Magnum Professional Practice - Birmingham
IdeasTap have got 10 heavily subsidised places to give away on Magnum’s next two-day Professional Practice seminar in Birmingham on 3 and 4 December. This opportunity is available to IdeasTap members between the ages of 16 and 25. With an emphasis on providing practical and vocational guidance to emerging photographers, this is an unmissable opportunity to gain tailor-made, impartial advice...
Dan du Cros
How did you get into photography/what is your background? I started getting into photography when I was 16. Like many people my age I was introduced to my first SLR via my parents - I wanted a camera to take some pictures of my friends skateboarding (offsetting my utter failure a being any good on a skateboard myself!). My mother had a Canon AV-1 and I started shooting on that. I remember...
BLP Meet Up - 1st November
We will be having our next get together at 6/8 Kafe on Tuesday 1st November at 6:30pm. No guest lecture this time - it will be a friendly get together and a chance to meet other photographers and network. ….although we do have a couple of special things up our sleeves. As well as showing the results from Portrait Project Round 3, there will also be announcements of several exciting new...
'Birmingham Will Break Your Art' by Pete Ashton
“This isn’t a rant about the fragile livelihoods of people who’ve chosen to make a living from photography. Times change and nobody owes you a living. Adjust your business model, add value, do something different. I don’t have a problem with Birmingham City Council not valuing photography. There’s evidence enough of that on their public information posters.” Pete Ashton, a prolific...
Q. How did you get into photography/what is your background? With the photography aspect it’s hard to say really at first wanted to share the photos of these places with my friends but after a while it become more and more of a hobby I don’t really have a background in photography but I do have one in urban exploration, it’s really an extension of what I used to do as a child....
Selling Dreams - Curator Talk at Light House
Ligaya Salazar, curator in the V&A’s Contemporary Team, will be visiting Light House to give a special talk about the exhibition on Thursday 27th October at 2pm. Ligaya Salazar has curated V&A fashion exhibitions such as ‘Fashion v Sport’ and ‘Yohji Yamamoto’. Previously a lecturer in fashion history and a freelance curator, Ligaya studied Art History and Fashion Photography and has...
Q. How did you get into photography/what is your background? During my school years I was always artistic and musical, I also enjoyed design. I eventually got into photography when I was eighteen and at art school. I remember being taught about the basics of photography along with learning about the great photographers, such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Richard Avedon and Robert Frank. I passed my...
Pete - PS Photography
Q. How did you get into photography/what is your background? I don’t have a background in photography as such. I’m completely self taught and all my experience has come from being behind the lens, playing around with the camera I had at the time and seeing what the different settings do. I’ve purchased a variety of magazines / books along the way and picked up tips and techniques from there. As...
Perspectives - Photography exhibition
This will display some excellent work from Birmingham photographers and runs until October 28th so go check it out!
BALLET IN BIRMINGHAM
To mark the start of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new 2011-12 season, the company has joined forces with a Birmingham-based photographer in a city-wide photographic campaign called Ballet in Birmingham. The campaigncelebrates the world-class ballet company in Birmingham, the city it calls ‘home’. Based at Birmingham Hippodrome, the company has resided in the city for 21 years. Photographer...
Q. How did you get into photography/what is your background? Well photography for me came around when I was at college, when I had the intention of studying illustration. However the illustration course wasn’t what I expected, so I took a gamble with photography, which proved to be a good choice. The photography course was great and soon I was hooked, it was an interesting medium to experiment...