8 handy tips for planning your graduation show!

ThePrintSpace has a great article on preparing for your graduation show. While you are attending university you have great support and advice from your lecturers, but I also think this would be good for anyone who is having to prepare for their first exhibition on their own and not having that same support or advice as I did. Check out their website for great expert advice on professional photo and art printing, framing and mounting. theprintspace is the UK’s best of category Photo Printing Business.

Test prints at UUB

It’s been a while, with the run-up to the end of my final semester at Ulster Univesity and moving house I have been extremely busy! I am currently working on my final project which I will talk about a bit more in another post. Aswell as posting some of my more commercial work. I’m at the stage of doing some test strips ( so many options) and deciding on image sizes and framing there’s a lot to think about!!

Professional Practice so far…

So we are at the half way point already! I can’t believe how quick uni is going, I thought i would do i little summary of what i have learned in Professional Practice so far.

THE IMPORTANCE OF NETWORKING

Firstly I think the way you conduct yourself says a lot about you and your business, acting appropriately with your photographer peers insures that relationships are built positively and productively.

Networking is beneficial to building up relationships within the industry, and we can all do with a bit of encouragement and camaraderie. Good networking can help boost your business by having others recommend your work.

PORTFOLIO

I understand that a good presentation is very important, I am currently working on my Portfolio, as my main subject was more landscapes but I want to try and concentrate on what other themes or styles I would like to pursue such as documentary and commercial photography.

Building up a good collection of work! it is very important to have a wide range of images in my portfolio, showing I have a variety of skills, styles and techniques.

INTEREST AND JOBS

I am very interested in Documentary/Commercial photography and also Fine Art, so I have been looking at work within some media companys covering this aspect, such as photojournalist as well as others on various websites such as…

Creative Access has a wide range of media jobs.

Indeed  has A lot of photo journalist jobs on there aswell as other types of photography.

Hiive is a really good one if your in the creatives arts industry.

Visual Artists who have an international job listing site for the art and creative industry, they are very dedicated to helping independent artist to promote their work on their platform.

GOALS

Firstly (self development)I want to continue on with my studies and do a MFA Course, so I have a wider and better understanding of photography.

Do more research into what career path I want to take.

Build up a strong portfolio.

Find a job I fill suits my interests.

Work on more personal and artistic projects on the sidelines while im building a career for myself.