Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th January 2024
Novotel London West, Hammersmith

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Victoria Haydn

THURSDAY 18 JANUARY | 13:30 - 14:15

‘The fear of changing genres’ with Portrait Photographer, Victoria Haydn

Victoria Haydn spent 10 years at the top of the Premier League photographing the stars of Manchester City Football Club. Learning visual marketing tricks from one of the biggest clubs in global sport, Victoria knew she could use her knowledge to help other businesses. Now she helps kick-ass business owners elevate their brands with personal branding photography.

Victoria’s experience has involved seamlessly switching genres from the male dominated sports world to the artistic maternity genre. Since then, Victoria has migrated to a new world of portraiture in Personal Brand photography where she is thriving. Switching genres can be daunting, but during this talk Victoria will take us on a journey of how she has navigated the changes and curveballs in her ever adapting career.

FRIDAY 19 JANUARY | 13:30 - 14:15

‘Can we talk about Fashion Photography?’ with Fashion Photographer & Canon Ambassador, Ian Hippolyte

One of London’s emerging talents, Ian Hippolyte endeavours to tell diverse and empowering stories through distinct fashion imagery. With an audience of over 100,000 across his social channels, Ian uses his knowledge to inspire and educate aspiring image makers worldwide.

Known for creating bold and polished fashion imagery through his sophisticated use of light and colour, in this talk, Ian will explore the incredible world of fashion photography, delve into his creative process and take us through his journey as an image maker, highlighting works from his portfolio.


SATURDAY 20 JANUARY | 13:30 - 14:15

‘The Art of Destination Weddings’ with Wedding Photographer & Canon Ambassador, Igor Demba

Igor has been in business for over 10 years, and truly believes he has the best job in the world. Born in Portugal and having lived and travelled all over the world, he's picked up bits and pieces from each culture and that inspires him to keep pushing his work creatively. Recently he was named a Canon Ambassador and Top Wedding Photographer in the World by Harper’s Bazaar, which really excited his mum! Igor is currently based in Peterborough and is married to the wonderful Zion, and they have two beautiful daughters.

Inspiration is everywhere and as photographers, it’s our responsibility to foster our gifts and chase creativity. This talk will help you set on a path of identifying characteristics that can set you apart in a saturated wedding photography market.


EOS R6 Mark II-Sample-1


Visit the Canon stand during the Convention to enter our free prize draw, exclusively for attendees of The Society of Photographers Convention 2024. This year, we’re offering you the chance to win a Canon EOS R6 Mark II + RF 70 200mm F4L IS USM.

Good luck!

Lucia Griggi holding a Canon EOS R6 with a Canon RF 70-200MM F4L IS USM lens.


  • EOS R5_Front_BODY
    Re-think what you know about mirrorless cameras. The EOS R5 uncompromising performance will revolutionise your photography and filmmaking.
  • EOS R6 Mark II_Front_BODY
    Stills or video, action or portrait – the EOS R6 Mark II’s blend of performance and image quality lets your creativity thrive.
  • RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
    Capture the world with outstanding flexibility and quality with a super compact F2.8 telephoto zoom that incorporates a five-stop Image Stabilizer to ensure great hand held results.
  • RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM
    The RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM offers close-up versatility with subtle telephoto compression and 5-stop image stabilisation in a compact, lightweight body.
  • ImagePROGRAF PRO-1000
    Print with confidence and in stunning detail with the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000. With an advanced 12-ink system for a wider colour gamut and a seamless print workflow from input to output, bring what you capture to life.
  • ImagePROGRAF PRO-300 
    Take your printing to a brand new level with a beautifully compact professional A3+ printer that has all the qualities of the ImagePROGRAF PRO range, rewarding you with rich, vibrant and exquisite gallery quality prints every time.
  • EOS C70
    The EOS C70 is a new generation RF Mount Cinema EOS camera with a Super 35mm DGO 4K sensor designed to bridge DILC and Cinema Cameras.
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