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The Photography Show virtual event officially begins!

The Photography Show Spring Shoots 2021
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The Photography Show Spring Shoots virtual event has officially begun, kicking off two whole days jam-packed with interviews, talks, Q&As, product demos, kit discounts and more! If you haven't registered for free yet – don't worry, as you can still register for free here (opens in new tab).

The free-to-enter event for photographers and videomakers builds on the success of the virtual show that was held in September last year. 

With the likes of Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fujiflm, Sony, Interfit and Affinity Photo supporting, this is two days not to be missed. As before, visitors will have access to an extensive programme of never-before-seen tutorials and masterclasses; plus product demos showing off the latest kit and techniques, and advice clinics. 

There will be plenty of opportunity to learn new skills, connect with your favorite brands and of course, purchase all the kit and accessories you need for the coming few months at great prices. 

The schedule offers a range of talks (opens in new tab) aimed at all levels of expertise. Speakers so far include food photographers Donna Crous (opens in new tab) and Bea Lubas, YouTuber and landscape photographer Nigel Danson, self-portrait artist Alma Rosaz, lighting and portrait master Tommy Reynolds, smartphone video producer Caroline Scott and the winner of the Sony World Photography Awards Open Award 2019, Christy Lee Rogers.

Super Stage speakers

Rankin

(Image credit: Rankin)

The Photography Show will have some incredible photographers headlining the Super Stage. This is including celebrity photographer Rankin, who will be discussing his approach to his recent portrait series focusing on the NHS during lockdown in 2020. He photographed 12 individuals from across the NHS who played a critical role in managing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying (opens in new tab) "As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, I was moved by the incredible effort of people across the NHS and I wanted to document who they are and their role in fighting this disease." 

However, Rankin won't be the only legendary photographer to grace the virtual Super Stage. He'll be joined by Magnum photographer Nanna Heitmann, who will be discussing her previous and ongoing bodies of work that deal with issues of isolation.

Other Super Stage speakers include Joel Meyerowitz, an award-winning street photographer and a pioneer of color photography, and Brooke Shaden, a fine art photographer who explores the dichotomy of darkness and light within people. Finally, Tim Flach will also be welcomed to the Super Stage to discuss his striking animal portraiture.

Pro Conference

In addition to the main programme, the March festival will see the first online edition of the Pro Conference, a firm favorite with professionals at the live event. Sessions will run throughout the day on Sunday March 7 focusing on core business skills, and diversifying services to adapt to the changing market - for both photographers and those moving into video. There will be a nominal charge for entry this Pro Conference and for Super Stage keynote addresses - but all other talks will be free.

The Photography Show & The Video Show is scheduled to return to its traditional annual live event format at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, on 18-21 September 2021. All entry tickets for the postponed March 2020 show have been transferred to these dates. 

For more information, visit www.photographyshow.com (opens in new tab) and register here (opens in new tab). You can also discover more about the full range of talks available at the show here (opens in new tab).

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