The Photography Show returns to the NEC Birmingham next month offering something for everybody interested in the world of image-making.
Visitors to the show, which runs from March 19 to 22, will be able to try and buy the latest kit and accessories from the likes of Canon, Adobe,Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, Leica, Manfrotto, Blackmagic and Ricoh Imaging.
The much-loved Super Stage will return for 2016 featuring international heroes of photography including David Bailey, Chris Packham, Dan Rubin, Nick Danziger, Peter Dench, Lara Jade, Scott Kelby, Alec Soth and Bruce Gilden.
Expect to find plenty of hands-on workshops and live demonstrations on the Live Stage, Photo Editing Theatre, Mobile Photography and Filmmaker Stages focusing on everything from capturing challenging shots in different lighting and environments, right through to dark room coaching, photo-editing and learning what your mobile device can really capture.
New features include The Wedding & Portrait Stage, the Turning Pro Conference and the Product Demo Theatre.
As one of the most published photographers in history, Michael Freeman, photojournalist and street photographer will talk at the Beginner’s Masterclass.Freeman will provide insights into the Ten Guiding Rules, including the secrets of good composition, making a subject stand out and creating pictures with visual impact.
The Pro Conference programme will return for 2016, offering crucial business know-how to professional photographers, from copyright and commissions to agents and insurance. Also hosting a session at the Pro Conference on March 22 will be Charlie Waite, renowned landscape photographer, offering his tips to a pro audience on Developing Your Potential.
New for 2016 is the Turning Pro Conference, aimed at photographers looking to make the jump from enthusiast to pro. Speakers including wedding photographer, Kevin Mullins, will take to the stage, sharing the skills needed to make the leap in creating a successful wedding business, and Peter Searle, portrait photographer, whose seminar will focus on Getting Your Business off the Ground.
Tickets to the show will be on sale NOW and visitors will have the option to add a Masterclass session to their package, priced at £10 per session.
The Live Stage will host a range of experts, demonstrating the techniques behind taking unique images in a variety of environments, from posing new-borns to capturing the magic at the circus.
Renowned food photographer, William Reavell, is among the names to appear on the Live Stage,
For further information and tickets, visit www.photographyshow.com
The Gainsborough Standard has teamed up with The Photography Show to offer lucky readers and their ‘plus one’ the chance to attend the year’s most exciting photography event, absolutely free!
To be in with a chance of winning, email firstname.lastname@example.org, together with your name, address, email and daytime contact number.
Tickets are limited to one pair per winner – please state which day you wish to go on on your entry.
The closing date for entries is February 27.
Normal competition rules apply and are available on request. For terms and and conditions, see www.gainsboroughstandard.co.uk