Whether you're a regular attendee of The Photography Show, or it's your first time, there is plenty on offer at the NEC in Birmingham, 18-21 March. From talks, workshops, products, live shoots and much more you'll easily fill your day, and with this handy list you can see the top ten things to do.
Don't forget to come and visit the Photography News team in the Food Galleries to pick up your free copy of the latest issue and enter our prize draw. Here's the official press release from The Photography Show:
Top 10 – What’s on at The Photography Show 2017
18-21 MARCH 2017 – NEC, BIRMINGHAM
The Photography Show is a destination event for all image creators. Whether a seasoned professional, or just starting out, head to the NEC, Birmingham on 18-21 March and be inspired by a host of experts, learn new photography and video techniques, get hands on with the latest kit and find fantastic deals. It’s an unmissable date in the diary for anyone looking to reveal the next step in their photography journey.
1 HEAR FROM THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE GAME
Photography icons Sebastião Salgado, Albert Watson, Nadav Kander, Frans Lanting, Jill Furmanovsky, Clive Arrowsmith, David Alan Harvey, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Alex Webb and Louis Cole will take to the Super Stage this year. Each will offer insights into the images they’ve captured, their eventful careers and the challenges they’ve faced along the way.*
2 GET UP TO SPEED WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY
Take a leap into the world of virtual reality and get hands on with 360° technology. Be sure too to check out the Drone Zone – complete with a drone flying demo area and drop into the Video Theatre, packed with insightful sessions giving give you the skills you need to capture dynamic footage on camera and integrate moving image into your photography skill set.
3 SHOPPING & EXHIBITORS
From the latest cameras, lenses and bags, to albums, clothing and gadgets you didn’t even know you needed, you'll find the latest kit and accessories from over 200 leading photography brands including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm and Sony at the show. With the chance to try before you buy and some great bargains up for grabs, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
4 EXPERIENCE LIVE PHOTO SHOOTS
The Live Stage* promises to put you right at the heart of the action and excitement of a live shoot – expect to be enthralled and inspired by various demo offering practical insight into taking beautiful shots of a range of subjects, in character and in action - with lighting and settings thrown in. Everything from shooting the big day to a live catwalk show awaits.
5 HEAR THE STORIES BEHIND THE SHOTS
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and at The Photography Show this year, a host of imaging experts will step out from Behind the Lens to reveal how they captured some of their most stunning and specialist shots. Richard Bradbury will divulge the stories behind shooting record breakers whilst on assignments for Guinness Book of World Records. Other sessions include: Coastal visions (Karl Holtby), Expedition photography (Ben Cherry), Capturing time (John Miskelly), Close-up and macro photography (John Humphrey), and Forgotten locations and hidden worlds (Rebecca Bathory), among others.
6 MASTERCLASSES & CONFERENCES
If you’re looking to take your photography journey to the next level, why not consider one of the Masterclasses and Conferences on offer at The Photography Show this year. Sessions are designed for all levels: beginners, professionals and those thinking about making the leap from amateur to pro.
7 TAKE AWESOME PHOTOS ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE AND GET SHARING
Click… Flash…Edit… Filter… Tag… Share… the all-new Mobile & Social Stage**line-up will spark the creativity of anyone looking to make the most of their mobile phone camera or their use of social platforms to showcase their image-creation skills. The full programme will include YouTube photography vlog sensation Bert Stefani and Weekly Imogen, plus Insta-famous photographers Tobishinobi and @Levanterman.
8 EXPLORE THE GALLERIES AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
Take some time out to explore the galleries around the show including the highly anticipated Outdoor Photography of the Year exhibition, showcasing compelling imagery taken from around the world.
9 PUT WHAT YOU’VE LEARNT INTO PRACTICE
There will be many photo opportunities around the show so remember to bring your camera or snap away on your mobile phone and use the techniques you’ve acquired straight away – get social and use the show hashtag #UKPhotoShow to share the images of your experience at The Photography Show.
10 CAPTURE BIRMINGHAM
Capture Birmingham, the weekend-long photography and arts extravaganza, will return to the city this March (18-19), offering a series of exhibitions, photo-walks, masterclasses and workshops for all with an interest in photography. Extend your experience at The Photography Show by taking part in one of the many Capture Birmingham activities around the city.
Entry tickets to The Photography Show are on sale now at photographyshow.com
Additional talks, seminars and workshops can be booked in addition, at a price of £10 each
Student entry will be free of charge on Tuesday 21 March.
*Tickets to all sessions on The Super Stage are priced at £10 each
**Sessions are included in the show entry ticket fee and will take place on all four days of the show.
For more information please visit The Photography Show website.