DI Expo 2017



Saturday September 23rd 2017

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport

Coventry Road

Birmingham B26 3QW

09.00 to 17.00


The Royal Photographic Society Digital Imaging

Group is delighted to announce a one day national

event aimed primarily at our DIG members, but all

RPS or non-RPS photographers are also very welcome

to join us.

This is a multi choice event with 5 sessions in the

main theatre plus workshop studios for portrait and

flower photography. The annual DIG print and projected

image exhibitions will be on display.





We have two downloadable flyers for you to circulate amongst your friends, colleagues and fellow camera club members. Click HERE for an A4 sized pdf, and click HERE for an A5 sized one.




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This programme gives you plenty of time to visit the trade stands, get drinks and chat, then move to your next session.



RPS Digital Image members*                                                               £25.00

RPS members                                                                                        £30.00

Non-RPS individuals                                                                               £35.00

Students (under 18)                                                                               £20.00

Packed snack lunches** are available - book with ticket                £8.50

LRPS & ARPS  Advisory sessions are booked and paid for separately.  See section below.

If you are a DIG or RPS member who is booking and paying for other non-RPS family or friends then their tickets must be paid at the full £35 p.p. rate.  We ask that you respect this otherwise it will cause unreasonable work to sort out when we discover the error.

Note *  -  DIG members can book a second ticket for their partners at the concession price of £25.00

Note ** -  see the downloadable resource pack for full information

STOP PRESS:- anyone can now buy 4 tickets for £100 (Includes RPS and Non RPS members.) No food with this offer.



LRPS and ARPS (not Nature)

These are all now fully booked.




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Tim Flach


Tim Flach is a photographer who is best known for his stylized portraits of animals.
His work is driven by a desire to better communicate stories of the natural world and explore questions of art and science.
In recognition of his work, he has received numerous awards including an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society, an Honorary Doctorate from UAL and Norwich University of the arts in 2013. His photographs are showcased in books, exhibitions and galleries around the world
Endangered is Flach’s fifth book (release date October 2017), following Equus (2008), Dogs Gods (2010),More Than Human (2012) and Evolution (2013)
He works in London, where he lives with his wife and son.



Nick Turpin

Nick Turpin grew up in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire coming to London to study for a degree in Photography, Film and Video at The University of Westminster. At the age of twenty Nick left his degree course to become the youngest full-time photographer on a national broadsheet newspaper in the UK, spending seven years shooting news, features and portraits for The Independent. Nick is a self-proclaimed ‘Street Photography Evangelist’ and has spread his belief in the importance of Street Photography as a distinct approach through books, exhibitions, workshops, TV, radio and lecturing.






Paul Sanders

Paul Sanders been a professional photographer since 1984, after beginning his career as a fashion and advertising photographer. He moved into newspapers in 1991, starting at The Daventry Express.

In 2002 he joined The Times and became Picture Editor in 2004. In this prestigious role he oversaw the entire visual look and feel of the paper as it transitioned from broadsheet to the compact format.  http://www.paulsanders.biz/



Polina Plotnikova

I am a Russian-born UK-based photographer. I studied at Moscow State University and later at Christie's Modern Art Studies program in London. I worked in Image Libraries for over 10 years, dealing with great images produced by the most successful commercial and fine art photographers

One of my favourite subjects is flower photography.

The approach to flower photography that I take is somewhat similar to that of a portrait photographer - for every flower and plant that I photograph, I always try to find its unique look, study its mood and character, and ultimately unlock the hidden beauty of my models.  http://www.polinaplotnikova.com/



Gary Evans

Gary Evans ASIS FRPS studied scientific photography at the Polytechnic of Central London before joining the photographic industry. After working as a technical adviser for both Nikon and Minolta, he joined the Science Photo Library in 1991. Since 2015 he has been the Society’s Science Exhibition Coordinator, organising the popular International Images for Science Exhibition.





David Clapp

David Clapp is one of the UK’s most successful landscape, travel and architectural photographers. A jack of all trades, he began working as a writer, contributing imagery and words for photography magazines. This lead to a career as a full time professional in 2009, amassing a strong position as a global stock photographer. 

After repeat success in UK photography competitions, his creative vision lead him to recurring commissions for AA Travel, Visit Britain and large corporations http://www.davidclapp.co.uk/







Brian Collier

Brian has worked at The Flash Centre in Birmingham for the past 12 years as the Assistant Manager. He has been in the photo trade for over 35 years! Kodak, Fuji and BIPP award winner in the Prolab world. Brian has done hundreds of studio installations and has done Demo’s at Camera Clubs, Colleges and University’s across the world. He is also a Trainer for Aspire.

Brian and the studio lights are sponsored by Elinchrom.





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In the main foyer there will be 10 trade stands from some of the leading photographic suppliers with their latest equipment for you to see and discuss.  Many of them will have special show offers to tempt you. 


There will be stands from

Clifton Cameras                              - our retail partner

Epson                                               - printers

Fotospeed                                        - papers

Permajet                                         - papers & mountboard

Nomad                                            - print boxes

Zenfolio                                           - web sites for photographers

Lee Filters                                       - Big stoppers and filters

David Clapp Photography           - holidays and workshops

DIY Framing                                   - Logan mount cutters

Saal-Digital                                     - Professional photography products (e.g. photobooks)



Each year the RPS Digital Imaging Group holds two members only competitions – one print and the other projected images. We hope you will find time during your busy day to stroll around and admire the very varied work of DIG members from both the UK and Overseas. 

All the selected members’ prints for 2017 will be displayed, along with a rolling presentation of the accepted projected images for 2017.  The PI Comp overall trophy winner will be presented with the Trophy at DI Expo.  



With thanks to our trade organisations there will be a spectacle of great prizes to be won on the day.


DIGIT event catalogue

DIGIT is the quarterly magazine of the DI Group and is highly acclaimed for both the quality of articles and production. 

Issue No 73 (June 2017) will double up as our DI Expo event catalogue. 

If you are a DIG member then you will receive a copy of this special edition DIGIT in the normal way and time.  It will provide you with even more information about the event than we have room for here. There will be articles and images from our keynote speakers. The attending trade will have adverts.

Copies of this edition of DIGIT will also be on sale at the DI Expo for non-DIG members to buy and enjoy. 


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Full information about road and rail links to the hotel can be found in the downloadable Resource Pack CLICK HERE






Drinks will be available throughout the day in the main DI Expo foyer and in the adjacent hotel restaurant bar. 

The lunch time snack packs will be available from  12.45 in the hotel bar.  See Resource Pack for details.  We will be ordering a selection of sandwich fillings for you to select from.  This will be on a first come basis so if you do not get your preferred filling choice then you will have to accept whatever is left. 

Those with special dietary requirements should contact us so we can make special arrangements for you.   Email digexpo@rps.org

As like most establishments that offer food, the hotel does not "encourage" you to bring your own food. Apart from the snack lunches we are offereing, the hotel offers a choice of hot food from the bar or the restaurant. We would suggest that you contact the hotel staff on arrival. to make arrangements if you want hot food.


An H&S assessment will be conducted of the facilities and hotel staff will be on hand to guide and help us throughout the day.

Please be cognisant of the safety of others and do not leave bags or equipment sitting around for others to fall over.



For all communications with reference to booking please contact digexpo@rps.org  OR   DIG Chair   Janet Haines  digchair@rps.org  


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