Photographers – from beginners to seasoned professionals – can try out the latest equipment and receive advice from experts at The Photography Show & The Video Show 2022.

The show will take place from 17-20 September 2022 at the Birmingham NEC, from 10am to 5pm every day.

Tickets are now on sale for the show, which is the biggest of its kind in the UK and Europe.

Standard day admission is from £14.95 (concessions and multi-day options are available), with Masterclasses an additional £10 per day.

However, Amateur Photographer readers can save 20% on advance tickets until 11:59pm (UK time) on Wednesday 14th September, by visiting Get tickets for the show! and entering the promo code AMPHOTPS22.

Professionals and those in the photo or video trade can apply for free entry (see below).

UPDATE, 13 September 2022

Following the sad news of Her Majesty’s passing, The Photography Show will be closing on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect.  The show will be open as normal on Saturday 17, Sunday 18 and Tuesday 20 September.

Parking booked at the NEC on Monday will be automatically refunded. Anyone who has rescheduled their visit will need to rebook their parking online.

National Rail have announced that they will be flexible with train tickets booked for Monday. More info here.

The TPS team is working hard to deliver an exciting and inspiring programme of talks, masterclasses and activities across the 3 days of the show.

Changes to The Photography Show programme:

‘Super Stage’ presenters that were due to speak on the Monday to the Tuesday (programme here). Monday Pro Masterclasses have been moved to the Tuesday (programme here). Other Monday sessions are being rescheduled to Tuesday where possible.

Opening hours: 

  • 10:00 – 17:00 – Saturday, 17 September
  • 10:00 – 17:00 – Sunday, 18 September
  • 10:00 – 17:00 – Tuesday, 20 September

The Photography Show: main speakers announced!

The award-winning artist and entrepreneur Chase Jarvis, marine biologist, photographer, filmmaker and explorer Cristina Mittermeier and renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior have been unveiled as some of the compelling line-up of speakers at The Photography Show 2022.

They will be joined by Jack Harries, Christina Ebenezer, Kaylee Greer and Roberto Valenzuela, among others, who all will share their expertise during the four-day event.

Chase Jarvis is one of the most influential photographers of the past 20 years – he will share his framework for unleashing and supercharging personal creativity. His work ranges from shooting advertising campaigns for companies like Apple, Nike, and Red Bull; to working with athletes like Serena Williams and Tony Hawk, to collaborating with icons such as Lady Gaga and Richard Branson.

Illustrated by her award-winning images and films, the wildlife and natural world photographer Cristina Mittermeier will share the wisdom she’s gleaned from documenting the far reaches of our planet and its people for decades.

Cristina Mittermeier will be one of the key speakers at The Photography Show 2022

Cristina Mittermeier will be one of the key speakers at The Photography Show 2022

Colin Prior is one of landscape photography’s most dedicated and passionate advocates. His career has spanned four decades and he’ll be sharing his experience, adventures and photography philosophy.

British documentary filmmaker, Jack Harries, rose to fame with his YouTube travel channel JacksGap in 2011, which amassed over four million subscribers and more than 150 million views. In his session Jack will discuss his filmmaking journey, how social media has changed, and how his work has amplified the human voices behind one of the biggest crises facing our planet today.

British Nigerian photographer Christina Ebenezer, recognised as one of Forbes 30 under 30 Arts and Culture leaders in 2022, will join filmmaker and Forward Prize winner Caleb Femi to talk about her journey as an image maker, exploring the boundaries of beauty and building industry relationships.

Multi award-winning dog photographer, Kaylee Greer, will discuss the challenges and rewards of working in this unique genre and show insider tricks for taking images of a constantly moving subject – best camera settings, perfect locations and getting dogs to look down the barrel of the lens.

Multi award-winning wedding and portrait photographer, Roberto Valenzuela, will share personal stories that propelled his business into the spotlight in the US and beyond. He’s recognised by his peers as one of the 10 most influential photographers and photography educators in the world.

Photographer and filmmaker Rick Bronks presents during a previous show

Photographer and filmmaker Rick Bronks presents during a previous show

Over 250 brands

The live event for photographers, videographers and content creators brings together over 250 of the biggest international brands.

Those photo and imaging companies exhibiting will include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm and OM-System (formerly Olympus).

Best for beginners

There’ll also be a packed programme of demos, talks, workshops and networking opportunities.

Experts from around the world will share their experience and advice in a series of masterclasses.

These include some Photography Beginner’s Masterclass.

Experts will include Laurence Norah, who will advise on how to buy your first camera, and Liam Man, who will share his photo editing techniques.

At the Video Beginner’s Masterclass, Alice Greenfield will showcase essential kit for simple storytelling, while Tom Lewis will focus on the importance of audio.

A view of part of The Photography Show at a previous event at the NEC

A view of part of The Photography Show at a previous event at the NEC

Turning Pro Masterclasses

There will also be Turning Pro Masterclasses, which are could prove essential for anyone looking to change careers.

They will include pro photographer Tommy Reynolds on the realities of being a professional photographer and how to turn a hobby into a business.

Emma Alexander will explore different ways of pricing jobs and the importance of usage in her session during the Pro Masterclasses.

Free entry criteria

Professional photographers, videographers, content creators and image-making industry representatives can apply for FREE entry to the show.

All applications must be made before midnight on 14 September 2022 and will be verified against specific criteria.

To find out more just click here.

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