Kevin didn’t study photography at university, but slowly turned his hobby into a career. In this session Kevin will talk about his use of social media, obscure cameras, and how he became well known to the point of securing work with a diverse range of clients such as Dr Martens, Dell, BFI and O2. He’ll also share some of his serendipitous moments, including getting several books published internationally.
Editor of fltr and BJP contributor Tom Seymour interviews Dan Rubin about his journey as a photographer, how instant sharing has changed the photographic community, and the future of photography.
Live music photographer Katja Ogrin shows a selection of her favourite photographs and talks about the highs and lows of life in a photo pit.
Naomi will explore the nature of copyright in the 21st Century, the role of Creative Commons licences and how photographers can protect their rights, whilst exploring innovative internet-based business models.
With astrophotography becoming more popular, we see more and more photos of the night sky, but rarely hear about some of the stories and adventures that go into taking these shots. Conor will talk about his travels around the world, facing unpleasant conditions and chasing cosmic phenomena such as the northern lights.
Pop out to one of the many lovely eateries around the Square – we’ll have some special discounts organised for you.
The first person to be photographed was a fluke. The first ‘selfie’ wasn’t a solo effort. The man behind Kodak banned Friday the 13th from his factories. The history of photography is littered with bizarre stories and notable eccentrics. In this talk, Stevyn Colgan – oddly-spelled author, artist, QI ‘elf’ and writer of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Museum of Curiosity’ – takes us through a less well-known history of photography where you’ll meet mums disguised as sofas, chuckling Victorians and the Top 10 weirdest postcards ever.
Agatha will explain the role of the film still photographer and show some examples of her work. Along the way she’ll touch on subjects which all creatives might identify with – how sometimes the perfect job finds us when we didn’t even know it existed, how the medium we choose to work with represents our mindset, and how our personality might suit some types of photography but not all of them.
In 1826, the first known photograph was taken and its exposure time was so long that the image captured the sun’s path as it traversed the sky. Today we create a near infinite number of images in the same time frame, each with less than a moment’s thought. Has our ability to chop time and light into ever smaller slices fundamentally changed the way we see our world, and ourselves? Chris Wild, curator of Retronaut.com, draws on his experience curating thousands of “time capsules” of archive images to reveal what has changed through our lens – and remains the same.
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