For the first time, Coverdrone will be attending the The Video Show, co-located with the Photography Show which is taking place at the NEC Birmingham between 16-19th March 2019. The Video Show co-located with The Photography Show is the event for everyone passionate about moving image and photography. Try and buy the latest cameras and accessories, get tips and advice from experts, watch live action demos and be inspired by the world’s top photographers.
With a host of programmes available, there will definitely be something available to spark your interest! See below for a summary of what’s on:
The Photography Show Stages and Theatres
Super Stage – Get insight into the lives and careers of photography greats at The Super Stage and find out how they approach projects, create their own style and the barriers they’ve overcome to get to where they are now. Guests include Lindsay Adler, Martin Parr, Gordon Buchanan, Chris Burkard, Pete Souza, Annie Griffiths and Moose Peterson.
The Great Outdoors Stage – The Great Outdoors Stage will draw you in to the realm of landscape, wildlife and nature photography in all its glory; from tips on how to set up dramatic time lapse and the tech needed for macro shots, to tackling lighting challenges on a rainy day when you finally spot that rare creature!
Wedding and Portrait Stage – Get the perfect shot of a happy couple on their big day, tackle the challenges of unpredictable weather (and guests!) or learn how to capture the essence of emotion within your portraits at the Wedding and Portrait Stage – a full programme will be available for everyone intrigued by or specialising in these genres.
Photo Live Stage – Cameras at the ready! Photo Live is the stage to be at for colourful inspiring and sometimes explosive demos; giving you the ideas and techniques you need to take a variety of awesome and dramatic stills. The programme is action packed and includes a skills focus on important elements such as lighting and capturing movement.
Behind the Lens Theatre – Get more out of your camera! the Behind the Lens Theatre caters for those looking for inspiration and expert tuition – ultimately, to help you refine your technique, up your knowledge (be it business or project-based) and come up with unique style and creative ideas for your own photography.
Social Stage – Led by key influencers and masters of social media, discover how to get your best photos shared, build your following, engage with your community, and make the most of your community to nurture your photography talent on the Social Stage. Whether pro or amateur, a photographer can get a huge amount of benefit from getting their images out there, in the right way.
Drone Zone – The Drone Zone introduces the art of flight to your stills and moving image footage. Questions will be answered such as what is the best tech in the marketplace for aerial photography? Can anyone fly a drone (and what do you need to know before you do)? Even the most advanced drone pilot will learn something new at this specialist area of the show.
Editing Suite – from retouching to adding complex effects, the Editing Suite will offer sessions that examine what’s possible with image editing software – including everything from the basics to professional level skills. Sessions are free but must be booked in advance as seating is limited.
In Motion Theatre – Whether you’re an aspiring documentary-maker, a 360 degree video pro, or a wedding videographer looking to get the edge, learn the tricks of the trade at the In Motion Theatre. Discover how to produce engaging video content across various genres of moving image, using a variety of techniques.
Video Live – And action! Learn from lively, fun and practical demonstrations at Video Live. The programme is action packed, with sessions on sound, lighting and camera technique across a multitude of fields.
Masterclasses and Conferences
Beginners’ Masterclass – Everyone has to start somewhere and contrary to those that consider photography to be a straightforward ‘point and shoot’ exercise, it’s worth understanding the basics to give your stills that extra something.
Turning Pro Masterclass – A hugely popular masterclass which takes an in-depth look at how to transform your passion into a career. Questions will be answered such as where do you start when setting up a business? What does it take to become a pro and acquire a loyal customer base?
Pro Conference – Hone in on the skills that will take your photography business to the next level of profitability and success. Sessions will focus on topics such as what’s hot and what’s not in marketing, the legal aspects of professional photography, and upping your creativity to build a unique, eye-catching portfolio, plus much more.
Student Programme – You’ve studied hard, you’re an amazing photographer and you can’t think of anything better than making money out of doing what you love. But what are the options after study? This conference gives students a glimpse into life beyond uni, what skills they might need, and the support that’s on offer to get that dream job up and running.
The Video Show
For anyone intrigued by, or even fully immersed in the world of moving image as well as stills photography, there is a huge amount on offer! The Video Show has been launched alongside the Photography Show this year to give visitors interested in both an opportunity to learn even more – not only about different techniques and skills, but also about kit and accessories that every budding film maker or professional videographer needs.
All the Photography Show ticket holders will have access to The Video Show programmes and exhibitors too, adding even more value to a visit to the NEC in March.
Coverdrone are delighted to be exhibiting at the Video Show and you can find us at stand B112! You are able to get 25% off sign day standard advance tickets via the Coverdrone discount code CVRTPS19. The discount code applies to advance single day adult tickets and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including concession rates and multi-day tickets. The discount codes will expire at midnight on 14th March 2019. Professional photographers can apply for free entry subject to specific criteria approval. Applications for free passes will close at midnight on 14th March 2019.
We look forward to seeing you there!