Speaker line-up

This year's speaker line-up included photographers and filmmakers; best in their field. Specialising in everything from social engagement to photography business, long exposure to macro, they shared their expertise with visitors throughout the four days.

Matt Hardy

I am a Dorset based self-taught photographer offering a wide range of photographic services from celebrity and commercial events & much more

I am now in my 6th year of my photographic journey.

My most recent shoots have seen working abroad with some of the biggest sporting names, including Lionel Messi and many many more!

I am obsessed with everything in the world of cameras and photography, It started out as a hobby which rapidly grew into a business.  I used to have a part-time job at the 5* Hotel in the New Forest who in time appointed me as the hotel photographer. Standards are extremely high and at an incredibly professional level. I have now adopted these standards for myself and my work.

I currently work for a sporting memorabilia company as their Digital Content Producer and in-house photographer. The job offers me some incredible opportunities flying out to some stunning locations and working alongside the biggest sporting names. I have photographed the likes of Lionel Messi, Anthony Joshua, Eric Cantona, Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and many more, not forgetting the legends such as Sir Geoff Hurst and Sir Bobby Charlton the list goes on! I have also worked on previous shoots with celebrity chef James Martin.

I have covered over 50 weddings, not only my own but also assisting some well-established wedding photographers who have been kind enough to share their experience with me.

I now utilize social media to showcase my work to over 50,000 followers across my varied social media platforms. This has been a key way in sharing my work with people from all over the world, I would never have thought it would have blown up this much online for me and enjoy reading all the positive feedback on my images


  • 17 Mar 2019
    13:00 - 13:45

    Shooting for Social