Picture
Research

WC10

2 Days: 10:30am - 3:30pm

May be subject to minor time alterations

CPD Accredited Advanced Certificate

£670

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Course Overview

The 2-Day Picture Research course is recognised as being the UK’s leading training course in this subject and is accredited by the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies [BAPLA]. 

The course will help you learn how to source images, interpret briefs, manage the project, commission photographers, handle copyright and legal issues related to sourcing images, and use in a wide range of media products, including advertisements, books, magazines, and newspapers catalogues and television programmes.  

Course Details

  • Role of the picture researcher and industry overview
  • The importance of visuals
  • Responding and Interpreting Briefs 
  • Image sourcing 
  • Copyright law
  • Captions, Credits and Copyright issues
  • Deadlines and Budgets
DAY ONE – COURSE AND INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
  • Introduction to the Picture Research industry and career development
  • Working in Picture Research in magazines, newspapers, books, and picture libraries
  • Digital: websites, apps, social media, video 
RESPONDING AND INTERPRETING BRIEFS 
  • Different types of briefs and how to interpret them
IMAGE SOURCING
  • Picture libraries, museums, galleries and archives
  • Picture research online – new developments
  • Resolution and watermarks transmission methods
COMMISSIONING AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF COPYRIGHT AND IP 
  • Viewing portfolios and commissioning
  • Managing photoshoots
  • Legal: photographers’ rights, model release, contracts
DAY 2 – PICTURE EDITING AND SELECTION
  • The language of pictures
  • Picture editing and selection

PROJECT MANAGEMENT 1: DEADLINES AND BUDGETS

  • Budgeting a project and negotiating fees
  • Managing the workload and projects
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2: CAPTIONS, CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT ISSUES
  • Identifying and acknowledging images
  • Legal: Royalty-Free, Rights Managed, DACS, Copyright and Artists’ Estates
  • Rights clearance
  • Maintaining records and databases
DIGITAL ASPECTS OF PICTURE RESEARCH
  • Imagery for websites and apps

INDUSTRY NEWS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • The evolving role of the picture researcher/editor
  • The Future of picture research
  • Your career development 

 

The course is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in picture research and picture editing, those in the early stages of their career or those who require refresher training to keep up-to-date with any changes affecting the industry. The training is packed full of practical skills to see you succeed in your career as a picture researcher. 

LSPR Professional Development Advanced Certificate. The Diploma is recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service: http://www.cpduk.co.uk

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Course Options

All our courses are designed to be flexible to your needs and demands

Online and In-Person

All our courses can be taken live online or in-person at our Notting Hill centre.

Team Training

Book your team onto one of our scheduled courses where they will learn alongside other professionals, or book a customised private program with our assistance.

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Offers and Concessions

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