The Photography Show 2014 is just one month away and set to be the most exciting date in your photography calendar – as a keen photographer, you’d be mad to miss it. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should plan to visit.
1. Get your hands on new kit
Explore the hottest kit available from some of the world’s leading brands. Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Samsung, Manfrotto and EPSON are just some of the names you’ll see at the show. This is a great chance to test and compare all the kit available to enhance your photography.
2. Bag a bargain
Upgrade your kit for the year ahead with three leading retailers; Calumet, Camera World and London Camera Exchange. Enjoy some guilt free shopping with exclusive show deals on offer throughout the show.
3. Be inspired by your photography heroes
An A-list cast of speakers will appear on the Super Stage sharing the stories behind their signature styles. Iconic portrait specialist Rankin, the globally renowned Steve McCurry of ‘Afghan Girl’ fame, 60’s portrait legend Terry O’Neill and celebrated photojournalist Joe McNally are only a taster of the stellar line-up. Tickets are just £10 per session and available via photographyshow.com.
4. Build your own SLR
Visit the Lomography team and take your analogue experience to the extreme! Most people can’t boast the fact they made their own camera – now you can. For just £35, you’ll explore the inner workings of a camera, build your own and learn all about shooting with film. Tickets are available via photographyshow.com.
5. Learn new skills straight from the pros
Join some top-class professional photographers in The Studio as they talk you through a range of genres and techniques to help take your skills to a whole new level. Shooting wildlife, flash lighting, fine art photography and how to go pro are just a few of the sessions you can look forward to. The Studio is free to attend.
6. Improve your photo editing skills with Adobe
Photo editing is an essential skill for most modern day photographers but the Creative Cloud can be a challenge to master. Don’t panic! Experts from Adobe will be on-hand to answer your questions and will be running Photoshop and Lightroom workshops. You won’t want to miss this chance to get an overview of the key features old and new. Adobe Studios are free to attend.
7. Capture some unusual images on the Live Stage
Professional photographers will give you step-by-step advice on how to take great images of some challenging subjects. BMX tricks, a fire eater and Storm troopers are just some of the highlights. The Live Stage is free to attend.
8. Get creative with the Catwalk
Enjoy practical demos of wedding, portrait and fashion photography from some of the industry’s most creative minds. From concept to capture and lighting set ups to surviving a wedding, the Catwalk will give you the inspiration you need to last until next year’s show. The Catwalk is free to attend.
9. Master your macro and garden photography
Whether you’re an avid garden photographer or you just enjoy taking photos outside, you’ll love our real flower garden hosted by the International Garden Photography of the Year (IGPOTY) team. IGPOTY experts will walk you round the garden and give you one-to-one advice on how to improve your macro photography and outdoor shooting technique. The IGPOTY Garden is free to attend.
10. Learn how to mount your own work
The right mounting combinations can add £’s to your portfolio but it’s no easy skill to master. The UK School of Framing will bring you a series of practical workshops that will teach teach you the skills you need to give your work the professional edge. Tickets are £20 per session and available via photographyshow.com.
Book your ticket today using DCWA142014 and get an exclusive discount on your ticket.