IdeasTap Inspires: Magnum Professional Practice

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Magnum Photos is giving 20 IdeasTap members at the start of their careers the chance to take part in a two day photography masterclass. Over the weekend, high-profile industry experts will discuss the practical business of photography, and pass on their invaluable knowledge via a portfolio review.

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Fiona Rogerscultural and education manager, Magnum Photos

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Description

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Breaking into the creative industries is tougher than ever before. That’s why we’ve partnered with renowned agency Magnum Photos to bring 20 emerging IdeasTap photographers an incredible training opportunity.

Aimed at photographers at the start of their careers, Magnum’s Professional Practice event is a two-day masterclass hosted at Magnum Photos’ London Print Room, organised as part of IdeasTap Inspires.

During the weekend high profile photography experts will discuss the practical business of photography and pass on their invaluable industry knowledge.

Topics covered may include: the commercial print sale market, advertising shoots, commissioning for NGOs, image licensing, publishing photographic books, the modern editorial market, funding and organising exhibitions. 

A second day will provide photographers will an opportunity to have an honest, constructive and critique of their portfolios, by our industry specialists.

The weekend is a unique opportunity to begin establishing a professional network of peers and useful industry contacts, and to identify entry realistic routes into employment.

Previous speakers have included Monica Allende – Sunday Times Magazine, David Birkitt – DMB Media, Steve Macleod – Metro Imaging, Cheryl Newman – Telegraph Magazine, Michael Mack – MACK and Greg Hobson – National Media Museum.

If you’re serious about taking your career to the next level, then trust us – you need to be there. This brief is open to IdeasTap members.

The masterclass will take place at the Magnum Print Room, London EC1 on the weekend of 15/16 March. Both days begin at 9.30am and end at 6pm.

Image: © Ambra Vernuccio

This brief closes on Wednesday 5 March 2014 at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16+. If you have any technical queries, please visit the Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

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Comments

  • Hello! When will the shortlist and the winners be announced? Thank you!

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    Maria Salgado , Photographer , 06/03/14 , 95 AP

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    • The shortlist has been announced - it can be viewed by clicking on "Shortlist" at the top of the brief. Thanks!

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 10/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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      • Hi, I am one of the shortlisted members, but I don't quite understand what it means. On the brief it said that 20 members will be given this opportunity. The shortlist is also 20 people. Does it mean, that the shortlisted 20 will be given the opportunity to attend the workshop? Or that winners will be chosen from the shortlist and only a few people from the shortlist will attend the workshop? Sorry for the confusion. Thank you!

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        Masha , Photographer , 11/03/14 , 880 AP

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  • Three browsers, two machines, Three reset caches and i STILL can't publish my portfolio....

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    marksalmon , Photographer , 05/03/14 , 219 AP

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    • As below, please email us at info@ideastap.com with a link and explaining what you have tried. Thanks.

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 05/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • hi , similar problem as all the bellow, i could only upload 1 image out of five, the rest are giving me the "100% loading... spinning wheel" ! What are my options ? can I submit via email? thank you

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    vladpotop , Photographer , 05/03/14 , 94 AP

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    • You cannot submit via email. As we have explained below, we would suggest submitting your pitch via this brief page before 5pm today.

      If you then email us at info@ideastap.com with a link to your IdeasTap portfolio and explaining all of the steps you have taken so far (e.g. clearing your cache, trying different web browsers) then we will try and fix that ASAP.

      You must however submit a pitch via this page in order to be eligible.

      Thanks

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 05/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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      • got it! many thanks for you support!

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        vladpotop , Photographer , 05/03/14 , 94 AP

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    • I had the same problem using Google Chrome. I tried again with firefox and it uploaded all the images.

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      CesaDG , Photographer , 05/03/14 , 549 AP

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  • Hi!Should I put the bio and the 5 photos in the same portfolio or in two diferent? And should I put any specific name?

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    Maria Salgado , Photographer , 05/03/14 , 95 AP

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    • Same portfolio. If you could label it "Magnum Professional Practice" or something similarly clear, that would be helpful. Thanks.

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 05/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • Hi - I've uploaded five images to a set but I can't see how to switch it from 'unpublished' to 'published' ..help please

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    Richard Hammerton , Photographer , 05/03/14 , 534 AP

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    • Go to your portfolio, go to "edit", then you can publish individual items.

      Thanks!

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 05/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • Hi I still have the same problem and the submission closes today. Any advice as to what to do?

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    Dan Banda Lee , Photographer , 05/03/14 , 117 AP

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    • Please email us at info@ideastap.com and we'll forward it on to our technical team.

      Provided that you have submitted your pitch to this brief now, your entry will still be considered - we'll aim to get your portfolio fixed in the meantime.

      Thanks

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 05/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • Hi, I uploaded my images on Sunday to my portfolio and they were all fine i.e. you could view them etc. I completed my application for this brief yesterday again all fine. I have just checked now and 3 of my images come up with question marks. What do I need to do as the deadline is tomorrow? Thanks http://dan-banda-lee.ideastap.com/

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    Dan Banda Lee , Photographer , 04/03/14 , 117 AP

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    • Well actually its not a question mark but an icon of some kind and I've tried it in two different browsers and 2 different devices.
      Thanks

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      Dan Banda Lee , Photographer , 04/03/14 , 117 AP

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  • Hi,
    i have been trying upload some images to my portfolio and its not working. It seems to get stuck and won't load the image even though it says it has downloaded 100% of the image. I have uploaded some images before but now its not doing it. Are you having problems your end with this? I have tried in other browsers too.

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    David Bull , Photographer , 04/03/14 , 16 AP

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    • Hi David, it looks like there are a couple of items that have uploaded but you haven't published them yet (a new function on our portfolios). To do this, go to your portfolio set, then "edit", then if you hover over each item you will be able to publish them individually.

      Thanks.

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 04/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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      • Hi. I have one project in my portfolio and want to add more but every time I click publish and confirm that I want to publish nothing happens. I have tried everything suggested in your previous replies here.

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        Conor O'Leary , Photographer , 04/03/14 , 516 AP

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      • Thats whats happening to me too Conor......

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        David Bull , Photographer , 04/03/14 , 16 AP

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      • Hi,
        the only options offered when you hover are 'Move,delete,edit and Use as cover'...i can't see 'publish' anywhere. I love Ideastap but your website is frustrating. I've been tyring to upload more images for 48 hours now.

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        David Bull , Photographer , 04/03/14 , 16 AP

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      • I have the same problem. what can I do?

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        Andrea Azema , Photographer , 04/03/14 , 465 AP

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      • Hi David, when we go to "edit" in your portfolio we can see images and the option to publish. Have you tried clearing your cache and applying through a different web browser?

        Andrea, have you also tried uploading using another web browser?

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        The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 05/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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      • If you are all still having trouble, please email info@ideastap.com with a link to your portfolio and explaining all the different ways in which you have tried to upload (e.g. web browsers, clearing cache) etc.

        You must submit a pitch via this brief page by 5m today. We'd recommend doing that and linking to your portfolio, even if you can't get your content to publish, and we will aim to fix your portfolio in the meantime - but you must submit a pitch to be considered.

        Thanks

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        The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 05/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • hi I'm new to this, need some help. do i need to make a portfolio in ideas tap and then put the link into the submission from?

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    fhussain , Photographer , 03/03/14 , 88 AP

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    • That's exactly right. It's easy to create a portfolio set - simply go to your portfolio, then "add to portfolio" and then you will be able to upload your images.

      Thanks!

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 04/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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      • thanks, have tried it to upload it just won't let me. Can i put the link to my blog page?

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        fhussain , Photographer , 04/03/14 , 88 AP

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      • Is the file size over 3MB?

        You must upload content to your portfolio in order to apply. Thanks.

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        The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 05/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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  • I can find a link to my portfolio (add to my portfolio) but no link from there to upload images. Please help.

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    steve kessel , Photographer , 02/03/14 , 124 AP

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    • Hello, if you go to your portfolio, then "add to portfolio", then "Create new project", you should be able to upload your images.

      Thanks!

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      The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 03/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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      • Sorry I can't get any link from my portfolio or from "add to portfolio" to "create new project"?

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        steve kessel , Photographer , 03/03/14 , 124 AP

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      • Hello Steve,
        Have you tried updating your web browser and clearing your cache, or opening up your portfolio in a different web browser (such as Chrome)?

        If that doesn't work, can you please email us at info@ideastap.com with a link to your portfolio and explaining the problem.

        Thanks!

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        The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 03/03/14 , 10,626 AP

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