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.
BOP CONFERENCE X THE WHITESPACE
Everywhere you go in Nigeria, this is the common phrase of the time. A country struggling with its desires for the shiny flash and sleek lines of 21st-century modernity, glimpsed through Instagram and cable tv, juxtaposed with the reality ‘on the ground’ – limited or failing infrastructure and a physical environment totally frayed at the edges.
A city like Lagos has always striven to expand towards the new instead of regenerating the old. In its wake, we are left with hollowed out infrastructure, abandoned building entire industrial zones become eerie dilapidated ghost towns. Whatever happened to Tinapa?
We shape our narratives by first understanding our current and past states of mind, documenting our realities to inform the framework of our future dreams. So we can hopefully move from a ‘managed’ state ‘ to a state of ‘considered engagement’
This series asks photographers to document the realities of these spaces left behind, whose empty corridors and broken windows tell the real story of the things we aspire.
Theme: SHAPING THE NIGERIAN NARRATIVE
“Looking at the Development and neglect of industries across the Country”.
NOTE: All works are to be submitted no later 11 pm on April 15th with a short (max100 words) description and a body of work in a PDF format(max 5 photographs taken on digital or film camera).
SUBMIT TO: submission@businessof photography.net.
The business of photography conference was a success and it surpassed all expectations for a first time event. The event which took place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Landmark Center Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos had over 1000 participants in attendance. The participants included, established photographers, up and coming Photographers, bloggers and photography enthusiasts who arrived even before the event was scheduled to start.
The event was hosted by Lamide Akintobi. There were various panel sessions where participants were able to learn and interact with various industries and photography experts.
The first panel session was moderated by Olive Emodi , with Henry Nwaeze (Big H Studios), Engr. Ifeanyi Oputa (Studio 24 boss), and TY Bello as panellists, where they discussed “The Evolution of Photography’. The second-panel session moderated by Tope Adenola (Horploadworks photography) had Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Wani Olatunde, Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko and Georgette Monnou discussed ‘Creative Business Practice”.
There was a break after the second-panel session which enabled the participants to network with one another and also get one on one interactions and short mentorship sessions from the panellists.
The Keynote speech was delivered by Professor Pat Utomi, where he applauded the initiative and was impressed with the turnout of participants.
The master classes took place after the break and four of the most amazing and talented photographers out of Nigeria took various aspects of photography, the master classes where all paid for and fully booked several days before the event and more participants still pleaded to pay at the venue so as not to miss out. Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko took the Commercial Photography class, Hakeem Salaam took Landscape and Architecture, Kelechi Amadi-Obi took Fashion and Editorial while TY Bello took the Portrait Photography class.
While the panel session was still ongoing Olumuyiwa Faulkner (Flutter Wave), Sylvia Udemeh of Bridge Books and -August Udoh discussed ‘Effective and Creative Financing in the Creative Industry” this session was moderated by Ronke Adeola.
Mrs Oyinkansola Badejo-Okunsanya being seasoned, well experienced and established in the Law Practice single-handedly talked about “The Legal and Legislative angle”.
Toyosi Etim-Effiong moderated the fourth panel session where Zubby Emodi, Shola Animashaun, Keli Abiel and Bukky Karibi-Whyte discussed ‘Content Monetization; The Way Forward”.
Sylvia Udemeh of Bridge Books also delivered a short presentation on “The Best Software Accounting Tool for Photographers”.
There was an exclusive private exhibition and cocktail event after the conference. Beautiful photography pieces by Ty Bello, Yetunde Ayeni- Babaeko, Hakeem Salaam, Kola Oshalusi, Tobi Balogun and Reze Bonna were showcased at the exhibition.
The Business of Photography Conference is the brainchild and initiative of talented photographer, Kola Oshalusi of Insigna Media.
The Business of Photography Conference is almost here and it promises to be exciting and extremely educating. The BOP Conference is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturers, service companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography.
In recent times the need to efficiently monetize the photography industry and define its future as a major part of the current and future national revenue generation sector has become more important. The 12hour event will start at 9am and end at 9pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel session), Break out time (master classes), Cocktails/Networking and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.
The BOP Conference platform is offering 2-hours classes taught by Nigeria’s best and finest Photographers, announced classes with 5 new Facilitators. Classes with Kelechi Amadi- Obi, TY Bello, Hakeem Salaam and Yetunde Ayeni Babeko. Earlybird Enrollment is N25,000 for each class. Head on to our website to sign up http://businessofphotography.net/conference/master-class/
The Business of Photography conference is bringing some of the best photography and industry experts as panellists to speak on different aspects of photography.
The event is set to take place at Landmark Event Center, Lagos on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Time 9am prompt.
The business of photography press conference took place on the 6th of March, 2018 at GET Arena, Victoria Island, Lagos. The press conference started at 11:30 AM and ended at 12:40 PM. Present at the press conference were, Media houses, Photographers and a host of others. Panellists included KOLA OSHALUSI – A photographer and also the Convener of the conference. YETTY OGUNNUBI – CEO of YD Agency, in-charge of the PR for the Conference and the moderator of the Press Conference. GINA AMAMA of A white space creative Agency. EMMANUEL OYELEKE – Photographer. ROSELINE EKENIMOH – In charge of sponsorship for the BOP Conference.
The Convener of the conference, Kola Oshalusi spoke on how ‘’photography is more than just a side job, it’s a profession that can take care of people and their family expenses’’ which is the reason for the conference to help photographers monetize their craft. Emmanuel Oyeleke , one of the panelist, spoke on the different fields of photography and the various opportunities yet to be explored by photographers in Nigeria he will as be facilitating at event in April.
The upcoming Business of Photography conference is an Insigna Media Initiative and is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography. The conference seeks to address the evolution of the photography sector from a business perspective. Facilitators such as KELECHI AMADI-OBI, TY BELLO, EMMAUANEL OYELEKE, CHRISTOPHER OPUTA, BAYO OMOBORIOWO and a host of others will be there to share from their wealth of experience.
The conference is scheduled to hold on the 24th of April, 2018. From 9 AM to 9 PM at Landmark Center. Plot 2&3, Water Corporation road, Victoria Island Annex, Eti-osa, Oniru, Lagos. It promises to be an exciting and engaging event as there are lots of activities planned for the day.
THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE IS SET TO CHANGE THE FACE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA
The Nigerian photography industry is about to take a new turn as all roads lead to the Business of Photography Conference at Landmark Event Center, Lagos on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
The Business of Photography Conference is aimed at bringing Photographers, photography manufacturing and servicing companies as well as photography retail businesses together under one roof to discuss, learn, exhibit, sell and buy everything photography. In recent times the need to efficiently monetize the photography industry and define its future as a major part of the current and future national revenue generation sector has become more important.
The conference seeks to address the evolution of the photography sector from a business perspective and discuss a way forward as a means of charting a proper course for the future.
It promises to be an exciting and engaging event as there are lots of activities planned for the day.
The 12hour event is set to start at 9am and end at 9pm. The conference would feature five segments; the Opening, the Conversation (panel sessions), Masterclasses, Break out Networking sessions, Cocktail and Exhibition. During the conversation segment, attendees would have the opportunity to listen to and chat with award-winning Nigerian photographers about the future of photography in Nigeria.
There would also be master classes where photographers learn certain set skills from the industry’s best hands. An exhibition area would also be set aside where attendees can buy and sell everything that has to do with photography.
The grand ambition is to establish ‘Business of Photography’ as an annually held gathering of photography stakeholders, with attendees including creatives, investors, equipment manufacturers, retailers and buyers of creative work.
We are on the lookout for media organisation that is interested in partnering with our conference to promote global marketing awareness in general and generate ‘buzz’ for all parties involved. Interested?? Get In Touch Here
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