what is NiPHEC

Nigeria Photography Expo & Conference (NiPHEC) is an annual gathering of photography lovers, enthusiasts and professionals whose main goal is to learn, network and discover ways to take their photography to the next level. This year’s event has been scheduled to hold from July 23 – 25, 2018.

The photography conference includes photography lectures and workshops taught by some of the finest photography instructors and speakers on subjects such as lighting and posing, wedding photography, business and marketing, social media, software and workflow, and video and multimedia.

The EXPO will be an opportunity to meet salesmen from top photography-related companies that will be showcasing their products and services. Consider it a one-stop all-you-can-eat buffet of almost everything PHOTOGRAPHY-related. Contact us if you’ll like to exhibit at or sponsor the event.

Conference speakers & facilitators slated for this year’s edition include (among others), Ty Bello, Lanre Esho, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Seun Akisanmi, Emmanuel Effiong-Bright, Akinwumi Osunkoya, Demola Olaniran, Kikelomo Woleosho, Debayo Rotilu, Adedamola Oyeneyin, Temmie Tsoule, Chellah Tukuta, Tcrown and other professionals. Kindly send us a mail at info@niphec.com for more details regarding sponsoring or exhibiting at this monumental event in Nigeria’s photography industry.

The experience and knowledge you will gain by attending this year’s Conference will be more than you can obtain anywhere else. Advanced amateur and professional photographers alike will be inspired by a conference class to try something new, develop broader photographic & business skills, redefine a personal photographic style or learn to rely less on software and post-production and more on yourself, your vision and your camera. Even more, a session at NiPHEC is a great place to be surrounded by other photographers who share a similar passion, all while learning from your favorite world-class photographers.

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NiPHEC 2018 Speakers


NiPHEC 2018 Schedule

Gain invaluable insight from world-class photographers. Choose from over 18 educational workshops and intimate hands-on labs led by top talent in the photography & imaging industry. Also, don’t miss presentations from TY Bello, Hakeem Salaam, Chellah Tukuta, Seun Akisanmi, Ademola Olaniran, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Emmanuel Theophilus, Temmie Tsoule, Novo Lilian Isioro, Jide Odukoya, Lanre Esho, Emmanuel Effiong-Bright, Adedamola Oyeneyin & others. Please note that most specialized session has a class-size limit and registration will close once the class is full. It is important therefore to register early and plan to arrive at the venue ON TIME as all sessions will start promptly.

Conference VENUES
This year’s edition of NiPHEC will take place mainly in Lagos (July 23 – 26, 2018), with a few classes happening in Abuja on July 26, 2018.

Lagos Venue:

July 23: LCCI Conference Centre, Plot 10, Nurudeen Olowopopo Street, behind M.K.O Abiola Gardens Alausa–Ikeja

July 24 – 26: LCCI Conference Centre, Plot 10, Nurudeen Olowopopo Street, behind M.K.O Abiola Gardens Alausa–Ikeja

July 23 – 26: MG Photobase. Ladegbuwa Plaza, 6, Ashabi Cole Road, Off Agidingbi Ikeja (By Mobil Filling Station) Lagos

Abuja Venue:

July 26: The PhotoConclave. C4 Fudie Mall, 58 Mike Akhigbe way, Adjacent Chida Hotel, Jabi Abuja.

Feel free to contact us at info@niphec.com or 08120129149 or 08032885545 if you have any questions.

Listed below are the details of the seminars that will hold during this monumental event. Feel free to print this out and decide the sessions you’ll be attending. Once you’ve decided the seminars you’ll be attending, calculate the total cost implication, make payment into our bank account (Diamond Bank account number 0060967085, Nigeria Photography Expo & Conference Enterprises) and proceed to fill out the REGISTRATION FORM. Note that you can also make internet/online transfers into the account listed above. Please endeavor not to make any payments into any other account apart from the one listed above. It is paramount that you fill the form within 24 hours of making payment so as to secure your seat in the class. Please kindly contact us to confirm availability of space if registering after July 21. Once there are fewer than 5 spaces left for any sessions, the corresponding class will be adjusted to reflect the remaining seats. Understand also that it is inevitable that some sessions might clash with others.

The first 3 letters of each seminar (e.g. NOC, WAS or PBM) is the code you will be using to register for each class. Once each class is full, we will be closing registration for that particular class. Although seminar fees are non-refundable, you can swap classes with the same course fee not later than July 11. Swapping of classes will not be permitted after this date, so we’ll appreciate it if you choose carefully. For now we’re unsure of the availability of sales of DVD packs for classes but indicating your interest will help us consider it if we get enough orders.

July 23rd

7:30am – 9am: Registration Opens.
9am – 5pm: Sessions with TY Bello, Seun Akisanmi, Emmanuel Effiong-Bright, Tcrown, Temmie Tsoule, Adedamola Oyeneyin, Chellah Tukuta Rancen, Andrew Esiebo, Kikelomo Woleosho, Opeyemi Femi-Oke, Novo Lilian Isioro & others
Registration CODE: NOCA
FEE: FREE to attend, but registration required.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre, Plot 10, Nurudeen Olowopopo Street, behind M.K.O Abiola Gardens Alausa–Ikeja

GUD: An Artist’s Guide to Using Drones by Bolaji Zealet
Fee: N10,000 (16 slots)
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: MG Photobase

July 24

UDS: Understanding Your Digital SLR, A beginner’s journey to gaining a better foundational knowledge of how to handle and shoot beautiful pictures with a DSLR by Fred Erunkulu.
Fee: N6,000
Time: 8:30am – 11:30pm
Venue: MG Photobase

TPE: The Photographer’s EYE: Learning to see creatively while understanding the art of visual storytelling by Kelechi Amadi-Obi.
Fee: N9,000
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Venue: LCCI

LNP: Landscape & Nature Photography 101 by Hakeem Salaam
Fee: N6,000
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Venue: LCCI

ARP: Architectural Photography 101 by Emmanuel Theophilus (Modamo.com)
Fee: N6,000
Time: 12:00noon – 2:30pm
Venue: MG Photobase

AOA: The Art Of The Art by Adeola Olagunju.
Fee: N5,000
Time: 3pm- 5pm
Venue: LCCI

MSI: Multiple Streams of Income Beyond Photography by Seun Akisanmi
Fee: N5,000
Time: 3:00pm – 5pm
Venue: MG Photobase

July 25

MLF: A Masterclass on Lighting for Portrait & Fashion Photography by Kelechi Amadi-Obi. In this 8 hours workshop, award-winning fashion photographer, Kelechi will take participants through practical steps to creating some of the iconic pictures he has done over the years. It will be an interactive session of 20 participants that will entail a mentoring session beyond the workshop.
Fee: N45,000
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: Kelechi Amadi-Obi’s Studio

WAB: Wedding Photography: Art Business & Style by Jide Odukoya
Fee: N10,000
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: LCCI

PWC: A Comprehensive & Practical Guide to Professional Wedding Cinematography by Lanre Esho
Fee: N20,000 (20 slots)
Time: 8:30am – 6pm
Venue: MG Photobase

NGP: Next-Generation Photography Entrepreneurs: Running A Profitable Photography Business by Adedamola Oyeneyin
Fee: N7,000
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: LCCI

TWB: Creating a Compelling World-Class Photography Brand by Emmanuel Effiong-Bright.
Fee: N5,000
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: LCCI

PGD: A Photographer’s Guide to Album Designs (Using Fundy) by Mosope Onanusi.
Fee: N3,000
Time: 1pm- 4pm
Venue: LCCI

PLR: Portrait Workflow From Lighting to Retouching by Ayodimeji Dmayo
Fee: N15,000 (20 slots available)
Time: 8:30am – 1pm
Venue: Dmayo Studios, 17 OBANIKORO St, Obanikoro, Lagos

July 26

NCM: A Comprehensive Guide to Newborn, Child & Maternity Photography by Femi Oniroko, Toun Lawal & Oduola Chris-Omoijiade
Fee: N20,000
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue: 150 Ikorodu Road, Adebowale House, Onipanu, Lagos

PPP: A Professional Guide to Product Photography by Debayo Rotilu
Fee: N7,000 (20 slots)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Venue: MG Photobase

OCL: Off-Camera Lighting Using Speedlites by Damilola Elliott
Fee: N7,000 (20 slots)
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Venue: MG Photobase

SAP: Starting A Career In Photography by Seun Akisanmi
Fee: N3,000 (20 slots)
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: MG Photobase

PLR: Portrait Workflow From Lighting to Retouching by Ayodimeji Dmayo
Fee: N15,000 (20 slots available)
Time: 8:30am – 1pm
Venue: Dmayo Studios, 17 OBANIKORO St, Obanikoro, Lagos


WPB: Wedding Photography: Art Business & Style by Ademola Olaniran
Fee: N10,000
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: The PhotoConclave. C4 Fudie Mall, 58 Mike Akhigbe way, Adjacent Chida Hotel, Jabi Abuja.

CSP: A Guide to Creating Stunning Portraits by Akinwumi Osunkoya
Fee: N15,000
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Venue: The PhotoConclave. C4 Fudie Mall, 58 Mike Akhigbe way, Adjacent Chida Hotel, Jabi Abuja.


1) Photographers’ Trip To Dubai: A 7 days Photography adventure in the city of Dubai from September 3 – 10, 2018. An investment of N497,500 covers round-trip airfare, visa, accommodation, tours to iconic places (e.g. Burj Khalifa, Desert Safari, Dubai Museum, etc). ONLY 10 Slots available. Contact 08028599886 or info@niphec.com for inquiries.

2) 6-months Diploma program: Designed for people who have made up their mind to start a full-time career in photography, the 6-months program provides you a foundation for building your photography business. Students have the extra privilege of becoming a temporary “resident” of eloPhotos thereby having the opportunity to also witness first-hand the day-to-day management of the organization. The following is a summary of the curriculum that will be taught during the 6 months program.
* History of Photography
* Introduction to Digital Photography
* Lenses, Aperture & Shutter Speed
* Lighting & Studio Lights
* Using Flash/Speedlites Effectively
* Composition
* Product Photography
* Event Photography
* Portraits
* Business of Photography
* Marketing your Photography
* Introduction to Adobe CS6
* Using Light room 5
* Designing a Photographer’s Website
* Using Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, etc)
* Creating Multiple streams of Income

FEE: N420,000 (N380,000 if registering by November 1, 2018). Next Session starts on January 7, 2019. Only 10 slots available. For more details regarding this program & how to join, call us on 08120129149 or send us an email at academy@elophotos.com

3) 10-day Intensive Training: A 60-hour+ intensive training, this program is designed for busy people who want to get a quick solid foundation of different basic aspects of photography. Below is a breakdown of some of the courses (we call them modules) we offer in this program.

Module 1: Introduction to Digital Photography
Module 2: Lighting & Composition
Module 3: Business of Photography
Module 4: The Digital Darkroom
Module 5: Website & Social Media for Photographers

Fee: N205,000. Weekday session begins August 6 & ends August 17. For more details regarding this program & how to join, call us on 08120129149 or send us an email at academy@elophotos.com


Before you fill this registration form, make sure you’ve paid the registration fee into the designated Diamond Bank account (0060967085, Nigeria Photography Expo & Conference Enterprises).

After payment has been made, you can proceed to fill the form below.

If you’re having any challenges in registering or if you’ll like to register for more participants after you’ve filled the form above, kindly send us a mail at register@elophotos.com or call us on 08032885545 or 08120129149

Remember to print out the final page (for your records) once you submit the registration form.


Just like yesterday when I heard about NiPHEC in 2013 which was my first year in this profession as a Professional Photographer; I attended the free session and my mind was blow, and I planned ahead for the following edition and I didn’t regret that I attended and even advice my friends to attend the conference… NiPHEC has helped me develop gain more awesome skills and knowledge in the photography profession, Business and Law. NiPHEC; “an incredible learning & networking platform for all Photographers” – Olateru Tosin Couvercle Media

Last year’s edition (2016) was my first and it completely blew my mind. Right from start to finish; the packaging was strong, but more strong was the CONTENT. The opportunity it gave me to meet the ‘high and mighty’ in the industry was another high point for me – it was greatly inspiring to hear from them. My passion was fired up and so was my knowledge base! I will say I got far..farrrrrrr….more than the fee that was charged! Thanks and thanks #NiPHEC. – Akinlabi Afolarin Joseph

NIPHEC is an awesome innovation. I really enjoyed the city tour (Akure) held July 6-7, 2017. Meeting with Seun Akisanmi and learning not just about the technical aspect of photography was mind blowing for me. I loved the fact that I was able to relate freely with him as well as the other tutor -Akinlabi Afolarin. What NIPHEC is doing makes me proud to say I am a photographer and i look forward to more. – Alalade Daniel Oluwadara

After four years of extreme photography training and practice, this conference thought more practical knowledge. The classes are fantastic with (Femi Coker). And Miss Adenike, All the way from Ekiti State, I say thank you. – Abolaji Matthew Babatunde

It all seems like yesterday when I first heard about NiPHEC at the skill acquisition centre Surulere and I was really eager to attend even though I had no money to pay for the classes, so I simply attended the conference and the NIKON free class in 2014. Missed it in 2015, and then 2016 was really awesome… The video call with Steven Sasson, sessions with Bayo Omoboriowo, TY bello, Chella Tukuta and a host of others… It really was breathe taking… And then i got this beautiful cup from rmd stock that looks like a lens… It’s here again this year… Bigger and better, and i would not miss it for anything in this world…. If Jesus tarries in his coming…. #NIPHEC… #5thedition… #Thecompletephotographer… #Tellingstorieswithpictures… #4:17pixography – Bolujo Onalaja

NiPHEC gave me the opportunity to rub shoulders with the international professionals we can’t just come-by on the Nigeria road. It boosted my conviction and confidence as a photographer. I definitely got better and exposed to a more excellent way of expressing my imagination in frames- Temitope.

NiPHEC added a lot to me. It was an eye opener. It added more knowledge to me, and It widened my thinking- Fidelis

I was able to learn my rights as a photographer at NiPHEC; things I should accept and shouldn’t  accept from my clients. I learnt how to understand my clients and give them more than what they expect. Also, it increased my lighting skills by the combination of video light with flash guns. I met with new and skillful photographers also- Tunde.

NiPHEC was an eye opener. I learnt to leave the local league to start training for the bigger leagues. Also learnt that learning doesn’t stop- Anthony

As a female photographer in a male-dominated field, coming to NiPHEC 2013 helped me to be more confident and believe in my dreams. I acquired a lot of old, new, simple and complex skills of taking good shots. I also learnt how to use natural light to my advantage and how to manage my business, get the right clients, manage them and get the job done WELL. Attending the conference also helped me to know that I’m not alone in this field as a female. I met and networked with a lot of photographers, a lot of whom have been my friend and which I can call on anytime I need help- Taiwo

NiPHEC was my first ever contact with professional photography. I didn’t have any camera then, & it was d beginning of my career as a photographer. However, i was so glad because I learnt a lot about the basics i needed to move forward. It inspired me to push myself to learn more, realizing it was much more technical than I thought. As to networking, 80% of the photographers I know now was through NiPHEC. I met the seniors in the industry and heard what was happening and ultimately decided that THIS IS HOW I WANT TO ROLL- Grace

NiPHEC was an eye opener for me on the effectiveness of blogging as a photographer, I am very happy it happened in Nigeria because it afforded me the opportunity to interact with other photographers- Gabriel