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PDN Photoplus International Conference + Expo

Conference: Oct. 21 - Oct. 24, 2015
Expo: Oct. 22 - Oct. 24, 2015
Javits Convention Center, New York City

About the Conference

Discover The Latest In Photography, Filmmaking And Digital Imaging

Header: About the Conference

Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2014
Expo: Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2014

New York City/Javits Convention Center

Why Attend?

PhotoPlus Expo offers the ultimate experience in photography, filmmaking and digital imaging. Whether you want to improve your craft, learn how to run a successful photography business or discover the latest trends, the entire conference is dedicated to helping expand your expertise.

Conference Seminars

Thursday, Oct. 30 - Saturday, Nov. 1.
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Choose from over 80 conference seminars led by top talent. PhotoPlus Expo conference seminars are divided into nine program tracks. Listed below are the topics the seminar program will cover:

  • Lighting
  • Weddings & Events
  • Genres
  • Social Media/Marketing
  • Business
  • Portraiture
  • Filmmaking
  • Post-Production
  • Steps
Photo Walks
Photo by Zack Arias
Photo Walks

Wednesday, Oct. 29
8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Try new products and gear on one of our intimate Photo Walks led by some of the industry's biggest photographers. Use the New York City streets as your backdrop to learn lighting and technical techniques, as well as composition and design. Photo Walks are led by Zack Arias, Brooke Shaden, Moshe Zusman, David Carol, Guilio Sciorio, and Ruddy Roye.

The University
The University

Wednesday, Oct. 29
12:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Hosted by Tony Gale, The University is a comprehensive, hands-on style series of classes in shooting bays, each ideal for the emerging photographer, budding photo assistants and students. You’ll learn from working professional photographers including Jen Rozenbaum, Peter Hurley, Lindsay Adler and Lou Freeman 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. Choose to attend the sessions that best fit your needs for a customized learning experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Each session is 45 minutes and you’ll rotate though the speakers’ classes that you choose. Sponsored by B&H Photo, Mac Group and SIGMA. Learn more.

PhotoPlus Keynote Speakers
Keynote Presentations

Thursday, Oct. 30 - Saturday, Nov. 1
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A Day Without News, Martin Parr and Ben Folds will be keynote speakers at the 2014 PhotoPlus Conference + Expo.

Thursday, Oct. 30
A Day Without News: Join David Friend Vanity Fair's Editor of Creative Development, Santiago Lyon Director of Photography at AP, and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Ron Haviv, and Antonio Bolfo for first hand insights about how the increase in targeting journalists affects each panelist, their colleagues and the changing role of journalists overall.

Friday, Oct. 31
Martin Parr will share and discuss images from his long career as a photographer, as well as his more recent work as an editor, curator, and passionate chronicler of photo books.

Saturday, Nov. 1
During his keynote session, Ben Folds will share his love of photography and discuss it's central place at the core of his overall creative being.

Learn more about the speakers and their PDN PhotoPlus keynote presentations.

Master Classes
Photo by Master Class speaker Joe McNally
Master Classes

Thursday, Oct. 30 & Friday, Oct. 31
7:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

A Master Class is a focused 2-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. TIP: Register early, Master Classes sell out quickly!

Conference: Filmmaking Class with Joe Switzer
Two-Day Intensive Filmmaking Class

Thursday, Oct. 30 & Friday, Oct. 31
Instructor: Joe Switzer
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Learn by doing in our very first hands-on Filmmaking class at PhotoPlus. Be part of the crew that writes, shoots, and edits the official PPE 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. Don't wait to register, spots will fill up fast.

Show Floor Theater
Show Floor Theater

Date: Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2014
Time: See expo hours

Visit the Photography and InMotion Theaters for free 30 minute educational seminars all three days of the show from industry leaders in photography and filmmaking. The two Show Floor Theaters, located at the rear of the PhotoPlus Expo hall, are designed for attendees to get more tips and tricks to take their craft to the next level. View the schedule and plan your day at the show.

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