2014 in pictures
Hello Photoion students and photography fans. 2014 is over! Already! Let’s take a look back over what’s been amazing about this year!
It only seems like last week that we were writing out our reflective for 2013. This year has been another 12 months of great achievements; things that we want to share with all of you.
So, what has made 2014 so magical?
Since February, we have been running a monthly feature called ‘Student of the Month’. Every month we pick one of our students and showcase the best of their work. It’s been a great way to recognise the immense talent that our students have.
In March, we published our first Photoion Awards book (Photoion Awards 2013). This book celebrated the very best photos captured by our students and winners during 2013.
This was a fantastic opportunity to both highlight the great work of our students, but also give back to our community in the form of beautiful imagery.
In April, we ran an experimental Masterclass. In it, we proved that the same results can be achieved using Speedlites, as can be by using far more expensive studio lights. This helped many photographers ease the burden on their wallets when buying new equipment.
Continuing with this theme of giving back to our community; In July we ran our first Free Portfolio Review. This event was a massive success and gave us the chance to see, and critique, many fantastic images.
Events like this are such a great way to meet people and hear interesting new stories.
August saw the launch of a brand new workshop; our Art Nude course. This course gave students a chance to learn one of the most powerful, and intimate forms of photography, and it was a huge success.
We continued the trend of firsts in October when we ran a Fashion workshop in the Vaults in London. The Vaults is such a unique and interesting location, and the Workshop proved so popular that we are running it again, more here.
Also in October, Ion Paciu, founder and tutor at Photoion, opened and conducted his exhibition, ‘Revisiting Romania: Portraits from London.’ This close up look at the lives of Romanians living and working in the Capital will be on display until March 2015, so be sure to take a look if you’re near the Horniman Museum.
As you can see, we’ve had a fantastic year, with the chance to work with so many great people.
As we move into 2015, we’d like to make a resolution with you, to help you take better photos in the new year:
Take more photographs! If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll know about our Photo of the Day, where each and every day we post a fantastic new photo. We encourage you all to start doing the same; take a picture each and every day. You’ll be surprised at just how much you can improve just by doing this every day.
Be sure to tag us in your photos so that we can see them too!
Now go, make 2015 yours, make 2015 your best year yet!