date: Saturday, September 18-Tuesday, September 21, 2021
business hours: 9 am-5pm
position: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Registration method: Book your ticket here
More than two years have passed since the last physical photo and video show took place in March 2019. There have been two virtual replacements in between, but having the opportunity to return to a physical event is an exciting suggestion. Anyone who has a ticket for the 2020 physical event can reissue the 2021 show pass at no additional cost.
With the latest and greatest photo kits, great show discounts, innovative tutorials, and inspirational talks, it looks like a weekend full of photo fun to suit every level.
Leading companies in the photographic industry, including Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Sigma and Sony, will be on display alongside the best accessory makers and the UK’s largest retailers.
The event is being held at NEC in Birmingham, which is easily accessible from all over the country. It also has its own train station. Enthusiasts can buy tickets now, but professionals (those who make most of their income from photos) can sign up for free tickets. Special student tickets are also available.
We’ve answered some of the main questions about the show below, including details on how to register, how organizers can secure Covid, and highlights of the show.
Photo Show FAQ
Before looking at some of the highlights of this year’s show, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about photo shows.
Is there an admission fee for photo and video shows? If you are an enthusiastic photographer, a one-day ticket will cost £ 14.95 (standard) and £ 11.95 (concession) if booked in advance. You can also receive multi-day tickets (additional date of 50% discount).
Professional photographers can apply for a free pass that is subject to the verification process. You must be able to prove that you are getting most of your income from photo and video related activities.
Students working on a degree or equivalent in a photo, video, or directly related subject will be able to attend for free on Tuesday, September 21st. On other days, students can purchase tickets at a discounted rate.
Is my 2020 admission ticket valid for the 2021 show? Yes. If you already have a ticket for last year’s postponed show, you should have already been contacted about this. If the team does not contact you, you can fill out a special form. Other “extras” such as Master Class and Super Stage tickets should already be refunded.
Where is the show? The show is held at NEC in Birmingham and is located in Halls 2 and 3. Previous visitors should be aware that this is a different hall than the previous year.
How do I get a ticket? Tickets can be booked or registered on The Photography Show website.
Can I bring my camera to a photo show? Absolutely-it is encouraged. During the show, there are plenty of opportunities to take pictures and practice your skills. It may also be helpful to have a camera to check compatibility with accessories and to compare with other models that you will want to buy at the various great discounts on the show.
Is Photography Show Covid Safe? Several Covid policies are in place during the photo show. This includes a COVID-19 status check at the entrance to the building (requires an NHS Covid pass, proof of immunity, or proof of negative test results), and encouragement of face covers and hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue. It will be.
Visitors are urged not to attend if they have symptoms of COVID-19. It is highly recommended to book your ticket in advance. We also strongly recommend that you notify the organizer of your estimated time of arrival so that you can manage your queues.
You can read the full Covid policy on the photo show website.
Who will be exhibiting at this year’s show? There are many different exhibitors witnessing the show. This includes the largest manufacturers, retailers, publishers, photographers and more.
A complete list of people with stands can be found on the photo show website, including complete details about where they are in the hall.
What are you talking about at this year’s show? You can read the full schedule of the talks here, but some of our favorites are selected from:
For more information on travel, accommodation, dining and other questions, please visit The Photography Show website.
What about this year’s photo and video shows?
As always, photo and video shows present an extraordinary lineup of inspirational and useful talk throughout the four days of the show. Some are free to attend, while others are held at exhibition stands. In addition, some of them have to be paid because they are held on the super stage.
Master classes are also held on weekends to teach various skills.
You can see the full schedule for all stages on the show’s official website, but here are some of your favorite four-day highlights.
Lecture at a photo show
Charlie Phillips-Forgotten Photographer (Saturday, September 18, 15.30-16.45, Super Stage)
One of the most important photographers to record British society in the 1960s and 1970s, and until recently Charlie was also one of the least known photographers. This talk records his amazing story and how he feels about being “rediscovered.”
Creating a Photo Carousel for Instagram (Saturday, September 18th, 12.00-12.30, Editing and Post-Production Suite)
Photoshop instructor Dave Clayton shows you how to set up a simple template for creating creative Instagram carousels using both photos and panoramas. A good way to give your gram feed an edge.
Professional Audio for Beginners (Saturday, September 18th, 15.00 to 15.40, Sunday, September 19th, 16.00 to 16.40, Studio)
A short, intensive course to get the professional sound of your video, including accurate tips on the kits you need, how to set them up, and advice on getting the best results. Sponsored by Rode Microphones.
From back to front of the camera (Saturday, September 18, 13.30-14.00, video live)
Find out how to move from the back to the front of the camera. Vlogger learns a lot from this interesting talk hosted by Cinerobota Video.
Equipment for starting the master class (Saturday, September 18th, 11.05-11.40, Sunday, September 19th, 11.05-11.40 Toute Suite)
Discover everything a beginner needs to get started with photography, including the types of cameras and lenses available, their benefits, what to use and what to use. Sponsored by Angelani Corson.
Olivia Arthur-Culture, People, Machines: Human Records (Sunday, September 19th, 15.30-16.45, Super Stage)
Magnum President Olivia Arthur talks about different approaches to her work and different projects. Her latest work explores the human body and how it intersects and changes through technology.
Landscape photography from start to finish (Sunday, September 19th 16.00-16.40, behind the lens theater)
Laurence Norah shares his landscape photography workflow and explains what it takes to become a landscape photographer. Sponsored by Vanguard.
Photoshop for Instagram (Sunday, September 19th, 12.45-13.15, Editing and Post-Production Suite)
Edit your travel images in Photoshop to find an easy way to improve your Instagram posts, stories and videos.
Rankin-Fashion, Film, Philanthropy, Flora (Sunday, September 19th 13.15-14.30, Monday, September 20th 13.15-14.30, Super Stage)
Best known for celebrities and fashion shots, Rankin is also pursuing a variety of creative projects. In this talk, he explores his motives and approaches, how everything is interwoven, and why he enjoys many different elements of his work.
Pocket Photographer (Monday, September 20, 14.00-14.40, behind the Lens Theater)
Mike Kus shows that great photography is possible for everyone, even when shooting with a smartphone alone.
Advanced Guide to Smartphone Filmmaking (Monday, September 20, 11.30-12.00, Video Live)
If you want to improve your smartphone’s video recording skills, join the award-winning mobile filmmaker Imran Azam and take part in this hands-on journey of mobile filmmaking.
Analog Beginner’s Guide (Tuesday, September 21, 15.00-15.30, Analog Spotlight)
If you’ve wanted to try old-fashioned film photography but don’t know where to start, this talk will show you the journey from start to finish of using an analog camera. The talk is intended to show that everyone has access.
Fashion on smartphones (Tuesday, September 21, 10.30-11.00, Shutter Street)
Join photographer Dan Rubin to learn how boutique fashion start-ups have helped boutique fashion start-ups use only the iPhone to capture all the photos needed for a sold-out online launch.
Start with the basics: Video introduction (Tuesday, September 21, 11.30-12.00, Video Live)
Find the basic kits and basic techniques you need to get started with the video. Ideal for those who want to make a leap from still images to video.
What else do you have?
As always, the photo show hall is full of over 100 different exhibitors across manufacturers, publishers, societies, photographers, retailers and more. Beware of bargains, as you will always find a kit that you can buy at a special show price.
Major participating brands include Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Sigma and Sony. Most of these have their own special talks and events that take place throughout the weekend. Here are some of the highlights revealed so far.
It seems likely that Canon will unveil the new Canon EOS R3, which will debut someday after the development announcement in April. The manufacturer will also host a series of talks, including an introduction to the R system, how to use video on the EOS R5 / 6, and a guide to large format printing. Canon photographers will also talk on topics ranging from storm chasing to family photography.
You can also expect the Nikon Z9 to be exhibited at a photo exhibition. Nikon School will also attend this event and will talk on a wide range of topics, including composition, long exposures, portraits, and how to get the most out of your camera system.
According to the latest rumors, Sony’s next camera will be the A7 IV. This may not be in time for the show, but we keep crossing our fingers. Otherwise, Sony will hold a variety of talks on the stand, including the benefits of using Sony lenses, Instagram, and how to move from amateur to professional.
Visitors to the show will be able to get the latest medium format camera, the Fujifilm GFX50SII, announced by the company a few weeks ago. Providing the masses with “affordable” medium format cameras will be a great opportunity to discover how small and light a camera is. FUJIFILM also hosts many talks on fashion and portraiture, street photography, and the importance of photography and videography.
When and where will the photo show be held?
Photo and video shows will be held at NEC from Sunday, September 18, 2021 to Tuesday, September 21, 2021.