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How to make a Living from Photography

Free, booking required

To mark the end of the exhibition We Are Here, MAC is working with photographer Denise Maxwell for a for a fun, informative, engaging photography session.

This half day workshop is aimed at anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in photography and enhancing their skills. This interactive workshop will be both creative and practical.

Workshop Outline:

  • Denise’s journey - how she made (and you can make) it from a hobbyist, to a full time career.
  • The different stages of making a career from photography.
  • Business principles including pricing, income streams and earnings.
  • Points for participants to implement, to follow a similar path.
  • Practical Element - this will involve a practical based on the practice of photography. It will be open to a variety of experience levels.

Please bring along your own camera if you have one, if not you can use your phone camera.

About Denise Maxwell

Denise Maxwell co-curated the exhibition ‘We Are Here’ currently on show at MAC, her work was exhibited as part of this show. She is also a member of the Senior Management team for UKBFTOG (UK Black Female Photographers). 

Denise is a professional photographer based in Walsall, who has been working in the industry for 11 years. She left a career in the NHS to pursue her photography ambitions, and now works as a full-time photographer. Denise set up her own business, Lensi Photography which specialises in a range of different genres including: event, portrait, sports, fashion, weddings, red carpet, corporate, music, products, advertising and press. 

Denise has photographed people from all over the world including President Obama, Usain Bolt, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Grace Jones and Kendall Jenner.  She has captured high profile events including London Fashion Week, The Brits and the BAFTA’s.  Her work has been published in Vogue, The Independent and The Guardian to name a few. She has also been featured on BBC and ITV. 

"I have always had jobs that have had variety, so when I moved into photography I wanted to continue this. A year into my business I had a bout of ‘imposter syndrome’, thought it was too difficult and got a "proper job" as a lecturer. Within a short period of time I realised that I hated this job, which forced me to HAVE to make my business work”.

Image: Grimmy West Photography

Fantastic workshop, I learnt so much in such a short space of time. Denise is such a fantastic tutor and mentor, she helped me think outside the box. Denise keeps reminding you that you can achieve what she’s achieved.


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