What's on for Pros?

Professional passes give access to both The Photography Show and The Video Show, including all exhibitors, and stages and theatres. Passes also give access to a range of events, which are exclusive to the pro and trade community.

You will have a show guide voucher included with your badge. Remember to bring it with you so you can pick up your copy - it's a great, all-inclusive guide to the show.

Our Pro Lounge is open throughout the show. It's a relaxing space where you can sit, have a coffee, and take a breather before immersing yourself in tech and tips for another few hours.

Here's some more info on what's on specifically for the pro photographer (and videographer!)...

Exclusive Events

From 17:30 - 19:30 on Monday, 18 March in the Toute Suite, The Gathering will welcome professionals to have a drink and be entertained by some of our animated speakers. Capacity is limited and entry will be on a first come, first served basis.
Have a drink and catch up on the day’s discoveries with other professionals at our weekend Happy Hours in the Pro Lounge on Saturday, 16 March and Sunday, 17 March from 17:00.
Have your work critiqued and explore avenues that you’d not considered before… a number of opportunities to have your portfolio reviewed will be available throughout the four days. Info coming soon.
Our Pro Lounge Live sessions focus on specific challenges experienced by the pro day to day - from business faux pas, to legal complexities - sometimes dry subjects but ones about which a little knowledge goes a long way. The schedule runs throughout the event.

PRO 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.

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A series of mix and match session catering for the professional who wants to up their video production business acumen for 2019. Sessions include pricing and marketing, preparing for your pitch, using efficient workflows for wedding and working in comme

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Stages and Theatres

Due to popular demand, the Wedding & Portrait Stage is making a comeback. Get the perfect shot of a happy couple on their big day, tackle the challenges of unpredictable weather (and guests!) or learn how to capture the essence of emotion within your portraits - we'll have a full programme available for everyone intrigued by or specialising in these genres.

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Cameras at the ready! Photo Live is the stage to be at for colourful, inspiring and sometimes explosive demos; giving you the ideas and techniques you need to take a variety of awesome and dramatic stills. The programme is action packed, and includes a skills focus on important elements such as lighting and capturing movement.

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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 include Lindsay Adler, Martin Parr, Gordon Buchanan, Chris Burkard, Pete Souza, Annie Griffiths and Moose Peterson.

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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 and the tech needed for macro shots, to tackling lighting challenges on a rainy day when you finally spot that rare creature...

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Get more out of your camera! The Behind the Lens Theatre caters for those looking for inspiration and expert tuition - ultimately, to help you refine your technique, up your knowledge (be it business or project-based) and come up with unique style and creative ideas for your own photography.

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Led by key influencers and masters of social media, discover how to get your best photos shared, build your following, engage with your community, and make the most of your community to nurture your photography talent. Whether pro or amateur, a photographer can get a huge amount of benefit from getting their images out there, in the right way. 

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Whether you're an aspiring documentary-maker, a 360° video pro, or a wedding videographer looking to get the edge, learn the tricks of the trade at the In Motion Theatre. Discover how to produce engaging video content across various genres of moving image, using a variety of techniques.

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And action! Learn from lively, fun and practical demonstrations at Video Live. The programme is action packed, with sessions on sound, lighting and camera technique across a multitude of fields.  

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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 retouching to adding complex effects, the Editing Suite will offer sessions that examine what's possible with image editing software - including everything from the basics to professional level skills. Sessions are free but must be booked in advance as seating is limited.