Thursday, October 25, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


  • Session Number:MC03
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  • Session Number:WKSP01
Lighting is a tool for you to create different feelings, moods and stories for your subjects. Starting with one light and eventually building up to a set of four or more, Jonathan Thorpe will help attendees gain confidence in balancing multiple lights, and will also teach the importance of lighting... ...read more...
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Scott Kelby

Scott is Editor and Publisher of Lightroom Magazine, producer of LightroomKillerTips.com, Editor, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine, host of The Grid, the influential live weekly talk show for photographers, and is the founder of the annual Scott Kelby 'Worldwide Photo Walk’. Scott is a photographer, designer, and award-winning... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:MC01
In this class with Joel Grimes, he’ll take the mystery out of the lighting process. His lesson plan in this master class is set up to give attendees the foundation to master any lighting style and to learn how to make creative decisions quickly. Don’t miss out on this class... ...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... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:MC02
How can you think differently about nature and wildlife photography, and be innovative during a time when every subject seems over-photographed? How do you sell your work in new markets? Seasoned nature photographers think a great deal about composition, light and subject matter, but rarely think about the full lifespan... ...read more...
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Lisa Langell

Lisa Langell is a full-time professional photographer from Scottsdale, AZ. She is known for her emotionally evocative images of nature and is passionate about providing exciting, fun and high quality learning experiences for her workshop participants. She is a Board of Directors member for the North American Nature... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS01
Advertising clients want libraries of images for use on multiple platforms. Now the demand for both volume and speed leaves photographers feeling like they’re getting paid for images by the pound. Photo agent Gregg Lhotsky of Bernstein & Andriulli, in conversation with a PDN editor, will discuss the seismic changes... ...read more...
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Gregg Lhotsky

Gregg Lhotsky has been with Bernstein Andriulli for the last 21 years managing the careers of lifestyle, portrait, interiors and fashion photographers. He began his career in 1988 at the stock photo agency FPG. In 1991 he joined stock agency Photonica as director of photography, then served as marketing director... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Session Number:PW04
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  • Session Number:PW02
New York City is enchanting with its energy, strength and beauty. What better location to photograph the same qualities of professional dancers? Join commercial photographer Erik Valind and learn first-hand how to work with these incredible subjects while exploring the streets of Manhattan. Using both natural light and strobes, Valind... ...read more...
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Erik Valind

Erik Valind is a freelance photographer, born and raised on the Florida beaches, now living in New York City. He specializes in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture with airy and energetic imagery defining his style and vision. Involved and committed to our industry, Erik is a Broncolor Ambassador and... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW03
Join Elia and Naomi Locardi for a fun and informative photo walk to capture iconic urban landscapes around Midtown Manhattan as they share their unique approach to shooting cityscape photography in destinations around the world. Open to all photography skill levels, this class will cover how to choose the right... ...read more...
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Elia Locardi

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, writer, experienced public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life traveling the world in order to seek out and photograph the most beautiful destinations on the planet. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more... ...read more...

Naomi Locardi

Naomi Locardi is a full-time professional travel and landscape photographer, educator, writer, artist and citizen of the world. Since her first trip outside the US to Italy in 2009, she has visited and been inspired by more than 55 countries across the globe. In addition to her work as a... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW01
Join Canon technical advisor and master photographer Eric Stoner for an exploratory photo session close to the Javits Center to witness the benefits of using off-camera flash (OCF).  During this session, you’ll learn how to create depth and dimension with  Canon Speedlites and a variety of lenses to make your... ...read more...
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Eric Stoner

Eric's photographic career spans over 28 years as a portraitist and commercial photographer. He has been working with Canon for over 10 years teaching seminars on photography and how to get the most out of Canon equipment. His teaching style is very relaxed so he finds his students retain more... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS02
Instagram and the #MeToo movement have changed celebrity photography. Some stars have fallen from grace, and nearly all celebrities are using Instagram to control their own image.  Renowned portrait photographer Joe Pugliese explains how those trends are affecting what media outlets, publicists and the public want from celebrity portraiture, how... ...read more...
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Thursday, October 25, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Session Number:TA1
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  • Session Number:TA2
Masterful light isn’t necessarily about being complicated—it’s about control. Chris shares some of his favorite ways to shape one light to achieve stunning results from some classic techniques as well as some surprising new ones. He’ll cover modifier choice, flagging, feathering, ratios and more to transform your understanding of “simple... ...read more...
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Chris Knight

Chris Knight was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and hardened by the sweaty, nearly chewable, humidity of Florida. He combines his unconditional love of art history with his conditional love of technology, topping it off with a flare for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for detail. His work has appeared in... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TA7
Deanne Delbridge will show how cultural influences and imagery have conditioned how women are viewed, and will offer new perspectives, including how to create provocative, sensual images of women that empower instead of objectify. Develop new visual marketing ideas for creating relevant images that feed future market needs, improve your... ...read more...
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  • Session Number:TA4
This class is will help you raise the bar on your portraiture, no matter what your specialty.  Fine-art, headshot, outdoor and fashion photographers alike can benefit from Roberto Valenzuela’s lessons on how to optimize light for any pose, or a pose for any lighting condition, in a quick and practical... ...read more...
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Roberto Valenzuela

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... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TA3
Learn how to make extra money by selling your images through a stock agency. Successful stock contributors Mat Hayward and Terry White will share tips and techniques for shooting with stock buyers in mind, repurposing images sitting on your hard drives and incorporating personal hobbies into stock shoots. Learn how... ...read more...
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Terry White

Terry White – Principal Worldwide Design & Photography Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc. Terry has been with Adobe for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Professional product line. In his current position, he leads the charge of getting customers excited and educated about Adobe Creative... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TA6
During this dynamic and insightful roundtable, five top directors of photography from major national magazines will discuss everything from getting the attention of today’s photo editors to the fine points of completing an assignment. Moderator Art Streiber will show behind-the-scenes imagery produced for a few of the panelists and then... ...read more...
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Art Streiber

Art Streiber is a Los Angeles-based photographer specializing in editorial, reportage and entertainment advertising imagery. His editorial client list includes Vanity Fair, ESPN, Town & Country, Field & Stream, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, In Style, and Variety. His entertainment client list includes CBS, NBC, HBO, A&E, TNT, 20th... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TA5
This session features Australia's renowned travel photographer Glynn Lavender, who will share his experiences and techniques for approaching strangers, capturing dynamic travel portraits and adding depth to your travel experience by connecting with the people you photograph. Takeaways will include how to approach potential subjects; how to control lighting in... ...read more...
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Glynn Lavender

Australia's Glynn Lavender is one of the photo industry's most dynamic public speakers, trainers and tour leaders. A prolific teacher with nearly 1000 workshops under his belt in Australia, New Zealand and the United States he is renowned for his approach to teaching that makes even complex subjects seem simple.... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM


  • Session Number:TK
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Thursday, October 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS03
For all their good intentions, documentary photographers often objectify, stereotype, and otherwise misrepresent the communities they’re trying to depict. What does it mean to photograph someone else’s community with humility and respect? How, in short, do you earn the right to tell the stories of a community other than your... ...read more...
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Thursday, October 25, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


  • Session Number:TB3
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Peter Hurley
Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew

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... ...read more...


  • Session Number:TB5
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  • Session Number:TB4
Join Nikon Ambassador, WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award winner and straight-shooter Cliff Mautner as he delivers a fresh seminar that reflects upon his path to success and, perhaps more importantly, the huge mistakes that were made along the way—so you can avoid them. Whether you’re a beginner or a 20-year pro,... ...read more...
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Cliff Mautner

Cliff Mautner's career in photography spans 35 years. After shooting for 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as shooting for an eclectic array of commercial clients ranging from Comcast to Subaru, Cliff launched his wedding photography career. After about 900 weddings or... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TB6
In this fast-paced, information-packed session, Adobe Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost will showcase her favorite Photoshop techniques, little-known features and hidden gems to empower you to create your best photographs faster than ever. She’ll cover topics that include selecting, masking and compositing; using smart objects and smart filters; and working... ...read more...
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Julieanne Kost
PRINCIPAL DIGITIAL IMAGING EVANGELIST
ADOBE

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  • Session Number:TB1
Join New York City-based photographer Lindsay Adler in the making of a real-life fashion shoot! To start, she’ll cover how to find a creative team, work with modeling agencies, build mood boards and prepare for the shoot day. Adler will then shoot in a live demonstration, illustrating her creative process... ...read more...
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Lindsay Adler

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 publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator and having been named one... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TB2
Three photographers chosen for 2018 PDN’s 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch will share the lessons they learned as they built portfolios, promoted their early work and built their clientele. Joining them will be a veteran photographer and a photo editor who hires photographers at all levels of experience.... ...read more...
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Gabriella Demczuk

Gabriella Demczuk is a Lebanese-American photographer, printmaker and journalist based between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Born in Sweden but raised in Luxembourg, Belgium and later the United States, she studied fine arts and journalism at The George Washington University and photography at the Parsons School of Art and Design... ...read more...

Holly Stuart Hughes

Holly Stuart Hughes is the editor of PDN and PDNOnline, the award-winning print and online publications for professional photographers. PDN provides photographers with the news, inspiration and insights they need to succeed. She has lectured on artist’s rights and cultural trends to photography groups around the U.S., served as a portfolio reviewer and photo contest... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Session Number:MC04
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Joe Pugliese

California native Joe Pugliese began his photography career while in high school, mixing darkroom chemistry at his local daily newspaper. Joe entered the photography industry as a photojournalist, shortly thereafter his focus shifted to the editorial world. He has been fortunate enough to meet and photograph many of the most... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS04
Will robots steal your photography job? Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming many businesses and photography is no exception. Join PDN’s Senior Technology Greg Scoblete for a conversation with Alex Savsunenko, the head of Skylum’s AI lab and other technology innovators on the future of AI in photography—its promise and its peril....
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Greg Scoblete
PDN

Greg Scoblete is the Technology Editor at PDN and Rangefinder Magazine where is he responsible for technology and gear coverage for the magazines and their respective websites. ... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Session Number:TC4
If you want your website to stand out, you'll need more than pretty pictures and a strong artist statement to win the business of today's discriminating and sophisticated clients. Designed for both beginner and intermediate online marketers, Rob Greer’s SEO survey will include all new material on SEO fundamentals, recent... ...read more...
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Rob Greer

Rob Greer knows SEO and been building websites and web-based applications since 1995. He has owned and sold successful dotcoms and as Managing Director of E-commerce for a professional consultancy his past clients include Walmart, Dillards, AOL, Conoco, Schlumberger, NASA, and hundreds of other companies. Today, as a professional wedding,... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TC2
As the use of constant lighting becomes more prominent among photographers, new creative opportunities present themselves—and so do new challenges. This class will cover how to achieve movie-quality light without the movie-quantity budget. How do you shoot and light inside a car at night while it’s moving at 30 mph?... ...read more...
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Justin Evans
EvansWerks, LLC

Justin Eugene Evans is both a photographer and cinematographer. He was the writer, director, producer and cinematographer of "A Lonely Place for Dying," a cold-war spy thriller starring Academy Award Nominee James Cromwell (Capt. Dudley Smith of “LA Confidential"), Ross Marquand (Aaron of “The Walking Dead”), Jason Moore (Curtis of... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TC3
Practical advice and philosophical thoughts on the practice of street photography from an eclectic panel of contemperary New York street photographers. ...
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Gus Powell

Gus Powell was born in New York City in 1974 and attended Oberlin College where he majored in comparative religion. In 2003 he was selected to be in PDNs 30 under 30 issue and also published his first monograph, titled The Company of Strangers (J&L Books). His work has been exhibited... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:TC1
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

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... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Session Number:MC05
Lighting is a tool for you to create different feelings, moods and stories for your subjects. Starting with one light and eventually building up to a set of four or more, Jonathan Thorpe will help attendees gain confidence in balancing multiple lights, and will also teach the importance of lighting... ...read more...
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Jonathan Thorpe

A self-taught photographer, Jonathan knew early on how important it was to create a style all his own. Focusing on lighting and storytelling, Jonathan's images can evoke a range of emotion from the viewer. Jonathan shoots full time as an advertising and portrait photographer and his style has been coined... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:MC07
In this Master Class, Kwaku Alston will navigate you through the essentials of surviving and thriving in a commercial photography career. This course will include: how to present your portfolio, market to clients, build and maintain relationships, budgeting and making job estimates, creating concepts and pitch decks, and the day... ...read more...
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Kwaku Alston
PHOTOGRAPHER/DIRECTOR
KWAKU ALSTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Kwaku Alston has photographed some of the most famous faces in the world—from Hollywood luminaries like Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Robert Downey Jr., and Colin Farrell, to sports stars like Shaquille O’Neal and Jason Collins, to former President Barack Obama. But he is also a master... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:MC06
Your clients may not always be able to explain exactly what they want—but they will certainly tell you what they don't want. JB Sallee will share what works and, more importantly, what doesn’t work when selling in person. Learn how to use products to set yourself apart, price yourself to... ...read more...
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JB Sallee

JB SALLEE and his wife DeEtte are based in Dallas, TX. Together they own and operate Sallee Photography (www.SalleePhotography.com), the most award winning wedding studio in Texas. Since 2002, JB & DeEtte have worked as an effective team and have traveled the globe photographing weddings and portrait sessions. Some... ...read more...

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Thursday, October 25, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Session Number:PW07
This engaging photo walk will apply the information learned in the part 1 classroom session.  Grab your camera and learn creative ways to photograph that you can apply to your own nature photography. This photo walk will teach you how find the right photographic subjects for modern decorative art; select... ...read more...
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Lisa Langell

Lisa Langell is a full-time professional photographer from Scottsdale, AZ. She is known for her emotionally evocative images of nature and is passionate about providing exciting, fun and high quality learning experiences for her workshop participants. She is a Board of Directors member for the North American Nature... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW08
Learn how to master your location lighting, and change the perceived reality of an image through different lighting scenarios. Work hands on with Pierre Stephenson as he photographs set ups with varying lighting options, and teaches how each version can be used to control the mood, focus and narrative of... ...read more...
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Pierre Stephenson

Pierre is a professional photographer and mentor, author of Foundations of Posing, and adjunct professor of photography at Madison College. His diverse portfolio of work includes commercial, portraiture, weddings, fashion and underwater photography, as well as a personal love for urban exploration photography. His work has won numerous... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW06
Join Robert Herman, author of The Phone Book (Schiffer Books)—a monograph shot entirely with the iPhone and the Hipstamatic app—on a photo walk, and learn to make authentic and strong street photography using your iphone. He’ll teach you the instinctual side of street photography, as well as how to use... ...read more...
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Robert Herman
Photographer/Publisher

Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student back in the late 70’s. The New Yorkers, (Proof Positive Press) 2013, his photographs of New York City shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome, was self-published in 2013 and is now in the third printing. His second... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW05
For photographer David Carol, the most important aspect of street photography is to truly observe one’s surroundings and to show the viewer something he or she may not have seen. During this informative and inspiring photo walk, Carol will show you his process and teach you to love it as... ...read more...
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David Carol

David J. Carol is a photographer, writer, curator, editor, teacher, lecturer and publisher. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. He was the first assignment photographer for The Image Bank photo agency (now part of Getty Images)... ...read more...

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Friday, October 26, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


  • Session Number:MC09
In this class, UAS professionals looking to offer UAV photography and videography will learn the steps required to set up a successful UAV flight to showcase a property, including an outline of can’t-miss shots to build a template that never fails, safety practices, notifications and permits, and best practices for... ...read more...
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Douglas Spotted Eagle

Skydiving since 2006 and instructing UAS since 2012, Douglas is an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives in the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videography. Appointed as a Safety and Training Advisor in the aviation world, he is a risk management/mitigation subject matter expert. Douglas is an audio and imaging pro with... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:WKSP02
Rocco Ancora will provide insight on getting the most out of your images, leading a live shoot session for attendees and then outlining simple and effective post-production techniques for fine-art photography. He’ll cover topics such as optimizing exposure, RAW file conversion, image-shaping techniques, color management and fine-art printing. Participants will... ...read more...
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Rocco Ancora
CAPTURE TO PRINT

AIPP Grand Master and WPPI Grand Master, Rocco has been awarded the prestigious accolade, The Australian Institute of Professional Photography's Wedding Photographer of the year an unprecedented 4 times in a 6-year span, which is a testimony Rocco's craftsmanship. His work is celebrated both locally and internationally with many major... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:MC08
Understanding the human form is essential for photographers, and the best wedding photojournalists and portraitists have mastered its capture without over-directing their subjects. Pierre Stephenson will share techniques from his book Foundations of Posing for hiding weight, toning and utilizing light. Stop memorizing poses–this class will give you a solid... ...read more...
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Pierre Stephenson

Pierre is a professional photographer and mentor, author of Foundations of Posing, and adjunct professor of photography at Madison College. His diverse portfolio of work includes commercial, portraiture, weddings, fashion and underwater photography, as well as a personal love for urban exploration photography. His work has won numerous... ...read more...

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Friday, October 26, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS05
Now that our national politics have become like warfare, should photographers change the way they cover it? Mark Peterson and Gabriella Demczuk talk about covering politics— from the radical fringes to Capitol Hill and resistance activists— and explain how they bring personal insights and perspectives to their images, helping viewers... ...read more...
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Gabriella Demczuk

Gabriella Demczuk is a Lebanese-American photographer, printmaker and journalist based between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Born in Sweden but raised in Luxembourg, Belgium and later the United States, she studied fine arts and journalism at The George Washington University and photography at the Parsons School of Art and Design... ...read more...

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson is a photographer based in New York City. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, New York, Fortune, Time, ESPN The Magazine, and Geo, as well as many others. His awards include a W. Eugene Smith support grant for his photographs of revolving-door alcoholics... ...read more...

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Friday, October 26, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Session Number:PW12
CreativeLive fans, this is your chance to hang out and shoot with Kenna Klosterman and her special CL guests! Leave the lighting gear and models for another photo walk—it's time to get real. This photo walk is for photographers who want to get more comfortable connecting with portrait subjects, and... ...read more...
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Kenna Klosterman

Kenna Klosterman is a travel photographer, tour leader, creative connector, say-hi-to-strangers gal and the Lead Host of CreativeLive. Her personal vision is to empower change in the world through photography, simultaneously fostering creative education globally and visual storytelling with her own portraits. She focuses her personal work on documentary... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW10
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  • Session Number:PW09
Good photographs don't have to require a big budget, sophisticated props or beautiful locations. Get inspired with New York-based fine-art photographer Anya Anti and learn how to create conceptual portraits on the busy streets of New York City with simple props and improvised materials. Anti will share her shooting techniques... ...read more...
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Anya Anti

Anya Anti is a New York based internationally published and award winning photo artist who specializes in on-location fine art and conceptual portraiture. Originally from Ukraine she moved to USA in 2014. Anya's been into photography since 2009 and as a self-taught she gained all her knowledge through social media... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW11
Telephoto lenses are a perfect match for portraiture, and you’ll learn how to utilize them on this photo walk with Canon technical advisor and photographer Eric Stoner. Stoner will share the benefits of using long lenses for portraits from a technical standpoint as well as the psychological perspective of your... ...read more...
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Eric Stoner

Eric's photographic career spans over 28 years as a portraitist and commercial photographer. He has been working with Canon for over 10 years teaching seminars on photography and how to get the most out of Canon equipment. His teaching style is very relaxed so he finds his students retain more... ...read more...

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Friday, October 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS06
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Friday, October 26, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Session Number:FA4
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... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FA1
Itaysha Jordan's catalog of work is identifiable by a distinctive aesthetic that has allowed her the opportunity to work on notable photo projects. For those looking to take your beauty and portrait photography to the next level, this masterclass is for you. Itaysha will break down in simple steps, how... ...read more...
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Itaysha Jordan

Fashion photographer Itaysha Jordan is inspired by the strength of her subjects, and captures moments that stretch beyond the expected. Both a collaborator and a visionary, Ms. Jordan is committed to the growing movement of multiculturalism in the commercial art realm. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FA3
Portrait and lifestyle photographer Drew Gurian will share insight from the first five years of his freelance career, including how to market yourself, create an effective portfolio, run a business and build a brand in New York City, arguably the most saturated marketplace in the world. He'll then dive into... ...read more...
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Drew Gurian

Drew is a New York City based portrait and lifestyle photographer. He has worked extensively on projects ranging from ad and marketing campaigns to celebrity portraits for brands and editorial clients. He has photographed a variety of personalities including Kendrick Lamar, the cast of The Hunger Games, and President Barack... ...read more...

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Sponsored by: Nikon

  • Session Number:FA5
The days of the “gallery as gatekeeper” for fine-art photographers are waning. Although a gallery still provides an exhibition venue and important ongoing guidance for artists, social media and DIY exhibitions are continuing to gain strength in creating an audience for artists’ work. Artists can now explore a multipronged strategy... ...read more...
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  • Session Number:FA2
What do photo editors look for in the photographers they hire? This panel of top photo editors will explain which promotions get their attention, best practices for emailing and cold calls, how to approach them—and NOT approach them—at industry events, and how to land meetings with them—and impress them when... ...read more...
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Leslie Dela Vega

Currently Director of Visuals at OZY.com, Leslie de la Vega was previously Digital Director of Photography for Rolling Stone Magazine, and a photo editor at The New York Times. She has also held photo editing positions at Fortune, TIME magazine, Essence and Fast Company. De la Vega began her career as... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FA6
With the print-on-demand revolution, it has never been easier or more affordable for artists to produce and market a book of their work. While the traditional publishing path has the advantage of a seasoned team with experience in design, production, marketing and distribution, self-publishing allows the artist full creative control.... ...read more...
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Mary Virginia Swanson

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. Her public seminars and workshops on marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next... ...read more...

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Friday, October 26, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM


  • Session Number:FK
No one doubts the power of social media for raising a photographer’s exposure or giving marginalized communities a platform to tell their stories, but social media also carries burdens and costs. Join in the lively debate, and vote for the debaters who mount the most persuasive arguments for and against... ...read more...
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Adriana Teresa Letorney

Adriana Teresa Letorney is the Founder & CEO of Visura.co, and co-founder of Scout Film Festival. She is dedicated to increasing the access, value, quality and diversity of the professional visual content and talent found online today for organizations worldwide. Through technology, Adriana works on the formation and implementation... ...read more...

Allen Murabayashi
PHOTOSHELTER INC

Allen Murabayashi is the chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter. He has written extensively on the topic of photography, culture and social media. Originally from Hawaii, He currently lives in New York and is a graduate of Yale University. ... ...read more...

Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi

Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi is a Brooklyn-based, Romanian-Iraqi photographer whose work focuses on the human condition, often in the context of conflict, humanitarian emergencies, social unrest or systemic discrimination. Her photography has been featured by media outlets such as The New York Times newspaper and Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and... ...read more...

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Friday, October 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS07
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Friday, October 26, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


  • Session Number:FB3
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Katrin Eismann

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... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FB5
Top photo editors from ABC News, BuzzFeed, ESPN and The New York Times will come together for a discussion about how image-makers can best present themselves through their websites. They’ll discuss why it’s important to show work that is true to your brand and style of storytelling; how to present... ...read more...
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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... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FB1
Learn how to create impactful, narrative and cinema-quality lighting with Richard Sands, a prolific film technician and director of photography for feature-length movies, television and advertising. He has worked with renowned directors including Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola, and, for 21 years, Sands has created the elaborate lighting for... ...read more...
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Richard Sands

Richard Sands is a film technician whose roots are in cinema production. He has done the lighting and/or DP on 50 feature-length motion pictures with directors such as Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola, 50+ television movies, over 100 one-hour television episodes and numerous advertising pieces. He was responsible for... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FB2
For photographers who are interested in creating documentary, editorial and fine-art work, advertising jobs can be an important part of building a sustainable career in a challenging market. In this seminar, panelists who’ve used advertising work to support fine-art and editorial careers will share their stories about how they landed... ...read more...
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Conor Risch

Conor Risch is Senior Editor of PDN and PDNOnline... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FB6
Learn from Makayla Jade how to stand out in an oversaturated, underpriced market and start winning the clients of your dreams—without wasting all your time fighting social media algorithms or paying for advertising! You’ll walk away with the know-how to charge more for your time, start shooting what you love,... ...read more...
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Makayla Jade
THE HARRIS COMPANY

Makayla Jade, founder of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo and cinema client experience, propelling the company to reaching multiple six-figures in less than 3 years by appealing to a niche clientele that places a high value on printed products & photographic art. ... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FB4
Tamara Lackey will deliver her top tips from 15 years of shooting and consistently selling portrait sessions. Join Lackey as she takes you through every stage of a typical photography session, along with behind-the-scenes videos and on-the-job, often humorous illustrations. She will also share what you should definitely know (and... ...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,... ...read more...

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


  • Session Number:MC11
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Friday, October 26, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS08
The risk and difficulties of bringing foreign conflicts to light are greater than ever.  Reporting on conflict takes not only courage, but local knowledge, access and strategic thinking. Three prize-winning conflict photographers explain how their experience living and working in the conflict zones they’ve covered has shaped their perspective on... ...read more...
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Alex Potter

Alex Potter is a photographer and journalist from the Midwest working mostly in the Middle East; her work explores conflict and trust, loss and isolation within communities and relationships. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harpers Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Intercept, and Bloomberg... ...read more...

Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi

Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi is a Brooklyn-based, Romanian-Iraqi photographer whose work focuses on the human condition, often in the context of conflict, humanitarian emergencies, social unrest or systemic discrimination. Her photography has been featured by media outlets such as The New York Times newspaper and Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and... ...read more...

Natalie Keyssar

Natalie Keyssar is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is interested in class inequality, youth culture, and the personal effects of political turmoil and violence, primarily in the US and Latin America. She has contributed to publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Time, Bloomberg... ...read more...

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Friday, October 26, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Session Number:FC3
Few technologies have been as relentlessly hyped as blockchain. Join us as we explore what blockchain is, how it can be used to safeguard your images from online thieves and whether you should believe the hype.  ...
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Daniel Doubrovkine

Daniel Doubrovkine (aka dB.) is a seasoned entrepreneur, technologist, CTO at Artsy.net in New York, the largest online fine art marketplace and publication. Daniel graduated from University of Geneva in late 90s with a degree in Computer Science. Daniel is the creator and maintainer of many popular open-source projects and a lifetime artist. ... ...read more...

Edward Greenberg

Ed Greenberg has been a litigator, lecturer, author, civil court mediator and expert witness on matters concerning intellectual property and model's rights for over 38 years. He litigates regularly in the Federal and State Courts having appeared as counsel in well over one thousand cases. He lectures regularly at... ...read more...

Greg Scoblete
PDN

Greg Scoblete is the Technology Editor at PDN and Rangefinder Magazine where is he responsible for technology and gear coverage for the magazines and their respective websites. ... ...read more...

Joe Naylor

Joe Naylor is the President and CEO of ImageRights International, the global leader in copyright enforcement services for photo agencies and professional photographers. Joe’s career spans more than twenty years in the design, development, operations, sales, and marketing of communications and internet-based services at eFax.com, j2 Global Communications, and... ...read more...

Maria Kessler

Maria Kessler is veteran of stock photography companies such as FPG International, Dynamic Graphics, and Jupiterimages, Maria managed key photographer relationships, oversaw global production shoots, collection acquisitions, distribution partnerships with other agencies, strategic sales agreements, and managed various rights issues (privacy, model releases and sensitive subjects). Today, as a blockchain evangelist, Maria’s mission is... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FC2
Learn the exact client-getting strategies Ben Hartley used to grow his wedding photography business to over $450,000 per year in less than three years. Having a consistent stream of photography leads is so much more than just being able to do what you love every day. When you have an... ...read more...
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Ben Hartley

Ben Hartley is a dynamic photographer, inspiring educator, and modern influencer. Ben has three core beliefs: 1. People are always more important 2. Success starts with self-worth 3. You must never stop thrashing Ben is founder of Style & Story Creative based in Columbus, OH and named one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the Country in... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:FC4
Our world is becoming more and more visual. Screens are becoming smaller, more accessible and part of our everyday life. Advertisers and publishers have long relied on professionals to create compelling imagery to engage users, and technology companies have relied on the advertisers and publishers, rather than the creators themselves.... ...read more...
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Friday, October 26, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Session Number:WKSP03
Camera technology is moving so fast; unlock the potential of what your camera can do! Nikon lecturer Kristi Odom and her partner, Darren Gustaveson, will teach shooting techniques such as time lapse, focus stacking, advanced composition, daytime long exposures and in-camera multiple exposures, as well as editing technique such as... ...read more...
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Darren Gustaveson
KRISTI ODOM PHOTOGRAPHY

Darren and Kristi are a dynamic duo that break the boundaries of photography. While Kristi strives for story, connection and voice; Darren pushes the limits of his camera. Kristi's work captures what's real, raw, and compelling about the people and animals she photographs. Now, as an internationally acclaimed photographer and... ...read more...

Kristi Odom
NIKON INC

Kristi and Darren are a dynamic duo that break the boundaries of photography. While Kristi strives for story, connection and voice; Darren pushes the limits of his camera. Kristi's work captures what's real, raw, and compelling about the people and animals she photographs. Now, as an internationally acclaimed photographer and... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:MC14
Why is editing your own work so difficult? Attend this master class and learn skills designed to strengthen your ability to organize and edit your own work. This class will emphasize image-file organization, image selection and sequencing for magazines, books and the web. Sarah Leen, director of photography for National... ...read more...
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Sarah Leen

Sarah Leen is the Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine and Partners. Prior to joining the National Geographic staff in 2004 as a Senior Photo Editor. She worked as a freelance photographer for nearly twenty years publishing 16 stories and five covers for National Geographic magazine. Leen supervises all... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:WKSP04
Understanding how your camera works is the foundation for great photography. In this course, Spyros Heniadas will show you how to master your camera’s functions so you can focus on visual creativity. In this seminar you will learn how to control your camera in manual mode, how ISO, aperture and... ...read more...
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Spyros Heniadis

Spyros Heniadis is a photographer and educator. He has been pursuing photography for nearly 20 years. He loves the creativity and joy that photography has brought into his life, and he loves sharing what he's learned with photographers around the world through his educational YouTube videos. LINKS: ... ...read more...

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Friday, October 26, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM


  • Session Number:PW14
Seeing light is the cornerstone to understanding photography. Join Andre Costantini as he shows you how to find amazing available light in any location or condition during this photo walk with a model. Topics will include gauging the quantity of light and how it effects the mood of an image;... ...read more...
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André Costantini

André Costantini is a photographer, filmmaker and educator. He has been behind and in front of the camera informing and entertaining, learning and creating for more than 20 years. He is a creative problem solver who loves using visual mediums for storytelling. This has taken him to... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW15
Learn how to leverage the golden hour to create environmental portraits on the beautiful Javits Center rooftop, taught by renowned documentary and commercial photographer Doug Menuez. From dialing the right camera settings to capturing the soul of your subjects, Menuez will provide tips on how to achieve stellar results under... ...read more...
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Doug Menuez

Award-winning 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 spent decades as a freelancer for Time, LIFE, Newsweek, Fortune, USA Today, the New York Times Magazine & many other publications. He's published 4... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW16
It’s easy to get caught up in the plethora of lighting options available to photographers, but one source remains true: the sun. Imagine this: You’re en route to an amazing location and your batteries die, your reflector tears or you forgot that one cord you needed for off-camera flash. Things... ...read more...
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Jon Lorentz

Jon Lorentz has always combined creative expression with his passion for education, training, and development. After studying music education at Florida State University, Jon completed the Photographic Technology degree program at Daytona State College while working for Apple and simultaneously growing as a broad-based freelance photographer. Jon's early success at Apple led... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW13
Join PDN 30’s Matthew Cicanese for a macro adventure on New York’s historic High Line. Let curiosity and exploration take the wheel as you discover the magical world of macro right beneath your nose. In this session, you’ll learn how to find and approach interesting macro scenes anywhere; how to... ...read more...
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Matthew Cicanese

Matthew Cicanese is an award-winning documentary artist, National Geographic Explorer, Emerging League Photographer with the International League of Conservation Photographers, and Destination Workshop Instructor with Canon USA. As a deaf-blind survivor of infant meningitis, Matthew's art has evolved from his sensory deprivations. At age 14 he received his first camera,... ...read more...

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


  • Session Number:MC12
In this session, renowned commercial and editorial sports photographer Marcus Smith will explain the key methods to his success, and how he continues to use those same methods to avoid complacency. He’ll also touch on how he manages work-life balance as a traveling artist to maximize happiness and peace of... ...read more...
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Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith traces back much of his blistering creative talent to his childhood in Chicago. A keen athlete, he would go on to become one of the most in-demand sports photographers working today. His early love of colouring books shaped his confident use of light and distinctive color palette. And... ...read more...

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Saturday, October 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS09
The “male gaze" has shaped, warped and constrained how we view women. But female perspectives are challenging the status quo in portraiture, fashion and beauty photography.  BUST Magazine creative director Laurie Henzel will lead a conversation about the female gaze, how it differs from from the (mostly white) male gaze,... ...read more...
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Saturday, October 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • Session Number:PW21
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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  • Session Number:PW17
During this photo walk, Charles Chessler will go over lighting fundamentals: the exposure triangle, dynamic range, quality and direction of light, exposure compensation, when to increase ISO, background, subject-to-background distance, using reflectors and more. Attendees will pick their settings for the light that is occurring that day; then, the real... ...read more...
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Charles Chessler
CHARLES CHESSLER PHOTOGRAPHY

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... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW20
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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... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW19
Join Canon senior trainer Jon Lorentz for a travel photography shoot-out around New York City. Canon’s interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras are a compact, versatile, and powerful companion—whether you’re capturing local landmarks, food, architecture, portraits or macro subjects. Lorentz will show you the possibilities of Canon’s mirrorless system, especially when paired with its... ...read more...
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Jon Lorentz

Jon Lorentz has always combined creative expression with his passion for education, training, and development. After studying music education at Florida State University, Jon completed the Photographic Technology degree program at Daytona State College while working for Apple and simultaneously growing as a broad-based freelance photographer. Jon's early success at Apple led... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:PW18
In this class, Greg Moment will take a step-by-step approach to explain how he uses various lighting sources to photograph real wedding couples and models. Attendees will learn how to mix the Ice Light, LED lights, video light, natural light and flash lamps to create powerful images, and will also... ...read more...
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Greg Moment
Photographer

Greg Moment was named The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World, received the title of the „Photographer of the Year" in "Creative Portrait" category of MPA 2016/2017. He received in 2015 and 2017 the title of the “Wedding photographer of the year” from MPIO. He won the "ND... ...read more...

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Saturday, October 27, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Session Number:SA1
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  • Session Number:SA4
This seminar focuses exclusively on improving your fine-art digital printing, primarily referencing inkjet printers. Concentration will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during this lecture.  We will cover workflow... ...read more...
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Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson: a landscape photographer, author, designer & educator. Photographing since 1973, his work has been featured in Communication Arts, Life Magazine, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, PBS Newshour. Books: At Mono Lake, The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland, Making a Digital Book & Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography. A digital... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:SA5
APA Atlanta began holding women’s photo-industry events three years ago to confront the obstacles that women photographers often face in being hired for advertising work. The idea was that together, women can go farther, change the industry and get a seat at the table. Over the years, the conversation has... ...read more...
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  • Session Number:SA6
Randy Scott Slavin, aerial cinematographer and founder of the New York City Drone Film Festival, will explore how to use drones to create world-class images. Camera placement is one of the most formidable creative challenges that photographers and cinematographers face; however, this is only one of the many challenges encountered... ...read more...
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Randy Slavin

Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director, photographer and aerial cinematographer and is the founder of the New York City Drone Film Festival. He is drone expert who is regularly featured in publications and on television. Slavin first gained attention for racking up millions of television views and YouTube hits... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:SA2
Advancements in technology have made Milky Way and dark-sky photography more accessible, from cameras and lenses to software, GPS receivers, LED panels and much more. The members of National Parks at Night will share which gear helps them successfully scout, capture and create in a variety of night environments. They... ...read more...
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Chris Nicholson

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... ...read more...

Gabe Biderman

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... ...read more...

Lance Keimig
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Lance Keimig is a Vermont-based photographer who is best known for night photography of the built environment. The second edition of his book, Night Photography- Finding Your Way In The Dark was published by Focal Press in July 2015, and has been translated into seven languages. Keimig is a partner... ...read more...

Matt Hill

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... ...read more...

Tim Cooper
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Tim Cooper began his career as a commercial and assignment photographer working with clients such as The North Face, Vasque, 3M and The International Heart Institute of Montana. His editorial and commercial photographs have appeared in Travel and Leisure, The New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Fly Rod and Reel,... ...read more...

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Sponsored by: Nikon

  • Session Number:SA3
YouTube, which is the second-largest search engine in the world after Google, is an enormously powerful tool for photographers to build a presence and expand your business. Spyros Heniadis will share insight into how you can successfully grow your YouTube audience and utilize that audience to market your photography business.... ...read more...
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Spyros Heniadis

Spyros Heniadis is a photographer and educator. He has been pursuing photography for nearly 20 years. He loves the creativity and joy that photography has brought into his life, and he loves sharing what he's learned with photographers around the world through his educational YouTube videos. LINKS: ... ...read more...

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Saturday, October 27, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM


  • Session Number:SK
Don’t miss this special keynote address by the illustrious artist Duane Michals, who made an indelible impact on visual storytelling, and will discuss his career as a photographer, writer and filmmaker. Bridging the gap between photography and philosophy, Michals’ work grapples with questions of metaphysics, personal identity and the nature... ...read more...
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Duane Michals

Duane Michals (b. 1932, McKeesport, PA) is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text. Michals first made significant, creative strides in the field of photography during the 1960s. In an era heavily influenced by photojournalism, Michals manipulated... ...read more...

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Saturday, October 27, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS10
Photographer Jessica Lehrman, in conversation with Rolling Stone photo editor Sacha Lecca, will talk about documenting the lives of musicians and aspiring bands, how she pitches her work to major music publications, and the difference between being a music photographer and a fan with a camera. They will also discuss... ...read more...
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Saturday, October 27, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Session Number:SB5
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Sponsored by: Atomos

  • Session Number:SB1
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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Greg Heisler

IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT PHOTOGRAPHER AND EDUCATOR GREGORY HEISLER POSSESSES "THE EYE OF AN ARTIST, THE MIND OF A SCIENTIST, AND THE HEART OF A JOURNALIST. RENOWNED FOR HIS TECHNICAL MASTERY AND THOUGHTFUL RESPONSIVENESS OVER A CAREER SPANNING MORE THAN 35 YEARS, HIS ENTHUSIASM. CURIOSITY. AND DRIVE ARE MANIFESTED IN... ...read more...

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  • Session Number:SB4
There are applications other than Photoshop and Lightroom to edit and retouch portraits, Join photographer and educator Abba Shapiro as he shows you how to edit your images without using Adobe Software. In this session, you’ll explore the best techniques and strategies when processing studio and environmental portraiture, and Shapiro... ...read more...
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Abba Shapiro

Abba Shapiro is an Adobe master trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. He is also a master trainer in several non-Adobe video production tools and has helped editors migrate to the Adobe platform. With 30 years of experience in Photography, Video and Film production,... ...read more...

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Sponsored by: Skylum

  • Session Number:SB2
Michael Shabun will share Insta360’s vision for spurring growth and creativity in the imaging industry through tools that make VR production as efficient as traditional video production. Attendees will get a detailed look at Insta360’s new No-Stitch Editing extension for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, allowing creators to begin stitching 360-degree footage... ...read more...
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Michael Shabun
Arashi Vision (US) LLC.

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Saturday, October 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


  • Session Number:PDNTALKS11
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