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The Northern Photography and Video Show returns for a third year

[N]ow in its third year, The Northern Photography and Video Show is the only one of its kind in the North and offers a chance to hear talks by some of the UK’s most inspiring photographers and filmmakers, as well as “have a go workshops”  for people starting out with photography as a hobby.

Held in association with Rod Ireland Photography, and taking place at the Rheged Centre, near Penrith, on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May, the show also gives visitors the chance to get their hands on the latest gear from leading manufacturers, and to view and buy a fantastic range of landscape and wildlife work.

With support from Penrith & District Camera Club, there will also be an exhibition of more than 400 photographs from 9 of Cumbria‘s leading camera clubs.

Rod Ireland, curator for the show, says: “This is the third time that Rheged and I have organised the show and its grown year on year. We are particularly delighted this year to have talks by the current and a previous winner of the National Landscape Photographer of the Year Award as well as a talk by the renowned filmmaker, Terry Abraham, who will share early footage from his new film “Helvellyn”, and social media sensation Thomas Heaton who is bringing photography to a new generation. This is also the first year we have introduced practical workshops designed to help people develop their skills. This year’s line-up promises to be our best yet.”

“It’s an incredibly friendly and sociable event, as well as a fantastic opportunity to hear from some big names in the world of photography and video”.

Among the sessions taking place at Rheged, Rod Ireland will be presenting a beginners photography workshop, Clare Malley shares her top tips for photographing your dog, Tommy Martin will show you how to capture compelling, natural images of active children, and Emma J Campbell will host a beginner’s guide to Photoshop. Workshops are charged separately and available to book at  Plus there are free talks by Terry Abraham, Thomas Heaton, UK Landscape Photographer of the Year, Benjamin Graham, previous recipient of the award Mark Littlejohn, TV Cinematographer Dom Bush, and Wildlife Photographers, Ann and Steve Toon.

Ann and Steve Toon are also among the guests with stands at the show, alongside: Art By Camera, Ben Bush Photography, Carmen Norman Photography, Clare Malley Photography, Emma J Campbell Photography, Fotospeed, FotoVUE, Jack the Hat Photographic, Kase Filters UK, Lakes Wild Lens, Leica Store Manchester, Longridge Mount Cutters, Long Valley Books, Melvin Nicholson Photography, Mike Prince Landscapes, Natali Barr Photo, Rod Ireland Photography, Sharif Photographic Supplies, Simon Whalley, Sony Centre Carlisle, The Guild of Photographers, The Sugar Shed with Alastair Herd Photography, and Tommy Martin Photography.

Camera clubs that will be in attendance include: Barrow Digital Photography Club, Carlisle Camera Club, Copeland Photographic Society, Eden Valley Camera Club, Holme & District Photographic Society, Keswick Photographic Society, Morton Photographic Society, Penrith & District Camera Club, Workington and District Camera Club.

The Northern Photography and Video Show takes place at Rheged on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May, from 10am to 4pm. Day tickets are £4 and weekend passes are £6 available on the door.

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