London Photo Festival & London Photo Gallery

Reaches the parts other photography blogs don't…


Leave a comment

We announce our abstract/fineart judge- the multi talented @rosie_hardy #photography #abstract

Rosie Hardy is a conceptual art photographer based in the Peak District. Her surreal self portraiture and creative photo manipulations capture escapism at its prettiest. Hardy has been shooting for a decade, working her way as a school girl trekking through fields – with the cheapest equipment money could buy – (clutching handfuls of props and looking rather out of place) to trekking through fields with slightly more expensive, mud covered equipment, but lots more confidence and excitement.
Her “Big Break” came at age 19 when she was discovered by Maroon 5, and was asked to shoot their album cover, “Hands All Over”. Since then, she has worked with numerous brands such as Microsoft, Pandora and Random House, as well as celebrities and musicians, but she still loves to shoot a decent wedding and just can’t seem to stay away from those fields…
Her work is inspired by emotion and human connection, and the comfort that can be found in art during times of loss and heartache.
337-3230165-img_3372finalsm


Leave a comment

LPG News: We have some exciting news coming up! #photography #London #LPG #London #exhibiting

Watch this space for more details or sign up to our mailing list info@londonphotofestival.org to be kept up-to-date with all our news and events.

Logo


Leave a comment

We’ve got a busy weekend ahead! #photography #London #LPF #Cityscapes #Polabora #architecture

We’ll be exhibiting as part of the celebration launch of Ensemble Perpetuo’s innovative evenings of chamber music, CITYSCAPES takes you through a world of music influenced and inspired by Cityscapes from across the world. Part of Perpetuo’s exciting collaborations include a special exhibition of photographs by the London Photo Festival.

The images for our new Retro Wall are being printed as we type and all the proofing is being done for the catalogue and our other exhibitors at the Festival!

Please help us promote the Festival by encouraging your friends, family and followers to visit 14-16 May when it’s open to the public and if you use Twitter (@londonphotofest), please use the following hastags: #LPF #londonphotofestival #London #photography #architecture – let’s try and get the Festival trending!!  Please also promote on your websites, Facebook, blogs, pigeon carrier etc etc.
There are still some places left for Zoe’s Master Class on Stock Photography: http://www.londonphotofestival.org/festival-master-class-zoe-whishaw – book on our website now!


Leave a comment

The Devil’s in the Detail.

Image

 

When you enter photography competitions and exhibitions, do you ever read the Terms and Conditions?

If the answer is ‘no’, then you are not alone, especially when the T&Cs go forever (and ever) and are written in a language to confuse even a member of Mensa.

However, they are there for a reason and it’s important that you get into the habit of reading them, or at least skimming them for the salient terms. 

Here are a few things to look out for (this is not an exhaustive list):

Additional Charges/fees

You may be charged an initial entry fee and then if you are selected, you may then incur additional fees. Will you be charged a commission if your image is sold?  What about getting additional prints done? Who pays for getting the image delivered to the buyer? Questions questions, but all things need to be considered!

Copyright

Most competitions state that the copyright will rest with the artist but see ‘usage of image’ on how they can still use your image without consulting you.

Delivery

Are you responsible for getting your image to the venue?  Is there a date & time that it needs to be collected? Sometimes you’ll be charged daily for storage fees.

Editing

Cropped, nipped or tucked – they reserve the right to edit your image!

Insurance

Following on from our recent blog post, always check whether you are responsible for insuring your work, including delivery to and from the exhibition, at the exhibition and if the image is sold, to and from the buyer.

Usage of Image

I’ve noticed that a lot of competitions reserve the right to use your image in perpetuity. What does that mean?  In a nutshell, they can use your image forever, as often as they like and without paying you (and often without even crediting you as the photographer).  Plus, they can sell your image for third parties to utilise.    

Usage of Personal Details

Again, your personal details can be sold to third parties to use and you’ll start receiving annoying emails selling you things that you do not need or want.

 

It’s not all doom and gloom and I would encourage entering competitions and exhibitions (especially the London Photo Festival!) but just ensure that you protect yourself and your images.

Have you been caught out by onerous Terms & Conditions?  Comment and let us know.