Updated: Mar 27, 2021
If what you crave is a room packed full of fellow photographers and great deals on camera gear, then look no further than The Photography Show.
The Photography show is the perfect place for anyone who has interest in photography, regardless of whether photography is your business, your study focus, or your passion.
The Photography Show, held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham - allocated in hall 5 - is the perfect destination for all image creators, from videographers to drone enthusiasts, and this year, there was plenty lined up for the professional photographer.
This annual event took place this year between the 16th and the 19th of March.
The NEC played host to a diverse, exciting, and informative line-up of exhibitors, stages, and speakers, from famous brands such as Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, and Hasselblad showing off their latest gadgets, to photographers sharing their tips and tricks on how to get the perfect shot in the studio and with moving subjects.
Visitors were able to get hands-on experiences with the latest releases from well-known brands, network and numerous exclusive events, pick up tips from celebrated photographers, and find great deals on products from keychains to photography books to camera gear.
With different speakers each day and a discount on returning guests, it's not just be a great day out, but a great weekend, too.
WHAT WAS ON?
In addition to stalls dedicated to selling and showing off their drones, there was also a dedicated drone zone.
The Photography Show explains that the “Drone Zone introduces the art of flight to your stills and moving image footage.”
Not only do you see the drones in action, but several important questions are answered such as: can anyone fly a drone and what’s the best tech in the marketplace for aerial photography?
Exhibitors hosted their own demos and workshops to show off their latest gadgets led by brand ambassadors throughout the day.
“Approach your photography from a different angle. This year, we've got a host of programmes on to spark your interest and get your creative juices flowing. The Great Outdoors and the Wedding & Portrait stages are back by popular demand and we'll be introducing some new elements to the show, including a bigger focus on video and moving image; interactive features around the hall; plus workshops and after-hours events led by our partners, exhibitors and legends of photography. This is your chance to learn something new, brush up on your skills and add more enjoyment to your passion than ever before.”
From basics for beginners to pro-level business advice to student advice, the conference and masterclass programme offered in-depth insights into the essential, need-to-know steps for your journey in the world of photography.
Stages with different things to learn with each talk.
With some needing to have been booked or paid for and other being free and welcome to all, each speaker offered up some fresh, new, and exciting tips and tricks perfect for all kinds of photographers from drone enthusiasts to wedding and portrait photographers to photographing the great outdoors.
There was plenty to see, and with 500 sessions to choose from, it’s a four-day-weekend you did not want to miss out on.