The Photography Show, 21-24 March 2015, NEC Birmingham

Put the date in your diary now for The Photography Show as it’s sure to be an event not to miss. PMA’s Director of UK Operations, Don Kennedy, will be in attendance and any PMA members wishing to meet up for a chat should contact Don in advance on 0785 004 6464. (Also note PMA UK's new address as from 1st March 2015: PMA International, 3 Galena Road, London W6 0LT)

 

The organisers of the The Photography Show, Future Publishing, say their mission is "to create a photography day out you'll never forget". That's why, in addition to exploring the latest kit and seeing what's new from exhibitors, they've also planned some great activities for you to learn new skills, techniques and to create some fabulous photos.

 

Here's just a taster of what's in store for 2015:

 

NEW: Mobileography

 

Get tips and tricks on how to get the best from your mobile photography and the best apps and accessories available to get the best results from your images. View the full programme.

 

Student Programme powered by Canon

 

This programme takes place at 11:00-13:00 on Tuesday 24 March.

Find out what it takes to go from university into the realms of professional photography. Three keynote sessions will give you the opportunity to explore the myths and realities of being a pro. Hear keynotes from leading professionals including Simeon Quarrie and David Newton, plus insights from recent graduates and the chance to get your questions answered. View the full programme.

You can reserve your place on the student programme when you register for your show ticket.

 

NEW: Product Demos

 

Through a series of product demos, Panasonic, Sony and Fujifilm will be putting the spotlight on one of their cameras to give you an in-depth look at its features and capabilities. Taking place everyday in Piazza Suite 3 outside of Hall 5. (Places are limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. View the full programme.

 

Adobe Theatre

 

Post production experts from Adobe will talk you through the essential skills needs to successfully edit your photos using Photoshop and Lightroom. View the full programme.

 

Super Stage Line-Up Revealed

 

An incredible line-up of photography heroes: Martin Parr, Mary Ellen Mark, Simon Norfolk, Susan Meiselas, Don McCullin, Tom Stoddart, Tim Flach, Michael Kenna and Lynsey Addario share techniques and the stories behind their career defining work. View the full programme.

Additional activity ticket required. See ticket information for further details.

 

NEW: Streetscape

 

This urban street scene style stage hosted by a range of professional photographers will help you learn how to get the most out of your street photography. View the full programme.

Photo opportunity - don't forget your camera!

 

IGPOTY Garden

 

Hosted by International Garden Photographer of the Year, bring your macro lens and learn the perfect techniques for nature and macro photography. View the full programme.

Photo opportunity - don't forget your camera!

 

30 Under 30

 

An exciting competition that selects 30 of the best emerging photographers under 30 on the international scene, showcasing and acknowledging new talent. Find out more here.

 

NEW: Filmmaker Theatre

 

A selection of sessions for a range of abilities bringing you tips and tricks for filming great footage on your camera. View the full programme.

Sponsored by BlackMagic Design

 

Behind the Lens

 

Intimate workshops run by highly respected professional photographers covering a range of genres, plus tips and advice. View the full programme.

 

Live Stage

 

Professional photographers demonstrate how to tackle a diverse range of shoots, from unique, challenging subjects to portrait, wedding and fashion. View the full programme.

Photo opportunity - don't forget your camera!

 

NEW: Beginners' Masterclass

 

This progamme takes place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March.

If you're at the beginning of your photography journey this half-day conference will help you to demystify terms, techniques and equipment - learn how to take control of your camera. View the full programme.

Additional activity ticket required. See ticket information for further details.

Sponsored by Panasonic

 

NEW: Build your Creative Team

 

This programme takes place from 16.00 - 17.00 on Monday 23 March in the Bowens Lounge.

Being a photographer is not just about taking amazing pictures. You also need to be able to style a shoot which includes finding the right model, makeup artist and hair stylist. This can be a daunting and frustrating process. That's why the Master Photographers Association (MPA) are bringing you a networking event like no other. This session is perfect if you want to meet and network with a range of models and stylists  -  the beauty of it is they're all in one place! Find out more and reserve your place.

 

NEW: The Ask us Anything Hour

 

This advice clinic takes place in the Bowens Lounge on Tuesday 24 March from 16.00-17.00.

Whatever stage you're at in your career the Creative Advice Network are sure they can help you take it further.  The team at the Creative Advice Network understand where you're coming from and are here to help you identify and make sense of the areas you need to improve in your business.

 

Portfolio/Website review and progression

Advice on client market place expansion

Advising on Estimates and Day Fees & usage

Restructuring your business

 

This advice clinic is for professional photographers. Find out more and book your place.

Brought to you by the Creative Advice Network.

 

NEW: Lomography DianaF+ Workshop

 

This programme takes place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March.

Test out exciting interchangeable lenses and instant film capabilities on the iconic 1960's DianaF+ camera, experiment with a range of lenses and much more. View the full programme.

Additional activity ticket required. See ticket information for further details.

 

Pro Conference

 

This programme takes place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 March.

Keep up-to-date with current market trends and learn from business experts on how to stay on top of them. View the full programme.

Additional activity ticket required. See ticket information for further details.

 

Nikon School

 

As well as advice from the team of Nikon experts on the all new and dynamic Nikon Stand (D31/E31), you can also benefit from the free seminars from top photographers including; Kate Hopewell-Smith, Kirsty Mitchell and John Write from Nikon School which will run throughout each day. Find out more and view the full programme.

 

DIY Framing & Mounting Workshops

 

Learn how to mount and frame your own pictures. Join the UK School of Framing for workshops and seminars giving you top tips on how to mount and frame your own pictures. View the full programme.

Additional activity ticket required. See ticket information for further details.

 

Lomography Konstruktor Workshops

 

This programme takes place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March.

Join Lomography's workshop and take your analogue experience to the extreme by building your very own camera from scratch - the very first DIY SLR camera in the world! View the full programme.

Additional activity ticket required. See ticket information for more details.

 

Pro Happy Hour

 

Professional photographers don't often get together so don't miss this brilliant networking opportunity! Join fellow pros in the Bowens Lounge from 17:00 - 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday and enjoy a few drinks on us, share ideas, challenges or catch up with friends old and new. (Show entry badge required for entry).

 

Pro Networking Drinks

 

Join us on Monday 23 March from 17:00 - 20:00 and enjoy this opportunity to get together with fellow pros, have a drink on us and swap ideas and challenges. View the full programme.

Sponsored by 3XM Solution

 

Bowens Lounge

 

The Bowens Lounge is exclusively for professional photographers and members of the imaging trade. With your show badge you will gain access to a relaxing lounge where you can take a break from the busy show floor, catch up on some work or have meetings with friends and colleagues. You will also receive a free coffee voucher for the lounge when you get your show badge pack in the post.

If you haven't already book your ticket for The Photography Show 2015 and join us for a great day out!

 

Book Tickets here:

 

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