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Open Days

Grand Opening - Manchester

  • Days: 2

Grand Opening - Manchester

Friday 14th - Saturday 15th September, 10am - 5pm 


*Details to be released closer to the date.

Our Manchester store has been refreshed, refitted and rebranded, and now features everything you need to fulfil your photography and filmmaking goals. Visit our grand opening event for:


  • Exclusive deals
  • Live product demos
  • Practical tuition from photographers and videographers including Andy Hoang
  • Free prize draw
  • Expert advice from brand reps
  • Free sensor-clean vouchers 

Schedule for the day:

Throughout both days, Andy Hoang will be on hand with a studio set up and model to help you test before you purchase, and to answer any questions you may have. Grab some stunning shots and try before you buy! 

14th September 

11am - 12pm - Portraiture Seminar and Demonstration with John Clements and XP Distribution

1pm - 2pm - Using Wacom Tablets with Adobe Expert, Ian Sayers 

2pm - 3pm - Photo Walk with John Clements - Model Photography 

3pm - 4pmCinematic Storytelling with the Panasonic GH5 and Jon Scott

The talk will focus on creative side and technical side of filmmaking, how to use a tool like the GH5 to its fullest to tell cinematic stories.

Areas included in the talk are as follows:

  • How to get the most out of the camera
  • 4K 60p, IBIS, 4:2:2 10 bit
  • Using the camera in a variety of situations to create cinematic imagery
  • Use of Lumix glass and 3rdparty using adapters
  • Using it with a gimbal

4pm - 5pmUrban Photo Safari - Concept, Capture, Create with Damien Mcguillycuddy and Olympus - Model Photography 

15th September 

11am - 12pm -  Portraiture Seminar and Demonstration with John Clements and XP Distribution

1pm - 2pm - Using Wacom with Adobe Expert, Ian Sayers 

2pm - 3pm - Photo Walk with John Clements - Model Photography

3pm - 4pmCinematic Storytelling with the Panasonic GH5S and Jon Scott

4pm - 5pmUrban Photo Safari - Concept, Capture, Create with Damien Mcguillycuddy and Olympus - Model Photography  

Why not join Damien on location and learn some tips and tricks from the UK’s only Fellow in photographic training whilst he shoots some edgy urban, fashion inspired, portraits. 

The Olympus OM-D EM-1 mkii and the sumptuous Zuiko Pro lenses have given this “Old dog” a new lease of life.  The form factor is both evolution and revolution delivering awesome quality in a package that quite literally can now be classed as “carry on” instead of big aluminium hold luggage.

*All seminars are available on a first come, first serve basis. There is no need to register but you will need to arrive early to ensure a place on these sessions.  

For the sessions, you will need: 

Your Camera

Spare Batteries

Memory Card


Andy Hoang

Andy Hoang

Andy Hoang is a London based Vietnamese British fashion and commercial photographer who specialises in studio lighting. Inspired by edgy, sleek and glossy styles such as old school grunge to modern couture, he has been published on the front covers of magazines from London to New York as well as working with brands nationwide. Having used various systems such as Hasselblad and Canon, he has now converted to shooting with Fujifilm X-H1 and Fujifilm GFX 50S systems.

Damian McGillicuddy

Damian McGillicuddy

About Damian McGillicuddy

A working commercial and portrait photographer for over 30 years, McGillicuddy shoots all genres from fashion to footballers, products to politicians, and musicians to motorsport. He has amassed over 700 international awards, 12 Photographer of the Year titles, 11 fellowships and a double Grand Masters, and a Grand Master with Double Bar. Damian is Olympus Principal photographer and educator and a member of the European Visionary program, responsible for mentoring 21 people to Photographer of the Year titles in 12 years. Most importantly Damian is passionate about print, transitioning his own darkroom into a new inkjet lightroom.

Jon Scott

Jon Scott

Jonathan J Scott is a freelance filmmaker with over a decade of experience within the industry. He regularly travels the world and has worked with some of the world’s largest brands such as Google, BBC, Discovery channel and UKTV, to produce captivating and cinematic content. 


Jonathan has experience using a very wide range of the camera systems available today from small portable DSLRs and mirrorless cameras like the GH5 and Sony Alpha range through to professional video cameras such as the Canon C300mkII, and Sony FS5/FS7. His passion for striking imagery, fascinating stories and beautiful light has enabled him to create a number of personal cinematic projects on the very smallest of budgets and he is constantly striving to help others by imparting his knowledge and share his love for filmmaking to enable them to do the same.

Ian Sayers

Ian Sayers

One of the foremost Software Trainers in the Creative Industry, Ian has many years of experience both Teaching and practically editing and retouching for a wide range of Photographers, Agencies and Software companies.


A founding director of GIANT Associates Ltd. Ian and the team specialise in delivering a wide range of Training and Development services to their clients covering the Adobe software suite of products such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Bridge as well as the Graphic Software for Design and Digital marketing such as Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator and the Adobe video Applications.


Being a presenter for Adobe on locations across the UK, Ireland and parts of Europe including Iceland, Ian has been able to help companies realise just how easy it is to enhance photographs and learn the best and fastest ways to edit and control a workflow from image capture to final output - focussing on the editing and retouching tips and tricks to speed up the workflow.


As a Wacom Ambassador, Ian is able to integrate the latest technology into a workflow to ensure speed, accuracy and enhanced control over editing and composition of images when using any software.