It’s that time of year again: Trade Show Season has begun

November 18th, 2013

Whether you are a seasoned photographer with decades of experience or you are just starting out in the biz, it is always helpful to keep abreast with the latest, newest and best photographic products and techniques. Trade shows are a great way to brush up on your skills; be the first to learn about new products; and meet other like-minded and talented individuals to learn from, network with, and draw inspiration from. Not to mention the fabulous discounts and free goodies you’ll receive! Read more about why you should attend trade shows in this blog post.

The best part is, you will get to see us Zennies live in action! Each year, we have new account specials and goodies, and expert Zenmasters are there to chat with you on the spot — and this year is no exception.

Here, we break down the trade shows in the US and UK we will be attending and what you can expect at each one. Hope to see you there!

Imaging USA – January 12-14, Phoenix

At the largest annual convention and expo organized by professional photographers, you will learn how to build a more profitable business, all the while feeding your creativity. Build a support network and learn from other pros who love the industry just as much as you do. See product demos and talk over deals more efficiently and effectively than you can via emails and phone calls. Discover new cutting-edge products and solutions deals and grow your technical, artistic, and business know-how.

The Societies/SWPP – January 17-19, London

At the 2014 Photographic Convention, an event for our UK members, you will get hours upon hours of education. Choose from more than 150 hours of Masterclasses, full-day seminars, Photographic Superclasses, and more than six hours of Business School classes. Dress your best and acknowledge the highest talent at the Photographer of the Year Awards Night, and compete in the 20”x16” Print Competition. photo galleries online

The Photography Show – March 1-4, Birmingham, UK

There is plenty to keep you entertained and enlightened at this popular convention. With several stages and a catwalk, there is constant activity. Listen to photography legends share their techniques and stories on the main stage, get up close and personal with fashion, portrait and wedding photography on the catwalk, and enjoy step-by-step advice from a professional on how to take great images of unusual subjects on the live stage. There’s also a flower garden with simulated wind and rain to practice your craft.

WPPI – March 3-5, Las Vegas

The WPPI Conference & Expo is the premier industry event for wedding and portrait photographers. Every year, nearly 13,000 professional and aspiring photographers attend to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, and experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve productivity. This weeklong event combines educational seminars with major industry trade show and networking events. There’s even a film all about this productive week in Vegas.