The Photography Show 2022: Everything You Need To Know

Join us in Birmingham and spend some time with the PixaPro team at the NEC, Birmingham between 17th – 20th September 2022

The Photography Show and Video Show is one of the must-attend live events of the year for any seasoned professional or enthusiastic fan.


Frequently Asked Questions: 

Who we are?

We are EssentialPhoto, providing all-in-1 video and photo lighting solution. We are kindly and friendly served everyone from the hobbyist to professional. Our company ethos are prioritise to customers and their requirements. With our award-wining product range and being to the customer-oriented company. EssentialPhoto has become synonymous with quality, inegrity and expertise. We offer an unparaleled expertise to bring image innovation in all facets of your life. Our mission is sustainabbility are provided with health, safty and enviromental protection standrads by create and supply high quality photography lighting euqipment. At (part of PIXAPRO), your success is our success; therefore, we provide you with super-fast delivery of photography gear in the UK with a warranty. There is no grey import; everything is locally dealt with, from production to house repair centres. 

Longestly and directly partner with Godox in UK 

EssentialPhoto has consistently provided authentic consumer electronics of the best quality, purchased directly from the manufacturer, at competitive prices. We've recently been given Official Partner Status with Godox themselves, as we've been working with them closely since 2012 to bring Godox to the UK market. As the results, we're able to pass your feedback on products directly to them, and we're given exclusive privileges to work with their design and innovation team for input on their new upcoming products.

More than just a distributor for Godox equipment, we've recently been given our PixaPro products.

Why should you join with us? 

Here we have inspiring talks, interactive demonstrations and the newest lighting equipment on the market, not only from us but from Godox. Everyone will be welcome to view, test out, and interact with all of the largest, greatest, and most modern lighting equipment available.

On- Stand Demos 


  • 10:45-11:30 - Gavin Hoey: Little and Large Lights
  • 12:00-12:45 - Jake Hicks: Impactful Editorial Gelled Portraits
  • 13:15-14:00 - Tommy Reynolds: Cinematic Lighting for Portraiture 
  • 14:30-15:15 - Jake Hicks: Perfecting the Warm Glow Effect
  • 15:45-16:30 - Gavin Hoey: Never-Fail Portrait Lighting
  • Sunday

  • 10:45-11:30 - Gavin Hoey: Little and Large Lights
  • 12:00-12:45 - Jake Hicks: Perfecting the Warm Glow Effect
  • 13:15-14:00 - Tommy Reynolds: Portable Lighting for Wedding Photography   
  • 14:30-15:15 - Jake Hicks: Impactful Editorial Gelled Portraits
  • 15:45-16:30 - Gavin Hoey: Never-Fail Portrait Lighting
  • Tuesday 

  • 10:45-11:30 - Jake Hicks: Little and Large Lights
  • 13:15-14:00 - Ania: Creating Powerful Actor's Headshots: With focus on dark, moody cinematic styles.
  • 14:30-15:15 - Tommy Reynolds: Cinematic Lighting for Portraiture
  • 15:45-16:30 - Jake Hicks: Never-Fail Portrait Lighting. 
  • Live-Stage  


  • 11:30-12:00: Using the NEW Godox KNOWLED LEDs for Filmmaking
  • Sunday

  • 12:00-12:30pm- Gavin Hoey: Studio Portraits Anywhere
  • 14:30-15:00- Interactive Workshop: Unleashing Your Creativity with the    Godox RGB TL Tube Series

  • Where? 

    The photography show is located at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, Halls 2 & 3, same as in 2021in Birmingham at Stand K404. 

    When is it? 

    Saturday, 17 September - 10:00am- 17:00pm

    Sunday, 18 September - 10:00am- 17:00pm

    Monday, 19 September - CLOSED Due to State Funeral and Bank Holiday

    Tuesday, 20 September - 10:00am- 17:00pm

    How do you get there?

    By Car

    All of the nearby major roads (M42, M40 and the M6) have signs indicating where the NEC is.

    Parking fees: £12.85 per day (pre-booked)

                           £16.85 if you purchase on the day

    Available Disabled Parking 

    By Train

    Please be informed of the rail strikes that have been scheduled for Saturday, September 17, during the event. Please be as prepared as you can for this. For prospective updates on visitor transportation, we advise following The Photography Show on social media. (UPDATE 09.09 - The rail strikes have been suspended. Please keep checking The Photography Show pages, nevertheless, for developments regarding the show.)

    By Bus/Coach

    Between the NEC and Birmingham Airport, buses and coaches travel frequently.

    Please see the Photography Show FAQs for more information.

    Where Should You Stay?

    As you know, the NEC is close to Birmingham Airport. There have many options of hotels that would be considered (Premier Inn, Holiday Inn, Hotel Ibis etc). 


    Tickets are on sale here

    A one day enthusiast ticket is £14.95 (standard) and £11.95 (concession) if booked in advance. Multi-day tickets are also available (extra days at a 50% discount).

    The Photography Show '22: Fancy 20% off Advance Tickets?

    Good news has arrived! The Photography Show organisers have graciously supplied a discount coupon for our customers to use in order to receive 20% off. More information on the ticket can be found here.