Weekend Post #4- The Photography Show Birmingham March 1- 4 2014

Hi Me Lovelies,
I am pretty sure if you are a regular reader of blogs, you definitely appreciate good pictures ( I think). Even if you are not a blogger but you have several social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc then I am sure you love pretty pictures and most importantly, you are keen to learn how to take stunning photos. Here's the good news, The Photography Show* is taking place in Birmingham which I think is an amazing choice of venue as it is quite central and easier to get to than London. But let me fill you in with the details:

What is The Photography Show?
The Photography Show is produced by Future, the international media group and world-leading photography publisher. Side Note: Future has also teamed up with Handpicked Media and their new collaboration is now called Handpicked Future. The Photography Show was created when the peeps at Future realised that there was no annual event on a national scale aimed specifically at the imaging community which is virtually anyone who uses social media platforms that share photos-which is me, you and almost everyone. The Photography Show is aimed at bridging this gap.

Who can attend?
Absolutely everyone. If you have a an interest or love for photographs, then this show is for you. If you are a blogger, you definitely need to be at this show because you get to learn how to make the best use of your camera (be it DSLR, compact, Bridge camera and even your iPhone). You also get to network with other bloggers and photographers which I think is very important in the blogging community. Even if you are not into photography, it is going to be a fun show where you can relax, network and get your pictures taken.

What's happening at the show?
A lot. I doubt if I can cover everything that is going to happen on a blog post but I can share a few highlights of the show.
  • You get to hear from some of the world's renowned photographers like Joe McNally, Rankin and Steve McCurry
  • There are over 200 exhibitors at the stand and some of them include Adobe, Carl Zeiss, Canon, Nikon, FujiFilm, Olympus, Samsung, Hasselblad and over 150 more exhibitors. This also means there may be some juicy discounts and free tutorials for using your camera and accessories. Find the full list of exhibitors here
  • A workshop (Mollie Takes) brought to you by Mollie Makes and powered by Canon which is perfect for bloggers, Etsy Store owners and anyone who wants to have some fun. You can learn some essential skills and gain the confidence to switch from the reliable auto setting on your camera to manual bespoke settings.
  • Catwalk-An opportunity to get up, close and personal with fashion, portrait and wedding photography.
  • Student Conference: To provide students the vital information they need to turn their photography courses into budding careers.
  • DIY Mounting Workshops where you can learn how to mount and frame your own pictures.
  • On Stand Programmes where there are more free photography training and friendly advice brought to you by the exhibitors, sponsors and partners of The Photography Show.*£10 per session*

Venue and Time of The Photography Show
The amazing thing is it is being run over 4 days so there is no excuse not to attend. The show is on from 1-4 March 2014 in the NEC Birmingham B40 1NT. Various programmes will vary on different days which is why it is important to check the website for the programme of the day. See link to the full programme of the event. It would take place on the 1-4 March 2014 from 10am -6pm on Saturday and Sunday (1-2 March) while it starts from 10am and ends by 5pm on Monday and Tuesday (3rd and 4th March 2014). Details for the venue, timings, accommodation, parking and map can be found here.
The tickets for the show cost £13 only per day which I think is reasonable given the wealth of information and access to wide array of exhibitors. The best news is that all readers of Fashstyleliv will get a discount code for their tickets. Instead of buying the tickets for £13, you can get them for £10 and there is a special code which is "FUTHND142014" which you can use when purchasing your ticket.
Link to purchasing your ticket can be found here.  You can also upgrade your ticket by adding extra workshops to it by following this link.

I am definitely excited about this show because I love photography and I may purchase a new camera if there are good discounts there. I suspect I will be there on the Saturday (1st March 2014) which is the first day of the show so if you are there, please pop over and say hi.  The Hashtag for the event is #photoshow2014 and their twitter handle is @ukphotoshow. I hope to see you all there...see you in my next post...x

*PR post- written as a member of the blogging community of the HandPicked Future Team for which I also received free tickets to attend the show.
*Photocredits: The Photography Show Website


  1. I wish i had known about this earlier! Such a shame x


    1. Oh no!! have you bought your ticket already?? If you have, the good part is I can say hi if i see you..x


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