On the 2nd of March I attended the first ever UK Photography show at the NEC, Birmingham where hundreds from the imaging community gathered to view and exhibit the latest photography technologies, give talks and seminars and also network. I had only heard about the show from a twitter friend a few days after getting into the UK and it sounded like an opportunity not to be missed. It also helped that I scored tickets to the show from Loxley Colour on their Google+ page.
I decided to attend the renowned a few photographers’ talks while I was there, these quick seminars included some invaluable lessons I didn’t think I’d be getting at such an event, but I’m thankful for them. Worldclass photographer, Joe McNally’s seminar on Lighting gave first hand insight into how he lights for different situations. Photographer/cinematographer Victoria Grech gave a hugely insightful talk about how to grow your photography business by incorporating cinematography, including practical demonstrations. Karl Taylor, whose tutorials I subscribe to also gave a quick talk and demo at the Hasselblad stand. In general, my day at the Photography Show was enjoyable and full of lessons that I’m looking forward to incorporating into my photography studio.
This photo was quickly taken at the Olympus stand during a live demo on using studio lights.