The Photography Show: Females in focus

The Photography Show has always looked to champion women in photography and this year is no different. 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

18th September 2021: 11.05 - 11.40 - Equipment to get you started

19th September 2021: 11.05 - 11.40 - Equipment to get you started

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 2021: 10.30 - 11.00 - How to set up multiple cameras and audio devices for a wedding ceremony

20th September 2021: 14.00 - 14.40 - Wedding videos, but not as we know them

21st September 2021: 10.30 - 11.00 - How to set up multiple cameras and audio devices for a wedding ceremony

21st September 2021: 11.50 - 12.25 - The price is right: what to charge for your work

21st September 2021: 13.00 - 13.40 - Storytelling through cinematic videography

Brooke Shaden

American photographer Brooke Shaden graduated from Temple University in 2008 with bachelor degrees in English and film. Since then, LA-based Shaden has become a formidable presence in the world of portrait photography. Showcasing a wealth of creativity in a range of exquisite shots, Shaden looks to blend the lines between traditional oil-based portraits and the digital world as she questions what it means to exist. 

When to catch Brooke during the Virtual Photography Show

21st September 2021: 13.15 - 14.30 - Creating impactful art

Eulanda Shead Osagiede

An award-winning content creator, Eulanda has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in the food and travel business - including Coca-Cola, Skyroam and Etihad Airways. With a wealth of experience working in the travel, education and media sectors, Osagiede is an important voice in the BAME community and was recognised earlier in the year as one of the 15 BAME High Fliers in the Travel Industry. 

When to catch Eulanda during the Virtual Photography Show

20th September 2021: 11.50 - 12.25 - How to leverage your skills as a videographer and work with brands

20th September 2021: 16.00 - 16.40 - How you can take advantage of Instagram prioritising video


As one of this year’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: