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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

 

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Peter Coulson will cover the technicalities of photography, and lighting and posing models with everyday objects. Create breathtaking lighting set-ups with a frying pan? High end portraiture with bucket? Coulson will demonstrate how easy it is to create breathtaking photographs with anything. Forget expensive lights, the location of the shoot... ...read more...
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    Peter Coulson

    Peter Coulson, known as the modern age black-and-white master of Photography, specializes in the genres of beauty, fashion and fetish. His images are recognised and well known for their sensual, mysterious & elegant feel; always with a twist of his screwed up sense of humour. He has worked commercially as...

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      Rocco Ancora will explore the world of new possibilities using digital imaging practices. Demonstrating how to take an image from capture to final print, the focus of this class is to learn how to prepare high quality images in Adobe Photoshop with innovative, creative post production techniques and how to... ...read more...
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      Rocco Ancora

      Rocco Ancora's consistent passion and excellence in his photography continues to be rewarded with him winning the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) prestigious "Wedding Grand Award" in 2013. Named as one of the Top Ten Photographers in the world by the iconic photography magazine American Photo, Rocco's poetic imagery...

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        In this workshop moderated by Ilise Benun, each panelist shares simple and proven strategies that take their creative business to the next level. Marketing strategies covered include: email marketing and content marketing, speaking and thought leadership, focused and customized direct outreach to dream clients, and how to get PR and... ...read more...
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        Ilise Benun
        Marketing-mentor.com

        Ilise Benun is an author, business coach, national speaker, the founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute and Maryland Institute College of Art and a Program Partner for HOW Design Live, the largest design conference in the U.S. She has been coaching photographers and other creatives for 25+ years and...

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          This workshop covers the highlights of Photographer Entrepreneur Wedding Photographer Boot Camp on how to market, grow and become profitable within the wedding photography market. It's not only an overview of the business side of weddings, but also client communications, presentations, in-person sales, day-of prep, engagement sessions, shooting, gear, lighting,... ...read more...
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          Melissa Escaro

          Melissa Escaro is a life coach, author, NLP Practitioner and speaker, who works with individuals seeking to create positive change in both their personal and professional lives. She is a two time published international best selling author, contributor to the Huffington Post and TEDx speaker. Melissa works with her...

          Paul Pruitt

          Paul Pruitt has personally taught tens of thousands of sales people around the world over the past 24 years about marketing, sales, branding, and more. He was a national trainer and speaker and traveled throughout the United States training salespeople in workshops, seminars, and from the stage. He is the...

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            Still-life and product retouching use a different approach than beauty or portrait retouching. Product retouching is often full of compositing, which means making great selection— this class will teach you how to get fast, clean selections. Using the Illustrator file (in Adobe Photoshop), you’ll learn how to use the styles... ...read more...
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            Carrie Beene

            Carrie Beene is the owner and principal retoucher of CarrieNYC, a NYC Retouching Studio with work published worldwide. Clients and publications include M.A.C., Fenty for Rihanna, Maybelline, Elizabeth Arden, L’Oreal, Chantecaille, Biomega, and Harpers Bazaar, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour,...

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            Wednesday, October 25, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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              Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                Test and compare the latest photography gear, and explore the newest software solutions & photographic services from dozens of PhotoPlus exhibitors the evening before the Expo officially opens.  Free to all attendees. Test Drive takes place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the reception running from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ...

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

                  Reignite your love and excitement for photography by seeing how Peter Coulson works outdoors, commercially and during his own creative photoshoots. Learn Coulson’s techniques for how to find the perfect light in the ugliest locations, with any model or client, creating flawless beauty portraits and fashion photographs. Learn how to... ...read more...
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                    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)
                    Ms  Annie Nyborg
                    Director of Corporate Responsibility & Community at Peak Design
                    Peak Design

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

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                    Sponsored by: Peak Design
                      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...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Collin Pierson
                      Collin Pierson Photography

                      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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                        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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                          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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                          Thursday, October 26, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

                            "Hey, look at me!" Let's face it—everywhere you spend time today, you'll find millions of people, brands and organizations screaming at you, begging for your attention, across a multitude of platforms.  So, there's a difficult paradox facing visual creators who must rely on building an audience for their content. Do we... ...read more...
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                            Sponsored by: PhotoShelter
                              Joel Grimes believes that to compete in today's marketplace, you have to master the use of light. Follow Grimes as he shows you how to master the most beautiful light in the world without lighting ratios, a flash meter or schematics. Attendees walk away with confidence that mastering lighting can... ...read more...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Joel Grimes

                              Driven by the creative process, Joel views himself as an illusionist, creating portraits larger than life. For over 30 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe. Last year Joel was selected as one of Canon’s exclusive Explorer Of Light photographers and...

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                                Too often our fears block our path to success. Freelancers, especially those in the creative fields, take that fear to a new level. You do not have to fall victim to this. You have more power than you think. This seminar will share practical tips that can be used to... ...read more...
                                Speaker(s)
                                Debra Weiss
                                Creative Consultant

                                Former: Agent, Black Book Consultant, CEO, APA NationalPresent: Creative Consultant, Lecturer, Moderator, Independent Curator, Advocate, PLUS Coalition (Picture Licensing Universal System) Website Curator and Industry Committee Coordinator, Advisory Board Member (PLUS, Santa Monica College, Art of Photography Show) More info @ http://debraweiss.com/...

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                                  New and Emerging Photographers to Watch will explain the steps they took to hone their styles, build a successful portfolio, and build a network of clients who support their work. Joined by a veteran photographer with a track record of building repeat business, they'll share their approaches to marketing, networking, funding... ...read more...
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                                  Sponsored by: PDN
                                    Photographers, companies and families have extensive photo collections that need to be digitized, managed, restored and shared. Learn techniques for rapid capture and image repair from two of the best teachers around. Peter Krogh will demonstrate how to make high-quality camera scans of slides, negatives and prints, taken from the... ...read more...
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                                    Katrin Eismann
                                    School of Visual Arts

                                    Katrin is the co-author of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Photoshop Masking & Compositing, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Real World Digital Photography – all of which have been translated into numerous languages for worldwide distribution. In 2005, Katrin was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and her images have...

                                    Peter Krogh

                                    Peter Krogh is a photographer, author, speaker and digital photography expert, best known for The DAM Book and related publications. His newest book, Digitizing Your Photos, describes a comprehensive method for high-quality scanning using a digital camera. He has helped set up these systems for the Library of Congress,...

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                                      "Shreditor" is an umbrella term for scouting, producing, shooting and editing professional film. Join Johnathan Edwards in this introduction to shooting film as a freelance director, working with agencies, brands and clients. He will discuss work styles, techniques, shooting and color grading, as well as social media, marketing and brand... ...read more...
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                                      Jonathan Edwards

                                      Jonathan Edwards is an award winning Director of Photography based in the UK Specialising in high-end creative, commercial and branded content Director / Cinematographer / Colourist / Editor...

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                                      Sponsored by: Zeiss
                                        This action-packed course is designed for the busy photographer wanting techniques they can put into practice immediately. Whether a wedding or portrait photographer, Bambi Cantrell is world renowned for her ability capture breathtaking images. She will demonstrate simple, effective things you can do to create gorgeous images that stand the... ...read more...
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                                        Bambi Cantrell

                                        World-renowned wedding and portrait photographer, Bambi Cantrell, is one of the most decorated and celebrated professional photographers of our time. After 25 years of photographing some of the most exquisite and breath taking wedding and portrait images from around the world, Bambi Cantrell is virtually a household name Three best selling books: “The Art...

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                                          Light, gesture and color are synonymous with all of Jay Maisel's images. These elements, coupled with an awareness of figure-ground relationships or photographic optical illusion, constitute a crucial part of image presentation. In this seminar, Maisel will show you how and why images challenge perception and why you do not... ...read more...
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                                          Jay Maisel
                                          Jay Maisel Photography

                                          After studying painting and graphic design at Cooper Union and Yale, Jay Maisel began his career in photography in 1954. While his portfolio includes the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Miles Davis, he is perhaps best known for capturing the light, color, and gesture found in every day life. This...

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                                          Thursday, October 26, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                            Thursday Keynote...

                                            Thursday, October 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                              Peter Hurley has diligently worked at creating images that his clients are proud of for the last 17 years. He’ll teach you his simple but effective techniques to pull out an individual's personality, while drawing from his personal experiences to show just how touching these crucial moments have been throughout... ...read more...
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                                              Peter Hurley
                                              Photographer

                                              Peter Hurley is somewhat of a rare breed. His haphazard way of moving through life has had him riding the waves around the world on a sailboat, plastered his mug in magazines modeling for the likes of Polo and Abercrombie & Fitch and put over 15,000 faces three feet in...

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                                                Bob Sacha, a former MediaStorm producer, will break the video narrative process down, focusing on audio as the foundation of storytelling. He will explain how to use interviewing techniques that elicit surprising information and authentic emotion from subjects. Attendees will learn how to use ambient sound, sound effects, and music... ...read more...
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                                                Bob Sacha

                                                Bob Sacha is an award-winning director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer.  He has directed, produced, shot and edited video stories for The Guardian, Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundation, among other international clients. For several...

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                                                  Video is everywhere: Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Snapchat. Video content is the most efficient way to market your business right now. In this class, Sally Sargood will show you how you can use video to market your business and get clients on social media. She will share the “why,” complete... ...read more...
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                                                  Ms  Sally Sargood
                                                  CO of Pro Photography/Business Video Specialist
                                                  Animoto

                                                  For 26 years, Sally Sargood’s passion has been photography. Her role has always been behind the scenes but entrenched in the business of photography. From working in sales and marketing for pro labs, to Personal Assistant for Jerry Ghionis, her’s is a very unique situation where she’s seen first...

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                                                    Discover the most important questions to ask your clients and how to use their answers to win the job. Craft your estimates, proposals and invoices to increase your profits and avoid misunderstandings. Recognize and overcome the ten worst phrases that commercial and editorial clients hide in their purchase orders 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...

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                                                      Andrew Hetherington leads a panel of successful photographers in a discussion on what it takes to maintain a career and stay relevant both creatively and commercially - to yourself and clients. Photographers discuss their strategies for being competitive and how they’ve navigated and adapted to a rapidly changing market place.... ...read more...
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                                                        Join TEDx speakers and sponsored adventure filmmakers Kody and Kyler McCormick (of The Outbound Life) as they share exclusive insight on the business of content creation and social influencing. This unprecedented panel will give an intimate look at the relationship between world renown social influencers and content creators as well... ...read more...
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                                                        Kody McCormick

                                                        Kody is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, and an avid enthusiast for adventure. At the age of 23, he has already gone on to speak at TEDx Memphis, be a social media influencer with Southwest Airlines, and become sponsored by many of the leading companies in the film and photography industry. Kody is...

                                                        Kyler McCormick
                                                        THE OUTBOUND LIFE

                                                        Kyler has a burning desire to show his generation that they are never too young, too inexperienced, or too unqualified to make a big difference in the world. At the age of 21, he has already gone on to panel at SXSW, write for The Official LinkedIn Blog, and become...

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                                                          Julieanne Kost will demonstrate how to add personal style to your images by mastering the Lightroom tools needed to enhance, refine and add creative effects. Explore Lightroom’s powerful global and local non-destructive image adjustments including color and tonal enhancements, custom conversions to black and white, and special vintage and traditional... ...read more...
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                                                          Julieanne Kost
                                                          Adobe Systems, Inc.

                                                          Named one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business," Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating...

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                                                          Sponsored by: Adobe
                                                            How should a photographer approach a collector? The answer is probably that they shouldn’t. Collectors are like cats: they scare easily. Join us for a panel of photo collectors who will offer up other strategies for approach. “Your Picture on the Wall” is the latest in a series of panels... ...read more...
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                                                            W.M. Hunt

                                                            W.M. - Bill - Hunt is a champion of photography: a collector, curator and consultant who lives and works in New York. He teaches and writes (“The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious”, “Hunt’s Three Ring Circus”, “l’Oeil de la Photographie” and numerous artist monograph essays, and he looks...

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                                                              Find out what it takes to produce a photo shoot for leading magazines, and what goes on behind the scenes from pre- to post-production. Learn how to scale up production for group shots of five to 100+ subjects. In this seminar, photographer Art Streiber will reveal how some of his... ...read more...
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                                                              Thursday, October 26, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                                On this street photography Photo Walk, Doug Menuez will share how he combines his documentary techniques with a deliberate zen mindfulness that allows him to enter a zone of hyper-awareness and concentration. He’ll also share his philosophy about respecting his subjects, discussing the fine line between telling their stories 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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                                                                  Follow Joel Grimes as he takes you out in the field to showcase High Speed Syncing technology and how to achieve the same results using ND filters. You will be blown away at how simple it is to create dynamic, shallow depth-of-field portraits. In the real world, you can't always... ...read more...
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                                                                  Joel Grimes

                                                                  Driven by the creative process, Joel views himself as an illusionist, creating portraits larger than life. For over 30 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe. Last year Joel was selected as one of Canon’s exclusive Explorer Of Light photographers and...

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                                                                    Be part of Michael Grecco's renowned Urban Landscape Project by joining him on an exciting hands-on photo walk through the greatest city in the world, New York. He will show you how to hunt for light, manage shadow and use the great architectural background of the city to shoot your... ...read more...
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                                                                    Michael Grecco

                                                                    Michael Grecco is a director and one of the top photographers in the world who has created iconic portraits of the most recognized entertainment stars, recently Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz and Teri Hatcher. His movie “Naked Ambition” has been a hit movie winning critical acclaim. His...

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

                                                                      Go inside a portrait session with Alexis Cuarezma and see what's essential for creaitng images with impact and emotion. Learn how to quickly connect with your subject to have a harmonious relationship during the shoot. Cuarezma will go over lighting setups, theories and concepts to help you recognize and create... ...read more...
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                                                                      Alexis Cuarezma

                                                                      Alexis Cuarezma is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and in-studio portraiture. He's an Alumnus of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm XXIV), has been commissioned for assignments by NIKE, Sports Illustrated, the LA Times, the New York Times, HBO and a number of international publications. ...

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                                                                      Sponsored by: Bay Photo
                                                                        Crowdfunding can be an integral part of transforming projects from ideas into financially supported opportunities. New and exciting outlets have opened up for funding and reaching new audiences. Lou Jones and Mike DeStefano will show you how to apply to your own ideas—photo books, storytelling, exhibitions, films and adventures—to crowdfunding.... ...read more...
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                                                                        Lou Jones

                                                                        Lou Jones' eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change. He maintains a studio in Boston, MA, has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, international companies and local small businesses including FedEx, Nike and the Barr Foundation; He...

                                                                        Michael DeStefano

                                                                        A Boston based Photographer shooting mostly commercial and editorial work that combines a love of the outdoors and adventure sports. Social Media Consultant for several major Photography studios and a few corporate companies. Teaching how to leverage and monetize social media. A staff writer at Fstoppers.com writing about the photography...

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                                                                          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
                                                                          Photographer/Educator

                                                                          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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                                                                            Lindsay Adler will introduce you to the exciting, fast-paced and creative world of fashion and beauty photography. This workshop is great for photographers looking to extend their knowledge and insights into this inspiring field. Adler will cover the most important elements including setting up an editorial shoot, core terminology, finding... ...read more...
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                                                                            Lindsay Adler
                                                                            Photographer
                                                                            Lindsay Adler Photography, Inc

                                                                            Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator and...

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                                                                              Knowing how to bid for jobs is as critical to your success as a strong portfolio. How you bid reflects your production values and capabilities, and gives clients the confidence to hire you—or not. This seminar will cover bidding skills and practices for today’s assignments. Panelists will demonstrate how to... ...read more...
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                                                                              Dave Walker

                                                                              David Walker is Executive Editor of PDN....

                                                                              Kathryn Tyrrel O’Connor

                                                                              Stockland Martel is a global leader in commercial photographic representation. Stockland Martel’s diverse international roster of award-winning photographers can be seen throughout all segments of the creative community, creating exceptional visual images to support advertising, editorial and entertainment clients worldwide. Founded in 1983, Stockland Martel now represents 26 photographers including...

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                                                                              Sponsored by: PDN
                                                                                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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                                                                                  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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                                                                                    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
                                                                                    NIKON INC

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                                                                                      Gerd Ludwig will share a wide range of strobe uses, from utilizing strobes at high-speed sync in broad daylight to enhancing extreme long exposures at night by firing the flashes multiple times. He will share his methods and show examples both from his personal projects and his many years of... ...read more...
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                                                                                      Gerd Ludwig

                                                                                      Shooting for National Geographic since 1989, Gerd Ludwig’s work has also appeared in Time, Life, Fortune, Stern, and publications internationally. His focus on the socio-economic changes after the fall of the Soviet Union resulted in his book and exhibition, Broken Empire published by National Geographic. He has received numerous photographic...

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

                                                                                        Photo Walk on Friday...
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                                                                                        Sponsored by: Olympus
                                                                                          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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                                                                                            The technology in a modern DLSR or mirrorless camera can be a bit daunting. Join Eduardo Angel as he unlocks the settings you need to know to capture quality video. You'll learn everything you need to know from capture, to audio, to the exposure triangle, so that your shots look... ...read more...
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                                                                                            Sponsored by: FMC
                                                                                              Collin Pierson will show you how the architecture and light of a city can change the game for your portraits, engagement sessions and weddings. This Photo Walk is great for those who want to step away from "safe" photos and add that something extra to engagement shoots. Using core principals... ...read more...
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                                                                                              Collin Pierson
                                                                                              Collin Pierson Photography

                                                                                              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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                                                                                                Master Class on Thursday...
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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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                                                                                                  The last two decades have seen an explosion in drone technology in aerial photography, videography, and cinema. Drones have received mixed reviews from the media industries and the public alike, from fascination to hysteria, and their entrance into the consumer market has led the creation of regulations and licensing programs.... ...read more...
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                                                                                                  Friday, October 27, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

                                                                                                    Using his own work as reference, Michael Grecco will explain his techniques for creating light and shadow, demonstrating how he creates his stylistic and dramatic images. He will explain how he produces his award-winning motion work, including cinemagraphs and videos. The last 20 minutes of this seminar will be a... ...read more...
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                                                                                                    Michael Grecco

                                                                                                    Michael Grecco is a director and one of the top photographers in the world who has created iconic portraits of the most recognized entertainment stars, recently Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz and Teri Hatcher. His movie “Naked Ambition” has been a hit movie winning critical acclaim. His...

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                                                                                                      A presentation that will cover the process of creating ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue”—from the subjects, the photo production, the photographers and the editors. This panel of top editors and photographers will share their secrets of what it takes to make “Body Issue” images. ...
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                                                                                                      Tim Rasmussen

                                                                                                      Tim Rasmussen is the Director of Photography at ESPN for Digital and Print Media where he is responsible for photography at ESPN The Magazine and all digital platforms. In 2017 the Magazine was awarded General Excellence and Best Sports cover by American Society of Magazine Editors. He joined ESPN in...

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                                                                                                        Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart will discuss his career—the highs, the lows and what he does when it comes time to reinvent himself. He'll also discuss the importance of diversifying your income and interests in this super in-depth, honest look at what a photography career looks like in these changing times.... ...read more...
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                                                                                                        Mr.  Jeremy Cowart
                                                                                                        Celebrity Photographer & Founder of Help-Portrait and The Purpose Hotel

                                                                                                        Named the “Most Influential Photographer on the Internet” by Huffington Post, Forbes and Yahoo in 2014, Jeremy Cowart is an award-winning photographer, artist, and entrepreneur whose goal in life is to use his creative platform to inspire and help others. Jeremy has published four books and is a sought-after speaker,...

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                                                                                                          Flying is a skill yet knowing how to capture the best video from your UAV flights is equally, if not more important, than flying skill. In this overview session, we will examine the top 10 expert tips to inspire successful video output from your drone flights. Topics covered will be... ...read more...
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                                                                                                          Douglas Spotted Eagle

                                                                                                          Douglas is a primary instructor and industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, Inc. and VASST, authoring several books and DVDs and serving as an advisor and guide for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters. Skydiving since 2006 and instructing UAS since 2012, Douglas is an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives in...

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                                                                                                          Sponsored by: SMG
                                                                                                            We hear stories all the time. Seeing them is another story. Once the story is known it’s time for the visuals. Visuals enhance and support the narrative. What the audience sees compels and drives the understanding of what it hears. This session explores methods of describing a story in terms... ...read more...
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                                                                                                            Kevin Ames

                                                                                                            Photography is life. Kevin Ames is living it to the fullest. His career encompasses commercial photography, authoring books, teaching Photoshop and Lightroom, writing for Photofocus.com and at speaking engagements across the North America, Europe and Asia. Through it all he maintains his studio in Atlanta, Georgia working with clients like...

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                                                                                                            Sponsored by: FMC
                                                                                                              Included with your Creative Cloud membership are a few apps that, along with Lightroom and Photoshop, make it easy to share your work with the world. Tell your story and show off your best work with Spark Page, Spark Post, Portfolio, and Behance. See how easy it is to apply... ...read more...
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                                                                                                              Sponsored by: Adobe
                                                                                                                Participants will leave this information-packed class with ways to simplify their photography business and shooting style, in order to maximize profit and client referrals and improve their quality of life as a working photographer. In this new high-energy program, Tamara Lackey will discuss tips to improve your shooting and lighting... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                Tamara Lackey

                                                                                                                Tamara Lackey is a portrait & humanitarian photographer, a Nikon USA Ambassador, author and program host. Her work, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits, is published internationally, from O The Oprah Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Town & Country, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Nikon World, Professional Photographer Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, PDN,...

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                                                                                                                  From setting up your business for success from the start to daily tasks that lead to high achievement, get down to the nitty gritty of running your portrait studio. Walk away from this class feeling confident about methods of attracting new clients, securing the session, shooting with creativity, selling your... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                  Sponsored by: Olympus

                                                                                                                  Friday, October 27, 10:15 AM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                    This all-day workshop offers photographers complete exposure to the video production process. Join Richard Harrington as he discusses the process of making professional video and start your journey off right by learning the most direct path to getting great images and keeping clients happy.  Learn how to master your camera... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                    Richard Harrington

                                                                                                                    A certified instructor for Adobe and Apple, Rich is a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video. Starting his career out in the world of broadcast journalism, Rich has always had great interest in visual communications. His producing skills were also recognized by AV Video Multimedia Producer Magazine...

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                                                                                                                    Sponsored by: FMC

                                                                                                                    Friday, October 27, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                      Friday Keynote...

                                                                                                                      Friday, October 27, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                        Friday Seminar...
                                                                                                                          Jerry Ghionis will share posing techniques and and demonstrate how he directs his clients to achieve fun and fashionable images--including specific poses for plus size brides, odd height couples and couples who don't want to be posed. He'll share how to create more relaxed bridal party portraits and more intimate... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                            Douglas Spotted Eagle will discuss rules that apply to drones and journalists, safety practices, concerns related to drone-journalism, and provide resources for journalists seeking to add aerial cameras to their tool kit. They’ll show several different drones, camera setups, and will discuss how to achieve the images necessary for print... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                            Douglas Spotted Eagle

                                                                                                                            Douglas is a primary instructor and industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, Inc. and VASST, authoring several books and DVDs and serving as an advisor and guide for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters. Skydiving since 2006 and instructing UAS since 2012, Douglas is an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives in...

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                                                                                                                            Sponsored by: SMG
                                                                                                                              Interviews are a staple of the motion professional's business. Creating effective lighting sets the stage for successful interviews by making them visually compelling. Many struggle with which lights to use and where to place them for the most dynamic shot. This session explores the concepts of lighting so no matter... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                              Kevin Ames

                                                                                                                              Photography is life. Kevin Ames is living it to the fullest. His career encompasses commercial photography, authoring books, teaching Photoshop and Lightroom, writing for Photofocus.com and at speaking engagements across the North America, Europe and Asia. Through it all he maintains his studio in Atlanta, Georgia working with clients like...

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                                                                                                                              Sponsored by: FMC
                                                                                                                                Brian Smith will break down the lighting he’s used to create iconic portraits of Hollywood’s A-list and Fortune’s 600. Learn how to control the quality of light and how the choice between hard light and soft light allows you to control the mood. Learn which lighting modifiers he uses to... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                Brian Smith

                                                                                                                                For the past 30 years, Brian Smith's iconic portraits of Hollywood's A-List and Fortune's 500 have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Time, People, Forbes and GQ. In addition, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot...

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                                                                                                                                Sponsored by: Sony
                                                                                                                                  Julieanne Kost will demonstrate little-known features, essential shortcuts and hidden gems for photographers using Photoshop. If you’re looking for serious insights and solid skills you can put to use immediately, then this is a seminar you can’t afford to miss! A partial list of topics Kost will cover includes: customizing... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                  Julieanne Kost
                                                                                                                                  Adobe Systems, Inc.

                                                                                                                                  Named one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business," Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating...

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                                                                                                                                  Sponsored by: Adobe
                                                                                                                                    Photo editors will explain what skills and styles they're looking for,  and how photography and video serves their editorial mission and style of their brands in print, digital, social media or mobile applications. Using examples of work they've recently assigned or published, they'll explain all aspects of their work, including:... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                      In a time when many fine-print sales occur through third parties such as art consultants and interior designers, at art fairs or online, this seminar and accompanying professional panel will review the current and future market for fine prints. Attendees will gain an understanding of the legacy of collection photographs... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                      Mary Virginia Swanson
                                                                                                                                      Consultant, Author, Educator

                                                                                                                                      Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator and advisor who helps artists find the strength in their work identify appreciative audiences and present their work in an informed, professional manner. During her career she has worked in the fine art, documentary, photojournalism and licensing arenas. Today she is a...

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                                                                                                                                      Friday, October 27, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                                                                                                        Anyone can use a good headshot these days. Thanks to the shift from print to fast-paced online needs ranging from websites to LinkedIn, there's an unlimited bread-and-butter client base that can turn into other specialty portrait needs. Lori Patrick will share insights on finding clients, offer a posing demo and... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                        Lori Patrick
                                                                                                                                        Studio Owner / Speaker / Writer / Community Leader

                                                                                                                                        Lori Patrick started producing headshots in 2006 for a newspaper covering arts and entertainment. She started her studio service soon after. In 1983 she studied with New York Institute of Photography. As a community builder she is host of Headshots with Lori Patrick on Facebook where she fosters those learning...

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                                                                                                                                          Sony Artisan Me Ra Koh and Brian Tausend as they take you to an iconic New York City spot to teach you hands-on how to capture an epic time lapse. Learn how to compose the perfect time lapse, what elements to consider before hitting the start button, and how to... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                          Brian Tausend

                                                                                                                                          Brian Tausend is an award-winning photographer and cinematographer. He has produced, filmed and directed projects for some of the world’s largest networks and brands including, Disney, NBC, Scripps Network, Sony and Target. He both co-produced and was a cinematographer for the Disney Junior TV series Capture Your Story with Me...

                                                                                                                                          Me Ra Koh

                                                                                                                                          Sony Artisan Me Ra Koh, nationally recognized as The Photo Mom, hosts the Disney Junior TV show Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh and is the go-to photography expert for nationally syndicated shows, like Live with Kelly and The Nate Berkus Show. She writes for Disney's Babble.com and...

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                                                                                                                                            Join Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis, for this informative and fun Photo Walk under and near the High Line. Lane and Varis will show you how to scout for light. They will demonstrate porch lighting and backlighting, the use of reflectors and diffusers, and how to make any location work... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                            Bobbi Lane

                                                                                                                                            Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students...

                                                                                                                                            Lee Varis

                                                                                                                                            Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years. He started working with computer imaging over 20 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images...

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                                                                                                                                            Sponsored by: Phottix
                                                                                                                                              The streets of a major metropolis are fast paced and chaotic. Our job as photographers is to organize the chaos—to be aware and to compose our images within the ebb and flow of humanity. The skills to photograph the subtleties of life can always be learned and improved. Learn how... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                              Friday, October 27, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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                                                                                                                                                Shaniqwa Jarvis

                                                                                                                                                Shaniqwa Jarvis's style has been influenced by her time spent in the editorial world, blending fashion photography with sensitive portraiture. Her photographs have an autobiographical quality and her subjects seem like an extension of herself. She captures the realness, the vivid reality of life happening right now--flawed, human--making even the...

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                                                                                                                                                    In this unique course, Roberto Valenzuela—author of three top-selling books, including Picture Perfect Posing—will share ten posing elements that you can always count on. No matter what or who you are shooting, these posing tips will not only get you through it, but will also give you complete control of... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                    Roberto Valenzuela
                                                                                                                                                    Owner

                                                                                                                                                    Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer based in Beverly Hills, CA. He has been honored by Canon USA to be one of the few chosen photographers to be part of their prestigious Canon Explorer of Light program. Roberto developed his unique teaching style by following the same practice regimen he developed...

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                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by: Eizo
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                                                                                                                                                        Kevin Ames

                                                                                                                                                        Photography is life. Kevin Ames is living it to the fullest. His career encompasses commercial photography, authoring books, teaching Photoshop and Lightroom, writing for Photofocus.com and at speaking engagements across the North America, Europe and Asia. Through it all he maintains his studio in Atlanta, Georgia working with clients like...

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                                                                                                                                                        Sponsored by: FMC
                                                                                                                                                          Ian Spanier will walk you through his mentality before and during photo shoots, showing you to solve lighting problems before they destroy a shoot. View his pre-shoot notes and practices, and build your own bag of tricks to solve various lighting scenarios. Understand the different properties of light, and learn... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                          Ian Spanier

                                                                                                                                                          Ian Spanier began taking photographs at age six when his parents gave him his first point and shoot camera. After majoring in photography in college, Spanier worked in publishing as an editor, but making pictures never left him. Having only known 35mm, he taught himself medium and large format as...

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                                                                                                                                                          Sponsored by: LowePro
                                                                                                                                                            Elizabeth Carmel will provide an overview of the various medium format camera systems available, discussing important photographic guidelines and techniques to achieve the best image quality. She’ll share her approach to developing medium format raw files and preparing them for printing, and will review medium format video recording methods. She... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                            Elizabeth Carmel
                                                                                                                                                            Owner, The Carmel Galleries in California

                                                                                                                                                            Elizabeth is an award winning photographer and owner of the Carmel Galleries in California, which sell her fine art photographic prints. She is the author of the popular photography books "Brilliant Waters, Portraits of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and the High Sierra", with a foreword by Robert Redford; and...

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                                                                                                                                                              Barry Rosenthal shares his personal journey and what he has learned from “Transitioning to Fine Art." His story of self-discovery has led to gallery and museum shows—let him show you how to use your passion to succeed in your fine art. He will discuss: partnering with causes that align with... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                              Barry Rosenthal
                                                                                                                                                              Artist/Photographer
                                                                                                                                                              Barry Rosenthal Studio

                                                                                                                                                              Barry Rosenthal a fine art photographer, is also an urban archaeologist and sculptor. He studied photography at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio and at the Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York with notable photographers Emmet Gowin and George Tice. Barry‘s fine art images can be found in the...

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                                                                                                                                                                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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                                                                                                                                                                  Today’s photographers have powerful career-building tools in social media apps, yet it can be challenging to stand out in the crowded feeds of followers. In this seminar, hear from photographers who use social channels to market their work, connect with clients, raise funds for books or other personal projects, and... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, October 28, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    During this Photo Walk, Charles Chessler will go over all the basics: the exposure triangle, dynamic range, quality and direction of light, exposure compensation, when to increase ISO, background, subject-to-background distance and more. You'll pick your settings for the light that is occuring that day. Then, the real fun begins:... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                    Charles Chessler

                                                                                                                                                                    Charles is a NYC based photographer who started out life as an actor. Little did he know how much his acting training would come into play for his headshot and portrait work. If you run into him on the street he just might ask you for a quick portrait for...

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                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, October 28, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

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                                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by: Sony
                                                                                                                                                                        As a five-time Olympic photographer, Jeff Cable knows a thing or two about photography and post production. Cable uses these same techniques at home, when shooting events like weddings and bar mitzvahs, and he always posts his images to his clients the very next day after their event. Learn the... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                        Jeff Cable

                                                                                                                                                                        Jeff Cable started his professional photography career in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004, photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Since then he has earned respect around the globe, and is best known for capturing photos for the US Olympic Committee. He has photographed the last five Olympic games, including...

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                                                                                                                                                                          It’s hard to find passion in pixel, but much easier to find passion in prints. Peter Coulson earned the title of "modern-age, black-and-white master of photography" by looking at his photography as art, not as a pixel. In today's industry, it seems the photography world has turned pixel obsessed. Coulson... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                          Peter Coulson

                                                                                                                                                                          Peter Coulson, known as the modern age black-and-white master of Photography, specializes in the genres of beauty, fashion and fetish. His images are recognised and well known for their sensual, mysterious & elegant feel; always with a twist of his screwed up sense of humour. He has worked commercially as...

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                                                                                                                                                                            Take your creativity to the next level with world class photographic compositor Karen Alsop. Using photographic principles and the power of Adobe Photoshop, Alsop will show you how to create a believable and magical photographic composite--from photographing the background to photographing and adding your subjects. Alsop will demonstrate green-screen photography... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                            Karen Alsop

                                                                                                                                                                            Karen Alsop is an internationally acclaimed Melbourne, Australia-based photographic digital artist. Expanding on two decades of photographic and graphic design experience, Karen brings photography and art together to create stunning artworks that tell a story and take the viewer into another world. Specializing in Portrait Art, her digital portraiture captures the...

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                                                                                                                                                                              Me Ra Koh and Brian Tausend will show you how to create and produce short-form video that will take you around the world. They'll walk you through their travel camera bag essentials, teach you tricks to getting great audio without the fuss, share tips for being confident and entertaining on... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                              Brian Tausend

                                                                                                                                                                              Brian Tausend is an award-winning photographer and cinematographer. He has produced, filmed and directed projects for some of the world’s largest networks and brands including, Disney, NBC, Scripps Network, Sony and Target. He both co-produced and was a cinematographer for the Disney Junior TV series Capture Your Story with Me...

                                                                                                                                                                              Me Ra Koh

                                                                                                                                                                              Sony Artisan Me Ra Koh, nationally recognized as The Photo Mom, hosts the Disney Junior TV show Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh and is the go-to photography expert for nationally syndicated shows, like Live with Kelly and The Nate Berkus Show. She writes for Disney's Babble.com and...

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                                                                                                                                                                                The National Parks at Night Team is excited to share their expertise and nocturnal visions with you. Go behind the scenes of some of their most challenging shots and see how they prevailed or failed. Take a look at the many aspects of night photography: astrophotography, light painting, urban and... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                Chris Nicholson
                                                                                                                                                                                Photographer, Author, Educator

                                                                                                                                                                                Chris Nicholson is the author of Photographing National Parks. He is a photographer, educator and writer based on the east coast, a Manfrotto Ambassador, and a partner and workshop leader with National Parks at Night LLC. A former magazine editor for 10 years, Chris has worked independently since 2004, with his work appearing in...

                                                                                                                                                                                Gabriel Biderman
                                                                                                                                                                                Co-founder, Instructor of National Parks at Night

                                                                                                                                                                                Gabriel Biderman is a travel and self-taught fine art photographer, who has been exploring the night photography for over 20 years. Gabe loves the “process” of creating the image and pushing the limits to what we can do when we capture time for seconds, minutes, or even hours! He is...

                                                                                                                                                                                Matt Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                Co-founder and Instructor of National Parks at Night

                                                                                                                                                                                Matt Hill is fulfilled by solving complex problems, both human and technical – making beauty from chaos. He applies this passion combine and experiment via photography, storytelling, technology and creativity. His greatest creative passions are night photography and cut paper art. Which, of course, he mashed together into the project, NIGHT...

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                                                                                                                                                                                  We love to travel, and we love to photograph our trips. Often though we struggle with preparing for and implementing our goals for a trip. Join Tamron Image Master David Akoubian as he discusses how to plan for a trip and to capture the best images while traveling. David will... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Sponsored by: Tamron
                                                                                                                                                                                    Common problems make for common grief. In this lecture, Stephen Johnson addresses many of the problems that come up for people. These issues are covered with clarity and in a context so that their purpose and problem-causing potential is understood and easily applicable. This class is designed to empower photographers... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Stephen Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                    Stephen Johnson is a landscape photographer, author, designer and educator. Featured in Communication Arts, Life Magazine, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, PBS Newshour. Books include At Mono Lake, The Great Central Valley: California’s Heartland, Making a Digital Book and Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography. A digital photography pioneer, Johnson's photographs have...

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, October 28, 10:15 AM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Who Should Attend Editors, photographers, filmmakers, drone pilots and anyone wanting to know more about the burgeoning world of UAVs/drones should attend. Add UAVs to your toolset.   Understand which drone is best for various purposes, capture the best footage and photos  you can, and understand filters and codecs to quickly... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Douglas Spotted Eagle

                                                                                                                                                                                      Douglas is a primary instructor and industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, Inc. and VASST, authoring several books and DVDs and serving as an advisor and guide for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters. Skydiving since 2006 and instructing UAS since 2012, Douglas is an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives in...

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored by: SMG

                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, October 28, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday Keynote...

                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, October 28, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday Seminar...
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Listen and learn as Jack Hollingsworth pulls back the curtain on tips, tricks and techniques in modern iPhone photography. This seminar is for photographers who want to better understand how to use their iPhones in their current commercial workflow. Hollingsworth will give you over 50 beginning and advanced tips for... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Jack Hollingsworth
                                                                                                                                                                                              Author. Speaker. Photographer.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jack Hollingsworth is one of the most recognized names in Travel, Lifestyle and Portrait photography today. More recently Jack has fallen in love with his iPhone camera as his primary capture tool. And continues to use it for worldwide clients in Travel, Leisure, Destination and Hospitality industries His love for mobile...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Learn how to build a concept shoot both inside and outside of weddings. Jose Ortiz will share his insights on the tools and creativity needed, how to keep your film cost effective, the workflow process, and the scope of work versus the ideas and the concept. This seminar will include... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Jose Ortiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                Owner of Ortiz Films

                                                                                                                                                                                                "International wedding filmmaker with the ability to telltheir unique stories movies of real people. During the last 10 years , JoseOrtiz has been contributing in the wedding film industry by raising standardsto a new level and inspiring others to do the same . The winner ofinternational awards is one of...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  In discussing the exponential growth of social media for posting high quality photography, telling stories, socially interacting and engaging in friendly competition, Dylan shed light on the opportunities for imaging companies (including camera, printing and other imaging equipment) to benefit from one of the most important movements in the history... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dylan Hattam

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dylan is the founder of DS Projects, an Artist Management and Brand Partnerships agency. His love for photography and the ability to use social media to express himself and connect with other brilliant creatives is his main inspiration. Dylan has curated a select group of photographers that he represents and...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photographing with intention is what separates the casual or candid portrait from the evocative portrait—and light is the key. Lighting can seem overwhelming: too many tools, too many techniques. But if your intention is clear, the decision-making process becomes easier. In this stimulating presentation, Gregory Heisler will explain his philosophy... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      In this class, learn why, when and how Photoshop fits into a Lightroom user's workflow. While Lightroom is powerful, there are times that you’ll need Photoshop's power for layers, selections and retouching. Matt Kloskowski covers not only which app is best for the job, but the best way to have... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Matt Kloskowski

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Matt is a landscape/outdoor photographer that teaches post processing techniques at seminars and conferences around the world. ...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adrian Murray will walk you through the benefits of utilizing nothing but natural light for your portrait work. See how he uses reaction to rather than manipulation of natural light to produce wonderfully magical results. Learn what it takes to shoot in all types of available light and lighten your... ...read more...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        ADRIAN MURRAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Adrian C. Murray is a portrait photographer who's images of his own children have been seen by millions. He specializes in family photography using natural light but also works on landscape photography as well. ...

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