7 Things Every Photographer Should Know
‘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
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