DEVELOP – Events Listing

DEVELOP: Preparing for a Career in the Photography Industry is an ongoing programme of talks, events and workshops for 14-24 year olds. 

Workshop: How To Use Your Digital Camera

Sun 30 Sept, 14.00 - 17.00

Join this afternoon workshop with photographer Lillian Spibey and learn basic DSLR camera skills, meet other camera enthusiasts and try out using different settings to expand your practical knowledge and build confidence. No experience necessary. Cameras are available but bring your own if you have one. 

£30/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Workshop: Making Your Photographs Work Together

Sat 6 Oct, 11.00 - 17.00

How you choose to present your photographs effects the story you convey and the impact it might have. Join this full-day workshop to learn about effective editing and creative sequencing of your photographs, for your portfolio, book project or to pitch a story to magazines. You will hear from the director of Creative Advice Network Emma Taylor, Loupe magazine editor Luke Archer, and Virgilia Facey from Probation Agency who will share their experience of working with photographs and the people who take them. 

£50/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Workshop: Finding Money For Your Projects

Sat 13 Oct, 11.00 - 17.30

Are you full of brilliant ideas, but not sure how to find the money to make them happen? This full-day workshop will help you understand how to apply for grant programmes and how to approach fundraising, identify potential supporters, create a Crowdfunder, and get going in the right direction. 

£50/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Demo with Q&A: Printing And Framing

Thu 25 Oct, 15.00 - 18.00

Giclée, inkjet, lambda, fibre-based, metallic, digital and analogue prints - there are so many options for the contemporary photographer and that's before you even think about framing! Join us for this half-day talk, demonstration and Q&A at theprintspace in Shoreditch to learn all about printing and framing photographs for exhibition and leave with your very own print. 

Venue: theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL

Please note: booking opens on 25 September.

Workshop: Introduction To Photoshop

Sun 28 Oct, 14.00 - 17.30

Join this half-day workshop to learn the basics of Photoshop, the programme all photographers and designers depend on to work on their images professionally. No experience needed. Laptops and software provided for those who need.

£30/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: bookings for this event will open on 28 September. 

Talk with Q&A: What's It Like To Be An Assistant Photographer?

Thu 1 Nov, 18.00 - 19.30

Being an assistant photographer is a challenging and varied role, you can be in a studio with a celebrity on one day and halfway up a mountain the next. Join us to discover what you need to be successful in this role at this informative talk and Q&A session.

£5/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: bookings for this event will open on 1 October. 

Workshop: Team Work Makes The Dream Work

Sat 10 Nov, 11.00 - 17.30

Join this fun, interactive and thought-provoking full-day workshop to discover how to set up your own project and create the best team to make it all happen. This event will look at project creation and management, working in a team as well as being an effective leader, and will help you find and boost your own particular strengths.

£50/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: bookings for this event will open on 10 October. 

Discussion with Q&A: Exhibiting Your Work

Sun 18 Nov, 14.00 - 17.00

Interested in creating a space to show your own and other's work? From pop-up exhibitions to presenting work in a gallery context, come to this informal discussion and Q&A session with multidisciplinary artist Georgina Johnson to hear the real ins and outs and be inspired. 

£30/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: bookings for this event will open on 18 October. 

Talk with Q&A: What's It Like To Be A Creative Producer?

Thu 29 Nov, 18.00 - 19.30

Do you love photography but you're not sure if you want to be a photographer? If so, being a creative producer - someone who commissions photographers. organises big shoots and leads the creative team might be just the career for you. Join us for an informal chat and Q&A with top-level producer Hannah Levy from Snap London who can tell you about one of the most important behind the scenes jobs in the creative industries as well as how to get into it yourself. 

£5/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: bookings for this event will open on 29 October 

Workshop: Storytelling With Photography

Sat 8 Dec, 11.00 - 17.00 

Storytelling in photography - how does it work? Photographers often create narrative purely with images or combine text with photographs to produce books, magazine features, exhibitions, and multi-media work. Join us for this full-day workshop with photographer Jack Latham and writer Rachel Hamilton to explore narrative and photography in different forms and help you tell your own visual story. 

£50/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: bookings for this event will open on 8 November. 

Image: Eric Aydin-Barberini

Discussion with Q&A: What's It Like To Be A Fashion Photographer?

Thu 17 Jan, 18.00 - 19.30

Thinking of becoming a fashion photographer? Find out what it's really like to work with brands like Dior, Gucci and GQ, coordinate locations and studio shoots from fashion photographer's Kenneth Lam and Ronan McKenzie.

£5/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: bookings for this event will open on 17 December. 

Image: Eric Aydin-Barberini

Workshop: Introduction to InDesign

Sun 27 Jan, 11.00 - 17.30

Join this full-day workshop to learn the basics of Adobe InDesign, the software programme used by most graphic designers in the creative industries. If you like the idea of making your own promotional material, designing a new zine or simply creating an awesome CV, knowledge of InDesign is what you need to stand out from the rest. 

£50/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: bookings for this event will open on 27 December. 

Image: Eric Aydin-Barberini

DEVELOP Workshops for Schools

Our DEVELOP: preparing for a career in photography programme offers an array of talks, discussions and workshops for young people aged 14-24 to inform themselves and prepare for, working with photography. The programme particularly aims to involve young people who might otherwise not have these opportunities due to social, educational or economic disadvantage.

From September 2018, we are offering a limited number of school sessions related to the myriad of careers connected to preparing for, creating and working with photography. Free sessions are available to schools with 40% or more pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

These fun and interactive sessions are led by experienced photography educators and are 90 minutes in length. 

Free, limited number of sessions available. 

For more information, or to book, email Jolie at