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The Photography Show

The Photography Show (opens in new tab) is now open! The Show is the UK's biggest and best event for photographers of videomakers of all abilities, and this year's show is shaping up to have more going on than ever before.

Running at Birmingham's NEC from 16-19 March 2019, the four-day show is 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.

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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.

The Best of The Photography Show

Best in Show: 15 top new products at TPS 2019 (opens in new tab)

Our reporters have been scouring the show looking for the most exciting new products that on show. Here is our rundown of our 15 Best in Show (opens in new tab) award winners...

Digital Camera Photographer of the Year (opens in new tab)

PotY 2019 logo

After 10 rounds and after judging 60,000 images, we have found our Digital Camera Photographer of the Year, and our Young Photographer of the Year. Find out who they are, and read their stories in our exclusive report (opens in new tab) from the ceremony at the show.

9 fantastic camera phone accessories at TPS 2019 (opens in new tab)

When it comes to smartphones, The Photography Show has add-ons and accessories in abundance. Whether it's gimbals you are after, selfie machines or cases with lenses, there will be something in here to satiate your camera phone obsession. 

12 must-see products at The Photography Show (opens in new tab)

The Photography Show is not just about kit... but with over 200 exhibitors, there will plenty of new cameras, lenses and accessories on show. Here is our round-up of 12 of the new bits of photo gear that we are most excited about seeing at the show – and which you might want to check out for yourself. Read our list (opens in new tab)

Weird, wacky and wonderful cameras at The Photography Show (opens in new tab)

Featuring all manner of unusual cameras and kit, the Disabled Photographers Society's stand is an absolute must-visit at The Photography Show. From old classics to weird and wonderful optical oddities, if you're interested in the remnants of photography's past, there's plenty to capture your interest. Read more (opens in new tab)

5 star speaker that you cannot miss! (opens in new tab)

Lara Jade

With over 500 talks and demonstrations at this year's Photography Show, and the accompanying Video Show, there is plenty to keep you busy, entertained and educated. But if you could only see five things at the show, what would they be. We pick five of the top professional photographers and star names headlining this year's show. See our list (opens in new tab)

10 must-do things at The Photography Show (opens in new tab)

If you are heading to the Photography Show 2019 then these are the 10 things you must do (opens in new tab) while you are there. This feature showcases the ultimate stands, exhibitors to seek out and the amazing talks and tutorials that will be taking place on the various stages.

The Photography Show: Latest News

The Matterport 3D VR system is like Google Street View for your house (opens in new tab)

We got a full demo of the Matterport Showcase 3.0 system at The Photography Show - a 360 VR capture system that renders building interiors as 3D models which you can experience in an immersive virtual reality environment. It’s an incredible glimpse into the potential of 360 imaging. Read more (opens in new tab)

10 cool and unusual things at The Photography Show 2019 (opens in new tab)

The Photography Show has revealed its fair share of quirky and unusual imaging innovations. Here are some of the weird and wonderful things we've seen at the show this year so far. Read more (opens in new tab)

Nikon's eye-tracking AF for the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6 shown in public for the first time (opens in new tab)

Nikon's imminent firmware update which adds eye-tracking AF  to the Nikon Z 7 (opens in new tab) and Nikon Z 6 (opens in new tab) was on show for the first time at The Photography Show. Read our exclusive report and see it in action here (opens in new tab)

STC expands its range of innovative clip-in filters to latest mirrorless models (opens in new tab)

These STC clip-in filters were previously available for Olympus and Panasonic MTF cameras, and some Fujifilm and Sony models. Now users of Canon's EOS R and RF, the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7, and even the medium format Fujifilm GFX 50R can get in on the action. Read more (opens in new tab)

Game of Thrones' stills photographer reminisces on her decade long challenge at Photography Show talk (opens in new tab)

The Photography Show is a rare chance to hear from Game of Thrones' Principal Stills Photographer, Helen Sloan. It'll be a fascinating insight into her career and her 10 year task to capture a million photos for the hugely successful fantasy franchise. Get more details (opens in new tab)

Lomogon 2.5/32 Art lens - "The best lens Lomography has ever made" - turns heads at The Photography Show (opens in new tab) 

The Kickstarter campaign for Lomography's Lomogon 2.5/32 Art lens may still have a few days to go, but at its debut at The Photography Show, the little brass beauty captured plenty of attention. Read more (opens in new tab)

Olympus brings out the big guns (opens in new tab)

Olympus has brought its remarkable telephoto lens and teleconverter combo to The Photography Show. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro lens is one of the biggest guns in the Micro Four Thirds line-up, offering a 300-800mm equivalent focal range, and an integrated 1.25x teleconverter which extends the range to 1000mm. Read more (opens in new tab)

Atomos Shinobi gives videomakers the big picture (opens in new tab)

Atomos is known for its external video recorders with built-in high quality monitors. Not the Australian company has finally produced at separate, affordable, LCD screen - that simply fits on your camera's hotshow. The Shinobi has a 1000-nit 5.2-inch monitor, which offers Log and HDR support. Weighing under 200g, it costs £399. Read our story here (opens in new tab)

Samyang's 85mm f/1.4 AF lens for Sony (opens in new tab)

Samyang has launched its sixth autofocus lens for the Sony Alpha range of cameras at The Photography Show. The wide-apertured portrait lens is one of four lenses that Samyang has unveiled in recent weeks. There is also a new 10mm lens for Canon DSLRs, and its first two lenses for the Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP – all of which will be available to try out at the show. Read more (opens in new tab)

Rotolight plans 15 new LED products

LED lighting specialists, and makers of the NEO 2 and AEOS lighting panels, has secured £5 million of funding to create its next generation of products. Aiming to convert even more photographers from flash to continuous lighting, Rotolight is promising no fewer than 15 new products. We talk to MD Rod Aaron Gammons (opens in new tab)ahead of Rotolight's appearance at The Photography Show & Video Show.

The Photography Show: Hands Ons

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH hands-on review 

We've finally got our hands on the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH: a remarkable wide-aperture zoom that's proof that Panasonic is still building its range of Micro Four Thirds lenses. Read our first opinion now 

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF hands on review (opens in new tab)

Tokina has given its 16-28mm f/2.8 full frame DSLR lens a style makeover, improved autofocus, its latest lens coatings and a new ‘Opera’ designation to indicate its high-end performance. This is what we think of it.

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S hands on review (opens in new tab)

Nikon’s first ‘pro’ Nikkor Z lens looks set to become a standard zoom for Z owners - we go hands on at The Photography Show 2019 to try it out.

Hands on: Fujifilm GFX 100 review (opens in new tab)

We can’t offer any opinion on this camera’s image quality as we were shown a physical prototype rather than a working camera, but we’re very impressed by the way the GFX 100 looks and handles. This was definitely one of the stars of The Photography Show 2019.

Hands on: LEE Filters LEE100 system (opens in new tab)

LEE Filters has launched a new filter holder system, LEE100, at the UK's Photography Show. Promising to be lighter than the LEE Foundation Kit holder, LEE is hoping the LEE100 system will set a new standard for 100mm filter holders. We go hands-on here (opens in new tab)

Samyang XP 10mm F3.5 hands on review (opens in new tab)

We brought you news of the Samyang XP 10mm f/3.5 at Photokina 2018. Now, at The Photography Show 2019, we've had the chance to get our hands on it. Read our first impressions here (opens in new tab)

Lensbaby Edge 35 Optic: Hands on review (opens in new tab)

The Lensbaby Edge 35 Optic has made its global public debut at The Photography Show, where we've been the first to get our hands on it. Check out our initial thoughts here  (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab). 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, demonstrations and other pieces of content already offered at The Photography Show.

In the new In Motion Theatre, for instance, you can learn about video editing and story telling. And there will be special masterclass programs for those who want to get into shooting movies for the first time. 

The Photography Show 2019: What To Expect

To get you excited about what the show has to offer, here's a number of features that showcase just how great the event, made by the publishers of Digital Camera World, will be.

Martin Parr headlines Super Stage line-up (opens in new tab)

This is something very special. Renowned photographer Martin Parr will be headlining the Super Stage at The Photography Show, speaking about his love for the medium and offering up a look at his new exhibition, Only Human. This is one you simply cannot miss.

Women Who Photo exhibition to be at TPS 2019 (opens in new tab)

One of the best things at The Photography Show this year has to be the Women Who Photo exhibition. Women Who Photo is a campaign that aims to empower female photographers and TPS will play host to some fantastic images that highlight the work by women who are professional photographers and filmmakers,

Nikon reveals Photography Show speakers (opens in new tab)

The Nikon School Stage (opens in new tab) at this year's show is set to be one of the best yet, with Joe McNally heading up what is shaping up to be a star-studded lineup of UK and overseas Ambassadors.

Surf, the Aleutian Islands, by Chris Burkard

(Image credit: Chris Burkard)

Top instagrammers headline Sony stage (opens in new tab)

Sony has a full line-up of free talks (opens in new tab) on its stand this years. Headlining the line-up are Californian surf photographer Chris Burkard, and fellow Instagrammer Ron Timehin. Other speakers will talk about their experiences of switching to and using Sony's ever-increasing family of full-frame mirrorless cameras. 

Photo of grizzly bear by Moose Peterson

(Image credit: Moose Peterson)

Moose Peterson in conversation (opens in new tab)

Ahead of his appearance at The Photography Show, we talked to wildlife and aviation Moose Peterson about the best piece of advice that he ever given, his love of the great outdoors, and about his amazing name! Read the interview (opens in new tab)

Epson offers portrait sessions at TPS (opens in new tab)

Epson is heading to The Photography Show 2019 to head up a number of events and showcase its current line-up of photo printers. Epson will be on Stand E81 for the show.

Olympus reveals pro speaker line-up for TPS (opens in new tab)

Olympus is at The Photography Show in full force this year, with the likes of Charlie Waite, Ian Berry and other Olympus ambassadors from around the world speaking at the event.

Canon reveals pro photographer line-up  (opens in new tab)

The Spotlight Stage at the Photography Show will be a highlight this year, with Lara Jade, Andy Rouse and David Noton headline the Canon stage. If you're heading over, prepare to be thoroughly entertained.

Wedding & Portrait and Great Outdoors stages return (opens in new tab)

They're back! That's right, the Wedding & Portrait and Great Outdoor stages are returning to the Photography Show 2019. They are back by popular demand and are packed with a top line-up of speakers and free-to-attend sessions.

Disabled Photographers' Society celebrates 50th anniversary (opens in new tab)

It is the 50th anniversary of the Disabled Photographers' Society (opens in new tab) and they have decided to take their festivities to the Photography Show. Its award winners will be on display on their stand, having transferred from being exhibited at the Library of Birmingham. The DPS will also be selling old cameras and photo accessories on its stand to raise money for the charity's work.

The Photography Show: Interviews

Below are a selection of interviews of some of the key speakers at The Photography Show 2019...

Gordon Buchanan Super Stage speaker 3

(Image credit: Graham Macfarlane)

Five quick questions with Gordon Buchanan (opens in new tab)

Renowned presenter and cinematographer, Gordon Buchanan, of BBC's Animals with Cameras talks about 25 years of shooting nature programs. He will be at The Photography Show 2019, so this is a taster as to what to expect.

Lindsay Adler for TPS image 2

(Image credit: Lindsay Adler)

Five quick questions with Lindsay Adler (opens in new tab)

Leading fashion photographer Lindsay Adler discusses her amazing images ahead of her appearance at The Photography Show. Here she reveals all about how she got into photography and where she gets her ideas from.

Image of Barack Obama in the White House by Pete Souza 1

(Image credit: Pete Souza)

Five questions with Pete Souza (opens in new tab)

Ahead of his sell-out talk at The Photography Show, Barack Obama's former official photographer discusses his White House days. In our mini interview , we ask Pete Souza (opens in new tab) about how many pictures he shot of the Obama administration, and his early years photographing Ronald Reagan.

Chris Burkard outdoor photographer portrait

(Image credit: Chris Burkard)

Five quick questions with Chris Burkard (opens in new tab)

Chris Burkard has one of the best jobs in photography. He's a surfing and outdoor photographer and renowned Instagrammer. Here he explains a bit about his craft, what it's like to shoot in extreme conditions and the rise of social media. Read this interview to prepare yourself for his Photography Show experience.

Five quick questions with Martin Parr

Martin Parr is a photography legend. Here the Magnum Photos photographer speaks about how 'he makes order in a chaotic world' with his photography, how Britain has changed and why it's difficult for him to take holidays. Mr Parr will be speaking at The Photography Show.

The Video Show 2019: everything you need to know (opens in new tab)

It's not just photography that will be celebrated at the Photography Show but video too. So much so, filmmaking has been given its own spin-off show. The Video Show runs alongside the Photography Show and will be packed with talks, kit and tutorials to make you a better videographer.

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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.