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The World Photography Honorary Judging Committee, and
Organisation (WPO) is only four years Yasmina Reggard, a UK photography Portfolio revieWS Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
old, but its annual World Photography curator, the show will feature the best The Portfolio Reviews provide a rare opportunity to share your work
competition has established itself of the 105,000 entries from 162 with photography experts and receive their critical feedback on your
as one of the most prestigious countries. The images will be on show work. The reviewers come from diverse backgrounds in photography,
international awards events. Open to at Somerset House until 22 May. such as museum curators, agents, critics, gallery owners, picture
amateurs and professionals alike, the During the festival Somerset editors, directors of photography of various magazines and
awards offer $30,000 of prize money, House will host a series of talks, international publications.
as well as camera equipment from the discussion panels and seminars
main sponsor, Sony. aimed at photographers of all levels. WorkShoPS Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
This year the awards ceremony Amateur Photographer editor Damien Every day there will be practical workshops that deal with subjects
will move from its usual location Demolder will be presenting a show from shooting portraits and street photography to putting together
in Cannes, France, and come to entitled ‘How to spot and capture and publishing your own book. The iStock agency will present ideas
London’s Somerset House, where the great pictures’ on Thursday 29 April for getting into stock photography, and Blurb will be showing its latest
World Photography Festival will be and Saturday 30 April (see below). templates and options with experts on hand to answer questions.
held from 26 April-1 May. Amateur Photographer, as a partner
The hub of the festival will be the of the festival, will have tickets for exhibition tourS Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
exhibition of short-listed pictures readers to win over the coming weeks, There will be tours of the exhibition every day led by the curators,
and the winners of each of the but to get a fuller picture of what will judges and some of the winners of the awards. You’ll be able to find
competition’s categories. Curated be happening and when, visit the out why certain images were chosen and how they were taken.
by Francis Hodgson, chair of the WPO website at www.worldphoto.org.
pictures could be made, and without the action of a live photoshoot. 12.00-15:00 To – A Guide to Bookmaking (part 1)
Tuesday 26 April appreciation of how one translates real life The Portfolio Workshop. 16.30-19.00 The with Martin Evening.
Screening/PreSentation 19:30- into the two dimensions of the photographic iStock Guerrilla Station. Capture life in Portfolio revieWS 15.00-18.30.
20:45 Interviews with Masters in print, everything will seem an uphill the big city. 15.00-16.15 Introduction to tour 15.30-16.30 With the Curators.
photography. Jon Jones, Director of struggle,' says Damien. 'With these skills Self-Publishing with Blurb. 16:00-19:00 Screening/PreSentationS 17.30-
Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine, in learned and developed you will be able to Portfolio Reviews. 16.30-20.00 Book 19.00 Carousel: Foto 8 Special. 19.00-
conversation with renowned photojournalist make your pictures really stand out from Design workshop with Stu Smith 20.30 In the Photographer's Studio:
Tom Stoddart. the crowd.' (day 2 of 4). Interviews with masters in photography.
Portfolio revieWS 10:30-13:30. talkS 12:00-13.45 AP Editor Damien
WorkShoPS 10.30-13.00 The iStock talkS 11.00-12.00 iStockphoto Demolder: How to spot and capture great
Wednesday 27 April Live Photo Studio. Join in the action presents: A seminar on stock photography. pictures. 18:00-19.00 iStockphoto
WorkShoPS 14:00-14.45 Introduction of a live photoshoot. 14.30-18.00 The 17.30-19.15 Photojournalism Roundtable. presents: A seminar on stock photography.
to Self-Publishing with Blurb. 14.30- iStockphoto Guerrilla Station. Capture ScreeningS/PreSentationS
16.00 The iStockphoto Guerrilla life in the big city. 14.30-19.00 The iStock 17.30-20.00 Carousel: Panos Pictures,
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the Sony World PhotograPhy of a live photoshoot. 17.00-20.00 Book World Market Spotlight: India. Presented WorkShoPS 10.00-13.00 The iStock
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Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square. 1 of 4). 17.30-20.30 London Portrait & photoshoot. 10.30-18.00 London Portrait
Documentary Project: A Royal Wedding Project: A Royal Wedding (day 4 of 4).
(day 1 of 4). Saturday 30 April 10.30-12.30 Book Design workshop with
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talk 16.00-17.00 iStockphoto presents: 10:00-19:00 iStock Live Photo Studio. Join in the action
talk by aP editor, Damien Demolder A seminar on stock photography. WorkShoPS 10.00-13.00 The iStock of a live photoshoot.
13.30-15.15 and Saturday 12.00-13.45 ScreeningS/PreSentationS 13:30- Live Photo Studios. Join in the action of Portfolio revieWS 10:30-13:30.
How to spot and capture great 15.30 Carousel: The SWPA Winners’ a live photoshoot. 10.00-15.00 London SeminarS 10.00-11.45 Photography
pictures. In this talk, Damien Demolder, Selection. 17.00-19.00 Carousel: The Portrait Project: A Royal Wedding Day 101 – A Crash Course on Business. 14:00-
a professional photographer and the editor Homegrown Session with local UK day 3 of 4). 10.30-14.00 Book Design 15:00 How To – A Guide to Bookmaking.
of Amateur Photographer magazine, will photographers. 19.30-20.45 Interviews workshop with Stu Smith (day 3 of 4). (part 2). 15.30-17.30 Save the Children
explain his photographic vision, his methods with masters in photography. Bruce 14.30-17.00 The iStock Guerrilla Station. Research Project (part 2).
for getting a message across and how, Davidson. Capture life in the big city. 14.30-17.00 tour 11.30-12.30 With the Curators.
with thought and care, your pictures can The iStock Live Photo Studio. Join in talk 12.15-13.30 The London
flow with ’the essence of being there’. the action of a live photoshoot. Photography Scene.
'Of course, camera equipment and a Friday 29 April Portfolio revieWS 10.30-13.00. Portfolio revieWS 15:00-18:30.
firm grasp of photographic technique are WorkShoPS 17.30-20.30 London SeminarS 10:00-11.45 Save the ScreeningS/PreSentationS
important elements in the success of Portrait & Documentary Project: A Children Research Project (part 1). 17.00-19.00 Carousel. 18.30-20.00 In
any photographer's career, but without Royal Wedding (day 2 of 4). 11.00-14.00 12.15-14:00 Photography 101 – A Crash the Photographer's Studio: Interviews
the ability to see the opportunities where The iStock Live Photo Studio. Join in the Course on the Business. 14:30-16:00 How with masters in photography
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