The Photography Show… Every year thousands of photographers gather at the Birmingham NEC to see the latest gear, software and services on offer. Hear insights from some of the newest talents in the industry as well as the veterans that have folded the industry in the previous 10,20,30 years.

Let us know what you plan to do at this years The Photography Show! Here’s our 7 quick tips for getting the most out of it.

1. Plan it

Head to The Photography Show website and see whats going on, see who’s there and what stuff you can get your hands on. I always write a list of the people I want to chat to and things I want to see, whether that’s from a software or service I want to use or equipment I want to get my hands on. I originally found our friends over at Shootproof at The Photography Show.

2. Meet up with Facebook pals

Try and align the day you go with some of the people you chat with online. It’s a great opportunity for you to do some networking, meet up with old friends or make new ones!

3. Catch a talk

There are some incredible speakers at the show this year, why not check out one of our co-founders Ryan and his talk Shoot More, Edit Less on the behind the lens stage. How to build a photography business that will enable you to lead the life you always dreamed of. Want to spend more time with your family? Or need more time to build your business? Ryan will tell you how he built a business to support 3 full-time photographers and 2 videographers through building community and intelligent marketing that really works. Want to get up to scratch on your basic Adobe Lightroom skills? Our very own account handler/editing pro Amy will be dishing out her top tips in a quick 15 minute talk Getting To Grips With Imaging Software. If you’re heading there on a Tuesday, come and catch both Jake and Ryan presenting at the Turning Daydreams Into Day Jobs. 

4. Drinks anyone?

Head to the after hours networking events 16:00 – 17:00 on a weekdays and 17:00-19:00 on a weekend. See you at the bar kid!

5. Come see us! – Come find us at Stand F1

Come find us at The Photography Show at Stand F1 where we’ll be giving away tonnes of advice on saving yourself time as well as a few secret giveaways!

6. Shootproof talks – Work Less. Earn More. 

ShootProof will be running daily workshops on online business tools to increase efficiency and profitability at 10am and 2pm on their stand (F154). You will also get a downloadable PDF and a free year of ShootProof to take away with you! Say whaaaaaaat.

7. Win a camera! 

Head to the canon stage and enter to win a new Canon 1300D and lens!