Published 31/01/13

Focus 2013 Graphistudio Seminars



Make some time to unlock your potential at Graphistudio's legendary FREE seminars at Focus 2013 and take advantage of a rare opportunity for guidance on how to combine creativity and vision with expert business acumen. Graphistudio's ethos has always been to encourage and mentor its valued professionals and these informative and inspirational seminars, hosted by the industry's leading flag-bearers, can provide a well-trodden pathway to fresh career goals.

This year Graphistudio introduces some fascinating newcomers to its speaker line-up learn how an investment banker and an auxiliary nurse from the mental health sector followed their hearts and handled a dramatic change of career to become successful in the field of photography and filmmaking.

Victoria Grech
Title Journey from Banker to Photographer / Filmmaker

Victoria only came into the photography business three years ago, after making the decision to make the move across from Investment banking. Her success is clear from starting out as a budget photographer and moving into the niche high end market of the wedding industry in such a short space of time.

Ever since the emergence of the Canon 5D's and its video functionally, the thoughts of many professional photographers have been turning into moving imagery and whether or not it might be possible to offer a film service that can run alongside still photography. For many it's a pipe dream, while for others it's only ever happened on a small scale but for wedding photographer, Victoria Grech, it's taken off in a big way and it now a major part of her business and growing rapidly.

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Adelle Ward / Andrea Barrett FSWPP. AMPA, ABIPP, Cr.GWPSTOP PRESS
Winner and Runner Up of the MPA National wedding album photographer of the year, 2011.

Title Boudoir Superstar
Adelle is PA to the highly successful Andrea Barrett, mostly known for running one of the UK's leading wedding businesses for 26 years. During the last 6 years Adelle has been a major part of the success of the business. She is responsible for Boudoir Superstar becoming one of the leading boudoir studios and is in charge of all aspects of the boudoir business. She will explain the secrets behind this phenomenal success, and cover all aspects including processing, photoshop, sales, marketing, branding and excellent customer service skills.

Clare Louise FMPA
Title Clare Louise Certified Dreamer and Cheeky Girl

A creative genius whose passion is getting it ''in camera''. A creative mind that has no boundaries. In less than 10 years Clare Louise found her way from an auxiliary nurse in the mental health sector to a recognised name within the industry, and with a bag of accolades to boot. Clare Louise will share her beliefs and approach on creating creativity unlocking YOU. Inspiring you to find you the only way she knows how, from her heart. And how understanding her fears and following her heart has exceeded all her expectations, blown her goals out of the water and taken her on a new journey of both self-discovery and career expectations. Finishing off with her Fine Art collection which gained her a Fellowship in fine art and won her Best Fellowship Panel 2012 ''Love Hurts'' forces you to feel and experience a part of her own story.

Paul Wilkinson FMPA FBIPP
Title Face Value

Paul Wilkinson FMPA FBIPP is a photographer whose award-winning images have helped build a hugely successful business. His eye for a simple, natural portrait -along with his not inconsiderable technical ability - have seen him gain fellowships of both the BIPP and MPA along with numerous national awards. But, mostly, he laughs a lot

Stuart Wood FMPA FSWPP
Title Shooting People

Stuart Wood's work is varied, but his specialities are people and lifestyle, where his ability to easily and quickly connect with people mean that he is especially successful in getting his subjects to open up, bringing more out of them.

Apart from regular commissions for his TV and magazine clients such as ITV, Radio Times and Grazia, a lot of his assignments are in corporate portraiture, book commissions and annual reports. Again, this is an area where he feels his open and relaxed style helps his business subjects feel at ease.

Dave Stanbury AMPS FBIPP
Title Shooting The Love, Laughter & Happy Ever After

David Stanbury is a Multi Award Winning Portrait & Wedding Photographer shooting nearly 1000 weddings to date all over the UK. His accolades include over 100 National & Regional awards including North West Wedding Photographer of the Year 4 years running, UK Wedding Album of the Year, Adult Portrait of the Year and recently named as a Finalist in the Prestigious Hasselblad Masters 2014.David will guide you through his style, approach & journey from meeting the client, shooting the wedding to the final presentation of the wedding album & beyond.

Martin Baynes, Graphistudio
Title Nothing will ever be the same

Today, The Digital Matted Album is born, setting new quality standards and redefining the rules of the market. This great technological innovation is capable of generating an explosion of emotion. Sight, touch, the sense of smell are all stimulated, inspiring in couples the desire to possess this truly precious and beautiful item.

Martin will explain and show how this remarkable product comes to life using the Graphisoftware.

Adam Alex
Title 'Eye's wide shut'

My talk will be about vision and photography as a visual language. How we communicate a story to our clients and why. I'll also be talking about the search for truth and my method of 'triggers'.

Adam Alex is a multi-award winning UK and destination photographer, widely recognized to be one of the world's premier wedding photographers. Adam is rapidly becoming one of the leading brands within the wedding photography industry acclaimed for his highly coveted, distinctive and captivating fine art style.

Adam is classically trained yet his ability to convey your story through his images in the most natural, empathetic and insightful way is drawn from his own experiences. Two major events in Adam's life recently collided head on. One was devastating and the other was joyous. Adam has channelled this raw emotion and newfound love of life into his art; making his passion for capturing unique, intimate signature images the cornerstone of his reputation. A skilful, voyeuristic approach to his projects constantly pushes boundaries raising UK wedding photography to a whole new level.

Adam is a true 'people's photographer'. His fun loving style coupled with an essential ability to communicate and interact with his clients is what sets Adam apart and draws people to him. His talent is indisputable. During this last year alone Adam won over 15 International WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Awards of Excellence, including 1st place in the Open category and 1st place in the Fashion category, as well as over 20 merits of excellence at the National MPA Awards Master Photographers Association.

Graphistudio Seminar Timetable

 11.00 12.30 14.00 15.30
Sunday Graphisoftware Introducing Digital Matted Albums Andrea Barrett/Adelle Ward Graphisoftware Introducing Digital Matted Albums Dave Stanbury
Monday Graphisoftware Introducing Digital Matted Albums Paul Wilkinson Graphisoftware Introducing Digital Matted Albums Victoria Grech
Tuesday Graphisoftware Introducing Digital Matted Albums Adam Alex Graphisoftware Introducing Digital Matted Albums Clare Louise
Wednesday Graphisoftware Introducing Digital Matted Albums Stuart Wood Graphisoftware Introducing Digital Matted Albums N/A

1st Published 31 January 2013 14:10 Posted by Ben Jones
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