The annual Photography Show and Video Show, normally held in Birmingham, England, is going virtual this year with a planned ‘Virtual Festival’ on September 20th and 21st. The move to an online platform for 2020 will open up the photography show to a global audience and give a chance to those who would not normally be able to attend, myself included, to participate in this annual exhibition of all things photographic. From the comfort of your home you can browse through over 100 exhibition stands and view the latest photography and video gear, including the latest offerings from top camera brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and Panasonic. You can develop your creativity and stimulate your imagination by checking out the varied programme of tutorials, workshops and practical demonstrations and get advice on everything photography and video related from a team of experts. There are over 170 free talks and you are invited to drop in and out, ask questions, listen to interviews with top photographers and watch and learn from location shoots and projects by well known creatives that will inspire and motivate. There are sessions on all types of topics, suited to all levels of photographer practising in all genres, including talks and demos giving practical tips on how to get the most out of your camera. Here is a small sample of what’s on offer:
“Street photography – editing on the go”
“Creating the perfect online portfolio”
“So… you want to be a photographer”
“Shooting a BBC documentary series on an iPhone”, where the presenter of BBC4 documentary series ‘Canal Boat Diaries’ talks about his experiences of shooting and presenting the series on his iPhone.
These are just a few of the many workshops available over the two days. There are so many sessions to choose from that there should be something to interest everyone, whether professional photographer, enthusiast or complete beginner. Registration for the event is free and once you register you will be sent an email with a link. If you can’t attend the live event you can use the link to watch the content online for four weeks after the event, with the exception of the live chat and Q&A sessions.
This blog post is just my 'taster' for the event. Please share it with anyone you think might be interested in attending the show. For more detailed information and complete programme of events over the two days of the show, check out the official links below