Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Family Photography Talks at Photokina 2018


Speaking for Canon at Photokina, the World's Largest Imaging Fair

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be speaking delivering two workshops on Family Photography at Photokina in Germany next week.

Photokina is the world’s largest imaging fair and brings together more than 190,000 visitors from 134 countries at the Koelnmesse in Cologne.  There will be over  1000 exhibitors from the major camera manufacturers to photo labs and also all the weird and wonderful gadgets that help photographers in different genres create such amazing imagery.

I’m travelling to Photokina as part of the Canon team and I will be speaking on the Canon stand on Friday 28th and Saturday 29thSeptember.

I have two talks on Family Photography that I will be giving at Photokina – one on the main Canon Spotlight Stage and one in the CPS lounge on each day.

The main stage will be amazing, with seating for 100.  I will be delivering a talk on ‘Great Family Photos and How to Take Them’.  It’s a talk designed for both professional family photographers and also keen amateurs, providing new ideas and inspiration for taking better pictures of clients or the photographers own family and friends.

The CPS lounge will be a more intimate space. Open to Canon Professional Services members my talk will be longer and more in depth.  I’ll be talking about ‘Improving your Family Photography’ looking at creating new and innovative work in everyday situations.  As family photographers we aren’t working in exotic locations or with elaborate set ups, we’re photographing children in their homes, the park, every day places that we all enjoy.  This is challenging and it’s fun, creating beautiful and unique images day in day out.  I’m really looking forward to sharing my experience and helping others to improve their work.

When I’m not speaking on the stands I’ve got a packed schedule of media appearances and interviews with journalists from all over Europe where I’ll be discussing my family photography work and also my experiences with Canon’s new camera the amazing EOS R.

It’s going to be an exciting few days and I’m really looking forward to it.  I’ll post some pictures over on Instagram Stories if you want to see what it’s like when I’m there.

If you are visiting the show then do come and see the talks. My slots are

Friday 28th at 17:10 on the Canon Spotlight Stage – Great Family Photos and How to Take Them

Friday 28th at 14:00 in the CPS Lounge – Improving Your Family Photography

Saturday 29th at 13:50 on the Canon Stage – Great Family Photos and How to Take Them

Saturday 29th at 12:00 in the CPS Lounge – Improving Your Family Photography

My friends and fellow Canon Ambassadors will also be doing a fantastic series of talks over the four days of the Photokina show on an amazing selection of subjects.  You can find the full timetable here

I hope to see you there.