TPS 2019: 5 essentials for student photographers on Tuesday

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Get hands-on with the latest camera kit at The Photography Show at the NEC, March 16-19 (Image credit: Jesse Wild)

The Photography Show has reached its final day, with Tuesday 19 March closing the show at the NEC in England. 

As it’s co-located with the Video Show, this fantastic event is a one-stop shop for anyone interested in stills or the moving image. But it’s not all geared towards enthusiasts, keen amateurs and professionals – if you’re a student there’s plenty to engage with. 


These half-day conferences are designed to help you make the step up from college to professional photography. Each conference session costs just £2.50 and they run on the afternoon of Tuesday, 19 March at Piazza Suites 1-4. 

13:30-14:00 Bridging the gap – the reality of going pro
A starter kit for pushing your work out into the world, with Tommy Reynolds 

14:10-14:40 An insider’s guide to starting out by assisting
Advice on how to approach photographers and studios. Hosted by Conrad Ohnuki  (pictured. above) 

14:50-15:20 Panel discussion: Take it from us…
Four talented professionals talk about their business experiences: Alex Benyon, Marianne Chua, Alexandra Cameron, Jamie Stoker  

15:30-16:00 Speed meetings – your career questions answered
For this session, you’ll rotate around tables of experts from the photography industry. Ask them any questions you like!


A half-day conference that will help you make the jump from college to professional film-making. Each session costs just £2.50 and the Masterclasses run throughout Tuesday 19 March at Piazza Suites 1-4. 

10:30-11:00 Tips for starting a career in film and TV
Advice on how to get going on this career path. With Carys Kaiser 

11:05-11:35 Life as a freelance camera operator
Working as a freelancer can be both appealing and rewarding. Here’s the skinny on what it’s really like day-to-day. Michael Mowbray 

11:40-15:20 Student to pro: How to thrive, not just survive
Tips for setting up and sustaining a thriving business. With Victoria Grech (pictured. above) 

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 

Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 

On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.