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Speaking at The Photography Show 2018

Posted in Canon Ambassador at 19:21 on 16/02/2018


I’m thrilled to announce that I have been asked to present on the subject of ‘Great Family Photos and How to Take Them’ on the Canon Stage at The Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham this March.

I am on at the following times and the talk is free (although you do require a ticket to enter the show):

Saturday 17 March 2018 10:30 - 11:20

Monday 19 March 2018 13:30 - 14:20

Tuesday 20 March 2018 15:30 - 16:20

It’s always such an honour to be asked to speak and to be sharing my knowledge and experience with my fellow professionals. The Photography Show is a brilliant event, a huge trade show filled to the brim with all the latest photography equipment – cameras, bags, tripods, you name it, it will be there. In the last five years there has also been an increasingly impressive selection of talks and seminars from leading lights in the industry both in the UK and from around the world.

The NEC in Birmingham works brilliantly as a venue and because everything is under one roof it has become the go-to event in the UK for photographers professional and amateur alike.

I’ve been there for the duration every year for a while now as I always help my husband on the stand for his incredibly helpful business software for professional photographers, Light Blue. Each year it’s so wonderful to catch up with so many friends and make so many new ones in the wider photographic community.

To be asked to talk on the Canon Stage is fantastic.

My talk – ‘Great Family Photos and How to Take Them’ – will have something for both the seasoned professional and also for the many keen amateurs who attend the show and want to take better pictures of their children. I will be packing my 45 minute slot with all the information that I can, so that my audience can go away and implement things they have learnt to improve their photography and will also be inspired to take their photography to new heights.

I hope to see many of you there, and for those of you who came to my talk at the SWPP, this will be a different talk so please do come and see me again, it will be lovely to have faces I know in the audience.

In the meantime, any questions, just pop a comment below or drop me an email.

Canon Ambassador - Helen Bartlett

Posted in Canon Ambassador at 13:42 on 10/11/2017


Today is a very good day. Today I have become a Canon Ambassador

I am over the moon, having the opportunity to represent Canon on the world stage is something that I dreamt of when I started my family photography career but I hadn’t expected this dream to become a reality. Years ago, one of my photographic mentors gave me the advice to “Work hard and take great pictures, and then great things will happen”. I’ve worked hard, I like to think I’ve taken some great pictures and – wow! – a great thing has happened.

It wouldn’t have happened without my amazing family and friends, so at the risk of sounding like an Oscars acceptance speech, a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me, in particular my wonderful husband Tom. It also wouldn’t have happened without my fabulous clients, many of whom have shared the journey with me from my first professional shoots back in 2003 with their regular sessions over the years. Watching your children grow and recording their childhood in pictures has been a pleasure and a privilege, and I can’t wait for all the exciting things we will do together in the future as we continue to document their young lives in photographs for your walls and your albums.

Thanks to Canon for giving me this opportunity, I know we are going to build great things together and inspire many new photographers on their journey. Over the coming years, I will be helping Canon to engage with a wider audience, sharing my skills and experiences with professional photographers and keen amateurs alike to help them improve their photography. I will be posting more information about my role as a Canon Ambassador here on the blog in the future but equally, if you would like to join my mailing list then send me an email and I can keep you up to date with any speaking engagements.

For those of you who are new to my work, have a look around the site, at my portfolios and blog. You can also follow me on social media; on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Do stop by and say hello, and I look forward to meeting many of you online and in person over the coming months.