it looks like it's that time of year again, and everybody is getting over the big bird in the oven by now, and thinking about how successful was your Christmas, did you turn over a new leaf did you even produce some great work and convert that work into a calendar or even a book or maybe just a fantastically framed photograph now hanging on your wall?
For those in the know, especially in the UK you will no doubt have travelled up the M42 motorway and found your way to the Birmingham NEC Centre at some point in your life or career, I have visited the place many times now, its a massive complex and it features several shows in the year, including shows on dentistry and high performance cars, and of course not forgetting the caravanning and camping show, (people think about holidaying at this time too).
However for us creative lot, the most important date especially if you like me are studying or are just as passionate about photography like myself. The NEC Birmingham will be hosting the one show you will definitely will be interested in The Photography Show
The Photography Show is the brand new exhibition dedicated to the world of photography.
Taking place from 1-4 March 2014, this is the perfect forum for professional photographers, enthusiasts, amateurs, mobileographers, retailers and anyone who operates within the photography industry.
The Photography Show provides an unrivalled platform to get hands-on with the latest gear from over 200 exhibiting brands, including industry giants Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Epson and Sigma. So when you have finished exploring what the brand names have on offer for the forthcoming year, you can explore further and take in a show or two.
On each day the they're many professionals who will show you how to take great pictures if you're just a beginner or even an intermediate and just want to progress further and make your chosen field stand out that much more.
Not only that but they have great photographers who will be talking about their work, one such photographer who has made countless contributions to photographic media including his library of bibliography photographic extraordinaire is Steve McCurry . We all agree that Steve's work as a photojournalist is outstanding, his work ranges from the most subtle form of portraiture to vast landscapes depicting war torn countries and unique insight in to little known corners of the Indian and Asian Continents, to the astrid beauty of the mountainous landscape of Afghanistan for which most of his work is credited for.
Steve McCurry will be giving a talk on his techniques and the story behind his photographs on Monday 3rd March
Will be making an appearance too, the iconic fashion and portrait photographer who has established himself as one of the worlds leading influential fashion portrait photographers will be sharing his trade secrets and why he is still current and very much inspired, Rankin of course had a very inspiring exhibition recently with alive in the face of death The subjects having varying degrees of hardship and their story telling made compelling viewing.
As some of you may know fashion photography can be a very rewarding and lucrative career, it also incorporates to some degree Wedding Photography This subject will also be a key talking point at the exhibition so if your like me and shoot the odd wedding or shoot weddings on a regular basis, then there is something for everyone whatever your level.
Not only that but there is much more in the way of fashion, there will be a catwalk too, so some head turning stuff so remember to have your camera at the ready!