The Photography Show returns to the NEC in Birmingham for its sixth year from Saturday 16th to Tuesday 19th March 2019. This year it runs alongside the inaugural The Video Show — great news for budding and experienced videographers alike! And I’ve two FREE tickets to give away to one lucky reader, plus you can still save money with my discount code, even if you don’t win. Read on to find out more.

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Why you should go to The Photography Show and The Video Show

Whether you’re a beginner, a talented amateur or an experienced professional photographer this is an event not to be missed. All the latest kit, to suit every budget, will be under the spotlight plus there’ll be inspirational talks, demonstrations and masterclasses that will help you excel, whatever your ability or style of photography. Many of the best names in the industry will be there. This year, for the first time, The Photography Show runs alongside  The Video Show and your ticket will get you into both events. During these shows you’ll have the chance to get hands on and put the latest technology through its paces. What better place to learn from the masters and check out all the latest cameras, video kit and next generation technology? If you are thinking of investing in some new equipment or software, it’s an invaluable chance to make sure you’re making the right choices.


What not to miss at The Photography Show 2019

There are several different stages featuring an exciting range of talks and demonstrations from the experts. 

Super Stage Highlights

From the former Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, Pete Souza, to National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths, the Super Stage will feature a range of inspirational speakers sharing insights into what drives and inspires them. Tuesday looks like a particularly interesting line-up, with the Instagram adventurer Chris Burkard and the award-winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan. Chris is a well-respected photographer, filmmaker and Instagram legend. I featured his work back in 2015 in a ‘who to follow on Instagram’ round-up on Boutique Travel Blog. He’ll be sharing some of the greatest lessons he’s learned during his travels to the most remote and wildest places in the world. Later that day Gordon will talk about the weird and wonderful wildlife he’s encountered over more than 25 years of travel to some of the most challenging and dangerous environments on the planet.

Other stages include:

Editing Suite — Sessions here will cover a range of topics suitable for all skill levels, including basic retouching, adding effects, and what’s possible with the latest editing software.

Photo Live Stage — Practical demonstrations covering a range of topics, from using flash to capturing the movement in dance.

Wedding and Portrait Stage — From overcoming the challenges the weather may throw at you to capturing emotion in a family portrait.

Behind the Lens Theatres — Techniques to producing engaging, creative content.

Drone Zone — Discover the best equipment and techniques for aerial photography.

Social Stage — Be it YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, this range of seminars focuses on capturing content that millions will want to see AND how to make sure they see it!



Women Who Photo

One of several inspiring exhibitions at the show, Women Who Photo showcases  the work of some leading female photographers and filmmakers. These women are all making their mark on what are even now considered by many to be male-dominated industries. Many will also be leading talks at the show, including Holly-Marie Cato, a London-based, freelance photographer and filmmaker with a passion for travel, community and street photography, and the inspiring British wildlife photographer, Tesni Ward. Holly-Marie’s talks are on the Tuesday, while Tesni’s are on the Saturday and Sunday.




What not to miss at The Video Show 2019

Video is now more popular than ever, from sharing clips from your holiday with friends to professional film-makers promoting everything from vacations to climate change on the internet. This year, more people will be spending more time watching videos on the internet than ever before. To reflect this growth and the close synergy between photography and video, The Video Show makes its debut alongside The Photography Show in 2019. This is the place to get your hands on the latest tools and gadgets and improve your skills from filming to post-production and everything in between. Some of the biggest brands and most experienced film-makers will be there, including Rupert Cobb (brought to the show by Panasonic), with his insights on creating a music video from start to finish, and multi-award winning Ivo Marloh, sharing his approach to making adventure documentaries.

The Video Show highlights

Video Live Stage – A series of demos and hands-on sessions with tips on video production and camera work, each one focusing on a different aspect such as lighting and sound.

In Motion Theatre – Seminars focusing on inspirational storytelling and how to create engaging video content.

Beginners and Pro masterclasses – In-depth sessions aimed at varying levels of experience.

Post-Production Suite – Seminars covering post-production techniques, workflow and software for everyone from corporate film-makers to vloggers.

Drone Zone – Demonstrations showcasing the best aerial filming technology.

Social Stage – Discover how as a vlogger, you can create professional content on your phone and how to edit on-the-go, something that has always stumped me!

Student Programme – Giving anyone who is currently studying film and video production the opportunity to find out from professionals what skills they’ll need to turn their course into their dream career. If you know someone currently studying film production, please do let them know. Find out more here.

Plan your visit to The Photography Show and The Video Show

You’ll find more details on all the speakers (and the impressive line-up is huge), here. Deciding which day to go is rather doing my head in. I just wish I could go for all four days!

Win FREE tickets to The Photography Show and The Video Show

Having just given away two tickets to one of my newsletter subscribers, I’ve another two tickets up for grabs! To enter, simply follow Travel With Kat, The Photography Show and The Video Show on Facebook via the Rafflecopter entry form below. You’ll get extra entries for tweeting about the giveaway too.

If you’d like to know more about my photography, you can find out more about my work as a travel photographer, here.

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Get 20% discount on tickets to The Photography Show and The Video Show

If you miss out on this giveaway (see below), you can still get a 20% discount by using the code TWKTPS19 when purchasing your tickets, here.

Terms: Discount gives 20% off standard, advance single-day tickets. It cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, including concession, multi-day and group discounts. It applies to new bookings only and expires on 13th March 2019.


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