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Take the train to … to World Photo London

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World Photo London (27 – 29 April 2012) is a must-attend event for all photographers, whether you’re a professional or just starting out. And, if you head to London for the event, you’ll also be able to enjoy seeing some stunning images in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition too.

Read on to find out more. And make sure you check out our journey planner for cheap train tickets to London first – you could get to see great snaps for a snip.

If you’re looking for tips on how to take the perfect picture, hop on board a train to London and head to Somerset House for this year’s World Photo London event.

World Photo London 2012

Run by the World Photography Organisation, World Photo London’s programme features a wide range of talks, seminars, workshops and critique sessions which anyone can attend – and many of these events are free of charge too.

It also incorporates the National Photography Symposium 2012, a major event for photographers and photography professionals, organised by Redeye, the Photography Network, and the invitation-only Sony World Photography Awards and Gala Ceremony, which takes place on the 26 April 2012 – so it’s great to go if you’re looking to rub shoulders with the who’s who of photography and maybe even get talent-spotted.

World Photo London Highlights

Highlights of the 2012 World Photo London are set to include:

• Beginner’s Portrait Workshop – you’re sure to pick up some expert tips during this three hour workshop with David Graham, the award-winning British portrait photographer, which takes place on 28 April 2012 at Somerset House.

David will also be running a critiquing session for participants of this workshop the following day. (Workshop: £75 per person, Critiquing session: £25 per person).

• Ask an Agent Live, with Lisa Pritchard – find out how to get into the industry, market your business, get clients, set your pricing and more in this live Q & A session with Lisa Pritchard, author of ‘Setting Up A Successful Photography Business’ and owner of leading UK artist management and shoot production agency LPA.

The session takes place on 29 April 2012 at Somerset House and tickets cost £5.00 per person.

• The Sony Seminars – Sony will be presenting a range of free seminars with leading photographers throughout the weekend. Pop into the Sony Studio and you’ll be able to pick up tips about: automotive sports photography from Dominic Fraser; wildlife photography from Jamie Unwin; portrait photography from Andy Sheppard; and birdlife photography from Gustav Kiburg.

For a taste of what you could learn in one of these amazing free Sony Seminars, take a look at the video below:


The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

If you’re still in need of some inspiration – or just want to admire some award-winning photos – take a stroll around the 5th annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House.

This stunning collection includes hundreds of images by winners and runners-up in the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards, including portraits, landscapes, fashion photography and sports photography.

What’s more, the exhibition runs from 27 April until 20 May 2012, so you’ll have plenty of time in which to see it, even if you can’t make it to the capital for World Photo London.

Will you be taking the train to World Photo London? Which sessions will you attend?

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