Preparing for Exhibition: Workshop with John Stead
Saturday 23rd June, 2012
St James Church
197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL - Entrance at side stairwell by Costa Coffee (Map)
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Cost: £10 LIP Member
This workshop is designed to help you prepare for the 24th LIP Annual Exhibition, and may also be helpful to anyone looking to enter other external exhibitions. No prior knowledge is required to take this workshop, and topics covered will be particularly informative for those who haven't exhibited before or who are in earlier stages of preparing for exhibitions.
Members are welcome to bring a small selection of work to share, which they are thinking of entering.
Topics to be covered:
How does the selection process work? (New system for 2012)
What happens on the final selection day? How do selectors actually choose work
How long do they view each print, is work viewed together?
Is it always a joint decision, etc
Do they read names, titles
Why dont selectors read personal statements or give feedback?
Why might good prints be rejected?
Many similar prints
How to make the best of your work (presentation)
Choice of work
Discussion on how to select photographs
Series vs. Single Prints
What is Original & Inspiring work
Basic Photo Editing
Darkroom vs digital editing (if applicable)
Editing software (free vs. cheap vs. expensive packages)
Printing & Paper
Home print vs. external
Types of paper
Preparing your photo for printing
Mounting & Framing
Window mounts styles & colours
Block mounting wood, metal, dibond, aluminum
Framing styles & colours
About John Stead - John has been closely involved with the organisation of the LIP Annual Exhibition for the past six years: recruiting external selectors, organising selection days, venues and volunteers.
Outside of LIP John splits his time between a demanding city career and being a freelance photographer: photographing portraits, weddings, events and boutique hotels around the world. John has exhibited his fine art photography at various shows in London including Prelude, Untitled Art Fair, The Future Gallery and the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Gallery
www.LightImpact.com and www.JohnSteadPhotography.com