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Loxley Colour: The Photography Show 2017

Six months in the works. Four days. 30,000 visitors. A show of epic proportions. And one team… Team Loxley!

With planning for The Photography Show 2017 commencing as early as November ’16 at Loxley HQ, in the blink of an eye it’s been and gone for yet another year.

Well, almost… we’re giving you a unique insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes to bring together our stand for the UK’s biggest photography event.

Our biggest and best stand ever

First though, here’s a look at our largest ever display of products at any event, all on show at The Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham. Click below to play.

Stand on point? Check. People getting up close with award-winning products? You betcha. Team Loxley on hand to answer any and all questions you have? You know it!

Huge thanks go to our friends from The Photographer Academy who shot this awesome video of the Loxley Colour stand during what was a superb weekend.

From Glasgow to the NEC

Short of airlifting the Loxley Colour showroom from Glasgow to Birmingham for four days in March every year, it’s nothing short of a mammoth task to ‘replicate’ this on the road.

Glasgow to NEC Birmingham

Almost half the year in preparation, team members from all departments of the lab involved, the odd person pulling their hair out – and many weeks of worry culminating in four exhausting but exhilarating days.

Led by our lovely and ultra-organised Marketing Manager, Ashley Morrison, Team Loxley spent over 137 days bringing the stand together, pouring their blood, sweat and tears into it. Well, maybe not literally but you get the idea. Our fabulous team were on hand for a chat and to provide advice to everyone who visited us in Birmingham.

Loxley Colour Team

From the first step on the stand, you’re surrounded by award-winning products. Bellissimo albums to your left, Framed Prints to your right, and everything else in between including Books, Marketing & Stationery and Giftware. We also dedicated an entire wall to adorn with our collection of impressive Wall Products. (The irony!)

And all this comes before we’ve even touched on the collection of NEW products for 2017 we featured on the stand. If you didn’t get an early preview at the show, you’ll not have long left to wait. Our lips are sealed for the time being but be sure to keep your eye on our blog, social media channels and newsletter for more information in the coming days and weeks.

Loxley Colour Show stand

Partner up

We were joined at The Photography Show 2017 by a host of our industry friends who had equally impressive stands and displays. From Fundy Software to ShootProof and SmugMug, check out our partners and see what they’ve got to offer.

The People’s Gallery

To welcome guests to The Photography Show, we hosted The People’s Gallery at the welcoming cafe of this year’s event, with a fantastic collection of 20×16″ Alumini Prints on display.

Congratulations go to the winner of this year’s competition, Andy Lyons from Swanage, who scoops the top prize of £100 Loxley Colour lab credit for his winning image, below, as voted for by attendees via The Photography Show app.

Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s People’s Gallery competition.

Te People's Gallery Winner 2017

Congrats to Emily who took ’60 seconds to change her life’

Our congratulations also go to Emily Addis who won the ‘60 Seconds to Change Your Life’ award at The Photography Show.

Entrants were required to submit a 60 second video telling the judging panel why they should win the competition, along with three of their best images. On top of this, entrants had to complete two technical challenges, with the final shortlist of three completing a photo shoot on the live stage at The Photography Show.

Emily scooped an impressive haul of prizes designed to set her on the road to becoming a full-time photographer. Congratulations to Emily once again, from everyone here at Loxley Colour.

Thanks for coming along

From everyone at Team Loxley, we want to thank you for coming to visit us at The Photography Show 2017.

We hope you got the best look at our products, picked up a product brochure, got your hands on our sample offers and had a chat with a member of the team.

And if you didn’t get along to this year’s show, not to worry. You can still get in touch with us on 0123 686 2720 or at Or alternatively, you can drop into the showroom to grab a coffee, have a chat with one of our friendly team and get the best look at award-winning products.

The Photography Show 2017

If you haven’t seen the Loxley Colour team on the road in 2017 yet, there’s still plenty of chances. Team Loxley have numerous appearances scheduled across the width and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland. We’ll see you soon.

Catch Team Loxley on the road >>

And the winner is… drum roll, please!

You didn’t think we’d forgotten about our competition winners, did you?

The Photography Show 2017

If you came to see us at The Photography Show 2017, you’ll know we ran not one, but TWO competitions when the team was there. Both winners will be drawn soon. Keep your eyes on our blog, social media channels and newsletters to be the first to know if you’ve won.