September 16, 2022
We run through all the best booths to visit at the 2022 Photography & Video Show. If you’re planning your weekend, here are the things you can’t miss!
In partnership with ASUS.
From tomorrow, the entire UK photo and video community will descend on the NEC in Birmingham for the 2022 Photography and Video Show. One of the biggest events on the imaging calendar, the show has takes place every year and is a chance for amateur and professional image-makers to try out equipment, chat with experts, attend seminars and generally get interested in all things photo and video.
The show takes place on September 17, 18 and 20 (it will be closed on the 19 for the Queen’s funeral). A slew of photo and video brands will be there, showcasing new products, hosting talks and workshops, and whether you’re coming for a day or more, there’s plenty to take away.
Here are ten things you won’t want to miss – if you’re at the show, be sure to check them out…
Canon always has a strong presence at the show, and this year the manufacturer is devoting a huge amount of space to its flagship EOS R mirrorless system. There will be product demonstrations and hands-on time with the EOS R cameras and premium RF lenses, including the ‘trinity’ of pro-grade f/2.8 zooms. But it’s not just pro gear, as mid-range and enthusiast cameras like the EOS M50 Mark II will also be available to try. So don’t feel left out if you’re not aiming for the high end!
Fujifilm will have a suite of mirrorless cameras and lenses to try, and if you’re into photo printing, their range of high-quality photographic papers are top notch. Don’t miss the ‘Capturing Creative Movement in Portraiture’ [https://www.photographyshow.com/mainstage/capturing-creative-movement-portraiture] Fujifilm session is running on the 17th. Professional photographer Wayne Johns will explain how to introduce dynamic movement into your portraits, covering lighting, model direction, camera control, and more.
Photography isn’t just about the camera – post-processing is an extremely important part of the final image. ASUS will be at the photography and video show to showcase its ProArt line of computers, studiobooks, monitors and accessories specially optimized for visual creations. ProArt displays and Studiobooks are pre-calibrated with exceptional color accuracy – drop by the booth and see for yourself!
ASUS will also run the Imagine, inspire, create gifts. The game is simple – you’ll have 30 minutes to edit a photo (bring your own or ASUS will provide one), and at the end of the show, a panel of industry professionals will select the winners. Prizes include ProArt swag, as well as a Loupadeck Live, a £200 Wex voucher and more.
4. OM digital solutions
We’re big fans of the OM-System OM-1 here at AP, and we think every photographer should try it. OM Digital Solutions, the company that bought and revitalized Olympus’ imaging division, will let you get to grips with the camera and its all-new OM-System lenses at the show. Come see what it’s all about!
Nikon’s range of Z-mount mirrorless cameras and lenses will be available to try out at the show. So if you’re interested in the sport-shooting Z9 or the new vlogger-focused Z30, it’s worth taking the time to stop by. The manufacturer is also having interesting discussions, including lighting for maternity photography with Tianna Williams, and a session with Nikon Creator Cameron Whitnall on how to keep up with the ever-changing digital content landscape.
6. Sigma Imaging
Sigma will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its “Sigma Global Vision” concept, which debuted at Photokina 2012. It refers to Sigma’s unique universal style and name for all its imaging products around the world, and what it means for you is lucky. to familiarize yourself with all those fine Art, Sport and Contemporary lenses that have made Sigma an imaging force to be reckoned with.
7. Hasselblad / DJI
Hasselblad and DJI have a long and successful imaging partnership and will celebrate by sharing a booth at the 2022 Photography & Video Show. Stop by Hasselblad to try out some of its medium format cameras and lenses accessible, then upgrade to DJI to experience the future of aerial imagery and stabilized video. We are particularly excited about DJI’s session at the Video Hub on how to get started with FPV (first person view) drone imagery.
8. Wex Photo Video
The 2022 Photography and Video Show welcomes retailers as well as manufacturers, and Wex Photo Video is still preparing its schedule. A superb session is planned with a documentary photographer Alys Tomlinson, winner of the Sony World Photography Award and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. But don’t miss Ron Timehin’s Guide to Turning Pro and market your photographs, or Tom Mason’s tips for photographing local wildlife. And if you’re in the mood to buy a kit you’ve tried, there are sure to be some show-exclusive discounts.
9. Analog Wonderland
It’s not just about digital! Online movie retailer and development lab Analogue Wonderland will be at the show this year. Whether you’re looking for advice on developing your home, offers on films or just a friendly face to chat about all things analogue, it’s worth paying them a visit.
10. Amateur Photographer
And finally, we couldn’t sum up the best of The Photography and Video Show 2022 without recommending that you pay us a visit. The world’s oldest consumer weekly photographic magazine will be on hand to answer your questions or simply chat about imagery. Come say hello!
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