The Disabled Photography Society has a packed stand at this year's The Photography Show full of brilliant secondhand bargains. Thanks to Covid, the charity has been building up donations of unwanted photographic kit for over two years - so has far more choice on offer than usual. It has also been the beneficiary of Nikon moving its UK headquarters - and has heaps of stuff the company discovered when it moved to its new offices that it no longer wanted.
Offers we saw during set up included bargain offers on memory cards, forests of old tripods, stacks of darkroom processing trays, and masses of great camera memorabilia from both the film and digital eras alike.
Furthermore, why not do your bit for this great charity by bringing your own donations to the show? Simply look out any bits of unwanted photo gear you have around the house and bring it with you. You can then drop it off at the Disabled Photographers Society's stand when you arrive.
They will willingly take any old camera or lens that you have lying around, or tucked at the back of the cupboard – as long as it is still in working order. But they will also be just as grateful for old cables, filters, darkroom gear, bags and other photo paraphernalia. The DPS are also interested in taking your unwanted photographic books too!
The stand is one of the must-visit features of the show... a fantastic photo bric-a-brac stall that you will love to rummage through to find something interesting to buy!
The stand number is B700 - so bring your bags full of donations when you get to the show.
The Disabled Photographers' Society has been running for over 50 years. The charity has developed a broad knowledge of various ways to make photography accessible to people with a wide variety of disabilities. Often with a few simple modifications, the experts at the DPS can open up a whole new world of possibilities to those who would otherwise struggle to operate a camera. The society is run by a team of dedicated volunteers, most of whom are disabled photographers themselves.
The Photography Show runs from 18-21 September at the NEC in Birmingham.