The Photography/Video show has now been postponed until September.
There has been a dramatic but not entirely unexpected eleventh hour postponement of The Photo Show, just days before the flagship event for the British photographic industry was due to open its doors. Faced with increasing concern by some of the major players in the business who were due to exhibit there and the fact that a gathering of this kind where the prime objective is to handle and try out the latest kit – a nightmare in terms of the potential to spread the virus – the organisers have taken the decision to suspend the event until September at the earliest.
Obviously more news will be forthcoming as the situation develops but for now it’s a case of wait and see and we’ll keep you updated through this website and Professional Photo Magazine as more information come through.
Here is the full statement from the TPS organisers explaining the reason for the cancellation:
To date, The Photography Show & The Video Show has been following Government guidelines regarding the continuation of our event surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus. However, as the news has been progressing we have listened to the concerns, from all parties, around the health and welfare of their staff.
The wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is of the utmost importance, we have therefore taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone The Photography Show & The Video Show until later in the year, when we will be able to deliver the show you deserve. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.
Please bear with us while we try to establish new dates. We will be in touch with all our visitors as soon as we have more information about when this incredible show will happen.
We have compiled a list of FAQs below to answer any concerns you may have.
Message from The Photography Show & The Video Show Team:
‘We are incredibly disappointed that we’ve had to take this action so close to the event opening. However, it became clear that the recent acceleration in Covid19 cases in the UK has led to heightened concerns for all participants and the show would be negatively impacted from all perspectives should we have proceeded. We understand how important the show is both from an industry and community point of view so we are pleased that we are able to postpone to September when we are hopeful that the threat of Covid19 will have significantly rescinded. Please bear with us while we make all the necessary arrangements to facilitate this move and contact all participants’.
Q – The show has been postponed, will I need to register again for the new dates?
A – Good news, your badge will be valid for the September show so you don’t need to do anything.
Q – I have bought Extras (Masterclass tickets, Super Stage tickets, Workshop tickets), will I be issued a refund?
A – All Super Stage and Workshop tickets will be automatically refunded. Masterclass tickets will remain on your order unless you request for them to be refunded.
Q – Will the programme and exhibitors be the same for the postponed show?
A – We will aim to keep the programme the same where possible, subject to speakers being available for the new dates. We also hope that the exhibitor list will remain much the same.
Thank you for your understanding.
Kind regards, The Photography Show & The Video Show Team
More than 32,000 professionals and enthusiasts are expected to pass through the doors over the four days, looking to be inspired by expert talks and live demos while keeping up to date with the latest industry trends and sourcing top quality kit.
Showing off their products and services will be over 300 world-leading brands and innovative start-ups, including the likes of Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm and Panasonic. Mouth-watering products on view include both the just revealed EOS R5 (see News Page 5) and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III plus the Nikon D780 and mighty D6, and attendees will be amongst the first to know about exclusive product launches as well as being able to benefit from the deals and discounts only available at the show.
Continually delivering a fresh offering, the 2020 show will welcome a host of new features to encourage collaboration a d creativity. Resembling a real-life street, Shutter Street will provide the perfect stage for sessions and live demonstrations on a huge range of topics across photography and video, from street photography to guerrilla filmmaking. Also brand-new for 2020 is an exclusive Action Arena – complete with ramps for flatland BMXers and trials bikes.
For those prefering to create images the old-fashioned way, the Analogue Spotlight area hosts eight daily product demonstrations and twice daily educational sessions. Also fresh for 2020, The Studio will provide a platform for expert speakers to share insight into producing engaging content, storytelling and creating projects using different techniques across various genres of moving image. Across a number of stages and theatres, attendees can get practical, hands-on advice and creative inspiration from industry experts at over 270 talks, demos and masterclasses, all helping to improve their skills in both photography and film.
Head to the TPS website to find out all the latest details of events and activities that are taking place and make sure you get along and fully involved in the buzz and excitement as the industry gathers to celebrate what are very exciting times indeed!
The Photo/Video Show runs from March 14-17 at the NEC in Birmingham and opening times each day are 10am-5pm. More information and details of what’s on at the various stages can be found at: www.photographyshow.com
Meet The Makers
Here’s a roundup of some of the top names exhibiting at the show this year so get along to check out what they’re showing and take a look at the latest gear.
The Canson team at TPS will be joined by a number of the company’s high profile Ambassadors including top landscape photographer John Miskelly, fine art specialist Brian Hopper, Indian wedding photographer Sanjay Jogia and Rocco Ancora, named by the prestigious American Photo Magazine as one of the Top Ten Photographers in the world. All will be on hand throughout the show to deliver presentations and answer questions.
Hahnemuhle will be displaying its full Natural Line range alongside the rest of its Digital FineArt and Hahnemuhle Photo range. Master portrait photographer Rory Lewis will also be on the stand each day to take photos of visitors.
LIGHT BLUE A68
Light Blue software is designed to help photographers organise and manage every aspect of their busy businesses. Visit the stand to get a free demo and learn how Light Blue can help you and your business get set up and running with a free 30-day trial.
There will be a wide selection of presentational products on display, which will include the company’s brand new wall décor range, which includes acrylic, metal, wood mounted and Dibond prints. More about the products can be found here: https://blog.nphoto.com/wall-decor-the-product-everyprofessional-photographer-must-have.
Serif is again sponsoring the Photo Live stage, where Affinity Photo expert James Ritson will be demonstrating a daily 15-Minute Pro Workflow, showcasing the speed and precision of Affinity Photo. Visitors to Serif’s kiosk at the Photo Live stage will also be able to buy Affinity Photo, Publisher and Designer, for a Photography Show exclusive price of £25 each.
As the sole UK and Ireland distributor for Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear, Snapperstuff will be bringing the full range of products from both companies to the show, which includes lots of great new bags and accessories. It’s a chance to get hands on with new products such as the Think Tank Retrospective Backpack 15, specifically built for back road adventure travel.
The UK’s longest-running professional print lab, Dunns Imaging will be showcasing its handcrafted albums, framing and wall art ranges, and professional photographers will be able to save a massive 75% on all studio samples during the show.
Having received a huge response to the annual Dunns photography competition, the winners of this year’s theme ‘Wonderful Wildlife’ will be revealed on the stand. School and Nursery Photographers can see the latest FlexSchools release with live demos, product displays and FlexSchool Champions answering questions about growing a school photography business.
There will be a wide selection of the latest photographic and video products as usual on the busy Kenro stand and of special interest will be the latest selection of NanLite products, including the all-new Forza series of monolights, the ultra-bright MixLite series of 3-in-1 RGBW LED Light Panels and the stylish RGB PavoTube lights.
Visitors to the Nikon stand will be able to experience all the latest products, including the full Z Series range, the brand new D780 and the COOLPIX P950. The much anticipated D6 will also be on display for the first time in the UK, and there will be a series of engaging talks from a stellar roster of Nikon photographers, ambassadors and influencers.
ONE VISION IMAGING H21
You’ll be able to see Belinda Buxton’s prizewinning image from our joint Portrait Photographer of the Year competition on the One Vision stand, along with a wide selection of presentational products. The latest item to be highlighted is One Vision’s Quality Assurance Plaques. Using an individual’s logo, One Vision will print your plaques in monochrome onto pre coated, brushed silver, aluminium plaques that are 95mm square. Simply peel and stick to your Albums, Frames and Wall Display Products to add that extra assurance and quality feel.
The Photography and Video Show 2020 will see Sigma exhibiting its range of Sigma Global Vision lenses, its cameras including the ground breaking fp and its full range of Cine lenses alongside the recently announced Cine Classic range.
THE FLASH CENTRE F123
Head to The Flash Centre stand at TPS to take a first look at the latest Elinchrom ELC lights that have just been introduced (see our News page 5 in this issue). The range is designed around compact go-anywhere heads that are perfect for photographers in a whole variety of fields, ranging from newborns through to commercial projects.
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