The Photography Show

Our friends over at The Photography Show are putting on another exciting event this year in Birmingham. As well as workshops, seminars, exhibitions, and photo-walks, they’ve organised some talks from photographers including Alec Soth, Bruce Gilden, and David Bailey. The student programme at this year’s event can be attended for free by those who are currently studying; we think some of you guys might be interested in what The Photography Show is really about this year...

Taking place at the NEC Birmingham 19-22 March, The Photography Show is an unmissable event for anyone with a passion for taking pictures. Dedicated to everything photography, you will be able to discover the latest kit available and the best deals on the market from 200 leading brands, including Nikon, Canon, Leica, Manfrotto, Calumet, Sony and Ricoh to name a few. 

With so much to see and do at the show, we’ve picked out a few highlights we thought might interest you… 

The clue is in the title when it comes to the host of photography heroes we have in store for the Super Stage, including internationally renowned street photographer Bruce Gilden and social media sensation Dan Rubin. Iconic British photographer David Bailey has already sold-out so make sure you book your place before it’s too late. Although not by name, the other stages and programmes at the show are equally as super! Whichever genre of photography you’re interested in, Behind the Lens will have a session for you; from taking photos of the wildlife on your doorstep to to becoming the editor of your blog.  

New this year, is the Turning Pro Masterclass, which is ideal for those practicing a high level of photography and looking to take the leap from enthusiast to pro. The half day programme of sessions will help you to understand the pros and cons to being a professional photographer.  We’re also running 60 Seconds to Change Your Life, an exciting competition seeking a talented individual to fast-track into a pro career and win a package worth over £15,000!

Plus, the programme for the Mobile and Social Stage has just been announced - be one of the first to check it out. The sessions on this stage will examine how best to take advantage of the opportunities that come with mobile photography and social media, how others have achieved success and how to capture and edit quality shots using different devices and formats. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed this taster of what you can expect at The Photography Show this year. With so much more, from the Wedding & Portrait Stage and Adobe Theatre, to galleries, workshops and product demos, it’s going to be a fantastic show – we hope to see you there!    

You can find out more about what’s on at The Photography Show and to book tickets here