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Jemima Willcox

Portrait Photographer, Self Employed in Cambridge

How Not to Look Awful in Photos

PRESENTED ON SEP 05, 2017
IN CAMBRIDGE @ VOL 11

Jemima Willcox provides some really simple tricks and tips on when taking a great image of yourself. She goes through a journey of awful stock photography of people getting their images dreadfully wrong and how you can avoid these mistakes. It’s all to do with the right angle, the perfect lighting and finding your best side. With over 282 million selfies out there Jemima doesn’t want you to be the person who looks bad when there’s some easy solutions to follow for a great photo every time.

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Perfecting Portraits

BY IAN TAYLOR
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 21, 2013

Ian Taylor, a photographer, teaches us how to take the perfect portrait. He talks about light, composition, the moment, apertures, where your light source should be, the importance of the eyes, zooming with your feet, and mixing up your perspective.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 1, 2013.

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Filmmaking in Turkey - Redefining the Image

BY MANUEL INACKER
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 04, 2014

Manuel Inacker, freelance filmmaker and journalist, was strongly influenced by his studies and time spent in Turkey in his pursuit of imagery and how these visual expressions influence our collective memory.  In his talk, he explains with various visual examples of how images and films shaped his ideas for his own short film project named KOZA.
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Abstractions: Photos and Prose

BY ABI SCHUMANN
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

Tom Green takes photographs and manipulates and distorts them into abstract works. Abi Schumann is a poet. As collaborators they join the images with the prose, sometimes working from the image first, and sometimes working from the poem. How would you interpret the images into words, or imagine the visual expression of the words?

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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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Capturing a Moment

BY NAMITA AZAD
IN BROOKLYN

Namita Azad is a freelance photographer specializing in wedding and travel photography. Her presentation explains how each photograph is a story caught in time and how she makes sure they become beautiful memories.

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Look up & Look around

BY SUSIE OLCZAK
IN CAMBRIDGE

Artist Susie Olczak talks about how she documents her inspiration as she moves through urban spaces and how this influences the sculpture and installations she makes which focus on light, materials and geometry.

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Picture: Portraits

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 12, 2016

If you have seen any of Lulú De Panbehchi's other presentations, you know she will look at the deeper meaning behind a photograph. In this presentation she explores the question: Where does a portrait end?

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Why Portraits Matter

BY DAVID PARISH
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

"We should capture who we are at this moment."
 
In Why Portraits Matter from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 15, David Parish shares his decision to create portraits in a world of selfies and why portraits matter.  Utilizing his background in psychology to connect with his subjects, David brings new life to the art of the portrait.  His studio portraiture takes on a painterly quality while revealing the humanity of his subjects through a classical eye.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 29th, 2017. 
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Image Tag

BY ZARA WOOD A.K.A WOODY
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

Brighton city organiser Woody, shares her recent experiment of image tag. She sent out one image, without telling the recipient anything about and they were in invited to respond in kind with a snapshot, old or new.  Here's what happened.