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"What Photo Buyers Want from Photographers"


Thursday, 17 May 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

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6.00pm-8.30pm Ended Free  

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Want to know how to make your work appealing to photo buyers? IdeasTap presents "What Photo Buyers Want from Photographers" in association with Blurb and PhotoShelter. Join us for a drink and a panel discussion featuring buyers from GQ, Q Magazine, and more.

With large communication gaps between photographers and their commercial and editorial clients, we will break down these barriers to provide photographers with tips and insights straight from the source to help grow their business better than ever before. We'll find out the best way a photographer can promote their work to a buyer, what makes a great website, the personal characteristics of photographers buyers seek, and much more. Also join PhotoShelter's Allen Murabayashi and Blurb's Rachel Stanley to learn more about PhotoShelter and Blurb and how these tools can help attract new clients and improve your photo business. Stay for free drinks at the end!

About the experts:

James Mullinger has been at GQ since 2000 and is the magazine's Photographic Director as well as a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian and TV presenter. He has curated three exhibitions of GQ’s photography and his career highlight was interviewing his hero Jerry Seinfeld for two exclusive interviews as well as editing GQ's comedy issue this year. He has commissioned and worked closely with photographers such as Mario Testino, David Bailey, Lord Snowdon, Mario Sorrenti, Simon Emmett and Mark Seliger.

Russ O'Connell is Picture Director at Q Magazine. He first became interested in photography while studying at the prestigious Camberwell College of Arts in London where he applied his new found vocation to gain him a place at The Exeter School Of Arts and a degree in Photography.


Dagmar Seeland is the UK Picture Editor for STERN Magazine and other titles in the STERN group including the VIEW, the teenage mag YUNO, GEO Saison, and the STERN Fotografie portfolios. 

After a 7 year stint as the Picture Director for celebrity UK weekly, Heat Magazine, he made the break and is currently Picture Director of Q Magazine, the UK's top music magazine, where he works alongside many of the worlds biggest and greatest photographers such as David Bailey, Rankin, Bryan Adams, Simon Emmett and Perou, commissioning and producing some of the most iconic covers and music photography in the magazine's 25 year history.


Getting here

These sessions will take place at IdeasTap HQ (closest station London Bridge):

IdeasTap Ltd


54 Bermondsey Street



Your arrival

Make your way to reception (it's signposted) and let them know you are here for the IdeasTap event.



These sessions are very popular and get booked up quickly. Please ensure that you are available to attend the session before you book a place.

Cancellation without reasonable notice (24 hours minimum) and excuse will affect your chances of coming to other IdeasTap workshops and events in future.

If you have any questions contact Vicky at ideasTap on 020 7036 9008

Do you have questions about "What Photo Buyers Want from Photographers"? Contact IdeasTap

When & Where

Wool Yard 52 Bermondsey St

United Kingdom

Thursday, 17 May 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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IdeasTap is a not-for-profit organisation that funds, connects and nurtures new creative talent. It was launched in December 2008 as the arts platform of The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust. The membership currently stands at more than 125,000 young creative practitioners and the charity is partnered with a range of leading arts organisations including the National Youth Theatre, National Student Drama Festival, mac birmingham, British Film Institute, Sky Arts, Roundhouse, Bush Theatre and Magnum Photos.

The website provides a platform for young creative people to connect, showcase their work and skills, find jobs, and promote events and exhibitions, as well as access unique industry-led opportunities. Partners work with IdeasTap to develop and provide unique industry opportunities – from creative assignments in Dubai, New York and Shanghai to creating an online drama and performing on The Old Vic stage.

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