This interview with Francesca Genovese of Francesca Meffeo Gallery gave an insight into the processes involved with galleries working with photographers as fine artists. This post summarises some key points from the presentation. My reflections can be found in a separate post.
This presentation offered a very interesting insight into the commercial world of photography and explained the processes of commissioning photographers for advertising campaigns and the different stages of involvement, including the different roles of agency professionals. Continue reading “Week 9: Amy Simmons – M&C Saatchi”
Telling a story in a literal sequence Continue reading “Week 8: Tell a Story”
Though I have participated in exhibitions work on a few occasions, my only experience of trying to sell photographs was about 15 years ago, a long way before my photography degree. At this time, I put some framed landscape images into a local (rural) shop to test the water. Continue reading “Week 7 – Commercial Aspects”
In response to this week’s networking theme, I have begun to explore the platforms of AoP and RPS via student memberships – I am still exploring the resources available. I also made myself join Instagram last week @juliedawndennis – I am beginning to get used to it, I think.
The speed of Instagram/social media is something I have to adjust to; I was taken aback to gain followers so quickly and hadn’t expected any in a week (I have just a few, but enough to get started!) Social media is rather strange to me still, however, there is some great photography and art on the Instagram platform and I am discovering the work of others which is a good thing.
Prompted to explore where our passion for photography originates, we were asked this week to upload our individual backstories, and images from earlier work. Of the images I included in my post, I was both surprised and reassured Continue reading “Week 4: Reflecting on Beginnings”
This course is a process of personal exploration for me at present, however, I would not deny that I aim for my work to be seen, and that I want to develop as an individual. I do not feel ready just yet to think in formal business terms. Any plan at the present time would not be set in stone, and would be more a summary of ideas as to how I might take myself forward and share work I am making/have made. Continue reading “Week 4: Marketing Plan”