PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo Photo Contest & Registration!

PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, the largest photography conference and expo in North America, has announced its first annual PhotoPlus Expo photo contest, “Your New York Minute.”

PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo Photo Contest & Registration!

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 at PhotoPlus Expo, held October 19-22, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City.

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, discounts on contest entries, and much more.
 
The price of a Full Conference Pass will be $249.50 for members ($499.00 for non-members) through August 31, 2016. The price of a One Day Conference Pass is $149.50 for members ($299.00 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.
 
For more information and frequent updates, visit photoplusexpo.com, like them on Facebook, or follow @PhotoPlusExpo on Twitter.

by Mark D Phillips, SouthBrooklyn.com