New Series of Special Events and Educational Seminars at PhotoPlus Expo Highlights Intimate and Experiential Learning

Photo Walks, Master Classes, Two-Day Filmmaking Class, "The University" Series and Exclusive Events Bring New Dimension of Education and Networking to Annual Photography Show

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Emerald Expositions, Inc. announced it will host a series of special events and seminars with limited attendee admission in order to create dynamic learning experiences at PDN's PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo this year, held from October 29November 1 at the Javits Center in New York City. 

There will be limited attendee admission for a series of Photo Walks, Master Classes, a two-day intensive filmmaking class, and The University as well as all interactive classes for editorial, commercial, and emerging photographers and filmmakers.  These classes and mini workshops bring a new dimension to an impressive lineup of more than 80 seminars, which reinforce PhotoPlus Expo's continued commitment to education. In addition, this year's Halloween Bash at the 230 Fifth Rooftop Club and Penthouse Lounge will be an exclusive event solely for VIP Expo Pass holders, speakers and exhibitors, creating a high-level networking opportunity with some of the most influential people in the photographic industry.

"These special events and limited classroom seats present a unique opportunity for attendees to work side-by-side with some of the leading photographers and educators in our industry," explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher of PDN and the Photo Group.  "We're taking education outside of classrooms to inspire and cultivate the creativity of each participant, including speakers and exhibitors."

Photo Walks
Wednesday, October 298:30 -11:30 a.m. (Appropriate for All Levels)
Try new products and gear during one of six private photo walks, each limited to 25 participants and led by some of the industry's best photographers (listed below). Use the New York City streets as your backdrop to learn lighting, portraiture, composition, and design that brings "street photography" to a new level.

David Carol -- Street Photography: "Love the Process"
For David Carol, the most important aspect of street photography is noticing the world around him and showing the viewer something they may not have seen otherwise. His goal during this photo walk is for participants to harness the environment at hand, to focus on, and expand their unique visions for making thought-provoking imagery.

Ruddy Roye -- Giving Words to the Portrait As a writer first, Roye recently rediscovered the art of layering a portrait with text that not only embellishes the image, but creates a greater understanding of a person and their culture. During this fun-filled photo walk, you will learn Roye's technique for sitting with a person and gleaning snippets of their life in order to give the portrait greater meaning.

Moshe Zusman -- Off-Camera Lighting for Portraiture & Fashion Moshe Zusman will show participants how to light in a variety of challenging situations. Moving beyond natural light, he'll encourage the combined use of strobes and ambient light for the perfect portrait shot. While working with speedlites and strobes, Zusman will outline the basics and demystify the dreaded "dark hours."

Giulio Sciorio -- Street Photography - Animated!
In this special photo walk led by Lumix Luminary Giulio Sciorio, participants will learn a new and exciting way to create in the age of screens by adding a new dimension to their street photography - animation. Learn when and how to light with LED's and strobes instead of relying on natural light to get the shot as well as the difference between shooting motion like a photographer and like a filmmaker, among other tips.

Zach Arias -- Exploring the Urban Landscape
Join Zack Arias in his favorite city in the world. Zack will be working with minimal gear and small cameras, describing what he looks for as well as tips and tricks for street and travel photography when in an urban area. Zack will be demonstrating his simplistic approach to one of his favorite things to do. Bring your camera, but keep it simple, he will be moving fast!

Brooke Shaden -- Creating Art Anywhere The streets of New York City can be a difficult place to let loose and create art. There are people everywhere, small and crowded spaces, and light that can be inconsistent. Brooke will take participants on a journey searching for unsuspecting places to shoot a fairytale-inspired image, making sure the light is consistent, the shots are clear of people, and that you turn a modern NYC street into a timeless and beautiful set.

Master Classes
Thursday, October 30 & Friday, October 31– 7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
A Master Class is a focused two-hour, hands-on session limited to 25 participants that provides an intimate and more advanced learning experience. Master Class tracks cover a wide variety of vital photography topics including Lighting/Posing, Portraiture, Editorial, Post-Production, Audio for Filmmaking, Business/Marketing, and more. A PhotoPlus Full Conference Pass or One Day Conference Pass is required to purchase a Master Class. A description of each Master Class can be found on the PhotoPlus Expo Website.

Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking Class
Joe Switzer
Learn by doing in this hands-on Filmmaking class at PhotoPlus. Be part of the crew that writes, shoots, and edits the official PhotoPlus Expo 2014 film. Over the course of two days, you'll work with a small team led by Joe Switzer to capture, direct and produce the essence of PhotoPlus Expo! This class is limited to 20 students.

The University: One Day Workshop
Wednesday, October 2912:30 - 5:45 p.m.
The University is a one day, interactive series of classes ideal for emerging photographers. Learn from working professional photographers how to strengthen your shooting and posing techniques, how to manage everything from speedlights to studio strobes and continuous lighting, and how to effectively use mixed/natural light. Choose to attend the sessions that best fit your needs and interests for a unique learning experience that you won't find anywhere else.

PDN PhotoPlus Halloween BASH
Friday, October 316:30 - 8:30 p.m.
230 Fifth Rooftop Club and Penthouse Lounge
Enjoy breathtaking views of the NYC skyline along with cocktails, music, costume prizes, photo shoots and more. Open to VIP Expo Pass holders , speakers, and exhibitors ONLY. This year's bash is the perfect chance to network with photography's elite and most influential.

Test Drive: Panel Discussion, New Product Preview + Networking Event
Wednesday, October 295:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Free admission to all PhotoPlus Registrants)
Panel Discussion
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
"How Technology is Leading the Storytelling Revolution" 
Learn how social media is changing the way professionals are creating greater awareness about projects and how to effectively use social media tools to build your brand.

New Product Preview + Networking Event
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Immediately following the Panel Discussion, get a head start on PhotoPlus Expo with an exclusive look at some of the new and innovative products that will be on display at the expo.

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


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