Conferences & Masterclasses

From beginner basics, to setting up your own business, to established pro level business advice, our conference and masterclass programme provides in-depth insight into the essentials you need to know to take the next step in your photography journey. Not forgetting the student programme, which will guide anyone currently studying through the realm of 'what to do next'. Take a look at the programmes below.

Beginners' Masterclass - half-day: £10 - PURCHASE A TICKET

Turning Pro Masterclass - half-day: £10 - PURCHASE A TICKET

Pro Conference (photography) - half-day or two half-days: £10 / £15 - PURCHASE A TICKET

Student Conference: £5 for all 4 sessions REGISTER FOR A STUDENT TICKET

Note: You must have an entry ticket or pass in addition to masterclass and conference tickets.

16 Mar 2019
  1. £
    10:30 - 11:05
    The right tools

    This session will explain common camera features to help you choose the right camera for you.

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  2. £
    11:05 - 11:40
    Understanding exposure and choosing a lens

    Andrew takes you through the exposure triangle and the theory of dynamic range.

    Speakers

  3. £
    11:50 - 12:25
    Introduction to editing

    Find out how you can tweak tones and colour in post-production, and learn the most useful controls and tools.

    Speakers

  4. £
    12:25 - 13:00
    Composing your photos

    Pro wildlife photographer Chris Weston takes you through the essential techniques.

    Speakers

17 Mar 2019
  1. £
    10:30 - 11:05
    The right tools

    This session will explain common camera features to help you choose the right camera for you.

    Speakers

  2. £
    11:05 - 11:40
    Understanding exposure and choosing a lens

    Andrew takes you through the exposure triangle and the theory of dynamic range.

    Speakers

  3. £
    11:50 - 12:25
    Introduction to editing

    Find out how you can tweak tones and colour in post-production, and learn the most useful controls and tools.

    Speakers

  4. £
    12:25 - 13:00
    Composing your photos

    Pro wildlife photographer Chris Weston takes you through the essential techniques.

    Speakers

16 Mar 2019
  1. £
    14:00 - 14:35
    Video editing 101

    Learn the fundamentals of video editing from wedding pro and YouTuber Mandy Dhillon.

    Speakers

  2. £
    14:35 - 15:10
    Videography, the fundamentals

    This session will take you through the essentials of filmmaking terminology and equipment.

    Speakers

  3. £
    15:15 - 15:50
    Amazing audio for total beginners

    A crash course in the basics of video sound, what microphone to use and when.

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  4. £
    15:50 - 16:20
    Introduction to visual storytelling - More Show, Less Tell

    Rich will demonstrate how showing the audience a story has far more impact than telling them a story.

    Speakers

17 Mar 2019
  1. £
    14:00 - 14:35
    Videography, the fundamentals

    This session will take you through the essentials of filmmaking terminology and equipment.

    Speakers

  2. £
    14:35 - 15:10
    Amazing audio for total beginners

    A crash course in the basics of video sound, what microphone to use and when.

    Speakers

  3. £
    15:15 - 15:50
    Video editing 101

    Learn the fundamentals of video editing from wedding pro and YouTuber Mandy Dhillon.

    Speakers

  4. £
    15:50 - 16:20
    Introduction to visual storytelling - More Show, Less Tell

    Rich will demonstrate how showing the audience a story has far more impact than telling them a story.

    Speakers

16 Mar 2019
  1. £
    10:00 - 10:30
    How travel photography can improve your profile - and your client base

    Learn how working for NGOs can increase your profile and enhance your portfolio.

  2. £
    10:30 - 11:00
    Overcome Your Creative Block

    Why do creatives get into a creative block and how can they overcome it?

    Speakers

  3. £
    11:10 - 11:40
    Colour - the key to emotion

    Learn how to control and manipulate colour in Photoshop and Lightroom from Australian master Rocco Ancora.

    Speakers

  4. £
    11:40 - 12:10
    Survival of the fittest

    Discover the mistakes to avoid in your first year as a pro!

17 Mar 2019
  1. £
    10:00 - 10:30
    How travel photography can improve your profile - and your client base

    Learn how working for NGOs can increase your profile and enhance your portfolio.

  2. £
    10:30 - 11:00
    Overcome Your Creative Block

    Why do creatives get into a creative block and how can they overcome it?

    Speakers

  3. £
    11:10 - 11:40
    Colour - the key to emotion

    Learn how to control and manipulate colour in Photoshop and Lightroom from Australian master Rocco Ancora.

    Speakers

  4. £
    11:40 - 12:10
    Survival of the fittest

    Discover the mistakes to avoid in your first year as a pro!

18 Mar 2019
  1. £
    10:00 - 10:30
    Protecting your Intellectual Property

    Protect your work and your business by understanding copyright.

    Speakers

  2. £
    10:30 - 11:00
    Professional pricing - What's your Rate?

    Find out how to you go about setting your day-rate.

    Speakers

  3. £
    11:10 - 11:40
    Essential marketing for photographers

    Don't be daunted by marketing - discover the essentials of promoting your business.

    Speakers

  4. £
    11:40 - 12:10
    Improve the quality of the jobs you get

    Join John Nassari to learn how to show what you can offer.

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19 Mar 2019
  1. £
    10:00 - 10:30
    Working on big assignments

    Jack Dickman gives his insight on how to land the big jobs.

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  2. £
    10:30 - 11:00
    Finding my creative voice

    Tom gives his insight on what to consider when developing a strong professional identity.

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  3. £
    11:10 - 11:40
    The importance of self-initiated projects

    Discover how to generate ideas for projects and make them happen.

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  4. £
    11:40 - 12:10
    Creating a photographic story

    Ian Berry takes you through the process of finding a subject you care about.

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19 Mar 2019
  1. £
    13:30 - 14:00
    Bridging the gap - the reality of going pro after university

    This session will give you a starter kit for pushing your work out into the world!

    Speakers

  2. £
    14:10 - 14:40
    An insider's guide to starting out in assisting

    Conrad Ohnuki shares his advice on approaching photographers and studios, useful skills on set and what to pack in your kit.

    Speakers

  3. £
    14:50 - 15:20
    Take it from us...experiences from the world of photography

    Four talented pros discuss their experiences in the business of photography.

  4. £
    15:30 - 16:00
    Speed meetings - your career questions answered by our experts

    This session sees you rotate around tables of experts from the photography industry. Ask them any questions you like.

    Speakers to be announced
19 Mar 2019
  1. £
    10:30 - 11:00
    Tips for starting a career in film and TV

    Carys gives her advice on how to get going on this career path and what to look out for.

    Speakers

  2. £
    11:05 - 11:35
    Life as a freelance camera operator

    Working as a freelancer can be appealing, and really rewarding. Here's some insight on what it's really like day-to-day.

    Speakers

  3. £
    11:40 - 12:10
    Student to pro: How to thrive, not just survive

    Victoria will be sharing her success tips on what it takes to set up a thriving business and more importantly sustain it.

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