Author: Ameena Rojee

Online study can help take your photography in new directions

Maybe you’re a working photographer who feels stuck in a rut, or you’re just keen to inject some oomph into your practice. If you’ve been toying with further study but are unable to relocate because of family or work commitments, online learning could be the way to go. Distance learning has long been an established option for studying photography at higher education level, the big advantage, of course, being how flexible it can be. For many of us who lead increasingly busy lives it goes without saying that this is appealing. An institution well versed in the benefits of online teaching is Falmouth University, which runs MA Photography and BA(Hons) Photography (Top Up) courses alongside its portfolio of campus-based photography degree programmes. Priddy, Somerset, 2015 from the series Elementary Husbandry © Jesse Alexander Part-taught and part-self-directed research, the courses offer a versatile approach to the learning of photography, says Dr. Gary McLeod, a module leader for the BA(Hons) Photography (Top Up) and MA Photography programmes at Falmouth University’s Institute of Photography. “Weekly themed videos and …

2018-07-18T10:51:40+00:00

A guide to exhibition promotion

A private view may generate new interest and even lead to prospective buyers, but how do you get people to attend your exhibition in the first place? Primarily, it is important to think carefully about how you promote your show. Even if you think you have perfected every detail, without effective promotion it can be difficult for your exhibition to gain the attention it deserves. For this article, British Journal of Photography interviewed Nick Thompson, who is part of the marketing and exhibitions team at theprintspace, and Gemma Peppé, director of Art on a Postcard, to hear their thoughts on the most successful ways to promote an exhibition. theprintspace is the UK’s leading photographic and fine art printers, who also host numerous exhibitions throughout the year at their East London gallery. Thompson is a photographer himself, and has produced a number of exhibitions of his own work. What are some of the best ways to go about promoting your show if you’re an early-career photographer? Nick Thompson: Post about it on your social media platforms. …

2018-05-25T20:28:40+00:00

BJP Staff