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.

Social Stage

14 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:00
    How to explode your Instagram growth

    Pro-photographer and co-founder of Mums in Business Association Estelle will share some often overlooked tips on how to grow your Instagram following organically, from the right content to use to ways to increase your engagement.

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  2. 11:30 - 12:00
    What comes first the followers or the paid jobs?

    In a world dominated by social media and appearances, is having a big following essential to 'making it' in the photography world? Chio Fernández discusses finding a balance between social media and photography work.

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  3. 12:30 - 13:00
    How to produce high-grade travel docs for YouTube

    The main pillars of content on YouTube are entertainment and education. In this session, Andy Burgess will share how he finds a balance between both with his visually pleasing YouTube videos, taking you through the whole process, start to finish.

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  4. 13:30 - 14:00
    How to be a successful influencer and content creator – we hear from the experts

    Success does not happen overnight, it takes hard work, consistency and a whole lot of engagement with an audience. Join our eclectic panel, as they share what it takes to be a success in this exciting but competitive world of influencer marketing.

  5. 14:30 - 15:00
    Growing a community of 1 million

    Craig Reilly will share the importance of engagement and how Street Photography International grew an Instagram community of over 1 million followers, giving street photographers a platform for their images to be seen across the globe.

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  6. 15:30 - 16:00
    Taking perfect photos for instagram - a social media photography toolkit

    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!

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15 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 23:00
    Showcasing your work on social

    Jack balances his time between working with outdoor and tourism brands, and taking stock images. He'll discuss his approach, why he's focused on Instagram as a platform, and how it has become a showcase for his work, enabling brands to discover him.

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  2. 11:30 - 12:00
    15 tips on how to start a food photography business

    Professional food photographers Bea and Donna, will share their tips on how to build confidence and find inspiration when building an online portfolio.

  3. 12:30 - 13:00
    How to be a happier photographer

    In this session Chris Ord explains the importance of being a happy photographer in the creative world, using social media as inspiration and not a stick.

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  4. 13:30 - 14:00
    Using vlogs to build your online community

    Ben Kapur will share his hard-won learnings on creating and sharing vlogs to help engage an online audience, get the most out of YouTube, and use vlogs to complement your other social media activity.

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  5. 14:30 - 15:00
    Basics of business on Instagram

    Join Ron Timehin as he shares insight into transitioning from using Instagram for pleasure to using it for business. He will explain how creating a professional profile, and doing certain things, can gain you work with brands.

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  6. 15:30 - 16:00
    Amplify your social presence by creating a content ecosystem

    Join Eulanda, as she discusses how diversifying your content marketing strategy and focusing on building an engaged community offline is just as important to growing your following and client base.

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16 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:00
    How to start a podcast

    How do you start podcasting on a budget? What equipment do you need? Join Alex as he shares what you need every step of the way to record, edit and submit your podcast for publishing online.

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  2. 11:30 - 12:00
    Coming soon!
    Speakers to be announced
  3. 12:30 - 13:00
    Smash your social coverage: Use your smartphone to build a better social presence

    Your smartphone is more powerful than you realise! In this session, mobile journalist Caroline Scott shows how she creates broadcast-quality video and audio with her mobile device, creating content that gains thousands of views on social media.

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  4. 13:30 - 14:00
    Growing a YouTube following to market your business

    Mandy Dhillon will explain how having a YouTube channel can help to market your business. She will touch upon key features on YouTube which can help you to grow your following.

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  5. 15:30 - 16:00
    Crafting client content with flair

    Scott works with brands the world over, making social content tailored to their specific needs. What does it take to create engaging content that makes clients come back time after time? And what are the keys to attention-grabbing social video?

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17 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:00
    A photographer's guide to Instagram

    Are you a photographer trying to promote your work on social? Join Kaye Ford as she explains how personality and the message you put across is what clients really want to see.

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  2. 11:30 - 12:00
    Sharing a world that I love through social media

    Macro specialist Geraint will explain how he has built a following from simply sharing what he loves, using photographic techniques and Instagram Stories to engage with his audience, and how this has helped boost his career.

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  3. 12:30 - 13:00
    So you want to be a vlogger?

    Jimmy Cheng shares everything you need to know about vlogging, from why we should pick up a camera to the secrets of editing, along with the best equipment to use in order to create engaging visual content.

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  4. 13:30 - 14:00
    Working to a brief and making it outstanding

    Join Ben Maclean as he guides you through social media 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.

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  5. 14:30 - 15:00
    How to grow on Instagram, become a travel photographer and work with brands

    Nick Heinimann gives his insight on why understanding Instagram is so powerful for photographers, how to build a loyal following, and how to engage with brands to develop an additional income stream.

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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