Posted 11 March 2021

Looking to get into photography? Apply for our next portfolio review session

On Thursday 25th March we’ll be hosting our third online portfolio review session of the year – this time with a focus on photography. So if you’re a budding photographer looking for some advice on your portfolio, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet and get feedback from the experts. Open to UK creatives within the first year of their careers, read on for how to get involved.

Budding photographers, listen up! Our next portfolio review event has been created with you in mind. You can be a student, a grad or simply be within the first year of your career journey.

We’ve got another stellar line-up of reviewers – from experienced photographers and commissioners to world-renowned companies – all ready to cast some fresh eyes over your photography portfolios. Stay tuned here and on our social channels, as we’ll be announcing the full line-up soon.

This is a chance to meet industry professionals, get advice and feedback, at the same time as getting to know some fellow emerging creatives.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 25th March 2021, from 5pm to 8pm GMT. There are only a limited number of places available, so make sure you sign up to register your interest.

The event itself is fast-paced: In breakout rooms of three emerging creatives and one reviewer, you will get the opportunity to show and discuss work, and get advice and feedback. This will then rotate, so you get to meet several reviewers throughout the evening.

Please also note that the session is open to those looking to get into photography, with no more than one year of experience. You will be required to have something to show (e.g. one project or up to 10 photos that capture what you do), but don’t worry if this isn’t a polished portfolio.

Who will be there?

Creatives and companies offering feedback on the day will include:

Getty Images

For more than 25 years, Getty Images has helped to bring the world’s best content to media outlets, advertising agencies, corporations and more. They work with countless contributors and image partners to provide coverage of news, sport, entertainment events; and images for commercial concepts; to the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography.

Read more about Getty Images here.

Suki Dhanda
Having worked as a photographer for over twenty years, Suki has shot some of the biggest names in contemporary culture – from the former prime minister to Stormzy. Through years of assisting other photographers and portfolio building, Suki grew a long-running relationship with The Guardian and The Observer, for whom she now shoots the majority of her commercial work.

See more from Suki here.

Luke Evans
Freelance artist and photographer Luke Evans splits his time between commercial work for the likes of Dazed & Confused, The Gourmand, The Wellcome Collection, and Fenty by Rihanna, and the more artistic side of his practice. A graduate of Kingston University’s BA in Graphic Design and Photography, Luke’s work is also part of the Saatchi Gallery’s permanent collection.

See more from Luke here.

Holly-Marie Cato
Photographer and filmmaker Holly-Marie’s body of work blends a passion for travel, community and street photography. Her work has seen her travel the globe, forging connections with grassroots-based charities, to partnering with international brands. Alongside her photography and film work, Holly hosts workshops and talks on photography and the art of storytelling.

See more from Holly-Marie here.

WeTransfer’s editorial platform, WePresent, celebrates and showcases unexpected stories about creativity, uncovering under-the-radar works of art, photography and music and exploring the creative processes behind them. The editorial team regularly work with a multitude of freelance writers, photographers, illustrators and designers from around the world.

Read more about WePresent here.

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Wahyu Noviansyah/EyEm – Getty Images creative imagery

Luke Evans 101 Sun

Sun, 2018 by Luke Evans

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PAMPARA by Renell Medrano, commissioned by WePresent

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Race, Place, & Diversity by the Seaside, 2017 by Suki Dhanda


Photo by Holly-Marie Cato

How to apply

This session is open to students, grads, or those within the first year of a creative career. Please note you are only eligible to register if you are:

• Not in full-time creative work
• Within the first year of your career
• Based in the UK
• Aged 18 and over

Register your interest by midnight, 16th March via the link below.

Please note

Registering for this event does not guarantee a place. Those invited to attend will be emailed a week before the event, and will be asked to pay a £5 deposit. This is to confirm your attendance, and will be refunded after the session.

Attendees are selected based on their eligibility, so please be assured that if you are not invited, this is not a reflection of the quality of your work.

We hope to see you there!

Written by Creative Lives in Progress