NiPHEC 2017 Schedule

Gain invaluable insight from world-class photographers. Choose from over 25 educational workshops and intimate hands-on labs led by top talent in the photography & imaging industry. Also, don’t miss keynote presentations from ‘dayo Adedayo, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Aisha Augie-Kuta, George Okoro, Seun Akisanmi, & 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 in Lagos (April 30 – May 5), Abuja (April 30 – May 2) & over 10 satellite centers across the nation.

Lagos Venue:

May 1: Pistis Hub (The Elevation Church), 1a Ikorodu road, Maryland Bus stop, besides Mr Biggs, Maryland, Lagos

May 2 – 4: LCCI Conference Centre, Plot 10, Nurudeen Olowopopo Street, behind M.K.O Abiola Gardens Alausa–Ikeja

Abuja Venue

May 1 – 2: Abuja: Big H Studios (Ojimadu Nwaeze House POW Mafemi Crescent off Solomon Lar Road,  Jabi Utako)

Satellite Centers (April 30 & May 1)

Please note that a N1,000 registration fee would be required to attend the satellite centres for the live streaming of the May 1 general session. Exact addresses are listed below.
Abuja: Big H Studios (Ojimadu Nwaeze House POW Mafemi Crescent off Solomon Lar Road,  Jabi Utako)

Port Harcourt: 60, Old Refinery Road, Elelenwon,  PH

Osun: Hamkaz Studiography,  beside Asunmo car wash,  Fed.  Poly Ede Road,  Ede, Osun state.

Ibadan: Suite 2, leadership Development Centre,  opposite NICON house,  Molete, Ibadan.

Warri: 1, Ekurede Urhobo,  opposite Rewane Villa before Otres Fast Food, Warri.

Feel free to contact us at or 09028176081 or 08032885545 if you have a conducive place we can use as a satellite center in your state. Satellite centers will host a minimum of 15 participants who will watch the live stream of the conference on May 1 at their locations.

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 April 14. 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 4 letters of each seminar (e.g. NOCA, WASA or PBML) 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 April 14. Swapping of classes will not be permitted after this date, so we’ll appreciate it if you choose carefully. Conference DVD packs for the entire 6 days (containing over 20 dvds) will be available for N25,000 if booked before the end of the conference (MLPF & C360 not included in DVD packs).

April 29th & 30th

A 2-DAY SELPHY STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (29th & 30th April). TARGET AUDIENCE STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS & AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS TRYING TO MAKE A FREELANCE CAREER. To register, please send Name, Email, Mobile Number, Gender & Age to Also state why you’re interested in attending the Workshop & the genre of photography you like. Selected participants (of not more than 25 people) MUST be able to attend both days of workshop.
Fee: FREE but participation is limited to a maximum of 25 people on a first come, first serve basis.
Location: African Artist Foundation, Victoria Island, Lagos.

April 30

NiPHEC Photowalk in Lagos, Abuja and over 10 locations across the country. While exact location will be announced, meet time is by 1pm with top Nigerian Photographers for a Photowalk. You’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow professional photographers in the industry before the main event starts on May 1, 2017. In order to have an idea of how many people we’ll be expecting on the day, you’ll be required to still register. Exact takeoff point will be communicated to registered participants.

5pm: Google Hangout Session with Wedding Photography Professional, Henry Chen. We’ll be discussing on issues and challenges relating to wedding photography. Send in your questions to and indicate in the email if you’ll like to be part of the session.

May 1

7:30am – 9am: Registration Opens.
9am – 11am: Keynote Interactive Session with ‘dayo Adedayo
11am – 12pm: The man behind the camera, Teco Benson presents ‘Canon DSLR in Filmmaking’
12pm – 1:30pm: Interactive Session with Kelechi Amadi-Obi
1:30pm – 2pm: Live Photo Shootout Contest: Generation ‘Y’ Vs. Generation ‘X’
2pm – 3pm: Keynote session on Canon Camerawork’s Innovation with Canon Technical Specialist Raul Gabat
3pm – 3:30pm: Hangout session With Segun Alawode
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Meet Their Spouses: Balancing Photography Business with Family Life.
PANELISTS: Gbemi Adenuga, Kofo Oluwapojuwo, & 2 others
Registration CODE: NOCA + Location (e.g. NOCA Lagos or NOCA Abeokuta, etc)
Fee: N10,000 for Lagos Centre (N1,000 for satellite centres outside Lagos.)
Venue: Pistis Hub, 1a Ikorodu road, Maryland Bus stop, besides Mr Biggs, Maryland

May 2

MLPF: A Masterclass on Lighting for Portrait & Fashion Photography by Kelechi Amadi-Obi. In this 6 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. speakers-kelechi-amadi-obi
Time: 9:00am – 3pm
Fee: N45,000
Kelechi Amadi-Obi Studios, Lagos. Address will be communicated to registered participants

PTPP: Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers by Femi Coker.
Fee: N7,000
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
This course entails: Fundamental posing techniques, creative posing ideas, tips and tricks, Concept of flow posing, Understanding Lighting and Posing, How to have fun while posing your client.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

DYPG: DIY Photography Gadget Tips by Ogunlaja Samuel.
Fee: N5000
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
One of the major challenges for a photographer that is just starting out is the exorbitant cost of gears; especially in this caustic economic climate. This course seeks to impact ‘starters’ with the skills required to make their own gears from readily available materials. The following areas shall be covered during the class. Behaviour of light in Photography, Light Manipulation, Principles behind light modifiers, pushing your camera beyond its limit and Exposition on “Know what to buy”.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

BASP: Introduction to the Basics of Photography by Tosin Bakre.
Fee: N8,000
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
At the end of this session, you would have learnt how to: handle your camera better, understand the exposure triangle and how to manipulate it to your advantage and how to take creative sharp pictures. Coming along with your camera would be an advantage.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

ARPH: Architectural Photography by Femi Coker & Jesse Akerele-Omoghene.speakers-femicoker speakers-jesse
Fee: N15,000
Time: 11am – 2pm
This class seeks to equip participants with the requisite skills to function in the following areas: Lighting and Architecture, Shooting requirements, Shooting techniques, Post production techniques and Building a career in Architecture/Projects.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

PGIP Photographer’s Guide to Understanding Copyright & Intellectual Property by Idowu Asumah & Nta Ekpiken.
Fee: N10,000
Time: 11:30am – 2pm
• This Class will provide a broad overview of how intellectual property rights are protected in Nigeria. Participants will understand how to obtain protection for their works/ideas/images.
• Participant will have a better understanding of what kinds of ideas/works/images are eligible for protection under Nigerian intellectual property protection system
• The issue of ownership of rights/images as it concerns photographers will be discussed
• Pitfalls to avoid, confidentiality and remedies will be discussed as well as current trends.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

MSIP Multiple streams of income for photographers by Seun Akisanmi.
Fee: N10,000
Time: 2:30am – 5pm
Learn other source of income in photography aside clicking the shutter buttons. And ultimately maximise all potential arms of photography.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

PWSB : Prewedding Shoots Basics by Justine Elvis
Fee: N8,000
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

LIPO: Lighting for Portraits by Akinwumi Osunkoya & Big H.speakers-bigh
Fee: N10,000 (only 20 participants).
Time: 9:00am – 12pm
Class Objective is to have good knowledge of lighting and how to manipulate different light source.
Venue: Big H Studio, Abuja. Address will be communicated to registered participants

WPBA Wedding Photography: Art, Style & Business by Abdul Maigaskiya and George Okoro Fee: N12,000
Time: 1pm – 5pm
This class covers major aspects of wedding photography, from getting the job to taking the right shots to marketing your work, and making a profit-while keeping everyone happy along the way. Learn the business of wedding photography from two of the top professionals in the industry.
Venue: Big H Studio, Abuja. Address will be communicated to registered participants

May 3

FALE:- Fashion Lighting and Editing by Jesse Akerele-Omoghene.
Fee: N10,000
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
It will be a time dedicated to create a creative fashion image from shooting to retouching. For only 20 participants. A laptop & DSLR camera is necessary to bring to this session.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

VPUD: Videography and Photography Using Drones by Bolaji Zealet.
Fee: N12,000
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
This 4 hour class will to train on photography and drones, regulations, Safety and Precautions, Commercial aspect of drone business, Flight training, Basic control, Orientation Maintenance, Basic flight techniques, Settings and Configuration, Pictures settings, How to capture best photo, Video settings, Pre-flight checklists, Compass calibration, Take off and hover check and landing. For 15 participants with laptops.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

PSCA: Photography As A Medium For Social Change. Case Study: The AKONKO Project by Seun Akisanmi.
Fee: N6,000
Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
Learn how to take images that speaks to people’s conscience and soul. Learn how to project and tell stories with your images and get the desired social change.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

GTLP: The Ultimate Guide to Time-Lapse Photography
by Seun Akisanmi.
Fee: N8,000
Time: 11:00am – 1pm
Learn how to Shoot, Process and Render Timelapse Movies. An Ideal for real estate professionals, decorators, event planners and photographers who wish to stand out of the crowd.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

WASB: Wedding Photography: Art, Style & Business by Oyebola Famuyiwa & Seun Akisanmi
Fee: N12,000
Time: 1:30pm – 4:45pm
This class covers major aspects of wedding photography, from getting the job to taking the right shots to marketing your work, and making a profit-while keeping everyone happy along the way. Learn the business of wedding photography from two of the top professionals in the industry.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre, Lagos

OCLS: Off-Camera Lighting: Using Speedlites To Achieve Strobe-like Results by Damilola Elliott
Fee: N7,000
Time: 1:30pm – 4:45pm
This class is designed for those with a foundational knowledge of the basic use of a DSLR. Many Photographers are yet to harness the full potentials of their speedlites (external flash). This class will help you unlock those speedlites potentials. Coming with your gear especially speedlites, triggers and all accessories will help your learning process.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

MAPB: Managing your Photography Business by Kolawole Ayanlola  & Richard B. Eko
Fee: N8,000
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

May 4

EVIP: Editing videos for photographers by Toye Peters
Fee: N12,000 Class size of 20 participants. Must have a laptop.

Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

PORT: Lighting for Portraits by Yomi Akanni
Fee: N10,000  Class size of 20 participants.
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Participants will be learning; light set up for portrait: Four Studio Light Setup (Feather lighting, Split light set up, Clamp-shell light setup, Butterfly light setup), the use of gels to create a colourful effect in our portrait lighting, the use one light and reflector to create awesome dramatic portrait.
Participant will understand what is required to create beautiful portrait, have updated knowledge on different types of light setup, understand what type of light setup that is required for a specific photo-shoot, understand how to manipulate light to create beautiful images, understand the power of team work (Model, make-up artist, stylist etc) to achieve outstanding result in creating great works.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

C360:  360 degrees Photography: A Complete guide to shooting and marketing 360 degrees Photography by Seun Akisanmi
Dates: May 4 (8:30am -12:30pm), May 5 (8:30am – 1:00pm)
Fee: N75,000
In less than 6 hours, you will learn how to shoot and edit 360 degrees photographs. Ideal for real estate practitioners, interior designers, architects and photographers who want to stand out in their art. Learn how to embed it on websites, Facebook pages and Google maps. 20 participants only, must have a laptop and a DSLR is recommended.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

BPED: Basic Photography tips for event planners, decorators & cake makers by Mosope Onanusi & Olajumoke Sanni.
Fee: N10,000 Class size of 30 participants.
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

PCSS: Practical coaching and strategy session on becoming the next renowned creative artist by Leke Adenuga
Fee: N10,000
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
In this class, the UK certified life coach will take you through a session of discovering hidden potentials and maximising them.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

SYPO:  Selling Your Photographs Online by Ayo Ogidan & Seun Akisanmi .
Fee: N12,000
Time: 2:30pm – 5pm
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre.

BEFB:  Basic Editing for beginners by Kikelomo Woleosho
Fee: N8,000
Time: 1:00pm – 5pm
After the class, participants will be able to understand the purpose of photo manipulation, identify simple tools they can use to manipulate their pictures, have the know-how on how to use editing tools to make a picture better in appearance, have pictures from class practicals that they can always use as motivation afterwards and make a living from basic photo manipulation. Participants must have a Laptop.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

May 5

CAMP: Child & Maternity Photography by Kikelomo Woleosho
Fee: N15,000
Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
Participants will be able to understand the importance of child and maternity photography, understand the risk of being a child and maternity photographer and know how to photograph children and maternity. Maximum class size of 15 participants.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre.

BPMA: Basic Photography for Makeup Artists by Adenike Alonge.
: N10,000
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
A DSLR camera is recommended (but not compulsory) for participants. Class size of 20 participants.
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre

SMPN: Sales & Marketing + Pricing & Negotiation: A Guide for Creative Artists by Seun Akisanmi
Fee: N10,000
Time: 2:30pm – 5pm
Venue: LCCI Conference Centre


1) 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 May 26, 2017). Next Session starts on July 17, 2017. For more details regarding this program & how to join, call us on 08120129149 or send us an email at

2) 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 (N190,000 if registering before May 26, 2017). Weekend session begins July 1, 2017 while weekday session begins July 17, 2017. For more details regarding this program & how to join, call us on 08120129149 or send us an email at

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