Saturday, November 05, 2005

Vision 2005-10 November, 10.00 – 17.00, The Bridge, London

My only 'claim to fame' as far as photography goes is that several years ago I was the featured artist on the BJP website! If you live in the UK and have the chance be sure to visit Vision 2005. Details below:

Vision 2005-10 November, 10.00 – 17.00, The Bridge, London

Latest Vision 2005 update…

Come and learn direct from professional image-makers at the UK’s only event dedicated to aspiring photographers. This year Vision brings you the cutting-edge in contemporary photography, featuring two of Europe’s most exciting new talents, alongside established favourites such as our popular portfolio review and our live fashion shoot.

Exclusive: Antoine d’Agata

A unique opportunity to meet Antoine d’Agata — the new hero of French photography. The Magnum photographer will present his raw, confrontational images in person for the first time in the UK. A contemporary of Nan Goldin and Larry Clark at ICP in New York, d’Agata’s dark, semi-biographical pictures were first published in his 1998 book, Mala Noche, which quickly sold out. Four further books followed, establishing him as one of Europe’s leading new talents. See him first at Vision 2005.

Stephen Gill in conversation with Jon Ronson

The conceptual approach Gill brings to his serialised documentary images has quickly established him as one of the UK’s most recognised photographers. In the 18 months since publishing his first, award-winning book, Field Studies, he has exhibited his work across Europe and brought out two further publications. Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, best known for his acclaimed documentary series, Secret Rulers of the World and The Double Life of Jonathan King.

Win a Nikon D2X pro digital SLR

Don’t forget to bring your entry to Venture Portrait’s exclusive Vision 2005 competition. Tell someone’s story with a portrait and 300 words and you could win a Nikon D2X pro digital SLR along with hundreds of pounds worth of kit.

Portfolio clinic

Show your portfolio to a member of our review clinic, made up of photographers, editors, image buyers and gallerists and get real-world advice from imaging professionals. Places cost £2 – book early to avoid disappointment as places sell out fast.


Photoshop Tips & Tricks

Tim Daly's hands-on Photoshop sessions are always popular with visitors to Vision. Once again he will be bringing along the Digital Media Workshop, to provide informal, practical advice on what is still the industry standard program for image editing. He will host a series of workshops throughout the day, providing visitors through atasks, providing plenty of tips & tricks to take home.

Studio photography demonstration
Fashion & celebrity portrait photographer Jim Marks will be shooting live throughout the day, demonstrating his own digtal studio set-up using Flash Centre lighting. Marks began assisting Bob Carlos Clarke & Lord Lichfield before branching out on his own, specialising in portraiture.

Adobe Photoshop CS2 explored

Whether you create images professionally or simply just want professional results, the all-new Adobe Photoshop CS2 delivers the next generation of digital-imaging tools direct to your desktop. To learn more... come and see what Photoshop CS2 can offer you.

Unleash the power of the Wacom Intuos 3
In this fast-paced session you will have the opportunity to explore endless creative freedom, experience increased efficiency and learn the many secrets of using the most precise Wacom pen tablet ever. Don't take our word for it... come and see for yourself!

WIN £2000 CASH
On the ICI Imagedata stand, “ OLMEC student digital photographer of the year 2005

Capture the theme images for life using one of the categories below and you can win that cash prize!


Overall winner; £2000 cash, Category winners; £250 cash, Winning University or College; Selection of Olmec products.

If you have the creativity and technical skills to create an innovative digital image – captured or edited digitally – you could become Student Digital Photographer of the Year. Open to anyone studying photography as part of a college or university course, the competition theme is based on ICI Imagedata's corporate identity “Images for life” MAKE sure you visit ICI Imagedata's stand!!

Confirmed exhibitors for Vision 2005 are:

Johnson's Photopia
Croydon College
Kentmere Photographic
London College of Communication
M.P.D Laboratories
Papermill Direct
Direct Lighting
Fuji Film
Hi-Touch Imaging (HiTi)
Field In Focus
London College of Fashion
The Arts Inst. Of Bournemouth
The Association of Photographers
Hewlett Packard
ICI Imagedata
E-Digital (in association with Adobe)

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