With sessions solely focused on challenges faced by professional photographers, the Pro Conference covered the business elements of being a professional as well as giving ideas to stimulate creativity and make work stand out from the crowds.
The Turning Pro Masterclass helped photographers make the next step towards achieving their dreams of becoming a professional photographer by giving a number of essential business tips to make the career change less daunting.
For those picking up a camera for the first time, the Beginners' Masterclass helped build confidence with expert advice on a range of topics that transformed complete novices to someone well on their way to photography greatness.
Our Student Plus programme, was specifically designed to give students the knowledge they need to go from university to career, with tips and tricks from top photographers who were once in their shoes.
Legends of photography once again graced us with their presence on the Super Stage. This year's speakers included huge names such as Mary McCartney, Art Wolfe, Ami Vitale, Miles Aldridge and Daniel Berehulak to name a few.
Full of action, live demos and interactive sessions, what’s not to love about the Live Stage? Cameras were at the ready as experts took visitors through live shoots on stage, sharing their tips and tricks for the best shot.
We can still smell the fresh air; new for 2018 The Great Outdoors was a stage dedicated to all types of outdoor photography, from wildlife and landscapes to the perfect wedding shots - great images wherever you might be!
The Behind the Lens Theatre delved deeper into the skills and techniques behind the images. With inspiration from unique projects, how to create different effects and discover new approaches and ideas that helped develop photography.
Visitors discovered how to get the most from images for social sharing, take better photos with smartphones and edit them using mobile apps at the Mobile & Social Stage.
The Drone Zone featured piloting tuition from the experts, a look at what technology could work best for you and vital information on the legalities behind using drones in public.
The techniques you need to create the perfect picture were shared in our Adobe Theatre. Packed full of advice from experts in retouching photos, talks and demos that helped take your images to the next level.
The Video Stage was packed with sessions to make sure, whether you use the same camera for stills and video or you've invested in a specific bit of kit, you knew how to get the best footage in a range of environments and with a variety of subjects.
Brand ambassadors and experts were hosted by our exhibitors on their own stages. Who better to give you advice on the latest kit and technology than those who know it better than anyone else.
2018's displays included David Hurn's Swaps, Digital Camera Photographer of the Year and Outdoor Photographer of the Year. There was inspiration at every turn.