Talks, demos & masterclasses

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Keep checking back for further announcements - there's loads more to come!

There's something for everyone to learn and be inspired at our events - whether you're just starting out in the world of photography and video or you're a seasoned pro. Speakers will host Q&As throughout their presentations, so you'll have an opportunity to ask them for their expertise. 

Please note that tickets must be purchased for the Super Stage and Masterclasses. Everything else is included in your entry ticket unless otherwise stated.

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Analogue Spotlight
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Here, Paul McKay will discuss the recent resurgent interest in film and delve into how you can expand your creative options and develop by adding analogue to your photographic practice.
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    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    From documenting rewilding initiatives in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, to repeated Winter excursions to the Fells of the English Lake District, Nicholas will talk through a selection of his work and delve into the reasons why 5x4 is still his camera of choice
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Join James in this tell-all session, as he explains the fundamental components that make a black and white film developer. Also, learn what 510 Pyro is and what is so revolutionary about it!
    Brought to you by
    Zone Imaging Lab
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    In this session, Jo will teach you how successful creative photography can be produced with more than just digital cameras. She will take a look at the changing perceptions of cameraless photography over the years.
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Here, Alex will delve into her project known as Breadth - Spanning the spectrum - an extremely personal project - which showcases autistic individuals' unique, intimate stories and perspectives all through an analogue lens.
Behind The Lens
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Donna and Bea discuss the questions they are frequently asked about food photography, from "how do I find clients?" to "am I the only one who struggles with imposter syndrome?" and, the most-asked question...."is your food real?"
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Rory delves into the business of portraiture, from getting subjects to relax, to lighting and backgrounds away from the studio. He also discusses paper choice, print technique at home versus print studios, and how to market and sell your prints.
    Brought to you by
    Hahnemuehle
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Fine art photography is more accessible than you think! Simon breaks down the barriers, introducing the key elements and demonstrating how to make your images unique and memorable using fine art principles, whatever subjects you shoot.
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Sarah takes a lighthearted look at how her photography has made sense of her world, as a dyslexic female photographer. She'll also examine the importance of finding your own way of photographing the world, and developing an individual style.
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Discover a different perspective on wildlife photography, as FUJIFILM X-Photographer Alan seeks to capture wildlife with more context - including the subject's relationship with its wider habitat to tell a story.
    Brought to you by
    Fujifilm
Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    • Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Here, Laurence will explain the importance of the exposure triangle and how the three key photography controls of aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together to create an image
    Brought to you by
    Vanguard
    • Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    In this jargon busting session, Angela Nicholson runs through the essential kit for beginners, from the types of cameras and lenses available today, their advantages and what you might use for what.
    Brought to you by
    SheClicks
    • Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Chris Ord shares an introduction to flash and showcases setups for multiple use and easy-to-use techniques that you can use today.
    • Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Here, Jane will take you through the basic techniques of editing, focusing on Adobe Photoshop, that every budding photographer needs to know - using simple techniques to achieve great results.
Shutter Street
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Why do we panic shoot or copy someone else’s work? Why does your mind go blank? Photography trainer, Lisa will give you an insight into the science behind creativity and explore ways to unblock to be your true creative self.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Looking to get into street photography but don't know where to start? Multi award-winning pro Jeff Ascough will show you how to take great shots using just your iPhone and demonstrate how to develop the images using apps and software.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    How do you get great garden shots, whatever the weather? Andrea Jones - one of the world's foremost garden photographers - shares her tried-and-tested techniques, alongside anecdotes from her 20+ years of capturing gardens around the globe.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Brian Lloyd Duckett introduces ten practical ways to take your street photography to a new level, giving you simple-to-follow advice you can immediately put into practice.
    Brought to you by
    Fujifilm
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Learn how to find and hone your photographic vision, and how to play to the strengths you uncover. Alan and Walter will discuss how they both came to specialise in black and white street photography, albeit with different approaches.
    Brought to you by
    Street Photography International
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Learn how to apply techniques of exploration, abstraction and minimalism whilst working with light and shadow to transform everyday paper into beautiful abstract to showcase its natural texture, colour and form.
    Brought to you by
    London Photographic
Super Stage
    • Super Stage
    A unique opportunity to hear from one of the forerunners of British photography, Mark Power, for a fascinating insight into two projects separated by 16 years, both inspired by imaginary landscapes.
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    • Super Stage
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    ​Charlie Phillips is one of the most important photographers to have documented British society in the 60s and 70s, but until recently, one of the least well-known. His career bloomed in Italy, where he lived the paparazzi life in Rome, gained commissions from the likes of Vogue and Life, and put on solo exhibitions. All the while, he documented London's streets too - from famous faces to the everyday life of his community. Home for good in 1974, Charlie's Italian success went unmatched. Continually fobbed off and questioned, he hung up his camera, his work largely forgotten for decades. Join Charlie to hear the amazing story of his photography journey, and what he makes of being 're-discovered'.
    • Super Stage
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Join us for an exclusive screening of the award-winning Picture Stories documentary, followed by a Q&A with director Rob West, and two of the film's contributing photographers, Charlie Phillips and Peter Dench.
     
The Studio
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    From recording dialogue to soundscapes, Rick will take you through various ways to get incredible sound, from portable recorders to on-camera mics. You'll learn what to use when, as well as some handy tips and tricks on getting perfect sound with the perfect shot.
    • The Studio
    We all need to boost our creativity from time-to-time! But how? In this session, Meg will discuss tools and techniques to help you maintain inspiration and create your own passion projects, showing how this can lead to more work.
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    From concerts to weddings, live streaming has never been more in demand. Luckily it's also become super accessible for viewers and content creators alike. Here, Gavin shares some of the tools and skills he's developed to go live almost anywhere.
    Brought to you by
    Olympus
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    A crash course in getting pro sound for videos, covering what kit you REALLY need, how to set it up, and tips for getting great results by yourself. Tom will demystify sound in a clear, jargon-free way, leaving you raring to press that red button.
    Brought to you by
    RODE
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Chad Gordon Higgins also known as 'Mr Timelapse' will take you on a journey of his last ten years working in a niche subject of timelapse, diving into the basics and how to progress your skills to remain relevant in an ever-changing industry.
Turning Pro Masterclass
    • Turning Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Pro portrait photographer Saraya Cortaville shares the essentials to turning your creative passion into a fulfilling and profitable business.
    Brought to you by

    Fujifilm

    • Turning Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    From events to editorial, boudoir to babies, maternity to music and corporate to commercial, photography as a career can take many forms. In this session, UKBFTOG's Denise Maxwell will share success stories, frank experiences and advice for creating your own successful business.
    Brought to you by

    UKBFTOG

    • Turning Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Fabrizia discusses what skills and gear you need, where to invest your time and money, and how to use your "love projects" to grow and market your business.
    • Turning Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    You've got the skills to take great photos, but now its time to turn those skills into a business. Here, Tom will show you a number of actionable ways to start as a business that will thrive and survive for financial longevity.
Video Beginners' Masterclass
    • Video Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Whether you're looking to start filming or transitioning from photo to video, Rick will take you through the basics of getting started in video, from initial planning to simple techniques of filming
    Brought to you by
    Satureyes Media
    • Video Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Dive into the exciting world of video with video journalist and trainer, Caroline Scott, and learn how to engage audiences and tell stories in 2021. You'll hear her top tips and tricks for shooting, editing and gathering material on the go, so you can get started straight away!
    • Video Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    In this session, Emily will show you the basics techniques for editing video footage and what to consider to get great results even if you're just starting out.
    • Video Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Jimmy explains the importance of video and the basic kit you will need to get you started on your video journey - from camera bases to lens choices for all budgets.
    Brought to you by
    Olympus
Analogue Spotlight
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    From cyanotype to lumen prints, Edd can create a moving image from pretty much anything. In this session, he will take you through these printing techniques and how he created an entirely cyanotype music video from printing 24 frames a second - all by hand!
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    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Marina will share what characteristics and mindset you will need to build greater confidence as a photographer and how this can connect your inner passion in analogue photography.
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    There is no wrong choice when it comes to choosing a film but with 11 ILFORD and Kentmere black and white films on offer, have you ever wondered which is the right choice for you? Join Matt from ILFORD as he takes you through them.
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    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Learn how to get the best out of small negatives: 110, Disc, Minox and APS. From processing and scanning to cameras and accessories, Paul from MS Hobbies will take you through it all.
    Brought to you by
    M.S. Hobbies
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Is an ecological future for photography possible? In this session, Hannah and Edd will discuss their view of a sustainable photographic future, explaining their motivations and innovations - such as the world's first darkroom garden.
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Behind The Lens
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Finding a story within an image is that special element that is so important in fine art photography. Jane describes how to look for elements to create narrative, and post processing to allow that narrative to be read with ease.
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Elevate your photography to fine art! In this session you will learn what it takes to produce photographic inkjet prints of the highest quality and archival standards
    Brought to you by
    Epson
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Join Karl as he discusses why composition is so important and explains the methods he uses to give images impact and mood. From geometry and rhthym to light and tone, get ready to be inspired by gaining a deeper understanding of imagery.
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Julian will encourage you to look beyond the norms to the wild and untamed, sharing his experiences of photographing the landscapes of Mongolia. Discover approaches for photographing different cultures, people, and capturing vast panoramas.
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Wildlife can be an extremely rewarding form of photography, but it's not without its challenges! Here, Tesni will highlight the stumbling blocks you'll encounter in wildlife photography, whilst showing what can be achieved with perseverance and time.
    Brought to you by
    Olympus
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Laurence Norah will share his end to end workflow, walking you through what's required to get started and successfully become a landscape photographer.
    Brought to you by
    Vanguard
Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    • Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Here, Laurence will explain the importance of the exposure triangle and how the three key photography controls of aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together to create an image
    Brought to you by
    Vanguard
    • Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    In this jargon busting session, Angela Nicholson runs through the essential kit for beginners, from the types of cameras and lenses available today, their advantages and what you might use for what.
    Brought to you by
    SheClicks
    • Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Chris Ord shares an introduction to flash and showcases setups for multiple use and easy-to-use techniques that you can use today.
    • Photography Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Here, Jane will take you through the basic photoshop skills that every budding photographer needs to know, using simple techniques to achieve great results.
Shutter Street
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Victoria Hillman shares tips on making your garden wildlife and photography friendly ready for you to get out there with your camera, the best ways and to shoot different subjects, and how garden photography can help improve your images overall.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Join Jo as she explains the power of a 365 day photo project, and how taking a photo every day for a year can help you grow as a photographer through the act of repetition.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Renowned photojournalist, Peter Dench, explains how he powered up his flash and went on the hunt for photo-stories to save his career during the pandemic.
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    Amateur Photographer
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Discover how to capture unique images of the faces and places that we encounter on our journeys. Covering the technical shooting process to the best gear to use, Ron will share his process for cityscape and street photography with essence.
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    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Minimalist photography provides the widest opportunities of subject matter in any photographic discipline. Learn how to create powerful images irrespective of your subject that sell.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Much of Rebecca's work involves crafting images of influencers. Here she uncovers the secrets to perfect Instagram shots, including techniques and tools, her favourite editing apps and kit, her go-to locations and why pizza is always a top prop!
Super Stage
    • Super Stage
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Though famed for his celebrity and fashion portraiture, Rankin is never one to stand still, continually instigating and participating in different creative projects. In this session, he'll discuss everything from his recent work on TV's Great British Photography Challenge and his powerful portrait series focusing on the NHS, to his love of filmmaking and his new @florabyrankin project supporting The Care Workers' Charity. Join us as Rankin explores his motivations and approaches, how he weaves everything together, and why he enjoys having so many different elements to his work.
    • Super Stage
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Magnum Photos president Olivia Arthur has been a documentary photographer for nearly 20 years, and is renowned for her projects examining people and cultural identities. In this session, Olivia will talk through the different approaches she takes to her work, explaining how and why they vary each time. She'll delve into projects such as Jeddah Diary, Stranger, and her portraits from Mumbai, as well as her recent fascinating work exploring human bodies and their intersection with, and transformation through, technology.
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The Studio
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Join award-winning filmmaker Daniel Peters as he shares his process of creating a feature film in 7 days with limited crew and budget, delving into the fundamentals such as kit, budgets and his process of storytelling.
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    From concerts to weddings, live streaming has never been more in demand. Luckily it's also become super accessible for viewers and content creators alike. Here, Gavin shares some of the tools and skills he's developed to go live almost anywhere.
    Brought to you by
    Olympus
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Learn how to make simple transitions from family photography to family film and explore which customers you can have the biggest impact on.
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    A crash course in getting pro sound for videos, covering what kit you REALLY need, how to set it up, and tips for getting great results by yourself. Tom will demystify sound in a clear, jargon-free way, leaving you raring to press that red button.
    Brought to you by
    RODE
Turning Pro Masterclass
    • Turning Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Pro portrait photographer Saraya Cortaville shares the essentials to turning your creative passion into a fulfilling and profitable business.
    Brought to you by

    Fujifilm

    • Turning Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    From events to editorial, boudoir to babies, maternity to music and corporate to commercial, photography as a career can take many forms. In this session, UKBFTOG's Tori 'Lens' Taiwo will share success stories, frank experiences and advice for creating your own successful business.
    Brought to you by

    UKBFTOG

    • Turning Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Fabrizia discusses what skills and gear you need, where to invest your time and money, and how to use your "love projects" to grow and market your business.
    • Turning Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    You've got the skills to take great photos, but now its time to turn those skills into a business. Here, Tom will show you a number of actionable ways to start as a business that will thrive and survive for financial longevity.
Video Beginners' Masterclass
    • Video Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Whether you're looking to start filming or transitioning from photo to video, Rick will take you through the basics of getting started in video, from initial planning to simple techniques of filming
    Brought to you by
    Satureyes Media
    • Video Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Dive into the exciting world of video with video journalist and trainer, Caroline Scott, and learn how to engage audiences and tell stories in 2021. You'll hear her top tips and tricks for shooting, editing and gathering material on the go, so you can get started straight away!
    • Video Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    In this session, Emily will show you the basics techniques for editing video footage and what to consider to get great results even if you're just starting out.
    • Video Beginners' Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Jimmy explains the importance of video and the basic kit you will need to get you started on your video journey - from camera bases to lens choices for all budgets.
    Brought to you by
    Olympus
Analogue Spotlight
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Here, Pierro will share technical tips on how to keep film photography alive from how to regularly check and look after your gear to quick fixes for any damage. He will also delve into the best kit to get you started on your analogue journey.
    Brought to you by
    PPP Cameras
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    In this session, Tim Goldsmith will show you endless possibilities for creativity, using analogue lenses on modern cameras to create a totally different look and feel for your images. Tim will show you how to get started and what results you can achieve from combining the old with the new.
    Brought to you by
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    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Join James in this tell-all session, as he explains the fundamental components that make a black and white film developer. Also, learn what 510 Pyro is and what is so revolutionary about it!
    Brought to you by
    Zone Imaging Lab
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    There is no wrong choice when it comes to choosing a film but with 11 ILFORD and Kentmere black and white films on offer, have you ever wondered which is the right choice for you? Join Michelle from ILFORD as she takes you through them.
    Brought to you by
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Behind The Lens
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Macro photography is a rewarding and fascinating genre, though there are a few challenges to overcome when first starting out! Discover the fundamentals of macro with Geraint, including kit, settings, composition, light, and fieldcraft.
    Brought to you by
    Olympus
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    What makes a great monochrome photograph? Nigel examines the image making process from conceptual thought, capture in-camera and the completed image in post processing.
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    Creative Photography Experience
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    We've got used to 'zoom' glimpsing the real lives of clients, co-workers and celebs - even more reason documentary family photography is growing. The founders of Made for Documentary discuss this style and why real has become the new perfect.
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Mike demonstrates that being a great photographer is within reach for everyone. He'll share tips to help you build a beautiful body of professional-level photos using just the phone in your pocket, or your camera if you prefer!
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Discover the therapeutic, transformational power of photography, as Kathryn shares her story. She'll offer an alternative perspective on using photography in your life, and discuss using creativity to dig deep, connect and improve your world.
Photography Pro Masterclass
    • Photography Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Self-taught photographer, Ben Moore explains how he has survived and thrived in an ever-changing industry as well as offering best practices on diversification and maximising your presence online - from clubhouse to NFTs, he will explain it all.
    • Photography Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Are you a photographer trying to promote your work on social? Join Kaye Ford as she shares key tips for success on Instagram and TikTok, and how personality and the message you put across is what clients really want to see.
    • Photography Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    In this session, the Intellectual Property Office will take you through all the different types of intellectual property, looking closely at how copyright can be used to protect your creative work.
    Brought to you by
    Intellectual Property Office
    • Photography Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Paul Wilkinson will share in-person sales techniques that are easy to implement, helping you to maximise the value of each session without any of the hard sales techniques so often talked about (and disliked) by photographers.
    Brought to you by
    Graphistudio
Shutter Street
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Alex will share his experiences of living with mental health issues and how street photography has had a positive impact on him. He'll cover the technical aspects, his approach, and discuss how he uses it to incorporate mindfulness into his life.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Confined to the city during lockdown, Verity has come to see it differently, going beyond her usual compositions to get a deeper understanding of her surroundings, whether they’re architectural, or a little bit of ‘rural in the city’.
    Brought to you by
    Amateur Photographer
    • Shutter Street
    Marc's work has a distinctive style, incorporating city architecture into many of his wedding images. He'll discuss his approach, going from hobbyist to full-time pro, settling on your style, and what can happen when you commit yourself 100% to you.
    Brought to you by
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    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Conquer your fears and learn how to become a confident street photographer. Follow Brian's tips to make an immediate difference to how you approach the streets.
    Brought to you by
    Fujifilm
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Join Ben Moore as he shows his methods for capturing architecture and street images, sharing his thought process and approach to creating them.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Fabrizia will take you through the most important things to be aware of and work on when photography is your profession. She will teach you how to channel your fear of sales as an energy to build your business and master four figure sales.
Super Stage
    • Super Stage
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Though famed for his celebrity and fashion portraiture, Rankin is never one to stand still, continually instigating and participating in different creative projects. In this session, he'll discuss everything from his recent work on TV's Great British Photography Challenge and his powerful portrait series focusing on the NHS, to his love of filmmaking and his new @florabyrankin project supporting The Care Workers' Charity. Join us as Rankin explores his motivations and approaches, how he weaves everything together, and why he enjoys having so many different elements to his work.
The Studio
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Having experienced the transition from stills to moving image first hand, Jimmy explains the importance of videos in 2021 and beyond, plus what photographers should be aware of when making videos, from a technical standpoint and visual creativity.
    Brought to you by
    Olympus
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Find out why sound is as valuable as visuals in your video content, as Carys discusses equipment and shares techniques for great audio that can be used with action cameras, drones and ground cameras.
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    In this session, Imran discusses how you can harness the power of storytelling through smartphone video to meet your goals, open up new opportunities and win new business.
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Join Emma and Rick as they delve into Emma's unconventional filming style for wedding videos, sharing clips and tips on how to convey stories about people who just happen to be getting married.
    Brought to you by

    Satureyes Media    

    Evolve 

    Story of Your Day

    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    In this session, Calvin will delve into the fashion filmmaking process and show you how to tell engaging stories with garments through moving image with the equipment you already have.
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Here, awarding-winning content creator Eulanda from Hey! Dip Your Toes In will share everything she knows about producing engaging social content that will get seen, and how you can take advantage of social platforms prioritising video.
Video Pro Masterclass
    • Video Pro Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    If the last year has taught us anything, it's taught us that we need to innovate and inspire ourselves to stay afloat. Rick will describe how he used his existing skills and taught himself new ones to keep busy and active as well as bringing in some income.
    Brought to you by
    Satureyes Media
    • Video Pro Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Join Ben Maclean as he guides you through campaign briefs and what it takes to deliver outstanding results. He will explain everything you need to know to exceed a brief, from location scouting to nailing the final edit.
    • Video Pro Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    In this session, award winning content creator, Eulanda Osagiede will show you how to leverage your skillset and monetise your work through brand partnerships.
    • Video Pro Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    It is a great era for photographers to make the transition into video. In this session, Calvin will show you how to create quality video content with the DSLR you already have to add additional value to your business.
Analogue Spotlight
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Here, Paul McKay will discuss the recent resurgent interest in film and delve into how you can expand your creative options and develop by adding analogue to your photographic practice.
    Brought to you by
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    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    From new and unusual film stocks to mixed media prints, Holly will show you unusual ways to shoot and process in analogue photography.
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Learn how to produce extreme time exposures, capturing the sun's path across the sky with Solarcan.
    Brought to you by
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    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Learn how to get the best out of small negatives: 110, Disc, Minox and APS. From processing and scanning to cameras and accessories, Paul from MS Hobbies will take you through it all.
    Brought to you by
    M.S. Hobbies
    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    Whether you are a novice, expert or only shoot digital, Nikki and Tonicha from Grain Gurls will inspire you on how to get started in analogue. In this talk, they will show you a beginning to end journey of how to take a photograph on a film camera, showing that you don't need top spec kit to get involved - it really is accessible for everyone!
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    • Analogue Spotlight
    Analogue Spotlight
    In this session, creative Dan Rubin explores how to embrace film and digital in a single workflow, the economics of being a modern film photographer, and how to approach analogue and digital as a cooperative set of creative tools.
Behind The Lens
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Tracy will give tips for avoiding the common pitfalls of this type of photography, as well as giving practical and inspirational advice and examining some of the best, award-winning close-up, macro and micro images.
    Brought to you by
    Amateur Photographer
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Marketing is one of the biggest pain points for wedding photographers! Here, Martin he shares his tips for marketing and gives insight into how he delivers 50+ weddings a year, all edited and delivered within three weeks.
    Brought to you by
    nphoto
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Night time photography magically transforms ordinary subjects into extraordinary. Mark will show you how to capture mesmerising star trails, moon shots with a difference and more, giving you a number of projects to try at home.
    Brought to you by
    Olympus
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    How do you fill your social media with personality and build an audience who love what you do? Hannah guides you through how to curate your feed, find your voice, plan your content and set boundaries to make sure it doesn't take over your life.
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Wounded in Afghanistan in 2007, Chris was left registered blind. Rather than give up, he started from scratch and discovered landscape photography. Hear his story, and see how he turned a disability into a passion.
    Brought to you by
    Vanguard
    • Behind The Lens
    Hall 3
    Specialist Maria works around the UK making promo images for dance companies. But for her personal work, she becomes the performer. From the professional to the personal, Maria will take you on a photographic journey that will surprise and intrigue!
Photography Pro Masterclass
    • Photography Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to photography, Paul Hill will show that by being different and offering a unique vision, you will never be short of work whether you work in editorial, education or fine art.
    • Photography Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    In this session, Melissa will show you exactly how to create your own automated marketing machine, with your website at the heart of it, from email list building to creating simple Facebook and Instagram ads funnel. Learn how to use your website to generate new leads on autopilot.
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    The Design Space
    • Photography Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Tommy believes in the importance of personal projects. Here, he'll describe how to use it to find paid work and collaborate with brands - earning money while working wonders for your social media. Find out how to pitch, what to say, and what NOT to say!
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    PiXAPRO
    • Photography Pro Masterclass
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2
    Photography trainer, Michelle will look at the beliefs and fears that hold creatives back from building successful businesses, discussing ways to overcome limiting habits and grow to boost your business.
Shutter Street
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    ​From Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, to Ed Sheeran and Paul McCartney - Christie Goodwin has photographed some of the most recognisable faces on the planet. Discover the techniques Christie uses to tell a whole story in a single, impactful shot.
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    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    As photographers, we hold a tool for expression, growth and wellbeing in our hands, but often overlook the process in favour of the end product. Here, Rehmat explores new ways to connect with our cameras to harness photography as a mindfulness tool.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Alex discusses his experiences of transitioning from street to pro documentary wedding photographer. Exploring his approach to storytelling, he'll delve into the key moments of a wedding, share images and stories, and talk through his kit.
    • Shutter Street
    Shutter Street
    Sean will dive into his stories of working on advertising shoots around the world. Explore the realms from scouting locations and planning shoots, to how to light interior and exterior spaces for the perfect final image.
    • Shutter Street
    Hall 3
    The Drone Lass' Carys used some of her time over the past 18 months to experiment and perfect the process of lightpainting with drones. Here she takes you through the prep, set-up and post-production, and the mistakes she made so you don't have to!
Super Stage
    • Super Stage
    Masterclass Theatre, Hall 2

    Brooke is a conceptual fine art photographer specialising in self-portraiture. Her stunning images are rich in storytelling, with a desire to show others a part of themselves. Walk through her process to see how anyone can begin creating groundbreaking work that positively influences others.

The Studio
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Andy Burgess will share how creating a YouTube channel can allow you to develop multiple skills as a filmmaker, showing you how to balance various roles that you take on and the most important thing to focus on when working independently.
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Looking to expand your offering by bringing video into your stills business? Sanjay did just that, broadening his range of services to offer a one-stop shop. Find out what you'll need to consider, and how to integrate these elements together.
    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    Emma Wilson delves into the art of storytelling in moving image. She'll discuss using sound design to drive your story, the language of film and rules of syntax, filming and editing tips, as well as exploring why storytelling is so important.
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    Evolve

    SOYD

    • The Studio
    The Studio, Hall 3
    How do you make a successful documentary film with low or no budget? Here, Rehmat Rayatt - creator of award-winning feature documentary, Toxification - will share insights on everything from production to crowdfunding and mainstream media coverage.
    • The Studio
    Ashleigh Jadee will dive into her workflow of a director, sharing tips and tricks of planning processes and the key to working your way up.
Video Pro Masterclass
    • Video Pro Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    In this session, you'll learn about the different ways to fund your film, the benefits and drawbacks of film festivals as well as Rehmat's method for creating and implementing a social media strategy that works for you.
    • Video Pro Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Director Ashleigh Jadee will take you through the key elements of creating a personal brand and how you can market yourself effectively as a videographer and creative.
    • Video Pro Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    Emma discusses the tricky issue of what to charge, whether you're in weddings, corporate or commercial filmmaking. She'll cover what factors to consider when determining your price range, as well as how to communicate that effectively to clients.
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    Story of Your Day 

    Evolve   

    • Video Pro Masterclass
    Toute Suite
    In this session Jon Edwards will not only discuss key aspects to branded film, but also touch upon securing clients, agencies, equipment needed and working with big brands.

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