Convention 2014

2013 ConventionPhotographers are in for a real treat at the 2014 London Photographic Trade Show and Convention - not only will all the latest photographic equipment, products and services be on show, attendees will also be able to attend demonstrations from leading manufactures on their products.

Pre-register before 24 December 2013 for free entry to the Trade Show.

Can you afford not to miss these exclusive 2014 Convention discount vouchers, deals and prize draws?

Check out the Convention website for full detail on Trade Show special offers from many of the exhibitors:

Keep checking back as we are continuing to add more deals and offers for the 2014 Convention!

Trade Show Opening Times
Friday-Saturday 10:00-17:00
Sunday: 10:00-16:00

Trade Show Dates: 17-19 January 2014
2014 Full Convention: 15-20 January 2014 - Hilton London Metropole

For full information on the Societies' 2014 Convention including tickets explained, seminar schedules, Qualifications at the Convention, 20x16" Print Competition, hotel layout plus more, please see the Convention section of our website.


MasterclassDon't miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world's best photographers.

Over 150 hours of Masterclasses have been confirmed for the 2014 Convention.

Tickets start from just £50 a day or from £100 for a full three day pass.
Damian McGillicuddy - The Very Best of British (Full-Day Seminar)
The Very Best of BritishThursday 16 January 2014 - 10:00-17:00

The Societies have confirmed that Damian 'The Big Dog' McGillicuddy will be presenting a full-day seminar at The Societies' 2014 Convention in London.

Damian and his team will be training attendees by creating four uniquely themed shoots utilising speedlight, studio, continuous and UV lights, splitting the auditorium into four - with a set in each corner. Each shoot will be themed as the best of British and we are aiming to utilise many exciting props as part of the four sets that Team McGillicuddy are building for this interactive seminar.

Damian says "The intention of this full-day seminar is to show you that professional photography is about creativity, control and technique, inspiring the audience to seek the correct education to propel their photography forward and to push themselves through the qualification process, not only for their own personal development but as a marketing exercise and, if necessary, as a business development tool."

Phil Jones, The Societies' CEO says, "This truly unique full-day seminar will be a first at the Convention. This year Damian will only be doing this seminar and taking a break from the Masterclasses and Superclasses. Plans are underway to complete the day with a welcome party, where attendees will be able to network with the speakers, exhibitors and other photographers."

The full-day seminar is priced at £80 for members of The Societies and £120 for non-members (inc VAT).

This class must be pre booked to ensure your place.

Business School
Business SchoolThe 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. The theme of the Business School in 2014 is business development and growth - how to best manage your business with creativity being the consistent tread that runs through the programme. The school will be hosted and steered by Catherine Connor, one the most motivational speakers and one who has a great reputation for designing and influencing some of the most successful businesses within our industry.

Food and Drinks

Free tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the day. Lunch is also included in the ticket price and to conclude the day there will be a One Pot Special Mini Size Pie (chicken and vegetables or vegetable).


Catherine Connor
Melissa Love
Kevin Mullins
Kate Hopewell-Smith
Tamara Peel
Lisa Beaney
Charlie Kaufman
Gary Walsh

Business School tickets from just £100


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