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. Film by Eric Aydin-Barberini

Workshop: How To Get Paid

Sat 26 Jan, 11.00 - 17.30

Know your rights as an independent photographer and learn how to get paid for your work. This interactive workshop will demystify the legal and financial language that goes with the industry. Learn about estimating, invoicing, copyright, taxes and VAT and be ready to get out there and make some money. 

£50/ Free Bursary Places Available 


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 

Image: Eric Aydin-Barberini

Discussion with Q&A: Using Social Media

Thu 31 Jan, 18.00 - 19.30

Photographic and film art director Gem Fletcher will be leading a discussion all about how to make Instagram, Twitter and other platforms a way for people to see your work and develop and profile. All the do's and don't's of social media in an hour and a half. 

£5/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Image: Stop the Algorithm © Stephanie Kneissl and Max Lackner, 2017

Workshop: Book & Magazine Design

Sat 2 Feb, 13.00 - 17.00

Considering making your own book or zine? This session will teach you graphic design skills to showcase your images and writing in print. 

£30/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Workshop: Create Your Own Promotion And Marketing Material

Sun 3 Feb, 14.00 - 17.00

Get yourself and your photography noticed. Join us to find out how you can use innovative techniques to create stand-out promotional print materials. 

£30/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Panel Discussion: What's It Like Being An Artist?

Thu 7 Feb, 18.00 - 19.30

What's the reality of making art for a living in 2019? Join us for a discussion about life as a working artist; the pitfalls, joys and day-to-day realities. 

£5/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Workshop: Confidence In Approaching Clients

Sat 9 Feb, 11.00 - 17.00

Join this practical and fun session, which shares the tools and confidence tricks to approach new contacts with professionalism and self-assurance. 

£50/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Image: Eric Aydin-Barberini

Demo with Q&A: Printing, Mounting & Framing

Thu 21 Feb, 15.00 - 18.00

Know your Giclée, from your inkjet? Confident with choosing mounts and frames? Join us for this half-day demonstration and Q&A at theprintspace where you'll get to leave with your own A3 print. 

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


Please note: booking will open on 21 Jan

Image: Nathan Ford

Summer Exhibition Planning

Thu 28 Feb, 18.00 - 19.30

Want to be part of the DEVELOP Summer Exhibition at FREE RANGE in East London? Join us to learn about how you can get involved. 


Please note: booking will open on 28 Jan 

Workshop: Publishing A Photobook

Sun 10 Mar, 11.00 - 17.30

Join renowned London photographers Jenny Lewis and Niall McDiarmid for this full-day workshop taking you through all stages of making and publishing your own photobooks. 

£50/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: booking will open on 10 Feb

Image: Jenny Lewis 

Presentation: What's It Like To Be A Medical Photographer?

Thu 21 Mar, 18.00 - 19.30

Victoria Henstock, medical photographer based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, shares her experience and insights on this varied role. 

£5/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: booking will open on 21 Feb

Image: Victoria Henstock

Workshop: Curation & Collaboration

Sun 24 Mar, 14.00 - 17.00

George Muncey, photographer and founder of digital and print platform, Negative Feedback, leads an interactive workshop exploring curation and collaboration in the photographic process. 

£30/ Free Bursary Places Available 

Please note: booking will open on 24 Feb

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