The Photography Exhibition 2015

After a couple of crazy weeks (months? year?), we managed to get a few days off work to rest, finish moving home and generally get a break. So we decided to visit the Photography Exhibition 2015, at the NEC in Birmingham. It was a very interesting and inspiring day, from all the camera manufacturers trying to tempt you with the latest and greatest models, plus some really tempting deals) to small companies selling services like printing and framing. Oh, and drones. Many drones.

I shot my Canon 11ooD all day (ISOs between 400 and 800) with the 50mm f/1.8 lens all day. I also avoided to buy any cameras! Well, almost. Jenny will tell you more about that in due time.

Nikon often gets a bad rap where I am concerned, so here’s a shout out for the people in yellow!

_MG_1003In big shows like these I always like to shoot around the edges of the main action. Every now and then, I get busted (but I am yet to be called out for it!).

_MG_1009Hasselblad had a couple of Marilyn Monroe impersonators on stage, and they were probably the most photographed people of the day. That said, if you catch them while they’re off-duty…

_MG_1019We were very lucky to catch up a talk with the great Don McCullin. He talked through his war photography, which was both brilliant, touching and horrifying. A very engaging speaker._MG_1022Don went on to answer audience questions for well over 30 minutes, often on what were very personal issues, with both clarity and candour. It felt like a special moment; the audience was clearly enraptured.

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This entry was posted by Carlos Ferreira.

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