Preview: lighting at the 2014 Photography Show

A quick guide to everything lighting-related happening at the Photography Show on 1–4 March 2014.

The Photography Show 2014

Next week we’ll be heading down to Birmingham to take in the 2014 Photography Show. What will be on offer to illuminate the photographic hordes who visit?

The Photography Show 2014

As well as a whole host of classes, workshops and events, manufacturers are using the trade fair to launch their latest lighting gear. Here are some highlights.

New products at the show

Nissin i40 on Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameraProfoto B1 500 AirTTL

Other exhibitors of note

  • Bowens are hosting some networking events and classes for pros — P1, Pro & Retailer Lounge
  • Broncolor/Hasselblad, if you like to lust after really high-end gear — K50
  • Enlight Photo, makers of the Frio coldshoe and Orbis ringflash — K82
  • The Flash Centre has studio lighting workshops and show specials — P60
  • Hähnel have a nice range of triggers and accessories — L70
  • Highspeedflash.com with their extreme action-freezing MicroFlash system — M80
  • Kenro will show the Reflecta range of affordable studio lighting kits — L65
  • Manfrotto UK offer a number of talks and lighting demonstrations — K40
  • Metz UK (Intro 2020) for flashguns, studio lights and video LEDs — N50
  • PixaPro, whose Lumi, PowerCore & PowerGenerator we recently reviewed — P30
  • Viewfinder Photography with a new range of vinyl and collapsible backdrops — A10

On Sunday and Monday you might also bump into Chris Clark, the managing director of Hink, who will have a goose-shaped prototype flashgun hidden up his sleeve.

The Photography Show takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK on 1–4 March 2014. Are you going? What are you looking forward to seeing or hearing about the most?

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David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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