NORD Photography

Workshop Details
Julie Grahame
Cyan: studio, Jens Bjelkesgate, Oslo
Feb 25 - Mar 2, 2018
Full: NOK 7700,-
Deposit: NOK 2700,-
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What to bring:

Participants are expected to bring a printed portfolio of their work to the class. 

Need to Know Info:

Julie Grahame will want to inspect your website, and social media presents on your one-on-one meetings. Also, any printed material you use can be useful to bring to the one-on-one meetings to get feed back. 

Branding, presenting and marketing your work


Julie Grahame


Feb 25, 2018 - Mar 2, 2018


Cyan: studio, Jens Bjelkesgate, Oslo
This workshop is all about branding, presentation and finding the right venues for your photography. It is a great workshop to attend if you are preparing for portfolio reviews, presentation of work to galleries, choosing what work to enter into a competition, and getting a photo-story published. During the course of the workshop you will learn what marketing tools will work for you, what is expected of you when you present work, how to present work in a professional matter, both in print, and digitally, and which venues, galleries, reviews, arenas your work is suited for.
Julie Grahame, who have worked with photographers for 25 years,  will teach you how to really look at your work, assessing its strength and weaknesses, and make you analyse what your work is really about. It order to further develop your voice as a photographer, and fine-tune your style and vision, you need to know the roots of your work.
She will give you a realistic look at where and how to market your images, on and offline. She will review your website and social media presence, and make suggestions to improve your impact and make sure that your voice is visible in all your presentations. She will also look at editing and sequencing of your work, both on your website and portfolio presentations.
This workshop is held at Cyan Studio in Oslo in the week leading up to Cyan Folio. Which is a new professional juried portfolio review organised by Cyan. Our instructor Julie is one of the reviewers this year, and so is NORDphotography’s founder Elisabeth N Aanes. Full info about Cyan Folio can be found here.
We start this workshop with an open lecture by Julie Grahame at Cyan Studio on Sunday February 25TH from 6-7PM. The lecture is followed by a project presentation from the photographers accepted into Cyan Folio 2018. Our class meet again on Monday morning for a breakfast gathering, where participants get to present their work to the group and to Julie. We break at noon, where participants have time to work on their own until we meet again from 5PM - 9PM at Cyan. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning, participants will meet with Julie one-on-one to get an evaluation of their work, and advice specifically aimed to their photography and to help with any questions and concerns you might have on your work.
When you are not in a one-on-one meeting you will be given assignments that should be completed before the next lecture. The mornings are kept fairly open so that participants that have a day job, do not need to miss to much work. You are still expected to have completed the days assignment before the group lecture.
The group lectures in the evening will have a strong focus on how to successfully develop a brand/niche as a creative artist. On Friday morning participants are expected to present their work again, but this time using all the tools given by Julie throughout the week.
For our Monday and Friday morning gatherings, which will happen on a private location, NORDphotography will provide a delicious breakfast to the group.
INTINERARY - (we reserve us the right to make small changes to the Itinerary - students will be notified well in advance). 
Sunday February 25TH
6-7PM: The workshop start with an open lecture with Grahame at Cyan Studio, where also the public can attend.  Free entrance for participants.
7-9PM: Presentation of Photographers accepted into Cyan Stipendutstillingen 2018.
Monday February 26TH
9AM-12PM: breakfast group gathering - private location - where participant will present their work in print to the class
17-9PM: group lecture with Grahame at Cyan Studio
Tuesday February 27TH
9AM-12PM: One-on-one meetings with Grahame at Cyan Studio
17-9PM: group lecture with Grahame at Cyan Studio
Wednesday February 28TH
9AM-12PM: One-on-one meetings with Grahame at Cyan Studio
17-9PM: group lecture with Grahame at Cyan Studio
Thursday March 1ST
9AM-12PM: One-on-one meetings with Grahame at Cyan Studio
17-9PM: group lecture with Grahame at Cyan Studio
Friday March 2ND
9AM-12PM: breakfast gathering and wrap up - private location. Participants present their result.
Julie Grahame has 25 years experience in the business of professional photography. In 1992, Julie moved from London to New York to run an international photo agency representing 400+ photographers. She now edits, writes and publishes aCurator magazine, and aCurator blog, which was cited both by the British Journal of Photography and LIFE in their reviews of influencers and taste-makers. Julie represents the Estate of Yousuf Karsh, consults, edits and reviews work for photographers of all levels and styles, and divides her time between NYC and London.

Julie is a portfolio reviewer for American Society of Media Photographers, Photo NOLA (New Orleans) and Photolucida (Portland, Oregon), and a writer for PDN's “Emerging Photographer,” “PDN EDU”, and the Huffington Post.

She lectures, presents and reviews work for emerging photographers, most recently at New York's School of Visual Arts, New York Film Academy, New York University, Parsons, and Fashion Institute of Technology; and in the UK for Swansea University.

Estate of Yousuf Karsh: Licensing images from the Karsh archive for editorial and commercial use; managing and digitizing prints; managing rights and clearances for non-profit institutions.

Publisher and editor, and aCurator was named by as one of the 20 best photo blogs in the world; named by the British Journal of Photography as one of 10 of the best.

Contributing writer for PDN EDU and Emerging Photographer Magazines. Multiple events as a panel member, portfolio reviewer, judge and curator.

Associate Director, ClampArt - a contemporary photography gallery in New York City.

Director, Retna Ltd., New York
Rebuilt and rebranded worldwide photo syndication agency, eventually becoming one of the top agencies in the country. Managed all aspects of the company, including up to 35 staff and 400 photographers, and converted the company to digital beginning in 1999, establishing successful systems for keywording and training photographers and staff for the new model of business.

Grahame is the: Vice President of American Photography Archives Group; Member of American Society of Picture Professionals. Portfolio reviewer for American Society of Media Photographers; Fotofusion; NYCFotoworks; New Orleans Photo Alliance; PhotoLucida. Judge and curator for New Orleans Photo Alliance; Photo District News; ASMP; The International Fine Art Photography Competition; The Boys’ and Girls’ Club of America; The Center for Photography, Woodstock.

NOK 7.700,- (deposit NOK 2.700,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals. For our Monday and Friday morning gatherings, which will happen on a private location, NORDphotography will provide a delicious breakfast to the group, which is included in the workshop tuition.  

Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.

International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 4% of the amount paid. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.

For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.

Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies:Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition.

NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.

Travel Information

  • We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.
  • Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.
  • We suggest that you always have traveler's insurance.