7 Things Every Photographer Should Know

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30 – 40 minutes plus questions
(60 minutes with sequential translation)
PowerPoint presentation
Lapel microphone preferred

‘7 Things Every Photographer Should Know’ takes a pragmatic look at self-empowerment for the practicing photographer.

Starting from the premise that every artist is also a small business, the presentation highlights the responsibilities and strategies that a photographer must address if they are to become visible and effective in a world teeming with imagery and image-makers.

Taking the format familiar from self-help books and websites, the talk identifies seven key issues to consider and strategies to address them. Each issue is illustrated with vintage film stills that crystallise the concept in a memorable way while adding a light-hearted feel to the presentation.

The ‘7 things’ discussed include self-motivation, self-promotion, finding an agent or dealer gallery, international networking and understanding the upside of rejection.


“With Alasdair Foster’s professional guidance I have been able to fast track my career as an artist and educator on the international art scene.”

Professor Peter Fitzpatrick, Chair of Photography, Columbia College, Chicago

“Compelling and illuminating … a wealth of information”

Associate Professor Simone Douglas, Parsons The New School for Design, New York

“Alasdair Foster is a rational idealist with a very beautiful vision for the future and the practical knowledge to realise it in real life.”

Dr. Irina Tchmyreva, the Russian Academy of Fine Arts


7 Things

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