Perth’s Camera Electronic is again staging its Photo Live Expo which was first run in 2015 and has continued to grow in size and popularity ever since. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 28 July at the Novotel Perth Langley Hotel and comprises an exhibition all the latest imaging equipment, an extensive program of workshops and speakers, and other activities including, new for 2019, 45-minute ‘Photowalks’ around the centre of the city.

The equipment exhibition – entry is via a gold coin donation (which goes to the Channel 7 Telethon – includes all the major camera brands such as Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Hasselblad, Fujifilm, Leica, Panasonic, Pentax/Ricoh, and Sony. Other brands participating include Sigma, Samyang, Ilford, Tamron, Zeiss, Epson, Lowepro and many more. Products will be available for purchase on the day.

Images from the 2018 Photo Live Expo in Perth. Photos: Camera Electronic Perth

The workshop program runs throughout the day, commencing at 9.00am, and the presenters include many of Australia’s leading photographers, among them Mark Galer (action photography), Matty Smith (underwater photography), Alex Cearns (pets and wildlife photography), Mark Strahan (portrait photography), Tony Hewitt (landscape photography), Megan Lewis (documentary photography) and Nikki Fox (wedding photography). There are also sessions on sports, travel and baby photography plus digital printing and using Adobe Lightroom. If you book ahead, session prices are just $13, otherwise it’s $22 payable at the door (assuming seats are still available).

The Photowalks will also happen throughout the day focusing on using a particular brand of camera or accessory. The participating brands are Nisi, Fujifilm, Canon, Olympus, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, Canon professional video, and Leica. Each Photowalk participant will receive a $25 voucher to spend at the expo.

Pre-expo events include a fashion show which will be held on Saturday 27 July, commencing at 7.30 pm and places are limited to just 30. The cost is $99 per person (which includes cocktails and light refreshments), but participants receive a $50 voucher to spend at the expo. Additionally, a landscape workshop gives you the opportunity to shoot with Fujifilm’s new GFX 100 mirrorless digital medium format camera. This workshop is two parts, scheduled for 2.00 pm on 27 July (shooting on location) and 8.30 am on 28 July (processing your files with Capture One) and costs $199 per person (places are limited to 20).

For more details about all these events at Photo Live Expo 2019, and to make your bookings online visit https://www.photoliveexpo.com.au