After several difficult years the Photography show should be back to its best at the NEC for the 2022 edition.
Should you go? If you do go what can you expect?
The Photography show will be coming to the National exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham
FROM 17-20 SEPTEMBER - WEB Site for Exhibition LINK
TICKETS - BOOK Your Tickets Here - LINK
Adult£14.95(No service fee)
Child aged 14 - 17 years£11.95(No service fee)
Aged 60 or over£11.95(No service fee)
Student – Valid Student ID required to gain entry£0.00(No service fee)
Disabled Visitor £11.95(No service fee)
s excellent road and rail links Plenty of parking and shuttle busses so its all pretty easy
Food & Drink
Plenty of outlets but as you would expect not the cheapest , You can always take items with you.
What Will Be There
Talks Demos and master classes
Also keep your eyes posted for the pop talks and demos on the trade stands. You cant book for these but they are some of the best talks I have seen at the show.
Trade Stand Exhibitors
You can see and buy everything from photo paper to a new camera, from a drone to getting your camera sensor cleaned. The breadth of the exhibitors is amazing and its great to see all this gear up close. Yeas all the big players will be there but sometimes its finding that gem you didn't realise existed.
ie Three Legged Thing I vividly remember finding these at he show many years ago , having a great chat about the technical capabilities of their tripods and then buying one and being so pleased with the product and the contacts I had made at the Three Legged Company.
The aspect that always surprises me is the bargains you can pick up at the show. When I first went I expected sky high prices but that's not the case and there are some great deals to be had (printers in particular - don't know why?). The other key aspect is you can compare options and discuss with the experts before you buy.
Go with a few friends , share the cost and the experience and have a great day out
Meet that trade person who you have spoken with on line
Meet new photographers - make new contacts
Remember to be COVID aware and COVID safe when you go