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Masterclasses and Conferences

Hone in on the skills that will take your photography business to the next level of profitability and success. Sessions will focus on topics such as what's hot and what's not in marketing, the legal aspects of professional photography, and upping your creativity to build a unique, eye-catching portfolio, plus much more.

A hugely popular masterclass which takes an in-depth look at how to transform your passion into a career. Where do you start when setting up a business? What does it take to become a pro and acquire a loyal customer base? All your questions will be answered...

Everyone has to start somewhere and contrary to those that consider photography to be a straightforward 'point and shoot' exercise, it's well worth understanding the basics to give your stills that extra something. This masterclass is the beginner's chance to learn the essentials, from lenses and light to simple editing. 

You've studied hard, you're an amazing photographer and you can't think of anything better than making money out of doing what you love. But what are the options after study? This conference gives students a glimpse into life beyond uni, what skills they might need, and the support that's on offer to get that dream job up and running. 

Stages and Theatres

Get insight into the lives and careers of photography greats; find out how they approach projects, create their own style and the barriers they've overcome to get to where they are now. Guests have included Rankin, David Bailey, Don McCullin, Mary McCartney and Jill Furmanovsky - the line-up in 2019 will not disappoint.

And breathe...The Great Outdoors Stage will draw you in to the realm of landscape, wildlife and nature photography in all its glory; from tips on how to set up dramatic time lapse, to the tech and skills needed for macro shots, to tackling lighting challenges on a rainy day when you finally spot that endangered mammal...

The Wedding & Portrait stage is making a comeback. Learn how to get the perfect shot of a happy couple on their big day, tackle the challenges of unpredictable weather (and guests!) and how to capture the essence of emotion within your portraits.

Cameras at the ready! Photo Live is the stage to be at for colourful, inspiring and sometimes explosive demos, giving you the skills you need to take awesome stills. The programme is action packed, and includes a variety of skills focuses including lighting and shooting movement.

Get more out of your camera. Come along to the Behind the Lens seminars for insight into skills and style drawn from a wealth of interesting projects and expert tuition to help you refine your technique and come up with creative ideas for your own photography.

Discover how to get the best photos shared on the best social platforms, build your following and find out how to engage with your community, and learn how to make the most of what your community can do to nurture your photography talent.

The Drone Zone introduces the art of flight to your stills and moving image footage. What's the best tech in the marketplace for aerial photography? Can anyone fly a drone (and what do you need to know before you do)? Even the most advanced drone pilot will learn something new at this specialist area of the show.

From basic retouching to adding effects, the Editing Suite will offer sessions that look at what's possible with the editing software out there across all skill levels. It's a great opportunity to find out how to enhance your images from the experts in photo production.

Other Highlights...

Who better to give you advice on the latest kit and technology than the leading brands in photography? Exhibitors will host talks and workshops led by brand ambassadors throughout the event.

Be inspired by a myriad of different photographers and meander round our feature galleries, this year featuring Digital Camera's Photographer of the Year category winners gallery among others.