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Epsom Downs Racecourse
Oaks Hall
Epsom Downs
Surrey, KT18 5LQ
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Trade show open: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Seminars Start: 10.00am


Paul Wilkinson

Master Portrait Photography

Paul is one of the UK’s most sought-after photographers and is hugely in demand for his distinctive images (and the laughter that goes into creating them!)

With a life-long love of photography and a passion for creating beautiful, timeless images, Paul Wilkinson has established himself at the very top of the profession as a people photographer.

Paul is a Fellow of the SWPP and the MPA and has won an array of national and international awards for his work and is now an International Judge.

His book, Mastering Portrait Photography, is one of the best-selling photography books in the UK.

It takes many things to be a successful portrait photographer, Paul will be talking through his top tips that have helped him create his hugely successful photography business.

Location: Seminar Area

Time: 10.00am - 11.00am

Andrew Appleton

Seeing Like a Camera

Andrew Appleton is a people photographer specialising in beauty, fashion and performance.

A panel member of The Guild of Photographers, Andrew is published worldwide, he also provides photography training services at a number of venues throughout the UK.

Andrew reveals the secrets:

You see an amazing shot – right place, right time, everything is working for you. So why is it that your picture doesn't turn out the way you thought it would? We take for granted the complexity of the human eye and the way it processes visual data to provide us with a truthful image. Being able to replicate what we see from behind the camera is essential for producing exciting and impressive results.

In this one-hour talk, he guides you through the following compositional elements and the role they play in perfecting your technique:

1. Framing
2. Colour
3. Lighting
4. Exposure
5. Camera angles
6. Lens choice
7. Post-processing tricks

The talk includes a Q & A session

Who said the camera never lies? Andrew reveals the truth.

Location: Seminar Area

Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Jon Gray

Creative Lighting & Building a Commercial Portfolio


In this Lecture Jon will be discussing and showing you a variety of his commercial and creative portfolio, and giving you hints and tips on lighting as well as advice on building a commercial portfolio!


Followed by a brief Q&A session.


Jon Gray FBIPP has been a professional Fashion, Advertising and lifestyle photographer with over 40 year’s experience, working mostly in the Advertising industry.


For the last 15 years he has been using his years of experience in Teaching students and fellow professionals, doing lectures and lighting workshops. He has been teaching photography courses at various colleges; The LCCA, The American University in London, Incec, Brooks Film school in L.A, as well as doing lighting workshops for the Royal Photographic Society, The BIPP, Calumet photographic, and Wex Photographic. He also does his own studio and Location lighting workshops on a variety of subjects; Fashion, Beauty Hollywood style Beauty, Art figure, and Dance.

Location: Seminar Area

Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm

John MacRae

How To Start Your Own Drone Photography Business

How to start your own Drone Photography Business - including Q&A John will talk about commercial opportunities available to photographers, how to get your business off the ground and how you can make money from your drone. 

#Flysafe #Flylegal - including Q&A A step-by-step guide to attaining your UAV qualifications and the reason why you should become a qualified pilot. Also covers UK drone laws. 

All the Gear and Lots of Ideas - including Q&A A rundown of some of the equipment and accessories needed to get your own Drone Photography Business off the ground. 

How To start your own Drone Photography Business - including Q&A John will talk about commercial opportunities available to photographers, how to get your business off the ground and how you can make money from your drone.

Location: Exhibition Area

Time: All Day

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