Learn from the Pros at PDN PhotoPlus

Posted by: on Sep 30, 2014
NYC - Jacob Javits Center | Oct 29 - Nov 01, 2014

PPE_960X200_2014-MN_HEADER-1397504089Looking for some standout seminars at the upcoming PDN PhotoPlus Conference & Expo coming up? Here are just a few:

Benjamin Von Wong

Friday Oct. 31 – 7:45am – 9:45am

From Start to Finish: Creating Fairytale-like Imagery from the Production, the Shoot, to the Final Product

During this intensive two-hour session, Benjamin Von Wong and Renee Robyn will take you on an epic adventure, complete with dramatic characters and full fantasy armor all the way from Montreal, so that you can experience what it’s like to participate in one of their fantastic and surreal photo shoots. 

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Friday Oct. 31 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Producing Epic Composite Imagery

Benjamin Von Wong is known for his epic photo shoots with fire, water and the occasional medieval army. In this lively session, Von Wong will offer you an inside look at putting these shoots together and pulling them off on a shoestring budget. 

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Brian Smith

Friday Oct. 31 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Portraits on Location: Capturing Personality and Place

Great environmental portraits capture both personality and place. Miami celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith has spent the past 30 years photographing noteworthy and notorious celebrities in the locations where they live, work and play.

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Douglas Sonders

Thursday Oct. 30 – 7:45am – 9:45am

Bulletproof Digital Tech-ing on Location

Location shooting can be a pressure cooker. The models are late, production is running into overtime and you’re loosing the light. When it’s time to shoot, you had better be ready, the gear better run flawlessly and it all comes down to you. 

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Gabriel Biderman

Saturday Nov. 1 – 10:15am – 12:15pm

Night Photography: Step-by-Step

Are you itching to venture out with your camera after dark but don’t know how to begin or what to photograph? Or do you feel that your night photography efforts could use added direction or technical improvement? Come learn from our latest panel of night photography specialists, who will share their knowledge, offer tips and inspiration to help guide you in the quest for memorable images of the nocturnal environment. 

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Joe McNally

Thursday Oct. 30 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Light Fast and Well with Hotshoe Flash

In this highly caffeinated, fast paced, two-hour session, Joe McNally will start with basic one light, on-camera approaches and quickly move through a series of scenarios, developing more sophisticated, off-camera, small flash setups using multiple speed lights. 

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Friday Oct. 31 – 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Advanced Flash – Big Lights

During this live shoot with sophisticated light-shaping tools, internationally acclaimed lighting master Joe McNally will create a number of unique looks and show you just how he does it! 

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Julieanne Kost

Thursday Oct. 30 – 10:15am – 12:15pm

Photoshop and Lightroom – Everyday Timesavers

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you must know how to use Photoshop to its fullest potential. In this seminar, Julieanne Kost, Principal Evangelist for Adobe will demonstrate techniques that will help you solve real-world problems, in order to provide your clients with extraordinary photographs. 

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Moshe Zusman

Wednesday Oct. 29 – 8:30am – 11:30am

Off-Camera Lighting for Portraiture & Fashion

In this dynamic, hands-on photo walk, Moshe Zusman will show you how to light in a variety of challenging situations. Moving beyond natural light, he’ll encourage you to embrace the beauty of combining strobes and ambient light for the perfect portrait shot. 

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Peter Hurley

Wednesday Oct. 29 – 12:30pm – 5:45pm

The University

The University is a comprehensive, hands on style series of classes ideal for the emerging photographer. You’ll learn from working professional photographers how to strengthen your shooting and posing techniques, as well as how to manage everything from speed lights, studio strobes, continuous and mixed/natural lighting. You choose to attend the sessions that best fit your needs for a customized learning experience that you won’t find anywhere else. 

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Friday Oct. 31 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Upping Your Headshot Game with Peter Hurley

Whether we like it or not, we all have a unique digital identity—a personal brand we’re known by through Google searches, Facebook profiles, Web site thumbnails and the like. According to photographer Peter Hurley, the headshot is a powerful tool that has become the worldwide staple for portraying one’s digital identity. 

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