The Photography Show, which was held at the Birmingham NEC in March, drew in 30,804 visitors, excluding exhibitors.

The show’s event manager Cassandra Grant said: ‘We ended the 2016 show on a high and it’s fantastic to have our expectations confirmed through the official audit.

‘The increase in visitors, and their enjoyment of the event, is also reflected in the hugely positive feedback from our exhibitors – including some of the biggest brands in photography. We’re already looking forward to the 2017 event!’

The Photography Show gave visitors the chance to get their hands on new camera gear, such as the Canon EOS 80D and EOS-1D X Mark II.

Headline speakers included David Bailey and Chris Packham.

The Photography Show returns to the NEC from 18-21 March 2017.