Photographic Evolution with Phil Penman – September 17-20, 2020
You have a great set of images! Now what? How does the world see your work! As photographers we know how to take pictures, but this is only half of what is needed to make it. In the ever changing competitive world of photography, it’s become even more important to know how to market yourself.
Join the Leica Akademie and Phil Penman as we explore what it takes to make it as a photographer today. This weekend intensive will delve into refining ones vision, creating a brand image, and how the use of the press and social media can help develop careers.
Phil will share his first hand experience as a working photographer and the lessons he has learned adapting to massive changes in the industry, over the past two decades. Through a schedule that combines lecture, portfolio reviews and shooting assignments, Phil will guide you through his process and demonstrate the techniques he has used to become one of the today’s most influential street photographers.
- Creating a brand as a photographer.
- Finding your own recognizable style.
- Creating a database of your work.
- Social Media Debugged
- Publishing a book.
- Finding a long-term projects
- Putting it all together to market yourself.
In the end, you will gain insights and receive feedback on how to craft your OWN stories as well as ideas and insights that can move your photography to a new level.
Thursday September 17 Noon to 3:30pm
Friday September 18 Noon to 3:30pm
Saturday September 19 Noon to 3:30pm
Sunday September 20 11:00 to 5:30PM
The Thursday to Saturday session will be lecture/ demo based lasting about an 1.5 hour each with a short break between. Sunday will be devoted to 30 minute critique session with Phil.
Who should take this workshop?
Anyone interested in finding success promoting your vision as a photographer will gain from this program. Participants will gain valuable insight into how to promote their work from social media. Photographers with interest in creating a gallery show or publishing a book are encouraged to register.
Things you should know:
Attendance is strictly limited to 10 students, so be sure to sign up at your earliest opportunity. In addition the Akademie is offering 1 scholarship to this workshop.
Fee: Cost is $799.00
Phil Penman comes from a tranquil corner in the county of Dorset, England. today he works as a freelance street photographer in New York. penman was born in 1977 in Briantspuddle a village in Dorset with 360 inhabitants and what feels like 30,000 sheep.
Phil had an interest in the visual arts, photography and darkroom work at an early age. After studying photography at the Berkshire college of art and design his first job was at the Wokingham times, a local newspaper published in Berkshire. Penman photographed just about everything, including babies, sheep, and local politicians. at age 21, he received an offer from a photo agency and took charge of their customer Microsoft UK. looking after the company meant taking most of the corporate portraits.
Phil did not let this tie him down and he left Great Britain and set out for the United States. New York was his ultimate destination but he made a detour to Los Angeles, where he worked for a celebrity news agency photographing living legends such as Jennifer Lopez, Bill Gates and superman Christopher Reeve. after six months, the agency sent him to New York to establish an office.
Phil has covered the biggest entertainment and news stories in America, including the September 11th world trade center terrorist attacks – for which his work won worldwide recognition. Penman has spent the past 15 years cycling around the city documenting a broad spectrum of New York life. Phil’s work has been exhibited at the Leica gallery in New York city as well as being featured in Leica Fotografie international. He currently travels across the world photographing assignments for a diverse range of clients including the best-selling magazines people and hello, British newspapers the independent, daily mirror, the sun, daily mail, daily telegraph and the guardian, as well as American publications USA today and New York post.
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