Stages & Theatres

Our stages and theatres offer something for absolutely anyone passionate about photography. Wedding & Portrait and The Great Outdoors are back by popular demand; as are our old favourites, Behind the Lens and Photo Live. Super Stage will return too with some great guest speakers to be announced shortly. AND we've got the Social Stage plus a host of programmes focusing on moving image. Take a look at what's gone public so far - more coming soon...

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16 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:55 - 11:00
    Welcome

    Introduction to today's Behind the Lens programme.

  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    Remembering wildlife

    Margot takes you through the fascinating efforts of a united wildlife photographic community.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    Collaboration not competition

    Is it time to rethink how to get ahead within the photography industry?

  4. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    From capture to print, long exposure landscapes

    John explains how he created his personal style and the techniques involved.

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  5. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    Behind the scenes of a great food story

    Blogger Bea Lubas shares the secrets of irresistible food photography.

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  6. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Making the most of your next wildlife photography trip

    Wildlife photographer Tom Mason explores how to make the most of your next wildlife photography adventure.

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17 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:55 - 11:00
    Welcome

    Introduction to today's Behind the Lens programme.

  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    Australia's Wild World

    Join Bret as he takes us behind the scenes of his stunning images from down under.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    A different approach to astrophotography

    Here Steven shares his top tips and explains how astrophotography can be really accessible.

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  4. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    Making and sharing meaningful images

    This panel of experts will discuss how to get the work of women on the front of more newspapers, plastered on billboards and inside galleries.

  5. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    Right time, right place - automotive photography

    Amy Shore will help you learn how to capture emotions and fleeting moments in automotive photography.

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  6. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Keeping it baby focused

    Elli shares stories of different client scenarios that can occur when working with new babies and young children.

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18 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:55 - 11:00
    Welcome

    Introduction to today's Behind the Lens programme

  2. Free
    11:00 - 11:40
    SNAP!

    A session from the winner of the SNAP! Aspiring Speaker Scholarship.

    Speakers to be announced
  3. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    Cameras don't take pictures

    Join Mike Browne in this interactive seminar designed to help you connect the technical and creative aspects of your photography.

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  4. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    Close up and macro photography

    This session will demonstrate the techniques and equipment required to produce high-quality close-up and macro images.

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  5. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    Wedding photography: creativity and mindset

    Wedding photography - you only get one chance to capture it. Learn how to prepare.

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  6. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    He shoots, he scores

    Peter Dench, Olympus Visionary and documentary photographer, will talk about the pleasures and perils of photographing the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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19 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:55 - 11:00
    Welcome

    Introduction to today's Behind the Lens programme.

  2. Free
    11:00 - 11:40
    Chasing the unicorn - making money from photography

    Find out what it takes to become a pro, and how to build a business around what you love.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    30 years of photography; photojournalism and beyond

    Edmond Terakopian shares images and stories from his 30-year career as a photographer.

  4. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    10 things that can go wrong in photography

    Join Holly as she shares her wild and wonderful experiences of mishaps and triumphs.

    Speakers to be announced
  5. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Taking the viewer on a journey

    Nigel will take you on an inspirational photography journey using drone footage and still images of his adventures.

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16 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:40
    Golden rules of audio

    Achim will take you through a handful of golden rules that WILL improve any video production if followed correctly.

    Speakers to be announced
  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    Making an adventure documentary

    A multi-award-winning documentary producer takes you through his seven stages to making an adventure documentary film.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    Film festivals - what are we looking for in the judging process?

    Join the festival team as they discuss how they shortlist the competition films.

  4. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    Let Me Explain: The story of a short film

    Learn about everything from location and wardrobe, to lighting, grading, equipment choice, audio on a gimbal and post production.

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  5. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    Baby Steps - getting into wildlife filmmaking

    Take a look at the first year of a wildlife photographer, trying to start out into this challenging field.

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  6. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Storytelling through cinematic videography

    Learn about Emma's discreet filming techniques of focusing on following a story.

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17 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:40
    Create and explore: travel film

    Learn how you can explore the planet whilst documenting it at the same time.

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  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    From videography to cinematography

    In this session, Leanne will discuss the transition from videography into cinematography, and everything that entails.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    Understanding codecs, compression and colour

    Richard demystifies the technology and science behind video and explains the jargon.

  4. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    Anamorphic filmmaking

    Nick Driftwood talks about the brilliant inclusion of an anamorphic filmmaking video mode in current camera kit.

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  5. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    Getting into professional videography

    The do's and don'ts of starting your own company and making a living as a videographer.

  6. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Filmmaking with mirrorless

    Join Jim as he takes you through his mirrorless filmmaking set-up and how he uses this kit to achieve top-notch results.

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18 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:40
    Becoming a robust videographer

    Robbie Appleton will share his principles of how to be a robust videographer and content creator.

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    12:00 - 12:40
    From videography to cinematography

    Find out how to find your voice as a filmmaker, and how to market yourself in a way that speaks to your ideal client.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:40
    How to make the perfect charity film

    This session looks at how to make films that inspire, incite to action, excite and change behaviour.

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  4. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    HDR video

    Nick will discuss the benefits of HDR filmmaking and give insight into using his techniques, settings and experiences.

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  5. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    It's not as hard as you think: Moving in to professional video

    Find out how stepping up to delivering professional video is much easier than you think.

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  6. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    The greatest footballer never to play football: telling incredible stories with cinematic style

    This session follows the process of telling an incredible story as it unravelled on camera.

19 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:40
    Falling into filmmaking

    Hear how Holly fell into being a filmmaker, the essential skills she had to learn and the way her job is defined continues to shift and evolve.

    Speakers to be announced
  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:40
    The art and tech of 360 video

    Brighton filmmaker and Lumix Ambassador, Nick Driftwood, presents a special talk regarding 360 video.

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  3. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    How AI and Hybrid Cloud are set to revolutionize video management

    This session will explore the evolving video landscape and how Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid Cloud are making it easier.

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  4. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    Bad Touch: Creating a music video from start to finish

    From storyboard to delivery, this session will take you through the making of a music video.

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  5. Free
    16:00 - 16:40
    Storytelling through cinematic videography

    Learn about Emma's discreet filming techniques of focusing on following a story.

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16 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:30
    All the action

    With the help of a skater, Steve will demonstrate how best to freeze motion and capture movement

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  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:30
    High-tech, low-fi(nance) - using ordinary objects to create extra-ordinary photos

    How can you use everyday object to produce amazing lighting effects?

  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:30
    Prime lenses, planning and people

    Drew Gardner will discuss how he works using prime lenses covering technique, planning and how to work with models.

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  4. Free
    14:00 - 14:30
    Making delicious pictures - storytelling and styling for food

    Join Chio as she lets you in to the secrets of styling and storytelling, framing and angles to get top shots of your nosh.

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17 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    12:00 - 12:30
    Concept portraits on a tiny budget

    Create amazing themed portraits without breaking the bank!

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  2. Free
    13:00 - 13:30
    Images with imagination: Compelling images based on storytelling

    This session covers everything from coming up with the story to building the setting, using props and posing your subjects.

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  3. Free
    15:00 - 15:30
    Making your picture perfect

    Marianna looks at how to approach each shoot with the best lighting set-up to suit that particular model's characteristics.

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  4. Free
    16:00 - 16:45
    Concept, capture, create: from idea to print

    Damian will take you through the whole imaging process of concept, shoot, post-production and print.

18 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:30
    Silent street photography

    An exciting and informative talk from the 2017's UK Street Photographer of the Year.

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  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:30
    In conversation with Dickie Pelham

    Sports fan or not, you're sure to know Dickies images. Hear about his most iconic shots from the last three decades.

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  3. Free
    14:00 - 14:30
    A little extra

    See how with a few small tweaks and additions, something very plain can be transformed into a captivating image.

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  4. Free
    15:00 - 15:30
    Portable lighting on location

    This session will go through Tommy's tried and tested signature travel kit.

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19 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:30
    Close up and personal

    Expert Tina explains the angles, the lighting, and the post-production tips you'll need for those macro beauty moments.

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  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:30
    Historic portraits with modern means

    Travel back in time with Glyn and delve into his 1940s project. Discover how to create classic portraits of yesteryear.

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  3. Free
    13:00 - 13:30
    Building the narrative of a food shoot

    Food photography specialist, Esther Ling demonstrates how to build a food photo shoot using the right props for your dishes.

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  4. Free
    15:00 - 15:30
    Creative lighting for fashion photography

    In this live demo, Glenn will give you an insight into the world of fashion photography.

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16 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:30 - 11:00
    Why starting a YouTube channel was one of the best decisions for my photography

    Join wildlife photographer, Tom Mason for a talk looking at the benefits of starting out on YouTube.

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  2. Free
    12:30 - 13:00
    Food photography on your phone

    Foodie bloggers Donna and Bea will explain how to take professional looking images for instant sharing.

  3. Free
    13:30 - 14:00
    Social media photography: Long exposure, timelapse, and going viral

    Nige - better known as Levanterman - delves into all things social media and photography.

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  4. Free
    14:30 - 15:00
    Instagram Followers: Quality over quantity

    Alex helps you get a better understanding of the ever changing (and frustrating) Instagram algorithm, and explores how quality beats quantity.

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  5. Free
    15:30 - 16:00
    More than just amazing images

    Estelle will share often overlooked tips to drive traffic, create content your ideal client will love, make best use of hashtags and more.

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17 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:30 - 11:00
    Vlogging - a day in the life

    Find out what Andy learned over 12 months of vlogging every single day.

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  2. Free
    12:30 - 13:00
    How to build your first 10,000 subscribers on YouTube

    This session is aimed at any photographer or videographer looking to build their YouTube fan base.

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  3. Free
    13:30 - 14:00
    The Drone Lass - a girl from above

    Join Carys Kaiser to discover the story of #girlfromabove - aerial stills of women she knows.

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  4. Free
    14:30 - 15:00
    Behind the scenes

    Filmmaker and photographer, David O'Dwyer delves into the world of behind-the-scenes content for social media.

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  5. Free
    15:30 - 16:00
    Vlogging - a day in the life

    Find out what Andy learned over 12 months of vlogging every single day.

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18 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:30 - 12:00
    M is for Marketing

    Learn how Luke used marketing to build his profile - he'll show you how you can too.

    Speakers to be announced
  2. Free
    14:30 - 15:00
    Social's not secondary

    Get inspired to go out there and create content that matters and that can create change.

  3. Free
    15:30 - 16:00
    A social media photography toolkit for Instagram

    Learn the essential tools you need for great Instagram photos from best-selling smartphone photography author, Jo Bradford.

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19 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:30 - 11:00
    101 video marketing – how to use video to market your brand

    Victoria shares her exact strategy for launching 'video marketer'.

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  2. Free
    11:30 - 12:00
    I lost my heart in San Francisco

    Nigel Danson became a professional photographer using YouTube as the driver to grow an audience.

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  3. Free
    12:30 - 13:00
    How to market yourself in portrait and beauty photography

    Here Iulia gives insight on the best ways of interacting with your social followers, which platforms to use for what as well as how to approach clients.

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  4. Free
    13:30 - 14:00
    A vlogging masterclass

    A whirlwind masterclass on the basics of vlogging from James Popsys.

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16 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:30 - 11:00
    The way I see it

    Get advice for getting the most out of a shoot, from the initial planning to the use of the light.

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  2. Free
    11:30 - 12:00
    Mirrorless landscapes

    Join Jim Cossey as he takes you on his adventures from the Scottish Highlands to the Norwegian arctic circle.

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  3. Free
    12:30 - 13:00
    How to become a superhero

    See how the simple act of photographing nature on your doorstep can make you Mother Nature's superhero.

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  4. Free
    13:30 - 14:00
    It's in the air

    JasonPB shares his passion for clouds, the sun and the night sky, as well as other atmospheric phenomena.

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  5. Free
    14:30 - 15:00
    Photography as adventure

    Karl will discuss the art of adventure in photography.

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17 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:30 - 11:00
    It's in the air

    JasonPB shares his passion for clouds, the sun and the night sky, as well as other atmospheric phenomena.

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  2. Free
    11:30 - 12:00
    Walking with polar bears

    Andy shares his anecdotes and insight into the challenges of photographing arctic wildlife

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  3. Free
    12:30 - 13:00
    Make the most of your travels, no matter the weather

    You can't change the weather, but you can change how you see and capture what's in front of your eyes.

  4. Free
    14:30 - 15:00
    Photography as adventure

    Karl will discuss the art of adventure in photography.

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  5. Free
    15:30 - 16:00
    Using long exposure in outdoor photography

    Learn how to use long exposure photography in a range of outdoor photography.

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18 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:30 - 11:00
    The magic of Madagascar

    Paul will describe the photographic wildlife and landscape highlights of Madagascar.

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    11:30 - 00:00
    Close encounters

    Alex will explain the techniques he employs to shoot captivating images of the world in miniature.

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  3. Free
    12:30 - 13:00
    Weddings come rain or shine

    Master wedding photographer, Scott Johnson gives us a masterclass in posing wedding couples.

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  4. Free
    13:30 - 14:00
    A beautiful silence

    Steve Gosling reflects on his incredible journey to South Georgia and Antartica, shooting wildlife close up.

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  5. Free
    14:30 - 15:00
    Travel photography storytelling with natural light

    Learn how to harness natural light to create impactful travel photography.

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19 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    10:30 - 11:00
    From insects and frogs to puffins

    Join award-winning wildlife photographer Vicktoria Hillman to discover why photographing less popular species can help develop your style.

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  2. Free
    11:30 - 12:00
    Entrusted into our care

    Learn how Craig uses his heart and camera to inspire change.

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  3. Free
    12:30 - 13:00
    In his element

    Abandon any thoughts of the couch...capture a landscape that will take your breath away.

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  4. Free
    15:30 - 16:00
    Filming underwater wildlife with DSLR and action cams

    Jack takes you through the best settings and tips for nature video, with stories of filming British wildlife underwater.

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16 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:30
    Natural light portraits - getting the best from your environment and your model

    Photographer Mark and presenter-model Imogen take you through exactly how they created some of their top shots together.

  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:30
    Great family portraits

    Family portraits are time capsules for the next generation and Ross will take you though the steps to getting great results.

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  3. Free
    14:00 - 14:30
    Small is beautiful

    From small flashes to lightweight cameras and lenses you'll see some amazing portraits ideas in this live photo shoot.

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  4. Free
    15:00 - 15:30
    Don't say cheese - curating memories as a documentary wedding photographer

    Join Kevin as he discusses his approach to wedding photography and gives the background to some of his images.

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17 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    12:00 - 12:30
    Resilience when running a wedding business

    Learn techniques to help you ride the rollercoaster as Laura covers work-life balance, work flow and dealing with self-doubt.

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  2. Free
    13:00 - 13:30
    In a sea of rich tea, be a ginger nut: How to find inspiration outside the wedding industry to make your work unique

    Jessica Milberg explores how outside influences can inspire you.

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  3. Free
    14:00 - 14:30
    Creative lighting on location

    Learn the art of lighting with Speedlights and how to work remote set ups with Rocco Ancora.

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  4. Free
    15:00 - 15:30
    One light? No Problem!

    Lisa will look at getting stunning portraits using just one light.

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  5. Free
    16:00 - 16:30
    Four images in sixty seconds

    Join James, as he live demos how you really can shoot four (yes, four!) great images in a minute.

18 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    11:00 - 11:30
    Who do you want to be?

    Find out the decisions you need to make to be the best wedding photographer you can be.

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  2. Free
    12:00 - 12:30
    The Art of High Volume Headshots

    Carmel will show you how to light, pose and edit for perfect headshots.

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  3. Free
    14:00 - 14:30
    Developing portraiture: From style to shoot

    Jamie Stoker will discuss how you can develop a personal style of portraiture.

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  4. Free
    15:00 - 15:30
    Working together - wedding photography and videography

    Join filmmaker Leanne and photographer Laura as they run through their tips of a collaborative approach.

  5. Free
    16:00 - 16:30
    Marketing to your niche, booking your ideal client

    This talk will explain why marketing to less could actually mean more in the ever-competitive wedding photographer market.

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19 Mar 2019
  1. Free
    13:00 - 13:30
    Getting three looks in a 10-minute male portrait session

    John Nassari shows how changing and mixing lights can get different looks very quickly.

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  2. Free
    14:00 - 14:40
    Creative flow posing and lighting - using off-camera flash and LEDs

    Wedding pro Steven explains how to shoot a series of creative indoor images within a small time frame.

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  3. Free
    15:00 - 15:40
    Smartphone weddings

    Victoria will show you footage from a wedding she shot purely on a her iPhone with behind the scenes footage of the real wedding.

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