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The Photography Show 2020: Everything you need to know about the virtual event

The Photography Show 2020: Everything you need to know about the virtual event
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It has been confirmed that The Photography Show and The Video Show will be taking  place as a global, online event on Sunday 20 and Monday 21 September 2020 – with the live event returning to its usual home at the NEC in Birmingham, England, on 18-21 September 2021. 

You can now secure your FREE digital seat by registering via The Photography Show website. The Photography Show’s coveted program of speakers will take to the virtual sphere via both pre-recorded sessions and live-streamed Q&As, and event goers will even be able to enjoy a 3D gallery and exhibition space, and take part in networking elements via Zoom.

• Read more: Register FREE for The Photography Show & The Video Show Virtual Festival

Visitors will also be able to navigate over 120 stands from exhibitors including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus, where they can chat to industry experts, watch kit demonstrations and take advantage of exclusive show discounts – all from the comfort of their own home. 

The transition to an online format has facilitated a wealth of exciting opportunities. Visitors will be able to use a new platform called Ask the Experts, where they can chat to a panel of experts for one-to-one advice regarding their work. And following the success of the Burst Mode digital series, presenter of The Photography Show TV, David McClelland, and Digital Camera World editor, James Artaius, will deliver hands-on content with the latest kit and talk to manufacturers about new launches.

The virtual show will be free to attend, and all entry tickets and passes booked or confirmed for the physical March 2020 event will be valid for the new 2021 dates (more information will be available at www.photographyshow.com).

"While we believe that there’s nothing quite comparable to the benefits of the live show, we know that the decision to take The Photography Show & The Video Show online this year and return to the NEC in 2021 is the best solution for our community during these unprecedented times," said Jonny Sullens, head of events at organizing group Future (also parent company of DCW).

“Of course, we're very disappointed not to be making the annual trip to Birmingham, but we're really excited about what the virtual event can offer. The virtual platform we’re using is incredibly versatile and provides us with a fantastic opportunity to try something new, showing off photography and video in a different way. We look forward to seeing everyone in September, albeit virtually!"

The move to an online platform opens The Photography Show up to a global audience this year, and we will keep this page updated to reflect additions and amendments to the program in its new virtual form. 

The Photography Show & The Video Show Virtual Festival FAQ

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Q - Is there an entry fee?
A - It’s completely FREE. If you bought a ticket for the 2020 event at the NEC, please remember that you’ll be able to use it for the 2021 show.

Q - How do I access the event?
A - All you need to do is register and you’ll be sent a link via email. Your link is unique and cannot be used by multiple devices or people simultaneously.

Q - Do I need to download or install any information to be able to attend?
A - No. You only need access to the internet, and most web browsers will support the event platform.

Q - Will I be able to access the event on any device?
A - Yes! Phone, tablet, laptop or computer - whatever you have will work.

Q - Is there a ‘how to’ guide?
A - You will be sent a handy guide via email a bit closer to the event, and you’ll also be able to click on the Info Point for technical support and event information on the day.

Q - Will I be able to see any of the content if I miss the event?
A - Yes, you can watch all content using the same link provided for four weeks after the event has finished, but you won’t be able to chat to your favourite brands, watch live sessions or participate in chats.

The Photography Show: Burst Mode

We're pleased to present Burst Mode – a series of in-studio specials where we've showcased some of the new and exciting products that would have been on display at the planned event in March, to give you a glimpse at what you will see on show in September. 

Your hosts, David McClelland (presenter of The Photography Show TV) and James Artaius (editor of Digital Camera World), get hands on with the latest kit and talk to representatives from the manufacturers themselves, direct from the Burst Mode bunker. 

We'll be continuing the Burst Mode series at the Virtual Festival, so this will be your chance to see some of the great offerings on 20-21 September when the virtual show takes place.

Check out all the latest videos on our The Photography Show: Burst Mode hub!

Exhibitors

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Over 120 brands will be exhibiting at The Photography Show 2020 and The Video Show Virtual Festival 2020, so you're bound to come away inspired, educated and wanting to take all aspects of 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, Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm, or a lens from the likes of Sigma, Samyang and Irix, The Photography Show 2020 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! Many stands will also be featuring their own talks and demos. 

• See the current list of exhibitors

Plus, if you fancy taking it home, you'll be able to stop by some of the biggest photo retailers, such as LCE and Wex Photo, where you'll find great deals and some exclusive show offers.

When is The Photography Show 2020?

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The Photography Show 2020 and The Video Show 2020 will take place on Sunday 20 and Monday 21 September 2020, via an exciting and global virtual platform that opens the UK supershow to the entire world.

When can I get tickets to The Photography Show 2020?

The virtual show will be free to attend, and all entry tickets and passes booked or confirmed for the planned March 2020 event will be valid for the physical dates from 18-21 September 2021. For more information, visit www.photographyshow.com.

You can also sign up to get the latest 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 2020?

Although there's no substitute for being at the show itself, you can stay up to date with what's going on by following the official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels of The Photography Show and The Video Show.

Digital Camera World will also be there, live every day to bring you all the photo news, so make sure to keep us bookmarked, and stay up to date by following us on Twitter , by liking our Facebook page, and by signing up to our daily newsletter.