The Photography Show 2017

 

What was on at the 2017 show?

The Photography Show was once again a destination for all image creators. 

Photographers at the beginning of their photography journey as well as those looking to take the next step in their career flocked to the NEC where they enjoyed an extensive programme of seminars and demo sessions (focusing on both stills and video) to inspire and inform.

New techniques, creative ideas, practical advice and tips and tricks - the choice was endless!

Masterclasses and Conferences

Beginner's Masterclass

Beginner's Masterclass

Photographers just starting out learnt basic photography skills and techniques and discovered the crucial terms you must know to move your photography journey forward to the next level.

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Turning Pro Masterclass

Turning Pro Masterclass

This half day conference was perfect for those thinking about turning their hobby into a career? With key advice on how to successfully progress from enthusiast to pro photographer.

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Professional Conference

Professional Conference

The Pro Conference answered all the questions about running a photography business. Sessions covered a range of topics including legal aspects and marketing revelations.

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Student Conference

Student Conference

A conference that gave photography students the info they need to make the transition from university life to the working world a smooth one and explore the opportunities that await. 

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Theatres and Stages

Super Stage

Super Stage

Visitors had the chance to hear from the greatest photographers of our time; about their images, their careers and the challenges they've faced. The line-up included Sebastião Salgado, Albert Watson, Nadav Kander and more...

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Behind the Lens

Behind the Lens

The focal point for experts sharing tips and tricks across all genres, debating the most controversial hot topics in photography and much more, from intriguing projects to getting more from your camera. This theatre was once again a favourite with our visitors.

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Live Stage

Live Stage

Featuring demonstrations giving practical insight into taking beautiful shots of a range of subjects, in character, in action - with lighting and settings thrown in. The Live Stage also played host to competition finales and awards. 

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Mobile & Social 

Mobile & Social 

The secrets to successful mobile and social photography were revealed on the Mobile & Social Stage. Sessions answered what's new in social media trends and how you can make the most of the phone camera technology that's causing a stir.

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VR & 360 Theatre

VR & 360 Theatre

New for 2017, visitors were immersed in 360º photography and transported to a virtual world. With information on the latest, exciting technology to hit the market and how it can be used to enhance photography projects.

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Drone Zone

Drone Zone

Taking awesome aerial stills and footage whilst flying a drone can be tricky! But not any more if you visited the Drone Zone which featured handy tips on how to get great shots and advice on which technology would suit you best.

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Adobe Theatre

Adobe Theatre

Always a much-loved theatre, Adobe revealed some of the hidden gems of editing. Sessions detailed the latest techniques that would enable you to create the perfect picture, whatever your photography level.

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Video Theatre

Video Theatre

Video on camera is growing hugely in popularity. The Video Theatre programme gave visitors the skills needed to capture dynamic footage on camera and integrate moving image into their photography skill set.

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Pro Networking

Pro Networking

The Pro Lounge, Graphistudiobrought to you by Graphistudio, was open exclusively to pro and trade visitors over the four days, with sessions focusing on a diverse set of topics.

Galleries

Galleries

There were a number of very special feature galleries on display at the 2017 show. They all gave a fantastic opportunity to take a break from buying and trying, and to see some awe-inspiring work.

Exhibitor Activities

Exhibitor Activities

From on-stand demos to new product launches and fringe events, there was no shortage of things to get involved with. More than one day was definitely needed to get around everything.

Capture Birmingham

Capture Birmingham

Capture Birmingham returned to the city for the second year, with a number of galleries open across the weekend and many opportunities to take part on photowalks and masterclasses.