Talks, demos & masterclasses

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All sessions, including exhibitor talks are included here...

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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21 Sep 2021
  1. Action Arena
    Try out your movement-freezing and motion-capturing techniques on this amazing display of stunts. With breakdancer Rox, parkour specialist Eric, mountain bike tricksters Matty and Matti and basketballer Laszlo, there's plenty of action to keep your cameras busy!
  2. Action Arena
    Try out your movement-freezing and motion-capturing techniques on this amazing display of stunts. With breakdancer Rox, parkour specialist Eric, mountain bike tricksters Matty and Matti and basketballer Laszlo, there's plenty of action to keep your cameras busy!
  3. Action Arena
    Try out your movement-freezing and motion-capturing techniques on this amazing display of stunts. With breakdancer Rox, parkour specialist Eric, mountain bike tricksters Matty and Matti and basketballer Laszlo, there's plenty of action to keep your cameras busy!
  4. Action Arena
    Try out your movement-freezing and motion-capturing techniques on this amazing display of stunts. With breakdancer Rox, parkour specialist Eric, mountain bike tricksters Matty and Matti and basketballer Laszlo, there's plenty of action to keep your cameras busy!
21 Sep 2021
  1. Analogue Spotlight, G600
    From new and unusual film stocks to mixed media prints, Holly will show you unusual ways to shoot and process in analogue photography.
  2. Analogue Spotlight, G600
    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.
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    M.S. Hobbies
  3. Analogue Spotlight, G600
    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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  4. Analogue Spotlight, G600
    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.
21 Sep 2021
  1. Behind The Lens Theatre
    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.
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    Amateur Photographer
  2. Behind The Lens Theatre
    Marketing is one of the biggest pain points for wedding photographers! Here, Martin shares his tips for marketing and gives insight into how he delivers 50+ weddings a year, all edited and delivered within three weeks.
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    nphoto
  3. Behind The Lens Theatre
    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
  4. Behind The Lens Theatre
    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.
  5. Behind The Lens Theatre
    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.
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    Vanguard
  6. Behind The Lens Theatre
    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!
21 Sep 2021
  1. BIPP, stand J305
    Advance booking preferred via phone or email: 01772 367 968, admin@bipp.com
  2. BIPP, stand J305
    Advance booking preferred via phone or email: 01772 367 968, admin@bipp.com
21 Sep 2021
  1. Canon Bitesize
  2. Canon Bitesize
  3. Canon Bitesize
    This 30-minute talk will explore the power of creative education and positive visual storytelling with Canon Ambassador Clive Booth and Canon YPP student Zainab Kabia.
  4. Canon Bitesize
  5. Canon Bitesize
    Go a step further in your photo experience by printing your own images, listen to the secrets behind a great printed picture with imagePROGRAF PRO Series.
  6. Canon Bitesize
21 Sep 2021
  1. Canon Spotlight
  2. Canon Spotlight
  3. Canon Spotlight
  4. Canon Spotlight
    Professional seascapes photographer, Rachael Talibart, tells the story of her Sirens portfolio, photographs of storm waves named after mythological beings.
  5. Canon Spotlight
  6. Canon Spotlight
  7. Canon Spotlight
    Hosted by Canon Ambassador Clive Booth, this is an open discussion section where audience members can ask their questions to some of today’s Canon speakers.
21 Sep 2021
  1. Click Props, Stand C700
  2. Click Props, Stand C700
  3. Click Props, Stand C700
  4. Click Props, Stand C700
  5. Click Props, Stand C700
21 Sep 2021
  1. Editing & Post-Production suite
    Learn about the essential computer gear and techniques for preparing your photos to make high quality digital prints.
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  2. Editing & Post-Production suite
    Imagine being able to start, finish or continue a photo composite on your iPad. Tony will show you whats different and get you started with ease.
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  3. Editing & Post-Production suite
    Explore the premise of statistical stacking, and how you can use it to reduce noise, remove objects, tackle difficult dynamic range and simulate long exposure photography.
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  4. Editing & Post-Production suite
    Using Lightroom and Photoshop as a combined imaging power house along with his Wacom Intuos Pro, re-touching expert David will look in detail and explain how to improve your post production to create even more beautiful images.
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  5. Editing & Post-Production suite
    Join Ian Sayers and learn how to take videos from digital devices into Premiere Pro to create impressive video content with ease.
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  6. Editing & Post-Production suite
    You may well be surprised at how many of your Photoshop skills translate into After Effects. In this session, Tony Harmer will show you how and get you started on your motion journey!
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  7. Editing & Post-Production suite
    Andy Burgess will share how he constructed a YouTube documentary together, looking at emphasising storytelling within the edit, and how you can take advantage of post production to bring your video to life.
20 Sep 2021
  1. Epson, stand D500
    Free 1-to-1 Printing Consultations - Book your space for a personal chat with Nat Coalson ARPS – photographic artist, master digital printer and Epson Ambassador.
21 Sep 2021
  1. Epson, stand D500
    Free 1-to-1 Printing Consultations - Book your space for a personal chat with Nat Coalson ARPS – photographic artist, master digital printer and Epson Ambassador. 
21 Sep 2021
  1. Fotospeed, stand D600
  2. Fotospeed, stand D600
    A look at British wildlife from our coastlines, rivers and lakes
  3. Fotospeed, stand D600
  4. Fotospeed, stand D600
21 Sep 2021
  1. Interfit Studio, stand G302
    Have a go in the Interfit studio: Bring your camera, plug it in and takeover our studio!
  2. Interfit Studio, stand G302
  3. Interfit Studio, stand G302
    Have a go in the Interfit studio: Bring your camera, plug it in and takeover our studio!
21 Sep 2021
  1. Nikon School Stage, stand B600
    Introduction to today's events on the Nikon School Stage.
  2. Nikon School Stage, stand B600
    A masterclass by fine art nature photographer Harry Skeggs, unveiling the best lessons learnt from his time in the wild and ways to elevate your wildlife photography to fine art status.
  3. Nikon School Stage, stand B600
    Gurvir will discuss the process of creating his images, the stories behind them and tips to improve your wedding photography.
  4. Nikon School Stage, stand B600
    Nikon School and Beyond Content will discuss techniques for creating outstanding video content with Z series cameras.
  5. Nikon School Stage, stand B600
    Tianna will be hosting a Q&A with Neil from Nikon School to discuss maternity portraits and the skills and kit needed to produce great images.
  6. Nikon School Stage, stand B600
    Neil will be covering camera settings, composition ideas and tips and techniques used to shoot and create dramatic landscape images.
  7. Nikon School Stage, stand B600
    Nikon School will be hosting a tips and techniques session to help you get the best from your Nikon gear.
  8. Nikon School Stage, stand B600
    Ricci will talk through his recent images of British wildlife. Going into detail about everything the camera doesn't capture. '
21 Sep 2021
  1. Olympus, stand L500
  2. Olympus, stand L500
21 Sep 2021
  1. Photo Live
    James Ritson welcomes you to the Photo Live Stage and explores how easy it is to transfer projects from Affinity Photo over to Affinity Publisher, great for designing portfolios, prototyping web layouts and print-based workflows in this 15-minute post-production session.
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  2. Photo Live
    Shooting with over the top styling can add a real highlight to any photographer's portfolio. In this session, El will share her approach to capturing alternative, creative portraits that tell a story from lighting to colour theory.
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  3. Photo Live
    Join multi-award winning photographer Jessica McGovern as she demonstrates, on stage with live animals, how to construct an image that wows and carries impact.
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    That Tog Spot
  4. Photo Live
    Join Dave Clayton, one half of the He Shoots, He Draws podcast team for this live episode of the show with photographer Dan Rubin. 
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  5. Photo Live
    Gurvir will show you how he creates stunning wedding portraiture using nothing but LED lights. He will share his approach for posing subjects in limited time and demonstrate various lighting techniques that can be created in studio and on location.
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  6. Photo Live
    How do you capture the features of a vehicle whilst ensuring its personality is highlighted? Automotive photographer Michelle will demonstrate live how she does just that, focusing on lighting and expert technique to make a vehicle look desirable
21 Sep 2021
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
    Brought to you by
    The Design Space
  3. 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.
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    Intellectual Property Office
  4. 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.
21 Sep 2021
  1. Shutter Street
    Join Dan, as he showcases how he helped a boutique fashion start-up capture every photo needed for their sell-out online launch (all in a single day), using only an iPhone, moment lenses and lots of detailed planning.
  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Shutter Street
    How can you give your creative photo projects the best exposure, and which platforms is it best to use? Rebecca Burns from Redeye runs through the the pros and cons of social media, other virtual platforms, festivals, exhibitions and zines.
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21 Sep 2021
  1. Sony, stand E600
21 Sep 2021
  1. 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.

21 Sep 2021
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  4. 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.
  5. The Studio, Hall 3
    Editing is one of the only parts of the filmmaking process we have total control over. Wedding filmmaker Mick will run through different approaches and techniques you can use to put your stamp on your films and craft edits to engage and move.
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  6. The Studio, Hall 3
    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.
21 Sep 2021
  1. Video Live
    One of the major challenges of filming a wedding is setting up multiple cameras and audio equipment for the ceremony. Join wedding pro Emma Wilson as she shows us just that, explaining the choices she makes and how they impact her final product.
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  2. Video Live
    What do you really need to know to get started in video? Here, Digital Camera World writer Hannah Rooke will dive into her tips for the essential kit and basic techniques you will need to start your filming journey.
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  3. Video Live
    Don't leave your kit sitting in a bag when you're not shooting. From social audio to podcasts and professional webcams, Rick will show you how to re-purpose what you have, boost your profile and maximise your investments.
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  4. Video Live
    Steve & Nick make content for clients who come back time after time, from tourism boards to Jaguar. Discover their approach to varied shoots and the techniques they choose to tell the story, using pace and narrative to draw the viewer in.
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  5. Video Live
    Fashion film is growing, with the ever-rising demand for social content - whether that's product placement, docu-style profiles or video look-books. Jon will give you his insights to help you step into or further yourself within this industry.
21 Sep 2021
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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   

  4. 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.

Get a taste of what to expect...

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