Focus

The Association of Photographers was first formed in 1968 as the Association of Fashion and Advertising Photographers and is one of the most prestigious professional photographers’ associations in the world.

Here’s our latest focus.

AOP f22 #herstories: Kate Abbey in conversation with Chantel King

Kate Abbey in conversation with Chantel King discussing her route into professional photography, her creative inspirations, the importance of strong female role models and her commitment to learning on the job as an Assisting Photographer. Chantel shares her experiences and insights along with the drive and effort it takes to succeed and on developing her own aesthetic.

Photographers: Best Practice In Assisting

Maximising your opportunities as an Assisting Photographer. Join us for a session presented by the AOP Assistants Working Group designed to help you make the most out of being an Assisting Photographer.

The Story Behind The Robot

The Story Behind the Robot.
AOP member Jason Butcher writes about using a robot arm in the studio.

“I’ve been shooting motion of products and people for over twenty years. Subjects such as cameras, TV’s, laptops, printers, scanners, even shower controllers demand smooth moves that can transition well in the edit.

AI, TDM and IP…?! What are all these acronyms, and why should I care?! 

AI, TDM and IP…?! What are all these acronyms, and why should I care?! 
Acronym – (noun) A word formed from, or based on, the initial letters or syllables of other words.

The world is full of them, seemingly nowhere more so than in the land of the creative industries. We have acronyms for everything, but there are some that you need to be aware of and, dare we say it, take an interest in. The following is an attempt to unpick where we, as image-makers, stand in regard to the development of Artificial Intelligence (there’s your first acronym… ‘AI’).

The Bin Men of Grimsby and Waste to Energy

Following on from the pandemic I wanted to continue shooting for my Heroes project http://files.rakusen.co.uk/HEROESv8.pdf and I was discussing this with my contact at North East Lincolnshire Council.

Everything About Publishing

From the initial inspiration to hitting the shelves – join us for a in-depth look on just what it takes to get a photography book published.

See the winners of last year’s AOP Awards

Why not be part of a huge community of creative image-makers and get the best in support and inspiration?

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Upcoming events

AOP Photography Awards 2021

The AOP Photography Awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the photography world. They celebrate excellence in the creative photography and image-making industry. This year’s Awards will open in October 2021 and close in January 2022. This is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry.