Amateur or pro?
This year I was lucky enough to attend the Photography Show at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. The show plays host to all the big names in the photography industry as well as companies that offer tripods and other studio equipment. From lighting to printers the show caters to all of your photography needs. And is a great opportunity for amateurs and professionals to peruse the photography world.
When it comes to using my iPhone I know how to use my camera and make the most of its functions. And this is how I want to be with the camera that I was bought for Christmas.
So with very little camera knowledge, I would say that I am somewhat of an amateur photographer and an eager learner which made for one excited blogger on the day of the show!
One of the stands I was most excited to visit was Canon, as a proud owner of an M series, I was excited to see the lenses and accessories that were on offer for my baby.
Along with their expansive range of cameras, Canon was also exhibiting their range of printers for both home and studio. It was amazing to see the image quality of the printers that were on show.
I had a great time looking at everything that Canon had to offer, in particular, the EOS items. And was lucky enough to try the canon ef-m 22 mm lens. This close-up lens is one that I have been desperate to test and it did not disappoint.
Needless to say, it is now on my wishlist!
The KiiPix had its debut at the Photography Show.
This innovative printer is a soon to be launched product by Tomy. It requires no batteries, no app or Wi-Fi connection. You simply open the device, place your smartphone on top, press the button and rotate the dial to print out your photo. The printer uses the same film as an Instax mini and allows the user to print out any image from their phone.
I loved seeing this printer in action and can already imagine it attracting a lot of attention when in use. It is fabulously compact and easily portable.
Available in pink, blue and black I can see this being a big hit when it is launched.
The Drone Zone is the perfect area for people who were wanting to advance their photography/video skills to a whole new angle. This zone allowed both amateurs and pros to discover what is new in the world of quadcopters. As well as how to fly a drone safely and within the correct regulations.
Drone’s are a whole new world to me and admittedly one that I would love to explore in the future. But for now, I am enjoying discovering lots of facts about them.
This was one of my favourite exhibitions, the company whose motto is “Paper Makes the Difference” had put a lot of effort and thought into their stand. With photos from world-renowned photographers displayed on their paper, the company had clearly focused on what would catch the eye.
It was here that I discovered the work of Arina Dähnick, displayed on Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta Satin paper. The image from the Playing With Light collection instantly caught my eye. I have since looked up the rest of the collection and have been just as enthralled.
The Photography Show
From a first timers perspective, I found the show to be a great resource. From trying out new lenses to looking at lighting equipment the show allowed me to compile a wish list of things that I would like.
With useful masterclasses and stage talks, I would highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in photography.