The Photography Show 2017, a destination for all image creators

The Photo Show

The Photography Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham on the 18-21 March, for four days packed with technology, talks and networking events await to help you drive your passion and your business forward.

A destination for all image creators, The Photography Show will feature the latest kit available at great show prices from over 220 exhibitors including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Profoto, MAC Group, Lowepro, The Flash Centre, Profoto, Epson and Manfrotto to name just a few. There’ll be new tech and innovation there too – from the latest 360° gear to apps and accessories that could be game-changers in the photography world.

There’s no shortage of opportunities to adopt new techniques and get business tips at the show; even as a professional photographer there’s always something new to learn. The Pro Conference will offer you crucial business advice for 2017, from pricing your images and valuing yourself to attracting new clients through personal projects.  There are also many free seminars to drop into too. At the Live Stage, discover the secrets of creative techniques for wedding photography, lighting and styling for portraits and the fundamentals of newborn photography; sessions in the Behind the Lens Theatre include advice on how to make a name for yourself in photography and why you shouldn’t just ‘fit in’; and the Adobe Theatre will help you discover the latest tricks from the editing masters themselves.

New for this year is the Drone Zone and VR & 360° Stage. Get handy tips on how to get great shots using drones, see flying demos and understand the ins and outs of licensing to ensure you stay on the right side of the law; and take the time to take a look at how emerging technology could enhance your client services.

Last but not least, be inspired by one (or more!) of the Super Stage speakers. This year, the line-up includes highly sought after photographer Albert Watson, exploring the stories behind his images; Nadav Kander opens up in an exclusive interview about his work which includes portraits of Barack Obama and Donald Trump; and Frans Lanting examines his dialogues with nature from the Amazon to Antarctica. Also featuring are Magnum photographers Alex Webb and David Alan Harvey, as well as Jill Furmanovsky, Clive Arrowsmith, Julia Fullerton-Batten and Louis Cole.  Tickets are available at £10 per session (make sure you have your entry pass beforehand).

Reveal the next step in your photography career at The Photography Show 2017 – see you there.

If you’re a professional photographer or a member of trade you can register for free here.*

* Pro photographers may apply for free trade passes subject to validation criteria before 15/03/2017. All passes are £18 on the door – prior registration is advised.

10 Essential Things to do at The Societies’ 2017 Convention

Adobe Seminars

The Societies’ London Photo Convention Trade Show from 13-15 January 2017 at the Hilton London Metropole hotel. Don’t forget free registration ends Friday 6 Jan 17. So make sure you register before then to secure your free Trade Show tickets.

10 Essential Things to do at The Societies’ 2017 Convention

1. See the winners of 20×16” Print Competition
The Societies’ 20×16” Print Competition winners will be showcased during the Trade Show. You’ll be able to see the images up close and if you make it for the judging (Wednesday 11-Thursday 12 Jan) you can see some of the world’s best photographers critiquing and scoring the entries.

2. Join Sue Bryce for a Full-Day Seminar
From powerful posing techniques to marketing that speaks out loud, this is a dynamic day of HOW TO shoot, style & pose, market to and sell contemporary portrait photography.

3. Master post-production at the Adobe Seminar Room
Adobe will be running a series of seminars to give you the opportunity to boost your digital editing skills. From getting to grips with Lightroom to using Photoshop for video editing, you’re sure to pick up a few new tips.

4. Join a Fujifilm Photo Walk
Nathan Wake from Fujifilm will be once again taking small groups of photographers out and about with the latest cameras and lenses. If you are thinking of purchasing a Fujifilm X Series camera or accessory then there is no better place to ‘try before you buy’, with expert advice on hand.
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5. Get the skill to take your photography to the next level with The Photographer Academy
The Photographer Academy have arranged a series of free seminars for The Societies’ Convention. Each day the demos take you to another level of photography bringing new styles, new concepts and new skills sets.

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6. Win over £6,000s worth of photographic prizes!
Feeling lucky? Then don’t miss The Societies fantastic selection of brand new prize draws worth over £6,500 including an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera with 12-40mm PRO and 40-150mm PRO Lenses, Datacolor SpyderPRINT, Fujifilm Frontier-S DX100 printer and an iPad!

To enter the prize draws you will need to visit the SWPP website and fill out the required forms.

All prizes will be drawn at The Societies’ London Photographic Convention.

7. Connect with your peers at the Welcome Party
Join us on this great social night to get your Convention experience off to a terrific start.

This feature of the Societies’ 2017 Convention is a must for all attendees, who want to get to know fellow photographers. So remember to bring your camera and prepare to capture some great fun moments.

This evening includes a buffet meal and is a great way to socialise.

8. Take your business to the next level
The Societies’ Business School has created an amazing reputation in a few short years, it is now an intrinsic part of the annual Convention and all those delegates who attend leave with a wealth of information to plough straight back into their businesses.

9. Living Light with Elinchrom and The Flash Centre
The Flash Centre will be back again in January with another great lineup of speakers giving everyone who attends The Societies’ 2017 Convention Trade Show the opportunity to listen and learn from some of the best in the industry.

10. Take advantage of the exclusive 2017 Convention deals?
The 2017 exhibitors have gone all out this year and have come up with some fantastic offers. Make sure you check out The Societies’ vouchers page to find all the latest deals and free gifts.

The Societies’ Convention Trade Show from 13-15 January 2017 at the Hilton London Metropole hotel.

Don’t forget free registration ends Friday 6 Jan 17. So make sure you register before then to secure your free Trade Show tickets.

For more information on The Societies 2017 Convention, please visit the link below: http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

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Last chance to register for your FREE Tickets to The Societies’ 2017 London Photo Trade Show

Canon at London Photo Trade Show

If You Are An Aspiring Photographer This Convention And Trade Show Is A Must!

The ‘big guns’ of the photo industry are gearing up for the 2017 Photo Trade Show in London.

Canon, Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Manfrotto, Elinchrom, Adobe and Zeiss are just some of the leading companies lined up to show their products at The Societies’ London Convention and Trade Show.

To date bookings have been flooding in with attendees eager to see what is on offer and to build their ‘wish list’ of gear for their upcoming year.

The Societies’ CEO Phil Jones says ‘This is a great opportunity to be the first to see new products and services on offer from major manufacturers in the photographic industry. The Trade Show also offers attendees a comprehensive schedule of live demonstrations and lectures which makes it a must for those who are serious about their photography’.

Photographers planning to visit the biggest photographic Convention ever held in Europe, can still access the Trade Show element of the London-based event free of charge, if they pre-register before 6 January 2017.

The three-day trade show organised by The Societies, will be held at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU, starting on Friday 13 January 2017.

Over 100 exhibitors are preparing to show the latest products and services from the photographic industry.

Phil Jones, The Societies’ CEO says, “There is no question that this show is a ‘must-do’ event for all serious photographers”

He added, “Many of the trade have negotiated special deals for the 2017 Trade Show. There will also be a range of free demonstrations from some of the key players within the industry, such as Adobe, The Flash Centre, Fujifilm…to name a few.

Our 2017 Convention will simply be the biggest event of its kind ever held in Europe – and our message to photographers is simple ‘Don’t miss it’.”

For more information on The Societies 2017 Convention, please visit the link below: http://swpp.co.uk/convention/

The Societies’ 2017 Convention Show Guide now available online

Sue Bryce

The 2017 Convention Show Guide will be dispatched to members of The Societies and Convention delegates within the next couple of weeks. But in the meantime, if you wish to download your free copy on to an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) from the iTunes store, you can do so through the Professional Imagemaker app.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/professional-imagemaker/id489811498?ls=1&mt=8

The digital edition of the Show Guide is available to view on the website here
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=79fd270b-3d82-4497-b752-ac2d4e9bed7c

If you wish to download the Show Guide pdf for your non iPhone/iPad device, please see:
https://www.mailbigfile.com/de877f9af6a2755b042c0d6b94a5e6e1/listFiles.php?repro_id=3041

Contents:

Class schedule
Exhibitor’s directory
Free Trade Show programme
The Societies’ Awards Dinner
Trade Show floorplan
20×16″ print competition
A question of insurance
Convention vouchers

For more information on The Societies’ 2017 Convention, please visit: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/

Digital Splash 16 – The BIGGEST Photography Show in the North

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Digital Splash is the biggest photography and optics show in the North featuring the biggest brands in the business including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm and many more.

Taking place at Exhibition Centre Liverpool on the 15th and 16th October, entry to the show is completely free when you register in advance at www.digitalsplash.tv/tickets – you also get a voucher code to use for 25% off all seminars and workshops when you register too. Hurry, free registration ends on October 7th!

This year’s show is hosted by Damien Demolder and speakers across the two days include internationally acclaimed fine art photographer Jonathan Critchley, Michael Freeman, Faye and Trevor Yerbury, iconic-brand photographer Tim Wallace, photographer, trainer and Nikon ambassador Kate Hopewell Smith, Panasonic Lumix G, Year Ross Grieve, photographer and writer Steve Bloom and husband and wife wildlife team Ann and Steve Toon. View the full line-up at www.digitalsplash.tv/speakers

In addition to the workshops and seminars from top pro photographers the weekend-long event will also include live shoots & demonstrations, photo-walks and inspiring exhibitions. Visitors will also be able to see all of the major photographic brands under one roof including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax & Ricoh, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, Lowepro, Manfrotto, The Societies of Photographers and many, many more, with their teams of experts on hand.

Visit www.digitalsplash.tv to find out more.

The Digital Imaging Show prepares for Gravesend and Milton Keynes Photographic Road Shows

 

The Digital Imaging Show is pleased to announce 2 new photographic road shows to be held in Gravesend, Kent on the 12 October and Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire on the 13 October.

The all-welcome events are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks. A range of photographic lecturers have been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from photographic lighting to business by industry experts Damian McGillicuddy, Charlie Kaufman, Tobias Robins, John Denton and Richard West.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services. Such as Ricoh Imaging UK, Datacolor, PermaJet, The Flash Centre, Click Props, One Vision Imaging, GF Smith Photographic, Light Blue Software, Loxley Colour and so much more.

Colin Jones, The Digital Imaging Show organiser says, “We are delighted to bring the road shows to Gravesend and Milton Keynes. We have prepared 5 free Masterclasses that will give photographers hints and tips on how to improve their photography and business, along with a trade show packed full of leading photographic companies eager to show you the latest in products and services from the industry.”

He continues, “If you are an aspiring photographer or operate your own photographic business you will find this day informative and educational. Tickets are free and this gains you entry to both the trade show and the Masterclasses.”

For more information on The Digital Imaging Show and to register for your free tickets please see: http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/

The Digital Imaging Show prepares for Tyne and Wear and Glasgow Photographic Road Shows

The Digital Imaging Show is pleased to announce 2 new photographic road shows to be held in Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear on 8 June and Glasgow, Scotland on 9 June.

The all-welcome events are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks. A range of photographic lecturers have been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from photographic lighting to business by industry experts such as Damian McGillicuddy, Charlie Kaufman, Tobias Robins and John Denton.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services. Such as Album Epoca, PermaJet, The Flash Centre, Click Props, One Vision Imaging, GF Smith Photographic, Light Blue Software, Loxley Colour and so much more.

Colin Jones, The Digital Imaging Show organiser says, “We are delighted to bring the road shows back to Houghton le Spring and Glasgow. We have prepared 5 free Masterclasses that will give photographers hints and tips on how to improve their photography and business, along with a trade show packed full of leading photographic companies eager to show you the latest in products and services from the industry.”

He continues, “If you are an aspiring photographer or operate your own photographic business you will find this day informative and educational. Tickets are free and this gains you entry to both the trade show and the Masterclasses.”

For more information on The Digital Imaging Show and to register for your free tickets please see:

The Digital Imaging Show prepares for Cardiff and Exeter Photographic Road Shows

The Digital Imaging Show is pleased to announce 2 new photographic road shows to be held in Cardiff, South Glamorgan on 24 May and Exeter, Devon on 25 May.

The all-welcome events are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks. A range of photographic lecturers have been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from photographic lighting to colour management by industry experts such as Damian McGillicuddy, Charlie Kaufman, Richard West and John Denton.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services. Such as Album Epoca, Dunns Imaging Ltd, Viewfinder Photography Ltd, PermaJet, Datacolor, The Flash Centre, Click Props, One Vision Imaging, Light Blue Software, Loxley Colour and so much more.

Colin Jones, The Digital Imaging Show organiser says, “We are delighted to bring the road shows back to Cardiff and Exeter. We have prepared 5 free Masterclasses that will give photographers hints and tips on how to improve their photography and business, along with a trade show packed full of leading photographic companies eager to show you the latest in products and services from the industry.”

He continues, “If you are an aspiring photographer or operate your own photographic business you will find this day informative and educational. Tickets are free and this gains you entry to both the trade show and the Masterclasses.”

For more information on The Digital Imaging Show and to register for your free tickets please see: http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/

The Digital Imaging Show prepares for Berkshire and Hampshire Photographic Road Shows

Photo Trade Show

The Digital Imaging Show is pleased to announce 2 new photographic road shows to be held in Sindlesham, Berkshire on 26 April and Southampton, Hampshire on 27 April.

The all-welcome events are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade and gain education from a series of talks. A range of photographic lecturers have been lined up to teach budding photographers a range of photographic topics from photographic lighting to colour management by industry experts such as Damian McGillicuddy, Tobias Robins:, Richard West and John Denton.

The Trade Show will feature leading photographic companies where attendees can get information on the latest equipment and services. Such as Viewfinder Photography Ltd, PermaJet, Datacolor, The Flash Centre, Click Props, One Vision Imaging, Light Blue Software, Loxley Colour and so much more.

Colin Jones, The Digital Imaging Show organiser says, “We are delighted to bring the road shows back to Sindlesham and Southampton. We have prepared 5 free Masterclasses that will give photographers hints and tips on how to improve their photography and business, along with a trade show packed full of leading photographic companies eager to show you the latest in products and services from the industry.”

He continues, “If you are an aspiring photographer or operate your own photographic business you will find this day informative and educational. Tickets are free and this gains you entry to both the trade show and the Masterclasses.”

For more information on The Digital Imaging Show and to register for your free tickets please see: http://thesocieties.net/roadshows/

Only 4 weeks to go until The Photography Show

tpsAs a member of The Societies of Photographers, we thought you like to know what’s on offer for professional photographers at The Photography Show this year.

The Photography Show 2016 will return to the NEC Birmingham on 19-22 March for four packed days dedicated to everything photography.

Get the best deals on the market and browse the latest kit from over 200 photography brands, including Nikon, Hasselblad, Canon, Ricoh, Leica, Calumet, Adobe, Global Distribution, Serif, Mac Group, CameraWorld, Loxley Colour, Blackmagic and London Camera Exchange. Hear from the world’s photography icons, get crucial business knowledge, network with industry professionals and attend inspiring, creative seminars.

Highlights include:

Video Theatre: Newly announced, the Video Theatre will provide expert advice for those who are planning on making the transition from stills to moving images on a professional level or simply just interested in augmented photography.

Pro Conference: Even as a professional photographer, there’s always something new to learn when it comes to running a photography business. Book your place on the Pro Conference to improve your business knowledge, from copyright and commissions.*

Super Stage: David Bailey has already sold out, but there is still opportunity to see other headliners on the Super Stage including internationally renowned street photographer Bruce Gilden and photo-editing guru Scott Kelby.**

Adobe Theatre: Always popular, the Adobe Theatre offers a comprehensive programme of free 30 minute sessions to help improve and add to your image editing skill set, whatever your level of expertise.

Wedding & Portrait Stage: Experts on the Wedding & Portrait Stage, new this year, will share top tips on how best to capture and convey emotion in photos. With the pressure that goes with being a Wedding or Portrait photographer, sessions will provide welcome advice, such as how to pose couples naturally and overcoming challenges that come with church weddings.

Plus much more, from the Live Stage and Behind the Lens Theatre, to practical workshops, pro networking and Capture Birmingham – The Photography Show offers something for everyone whose business is photography.

Register nowBe part of the largest and most exciting gathering of photographers and photography specialists in the UK. Members of trade can attend for free by registering prior to the event.*** For more information and to register visit The Photography Show website or register here.

*The Pro Conference requires booking and a small additional charge of £10 per day

**The Super Stage sessions are £10 each

***Eligibility criteria apply for all pro and trade applications and registrations will be checked accordingly. All passes are £18 on the door – prior registration is advised.