The Photography Show is the UK's biggest and best event for photographers of videomakers of all abilities, and this year's show is already shaping up to have more going on than ever before.
Returning once again to Birmingham's NEC on 16-19 March 2019, the show will be packed full of manufacturers and other exhibitors keen to show off their latest products, together with talks from professional photographers, live demonstrations, shooting opportunities and much more.
It will the sixth exhibition to be held at the National Exhibition Centre since The Photography Show first started back in 2014. Each year over 30,000 photographers visit the show, which is run over four days from Saturday to Tuesday each March.
What's new at The Photography Show 2019?
The big news for The Photography Show 2019 is that it will incorporate the all-new Video Show. Videomaking has always been a big part of The Photography Show, but for next year filmmaking will get its own workshops and theatres – increasing the number of free programming at the show. There will be another 150 sessions added for vloggers and moviemakers – on top of the 500 workshops, talks, demonstations and other pieces of content already offered at The Photography Show.
There will be the In Motion Theatre, where you can learn about video editing and story telling for instance. And there will be special programs for those who want to get into shooting movies for the first time.
Also new will be Try-Pods – themed where you can take pictures, and get expert advice, dotted around the hall (so don't forget to bring your camera with you).
Video highlights from the 2018 show
With over 250 exhibitors at the show, you're bound to come away inspired, educated and wanting to take your photography to the next level.
Whether you want to get your hands on the most recently announced cameras from the likes of Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and Fujifilm, or a lens from the likes of Sigma, Zeiss or Tokina, The Photography Show 2019 is the place to do it. Even if you just want to quiz the experts on the best gear for your needs, come along and get asking.
Not in the market for a new camera or lens? There's still plenty to see, from top-quality paper from Hahnemühle through to super-sturdy tripods from Gitzo and stylish bags from Lowepro.
Studio photographers can check out backgrounds, lighting systems and props – and weddling photographers can check out the latest styles of album and photobooks.
And if you fancy taking it home, you'll be able to stop by some of the biggest photo retailers, such as LCE, Wex Photo, and Cameraworld, where you'll find great deals and some exclusive show offers.
Beginner and Turning Pro Masterclasses
Whether you're just getting started or you're moving into full-time professional shooting, you'll want to check out one of the many masterclasses that will be taking place over the four days.
For the benefit of photographic novices, masterclasses will include what kind of kit to buy to how to process your images, while those turning professional will be able to learn essential marketing skills and better understand how to make video work for them. You can book your masterclass when you book your tickets.
The Super Stage has previously played host to some of the world's most famous and respected photographers, such as David Bailey, Sebastião Salgado, Art Wolfe and Rankin.
This year's program of speakers is headlined by Martin Parr. Other speakers include National Geographic's Annie Griffiths, New York fashion ace Lindsay Adler, wildlife expert Moose Peterson, former White House phoographer Pete Souza, and Californian Instagrammer Chris Burkard. BBC wildlife cinematographer Gordon Buchanan completes the line-up for this year's Super Stage.
Photo Live Stage
The Photo Live Stage is the place to get inspired and educated by a range of professional photographers working across various genres. Whether you dabble in light painting or you want to get some pointers to help your portraiture, or if you just want to see professionals getting creative results using flour and liquids, there'll be something there for you. The best bit? Every single talk is completely free.
The Great Outdoors stage
Back for this year is the Great Outdoors Stage, which will welcome leading landscape and nature photographers. A packed program over the four days will include talks and demonstrations of the key skills of shooting beauty the world around us. Once again, all talks are free but make sure to get there early to get the best spot.
Back very much by popular demand, the Drone Zone will once again allow everyone from experienced drone users to curious potential purchasers to learn more about what's new in quadcopter, together with how to fly a drone safely and the necessary regulations.
The Social stage returns to The Photography Show in 2019, and this year it's set to be bigger than before. Whether you want to use your phone to capture top-quality video or gain new clients from Instagram, or just brush up your mobile picture-taking skills, this is the place to do it.
Video Live Stage
Over at the Video Stage, you can join top video experts to get the lowdown on essential filmmaking techniques and HDR video shooting, as well as how to capture excellent audio to accompany your masterpieces.
When is The Photography Show 2019?
The Photography Show 2019 will take place from Saturday to Sunday on 16-19 March 2019, at Birmingham's NEC. Doors will open at 10:00am and will close at 17:00 on each day.
The NEC is just a short walk away from Birmingham International railway station and Birmingham Airport.
For more information on getting to the NEC and parking, click here
When can I get tickets to The Photography Show 2019?
Tickets for The Photography Show 2019 are on sale now. This year, for the first time, you will be able to use your ticket on any of the four days of the show – so you won't have to decide which day you are going in advance. There will be special deals for those who want to go for more than one day too!
You can sign up to get updates on the workshops, speakers, galleries and exhibitors that will be at the Show.
What if I can't make it to The Photography Show 2019?
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Find out full details:
Head over to The Photography Show website