Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for making Bild Expo an unforgettable celebration in every way. We look forward to serving as your creative partner for another 50 years!


Please note: These FAQ are subject to change. Stay updated by visiting our website or contacting us at [email protected].

Bild will be open at the Javits Center in NYC from 8am-6pm on Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7.

Doors open at 9am on both days. Check the Bild Agenda timing online.  

The Gear Expo will be open both days from 10am-5pm on the 3rd floor of the North Hall.  

Yes. B&H will have sales experts to help you make educated purchases plus show specials for some great deals; however, we won't have products on-hand at the Javits Center. We can prepare a store pickup for you, and we’re offering attendees a free ride on a shuttle bus to our store on 9th Avenue, just two blocks away. You can also have your purchases shipped if you prefer.

We encourage all attendees to register in advance. Register Now

Check the Experience page for details. Plan to bring around 10-20 pieces of your work on which you would like to receive feedback. This work should be presented in a print portfolio no larger than 13x19, or prepared in a folder on a tablet or computer in an organized fashion. Websites and online images cannot be considered for review. 

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While we wish we had more room on the agenda to feature more speakers and hands-on workshops, we are currently at capacity and have no further openings. Please reach out to us about next year’s lineup by emailing [email protected]

Yes, children accompanied by a parent or guardian are more than welcome to attend Bild. They will need to be registered in advance. Register Now

There will be kosher food vendors inside the Javits Center offering meat and dairy selections.  There will also be water and coffee available.  There are several dine-in and takeout food choices close to the Javits Center with a range of offerings.

When you register for Bild, you will receive a confirmation email with a QR code. Scan the QR code when you arrive at Level 3 of the Javits Center to print your badge. 

We recommend bringing a mirrorless or DSLR, empty memory cards, fully charged batteries, and a wide-to-portrait focal-length lens. Tripods are not allowed; leave your super telephoto lenses in the studio. 

Yes, there will be opportunities to try out equipment across the event at photography experiences. There will be supervised demos and you’ll have an expert on hand to help you test the new cameras and lenses. 

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 The Javits Center is located at 429 11th Avenue between West 34th and West 38th Streets in New York City.  For directions see our Directions page.

Bild Expo is an in-person event.  We have created an amazing schedule of events in a world-renowned venue to make Bild incredibly special.  The programs will be best enjoyed live – both the formal parts of the days and the informal networking, interactions, and friend-forming opportunities for our community.  We understand that some people cannot join us at Bild.  We will be livestreaming most of the Bild Main Stage speaker presentations on our website and on our YouTube channel.  We will record most of the presentations from all of the stages to share on our YouTube channel after Bild ends.

Yes.  You can pick up your badge at the B&H SuperStore on 34th Street on Monday 9/4 between 10am – 6pm and on Tuesday 9/5 between 10am and 3:30pm.