Every year, hundreds of photography conferences and conventions take place all over the world. Both amateur and expert photographers travel the globe to attend these educational events where they can learn new skills and connect with some of the best in their field.
With gatherings this diverse, and of such a large scale, questions inevitably arise. How do you decide whether you should even attend a conference? Does it really help? What should you bring to a conference? How will you decide whose talks or master class to attend? Attending a photography conference can be not only a great way of experiencing different kinds of photography, but an opening to approach your photography and philosophy with a fresh new outlook. You can get to hear about the inner workings of a photographer, and how they approach their craft and business. The inspiration and motivation that you gain can be game changing for your photography.
With the fast approaching SILK INSPIRE 2017 wedding photography festival, we turned to some of the biggest names in the world of photography expos for advice. We wanted to know why they believe photographers should invest in such a structured education, in a time where online resources are vast and easily available. Read more