Mon 01 Jan 2018

BOOK NOW: Shutter Hub Professional Development Talks and Portfolio Reviews

''I found Karen's talk on professional development very enlightening, as students we can sometimes forget that in a couple of years time we are out in the working world, Karen uses her own experiences and a wealth of knowledge gained over the years to steer us in the right direction with hints and tips I personally found invaluable.''

- Vicky Boylan, Student at The Manchester College


Following the continued success of Shutter Hub's programme of heavily subsidised Professional Development talks for universities and educational organisations we've put together these two simplified options, to make it easier for you to decide what direction to take. Of course, if you've got other requirements or needs, just let us know!

Professional Development talks are made available at a  very much subsidised rate by Shutter Hub for universities, colleges and educational organisations. In addition it's possible to book portfolio review sessions at a heavily discounted price, in the form of group-based portfolio workshops, or one-to-one portfolio reviews.

The talks are generally given by Karen Harvey, Creative Development Director of Shutter Hub. Karen has a wide experience of working as a professional photographer, assisting, exhibiting and curating, developing a professional practice, as well as running community arts organisations, charities and businesses. The talks can always be adapted to suit the needs of the audience, but we typically cover subjects including:

- How to cope with moving from the academic environment into employment

- How to make being an photographer into a self supporting business

- Practical advice on how to present a professional image

- Understanding how to approach galleries and clients

- Tools for developing an online profile

- Question and Answer session

Shutter Hub is a community and online resource for photographers, providing opportunities for photographers to promote their work, network, receive support, develop themselves professionally, and exhibit their work both online and in exhibitions. The talks aim to challenge students to consider their careers after education, and more established photographers to review their career development, and will include practical steps on how to achieve long term goals.


These options are currently available:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TALK – Professional Development talk, jam-packed full of useful information for photographers, including Q & A session. Typically allow 2 hours to cover the talk and time for questions and discussion. 



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TALK + PORTFOLIO REVIEW SESSION - This is the standard Professional Development talk, including an additional 3 hour afternoon session, consisting of either a portfolio review group workshop or individual portfolio reviews, whichever you feel is best suited to your group.



If you have specific requirements for the talks or reviews then we'd be happy to discuss your requirements and come up with something which meets your needs. These options have been developed following feedback and suggestions from previous rounds of talks. You can read some of the feedback we've had from those talks here.

If you would be interested in arranging a visit for your organisation, university or college then we'd love to hear from you. To request further information or to make a booking please email us at [email protected]

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