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The Big Photo Show

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Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM

The Big Photo Show

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SHOW IS OPEN FROM 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ON BOTH DAYS, MAY 3 and 4, 2014

What is The Big Photo Show?

Seriously  Fun  Photography



The Big Photo Show is a multi-sensory experience where photo enthusiasts, like you, can see, touch, and explore the latest products rather than simply reading about them. Everything is designed to deepen and enhance your relationship with the entire photography experience - from image capture to image output.

Bring your camera and....

  • try new products
  • ask professionals questions
  • learn tips and tricks
  • improve your skills
  • meet other photo enthusiasts
  • visit booths with the latest innovations
  • explore options for output and display of images
  • feed your passion for the hobby!

If you love photography, you'll want to be here!

Click here for more show information and updates!

For an education schedule, visit

Need information on participating as an exhibitor or sponsor for The Big Photo Show?

Your email address will be used to send you updated information about The Big Photo Show 2014.   You may also receive emails from exhibiting firms containing show promotions and discounts.


What are the hours of The Big Photo Show?

The Big Photo Show will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (May 3-4, 2013).


What are my transportation and parking options for this event?

You can find more Los Angeles Convention Center tranportation and parking information here:


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To expedite the entry process a printed copy of your ticket works best.  If you forget your ticket or lose your confirmation, we can always verify your order on-site at our Help Desk.  All tickets will be exchanged on-site for an entry wristband that allows you to attend both Saturday & Sunday.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us anytime  

Visit our website 

Visit The Big Photo Show FAQ page   

Or give us a call at 800-762-9287


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The only requirement is your interest in photography.  ALL ages are welcome!

Children 17 & under attend for Free when accompanied by an adult.


What hotels do you recommend for those visiting from out of town?

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

120 South Los Angeles St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Group rate includes Free high-speed internet and 50% discount on parking

Book Online,  or Call 1-800-HILTONS, or the hotel direct at 1-213-629-1200

                       and ask for Group Code: PMA

*additional room and sales tax in Los Angeles is 15.565% occupancy tax plus 9% California sales tax.

Have questions about The Big Photo Show? Contact The Big Photo Show Community

When & Where

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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The Big Photo Show Community

Welcome to The Big Photo Show community – the place for people with a passion for taking pictures.

The Big Photo Show is both an online neighborhood for photo enthusiasts, and the premier event -- held at venues across the United States -- for photographers of all levels to  hone their skills, touch and try the newest photography equipment, talk to top manufacturers, and network with other photographers.

Capture the photographer in you.

If you love taking pictures – for fun, for memories, or for profit – join The Big Photo Show Community. Here you will meet other photographers who share your passion, you can interact with retailers and equipment manufacturers who offer the best photography tools, and you will discover how to take your photography to the next level.

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  News and Updates
2012-06-05 08:56:04

Get the latest industry news here

2013-02-08 12:35:43

Watch for The Big Photo Show photo contest to open here

2013-02-08 12:38:19

Create an account and learn more about The Big Photo Show community

2013-03-27 13:50:32

The Big Photo Show announces celebrity photographers Erin Manning and Lee Varis among stellar speaker lineup

Professional photographers and educators Mark Comon and David Bever join Varis and Manning in providing photography tips and instruction to The Big Photo Show attendees

read more here:

2013-04-08 13:18:12

 At The Big Photo Show, volunteer pro photographers to offer free Portraits of Love to military families

Military members can register here:


2013-04-17 11:54:40

USA Today’s Jefferson Graham joins The Big Photo Show speaker lineup!  

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2013-04-24 09:25:01

Sony Brings Fireball Tim Lawrence and His Hollywood Show Cars to The Big Photo Show

Attendees of The Big Photo Show can capture unforgettable images of the Batmobile, the DeLorean from “Back to the Future,” the Grand Torino from “Starsky and Hutch,” and other famous cars at Fireball Tim's Hollywood Car Showcase, sponsored by Sony.  read more:


2013-04-25 13:47:15

Samy’s Camera is excited about being part of The Big Photo Show this May 4th and 5th!  We will be recreating our entire store mix of products and services right at the show!
Supported by our Manufacturers and Sales Reps, we will be offering the latest in Digital Cameras and Accessories and offering great savings for our customers during the event.
We will be showing Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji cameras along with Go Pro video, AND all of the best accessories to go with them. All will be on display with our expert sales associates available to demonstrate and answers any questions that might arise.
We will be offering "Special Buys", Instant Rebates and Savings, Prizes for raffles, and FREE giveaways!
This will be a great event for photographers of all levels to learn, test, and buy photo and video equipment for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day! Please stop by booth #901 and check us out.

2013-04-25 13:48:15

Fromex Photo & Digital will be at The Big Photo Show!
As a digital photo lab, we will be showing some unique new products and services, ways to display and enjoy your photography. We will be showing prints on aluminum, photos on iPhone cases, and life-size cutouts at our booth. We are also a retail outlet for the Impossible Film for Polaroid cameras and will have is available for sale at the show. Be sure to stop by space #517!

2013-04-25 13:49:57

Don’t lose another lens cap.
The average photographer loses 3 to 5 camera lens caps per year – don’t lose another lens cap with the Capbuckle!  Keep your lens cap safe and free of dust, pocket lint, dirt and water. The Capbuckle replicates the front of your SLR lens to make a good home for your lens cap. Just squeeze the locking feature in your favorite lens cap and place it in the Capbuckle for safe keeping during camera use.
Visit our booth #376 to try out and purchase the easiest and most secure way to hold your lens cap!

2013-04-29 07:32:26


• McKenna Pro Booth #429
Cheyenne Rouse and Luis Escobar will be available for book signing during show hours on Saturday and Sunday. Editions of each artist’s book will be available for purchase at the booth. Cheyenne’s book celebrates “…the Legend, the Lore and the Landscape of the Great American Southwest” and the HDR capture process that refueled her creativity. Luis’ book illustrates “Running with Tarahumara”, an inspiration story of how Luis combined his love for running and outdoors with his photography business – a combination of running as his sanctuary, his way of life with his profession.

• The Amazing Image Booth #740
Meet award-winning wildlife photographer, Charles MacPherson. He'll be discussing his wildlife photography, which ranges from the arctic to the tropics and will discuss photo tours that are available to those same locations.

• Fun, Easy Photo Education with Erin Manning
The Big Photo Show education headliner, Erin Manning, will be available for book signing and helpful photo tips at booth #324 during show hours on Saturday and Sunday. Erin’s booth features inspiring books, practical advice, and complete photo kits with award-winning educational DVDs. Her popular Digital Photography 101 DVD will be offered at a special show price.

• Fireball Tim Lawrence and Hollywood Show Cars
Hollywood Legend and TV personality/producer Fireball Tim Lawrence will bring in his stable of Hollywood Show Cars to Sony’s Super Car Shooting Pavilion adjacent to the Sony display. Bring your camera or camcorder with you as Fireball Tim will be doing a demonstration and teach proper techniques for photographing/videoing a car each day. He will also be doing a book signing for his new children’s book – Fireball Tim’s Big Book of Wacky Rides. See: 1968 Mustang from the movie “Bullitt”; DeLorean from “Back to the Future”; 1966 Batmobile; “Rod Riguez,” a hot rod made in Japan; Grand Torino from “Starsky and Hutch”; 1977 Firebird from “Smokey and the Bandit”; 2013 Camaro Convertible; 2013 Mercedes SLR; 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia. Sponsored by Sony.

2013-04-29 07:33:22

• Popular Photography and American Photo will feature a live model shoot, held several times throughout each day at Booth #623
Backgrounds, lighting, and tips and tricks offered by professional American Photo and Popular Photography photographers. Attendees will be able to shoot side-by-side with these top pro photographers, and get their advice on lighting, posing, settings and more. Each model will sign a model release, giving The Big Photo Show attendees permission to use the images for self-promotion in print and online.

2013-04-29 13:39:31

Photo scanners from AAA Imaging

Many people over the years have built up a photo collection capturing some of their most precious memories. Graduations, birthdays, weddings and more... AAA Imaging offers devices that can take the negatives or photos from a photo collection and create digital copies that may be used for future prints, online sharing or even just backups on a computer hard drive. Years ago devices like these would have cost the consumer thousands of dollars. AAA Imaging has secured a large quantity and is able offer these devices for under $200 refurbished. Stop by AAA Imaging's booth (Booth # 511) and see a full demo of the Pakon F-135 Plus and Kodak i1200 Plus.

2013-04-29 13:40:06

Sony will exhibit the latest in imaging technology at booth #701!

Sony will exhibit the latest in digital imaging technology, consisting of Alpha/NEX/Cyber-shot/Handycam/Action Cam, and for the professionals our newest in 4K broadcast camcorders. Sony will also demonstrate the new 4K XBR TV’s just launched by Sony Electronics. The Sony manufacturer representatives will be in attendance for this event, giving the consumers the ability to speak directly to the experts.

2013-04-29 14:24:42

Free Photo Walk with Photographers and Digital Artists of Los Angeles

A fun and a new way of looking at things will be the goal for this photo walk led by professional photographers. Join them for new ways of taking captivating images that tell the story about your travel adventure or just a fun day at the park. Each member of the family will have a chance to tell their story in pictures. All cameras are welcome; bring whatever you use to record images from the point and shoots to the DSLR.

We will meet outside the Staples Center at the foot of the Magic Johnson statute on Sunday morning, May 5, 2013. We will begin our walk promptly at 9:00 a.m. with plenty of time to capture images in the LA Live area in time to enter The Big Photo Show when doors open at the Convention Center at 10:00 a.m. It’s a free family friendly event! Hope to see you there.

2013-04-29 14:26:06

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