Seminars at PhotoPlus Expo 2014 Reflect the Changing Needs of an Evolving Industry

More Than 80 Seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes Focused on Photography Techniques, Lighting, Post Production, Social Media/Marketing, Filmmaking and More, Aim to Satisfy the Demand for Continuing Education

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Emerald Expositions, Inc. has announced its lineup of educational seminars for the annual PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE). The conference seminars will take place October 29-November 1 and the Expo will be held October 30 to November 1, 2014 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.  Offering more than 80 seminars in nine thematic tracks, interactive classes and presentations have grown to include subjects such as portraiture, weddings & events, filmmaking, business, and social media/marketing. Speaking to its commitment to both emerging and professional photographers, this year's PPE educational seminars will guide attendees in adapting to industry trends, while the new Master Classes will offer a more in-depth and intimate learning experience, due to the 25 person limit. Attendees will have countless opportunities to further craft their skills, learn new techniques, discuss business strategy, and participate in discussions with key influencers and early adopters within the industry.

"We have made a very concerted effort to include several new courses that examine our industry's constant evolution due to the emergence of new technologies and the growth of social media networks," explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of PDN and the Photo Group. "We want our PPE attendees to not only be aware of industry trends, but to also have the tools to be pioneers of future trends." Reflecting this goal, this year's PPE Technology Panel will discuss 'How Technology is Leading the Storytelling Revolution.' In addition, this year's PPE Bash will create an intimate environment for VIP Expo Pass holders to interact with speakers, portfolio reviewers, exhibitors' technology experts and prominent industry creatives."

Attendees have various conference pass options; those who register by July 31, 2014 will benefit from a greater range of seminars and optional Master Classes at discounted prices. Attendees may register to attend PhotoPlus as members or non-members. Members of the Photo Group (PDN,, and WPPI) save up to 30% on all conference seminar passes: Full Conference Pass, One Day Conference Pass, as well as A-la-Carte Seminars and Master Class options. Through July 31, 2014, the price of a Full Conference Pass is $399 for members and $449 for non-members.  The price of a One Day Conference Pass is $149 for members and $169 for non-members. Prices for non-members increase online after July 31 and on-site. Special discounts for high school and college students and educators will be available upon the submission and approval of required credentials. Complete options and pricing may be found on the website.

Conference Tracks and Seminars
Seminars at this year's PhotoPlus Expo are segmented into nine tracks to help attendees quickly locate and register for specific seminars.  Conference tracks include: Business, Filmmaking, Genres, Lighting, Portraiture, Post-Production, Social Media/Marketing, Steps, and Weddings & Events. Each of the seminar descriptions can be viewed on the PPE website via the Conference Schedule drop down menu or a downloadable PDF Seminar Schedule & Registration Pricing Grid.

Business Track
Seven seminars will be conducted to help attendees manage and grow their business, including:

  • How to be Your Own Best Rep (Debra Weiss/Andrea Kaye)
  • Your Picture on the Wall: Building a Career in Fine Art Photography (Andrea Meislin, Catherine Edelman, Sasha Wolf, W.M. Hunt)
  • To Be Published, or Self-Publish? Options for Artists Today (Mary Virginia Swanson)
  • Growing Your Business When Everyone Has a Camera (Judy Hermann)
  • Creative Estimating to Connect with Your Clients (Frank Meo)
  • Road to Seeing: Nurturing your Creative Sensibility (Dan Winters)
  • PDN's 30: Strategies for Young Working Photographers (Amy Wolff, Dina Litovsky, Greer Muldowney, Marcus Smith).

Nine filmmaking seminars will be conducted during PhotoPlus Expo, including:

  • Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking Class (Joe Switzer)
  • Shoot. Edit. Sell. (Joe Switzer)
  • A Road-Map to Independent Filmmaking (Ela Their)
  • Master Class: Mastering Audio for Event Filmmaking (Adam Forgione)
  • Creative Concepts for Event Filmmaking (Kevin Shahinian)
  • Making the Transition from Photography into Filmmaking (Eduardo Angel, Ted Kawalerski, Vincent Laforet, Derick Rhodes)
  • Capturing Greatness: Vincent Laforet on Developing Engaging Photo and Video Productions (Vincent Laforet)
  • Small Crew, Big Results (Joe Simon)
  • Filmmaking Essentials for Photographers (Eduardo Angel)

This track of seminars will cover an eclectic mix of photographic genres and techniques including architectural photography, working with color, and best tips for great travel photography.  Some of the 11 seminars in this track are:

  • Architectural Photography: The Photographer/Client Relationship (Ty Cole / Ted Porter)
  • Master Class: Creative Innovation Within Photography (Benjamin Lowy)
  • Perception, Light, Gesture, Color and New Work (Jay Maisel)
  • Turning Ideas Into Pictures: A Personal Story (Cig Harvey)
  • Beauty and the Athlete (Walter Iooss)
  • Master Class: The Human Canvas (Art Wolfe)
  • Top Ten Secrets to Great Travel Photography (Andy Katz)
  • Earth is my Witness (Art Wolfe)

The Lighting track will offer 13 seminars, including two Photo Walks scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th.  Lighting track seminars include:

  • Photo Walk 3: Off-Camera Lighting for Portraiture & Fashion (Moshe Zusman)
  • Photo Walk 5: Photo Walk (Zach Arias)
  • Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait (Michael Grecco)
  • Light Fast and Well with Hotshoe Flash (Joe McNally)
  • Posing Magic: The Art of Flow (Doug Gordon)
  • Master Class: Electronic Flash for Natural Light Photographers (Kevin Ames)
  • Master Class: The Perfect Light (Roberto Valenzuela)
  • Digital Vision in Low Light (Gerd Ludwig)
  • Portraits on Location: Capturing Personality and Place (Brian Smith)
  • Master Class: Mastering Beauty Light (Dixie Dixon)
  • Night Photography: Step-by-Step (Gabriel Biderman, Jill Waterman, Matt Hill)
  • Mastering Speedlights ( Lou Jones )

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