14-17 March 2020 - The NEC, Birmingham

Talks + Demos

To help spark your creativity and improve your skills, for everyone passionate about photography and moving image. Talks + demos are free to attend and don't need to be booked, except Super Stage sessions which you can book via the ticket page.

Shutter Street

14 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:00
    Coming soon!
    Speakers to be announced
  2. 11:30 - 12:00
    Improve your photography in 30 minutes

    Join Alex and Jane from London Photographic as they share key techniques to help fast track your photography learning. Covering technical and creative aspects, they'll also set some mini-challenges so you can take steps towards immediate improvement!

  3. 12:30 - 13:00
    See the streets differently

    Join co-founder of Street Photography International, Craig Reilly as he shows his process of capturing street photos, sharing how he composes his shots by making use of available light and spot metering.

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  4. 13:30 - 14:00
    10 ways to elevate your street photography

    Don't be one of those street photographers who takes random pictures of people doing nothing in particular! Join Brian to demolish your fear of shooting on the streets, and learn techniques to make your images really stand out from the crowd.

  5. 14:30 - 15:00
    Light in the fast lane: Automotive lightpainting for stunning results

    Nigel is an award-winning photographer specialising in automotive advertising images. Here he demos lightpainting a motorcycle to create a stunning commercial image, and someone will win a limited edition print of the bike featured in this session!

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  6. 15:30 - 16:00
    Shooting an international campaign

    Edmond shares the approach he took when he was commissioned to shoot images for the international launch of a lens, explaining his methodology of choosing a range of images, some from assignments and some shot specifically for the campaign.

15 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:00
    E-commerce fashion shoots

    Join Urs Recher as he explains how to achieve high volume, uniform results for e-commerce fashion shoots with just three lights. Save time and money by creating perfectly clean images, first time!

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  2. 11:30 - 12:00
    Street photography is good for you!

    Learn about the mental health benefits of street photography! Then take virtual a walk with Polly Rusyn as she runs through some of her favourite images, delving into her thought process and approach to creating them.

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  3. 12:30 - 13:00
    Faces and places: Better street portraiture on your travels

    Go behind the scenes with travel photographer Jacob James to discover the techniques he uses to create more engaging travel and street portraiture. Covering composition, lighting, gear choices and more.

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  4. 13:30 - 14:00
    Portraits with atmosphere on location – making the most of any location

    In this live shoot Gavin Hoey will take you through how he approaches a location portrait shoot, working with the scene and developing ideas. You’ll discover how to capture AND create atmosphere by mixing ambient light and small, portable flash.

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  5. 14:30 - 15:00
    Great street photography on the fly

    Ross gives the low-down on all things street and will leave you raring to get out there and get creative. He'll talk through the practicalities and his own experiences, as well as appraising some images to help you know what to look for.

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  6. 15:30 - 16:00
    Shoot close to home. Get better pictures.

    Join urban wildlife specilist Matthew as he shares tips on getting great wildlife shots close to home. Learn how photographing urban wildlife can be technically challenging, making the reward of getting great images even better.

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  7. 16:30 - 17:00
    Overcoming the fear!

    Suzanne has stepped beyond her boundaries to approach people and gain access to places she never thought she would. Here she shares her philosophy to travel and documentary photography, and how to overcome the fear to get the photos you want.

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16 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:00
    Urban abstracts

    Steve Gosling loves finding abstract images in towns or cities, constantly looking for photos based on lines, shapes, shadows, patterns, textures and reflections. Learn how to find photogenic subjects in the everyday by looking beyond the obvious.

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  2. 11:30 - 12:00
    What makes a great street image?

    Join Mark to explore what makes a great street image, looking at key techniques like layering, colour and juxtaposition. Discover great locations for street photography, and getting the confidence to get up close to subjects on the street.

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  3. 12:30 - 13:00
    Coming soon!
    Speakers to be announced
  4. 13:30 - 14:00
    Down the garden path - back garden wildlife and nature photography

    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 to shoot different subjects, and how garden photography can help improve your images overall.

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  5. 14:30 - 15:00
    The art of street photography

    In this session, Jeff will discuss his street photography. He will demonstrate what he looks for, how he uses light and composition and how his work blurs the lines between street and pictorial photography

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  6. 15:30 - 16:00
    Panel: Women Who Photo & Film

    Members of our Women Who Photo & Film group share the stage to discuss their experiences of building a profile in photography and moving image. Join them for an honest and open insight on what it takes to be successful, the challenges and triumphs.

    Speakers to be announced
17 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:00
    Real-life street photography for real-world clients

    Hugh will show case studies of two long-term street photography projects for which he's recently been commissioned. As well as explaining his shooting strategy and techniques, he'll cover methods you can use to monetise your street photography work.

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  2. 11:30 - 12:00
    Street food photography - capturing images with atmosphere

    Learn what makes a great food image as Esther live demos techniques to capture the atmosphere of street food. She'll cover isolating using depth of field, creating a narrative with colour and shape, and using ingredients as props to add vibrancy.

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  3. 12:30 - 13:00
    How to capture our beautiful world

    Hear from star music photographer Christie Goodwin as she discusses her own photography journey and the importance of photography in general. She'll explain the visual language she uses and the ins and outs of music photography, ending with a Q&A.

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  4. 13:30 - 14:00
    How to find locations for fashion and portrait photography

    Join Jay McLaughlin for a session filled with tips to assist you when scouting locations for your fashion photo shoots, including what makes the ideal backdrop, finding light after dark, and where you can and can't shoot.

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  5. 14:30 - 15:00
    Off-guard: Taking a candid shot

    Pixie gives tips on getting the best candid shots, the kit she travels with, and how best to approach people for portraits when out and about. She'll also talk through her favourite street shots.

    Speakers to be announced
  6. 15:30 - 16:00
    On assignment with Wiltshire Air Ambulance

    As Wiltshire Air Ambulance celebrates 30 years, Terry spent three days with the pilots and paramedics to get a unique insight into the charity’s work. Here he shares some of these images and gives insight into the challenges he faced obtaining them.

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Stages + Theatres

Here's what to expect from the 2020 show

Stages Sponsored By

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo |

Photo Live

 

 

canon-uk

Canon |

Social Stage

Cewe

CEWE |

Shutter Street

 

 

dji-europe

DJI |

Drone Zone x Action Arena

Sennheiser

Sennheiser |

Video Live