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Test Drive New Photo Tech Highlights Special Events Day Before Opening of Annual Photography Expo in NYC

October 21, 2017
PhotoPlus_102116_077e2 (c) Karen Rubin

At PhotoPlus Expo in NYC, learn techniques and technology from top photographers; the day before the official opening, on Wednesday, Oct. 25 this year, photographers are invited to test drive new products and learn from a technology roundtable discussion. © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

NEW YORK— Emerald Expositions is hosting a series of special events on Wednesday, October 25, the day before the annual PhotoPlus Conference + Expo officially opens. Wednesday’s events will offer a sneak peek at future innovations, honor the most innovative products from the past year, and educate attendees using an expert panel of industry professionals discussing how new technology may ultimately shape our future as photographers. These special events are free to all registered attendees of PhotoPlus Expo.

“We are very excited to kick-off this year’s PhotoPlus Expo by presenting three special events,” says Lauren Wendle, vice president and publisher, Photo+. “Everything kicks-off with a panel of experts who will share their thoughts about how new technologies enable photographers to reach new levels of creative excellence in the future, followed by our annual Test Drive event, which gives attendees an opportunity to preview new products before public display when the show opens the next day. The evening concludes with The Lucie Technical Awards, which recognizes excellence in photography products and individuals who have made significant contributions in photography this past year.”

Wednesday, October 25 Special Event Schedule

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Free to all Attendees)

Eyes of the Machines: How Will Smarter Cameras Help Photographers?

Digital revolutionized photography, but it may have just been a warm-up act. As artificial intelligence and machine learning have brought us more flexibility and creativity, they have already helped consumers around the world take better photos. But what happens when the eyes and experience of imaging pros are matched with the smarter brains of next-generation devices? Join a panel of industry experts as they discuss how future technology could further extend the boundaries and enable artistic expression that will set a new bar in creative excellence.

Moderated by Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, and a 30 year photo industry analyst, panelists will offer their thoughts about how advances in image processing are enhancing traditional elements of photography, in what ways can new capture and distribution technologies create new opportunities for professional photographers, and how new forms of artistic expression may rise as a result of camera evolution.

Technology Panelists include:

  • Dr. Rajiv Laroia, CTO and co-founder, Light
  • Jim Malcolm, general manager, North America, HumanEyes
  • Steve Medina, Director, Product Management, Avegant
  • Allen Murabayashi, photo industry blogger

3:00 – 5:00p.m. (Free to all Attendees)

Test Drive — New Product Preview + Networking Event

Test Drive is an opportunity for early birds to get an up-close-and-personal peak at what’s new and what’s hot in the world of imaging technology before they go on public display at PhotoPlus Expo. Test and compare the latest photography gear, ask questions, and explore the newest software solutions & photographic services from dozens of PhotoPlus exhibitors.

“Our annual Test Drive event gives our attendees and the media a sneak-peak to see the latest products and services in photo and video before PPE opens to the general public,” said Mike Gangel, Group Show Director. “It’s a great opportunity to ask questions in a more intimate setting and get a head start on exploring all the amazing products you will discover on the Expo floor.”

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Free to all Attendees but RSVP is required)

The Lucie Technical Awards

The third annual Lucie Technical Awards, presented by the Lucie Foundation, honors both large and small companies, as well as those individuals who have advanced the photographic industry over the past year.  Awards will acknowledge advancements in several technologies including cameras, lenses, lighting and accessories, printers, software, and more. Products are nominated by companies and individuals and judged by a panel of photo industry experts. In addition, The Lucie Technical Awards will be presented to individuals who have had the greatest influence and impact in the photographic industry over the past year.

Hossein Farmani, Founder of The Lucie Technical Awards commented, “On the evening of October 25, we will announce the 19 winners of the coveted Lucie Technical Awards from a roster of 101 finalists representing 52 individual companies. These winners are selected by our jury of experts as the most innovative and successful additions to the photographic world’s tool kit. The Lucie Technical Awards are the perfect prelude to PhotoPlus Expo followed by The Lucie Awards, on October 29, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.”

The Lucie Technical Awards was established by the Lucie Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography, worldwide.

Registration to attend PhotoPlus Expo will also give attendees free access to the NYVR Expo, the largest trade show dedicated to virtual / augmented reality on the East Coast. NYVR Expo will run from October 27-28 and be collocated with PhotoPlus at the Jacob Javits Center.

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PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo — http://www.photoplusexpo.com/ — showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

 

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PhotoPlus Expo Announces Contest Themed ‘Perspectives’; Submissions Due Sept. 14

August 24, 2017
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NEW YORK  — PhotoPlus Expo, one of the largest photography conferences and expos in North America, has announced its second annual photo contest, themed “Perspectives”  a celebration of the human experience, a theme that is ideal for travel photographers. The deadline to enter is September 14, 2017.

PhotoPlus Expo is calling for your best photos that capture the human experience in the following categories: Portraits, Street Photography, Food Photography, Architecture and Landscapes.

Grand Prize winners in the Professional and Amateur categories will each receive a trip to Germany to attend the renowned photokina in Cologne, Germany in 2018, or a trip to PhotoPlus Expo in New York City in 2017. All contest winners will be featured in the PhotoPlus Expo Show Guide and the “Perspectives” international traveling exhibit, which will make its debut at PhotoPlus Expo in New York on Thursday, October 26th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, then travel to photokina (Germany), FHOX (Brazil) and CPPS/Studio of Masters (China).

“Photography is the international language and we wanted to give photographers at all levels an opportunity to share experiences they’ve had all over the world, through their pictures,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president and group publisher of PDN, which hosts the annual PhotoPlus Expo. “These shows are world-class photography fairs that bring people together who have one common thread; the love of photography.”

The contest is  also sponsored by FHOX, an international photography organization and magazine that promotes the work of photographers from all over the world, the China Portrait Photography Society (CPPS), and Studio of Masters, which are responsible for the growth of the portrait photography industry throughout China.

In addition to winners having their photos publicly displayed and published internationally, several photographic manufacturers will provide hundreds of dollars in prizes to many of the winners. Prize sponsors for this year’s contest include Fujifilm, OmegaBrandess, Red River Paper, Ikan Corporation, Iris Works, Drobo, PRL Lighting, LaCie and Mini Wing USA.

Contest Rules and Deadline

The call for submission is open for the “Perspectives” photo contest. There will be a fee of $20 per professional entry and $15 per amateur entry for each photo entered into the contest, but contestants may enter as often as they would like.  PHOTO+ members will receive a 30% discount for each photo entered. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: SEPTEMBER 14, 2017.

To enter the contest and see the full contest rules, go to contest.photoplusexpo.com.

Contest Exhibit

All winning images and honorable mentions will be placed on exhibit during the PhotoPlus Conference + Expo at the Jacob Javits Center from October 26-28, 2017. The exhibit will be seen by more than 20,000 photographers and consumers expected to visit the photo expo this year. “Perspectives,” the exhibit, will travel internationally and be displayed at a variety of photography fairs around the world, including photokina in 2018.

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Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo―www.photoplusexpo.com―showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services―all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars, intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

 

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Photographers Have Opportunity for Face-to-Face Portfolio Reviews at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC

October 9, 2014
The Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Explo at the Javits Convention Center in New York, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, is the largest and most cost-effective way for photographers to gain access to many of the world’s leading industry influencers.

The Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Explo at the Javits Convention Center in New York, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, is the largest and most cost-effective way for photographers to gain access to many of the world’s leading industry influencers.

One of the most effective ways to advance your career as a photographer is to have world class pros review your existing portfolio and offer sound advice for building a stronger portfolio to share with prospective customers and clients.

The Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, is the largest and most cost-effective way for photographers to gain access to many of the world’s leading industry influencers.  Outside of PhotoPlus Expo, access to these industry influencers is virtually impossible and cost prohibitive.  This year, the portfolio review program has been expanded to include video to meet the growing demands of the industry – photographers, videographers and filmmakers will be able to present and receive feedback on short films to demo reels.

At PhotoPlus Expo, presented by the Palm Springs Photo Festival, photographers (and videographers) will be able to sit down with dozens of top picture editors, art buyers, gallery owners, and art directors to have their portfolios reviewed and have one-on-one discussions about how to take their careers to the next level.

On Wednesday, October 29, the Official Portfolio Review Program will host a special Beginning Pro Day, exclusively for photographers launching their careers and those seeking portfolio consultations.  Reviewers will help these photographers determine proper image selection, sequencing, and offer overall career advice and counseling.  This is an opportunity for attendees embarking on careers in photography and video to receive one-on-one advice from some of the most successful and influential professionals in the business.

Portfolio reviews for Emerging Pros and seasoned Professionals will be available from Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 1.

The Official Portfolio Review Program is essentially a job fair for photographers featuring more than 175 influential professionals, and unlike other review programs, participants will be able to select and prioritize the reviewers who will review and critique their work. Last year, more than 1,600 portfolios were reviewed at PhotoPlus Expo and that figure is expected to increase this year due to the addition of the Beginning Pro program scheduled on Wednesday, October 29.

“This is an exclusive opportunity to meet one-on-one with experienced industry professionals to present your work and receive valuable feedback from people who hire, exhibit or publish photographers on behalf of their respective agencies, galleries, imprints and magazines,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of PDN and the Photo Group.  “The program is an extremely cost-effective way to present work in an influential and impactful way, especially when considering the cost of airfare and hotels, assuming you could gain access to these creatives at all.  PhotoPlus is all about learning, education, and access to industry leaders – it really doesn’t get any more personal than this.”

Every approved registrant for the Official Portfolio Review Program will also receive free admission to PhotoPlus Expo, which includes the opportunity to try and compare the latest gear from hundreds of exhibitors and the ability to register to attend any of the 80-plus seminars and panel discussions scheduled throughout the show.

Photographers can see the complete list of reviewers and can register online to participate in five portfolio reviews. The cost for Beginning Pros is $250 and the cost for Emerging Pro and Professional Photographers is $275. Attendees who book 10 or more reviews will receive a 10 percent discount.

Portfolio Review Website:    http://www.palmspringsphotofestival.com

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PhotoPlus Expo Oct. 24-26 in NYC Brings World Class Photographers Who Share Expertise

October 9, 2013
PhotoPlus Expo brings renowned and successful photographers, educators, and leaders in imaging to the annual show in New York City that has come to be known as the "largest photography classroom in America." Here, photographers get to practice studio lighting techniques © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

PhotoPlus Expo brings renowned and successful photographers, educators, and leaders in imaging to the annual show in New York City that has come to be known as the “largest photography classroom in America.” Here, photographers get to practice studio lighting techniques © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Astronaut Donald Petit, Celebrity Shooter (and Musician) Mark Seliger, and Industry Icon Rick Smolan are among those who will share their knowledge and experience  with PhotoPlus Expo attendees October 24-26, 2013 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

For 30 years PhotoPlus Expo has brought the world’s most renowned and successful photographers, educators, and leaders in imaging to the annual show that has come to be known as the “largest photography classroom in America.”  Over the years, the expos’ daily keynote presentations have taken center stage and have become the cornerstone of this annual photography event.  This year’s lineup of keynote speakers certainly brings new meaning to the phrase, “star power.”  The lunchtime keynote presentations will be held each day during PhotoPlus Expo from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to register now as keynote seating is limited and each is expected to sell out.

NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit, PH.D., a three-time space explorer, will open the star-studded series of daily keynote presentations with “An Astronaut’s Guide to Photography in Space” on Thursday, October 24.  Dr. Pettit was the first astronaut in the history of space exploration to successfully enter a commercially built and operated spacecraft docked in the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit.  During his time in space, Pettit amassed an extraordinary portfolio of long-exposure outer space photos he calls “star trails,” shot some 240 miles up in space while logging more than 370 days orbiting Earth and over 13 EVA (spacewalking) hours.

With more than 100 Rolling Stone covers to his credit, Mark Seliger certainly doesn’t need an introduction.  But most might be surprised to know that Seliger is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and frontman for the popular country band, Rusty Truck.  On Friday, October 25, Seliger’s keynote presentation will combine his obvious visual talent with those as a musician when Rusty Truck performs live as music videos produced by the visual side of Seliger’s creative mind quietly perform in the background.

Rick Smolan’s ability to produce projects that live for generations is easily supported by his “Day in the Life” book series.  National Geographic asked Smolan to document Robyn Davidson’s solo journey across 1,700 miles of Australia’s Gibson Desert.  Their story, now a major motion picture titled, TRACKS, tells the story of their amazing journey. Produced by the Oscar-winning team of “The King’s Speech,” the movie stars Mia Wasikowska (star of “Stoker”, “Lawless”, “The Kids are Alright” and “Alice in Wonderland” with Johnny Depp). Smolan will be portrayed by Adam Driver, from the hit TV series “Girls”, another rising star who appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and in “Frances Ha”.  In his PhotoPlus Expo keynote, Smolan will share clips from the upcoming movie and never before seen images from his adventure.

“This year’s keynote speakers represent true star power and reflect the incredible talent of photographers who have shared their knowledge and experience with PhotoPlus Expo attendees for the past 30 years,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president and publisher, The Photo Group.  “Each keynote presenter this year is a master photographer, an explorer and a star in their own right.  Whether it’s exploring space, the world we live in, or exploring personal talents beyond the obvious, they each provide inspiration and encouragement for attendees to question and pursue what’s possible in their own photography and careers, and that is what makes PhotoPlus Expo so special.”

Keynote Presentation Schedule

Thursday, October 24 –12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Donald Pettit
An Astronaut’s Guide to Photography in Space
The cupola: A window with a view that provides an orbital perspective and presents a striking view of Earth and its inky surroundings. Because of this unique vantage point, the casual act of pointing a camera and snapping a few shots will produce images that can wow an audience for hours.

This presentation will delve into the Earth-known details of focus, exposure, and composition as warped to suit the extraordinary range of brightness and color in space and the cramped zero gravity environment of the cupola.

Friday, October 25 — 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mark Seliger
In this two-part, one-hour presentation, Mark Seliger will discuss the evolution of his editorial assignments in portraiture and fashion, and how he extends these projects into self-assignment. The second part of the presentation will illustrate his personal journey in songwriting and the intersection of music and image making. Prior to the event, we recommend attendees download Seliger’s free companion book from the iTunes Store.

Saturday, October 26 — 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rick Smolan
TRACKS: Alone Across the Outback, From the Cover of National Geographic to the Silver Screen
TRACKS, a new motion picture from the Academy Award-winning producers of “The King’s Speech,” is the astounding story of a 27-year-old Australian woman who set off to cross the desolate outback, accompanied by only four camels and a dog. At the age of 28, National Geographic magazine gave photojournalist Rick Smolan the assignment of a lifetime; to document Robyn Davidson’s solitary 1,700 mile journey across Australia’s Gibson desert.  This is a story that went on to become one of the most memorable in National Geographic’s 100-year history, and one of the most talked about motion pictures at the Sundance, Venice and Telluride Film Festivals.

Keynote tickets may be purchased for $15 each ($10 each for students) online by Oct. 22 or onsite for $20 each, before they sell out.

Admission to all 3 keynotes is included with the purchase of any 2013 PhotoPlus Expo Seminar Pass, WPPI University Pass or VIP Expo Pass, which also includes;

•    A 3-day pass to PhotoPlus Expo – see the latest products from over 300 exhibitors
•    Panel Discussion by Leading Tech Experts: “20/20 Vision: What Will Photography  Look Like in the Next Decade?”  – Oct. 23 / 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
•    Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking Event – Oct. 23 / 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
•    PhotoPlus 30th Anniversary Party BASH – Oct. 25 / 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and video. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers.  The show also offers photography, video and digital imaging seminars taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.
For more information or for frequent updates, visit the PhotoPlus Expo website or become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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