19-22 September 2020 - The NEC, Birmingham

The Photography Show & The Video Show 2020 has been postponed until 19-22 September 2020

What's on for Pros

Develop a fresh perspective on your business

For Professional Photographers & Filmmakers

The Photography Show & The Video Show are the essential events in the calendar for pros looking to capture a fresh perspective. Whether you're new to the game or you've got years of experience under your belt, there are plenty of opportunities to improve your skill set, get new ideas for your business or marketing and to network with industry peers.

Professional passes allow you entry to a range of events for the pro and trade community, including exclusive access to the Pro Lounge sponsored by GraphiStudio.

 

Exclusive events for pros

Take a look at what's on specifically for pro photographers and videographers

 

Talks & Opportunities

Expand your skill set with our range of sessions especially designed for pros.

 

Pro Talks Schedule

Get inspiration from a huge range of exciting talks and live demos at the 2020 show. Whether it's weddings, wildlife or water you shoot, these sessions will help you take the next step on your creative journey.

14 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 13:00
    Women in the business of photography - panel and networking

    With many years of experience, this collective will offer you an honest insight and guidance to move your business forward as you follow your creative dreams and aspirations. Ask questions, get curious and join them for networking after.

  2. 13:00 - 14:00
    Mastering the business of portrait photography

    Why is retaining customers sometimes more important than attracting new ones? Paul Wilkinson will talk business in portrait photography as he shares every step of the customer experience and how to achieve high shoot sales with high-end products.

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  3. 14:00 - 15:00
    Shoot, design, print

    Practical advice on shooting and designing for print, covering albums, wall art and magazines.

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  4. 15:00 - 16:00
    Specialist pet photography - bringing your images to life

    In this session, Maria will share with you the ethos on which her photography business was built and the importance of being professional from the start. She will also explore the "people won't spend money" myth and how to target your products.

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  5. 16:00 - 17:00
    Pro Happy Hour
    Speakers to be announced
15 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 12:00
    The business and safety of newborn photography

    Leading newborn photography trainer and safety expert Melanie discusses the business of newborn photography. She'll explain how safety and creativity go hand in hand, and how ensuring you work 100% safely with your tiny clients increases profit.

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  2. 12:00 - 13:00
    Shoot, design, print

    Practical advice on shooting and designing for print, covering albums, wall art and magazines.

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  3. 13:00 - 14:00
    The power of print – harnessing the positive effects in a high street studio

    Join Johanna Elizabeth as she talks through her journey and the profound effect becoming a ‘full print’ studio has had on her art, her clients and her business.

  4. 14:00 - 15:00
    Shoot, design, print

    Practical advice on shooting and designing for print, covering albums, wall art and magazines.

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  5. 15:00 - 16:00
    Achieving the £1,000 portrait sale

    Elaine Sheppard and Peter Evans discuss how to provide an environment and process that will ensure you can take portrait orders at over £1,000, giving you insight on how the four-figure sale can be achieved.

  6. 16:00 - 17:00
    Pro Happy Hour
    Speakers to be announced
16 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 12:00
    How to significantly increase sales through albums in your wedding business

    Top wedding pro Scott runs through how to make your business more profitable using album sales.

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  2. 12:00 - 13:00
    Shoot, design, print

    Practical advice on shooting and designing for print, covering albums, wall art and magazines.

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  3. 13:00 - 14:00
    Weddings, portraits and family life: Balancing elements for success

    What's the key to getting that work-life balance while running a wedding and portrait business? Join Andrew Younger for insight into making family life and your business work in harmony.

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  4. 14:00 - 15:00
    Shoot, design, print

    Practical advice on shooting and designing for print, covering albums, wall art and magazines.

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  5. 15:00 - 16:00
    Achieving ultimate colour in print: A guide to the benefits on working in the adobe RGB colour space

    Master of colour Rocco Ancora gives us his ultimate guide to colour in print.

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  6. 16:00 - 17:00
    British Institute of Professional Photographers Awards

    Presentation of the British Institute of Professional Photographers' annual awards

17 Mar 2020
  1. 11:00 - 12:00
    Scaling up as a solo photographer

    As a solo photographer, time is your greatest, most valuable asset. So how can you grow your business without burning out? Sarah will share strategies and tactics to grow your wedding and portrait business without sacrificing creativity and control.

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  2. 12:00 - 13:00
    Shoot, design, print

    Practical advice on shooting and designing for print, covering albums, wall art and magazines.

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  3. 13:00 - 14:00
    Turn your website into a marketing machine

    Your website is so much more than a pretty shop window. Melissa will show you the steps to get found in the first place, create engaging content that appeals to your ideal client and how to create a VIP experience that will wow anyone who enquires.

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  4. 15:00 - 16:00
    Copyright: What you need to know to protect your business

    Megan Pascoe from the Intellectual Property Office will cover the essentials you need to know about copyrights for your photography business, before opening up for any questions you have.

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16 Mar 2020
  1. 10:00 - 10:30
    Funding, shooting, pitching & marketing projects

    Brought to you by

    Olympus

    Dench knows how tricky being a pro can be, and what can be done. He'll explain how he has survived and occasionally thrived in a diverse and changing industry, and offer advice on successfully pitching, funding, executing and marketing projects.

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  2. 10:30 - 11:00
    Websites to get you work: Creating the perfect online portfolio

    Brought to you by

    AOP

    Allie Astell will guide you through what to consider when building your website, from template choices and SEO to whittling down your galleries to really optimise your online portfolio.

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  3. 11:10 - 11:40
    Marketing for photographers

    Brought to you by

    AOP

    Marketing consultant Charlie Giles will take you through the key elements of marketing your business effectively as a photographer and creative, from the importance of brand strategy to connecting with your audience.

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  4. 11:40 - 12:10
    Stop starving - making money in photography

    You can take great photos, but do you know how or where to sell them? David Hakamaki shares tips on pricing, offering unique products that sell, and techniques to help you increase your sales.

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17 Mar 2020
  1. 10:00 - 10:30
    Tangible photography: The delicate balance between art and workflow

    Brought to you by

    QT Albums
    Pic-Time

    Caro discusses strategies to run a successful business while keeping your heart still in it. She'll share her creative process, workflow and sales strategy, and show how you can create a brand aligned with your values.

  2. 10:30 - 11:00
    Staying at the front of your field

    Brought to you by

    Fujifilm

    Insight from Elli Cassidy on getting ahead of the game, and staying there! Discover the power of specialising, as well as ideas to develop your branding and evolve your product to get ahead on sales.

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  3. 11:10 - 11:40
    Personal projects: Designing your life around what you love and finding your style

    Brought to you by

    Pixapro

    Join Tommy Reynolds to discover the power of personal projects, and how they can help you feel creatively fulfilled and find your own style.

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  4. 11:40 - 00:10
    Beyond the obvious: Telling stories with integrity in commercial and commissioned projects

    Brought to you by

    Lumix

    Emma Drabble shares her approach to storytelling in commercial work, how becoming known for delivering that extra 'something' on projects can lead to more work, to published books and beyond.

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16 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:05
    Pricing and marketing your work

    Here, Vicky Grech talks all things pricing and marketing for video creatives, discussing finding your USP, standing out, and building relationships that can lead from first-time opportunity to long-term business.

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  2. 11:05 - 11:40
    Moving from wedding and corporate filmmaking to TV

    How do you move from corporate and wedding filmmaking to working in TV? Carys Kaiser did just that, and will share her insight on how these types of work differ and what it's like to make this kind of transition.

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  3. 11:50 - 12:25
    Getting ahead in commercial and branded film

    Brought to you by

    Zeiss

    In this session, Jon Edwards will not only discuss key aspects but also touch upon securing clients, agencies, equipment needed and working with big brands.

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  4. 12:25 - 13:00
    Top 10 tips for staying employed in the industry

    How can you guarantee you will keep getting work as a freelancer? This session will explore top tips and tricks to make sure you keep getting work in the industry.

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17 Mar 2020
  1. 10:30 - 11:05
    Elevating your work with great audio

    Brought to you by

    Evolve Videography Training
    Story of Your Day

    Emma Wilson shares ways in which you can best use audio to tell a story, showing examples of how to capture it in various situations.

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  2. 11:05 - 11:40
    The pie chart of pain! Free your mind to get more creative

    Brought to you by

    Lumix

    The technical side of shooting video can take up so much concentration that it's easy to forget about the creative. Pro Jim Marks shares his techniques and advice to counter this and improve your creative output.

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  3. 11:50 - 12:25
    Staying true to what you want to create

    Brought to you by

    Olympus

    Action, travel and adventure filmmaker Ellie Cartwright shares why she only accepts jobs that fit the category she's chosen to work in, plus her insight into going it alone, creating your own company and staying true to what you want to create.

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  4. 12:25 - 13:00
    Building creative resilience: tools to combat isolation and help harness your creative superpowers

    Navigating the creative seas can be a lonely journey sometimes, here producer and creative mentor, Emma Alexander, shares tools to help maintain inspiration and keep the creative fires burning when working alone.

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