The Photography Show 2016 & Instagram Birmingham

Its that time of the year again when the annual Photography show opens in Birmingham for four days. Its for amateurs and professional photographers alike with lots of good deals on equipment and tutorials from leading suppliers.


I am an avid Lightroom user and its good to hear the latest techniques on using the software from Adobe engineers. I went on few other talks on getting the most out of your blog and making money from your photos through stock photographs.


The Photography show is the place to be if you are interested in photography and I have been regularly been going to Birmingham for it. It is easier to get to from London with cheap tickets when booked in advanced. The app for the show is brilliant and is a must if you want to find out all the education talks and workshops which are mostly free.



The above photograph is taken from an interesting talk by a Nikon photographer who takes photographs on film sets. This year I stayed over Saturday night in a lovely hotel near the NEC so that I could go to some of the Birmingham Instagram walks. There was the long exposure walk on Saturday evening although we missed the main walk and went and did a few shots around the city on our own and met up with the main group later.


Long exposure Walk
Long exposure shots from around the center of Birmingham from the Birmingham Catherdral to the Bull ring, the new station called the Grand Central plus some shots near the Birmingham museum.




Lake Pendigo

On Sunday morning it was up at the crack of dawn for a photo walk taking photos over the Lake Pendigo which is near the NEC centre. Below is one of my photographs I took at blue hour just before sunrise. Unfortunately it was rather cloudy so no sun on the lake. More of my photographs of the sunrise can be seen on Flickr, the link is below. The light changed very quickly within a few minutes. The photo walk was organised by Steve Walton from The Master Photographer Association.


In the afternoon we went on a last walk around the Jewelry quarter in Birmingham. Met up with some fabulous people from around Birmingham if you are in the area and looking to find some like minded people check out their Instagram link below.

Jewellery Quarter Instameet
Organised by Instagrammers of Birmingham and Visit Birmingham this walk takes you through the world renowned area which has some beautiful architecture, cemeteries and green squares. Below are 10 of the photographs I took from the various place with lots more on Instagram and Flickr (links below).


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