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PDN Photoplus International Conference + Expo

Conference: Oct. 25 - Oct. 28, 2017
Expo: Oct. 26 - Oct. 28, 2017
Javits Convention Center, New York City

 

Select Criteria: Session Type = Master Class

Thursday, October 26, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: 1E10

  • Session Number:MC04
As a result of the current political climate, we've seen inspiring growth in grassroots activism around many environmental and social causes. What role can and should photographers play in fighting for these causes? What are the opportunities and pitfalls of using photography to advance an issue? What are the current... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Annie Nyborg

Annie is the Director of Corporate Responsibility & Community at Peak Design. ...

Clay Cook

Clay Cook: Clay is an accomplished advertising and editorial photographer. In addition to working with brands like RedBull, Livestrong and the NFL, Clay partners with international non-profits addressing humanitarian needs. (www.claycookphotography.com/) ...

Joel Caldwell

Joel is an expedition photographer and writer living in New York City whose clients include environmental stalwarts, Patagonia and Greenpeace. He has documented conservation and humanitarian work across the globe. (www.joelcaldwell.com)...

Michael Bonocore

Michael is editor-in-chief of Resource Travel and leads workshops for The Giving Lens. He has documented the work of elephant sanctuaries in Thailand and has helped bring awareness to women’s cooperatives in the Middle East. (www.bonocorevisualstudios.com)...

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  • Room: 1E07

  • Session Number:MC01
Collin Pierson has seen it all: rain, sleet, snow, hurricanes and tornados, just to name a few. This Master Class will challenge you to think of inclement conditions as an opportunity, not a "911." Using techniques in lighting, composition, and the surroundings to your advantage, Pierson will share some techniques... ...read more...
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Collin Pierson

Collin Pierson is a lifestyle and destination wedding photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. After working for newspapers, in professional sports, and in his own studio Collin created a style that is both candid and dramatic. Collin's passionate and personalized approach toward his profession and clients is reflected in the...

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  • Room: 1E09

  • Session Number:MC03
Monte Isom will discuss the tools and techniques of starting and running a photography business in the commercial world. He will share how to tailor your work to those who need it and shed light on who is hiring and what they are looking for. From receipts, to taxes, to... ...read more...
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Monte Isom

Monte Isom is a highly sought after commercial photographer specializing in photographing athletes and movie posters. Based out of NYC, Isom has been capturing images for mega brands like HBO, Sony, Gatorade, Nike, Adidas, New Balance,Youtube and Visa for over 15 years. Monte’s schedule keeps him shooting full time, but...

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  • Room: 1E08

  • Session Number:MC02
Join portrait photographer Drew Gurian as he shows you a variety of real-world examples shot for clients like Red Bull, the Associated Press and Rolling Stone that demonstrate just how easy this whole lighting thing can be. Learn the simple solutions that let you achieve what you need. Lighting can... ...read more...
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Drew Gurian

Drew is a New York City based portrait photographer, focusing on the intersection of photography, music and entertainment cultures. His ability to seek out and capture raw, intimate moments is what defines his style. His personal aesthetic has translated seamlessly to brands like Red Bull and Reebok, and has garnered the...

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Sponsored by: Nikon

Thursday, October 26, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: 1E07

  • Session Number:MC05
Brett Florens has created a business that attracts affluent clients that host events in dream destinations around the globe. He will take you through the necessary factors of destination photography such as visas, finding assistants, transporting gear, getting permits for shooting in public places, what to pack, what not to... ...read more...
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Brett Florens

Internationally acclaimed South African photographer, Brett Florens, launched his career in 1992 while fulfilling national service obligations in the Police riot unit. Brett had to learn how to photograph and document volatile situations. His passion for photography had begun. Since then, Brett’s devotion to photography has taken him from photojournalism to...

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  • Room: 1E09

  • Session Number:MC07
Pursuing a career in your passion can be very rewarding, but it’s easy to let that passion become a grind if you can’t find your balance. Join conceptual photographer Kitfox Valentín for reflections on and insights into being a career photographer and a multi-faceted human being. He’ll look at the... ...read more...
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Kitfox Valentin

NYC Conceptual Photographer, Kitfox Valentín's specialties fall into two realms best described as whimsical and beautifully awkward. In the first, Kitfox believes in creating a connection with viewers through whimsical and relatable visuals. Working to develop and express a client's vision, he finds it very rewarding to work in concept...

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  • Room: 1E10

  • Session Number:MC08
Photojournalists today—veterans and rookies alike—share common elements unique to the profession: a desire to tell stories, to explore the world and to effect change. Today there is a fragmented media landscape, diminishing financial value and an overabundance of imagery, and finding a way to not only survive but thrive is... ...read more...
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Ashley Gilbertson

Ashley Gilbertson is an Australian photographer living in New York City, and a member of the VII Photo Agency. Gilbertson’s early work focused on refugees around the world, an interest that in 2002, led him to Iraq. His work from that country, made largely on contract for The New York...

Chris Morris

Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990. He has been credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years working at the...

Gary Knight

Gary is founder, principle architect and Chairman of the Board of the VII Photo Agency; Director and co- founder of the VII Foundation; Director and founder of the Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice at the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University where he teaches a course in non-fiction...

Ron Haviv

Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated & award-winning photojournalist & co-founder of the photo agency VII, dedicated to documenting conflict & raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe. His first photography book, Blood and Honey: A Balkan War Journal, was called “One of the best non-fiction books of...

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  • Room: 1E08

  • Session Number:MC06
In this two-hour session, a whole new world of flash will be discussed, interpreted, explained and demonstrated by Joe McNally. Radio controlled TTL flashes are the current standard in Speedlights, and Joe explores and explains this new technology. A professional model will be present, and McNally will also pull subjects... ...read more...
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Joe McNally

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned more than 30 years and included assignments in over 60 countries. McNally is often described as a generalist because of his ability to execute a wide range of assignment work. His expansive career has included being an ongoing contributor...

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Sponsored by: Nikon

Friday, October 27, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: 1E09

  • Session Number:MC10
Learn how photography can help you make sense of your world and reveal personal patterns. Jennifer McClure will cover strategies for using your emotions and experiences as a basis for a compelling photographic journey. The most important item in your toolkit is your unique point of view. McClure will show... ...read more...
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Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is a fine art and documentary photographer based in New York City. After acquiring a B.A. in English Theory and Literature at the University of Florida, she studied at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography. Jennifer was awarded CENTER's Editor's Choice by Susan...

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  • Room: 1E08

  • Session Number:MC09
Doug Menuez will reveal the hard lessons he had to learn to succeed at the highest level. He will explain the counter-intuitive thinking that the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley taught him and how he used it get inspired, blow up his career and start over. By challenging yourself creatively and... ...read more...
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Doug Menuez

Documentary photographer Doug Menuez once stood at the North Pole, crossed the Sahara, had tea with Stalin's daughter and held a chunk of Einstein's brain. He began his career at the Washington Post then began freelancing for Time, LIFE, Newsweek, Fortune, USA Today, the New York Times Magazine and many...

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Friday, October 27, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: 1E08

  • Session Number:MC11
Join photographer and author Jeff Rojas as he discusses the art of photographing commercial portraits on a budget. When you’re working with large commercial clients and an unlimited budget, commercial photography is a breeze. Unfortunately, the reality is that most commercial clients can’t afford to hand you a blank check.... ...read more...
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Jeff Rojas

Jeff Rojas is an American Portrait / Fashion Photographer and author based in New York City. His primary body of work includes portrait and fashion photography that has been published in both Elle and Esquire. Jeff also frequents as a photography instructor. His teaching experience includes platforms like CreativeLive, WPPI,...

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  • Room: 1E09

  • Session Number:MC12
Has your work been used without your permission? Angry? Don’t be. Learn how to turn infringements into a significant second revenue stream for your business. Avoid common mistakes when communicating with infringers and learn the steps necessary to discover the full extent of an infringement. Fully protect your rights and... ...read more...
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Jeff Sedlik

Photographer Jeff Sedlik is the President and CEO of the non-profit PLUS Coalition. A Professor at the Art Center College of Design, Sedlik serves as a Director of both the Linked Content Coalition and the American Society of Collective Rights Licensing, and is the former President of the Advertising Photographers...

John Harrington

John's work has appeared in or assignments have been completed for The Washington Post, USA Today, Time, Life, Newsweek, The National Geographic Society, and Rolling Stone, among many others. John has produced three commissioned books for the Smithsonian and the third edition of his book Best Business Practices for Photographers...

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