PhotoPlus Expo Conference Seminars and Master Classes

PhotoPlus Expo

PhotoPlus Expo Conference Seminars and Master Classes

PhotoPlus Expo will feature over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks, Intensive Classes and Master Classes, and over 200 exhibitors displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare at the Javits Center from October 25 to October 28, 2017, in New York City.

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.”

For a list of exhibitors and products, visit the list of exhibitors at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.

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.

Emerald Expositions, Inc. has announced its lineup of featured keynote presentations at this year’s PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo. Education has always been the cornerstone of PhotoPlus.  Whether it’s participating in hands-on seminars and photo walks or listening to inspirational stories of success and this year’s conference will be no exception. The lineup of keynote speakers at PhotoPlus Expo 2017 can collectively be summarized in three words: dedication, passion, and inspiration. The lunchtime keynote presentations will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Registration is required and seats are limited.
“We are very excited about this year’s lineup of keynote presentations and the inspiration each is expected to provide to attendees,” says Lauren Wendle, vice president and publisher, Photo+. “Education comes in all forms including personal experiences shared by our keynote speakers and we expect attendees to walk away with a clearer sense of how these experiences can be applied to their own business.”
On Thursday, October 26, three enormously successful women photographers will share their work, as well as some of the challenges each faced during their rise to the top of a field typically dominated by men.  Sue Bryce, Barbara Davidson, and LaToya Ruby Frazier are three of the most successful photographers in the industry, regardless of gender, who will share their thoughts on making images that have personal meaning and universal relevance.
For over 35 years, renowned street photographer Jamel Shabazz has been making images driven by a mission “to inspire peace and harmony.” In this keynote presentation on Friday, October 27, he’ll share the stories behind his most iconic photos, his enduring connection to the young people he photographed, and his commitment to sharing what was best in his community.
PhotoPlus Expo comes to a close on Saturday, October 28, but not before business entrepreneurs and tech experts Gary Vaynerchuk and Chase Jarvis discuss and help resolve “real life” business problems from audience participants and create an open dialogue in this unique and interactive keynote presentation.

Thursday, October 26: 12:30—1:30pm; Today’s Women in Photography and Film (Sponsored by Canon)

Sue Bryce, Barbara Davidson, and LaToya Ruby Frazier will share their work and explain how they found the subjects that have ignited their commitment and passion. These visual storytellers will share the challenges of working in a male-dominated field, what’s inspired their creativity and drive, and the personal experiences that motivate their concern for the subjects they photograph. Sponsored by Canon, this panel will highlight career-defining images and new work by each of the photographers and provide inspiration on making images that are both deeply personal and universally relevant.

Friday, October 27: 12:30-1:30pm; Jamel Shabazz on Making Photos, and Making a Difference (Sponsored by PDN)

In this keynote presentation, Jamel Shabazz will share images from his incredible collection of photo books, including Back in The Days, the groundbreaking bestseller that remains in print more than 15 years after its debut, along with images from his recent collection, Sights in the City. The most dynamic aspect of his presentation will be the stories behind his most iconic photos, his enduring connection to the young people he photographed, and his commitment to sharing what was best in his community. In this motivational talk, Shabazz will share his optimistic commitment to using photography as a force for good.

Saturday, October 28: 12:30 – 1:30pm; Chase Jarvis in conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk (Sponsored by CreativeLive)

Rounding out the Keynote Lecture Series, and PhotoPlus Expo, will be a high-energy, motivational talk featuring CEO and co-founder of CreativeLive and photographer, Chase Jarvis and renowned entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
Gary Vaynerchuk and Chase Jarvis have reached the pinnacle of success in both business and their respective crafts. In this seminar, Chase Jarvis and Gary Vaynerchuk will entertain and inspire with high-energy conversation and help the audience understand where they can improve their ability to make a living and spend a lifetime doing what they love. During the keynote, Jarvis and Vaynerchuk will address business questions directly from the audience.

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.
“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.”


Use the New York City streets as your backdrop to learn lighting and camera techniques, as well as composition and design. Photo Walks are led by some of the industry’s biggest photographers. Sign up now before your favorites sell out.


Thursday, October 26: 4:15PM-6:00PM
PW08 - Time-Lapse Photography with Drew Geraci

Sponsored by Sony
Learn how to shoot professional-grade time-lapse sequences using just your camera and tripod. Seasoned time-lapse cinematographer Drew Geraci will demonstrate how to elevate your time-lapse photography and take it to the next level. During this course you’ll learn advanced exposure, camera and post-production techniques that will make your final product pop when it’s brought to life! Register now and get 10% off a Photo Walk.

Thursday, October 26: 4:15PM-6:00PM
PW06 - Urban Landscapes: Light, Shadows & Utilizing Architectural Backgrounds with Michael Grecco

Be part of Michael Grecco's renowned Urban Landscape Project by joining him on an exciting hands-on photo walk through the greatest city in the world, New York. He will show you how to hunt for light, manage shadow and use the great architectural background of the city to shoot your own urban landscapes. You will walk through some of his favorite spots, known for their dynamic design, and learn to shoot strategically from the magic hour and into darkness. Register now and get 10% off a Photo Walk.

Friday, October 27: 8:00AM-10:00AM
PW15 - Automotive Photography on Location at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan with Mark Jenkinson and Kathryn Greenbaum

Sponsored by GNARBOX
Join Mark Jenkinson for a Photo Walk at Classic Car Club Manhattan on Manhattan’s West Side Highway, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of shooting automobiles on location. Topics include mobile lighting setups, use of natural light and using the GNARBOX mobile workflow for backup and on-the-go editing without a laptop. In the final half hour, Kat Greenbaum, Community Manager at GNARBOX, will teach attendees about using GNARBOX for mobile backup and editing workflow, as well as basic video editing. Attendees will each be able to use a GNARBOX to backup their shots to their external drives, and each attendee will be able to transfer a finished behind-the-scenes video from the day onto their personal external drive or phone. Attendees should bring a camera, a memory card (and CF reader if needed), and a USB thumb drive or external hard drive, and should be sure to download the GNARBOX app ahead of the Photo Walk. Register now and get 10% off a Photo Walk.



Interested in learning more about drones or filmmaking?

This year's show includes a special DRONE+ Friday. This all-day experience will bring you the latest in creativity, technology and policy to make your drone-based business successful. Learn how the businesses of industry luminaries have flourished thanks to the advent of drone technology, participate in Q&A’s with those that have been shaping policy, and be inspired by breathtaking aerial work.

A 1-DAY FILM CLASS program includes admission to a full day of Friday film classes like Making Sense of 4K Video: Demystifying the Tech So You Can Focus on the Images. The film pass gives you access to all Keynotes, a 3-day pass to the expo hall, access to The Trend Panel, Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking Event, and the Lucie Technical Awards.

The full list of Conferences and schedules is available by clicking here>