Focus on Imaging 2013, Birmingham NEC

Focus on Imaging 2013

It’s that time of the year again. Every year in March, thousands and thousands of photographers attend Focus on Imaging at NEC Birmingham, to check out new photographic gear on offering. I’ve been going to these trade shows every year for the past 5-6 years, and always enjoy these days out. This year, I’ve just bought 2 new cameras (that’s for another blog), so I turned up with intention of spending, well, nothing. And for the first time, I’ve managed to keep my promise. As tempted as I was with some cool gadgets and products, I realised that, actually, I didn’t have any need for photographic equipment per se. The studio could do with a few new additions, but they would need to come from DIY stores and car boot sales. 2013 is off to a great start for Studio 197 Birmingham, and there will be a lot of new and exciting things happening in the next few months. I’ll update you with the progress, for sure. Anyway, here are a few snaps from the day (and yes, they are absolutely nothing more than snaps, I’m afraid. Only took the compact, and had no real desires to be making pictures today).

Focus on Imaging 2013 NEC Birmingham

Focus on Imaging 2013 NEC Birmingham

Focus on Imaging 2013, Birmingham NEC

Focus on imaging 2013 – there were loads of guys with their big zoom lenses. Always baffles me what they want to photograph at a trade show.

Focus on Imaging 2013, Birmingham NEC

Club 197 members Greg and Martin.

Focus on Imaging 2013, Birmingham NEC

This was one of the cool things we saw on the day. Laser cut out from a mount. We wants it!!!

Focus on Imaging 2013, Birmingham NEC

A nice, not so cold, Abbots Ale to finish off a great fun day out!

It was a good day out overall, and met up with some old friends (who just wouldn’t have their photos taken!). I’m sure I’ll be back again next year, and the following year. One of these days, I will attend a talk or 2 as well. See you next year, Focus!