The Nielsen Photo Group (NPG) announced that registration for its first annual PDN Outdoor Photo Expo (OPE) show in Salt Lake City is now open. Outdoor Photo Expo is the first trade show dedicated to the outdoor photography market including adventure, landscape, nature, outdoor sports, travel and wildlife and will coincide with the Outdoor Retailer Expo August 4-7, the world’s largest outdoor and retail show. OPE will be held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center on August 4-5, 2011.
Salt Lake City and its surrounding mountain range is the perfect setting for two days of educational training, special events, evening gatherings and workshops specifically created for outdoor, adventure and travel photographers. Attendees will see some of the latest imaging technologies and learn new tips and techniques from some of the most renowned outdoor and adventure photographers in the world, including Frans Lanting, Art Wolfe, George Lepp, Moose Peterson, Corey Rich, among others.
“Outdoor and adventure photography is one of the fastest growing segments in the photo industry and we wanted to create a unique event that offered an interactive learning environment for professionals and enthusiasts who want to hone their skills,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president, Nielsen Photo Group, which owns PDN PhotoPlus Expo (PPE), and the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) trade shows. “Salt Lake City provides the perfect setting for this show and allows us to conduct a series of events that will take outdoor and adventure photography to a whole new level.”
Internationally acclaimed outdoor and nature photographers Frans Lanting and Art Wolfe will provide the keynote presentation to conclude the first annual PDN Outdoor Photo Expo on Friday evening, August 5th. Their presentation titled, ” Frans Lanting and Art Wolfe: Photo Power for Planet Earth,” will showcase their collective works and provide interesting insight about the power of photography to shape ideas about our natural world.
Seminar Series with the Masters
Whether you’re a photographer looking to hone your professional skills, or a photo enthusiast who wants to take better photos on your next safari, OPE’s seminar series will be lead by some of the most successful and recognized nature, wildlife, and adventure photographers in the world. Here is a partial list of seminar presenters at this year’s Outdoor Photo Expo:
George Lepp (Aug. 4, 8-10 a.m.), “From Gigascapes to Snowflakes” (Sponsored by Canon)
Moose Peterson (Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m.), “From Camera Click to Computer Click, Producing Gorgeous Landscape Prints (Sponsored by Epson)
Corey Rich, “The Future of Stock: Photography + Video” (Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m.)
“Storytelling for a New Era 2.0” (Aug. 5, 3-5 p.m.) (Sponsored by Adobe)
Scott Markewitz (Aug. 4, 4-6 p.m.), “Lighting for Action” (Sponsored by Sinarbron)
Andy Katz (Aug. 5, 3-5 p.m.), “Travel Photography Do’s and Don’ts” (Sponsored by Sony)
For additional information about the expo and educational seminar schedule click here. To register to attend the Outdoor Photo Expo click here.
PDN HDSLR Video Workshop
PDN is hosting a series of six HDSLR Video Workshops in select U.S. cities to help photographers learn how to get the most from their camera’s HD video capabilities. Sponsored by Sony, a HDSLR Video Workshop will be held in Salt Lake City on August 3-4 to coincide with the Outdoor Photo Expo. For more information about how to register for the HDSLR Video Workshop click here.
About PDN Outdoor Photo Expo
PDN’S OUTDOOR PHOTO EXPO (OPE) will consist of two days of exposition and educational seminars. Currently there is no equivalent live event that is dedicated to the outdoor photography market: adventure, landscape, nature, outdoor sports, travel and wildlife.
OPE is being held in conjunction with Outdoor Retailer which attracts thousands of buyers and senior level decision makers looking for outdoor specific products, services, brands, fresh ideas and outdoor innovation. OPE will focus on bringing together the latest and greatest technologies in the photography and imaging industries with thousands of end users from professional photographers and high-end prosumers to educators, studio managers, photo editors and more looking to take their craft to the next level.
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PDN also hosts the annual PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo in New York City drawing nearly 24 thousand attendees specializing in all sectors of photography and image making. In 2011, for the first time ever, the popular Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Assn. (WPPI) will host a conference and expo in New York City, which will be united with PhotoPlus Expo to combine and deliver the most comprehensive array of exhibitors, seminars and events serving the photographic industry at one time within the Javits Convention Center. Dates are October 26-29, 2011. For more information on PhotoPlus Expo and WPPI NYC@PhotoPlus click here.