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 WHAT WENT DOWN AT THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2019 

 WHAT WENT DOWN AT THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2019 

Photography enthusiast will not forget The Business of Photography 2019 in a hurry, as it brought together the best brains in Nigeria under one roof to educate photographers and intending photographers about different aspects of the photography business. The event took place on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.
The event began with an opening speech from the conveyer of the event, Kola Oshalusi and was hosted by Lamide Akintobi and Kabutey Ocansey.
The first-panel session had Jite Ovuraye,(Associate Producer, Accelerate TV) as the moderator and the panellists included Reze Bonna, (international fashion photographer) and  Bayo Omoboriowo (personal photographer of the President of Nigeria).
They engaged in a discussion that highlighted the impact of positive storytelling on a brand or project.
The second panel session was moderated by Tewa Onasanya ( founder of Exquisite magazine), while TY Bello (creative director of TY Bello photographer), Ijeoma Balogun, (founder of Redrick PR),  Chris Omojiade ( life coach), Ayona Aguele Trimnell (CEO, Bantu Photos represented by Mr. Chima)  and Colette Otusheso (Head Accelerate TV) were panellists.
They discussed branding, the role of PR/marketing strategy in the photography industry.
The third panel session was moderated by Lehle Balde (Senior Associate, Business Day), with Charles Anyawu (Head SME Enterprise at LSETF, representing Akintunde Oyebode the CEO of LSETF), Engr. Chris Ifeanyi Oputa (CEO Studio 24), Uzoma Dozie (GMD/CEO Diamond Bank) on the panel and they discussed The financing of the photography industry as well as the role of the government.
The fourth panel session had Toyosi Etim- Effiong (TV Producer Arise TV) as the moderator and the panellist included Georgette Monnou (Media and Entertainment Lawyer), Kelechi Amadi Obi (Lawyer/international Photographer) and Lucky Idike (CEO LOI Partners), George Okoro ( Renowned Wedding Photographer/Publisher) they  discussed intellectual property and legislature in shaping the visual narrative.
The final panel session was moderated by Edwin Okolo, (Head of content, Red Africa) and the panelists were documentary photographers; Adekanye Olusegun, Tolani Alli, Bernard Kalu, Tobi Balogun (commercial photographer) and Obi Somto. These set of panellists thoroughly discussed Redefining the photography Industry.
Asides the panel sessions, there were master classes on various aspects of photography such as Architecture (Kelechi Amadi Obi) Products (Debayo Rotilu), ( Jide Odukoya) and Youtube (Keli Abel). Fade Ogunro (On Air Personality) also did a presentation on her brand.
The event ended with networking as well as a private and public photography viewing session curated by The White Space.
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Thank you all for attending The Business of Photography Conference 2019 and A Big thank you to all our Partners and Media Partners without you the event won’t have been a success. Gracias!
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THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2018

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.

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One Day to Go!!! BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2018.

 

One Day to Go!!!

BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE 2018.

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/
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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.
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