January 2018 (applications closed)

  • Maritza Fennell
  • Sophie Howe
  • Danielle Barry
  • Bruno Bayley
  • Brendan McKnight
  • Tim Knowles
  • Lucy Johnston
  • Matthew Beaman
  • Sophie Hinds
  • Russ O'Connell
  • Danielle Pender
  • Holly Hay

Are you trying to break into the competitive world of photography? Or would you like to polish up your portfolio with the guidance of leaders behind the lens? If your answer is yes, then we'd like to see you at our upcoming Portfolio Masterclass. Whether you want to kickstart your career or step up to a new position, this Masterclass held at Shoreditch House could lead you to your next stepping stone.

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Applications close on Thursday 4th of January 2018 at 11am.. There are 30-40 spaces available at this event.
This event is proudly supported by our friends at Shutterstock.


Wednesday 10th of January 2018, 6:30pm - 10pm, 1 Ebor St, London E1 6AW, London, EC2A 1BR.
Apply for a spot here.
This event will allow you to meet and connect with industry leaders, discuss projects, ideas and network with like-minded folk.
It’s a rare opportunity to chat to senior creatives directly, and a chance to get your foot in the door: industry mentors are often on the lookout for new minds to join their teams.
Past masterclasses attendees have gained internships, positions and freelance work at companies such as Warner Music, Pentagram, M&C Saatchi and Google.


Full line up to be announced shortly. So far, mentors will include;
Danielle Pender, Founder & Editor, Riposte Magazine
Tim Knowles, Picture Editor, Soho House & Co.
Russ O'Connell, Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine
Sophie Hinds, Photography Advisor, RANKIN
Matthew Beaman, Photography Director, Monocle
Rachel Lucas Craig, Art & Photo Director, Monocle
Lauren Parker, Art Director, MATCHESFASHION.COM
Holly Hay, Photography Director, Wallpaper
Lucy Johnston, Photo Editor, The Guardian
Jennie Hancock, Director of Creative Media Beauty, Burberry
Bruno Bayley, Editor, VICE Magazine  ‎
Chris Watt, Senior Social Media Manager, Adidas
Matt Davey, Co-Founder & Director, PROBATION


This event is ideal for anybody with a zeal for photography, art direction and styling. If you want to jump into these exciting worlds, perfect your creative craft or develop your style, we want to hear from you! Whether you are already in the industry, studying or looking for your next big break - you can apply (applications are free!). We're after a diverse group of people with ambition and big ideas. There is no minimum or maximum experience level required.


Shoreditch House is a members' club and hotel in a converted East London warehouse. As part of Soho House & Co, its a hot spot for creatives from the worlds of fashion, media, arts, & tech.


There are 30-40 spaces at this event (we have to keep numbers down to ensure everybody gets the most they can out of the events). Your profile and portfolio of work on The Dots will be used as your application to join the Masterclass. Projects on your profile can be in any medium, including videos, personal projects, hypothetical briefs, uni projects etc. We just need to learn a little about you and what it is you do. Ideas or works-in-progress are absolutely fine too!

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It is free to apply. Applications close at 11am, Thursday 4th of January 2018.
If you are one of the selected applicants, you’ll be sent a single-use ticket code. Masterclass tickets cost £10.
Still unsure how the events roll out? Check below for a video from a previous Masterclass and browse our Portfolio Masterclass page to see snaps.If you have any questions, just contact us at help@the-dots.com.
This Portfolio Masterclass is supported by Shutterstock
You can nab a nifty discount from them below:
Shutterstock = Apply a 10% discount to image purchases using the code: GET10

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