DEVELOP: Events Listing

DEVELOP: Preparing for a Career in the Photography Industry is a new 3-year programme of talks, events and workshops for 14-24 year olds. 

DISCOVER: What's it like to be a car photographer?

Fri 12 Jan 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

Want to turn your passion for cars and your love of images into a career? Find out what it takes to work as a automotive photographer in this informal talk and Q&A session by one of the best in the business.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

FOCUS: How to use COLOUR in photography

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Be inspired by the creative potential of colour in photography. This full day workshop will take you through some colour history and theory, and show you how to use colours, colour temperatures and lighting gels to transform your work.

Talk 11.00 - 12.30 
FREE

For 14-24 year olds

Talk and Workshop 11.00 - 17.30
£50 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: Managing Fees, Money and Taxes

Thu 18 Jan 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

Does the idea of ‘doing your taxes’ and ‘managing your accounts’ send a shiver up your spine? Do terms like estimates, fees, receipts, accounts, taxes and VAT fill you with dread? Come to this informal and informative talk, get the low down on keeping your money stuff under control and dispel those fears once and for all.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: What's it like to be a professional retoucher? + Introduction to using Photoshop

Sun 21 Jan 2018

Retouching - also known as image manipulation or post-production - is a huge part of the photography and visual industries these days. Learn about the career of a contemporary retoucher and how to get into post-production, followed by a practical workshop introducing you to Photoshop. This event can be used in preparation for attending our Advanced Photoshop workshop on Sunday 28 January (see below).

Talk 11.00 - 12.30 
FREE

For 14-24 year olds

Talk and Workshop 11.00 - 17.30
£50 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

DISCOVER: What's it like to be a model?

Thu 25 Jan 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

Being in front of the camera can be an exciting and daunting prospect, but as well as the attraction of well-paid jobs, travelling the world and meeting the great and the beautiful, what’s it really like being a model? Join us for an informal conversation with young working models who will share the day-to day details of working in the world of fashion.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

FOCUS: Advanced Photoshop Retouching Masterclass

Sun 28 Jan 2018, 13.00 - 17.30

A practical workshop on advanced photoshop techniques led by an expert in the field. Suitable for participants wanting to extend their existing post-production skills to a higher level. NB: To apply for this event, participants will need to have attended the practical workshop on Sunday 21 January (see above), or confirm via email that their current skills are above beginner level.

£20 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

DISCOVER: What's it like to shoot tv and movie stills?

Thu 01 Feb 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

Like the idea of being behind-the-scenes with film crews? Join us to learn about working as a stills photographer on movie and tv sets, and how you could begin your own career in the field.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: Photojournalism Practical Workshop (in TWO PARTS)

Sat 03 Feb 2018, 11.00 - 17.30 & Sat 24 Feb, 14.00-17.30

Are you inspired by telling stories about people and real life? Find out what it’s like to be a professional photojournalist, followed by a workshop where you will be challenged to make your own project to a brief, with expert guidance and practical tips. You will have the opportunity to bring your own work to the gallery for specialist feedback and group discussion. (NB: if you book this workshop please note that it is in TWO PARTS, Sat 3 Feb and Sat 24 Feb)

£50 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

DISCOVER: What's it like to be an art director commissioning work

Thu 08 Feb 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

An art director commissions photographers, helps to shape the overall look and feel of a photo-shoot and uses a broad range of skills including an eye for design, style and talent. Come to this informal talk and Q&A session, learn all about the job of an art director and how you might become one.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: Understanding Composition Workshop

Sun 11 Feb 2018, 14.00 - 17.30

How does composition work in photographs? What is ‘the rule of thirds’ or a ‘leading line’ and how would you find one? This half-day workshop will help you understand composition in photography and inspire you to strengthen your own work through experimenting with new perspectives.

£20 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: What's it like to be an Assistant Photographer?

Fri 02 Mar 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

Being an assistant photographer is a challenging and varied role: in a studio with a celebrity on Monday and halfway up a mountain on Tuesday. The pay-off is you learn the business and craft of photography on the job from established professionals. Discover what you need to be successful in this role at this informative talk and Q&A session.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

DISCOVER: Get to know your camera for beginners

Fri 09 Mar 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

Learn basic DSLR skills, meet other camera enthusiasts and try out using different settings to build your practical knowledge and build your confidence. No experience necessary.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: What's it like to be a curator?

Thu 15 Mar 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

Interested in a career working with artists, creating exhibitions and writing about art? Join us to find out what a career as a curator involves and how to get started.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: Product Photography, Still-Life and Moving Image Workshop

Sat 24 Mar 2018, 11.00 - 17.30

Join us for this full-day practical workshop exploring still-life photography and moving image work in the studio (some previous experience useful but not necessary).

£50 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

DISCOVER: To Uni or Not to Uni?

Thu 05 Apr 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

“Should I go to university or not?” This big question for so many people these days will be discussed by two young photographers, one who studied photography at degree level, and one who didn’t. Join us to hear both sides, ask questions and find out some answers.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: Get to Grips with Social Media

Sun 08 Apr 2018, 14.00 - 17.30

Learn how to promote your self, your work and your brand across all the different social media platforms; Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and others. Social media can be a minefield; join us for this half-day workshop to learn the dos and don’ts of personal online marketing and networking.

£20 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

FOCUS: Understanding Film Photography - Workshop

Sat 14 Apr 2018, 11.00 - 17.30

Like the idea of old-school photography but not sure where to start? Discover the joy of shooting analogue in 35mm and medium format in this full-day workshop. This event will give you an understanding of the variety of different films available and how to use them to their full potential. (A good understanding of photography is required to benefit fully from this event)

£50 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds

 

EXPLORE: Starting Your Creative Career

Fri 20 Apr 2018, 18.00 - 19.30

Almost ready to go out on your own? Wondering where to begin - presenting your portfolio, contacting potential clients, managing your time, and all those things you don’t know about yet but everyone else seems to? Come to this informal session which will help you answer those questions and prepare you for ‘getting out there’.

£5 / Free Bursaries

For 14-24 year olds