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There's something for everyone at our Spring Shoots virtual event - whether you're just starting out in the world of photography & video or you're a seasoned pro. Most of our gurus will host Q&As throughout their presentations, so you'll have an opportunity to ask them for their expertise. 

Please note that a nominal charge will apply to Super Stage sessions and the Pro Conference.

Keep checking back here as more talks are added!

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    Angela will talk through the key kit to get aspiring video and content creators started.
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    SheClicks
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    Forced to re-align his priorities this year, find out how Andy adapted to embrace nature on his doorstep and take some iconic images of wildlife close to his home.
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    Olympus
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    In this live and interactive session, photographer Gavin Hoey will share his experience of integrating live streaming into his existing business.
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    Magnum photographer, Nanna Heitmann will talk about her previous and ongoing bodies of works that deal with issues of isolation.
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    Tommy Reynolds will show you the different ways you can use fill lighting to take your portraits to the next level.
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    Caroline will talk about the apps and tools needed to shoot and edit quality smartphone content.
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    Jess McGovern will take you through solutions and techniques to protect your mental wellbeing.
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    That Photography Spot
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    Making an immersive 360 video is easier than ever before. Shanil will explain the entire workflow on how to film and edit this format, for the best viewing experience on VR Headsets.
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    He will discuss his body of work, particularly in context of what depictions of animals can most powerfully connect us with them and evoke empathy, thereby leading to possible conservation actions.
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    Elke will look at how to capture sharp and well exposed pet portraits and action shots.
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    How can you capture the best shots in extreme temperatures? How does the gear perform in 100 degrees difference? This talk is both inspiring and practical for photography and nature lovers, adventurers, and dreamers everywhere.
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    Robert Pugh will look at getting it right in-camera; helpful kit and the different effects that can be achieved - and how he uses these tools for weddings.
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    Rankin, one of the world's most renowned celebrity photographers, will talk about his approach to his portrait series focusing on the NHS during lockdown in 2020.
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    Join Dorte, to explore how anyone can create authentic and gorgeous family films, without the need to invest in lots of gear and worry about difficult settings.
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    Nigel will share tips and tricks to help you produce fantastic imagery when you are next in your local forest.
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    Here's how to use who and what you have on those days when no one is available OR a global pandemic has messed with your plans.
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    In this session, Alma will look into the process of self-portrait photography at home using minimum equipment.
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    During this session, you will join professional extreme weather photographer Mike Mezeul II as he discusses how he approaches and documents supercell thunderstorms and how he captures the beauty beyond tornadoes.
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    David will show you some quick and lightweight off-camera lighting setups that can be used anywhere, in studio, or outdoors.
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    A representative from our sponsor, Canon, will open the conference.
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    Canon
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    Fabrizia will tell you how to navigate 2021 to make the most of new opportunities and ensure a sustainable and profitable business.
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    In this talk, Kristina will give 5 tips on creating conceptual portraits, and what she uses to achieve meaningful work.
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    Fujifilm
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    Join Tracy as she uses objects from around the house to create an impactful flat lay - join in and share your creations!
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    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
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    Christie will tell you everything you need to know to get started and become a successful music photographer.
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    Emma will give you an insight on what creative commisioners are looking for and how to get visibility in this crowded market.
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    Mother Bran
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    Emily will discuss how she discovered a love for shooting at sunrise and sunset, chasing the weather, and her connection with the ocean.
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    Fujifilm
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    An opportunity to hear from photography legend, Joel Meyerowitz.
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    Learn how to manage the logistics of a collaborative shoot.
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    Tommy will take you behind the scenes to show you how he has achieved a high level of engagement on his social channels, using a simple ingredient.
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    Learn a different side to moving images in this session, as Ashraful gives you the knowledge and tips to create magical cinemagraphs.
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    Join professional wildlife photographer, Tom Mason in looking at how to make stunning images in your local area and how to make professional images right outside your own back door.
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    Christy, winner of the Open Award at the Sony World Photography Awards in 2019, and featured photographer on the 2021 Lavazza calendar, will talk about her unique style and approach to fine art photography.
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    Following on from her learning how to fly session, Carys will continue the journey to show you how to get the most out of shooting with a drone.
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    During this session, Brooke will take the audience through the aspects of critique that she finds the most helpful.
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    Ben will show you how to challenge yourself and explore your creativity within in order to create thought-provoking images.
    Brought to you by
    Brain's Foto Guides
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    In this session, Faisal will explore the evolution of street photography, its pioneers and how you can go about trying it yourself.
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    In this session, Alex Millichamp or 'Shot by champ' as he goes by online will give away his top tips for creating content on the go.
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    In this session, Bea and Donna will showcase how adding a human touch can enhance your images without taking any focus away from the food.
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    Learn what professional photographers should have in their armoury when pitching to their clients.
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    This session will help with not only the content you should think about including in your pitch.
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    Showcasing Jack's work filming in Britain's many ponds, lakes, rivers and canals, this session takes a unique look at an underwater world you may not know existed.
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    The co-founders of the Real Life Photo Academy will discuss all things documentary family photography.
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    Real Life Photo Academy
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    Leanne, Elise and Frances will talk you through the process and provide advice around the power of collaboration.
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    Unearthed Studios
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    Specialist dance photographer, Maria Falconer works in the theatre, the studio and on location making promotional images for dance companies around the UK.
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    Valda Bailey explains how we are able to paint with our cameras and have enormous scope with regard to interpretation and presenting an impression of what we see - abstract or otherwise.
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    In this talk, Katie will discuss practical techniques to help you overcome imposter syndrome and help you move forward in a creative, confident and less fearful way.
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    Kudosity
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    Michael identifies ten different kinds of shadow in terms of what they offer and how they can be handled.
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    A chance hear from some of our speakers about their personal experiences in photography and film, and also to chat with other pros.
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    Join Elli in this beginners' guide to newborn photography, from equipment to props, she will teach you it all.
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    Taking photos in a church is no easy task. Even the most experienced professionals can run into trouble. This session is aimed at anyone who wants to learn the ins and outs of shooting a wedding ' that is, a Holy Mass that joins two souls together.
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