times of uncertainty'


AOP Awards 2019 Winners

Beyond the Lens: Starting Out 2018 - Direct Digital Talk

Michele Channer and Lloyd Barker from Direct Digital talk all things lighting. 

Beyond the Lens: Starting Out 2018 - Marta Kochanek Photographer Talk

Award winning photographer Marta Kochanek talks about how she first got started in photography, her commissions, and life as a photographer.

Beyond the Lens: Starting Out 2018 - Skye Trayler (Trayler & Trayler) Agent Talk

Photographer's Agent Skye Trayler explains how photography agencies work, and how photographers can go about getting an agent. 

Beyond the Lens: Starting Out 2018 - Karyn Louise Assisting Photographer Talk

Assisting Photographer Karyn Louise on what you really need to know about working as an assisting photographer. From what kit to pack in your bag, how to get work as an assistant, how to balance your own work and assisting and loads more.

AOP50 - Zelda Cheatle, Sally Williams and Seamus McGibbon

AOP50 Curator Zelda Cheatle, Sally Williams of Canary Wharf Group and AOP Executive Director Seamus McGibbon speak about the exhibition which is running until 1 June 2018.

AOP50 Member Slideshow

Food for Thought - Beyond the Lens Festival 2017

Food for Thought: This panel, which is chaired by AOP agent member, Hat Margolies of Lucid, looks at the world of food photography, how it has changed, what makes it such an exciting field to work in and what the challenges facing those working in this important area of photography are. Panelists include agent Skye Trayler, photographer Hugh Johnson, Louise Hagger, Susan Bell, Sal Henley and Caroline Kenyon, Director of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year.

Nick Dunmur - Starting Out Conference

Nick talks about your rights as a photographer and how to manage your business.

Emma Taylor - Starting Out Conference

Emma Taylor takes questions from the floor and talks about portfolios, agents and the future of photography!

AOP Awards 2017 Highlights

Highlights of the 2017 AOP Awards

AOP Awards 2017 Winners

This year's winners from all the categories of the AOP Awards 2017.

2017 AOP Student Awards & Starting Out Conference

A collection of moments from the 4th July 2017. The AOP Starting Out Conference took place at Direct Photographic during the day, followed by the AOP Student Awards Party & Presentation in the evening at creative agency Mother.

Importance of Personal Project Work - Part 1

Emma Taylor and a panel of photographers Dylan Collard and Jonathan Knowles along with Sarah Williams, Head of Art Buying at M&C discuss why personal projects are so important not only to photographers but to agents and commissioners too

Importance of Personal Project Work - Part 2

Emma Taylor and a panel of photographers Dylan Collard and Jonathan Knowles along with Sarah Williams, Head of Art Buying at M&C discuss why personal projects are so important not only to photographers but to agents and commissioners too

Importance of Personal Project Work - Part 3

Emma Taylor and a panel of photographers Dylan Collard and Jonathan Knowles along with Sarah Williams, Head of Art Buying at M&C discuss why personal projects are so important not only to photographers but to agents and commissioners too

Importance of Personal Project Work - Part 4

Emma Taylor and a panel of photographers Dylan Collard and Jonathan Knowles along with Sarah Williams, Head of Art Buying at M&C discuss why personal projects are so important not only to photographers but to agents and commissioners too

Giles Duley - Part 1

One Second of Light Award winning photographer, writer, documentary maker, public speaker and trustee of the charity EMERGENCY Giles Duley will discuss his amazing body of work and his moving new book and exhibition One Second of Light.

Giles Duley - Part 2

One Second of Light Award winning photographer, writer, documentary maker, public speaker and trustee of the charity EMERGENCY Giles Duley will discuss his amazing body of work and his moving new book and exhibition One Second of Light.

Peter Dench - Part 1

The Britons Editorial and portrait photographer Peter Dench, currently working on The Dench Dozen: Great Britons of photography, talks about British identity and humour in photography as well as take questions about his book. 

AOP Awards 2016 Highlights

 

AOP Awards: Cherryduck presentation

 

Starting Out Conference & Student Awards

 

Amit & Naroop - Starting Out 

AOP Photography duo talk about how to make a great impression and how to get on in the photography industry.

Mark George & Josh Redman - Starting Out 

Agent Mark George and AOP Assistant Awards winner Josh Redman talk agents, assisting and making an impact

Rachell Smith - Starting Out 

Rachell Smith talks about her experiences as both an assistant and fashion photographer at our conference for emerging photographers in July.

Ray Massey - Embracing Change

Ray Massey opened the  doors to his studio open and told 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'.

The AOP Photography Awards Show - Talks

Alongside the awards' weekend exhibition we hosted a range of free photography based events and talks over, excerpts of these are available to watch below.

Complete videos of the talks will be made available to AOP Members.

Ask us Anything

This is a 10 minute excerpt of the talk, the full video will soon be available for members to view in the member video area.

‘Creative Mary Poppins” Emma Taylor founder of the Creative Advice Network & ex photo Agent was joined by Martin Homent Creative Director (TBWA\Integer), Sarah Williams, producer and Art Buyer (M&C Saatchi) and Marc Schlossman Director of MPrint & PhotoVoice board member. It was an opportunity for the audience to ask any question they desired of these industry experts

Raising the cash, the art of self publishing

This is a 10 minute excerpt of the talk, the full video will soon be available for members to view in the member video area.

Stuart Borthwick was on hand to give his experience of crowdfunding for his publication The Writings on the Wall, a beautifully illustrated book about the unique political murals of Northern Ireland. Stuart spoke about how it’s done and how maybe you could be publishing soon.

Marketing for Photographers, Richard Bradbury

This is a 10 minute excerpt of the talk, the full video will soon be available for members to view in the member video area.

Richard has been a successful, working photographer for nearly 30 years. He has won multiple national and international awards for his work and now shoots throughout the world for a diverse selection of advertising agencies, magazines and private clients. Richard believes that promoting your business effectively is as important as your photography itself. Good marketing is the key to a successful long term photographic business. It is a combination between Science, Art and Magic. Marketing is Alchemy! This is a step by step guide to help you ensure the long term success of your business.

Richard currently runs three photographic businesses from his studio in West London as well as offering seminars for photographers and writing regularly for several photographic magazines. He also offers a private business advise service to individual photographers.

Copyright for photographers

This is a 10 minute excerpt of the talk, the full video will soon be available for members to view in the member video area.

AOP Business Advice specialist and AOP Photographer Nick Dunmur; Leah Mitchell, Head of Visual Inspiration at Leo Burnett; AOP Agent member Charlotte Morgan of Morgan Lockyer and AOP Board member and lawyer Charles Swan of Swan Turton, got together to discuss all things copyright.

The Singh Project - the importance of projects, Amit and Naroop

This is a 10 minute excerpt of the talk, the full video will soon be available for members to view in the member video area.

The turban and the beard are the most powerful and obvious symbols of the identity of a Sikh man. The Singh Project is a celebration of that identity. Photographed by Amit and Naroop in their studio over a period of a year and a half, the men who feature in this project are businessmen, boxers, IT professionals, doctors, fashion stylists, templevolunteers, magicians and a host of other occupations, all adapting and interpreting the Sikh traditions in their own way. The project gained huge international press. 

Amit and Naroop discussed how to develop, fund and execute successful personal work, including using Kick Starter. 

singhproject.com

The Truth about Freelancing: Freedom. Flexibility. The Pursuit Of A Passion.

This is a 10 minute excerpt of the talk, the full video will soon be available for members to view in the member video area.

Just some of the lies you're fed before you delve into the world of freelancing. Well, not entirely, but there certainly should have been a giant disclaimer attached to such grandiose statements. Freelancing can offer a liberating lifestyle if navigated correctly but very few have the know-how to make it. Matt Dowling, Director of The Freelancer Club, offers a window into the realities of freelancing, what one can expect and how to make it work for you. 

AOP Photography Awards 2015 highlights of the party 

A quick run through the nights events 

 

AOP Photography Awards 2015  

The winners and finalist images of the 32nd AOP Photography Awards

 

AOP Lawyer Charles Swan  

Talking copyright and moving image & and setting up a limited companies
thanks to Michael Harvey 

 

 

AOP Photography Awards 2014  

The winners and finalists 2014

 

Norman Childs - creating a client base 

Extract from the AOP summer seminar Achievable Gold, a presentation and discussion on planning new goals in changing conditions

 

Clive Boursnell - A Passion for Projects: Covent Garden Market 

An extract from Clive Boursnell's compelling AOP seminar: A Passion for Projects which took place on 8th July 2014 at Holborn Studios, London. Here Clive discusses his project photographing the world famous Covent Garden Market in the early 1970s and his return as it closed its doors as a fruit and vegetable market.

 

Clive Boursnell - A Passion for Projects: The Royal Opera House

Clive Boursnell's contiues his seminar: A Passion for Projects this time discussing his project photographing the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

 

Clive Boursnell - A Passion for Projects: Remaking a Garden

In this third extract form the AOP seminar: A Passion for Projects, Clive Boursnell discusses the remaking of The Laskett garden, a book by Roy Strong with amazing before and after shots by Clive.

 

Adam Hinton - AOP Photography Awards 2013 Gold Award Winner

A short interview with photographer Adam Hinton

 

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