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

Turning Pro Masterclass - half-day: £10

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

Student Conference: £2.50 per session

16 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:55 - 11:00
    Welcome

    Introduction to today's Behind the Lens programme.

  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    Remembering wildlife

    Margot takes you through the fascinating efforts of a united wildlife photographic community.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    Making and sharing meaningful images

    The panel will discuss how to get the work of women on the front of more newspapers, plastered on billboards and inside galleries.

  4. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    From capture to print, long exposure landscapes

    John explains how he created his personal style and the techniques involved.

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  5. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    Behind the scenes of a great food story

    Blogger Bea Lubas shares the secrets of irresistible food photography.

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  6. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Making the most of your next wildlife photography trip

    Wildlife photographer Tom Mason explores how to make the most of your next wildlife photography adventure.

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17 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:55 - 11:00
    Welcome

    Introduction to today's Behind the Lens programme.

  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    Australia's Wild World

    Join Bret as he takes us behind the scenes of his stunning images from down under.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    A different approach to astrophotography

    Here Steven shares his top tips and explains how astrophotography can be really accessible.

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  4. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    Collaboration not competition

    Is it time to rethink how to get ahead within the photography industry?

  5. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Keeping it baby focused

    Ellie shares stories of different client scenarios that can occur when working with new babies and young children.

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18 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:55 - 11:00
    Welcome

    Introduction to today's Behind the Lens programme

  2. Free
    11:00 - 11:40
    SNAP!

    A session from the winner of the SNAP! Aspiring Speaker Scholarship.

    Speakers to be announced
  3. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    Cameras don't take pictures

    Join Mike Browne in this interactive seminar designed to help you connect the technical and creative aspects of your photography.

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  4. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    Close up and macro photography

    This session will demonstrate the techniques and equipment required to produce high-quality close-up and macro images.

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  5. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    Wedding photography: creativity and mindset

    Wedding photography-you only get one chance to capture it. Learn how to prepare.

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  6. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    He shoots, he scores

    Peter Dench, Olympus Visionary and documentary photographer, will talk about the pleasures and perils of photographing the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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19 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:55 - 11:00
    Welcome

    Introduction to today's Behind the Lens programme.

  2. Free
    11:00 - 11:40
    Chasing the unicorn - making money from photography

    Find out what it takes to become a pro, and how to build a business around what you love.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    30 years of photography; photojournalism and beyond

    Edmond Terakopian shares images and stories from his 30-year career as a photographer.

  4. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    10 things that can go wrong in photography

    Join Holly as she shares her wild and wonderful experiences of mishaps and triumphs.

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  5. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Taking the viewer on a journey

    Nigel will take you on an inspirational photography journey using drone footage and still images of his adventures.

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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?

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  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.

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  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!

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.

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

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

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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

    Here 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.

    Speakers to be announced
  4. £
    12:25 - 13:00
    Composing your photos

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

    Speakers

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

    Protect your work and your business by understanding copyright.

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

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

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

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

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  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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