Females in focus

One of this year’s Virtual Photography Show’s main themes is Women in Photography. Photography has notoriously been male-dominated - data collected by Women Photograph – an initiative to promote and support female photographers – shows that between April and June 2019, eight of the world’s leading newspapers printed far fewer lead photographs by women than by men. Figures ranged from just 4.2% (three out of 72 photos published) in Le Monde to 47% (44/92) in the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Women Who Photo & Film” is a campaign that was launched by The Photography Show & The Video Show in 2018, to shine a light on some amazing female photographers and filmmakers in a male-dominated industry. The aim of the campaign continues to simply be to encourage women in this field to shout about their work and their passion, whilst inspiring other women to get creating with these art mediums. 

This year’s event showcases a group of 22 fantastic women, all of whom come from different backgrounds. At photoGuard, we’ve highlighted some of our top picks to take a look at during the event.

Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera equipment across all of the major manufacturers since early 2004. Alongside this she is a co-founder of Camera Jabber and was previously Amateur Photographer's Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing's extensive photography portfolio (Digital Camera, Professional Photography, NPhoto, PhotoPlus, Photography Week and Practical Photoshop magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and Techradar websites). Angela also founded SheClicks in August 2018. SheClicks is “a supportive network of women who want to learn, share knowledge, chat and enjoy photography either as a hobby or a profession”.

When to catch Angela during the Virtual Photography Show

20th September 2020: 16.00-16.45 -Creating your own identity as a photographer or videographer

20th September 2020: 17.00-18.00 - Networking: Women Who Photo & Film

Emma Wilson

Based in Switzerland, Emma is a highly regarded international wedding filmmaker, who spent twenty years at the BBC as a newsreader and video journalist. She is a qualified videographer trainer and mentor, and also runs a corporate video production company 'The Story Creatives' which engages audiences with creative filmmaking and powerful storytelling.

When to catch Emma during the Virtual Photography Show

20th September 2020: 16.00-16.45 - Creating your own identity as a photographer or videographer

20th September 2020: 17.00-18.00 - Networking: Women Who Photo & Film

21st September 2020: 16.00-16.45 - How to set up multiple cameras and audio devices for a wedding ceremony

21st September 2020: 17.00-18.00 - Elevating your work with great audio

Jade Keisha Gordon

An award-winning fashion and beauty photographer who works with fashion brands and bloggers alike, as well as high profile industry brands such as Manfrotto and Lastolite. Jade’s career highlight was a 2017 campaign for Nike Curve shooting two plus size influencers. She was also a guest on the podcast Life's A Bag, which is dedicated to empowering and celebrating women of colour. Jade will also feature as a speaker at this year’s virtual show.

When to catch Jade during the Virtual Photography Show

21st September 2020: 17.00-18.00 - The dos and don’ts of shooting a black model

Tania Esteban

Tania is a bilingual zoologist and wildlife filmmaker. She has worked on blue-chip natural history documentaries at the BBC (including Big Cats and Wild Cities), online digital projects for BBC, Netflix and WWF (Our Planet, Blue Planet 2, Planet Earth 2) as well as other indies. A fully qualified CAA drone pilot she is currently working at Silverback Films on a new 8K BBC landmark series. Alongside this, Tania continues to shoot and produce her own short independent films for Panasonic and Atomos as a brand ambassador. Tania strives to raise awareness about conservation through emotive visual storytelling and is equally passionate about getting more women into wildlife camerawork where currently as few as 2% are used on natural history productions.

When to catch Tania during the Virtual Photography Show

20th September 2020: 14.15-14.45 - Shooting for the edit – wildlife filmmaking

20th September 2020: 15.00-15.30 - Q&A after Mainstage Session

21st September 2020: 13.05-13.35 - Workflow of a wildlife filmmaker


As one of this year’s Virtual Photography Show’s main themes, Women in Photography promises to be a collection of insightful virtual sessions undertaken by a variety of passionate female photographers. To see the full listing of who is talking and when, visit:




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