Summer Show 2017

On Saturday 29th July we welcome photographers of all abilities to our showroom for our annual Summer Show, with this year's theme being around travel, holiday, and summer adventures. Get your holiday kit sorted with deals and reps from some of the biggest names in the photographic industry.

Join us at our showroom for this summer celebration of photography featuring:

  • Exclusive show deals
  • Experts from the leading brands
  • Seminars from industry professionals
  • Product demonstrations
  • Free sensor cleaning with Fixation - bookings online in advance only
  • Free prize draw
  • Free ice cream for the first 60 customers
  • Goodie bags for the first 50 customers to make a purchase


The Basics of Travel Adventure Photography - Seminar from Klaus Thymann.

11am - 12pm.

Danish born Klaus Thymann is a multi award winning photographer, filmmaker and creative director. Awards include Kodak Gold Award (1996), Sony World Photography Award (2013). He regularly contributes to the BBC, New York Times and Wired, alongside the delivery of large commercial projects for clients including Nike and Johnnie Walker.

Throughout his practice Thymann reveals a deeply held interest in the act of exploring – both in a physical sense and in a more conceptual manner, one of seeking out new practices and experimenting with new techniques and approaches. His drive to explore has seen him document extreme environments around the world. He regularly does ice and cave diving and has conducted the only scuba dive of the world’s clearest lake in New Zealand. He has documented tourism in Iraq, photographed parkour in Gaza and explored the glaciers of Uganda and Congo via new trekking routes.

This talk will focus on the basics of travel and adventure photography. Klaus will talk to you about combining photography with your other passions and how to create a story in a limited amount of time. We will look at what kind of genres and compositions to consider, how to capture and create moments, and finally how to make all kit fit into a small backpack.

Talk sponsored by Sony.

View more of Klaus' work »

Fashion Photography Around the World - Seminar from Nicole Gomes.

12.30pm - 1.30pm.

After graduating with a first class degree in Fashion Photography at Falmouth University, Nicole’s professional and hardworking attitude gained herself the opportunity to work with industry leading photographers in Los Angeles, New York and London, before tackling the industry herself as a freelance photographer.

As well as having bundles of enthusiasm, excitement and abundant amounts of passion to the table,  her passion and interests as a fashion and portrait photographer are rooted in people and places. In this talk, Nicole will be talking to you about her experiences travelling all over the world for fashion shoots and the challenges posed by the fashion photography industry

View more of Nicole's work »

Travel Adventure Photography for the Professional Photographer – Seminar from Klaus Thymann.

2pm - 3pm.

In 2008 Thymann set up Project Pressure, a charity that documents glacial recession around the world in order to raise awareness of issues surrounding climate change. Through this he has forged collaborations with NASA, the World Glacier Monitoring Service and Oxford University

The Guardian, National Geographic, Vice, Creative Review, CNN and NPR amongst others have featured his work. Thymann has guest lectured at Oxford University, The Photographers' Gallery and Central St. Martins College of Art and Design.

In this talk, geared more towards professionals but of course open for all, Thymann will talk about his experience working on assignments in remote environments, from pitching to clients and research to planning and scheduling. He will discuss working on location in far-flung environments and include a rundown of what kit to bring.

Talk sponsored by Sony.

View more of Klaus' work »

Free Prize Draw:

Come along for your chance to win a brand new  Nikon W300 - RRP £389.

  • Waterproof to 30m. Shockproof when dropped from heights of up to 2.4m. Freeze-proof down to -10° C, and dustproof too.
  • The 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom doubles the reach of the lens to bring the action that much closer.
  • Record 4K/UHD 30p footage or Full HD (1080p) video on land or underwater.
  • The camera’s new Tool button will instantly display GPS, number of steps taken, and altitude/depth or air pressure/water pressure readings on the monitor.


Supplier Activities:

  • Olympus will be conducting Olympus E-M1 MKII pro-capture / macro workshops throughout the day
  • Nikon will be demonstrating the brand new D7500
  • GoPro will be showcasing the sought after Karma drone
  • Advice and information on the latest range of products from Manfrotto, Gitzo and Lastolite
  • First ever showcase of the brand new Sony 16-35mm, 12-24mm and 100-400mm lenses at any UK event.

Free Sensor Cleaning from Fixation:

At the show this year, our sister company Fixation will be offering free sensor cleaning (usually £55 for full frame cameras and £30 for crop sensor cameras) to those who book in advance.

This is service is available for the camera models stated below only:


In order for the experts at Fixation to test your sensor, you must also bring along a lens and fully charged battery as well as a printed version your ticket confirmation.  Sensor cleaning is available by booking online in advance ONLY. There will be no guaranteed walk-ins on the day. Sensor cleaning can take up to 30 minutes per camera. We can only offer one sensor clean per booking. If you wish to book in more than one camera, you will need to book in an appointment for each one.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Limited seminar spaces available on the day on a first come first served basis.

 Book your free seminar spaces below:

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