The Photography Show 2018
Last week Monday morning I took a train from Euston to Birmingham International to attend The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham. This is the show to attend as a professional or amateur if you want further information about anything related to photography under one roof. If you want further information about The Photography Show place the name in your search engine and you will get results come back to you.
This blog will cover the images that I captured on the way to Birmingham, at the NEC and the journey home. Whilst there it took the best part of half a day to walk around to try the cameras, make a list of items to purchase before closing time and listen to talks from vendors. Over £100 was spent and details taken and given to other vendors for interest in their services.
For the journey I included a flexible rubber lens hood and a polarising filter to be attached to one of the cameras which I travelled with. The intention was to take pictures through the train window. If the rubber lens hood was not pressed firmly against the window you will see images showing in the pictures, being captured as shown below. The circular polarising filter was adjusted to get the optimum amount of light into the camera.
I wanted to capture moving landscapes as shown below.
The snow that fell over the weekend was still present outside London and there was a lot of scenery on the way to Birmingham.
The sky was a lovely blue with some clouds which were emphasized by the polarising filter.
As the train was coming into Birmingham International I was able to capture images of a plane coming into land.
Did the plane spoil the picture of the landscape or add to it?
All the images were cropped in a panoramic format to eliminate the foreground and the contrast and other settings were adjusted. A high shutter speed and a high ISO was selected to freeze the images.
I arrived at the show and started looking around. From the picture below you can see that the old man was distressed by the image that was placed beside him. On the business side the question was is it time to replace my giclee printer?
There was an upgrade to one of my cameras. I was allowed to place my SD card into the camera and capture some images from its widest settings all the way up to its maximum zoom. The results below are for me to make decisions later on.
The result below was taken by my camera. Since my camera and the show camera are more than two years old I will have to decide if it is worth upgrading. The comparison was not done properly!
There were a lot of items to capture. I heard that this racing car was electric.
It complemented the old fashioned VW van which was converted into a bar.
Finally I captured images of the models. This model wore turquoise against a watery backdrop.
This model emphasized burgundy and red against a brick wall backdrop.
This model posed against good old fashion canvas.
All of these images are good tests for your camera in different lighting situations.
The show was coming to an end so I collected the items listed in my notebook and headed to the train station.
The day had ended so I waited for my train to take me back to London.
Do these pictures go anyway? No! They were just for this blog.
The moving landscapes that have not been shown do have some potential for future use.