We are please to announce the following professionals will be speaking at the show and more TBC.
Actor / Photographer /Pentax Ambassador
PENTAX Ambassador Bill Ward is a British actor and photographer, born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His continues to receive awards for his work and has permanent exhibitions in a number of galleries and studios. Bill takes an interest in landscapes whether natural, urban or industrial and enjoys capturing the passing of time in a single photographic frame using long exposures.
As a photographer, Bill is essentially self-taught, and has been taking photographs since the age of 6. Constantly in search of peace and quiet, his photography is a response, and in many ways, an antidote to the time he spends as an actor working in the public eye. He is specifically drawn to water, and has a strong interest in history. Things that were once great, faded glory, a wistfulness for a time when, loom very big on his radar.
Bill has pretty much always shot on Pentax cameras and is currently doing some great stuff for us on the K-1.
Pentax: Saturday @ 10:30am
Wild Life Photographer
Andy will show some spectacular images and share experiences from his first few months shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Expect all kinds of homegrown wildlife plus his polar bears and tigers that have both been featured in the press lately.
Olympus: Friday @ 2:30pm
Olympus: Saturday @ 2:30pm
Portrait Photographer, Sony Ambassador
Hannah is a 36 year old multi award winning professional portrait photographer based in St.Albans, Hertfordshire and Farringdon, central London. Hannah is not just any High Street Photographer!
Hannah is a professional portrait photographer with a passion / obsession for light. Hannah is a European Ambassador for Sony Imaging (the first female from the UK) and is a speaker and educator for premium global light brand Profoto.
Hannah made her entrance into the photography world by entering the record books with The British Institute of Professional Photography for being one of the youngest members to qualify within the history of the institute at the tender age of 19!
Having gained experience within the photographic industry (and not just in the UK) Hannah felt it was time to bring her style to the high street by opening her first portrait studio in Cuffley at the age of just 22. In October 2009 she decided to open a second studio in St. Albans which she has run for the past 10 years.
Her love of teaching and speaking now takes her around the world on a regular basis which is why she no longer has a high street studio. Hannah now works from a fantastic basement studio in central London and a beautiful space in a listed building in the heart of St.Albans.