Both budding and skilled photographers will come together under one roof as The Photography Show returns to the NEC.
Now in its sixth year, The Photography Show is three days of a photographers delight, offering the latest equipment alongside workshops, live exhibits, conferences and master classes to passionate aritsts.
Whether you need top tips on how to take the perfect holiday snap, or need to get to grips with your new camera, you’ll find everything you need and more at The Photography Show to help take your skills to the next level.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this year’s show:
When is The Photography Show 2019?
The Photography Show 2019 will be held in Hall 5 of the NEC on March 16 -19.
The show is open every day from 10am to 5pm.
Ticket holders can attend on any day of the show.
What’s there this year?
There’s so much to see and do at The Photography Show 2019 that you’ll be left spoilt for choice.
If you’re looking for inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of free events on offer to help get those creative juices to flowing.
Covering a range of topics from wedding photography to editing skills and even finding the right tripod to capture the perfect time lapse, this year’s programme is packed with exciting opportunities enabling you to broaden your skills.
Do you want to learn from the masters? Then make sure you book a seat at the Super Stage and gain some wisdom from some true camera legends including Martin Parr, Lindsay Alder and Pete Souza, who will all be offering insightful talks about their experiences in the industry over the years.
You can view the programme and book your seat for the Super Stage in full by clicking here.
The Great Outdoors
If landscape photography and capturing nature at its very best is your thing, then make your way to The Great Outdoors and take part in a fantastic range of workshops, all included in the price of your admission ticket.
From capturing the night’s sky to advice on how to make the most out of natural light, you’ll be leaving the show with a host of brand new skills.
Click here for a full list of workshops.
Wedding & Portrait
Capturing a couples’ special day is no easy task, especially when things like bad weather get in the way. Thankfully, the wedding and portrait workshops are making a return to this year’s show, giving you the opportunity to learn how to capture the purest emotions and create stunning images that the happy couple will truly treasure forever.
Click here for a full list of wedding and portrait workshops.
Cameras at the ready, this action-packed programme focuses on elements including lighting and capturing movement – ideal if you’re passionate about studio photography.
Featuring colourful live demos, you can gain insight into how to take top themed shots without breaking the bank and even get tips on how to make the most out of styling for food photography.
Take a look at the full list of workshops on offer here.
Behind the Lens
Looking to refine your technique or a little bit of inspiration for your next project? Behind the Lens will feature talks from multiple photographers who will be sharing there experiences with travel photography, as well as sharing tips on how to build you business and whether competitions in the industry can really help impact your career.
Find out more about timings and what’s on offer here.
The evolution of photography has seen social media make a huge impact on the craft and the industry. With more people than ever before using their smartphones to snap images, many professionals and amateurs are turning social media tools such as Instagram and Twitter to share their work with a wider audience. From tackling the Instagram algorithm to starting out on YouTube, head to the Social Site for top tips to add to your tool kit.
Click here to check out the talks and timings.
Videographers will hugely benefit from the Drone Zone. Whether you’re completely new to flying or want to neaten up your skill set to make the most out of your drone, this zone will teach you everything you need to know about enhancing your work in aerial photography.
Editing your images can be a tricky business, especially if you’re completely new to any form of software. Catering for both novices to professionals, here you can learn how to retouch your images and even add complex effects to put your own stamp on your work. This workshop is free to join, but spaces are limited and must be booked in advanced.
Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or a wedding videographer looking to make the most out of the venue and surroundings, make sure you visit the team at the In Motion area to pick up some top tips of the trade and take your next steps in creating amazing content.
What else can you expect?
As if all of the above wasn’t enough, there is so much more to explore at The Photography Show. This year also sees the addition of The Video Show, which is the place to be if YouTube, Vlogging, documentary making and videography is your passion.
You don’t have to pay extra to enter The Video Show either, it’s already included in the ticket price for The Photography Show.
There are also a wealth of master classes designed for both beginners and professionals who are ready to take their skills to the next level. You can find out more about those here.
While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the wealth of exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, before checking out the incredible galleries.
How can you get tickets?
Tickets for The Photography Show are on sale now.
They’re priced at £14.85 for adults, £11.95 for those aged 60 or over and £11.95 for students – with a valid student ID – and children aged 12 – 16.
Professionals can apply for a free entry pass by clicking here.
Don’t miss out, click here to book your tickets for The Photography Show now!