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Welcome BOP Conference 2020; Photography and the Tech Evolution

The Future of Photography is most exciting. Judging from the standpoint of where photography has come from in the last couple hundred years; from the point hole camera, to the steel plate camera past several generations unto full-frame electronic sensors of today, it has been an amazing journey and one can only but look towards what the future holds.

The variety of cameras currently available in the imaging world is unlike anything in all of history from smartphones packing cameras that can produce incredibly stunning imagery with details and professional cameras ranging from Micro 4/3 to APS-C sensors, drones, the 35mm Sensor commonly known as full frame sensors and medium format cameras, there’s a wide range for people to go out there, capture stunning images whilst also telling compelling visual stories but with variety comes the issue of ‘flooding, When there are too many speakers on a podium, its likened that almost no voice will be heard. Also the emergence of social media, platforms to share the art of photography but also giving access to millions of eyes, some with the not so best of intents.

In this current environment with so much is going on, it’s almost easy to get lost in all the technological advancements and forget what photography truly is at its core; A story telling tool. It’s with this goal in mind that the Business of Photography Conference 2020 is themed “Photography and the Tech Evolution”. The conference is aimed at navigating the complex techno-ecological system that photographers find themselves in the 21st century, help them best utilize the opportunities that these advancements are offering whilst still maintaining what photography is at its core; A means to tell our individual stories.

Scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st, 2020,

Venue; Landmark Event Centre, Oniru,

Time; 9:00am – 9:00 pm.

It’s a day you don’t want to miss. To find out more, click here.

Also on that day, the West Africa Photography Awards would be holding its Maiden Edition. The Awards would commence immediately after the conference, it’s promising to be a day like no other. Find out more by clicking this link here.

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BOP NETWORKS X BRITISH COUNCIL PRESENTS: ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

BOP NETWORKS X BRITISH COUNCIL PRESENTS:

ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS.

The Business of Photography in collaboration with The British Council presents, ‘Alternative Pathways for Photographers’. This seminar is in line with British Council’s ‘Creative Hustle” Initiative, the Creative Hustle is a seminar-style series of events that offers young people aged 18 – 35 the opportunity to gain awareness of the breadth of artistic and non-artistic livelihood opportunities available across creative sector value chains.

The creative hustle series basically encourages creative’s to improve their art by learning from experts in their various fields and this is no exception, as  some of the brightest and most talented photographers in Nigeria will be speaking; Yagazie Eguare (Gazmadu Studios), Abisola Ijalana (M12 Photography), Kola Oshalusi (Insignia Media) and Daniel Obasi.

The Business of Photography is an initiative that seeks to promote and improve photography in all spheres in Africa, the brain behind The Business of Photography; Kola Oshalusi is excited to be partnering with The British Council in its Creative Hustle series.  In a statement he said, ‘The business of Photography collaboration with the British Council was borne out of the need to improve the structure of the photography industry, as the industry needs reinventing in many areas,  being a part of the Creative Hustle series will help us have conversations about photography and how we can do things better’.

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Venue: Tech Zone Park, Gbagada Expressway, Lagos.

Time: 9am

Register for free at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egqk25s5030c4664&oseq=&c=&ch=