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PhotoPlus Expo, Showcasing Latest Technology & Photography Techniques, Returns to NYC Oct. 25-27

October 9, 2018
PhotoPlusExpo17_102717_340e2(c) Karen Rubin-Deanne Fitzmaurice

Photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice shares her techniques at PhotoPlus Expo, which is taking place Oct. 25-27 at the Javits Center in NYC. This year’s keynote highlights include iconic photographers Lynsey Addario and Duane Michals plus a rousing panel about the effect of social media on today’s professional photographers © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

NEW YORK— The annual PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York from October 25-27 is a must-attend event for professional photographers, photojournalists and filmmakers, but also is a superb opportunity for travelers to seek out the best photographic equipment for their journeys.

More and more, travelers seek out more compact cameras that nonetheless offer the speed, zoom range, sharp lenses, light sensitivity and versatility to take video and upload images with WiFi.  The expo lets you handle new equipment and learn about the latest technology such as Virtual Reality. There are also fabulous workshops, seminars and presentations from master photographers to hone techniques on capturing memorable images of landscapes, wildlife, daily life and portraits.

PhotoPlus is the largest photographic event in North America where manufacturers showcase the latest technologies and renowned photographers and filmmakers share their secrets to success through dozens of educational seminars and photo walks. Register now by visiting photoplusexpo.com.

“PhotoPlus Expo is a wonderland for any visual content creator. Our large Expo hall is filled with hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating the latest imaging technologies, services and accessories,” explains Mike Gangel, Show Director at PhotoPlus Expo.

PhotoPlus Expo offers the widest selection of educational programming outside a formal university classroom. Presented by world class instructors, attendees will leave PhotoPlus with a new level of knowledge they can apply to their craft and their business.

Attendees of this year’s PhotoPlus Expo will have an opportunity to hear from the leaders of the industry in sessions on topics ranging from lighting, portraiture, post-production, filmmaking, business classes, and so much more. This year’s keynote highlights include iconic photographers Lynsey Addario and Duane Michals plus a rousing panel about the effect of social media on today’s professional photographers.

Two new class formats are being offered this year: Workshops and Master Classes in Conversation. Both are two-hour intensive formats offering a more intimate setting for real hands-on learning. PDN Talks is another new conference track featuring topics ranging from pop culture to politics to the future of visual storytelling. Photographers, reps and creatives will discuss the dynamic world of photographic art and communication, leaving photographers and photo lovers inspired and informed.

The Expo

More than 200 exhibitors and brands of imaging hardware, software, and accessories will be on hand to demonstrate the latest technology in the world of photography and filmmaking, conduct free educational presentations at their booth, and offer special discounts on products and services throughout the Expo.

Additional learning opportunities can be found inside the Adobe Theater, which will be conveniently located on the show floor. Renowned photographers, filmmakers, and educators will conduct 30-minute seminars during the entire Expo to provide attendees with additional tips and tricks for improving their craft, and their business.

For photographers and cinematographers interested in the emerging VR and AR market, NYVR Expo will again be collocated with PhotoPlus Expo. Attendees of PhotoPlus can use their badges to gain access to the NYVR expo floor to demo the latest in virtual reality hardware from large companies and innovative startups. For more information on NYVR visit nyvrexpo.com.

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Dozens of New Products Make Debut at PhotoPlus Expo 2017 at Javits Center, NYC

October 25, 2017
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PhotoPlus Expo 2017 affords an opportunity to see new camera gear and learn new techniques © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Dozens of new products including cameras, lenses, lighting gear, software, and accessories will make their debut at the annual PhotoPlus Conference + Expo this week. PhotoPlus is the largest photography Expo in North America, attracting hundreds of leading manufacturers and more than 20,000 attendees from around the world. In addition to new products, attendees will be able to participate in special booth events hosted by exhibitors throughout the Expo including free lectures from renowned photographers and educators and live product demonstrations. Many exhibitors will preview their new products at the annual Test Drive event on Wednesday evening, October 25th before the show officially opens the next day. Test Drive is the best way to check out what’s new before thousands descend on the Jacob Javits Center for the official start of the Expo. Test Drive is free to everyone with a PhotoPlus Expo badge.

“Attendees will be excited to see the dozens of new products and services being introduced for the first time at PhotoPlus Expo,” explains Mike Gangel, Show Director at PhotoPlus Expo. “New cameras, video gear, software, and literally thousands of new photo and video accessories will all be on display. PhotoPlus has become an interactive event that gives attendees an opportunity to not only touch and try the latest imaging technology but to listen and learn from some of the most respected creative professionals in the industry.”

Here are just a sampling of new products, services, special booth events, and giveaways attendees can expect to see during PhotoPlus Expo. For a list of exhibitors and products, visit the list of exhibitors at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.

Passes for 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 happen October 27-28 and be collocated with PhotoPlus at the Jacob Javits Center.

AdoramaPix – Booth #1019

AdoramaPix, known for their high-quality, artisanal photo books and prints, introduced the new Chelsea Fine Art Book this past summer. Chelsea Fine Art Books are soft cover photo books made with 100% recycled fine art paper with an uncoated matte finish, designed to keep the detail and vibrancy of images for years on end. Named after the iconic Chelsea, New York, AdoramaPix’s new fine art book embodies the traditional, yet modern vibe of the city’s artistic center. The Chelsea Book is made with the idea of creating a personal gallery made up of the special moments that matter most.

Band.it – Booth #268

Designed by engineers and perfected by photographers, the band.it is a simple and soft elastic grip. The band.it is universal and designed to perfectly fit over the collars of any DSLR camera lens. It provides protection and makes fumbling for your focus a thing of the past.

Digital Silver Imaging – Booth #164

Digital Silver Imaging’s Print Hanger is an elegant and affordable way to display photographs. Paired aluminum rails gently and securely slide onto the top and bottom of your print for easy display. Print Hanger comes in pairs up to 72” in width and with a centered hanging hole pre-drilled on the back of the top hanger. Print Hanger provides a simple and unobtrusive hanging solution for a single print or an entire exhibition.

FrameDestination.com — Booth #671

FrameDestination.com is a leading online retailer specializing in picture framing products and is announcing a brand new guide for choosing frames for metal prints entitled: “How to Choose and Order the Perfect Frame for Your Metal Prints”. Mark Rogers, President of Frame Destination says: “With the popularity of dye-sublimation metal prints, which can be displayed safely without glass or acrylic, we wanted to make it easier for our customers to choose just the right metal or wood frames for their work. Our frames add extra protection and provide a timeless look to any metal print, and we are excited to share this guide with our customers.” To access the guide, visit www.FrameDestination.com/mg

FUJIFILM – Booth #537 / 677

The new FUJIFILM X-E3 mirrorless camera is a perfect travel or street shooting companion. Employing the new 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, the X-E3 gives you fast, reliable performance so you can capture those fleeting moments you want to remember.  The X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus area and is equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm for superior tracking. New touch function controls let you swipe to set up your functions, even when you’re looking through the viewfinder. Bluetooth v.4.0 controls let you quickly pair your camera to Wi-Fi for ultimate wireless control. For vloggers and budding cinematographers, ultra HD 4K video offers the ability to create high quality videos that can transfer easily to social media. The FUJIFILM X-E3 delivers all the features you need in a compact, carry-around mirrorless camera.

Hahnemuhle USA – Booth #243

Cézanne Canvas is the latest addition to Hahnemühle’s range of high-quality canvas for digital FineArt inkjet printing. The natural white cotton canvas contains no optical brighteners (OBA’s), and features a finely woven, elegant surface structure. The matte coating provides a first-class printing result with a wide color gamut and deep, rich blacks. Cézanne Canvas 430gsm provides extraordinary elasticity, making it ideal for stretcher frames.

Illuminati Instrument Corp. – Booth #1059

The Illuminati Light and Color meter is the world’s first wireless Bluetooth light and color meter. It is compatible with both Apple and Android phones. The meter can be up to 80 feet away and send exposure and color temperature information about your scene directly to your smartphone. It works with all types of lighting – tungsten, daylight, LED, fluorescent, HMI and strobe. Multiple Illuminati meters can be connected to your smartphone, so you can monitor many lights simultaneously. Light and color readings can also appear on your smartwatch.

Interfit Photographic – Booth #374

The Honey Badger is a compact, 320Ws studio flash head with the speed, power, and versatility that every photographer needs to attack their next shoot.

LITRA – Booth #767

The Litra Torch is the world’s most versatile adventure photo and video light that fits in your pocket. The compact 1.5”x 1.5” all aluminum form light is waterproof, drop proof, and infinitely mountable. The 2200 Lumen LED solution delivers a high quality, even, flicker free, ultra-wide beam angle for all your outdoor needs. The intelligent design of the Litra Torch offers professional photographers and videographers alike a light that is the best in class in LED technology.

Miller’s Professional Imaging – Booth #701

Miller’s Fine Art Wood Prints are responsibly sourced from maple and birch with a sturdy 1.5” depth. Your imagery is printed directly on the gorgeous wooden surface with warm tones and natural grain, and the finished product comes with a seamless mounting system that includes a built-in level for easy hanging. Available in 11 sizes ranging from 5×7 to 30×40 and produced in lab in just 2-3 days.

Omegabrandess Distribution – Booth #466

Sanho Corporation, creators of the award winning HYPER line of portable power and storage products, along with Omegabrandess Distribution, announce the HyperJuice 80W USB-C Charger and HyperDrive Ultimate USB-C Hub. HyperJuice 80W USB-C Charger just might be the only charger that you will ever need. Whopping 80W charger with enough power to charge your MacBook, PC, iPad, iPhone and any USB-C/US–all in an ultra slim, compact and portable package. The HyperDrive Ultimate USB-C Hub for MacBook & PC is the ultimate 11-in-1 hub with built-in USB-C cable for connectivity with just about every device in the market.

Sigma – Booth #837

Sigma will showcase its Global Vision Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses, including a brand-new addition to the line. The company will also display its breakthrough optics for the cinema market – Cine high-speed Primes and Zooms – as well as the Foveon sensor-based sd Quattro cameras. A breakthrough year for Sigma lens introductions, new models shown include: 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art, 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art, 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Sigma Global Vision lenses and Sigma Cine FF High Speed 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 prime lenses.

Sirui – Booth #1155

The SIRUI A-1005 Aluminum travel tripod kit has been released in the USA and will be a strong offering for the holiday season. Features include: a fully retractable dual stage center column, ½ Turn Twist-Lock Leg Locks for quick and easy deployment, 3 leg angle positions for maximum flexibility in all shooting environments, Load capacity of 22 pounds, Legs fold 180 degrees for a folded length of only 14 inches, and a 6-Year SIRUI Limited Warranty.

The SIRUI VH-10X adds a new dimension to SIRUI’s Video Head Lineup with the addition of a four-position panning feature including a free rotating zero setting.  The perfect head for the videographer on-the-go with a load capacity of 6 kg/13.2 lbs. and weighing only 1.2 kg / 2.6 lbs.  Constructed of high quality aircraft grade aluminum, this head will meet and exceed the high standards of today’s videographers.

Spider Holster – Booth #134

Spider Holster is giving away their NEW branded t-shirts to the first 100 people who make a purchase at their PhotoPlus booth!

Tether Tools – Booth #473

The TetherBlock® locks your tethered cable into place, keeping your cable or cord plugged in and your camera’s sensitive data port protected from damage. The TetherBlock is designed to prevent accidental removal of a USB, HDMI, or FireWire cable from your camera’s data ports by snaking a cable through one of TetherBlock’s three channels. A 1/4″-20 slotted screw attaches the plate to the camera, and can be tightened with a screwdriver or coin. TetherBlock Arca simply connects to any Arca compatible tripod head and TetherBlock mates with your favorite plate to connect to any existing tripod head.

Think Tank Photo – Booth #1011

MindShift Gear’s BackLight® 36L backpack’s back-panel opening allows access to photo and personal gear when taking the pack off is not an option. The zippered compartment reduces the amount of dust, mud, ice or other elements coming in contact with gear, while keeping the pack and shoulder harness clean. Available in two colors, Charcoal and Woodland Green, the BackLight 36L provides 11 liters of daypack capacity for personal gear, including separate dedicated compartments for a 10” tablet and 15” laptop. Even with its increased size, the backpack meets most International and U.S. carry-on requirements.

With Think Tank Photo’s new Spectral shoulder bags, photographers can remain inconspicuous while shooting, knowing their valuable cameras and lenses are safer from theft and the elements. A magnetic Fidlock clasp enables quiet, one-handed access to gear — and then locks automatically when closing the flap. An additional zippered closure gives peace of mind while traveling and can be tucked away when actively shooting. Constructed with durable yet stylish materials, the Spectral Shoulder Bag offers Think Tank quality and ingenuity at a reasonable price.

WhiteWall Lab – Booth #142

German photo lab WhiteWall is exhibiting several new products and services for the first time at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.  Fans of pictures with a rustic look will love the very natural-looking Direct Print on Wood. Its birch wood grain is clearly visible and all orders are produced in exact custom sizes. Every piece of wood used in this process is taken from the tree in a single piece, allowing the grain to remain consistent throughout the print, even with larger format orders.

Photographers looking for new revenue streams will want to look at the new WhiteWall Acrylic Minis. These handy-sized works-of-art can even be shipped directly to customer in a custom gift box and are available in two sizes, 5.1 x 5.1 Inches or 7.1 x 5.1 Inches. They can be hung on the wall, stuck to the fridge with their built-in magnets, or presented on a shelf or windowsill using the included Plexiglas stand.

ultraHD prints achieve twice the resolution of conventionally developed pictures using innovative exposure techniques. Using glossy Fuji Crystal DP II, the paper is climatized in a special room with constant humidity and stable temperature to minimize laser beam dispersal. Proprietary software is used to optimize the color intensity and sharpness of image files. ultraHD is available as a print only, under acrylic glass or mounted on aluminum dibond.

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

October 21, 2017
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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.

For more information and frequent updates, visit photoplusexpo.com, like on Facebook, or follow @PhotoPlusExpo on Twitter.

 

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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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Ladies at the Pushkar Camel Fair, India © 2017 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

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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Registration Opens for PhotoPlus Expo Oct 19-22 in NYC – Get Free Passes thru Aug 31

August 17, 2016
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PhotoPlus Expo gives photographers a chance to try out interesting set pieces © 2016 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

NEW YORK— Whether photography is a career, a passion, or simply a way to capture life’s precious moments, you will want to attend the PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 19-22. PhotoPlus Expo is the largest photographic conference and trade show in North America where manufacturers demonstrate the latest imaging technology and world renowned photographers and filmmakers conduct educational seminars and photo walks under one roof. Free registration to the 3-day Expo and early bird discounts on conference passes are available through August 31 by visiting photoplusexpo.com. Getting to the Javits Center has never been easier with the new #7 subway extending all the way to the Javits Center (34th St. / Hudson Yards).

More than 250 leading manufacturers of imaging hardware, software, and accessories will be on hand to demonstrate the latest technology and techniques in the world of photography and filmmaking. Throughout the Expo, manufacturers will be offering special show discounts on products and services, giveaways and raffles, and conduct free educational presentations with some of the world’s most renowned photographers and filmmakers. During the Expo, attendees can also visit the Photographers Resource Center where they can sell their used equipment, get their cameras professionally cleaned and /or repaired and get advice on how to handle copyright infringement and manage small business financials.

The Expo will feature a special Wedding Pavilion. If you are a wedding or portrait photographer or thinking about expanding your business to include these services you will want to visit the WPPI Wedding Pavilion at PhotoPlus Expo.  Products and services ranging from albums, photofinishing, and accessories will all be on display to help you increase your business, or help get you started.

“Whether you are a professional photographer, enthusiast, or consumer who wants to learn how to take better photos, attending PhotoPlus Expo is an absolute must,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president & group publisher at PDN. “Nearly every conceivable product, service, and accessory related to imaging will be on display. Live demonstrations, hands-on learning, and educational presentations make PhotoPlus an interactive experience for everyone who attends.” 

Become a VIP at PPE

If you are looking to completely immerse yourself in PhotoPlus Expo, register as a VIP attendee and receive exclusive access, discounts, and opportunities for the entire duration of the event. With a VIP Expo badge, attendees will receive:

  • Three-day admission to PhotoPlus Expo with instant badge pick-up at the VIP Customer Service Desk
  • Admission and priority seating for keynote presentations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • The Official PPE VIP Bag packed with special promotions from a variety of exhibitors. More than 100 bags will include a Golden Ticket that can be redeemed for a special prize valued up to $250, including photo gear, gift cards and more! Prize sponsors include B&H Photo and others.

General Pricing for PhotoPlus Expo 2016

The three-day Expo pass is free to everyone who registers online before August 31. Early bird pricing is now available on all education tracks including À La Carte Seminars, Intensive Classes, Master Classes, and Photo Walks. In addition to getting the discounts, early registration will ensure access to the widest selection of educational programming before they sell out.  Members of PHOTO+ (PhotoServe.com and WPPI) will save 50% on all conference seminar pass options including a Full Conference Pass, One Day Conference Pass, individual seminars as well as Master Class and Photo Walk purchases. Attendees can choose to become PHOTO+ members ($150.00) before or during the registration process to unlock exclusive discounts on conference passes, year-round vendor and product discounts, free subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder, and discounts on contest entries.

The price of a Full Conference Pass is $249.50 for members ($499 for non-members) through August 31, 2016. The price of a One Day Conference Pass is $149.50 for members ($299 for non-members). Advanced pricing rates begin September 1 and end October 18.

Seminars and Classes

Attendees looking to hone their skills in specific areas of photography in a more formal classroom setting will find more than 100 Master Classes, seminars, and photo walks available throughout the Expo and Conference.  Conducted by many of the world’s most renowned photographers and filmmakers, attendees will learn the latest techniques in lighting, portraits, business, post-production and so much more. To ensure a robust educational experience for all attendees, PhotoPlus offers a variety of seminars and special event packages including a 50% discount for students on all seminars, conference passes, and photo walks to help maximize their limited budgets and take advantage of these unique learning opportunities. View the full seminar schedule with detailed descriptions.

“For the 34th year, The PhotoPlus Conference + Expo will bring together world-class creative pros under one roof for a week of learning and networking to help support and nurture business and creative initiatives for the coming year,” said Jason Groupp, Director of Education and Membership of the PHOTO+ Group. “Our extensive lineup of Master Classes, seminars, photo walks, and portfolio reviews create a comprehensive learning environment that is both energizing and inspiring.”

Progressive Learning at PhotoPlus Expo 

Photo Walks

Wednesday-Friday, October 19-21

8:00-10:00 a.m.

4:00-6:00 p.m.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

This year’s series of photo walks give participants an opportunity to explore New York in small groups led by some of the industry’s foremost photographers and educators. Morning and afternoon sessions are scheduled to accommodate most schedules.

Intensive Classes — NEW

Wednesday, October 19 – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thursday-Friday, October 20-21 – 1:30-6:30 p.m.

For attendees who really want to concentrate on one specific area of learning and are prepared to dig in for a full day of activities, PhotoPlus has created its Intensive Pre-Conference classes just for you. These classes each focus on a single topic including Photoshop, Lightroom, Lighting, Editing & Sequencing for Print, Wedding, and Final Cut X all instructed by industry leaders. These 5-hour sessions will provide an opportunity to learn more than the basics and come away with extended knowledge you can put to practice immediately.

Master Classes

Thursday-Friday, October 20-21

8:00-10:00 a.m.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

All Master Classes at PhotoPlus are limited to 50 students and offer comprehensive, hands-on instruction. Instructors include Susan Stripling, Lindsay Adler, Scott Kelby, John Harrington, Me Ra Koh, Joe McNally, Brooke Shaden, Eli Reed, and many more.

À La Carte Seminars

Thursday-Saturday, October 20-22 – Seminars conducted throughout the day

Regardless of the topic or specific technique you want to learn more about, you will find it in the comprehensive listing of seminars conducted this year at PhotoPlus Expo. Whether its studio or natural lighting, poses for portraits, or how to incorporate video into existing client services, these along with more than 100 other sessions will be on the schedule throughout the conference.

The full seminar schedule including À La Carte Seminars, Intensive Classes, Master Classes, and Photo Walks is available online and can be viewed by date, track, speaker, or sponsor.

Portfolio Reviews

The Official Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo, presented by the Palm Springs Photo Festival, is the most productive and cost-efficient way to have your work viewed by 175 of the most respected picture editors, art directors, and art buyers in the world. Honest and constructive feedback on your existing portfolio is a necessary part of the process of reaching the next level of excellence. During PhotoPlus, attendees will have an opportunity to sit face-to-face with industry pros responsible for hiring and commissioning photographers and filmmakers throughout the year.

Drone+ Seminar

Saturday, October 22 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drones are more than just the latest craze.  They are a new source of revenue for your business where the sky is the limit.  Drone+ at PhotoPlus has gathered all the industry experts and resources in one location to answer questions about features, functions, and general use of drones and how to navigate through FAA regulations to legally operate a drone.  Seminars and panel discussions addressing all aspects of drone use will be conducted throughout the day including a panel featuring former FAA counsel Loretta Alkalay, NTSB Examiner John Goglia, DJI’s VP of Policy Brendan Schulman, and others to discuss the current state of drone regulation and what to expect in the future.

Join award-winning photographer George Steinmetz when he shares his amazing aerial films and explains how drones have helped this 25-year veteran best known for his exploration of the unknown, charter new territories never before possible.

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PhotoPlus Expo Announces First Annual ‘Your New York Minute’ Photo Contest Featuring NYC

August 17, 2016
PhotoPlus Expo gives photographers a chance to try out interesting set pieces © 2016 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

PhotoPlus Expo gives photographers a chance to try out interesting set pieces © 2016 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

NEW YORK— PhotoPlus Expo, one of the largest photography conferences and expos in North America, has announced its first annual PhotoPlus Expo photo contest, “Your New York Minute.”  Whether you’re a native New Yorker, or just a New Yorker at heart, you are eligible to enter the contest. All entries must have been taken in any of the city’s five boroughs Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island and the other city islands including Roosevelt, Randalls, Liberty and more to qualify for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes and gear from official camera sponsor, Nikon.

“Your New York Minute” photo contest is open to both professional and amateur photographers. Each entrant can submit work in any and/or each of the six categories: Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and the other city islands including Roosevelt, Randalls, Liberty and more. Photos should be entered in the appropriate category based on where the photograph was taken. Two entrants will be awarded Grand Prize and will receive either a Nikon D500 or Nikon D7200 kit as part of their total prize package. All winning images will be on display during the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Center from October 20-22, 2016 which welcomes more than 25,000 visitors from around the world each year.

“We wanted to celebrate PhotoPlus Expo’s home city, and thought there was no better way to do that than with a contest that highlights each amazing part of it,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president & group publisher of PDN, which hosts the annual PhotoPlus Expo. “Hundreds of great New York moments are captured with cameras and mobile devices each day.  The contest is an opportunity for visitors and residents alike to share those special moments with us.”

Deadline for entries is September 5th, 2016.

Contest Rules and Deadline

The call for submission is now open for the “Your New York Minute” 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 and a portion of all fees will be donated to City Harvest food bank in New York City. There are no time restrictions as to when a photo was taken in New York, its outer boroughs, or Staten Island and the other city islands including Roosevelt, Randalls, Liberty and more.

Contest Categories and Prizes

The “Your New York Minute” photo contest will consist of two Divisions: Professional and Amateur. Each Division will consist of six (6) categories: Bronx, Brooklyn Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and the other city islands including Roosevelt, Randalls, Liberty and more.
First-Place winners in each category will qualify to become the Grand-Prize winner.  At the judge’s discretion, honorable mentions may be selected in some or all categories, and will not qualify for prizes but will be included in a special exhibition at PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Center.

To enter the contest, go to https://contest.photoplusexpo.com/

Your New York Minute Photo Contest Prizes

Grand Prize Package (Pro Division) — $5,300 value

  • Nikon D500 16-80mm VR Lens Kit
  • Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000
  • G-Technology rugged G-Drive with Thunderbolt
  • Full Conference Pass to PhotoPlus Expo (full access to seminars, classes, and Expo)
  • Whitewall.com Photo Under Acrylic Print
  • Tether Tools Tether Table Aero
  • Additional prizes will be included in this prize package

Grand Prize Package (Amateur Division) — $3,200 value

  • Nikon D7200 18-140mm VR Lens Kit
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-10
  • LaCie rugged Thunderbolt with rugged key
  • Full Conference Pass to PhotoPlus Expo (full access to seminars, classes, and Expo)
  • Whitewall.com Photo Under Acrylic Print
  • Tether Tools Tether Table Aero
  • Additional prizes will be included in this prize package

Ten First Place Packages — $500 Value

  • Think Tank photo bag
  • Hahnemuhle photo paper
  • Western Digital My Passport portable hard drive
  • Spinlight 360 modular flash system
  • Whitewall.com Photo Under Acrylic Print
  • Full Conference Pass to PhotoPlus Expo (full access to seminars, classes, and Expo)

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 20-22, 2016. The exhibit will be seen by more than 25,000 photographers and consumers expected to visit the photo expo this year. All winners will be permitted to keep their mounted winning image at the conclusion of the photo expo.

Everyone is a Winner – Photo Mosaic

All photos entered into the “Your New York Minute” photo contest will also be used to create a beautiful mosaic of the Manhattan skyline. In addition, everyone entering the contest will receive a high-resolution image file of the mosaic for posting to social media or to print for display at home or at work.

For more information and frequent updates, visit the PPE website, become a fan on Facebook, or follow PPE on Twitter.

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Twitter:                http://www.twitter.com/photoplusexpo

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo 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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Registration for PDN’s PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is Now Open

August 14, 2015
PDN's PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo offers opportunities to hear from experts. Nikon's booth offers a full day of presentations. here, Ron Magill gives an amazing talk on

PDN’s PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo offers opportunities to hear from experts. Nikon’s booth offers a full day of presentations. here, Ron Magill gives an amazing talk on “The Wild Side”© 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Photography and travel are symbiotic. And the best place to learn about the latest equipment while picking up great tips and techniques from renowned experts is at PDN’s PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, taking place October 21-24 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Registration is now open.

Evolving each year, this year’s conference offers almost twice the number of Master Classes and Photo Walks, as well as a new Next Gen initiative welcoming young and emerging photographers. The Expo will feature more than 220 industry manufacturers and service providers offering special show discounts on new products and technology, raffle prizes, software demos, and free educational presentations to over 21,000 attendees over three days.

“The PhotoPlus Conference provides extensive education and growth opportunities for professionals and enthusiasts alike ranging from lighting, portraiture, post-production, filmmaking, business & marketing and much more,” said Jason Groupp, Director of Education and Membership of the PHOTO+ Group.

“Our vast schedule of photo walks, master classes, conference seminars, keynotes, and portfolio reviews, combined with our large expo hall filled with hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating the latest imaging technologies, has created a wonderful playground for anyone who loves the visual arts.”

To ensure a robust educational experience for all attendees, PhotoPlus also boasts a variety of panels, networking opportunities, and special events throughout the four-day conference and three-day expo.

Young Adult Conference Pass for Photographers and Enthusiasts
Extending the benefits of student pricing to young adults, PhotoPlus Expo is offering discounted rates for young photographers at this year’s show.  Four-day admission to all conference seminars, keynote presentations, and the expo will be provided for $99 to anyone between the ages of 17-25; Master Classes and Photo Walk pricing are also discounted. Wednesday (October 21) will also feature the Next Gen program, an interactive free event for young photographers featuring panelists giving career advice, hands-on workshops, and raffles.

The special pricing was created to make attending the Conference + Expo more affordable to young professionals who are just beginning their careers and provide access to activities that will maximize their learning opportunities.

PhotoPlus VIP Expo Pass
Get the VIP experience at PhotoPlus. VIP status begins with Instant Badge pickup at the VIP Customer Service Desk to avoid long lines and maximize time on the show floor. Next is an exclusive invitation to Thursday night’s private party at the 230 Fifth rooftop bar for speakers, portfolio reviewers, and exhibitors. VIP attendees will also get the Official PPE VIP bag, over 125 of which will contain Golden Tickets to be redeemed for prizes worth up to $500 from Lomography, B&H, and more. This year, the VIP program will be giving away more than $15,000 in prizes! Keep checking the PhotoPlus website for an up-to-date list of prizes.

General Pricing for PhotoPlus Expo 2015
PhotoPlus Expo also offers general attendees with a variety of conference pass options to suit their schedules and budgets. The three-day Expo is free to everyone who registers online before October 21st and as always, those who act quickly can benefit from Early Bird Pricing on all education as well as first choice of over 60 seminars, 20 Photo Walks, and 20 Master Classes before they sell out.  Members of PHOTO+ (PhotoServe.com and WPPI) will save up to 30% on all conference seminar pass options including a Full Conference Pass, One Day Conference Pass, individual seminars as well as Master Class and Photo Walk purchases. Attendees can choose to become PHOTO+ members before or during the registration process to unlock exclusive discounts on conference passes, year-round vendor and product discounts and more.

The price of a Full Conference Pass will be $299.99 for members ($499.99 for non-members) through August 21st.  The price of a One Day Conference Pass is $129.99 for members ($179.99 for non-members). Advanced pricing rates begin August 22nd and end October 20th.

Special Events*

Next Gen
Wednesday, October 21 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
For young photographers early in their careers and students who want to further immerse themselves in the industry, the Next Gen program will feature speakers and industry creatives giving career advice, important tips for portfolio strengthening and presentation. This event will lead into a free panel discussion, #trending, to be followed by Test Drive, a new product review and networking event.

Panel Discussion: #trending
Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday’s free panel will examine innovative ways photographers and brands are using social media and technology to promote growth, generate buzz, and distinguish themselves from the competition.

Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking Event
Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

After being inspired by the panel, get a head start on your PhotoPlus Expo experience with an exclusive look at some of the newest and most innovative products at this year’s show. With large crowds expected on the show floor, this is another chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the latest gadgets, gear, and accessories.

Keynote Presentations
Thursday & Friday, October 22-23 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Each year, PhotoPlus Expo presents keynote speakers who have literally changed the world of photography and offer a unique perspective through their work and personal experiences.  On Thursday, October 22, Lauren Greenfield will introduce her latest work, WEALTH: The Influence of Affluence, a 25-year examination of how the ideas of wealth and the American Dream have been productized, exported, and manifested around the globe. On Friday, October 23, join Dennis Keeley, Chair of the Photography & Imaging Department at the Art Center College of Design and current co-founder/publisher of Acuity Press, as he moderates a panel of remarkable talent, all coming together to explore new ways to define and practice one of the more fascinating and enduring documents in photography—the “Street Photograph.”

(More information on other special events at the PhotoPlus website.)

Unique Education Photo Walks
Wednesday – Friday, October 21-23 from 8:00 AM – 10 AM, 10 AM – 12 PM & 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Having sold out many last year, PPE will offer more than 20 Photo Walks– more than double the number from last year. Each walk will be led by a photography icon and limited to 25 people to provide a more intimate learning experience for all participants. A complete list of Photo Walks can be viewed on the PhotoPlus website.

Master Classes
Thursday – Friday, October 22-23, from 8:00 AM – 10 AM & 4:30 – 6:30 PM 
Comprehensive and hands-on, Master Classes at PhotoPlus Expo are limited to 50 students giving each one the chance to have personal one-on-one time with the instructor. Students will work on technique, participate in a live shoot with peer critiquing and more. A complete list of Master Classes can be found on the PhotoPlus website.

Portfolio Reviews
The Official Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo, brought to you by Palm Springs Photo Festival, is America’s premier review event for photographers. Honest and constructive feedback on your existing portfolio is a critical part of the learning process and is necessary to reach the next level of excellence. During PhotoPlus, attendees will have an opportunity to sit face-to-face with industry pros responsible for hiring and commissioning photographers and filmmakers throughout the year.

More than 175 magazine designers, art directors, and editors as well as world-class photographers and educators associated with the Palm Springs Photo Festival will offer thought-provoking critiques and suggestions for improving your portfolio to land that next job.

For more information and frequent updates, visit the PPE website, become a fan on Facebook, or follow PPE on Twitter.

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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

For more information or for frequent updates, visit the PPE website, become a fan on Facebook, or follow PPE on Twitter.

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PhotoPlus Expo Presenters to Share Views on Impact Culture, Music, War Have on Photography

August 9, 2014
Photographers at the PhotoPlus Expo get a chance to try out lighting techniques. This year's event takes place Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Javits Center, New York City © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Photographers at the PhotoPlus Expo get a chance to try out lighting techniques. This year’s event takes place Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Javits Center, New York City © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

For more than 30 years, PhotoPlus Expo has been the meeting place for photographers, educators, enthusiasts, and anyone with a passion for photography and filmmaking.  It has been recognized as much for its keynote presentations as for its extensive seminar schedule and trade show, and this year’s keynote lineup will complement some of the latest topics and issues in photojournalism, photography and creative inspiration. The keynote presentations will be held each day during the PhotoPlus Expo from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to register now because keynote seating is limited and each session is expected to sell out.  Keynote admission is free to Photo Group members (PDN, PhotoServe.com and WPPI); included with the purchase of any PhotoPlus conference pass or $15 each for non-members and $10 each for high school or college students or educators if purchased online by October 28.  VIP Expo Passes include admission and priority seating at all keynotes as well as the chance to network with the speakers at the Halloween Bash on October 31 at the 230 Fifth rooftop bar and penthouse lounge.

Thursday, October 30 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

“A Day Without News” – Panel Discussion

Imagine looking at the New York Times only to find blank pages without news or photographs.  Each day photojournalists bring the good, the bad and the ugly to the safety and comfort of our kitchens, where we read the news without giving thought to the dangers they endure.

In the past 20 years, more than 1,000 journalists have lost their lives in conflict zones and these numbers are escalating with worrying frequency. Once considered neutral observers, journalists are now being targeted, kidnapped, held for ransom and killed. In 2013, following the deaths of their friends and colleagues, the legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik, the founders of A Day Without News, launched a campaign to raise awareness about the realities faced by journalists all over the world.

This presentation asks the question, “will there soon be a day when it is simply too dangerous for journalists to work in global conflict zones?” Join Aidan Sullivan VP of Getty Images Photo Assignments, Santiago Lyon Director of Photography at AP, and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Ron Haviv, and Antonio Bolfo for firsthand insights about how the increase in journalist targeting has affected each panelist, their colleagues, and their changing role in the world today. This is a rare opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of these issues, to engage with these heroes, and to learn how you can help bring about changes like stronger legislation and increased security for news journalists.

Friday, October 31 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

Martin Parr has been described as a chronicler of our age.  A British documentarian and avid street photographer, his projects offer a penetrating and satirical view of the world we live in and how we present ourselves, from what we value most to the food we eat. Using his signature style of high-saturation color at close range and often using macro lenses and ring flash, Parr enables us to see the familiar in a completely new way. In his PhotoPlus keynote, Parr will share and discuss images from his long career as a photographer, as well as his more recent work as an editor, curator, and passionate chronicler of photo books.

Saturday, November 1 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Ben Folds, first found success with Ben Folds Five and has gone on to a very successful solo career, writing, recording, and performing pop hits, as well as a recent new concerto for piano and orchestra.

In addition to his self-described love of making music “for humans,” Folds is also an avid photographer. During his keynote session, Folds will share his love of photography and discuss its central place at the core of his overall creative being.  I tend to photograph things on the upbeat rather than the downbeat,” he says. “In that way, it’s possible that my music captures notes and my photographs capture the rest. Images always speak for themselves.”

Admission to all three keynotes is included with the purchase of any 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Full Conference Pass, One-Day Pass, and the VIP Expo Pass.  Each of the above passes also includes:

  • A three-day pass to PhotoPlus Expo to see the latest products from over 225 exhibitors
  • Admission to the panel discussion by leading tech experts, entitled “How Technology is Leading the Storytelling Revolution” on October 29 from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Entry into Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking, a pre-show kickoff event on October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo 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 – everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers.  The show also offers Seminars and intimate Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations 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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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.
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