Assignments is back!

in Assignments, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

The exhibition of the best of British press photography returns – this time on Londons South Bank – taking over the Barge House at the OXO Tower. The opening night is Thursday 16th May – and will run until the 19th to coincide with London Photo Week. We are doing things slightly differently this year – full details on the

BPPA EditorAssignments is back!

EU Copyright Directive to be debated in European Parliament

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Law, Photography by BPPA Editor

Tomorrow (26th March 2019) MEPs will vote on a controversial EU directive to copyright work used on the web. It sets terms and conditions for others to reuse content (posted by people like us) commercially. The battle has been between the tech giants, whose business model is all about reusing other’s intellectual property without license or renumeration, and us ‘the

BPPA EditorEU Copyright Directive to be debated in European Parliament

Marketing Essentials for Professional Photographers

in Education, Events, Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

You are a photographer, you know how to take photos, you have a vision but have you ever asked yourself the following questions.. “How do I find clients?” “I got undercut by a photographer offering to do the job for £100” You probably all think “LinkedIn is useless; I have been on it for six months and haven’t had a

BPPA EditorMarketing Essentials for Professional Photographers

Assignments Live with Tom Stoddart

in Assignments, Assignments LIVE, Events, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by BPPA Editor

We are proud to announce that the first of our long running Assignments Live events for 2019 features none other than Tom Stoddart on 31st January. Tom Stoddart began his photographic career on a local newspaper in his native North-East of England. In 1978 he moved to London and began working freelance for publications such as the Sunday Times and Time

BPPA EditorAssignments Live with Tom Stoddart

We are starting the new year by helping you brush up on your Photo Mechanic based workflow

in Events, Photography, Photojournalism, Photojurnalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by Julie Edwards

We offering members and non-members the chance to take part in a series of keenly priced half day workshops which will be focused on making the most of Camera Bits software to select , caption and send your images out to the picture desks in a fast and efficient way using Photo Mechanic. BPPA Secretary Neil Turner has a long

Julie EdwardsWe are starting the new year by helping you brush up on your Photo Mechanic based workflow

Introducing the Board: Anthony Devlin

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

I have worked as a professional photographer since leaving university in 2002, starting my career in the darkroom at the Tameside Reporter in 2001 before joining the NCTJ Press Photography course, which led to a position at the Gloucestershire Echo in 2003. In 2004 I won the Lord’s/MCC Young Sports Photographer of the year Bursary and following a year of cricket photography

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the Board: Anthony Devlin

Introducing the Board: Neil Turner

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

I am UK based with well over thirty years experience as a news, editorial and corporate photographer. Between 1994 and 2008 I was a staff photographer with The Times Supplements. Since 2008 I have had a portfolio career which also involves shooting editorial and corporate assignments, writing about and teaching photography as well as working as a photo editor on

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the Board: Neil Turner

An open letter to Alamy CEO James West

in Current Affairs, Open letter, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Dear Mr West When our members first pointed out that Alamy was reducing the commission that it pays to contributing photographers the first reaction was “oh no not again”. Sitting and watching the video that you posted on YouTube didn’t help.  Alamy is a company whose success is built on its relationship with the people who have trusted you to

thebppaAn open letter to Alamy CEO James West

Introducing the board: Jonathan Buckmaster

in Board Members, Features, Photography by Julie Edwards

My first interest in photography was at the start of my teenage years when, with my brand new Russian made Zenith camera, I would spend hours walking around my home tome of Marlow-on-Thames photographing everything and anything in hazy black and white, sending the film off and awaiting the prints with mounting excitement about a week later. After getting a

Julie EdwardsIntroducing the board: Jonathan Buckmaster

Women in Focus

in Events, Features, Photography, Photojournalism by Julie Edwards

On Tuesday 13th November a large group of predominantly female professionals from the world of Photojournalism gathered in London for the very well attended “Women In focus”, hosted by Reuters and International Center of Photography at The Ned. The event was focused on Photojournalism but for the sake of this piece I will refer throughout to Photography or “the Industry”.

Julie EdwardsWomen in Focus