The Photography Show was back at the NEC in Birmingham. This year saw the addition of The Video Show and Rick was there to share his expertise.
Over the whole 4 days Rick delivered several seminars. This year he focussed (pun intended) on all things video. He ran a couple of workshops on video editing too. He kicked things off with a panel discussion about how important audio is. (If you didn't see the seminar the answer is VERY!)
The Video Live stage was bigger and better than last year and fortunately it was jam packed for all of Rick's talks. There was standing room only at the back and at one point 3 or 4 rows deep of people standing there.
He also hosted a full house in his 'how to shoot for the edit' which gave people pointers as to what they need to do when filming to ensure the editing process can go as smoothly as possible.
There was also a 'live' demo thrown in there for fun - a seminar about getting set up for an interview with minimal fuss and some tips and tricks on how to get things done smoothly and easily.
It's always amazing when people are attentive. It's nice to see people taking note. Literally!
For the Pro Conference, Rick was the guest with the Intellectual Property Office discussing how important it is to protect your images. This was an absolutely packed room full of photography professionals keen to learn and ensure their images are safe.
Finally, after a lot of speaking and seminars came the fun networking evening for the pro's. Rick was asked to be one of 10 photographers speaking for only 2 mins each about their favourite photo and a short story why. The story is a little NSFW but I'm sure if you drop him an email he will tell you :)
On the final day Rick hosted the students and chaired a discussion about getting ahead in the industry as well as introducing some more inspirational speakers.
Hopefully he'll be back in 2020. In the meantime - please drop him a line if you're interested in workshops or having him speak about the photo/video world.