What's on at The Photography Show

The imaging show of the year

The Photography Show is the destination event for all image creators. Whether you're a seasoned professional, a keen enthusiast or you've just been bitten by the photography bug, you'll want to head to the Birmingham's NEC on 18-21 March to be inspired by a host of experts, learn new photography and video techniques, get hands-on with the latest kit and find fantastic deals. 

The show is brought to you by Future Plc, the publishers of TechRadar, and it's an unmissable date in the diary for anyone looking to take the next step in their photography journey.

Learn from the biggest names in the game

Alex Webb will be one of the photography icons speaking

Photography icons Albert Watson, Nadav Kander, Frans Lanting, Jill Furmanovsky, Clive Arrowsmith, David Alan Harvey, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Alex Webb and Louis Cole will take to the Super Stage this year. Each will offer insights into the images they’ve captured, their eventful careers and the challenges they’ve faced along the way.

Latest kit

You'll have a chance to try out the latest kit

From the latest cameras, lenses and bags, to albums, clothing and gadgets you didn’t even know you needed, you'll find the latest kit and accessories from over 200 leading photography brands including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony at the show. With the chance to try before you buy and some great bargains up for grabs, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Explore galleries and photography exhibitions

Take time out to look at some stunning imagery

Take some time out to explore the galleries around the show, including the highly anticipated Outdoor Photographer of the Year exhibition, showcasing compelling imagery taken from around the world. 

Experience live photo shoots

Get expert tips and advice from the pros

The Live Stage promises to put you right at the heart of the action and excitement of a live shoot – you'll be entranced and inspired by a variety of demos offering practical insights into taking beautiful shots of a range of subjects, in character and in action, with lighting and settings thrown in. Everything from shooting the 'big day' to a live catwalk show awaits!

Masterclasses and conferences

They'll be a host of masterclasses on offer

If you’re looking to take your photography journey to the next level, why not consider one of the masterclasses and conferences on offer at The Photography Show this year. Sessions are designed for all levels: beginners, professionals and those thinking about making the leap from amateur to pro.

That's not all...

And that's just the tip of the iceberg, as there are a host of other great events you can get involved with when you visit The Photography Show. 

There will be bags of fantastic photo opportunities around the show, so remember to bring your camera – or even snap away on your phone – and use the techniques you’ve acquired straight away. Then get social and use the show hashtag #UKPhotoShow to share the images of your experience at The Photography Show. 

Remember to bring your own camera

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and at The Photography Show this year a host of imaging experts will step out from 'Behind the Lens' to reveal how they captured some of their most stunning and specialist shots. 

Richard Bradbury will divulge the stories behind shooting record-breakers while on assignment for the Guinness Book of World Records. Other sessions include: Coastal Visions (Karl Holtby), Expedition Photography (Ben Cherry), Capturing Time (John Miskelly), Close-up and Macro Photography (John Humphrey), and Forgotten Locations and Hidden Worlds (Rebecca Bathory). 

Capture Birmingham, the weekend-long photography and arts extravaganza, will return to the city this March (18-19), offering a series of exhibitions, photo-walks, masterclasses and workshops for all with an interest in photography. So be sure to extend your experience at The Photography Show by taking part in one of the many Capture Birmingham activities around the city.

Tickets for The Photography Show are on sale now at www. photographyshow.com. Additional talks, seminars and workshops can be booked in addition, at a price of £10 each. Student entry will be free of charge on Tuesday 21 March.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photography Editor

With over ten years experience writing about cameras and photography, Phil is TechRadar's Photography Editor, writing and overseeing reviews of the latest camera gear, as well as looking after the photography tutorials and techniques you see here.