22 Mar 2017

The Photography Show 2017

The Photography Show was on at The NEC, Birmingham, between 18th-21st March and as soon as I found out about it I knew I just had to go! So on Sunday I headed over there to see what it was all about.

As soon as we walked in, it was pretty overwhelming! I've never been to the exhibition before so I didn't really know what to expect. There were so many stalls selling cameras (obvs), tripods, gimbals,  printers, drones, props, lenses and just so so so much more!

Walking around the gigantic hall, there were photo prop areas dedicated to people testing out other cameras or practicing their skills. The jewellery set up was great to try out more macro photography and then there was a random man amongst some flowers... why, you may ask? I'm not too sure either but I just went with the flow!

We decided to go have a browse around and even caught a few talks, demonstrations and tutorials by Nikon, Color Confidence, CanonSony and so much more! We even had a chance to look at some really cool photo booths by Booth Revolution (highly recommend, btw) and some picture taking mirrors by Fotomaster, which was SO cool!

Also managed to get some decent discounts on Adobe Creative Cloud memberships - very handy as I was just looking into buying the photography package! There were several photography safari companies there too, which was interesting as I got to see what they all had to offer. I'm intrigued by these experiences and have been looking into doing one and as I am finishing university very soon, it is the perfect time!

I'm actually on the hunt to upgrade to a newer camera and after researching into a few different brands and full-frame cameras, the dream is to get a Canon 5D Mark III. This is so out of my price range right now but at the show there were many stands selling second-hand cameras, and the 5D's were decently priced (particularly at the Camera World stand). They also had some great lenses on offer as well as flash guns and tripods! I would recommend buying second-hand or part exchanging if you are on the hunt for a camera or equipment that is a bit out of your price range.

Overall, the show was very informative and interesting as I learnt a lot of tips and advice, discovered equipment and brands that were new to me and experienced a whole new side to photography that I wasn't even aware of! I highly recommend going when there is another one on whether you are an amateur, enthusiast, professional... anything - it was a fun day out and you learn actually a lot!


  1. This sound like such an interesting yet amazing exhibition!! I have never heard of it before but would be very intrigued about going next time. I also love a good discount on items haha!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    1. They also do a free student day - definitely worth it!


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