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Photographers’ conference celebrates centenary

THE NUJ will put photographers centre stage on 27 February. In fact, photographers will fill downstage, stage left and right, the wings and the stalls as they gather for the first ever NUJ Photographers' Conference. Anyone who tries to upstage the event at Sadler's Wells Theatre should be prepared for a fast exit, pursued by bear. On the way out they will see Pictures at an Exhibition, of NUJ photographers' work.

Freelance photographers have been getting themselves organised within the NUJ over the past couple of years and the Conference is an opportunity to show just how much progress has been made.

The conference will split into five sessions: two in the morning, two in the afternoon, with an evening session on Adobe Lightroom presented by Martin Evening, the leading authority on the subject.

The morning sessions will be: Your Rights, and Get it in Writing. The first will cover the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE), privacy law, human rights and countryside legislation. The second will address contract law, small claims procedure, terms and conditions and using the NUJ to sue. The afternoon sessions will be: Copyright & Intellectual Property, and Strategy for Survival, to include running your business, negotiating licences and NUJ organisation.

Admission is free to NUJ members; non-members can attend for a fee of £50, paid in advance.

Numbers will be limited to 200, on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to register to attend, contact the Freelance Office. See details of entering pictures into the exhibition.

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