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NYC Hosts First Virtual Reality Expo at Javits Center, Oct 27-28

October 9, 2017

NYVR Expo, the first large-scale Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) conference in New York City, will bring together some of the most innovative manufacturers and talented developers and emerging technologies from October 27-28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. Presented by show organizer Emerald Expositions, in collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), NYVR Expo will create an interactive experience for attendees who will be able to test drive the latest VR/AR technology and get a private glimpse at future technologies currently being developed. In addition to the Expo, an extensive series of seminars conducted by industry experts will illustrate how this technology can be applied to new and existing business applications.

“VR and AR technologies are quickly filtering into new business applications and consumer activities such as video games and real estate,” said Mike Gangel, show director for NYVR Expo. “Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with these new technologies, take a closer look at emerging technologies, and learn how they can apply these innovations into their businesses and lifestyles.”

NYVR will also include the latest technologies from a variety of international brands such as Facebook 360, Blend Media, VIU.Space, Vuze Camera (Human Eyes Technology), Ricoh Theta, and Kodak PIX Pro, to name a few. Attendees will have an opportunity to see products and services from new and emerging developers and companies through special tech pavilions and competitions.

NYC Media Lab Incubator Zone

To encourage the continued growth of the industry, the NYC Media Lab will host the “NYC Media Lab Incubator Zone,” which will feature the newest startups and technologies from the brightest minds in the VR/AR industry today.  In June, the City announced plans to develop and operate a hub for virtual reality and augmented reality. Fueled by a $6 million investment by NYCEDC and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), the new hub will leverage the leadership of NYC Media Lab and its founding university partners, NYU and Columbia University, and include partnerships with CUNY and other New York City universities, civic organizations and corporate partners. Administered by NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the lab will support startups, talent development, and research and innovation.

The lab will serve as an anchor for New York City’s emerging VR/AR sector and is expected to create over 500 good jobs over the next ten years, as part of Mayor de Blasio’s New York Works plan to create 100,000 good jobs.

Glimpse Group “Start Up” Pitch Competition, Friday, October 27: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Emerging companies in VR/AR technology will have an opportunity to present their products and software to industry leaders in this new business-pitch competition, which will take place right on the Expo floor. General attendees will also have a chance to see and experience the latest innovations and get a glimpse of the future during this special event taking place on Friday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The competition is presented by The Glimpse Group, a company created to cultivate entrepreneurs in the AR/VR industry and will be moderated by McCarter & English, one of the largest, oldest, and most respected law firms in the U.S.

Educational Seminars

As part of the overall NYVR conference + Expo, educational seminars will be conducted by leading innovators and manufactures throughout the two-day event. Seminars for business professionals and consumers will cover a wide range of topics, including the best practices for producing 360 content, an introduction to 3D audio, an overview of ARKit & ARCore, and the future of VR filmmaking.

Anyone interested in seeing the latest in VR/AR technology and how to apply this emerging technology to their business or lifestyle, can register at NYVRExpo.com. Registration for the NYVR Expo will also give attendees free access to the annual PhotoPlus Expo, the largest photography conference and Expo in North America. PhotoPlus will run from October 26-28 and be collocated with NYVR Expo at the Jacob Javits Center.

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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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PhotoPlus Expo Exhibitors to Launch New Products, Host Interactive Events in NYC Oct 20-22

October 18, 2016
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PhotoPlus Expo at Javits Center offers an opportunity to hear from accomplished photographers © 2016 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

NEW YORK — Dozens of new cameras, lenses, software, and accessories, will make their debut at the annual PhotoPlus Conference + Expo taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City Oct. 19 (with a test drive event) and continuing Oct. 20-22.

PhotoPlus Conference + Expo is a fantastic venue to check out camera gear and learn techniques for upcoming travel adventures.

PhotoPlus is the largest photography Expo in North America, attracting hundreds of leading manufacturers and more than 24,000 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 world renowned photographers, live product demonstrations, and hundreds of giveaways including a new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR at the BorrowLenses.com booth #134. Many exhibitors will preview their new products at the annual Test Drive event on Wednesday evening, October 19th before the show officially opens the next day. Test Drive is a great way for attendees to see what’s new before thousands descend on the Jacob Javits Center for the official start of the Expo. Anyone interested in seeing the latest in imaging technologies needs to attend PhotoPlus Expo.

“The number of new products and services being exhibited at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo is very exciting to see, for both attendees and as an industry,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of the Photo+ Group. “And the special events occurring at exhibitor booths throughout the show make PhotoPlus more than an Expo. It is really an interactive experience 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. The best part is the entire experience can be attained with a single Expo pass.”

This list of exhibitors represents only a small sampling of new products, services, special booth events, and giveaways attendees can expect to see during PhotoPlus Expo. For a complete list of exhibitors and products, visit the complete list of exhibitors at PhotoPlus Expo 2016.

Bay Photo – (Booth #544)

Bay Photo Wood Boxes are the perfect to way to stylishly deliver prints to your clients with a naturally elegant presentation. Images can be printed or engraved directly onto the box, and choose from Photographic Prints or MetalPrints to include as contents inside the box, with or without a Bamboo Display Stand. Stop by their booth and check them out for yourself.

BorrowLenses.com – (Booth #134)

If you are going to PhotoPlus Expo, you must head over to the booth of online camera gear rental giant BorrowLenses.com. They will be giving away a brand new Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR at PhotoPlus Expo this year in their booth right next to Canon. They are also giving away runner-up prizes: a brand new DJI Osmo 4K camera and a $300 BorrowLenses gift certificate. You do not have to be present to win (drawing by email) but you must be present to enter so head over to booth #134 during expo hours to enter for a chance to win – plus grab some free souvenirs.

Broncolor – (Booth #355)

The new Broncolor RFS 2.2 Transceiver facilitates HS in the Siros L and Move flash systems. It offers the user a bright illuminated LCD screen clearly indicating all settings. It is compatible with all Broncolor power packs or monolights equipped with an RFS 2 or 2.1 interface.

Digital Silver Imaging – (Booth #173)

New55 PN Instant 4×5 Black & White Positive-Negative Film is making its PhotoPlus Expo debut. New55 Film Project CEO, Sam Hiser will be in the Digital Silver Imaging booth 173 on Friday, 10/21 to show this new product and answer questions about this ground breaking positive-negative INSTANT 4×5 film and their Kickstarter campaign for New55 COLOR, an instant 4×5 color print film. New55 PN is a black and white 4×5 instant positive-negative sheet film that produces an instant negative and a positive print; it works with the famous 545 series of holders (545, 545i and 545 Pro).  A limited number of boxes will be available for sale at a special PhotoPlus price.

DxO – (Booth #545)

DxO and professional photographers Daniel Berry and Eric Hu will take you on a Photo Walk across New York City. Come with your iPhone or iPad, and they will provide you with a DxO ONE—the only miniaturized professional quality camera. Don’t miss this opportunity to try out the DxO ONE for free and learn from the experience of two talented photographers – Sarah Lee and Camilla Ferrari, who will be at the DxO booth on the following dates and times.

Dates and Time:

Fri, October 21, 2016

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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Sat, October 22, 2016

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

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FLM Canada (Booth #564)

FLM is proud to announce its ultra-compact and ultra-strong new tripod, the CP-Travel. Featuring 10 layers of carbon fiber tubing, a redesigned apex, and new leg locks and shims, the CP-Travel promises to set a new standard in quality and stability. Weighing 2.8 pounds using 5 leg sections, the CP-Travel will hold up to 22 pounds of camera gear and fold down to 15 inches. It will be available in stores in December 2016.

Fotodiox Pro – (Booth #873)

Joining Fotodiox’s family of FlapJack LED Edgelights – product leaders in portability, versatility, and affordability – is the all-new FlapJack 1×1 LED Edgelight. Shoot with the FlapJack’s signature soft glow in a 1 foot-by-1 foot form factor that’s easier than ever to store, stack and transport. The FlapJack 1×1 offers the same power as the FlapJack Studio (but in half the size), is fully dimmable and provides full control over color temperature. Perfect for both studio and location shooting, the FlapJack 1×1 can operate off the included AC adapter, the included pair of NP-F style batteries, or the built-in mount for an optional V-Lock battery.

FotoMasters Ltd. – (Booth #237)

The Mirror Me Booth is a unique photo-generating product offering the latest technology in interactive picture taking. The full-length mirror offers a sleek design and a user-friendly interface, communicating with guests through a touch screen of colorful animations and an entertaining voice guidance. The Mirror Me Booth combines modern technology with traditional photo booth fun. As guests walk up to the mirror, colorful animations and a voice guidance invite them to experience the magic of the interactive Mirror Me Booth.

With a customizable Workflow and Layout Builder, you can choose from a wide array of features to include in the interactive photo-taking experience. Choose to include gesture guidance, voice guidance, animated sayings displayed on the mirror, touch screen neon photo signing, an interactive “Screaming Contest”, and a colorful photo countdown. FotoMaster includes many pre-made Workflows as part of the software as well. These pre-made sequences include animations and features that flow perfectly.

Fundy Software – (Booth #449)

Fundy Software, creator of Fundy Designer, the only template free, full suite of design solutions for the professional photographer, announced new sales tools in Fundy Designer v7, designed to help professionals easily add or expand studio sales of printed albums and more, both in person and remotely via Skype or Google +. Fundy Software’s goal is to make Fundy Designer v7 the most profitable software available for professional photographers. The new features in v7 enable all photographers, whether their doing in-person sales or just hearing the buzz, with a quick and simple solution to help build consistently high sales.

Show Special:  30% off your purchase + a free year of Design Proofer ($96 value) with purchase of Album Builder or Gallery Designer.

GigaPan (OmegaBrandess) – (Booth #460)

The new GigaPan EPIC Pro V provides horizontal rotation and vertical panning continuously while the camera is in the video recording mode. Plus, it provides the ability to pan on two axes, enabling diagonal movement in fluid motion with speed control. You set the start and finish positions and the duration of the movement. In motion time lapse mode you select the beginning and ending positions, the duration of the time-lapse, and the number of images you would like to shoot. This also lets you move on two axes.

Grip&Shoot – (Booth #473)

The G&S CAGE is the newest product that complements their flagship design. Attach your GRIP&SHOOT to create the ultimate media recording machine. The CAGE now allows your GRIP&SHOOT to holster Microphones, Flashes, Top Handles, Monitors, Camera Arms, and anything else that can be connected via ¼”-20 or Cold-Shoe method. It’s Universal to hold any phone or case (up to 3.5” wide) and still wirelessly connects to your device so you have full control without having to touch your screen. Hand-Held, Tripod Mounted, Remote Control; the CAGE does it all.

G-Technology – (Booth #245)

G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C delivers super fast SSD performance and speedy 10 Gb/s USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 2) interface connection for lightning fast transfers of your precious videos, photos, music and more. It’s easy to set up and bus-powered, so there’s no need to carry an external AC power supply. Toss it in your bag and you’re good to go with storage and backup wherever you need to be. Available in space gray and silver, the portable G-DRIVE slim SSD USB-C is the perfect companion for your MacBook.

Hahnemuhle – (Booth #437)

Hahnemühle announces Elegant Portfolio Boxes with a refined linen for high quality presentation and storing of fine art prints. The black portfolio box is produced from acid-free, archival materials according to the requirements of the “Photographic Activity Test”. The fine textured cover material consists of 100 % cotton. These limited editions include 50 sheets of FineArt Inkjet paper in A3+. Choose between Photo Rag® 308FineArt Baryta and FineArt Baryta Satin. Every box comes with 50 acid-free interleaf sheets to protect your fine art prints from scratches and abrasion, as well as three Certificate of Authenticitywith holograms and one pair of Hahnemühle gloves.

Hasselblad Bron Inc. – (Booth #355)

Hasselblad is proud to announce the X1D ‘4116 edition’. Weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera. It’s ergonomic and compact, making it a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The X1D ‘4116 edition’ is a 50MP special all-black version that includes an extended warranty, XCD 45mm lens, shoulder strap, and leather hand strap.

XCD 30mm lens

The XCD lenses are part of a new family of dedicated Hasselblad auto focus lenses, developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronization up to 1/2000 sec.

HumanEyes Technologies – (Booth #855)

The Vuze virtual reality camera was created by HumanEyes Technologies, a veteran in 3D and animated content creation, display and processing and a pioneer of the lenticular printing solutions for the Graphic Arts industry. Vuze camera is the world’s first high quality, high resolution 3D 360 virtual reality camera with an integrated Studio featuring super-simple automatic VR movie production. Now everyone without a Hollywood budget or technical expertise can create unforgettable experiences to relive and share from every angle, over and over.

PhotoPlus Expo attendees can receive a 15% discount if they order a complete Vuze kit before by October 31, 2016.  The kit includes the Vuze 3D 360 Camera, VR Headset, Vuze Mini Tripod, Vuze app and Vuze Studio.

Innova Art – (Booth #1148)

Innova Art announces “Editions”, a new luxury-class range of archival quality, fine art inkjet papers.  The company will debut six new papers Photo Plus Expo including Fabriano Printmaking Rag, a soft grain paper mimicking renowned European etching papers; Fabriano Artistico Watercolour Rag, a cold press paper for output worthy to hang with history’s great works of art; Photo Cotton Rag, the smoothest fine art paper offered by Innova; Etching Cotton Ragembodies the excellence of modern machine made etching papers; andExhibition Cotton Gloss and Photo Baryta, which rival darkroom papers of the past.

Innova is also one of the paper companies participating in the Power of Print pavilion featuring Canon printers. Attendees can visit the pavilion and have one of their images printed on “Editions” paper.

LaCie – (Booth #464)

The LaCie Rugged USB-C marries Rugged durability with high-tech USB-C connectivity. The result is a vault for your data that’s compatible with next-gen computers like the Apple Macbook, as well as USB computers.

Manfrotto – (Booth #555)

Manfrotto Distribution is pleased to debut the following products in the U.S. at PhotoPlus Expo 2016: Manfrotto Be free Live- the most compact & lightweight travel video kit designed to support CSCs and DSLRs; the new XPRO Monopod+ family for Photo & Video; several new bags including the Pro Light Reloader-55 Roller & 3N1 Backpacks; Advanced Backpack and Shoulder bag for CSCs; Street Backpack, Shoulder bag and Messenger for CSCs & the Lifestyle Windsor Collection; Gitzo Systematic Tripods & Monopods; plus Generation X – travel and studio lighting from Bowens.

OP/TECH USA – (Booth #566)

OP/TECH USA is introducing several exciting new products at PhotoPlus Expo this year. Their URBAN SLING™ is perfect for navigating through crowds with its quick-adjust system and offers the security of cut-resistant cable.

The GIMME GRIP STRAP™ is an ideal hand strap which offers a full range of movement for use with smaller mirrrorless cameras and full-sized D-SLRs. Simply attach it to your camera and quick-release plate and you’re good-to-go. For protecting midsize cameras there are new sizes of their SOFT POUCH–BODY COVER and SOFT POUCH–D-SERIES camera pouches. And finally, their new SOFT POUCH–E-Z CLOSE with magnetic closures offers compact storage in several sizes.

Panono – (Booth #1156)

The Panono Camera is the highest resolution 360° camera on the market. From marketing to journalism, from construction to insurance, from tourism to real estate – Panono lets you create high-quality 360° and VR content for business applications. As a fully integrated 360° photo solution for professionals, Panono offers 108 MP panorama shots (16K x 8K equirectangular), High Definition Range (HDR) imaging, automated stitching and cloud-based services for image delivery and storage.

SKB Cases (Booth #759)

Visit Booth #759 to see SKB Cases and Think Tank Photo co-branded line of Flyer Series Cases designed around SKB’s indestructible waterproof iSeries hardshell cases with premium interiors designed by Think Tank Photo.

These exclusive interiors boast durable, fully customizable divider options for camera/video equipment and accessories, robust lid organizers, a wrap-around hard case cover with shoulder strap, a unique zippered pull-out divider case, and a backpack specifically designed to fit the SKB rolling carry-on case (3i-2011-7B). Flyer Series Cases are available in four popular sizes, two carry-on sized options ideal for DSLR or Mirrorless cameras, a rolling carry-on size, and a checkable case for larger video gear.

Sound Shark Audio – (Booth #956)

Sound Shark allows video production houses and wedding videographers to capture audio from greater distances than a shotgun microphone and with greater directionality. It also allows dialogue to be captured without having to mic up the speaker.

Sound Shark Audio is the consumer products division of Klover Products, Inc. the leading supplier of professional parabolic microphones in the U.S. Our broadcast products are used every week for capturing on-field sound at college and professional sporting events. Sound Shark makes this same technology available to all videographers.

Stop by booth 956 for a demonstration and a special discount.

Spider Holster – (Booth #1151)

The SpiderLight Camera Holster is the perfect companion for anyone that wants an easy draw-from-the-hip solution to take their camera anywhere. Designed by Spider Holster specifically for mirrorless cameras and small DSLRs, this new camera holster is lightweight, durable and extremely versatile. Hit the street or the trail… it’s your camera, on the go!

The SpiderLight Backpacker allows you to holster your camera onto any backpack strap or messenger bag strap. The ergonomic design works with your body’s natural contours, so go ahead and take that long hike!

Tamron – (Booth #818)

Tamron’s new SP 150–600mm Di VC USD G2 ultra telephoto lens features upgraded optical performance and a new VC system for handheld shooting with remarkable definition. The G2 lens provides better resolution from corner to corner and is optimized for use with today’s higher pixel-density cameras. Faster AF speed, three VC modes, new Flex Zoom Lock, plus Arca-Swiss type removable tripod mount, fluorine coating, Tap-In Console compatibility, and two optional teleconverters round out the new SP 150-600mm G2. Rebuilt from the ground up to meet Tamron’s strict quality standards and design specifications, the new Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 combines smart engineering and high-performance with quality craftsmanship, durability and user-friendliness.

At the Tamron booth, attendees will have the opportunity to test out Tamron’s primes and fast zooms in our live portrait studio. After shooting, attendee receives a free gift. Tamron is offering great exclusive show rebates (valid on top of nation mail-in rebates and instant savings) for select lenses purchased at the show from an exhibiting authorized Tamron dealer. Purchasers get a free t-shirt with purchase. Attendees can bring their Tamron lens to their Clean & Check center for a 4-point expert inspection and cleaning. Any lens that requires out of warranty service will be repaired at a 15% discount in 3 business days.

Tether Tools – (Booth #1127)

The Case Air Wireless Tethering System connects and transfers images instantly from your camera to a phone, tablet or computer. Case Air lets you control advanced camera settings including focus points, exposure settings, bracketing, time-lapse, HDR, and more. View your images on a larger screen to check critical focus and composition, or use Live View or movie mode for real-time capture to share and collaborate as you create. Pre-order’s available at www.TetherTools.com.

Tether Tools will also host a number of world-class photographers at their booth during the show.  A complete schedule is listed here and make sure you find time to stop by and learn all you can.

Thursday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m.

John Keatley – Workflow with Clients

Friday, October 21st at 2:30 p.m.

Peter Hurley – Getting it Right in Camera

Saturday, October 22nd at 2:30 p.m.

Lindsay Adler – Collaborating on Fashion Shoots

Think Tank Photo / MindShift Gear – (Booth #1029)

MindShift Gear’s new TrailScape backpack balances outdoor photographers’ desire to have access to their essential photo gear while maintaining a slim and compact profile. The TrailScape fits a complete camera system, including a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached with hood in the shooting position. With its multiple lash points, photographers can carry extra gear, such as a light jacket and lunch. Its laptop and tablet slots allow them to use this as their “go to” backpack while in transit. Additional features include a dedicated quick access smartphone/sunglasses pocket, a tripod/monopod/hiking pole mounting system, and two large water bottle pockets with cinch cord.

WhiteWall Lab – (Booth #140)

WhiteWall lab has truly revolutionized the print process with its new ultraHD Photo Print, taking photo prints to the next level in terms of sharpness. Thanks to innovative exposure techniques and technology, WhiteWall has managed to achieve twice the resolution of conventionally developed pictures. Regardless of whether a photo is taken with a medium format camera or a smartphone, the ultraHD Photo Print lives up to its name, producing the highest possible amount of sharpness. These incredibly sharp results are created by solid state laser exposure working in perfect harmony with more efficient developing and drying processes.

To make the photo paper as even as possible, it is climatized in a special room with constant humidity and stable temperature. This helps minimize laser beam dispersal, resulting in razor sharp prints. Proprietary software is used to optimize the color intensity and sharpness of image files.  For those looking for the ultimate in image sharpness, the ultraHD Photo Print Under Acrylic Glass is an exciting option. ultraHD Photo Prints are available with ¾-inch or 1.5-inch acrylic glass to accentuate the image’s depth and vibrant colors.

Yuneec USA – (Booth #255)

Breeze is the flying camera designed with you in mind. Capture aerial photos and video of your daily adventures effortlessly – and do it in stunning 4K Ultra High Definition with the option of 13 megapixel stills. Both convenient and compact, Breeze is controlled by your iOS or Android device with the Breeze Cam app and weighs just under 1 pound. Take selfies, adjust camera settings or use one of its five automated flight modes all from the convenience of your smart device. Once you’ve captured the perfect shot, share it instantly to your favorite social media outlets directly from the app.

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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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Facebook:           http://www.facebook.com/photoplusexpo

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

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

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

 

Deadline to enter One Life Photography Competition 2011 is July 29

July 14, 2011

A scene off the American Eagle windjammer, off Swan Island, Maine © 2011 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.co

One Life Photography Competition 2011 – Deadline 29th July 2011

12 July 2011

What does the world look like through your eyes?

The annual One Life Photography Competition is a worldwide search for photography seeks to illuminate your perspective: what you love, your travels, or anything that reflects your world and experience. Your photos tell stories. Now is your chance to share them with the world.

Click here to participate: http://onelifephotos.com/

Presented by PDN Magazine and Artists Wanted, One Life is an international photography competition open to all backgrounds, styles and perspectives. With over $50,000 in prizes and awards, The One Life Photography Competition is your opportunity to share your vision for a chance to earn international exposure and life-changing reward.

Prize Details: Grand Prize Award : $10,000 OR a Dream Trip Around the World + Your Own NYC Photo Reception at PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo + Afterparty produced by Artists Wanted and PDN + Feature in PDN Magazine

Category Awards : Four Category Award winners will be featured in PDN magazine and on the Artists Wanted website. They will also receive a Canon EOS Rebel T1i EF-S 15mp IS Digital SLR Camera Kit and a lifetime See.Me portfolio website.

People’s Choice Award : $2500 + a feature on the Artists Wanted website.

Winner is: Judged & Voted

Eligibility: International, 18+

Deadline: 29th July 2011

THE AWARDS

The Grand Prize Selected Photographer Will Receive:

+ The Adventure of a Lifetime : Your choice between a Worlwide Travel Adventure and $10,000 Cash
+ A New York City Exhibition + Reception : Show your photography in one of the most exciting cities in the world
+ Worldwide Exposure : A Feature in PDN Magazine + A Feature on Artists Wanted

All participants will be considered for the $2,500 People’s Choice Award, offered to the photographer whose portfolio garners the highest number of votes.

THE JURY PANEL

Have your photography reviewed by our distinguished panel of jurors:

+ Bruce Perez : Director of Photography, Redbook Magazine
+ Katherine Schad : Director Of Photography, O, The Oprah Magazine
+ Conor Risch : Senior Editor, PDN Magazine
+ Daniel Aycock : Director, Front Room Gallery
+ Daria Brit Shapiro : Head Curator, Artists Wanted
+ Ellen-k Syverstad : Founder, ellen-k FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
+ Pierre Stravinski : Art Director, Esquire Magazine

For more information visit onelifephotos.com.

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