Save 20% on Talks and Classes by Sony Artisans at PhotoPlus Expo 2016

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It’s less than 2 weeks til PhotoPlus Expo, the biggest photography trade show in the USA. I’m happy to be speaking at PPE once again and to join by a great line-up of Sony Artisans.

Check out this great line-up of Master Classes, Platform Talks and Photo Walks by my fellow Sony Artisans at PhotoPlus Expo 2016 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 20-22, 2016.

Use this link to SAVE 20% on any talks and photo walks (or the full package if you choose):

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Please Note: This Deal is good for the first 100 to use it to register, so if it doesn’t work, please let me know in the comments and I’ll try to get my good friends at PDN to turn it on for more.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

On-Location Portraiture – NEW!

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Speaker: Miguel Quiles
Track: Portrait
Location: 1E Hall Escalator Landing
Sponsor: Sony

Join Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles as he walks you through the process of shooting dynamic portraits on location. Miguel will show you how to scout the best location, pose your subject and offer guidelines to dial-in your settings using both available light and off-camera flash. The shoot will include live models for students to photograph, offering a great opportunity to walk away with some amazing photos and useful tips. In this Photo Walk attendees will learn:
• How to pose your subjects easily.
• How to find the best locations.
• How to find the right camera settings for any location.
• How and when to add off-camera flash to a shot.
• The best lenses to use for sharp, stunning results.

Capture the Action with Small Flash – NEW!

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Speaker: Tony Gale
Track: Lighting
Location: 1E Hall Escalator Landing
Sponsor: Sony

Join Sony Artisan Tony Gale in a unique hands-on experience on the streets of New York City as he shows you how to enhance your action photography with a small flash.
In this Photo Walk attendees will learn:
• How and why to use flash outdoors.
• How to use multiple small flash units to capture action.
• How to use small flash units to enhance and accentuate action and add drama.
• What high-speed sync is and why to use it.

From Stills to 4K Video: Making the Transition in Travel and Editorial Storytelling

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Speaker: Bob Krist
Track: Motion/Video
Location: Room 1E07
Sponsor: Sony

Video has become a popular field for still photographers, and while equipment has seamlessly transitioned, there’s more to shooting video than updating your gear. Sony Artisan and longtime travel and editorial photographer Bob Krist will share his methods for making engaging, cinematic and beautiful short videos using a minimum of gear and a fair amount of ingenuity. In this Master Class, you’ll be introduced to shooting sequences, thinking cinematically and other issues that vex the still shooter.

This lively presentation will include several of the short, award-winning travel videos Bob has created for National Geographic’s “Intelligent Travel” blog and a host of other clients.

NYC from Above: A Unique Way to Capture the Most Photographed City – NEW!

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Speaker: Vivienne Gucwa
Track: Lighting
Location: 1E Hall Escalator Landing
Sponsor: Sony

Join travel photographer, best-selling author and Sony Artisan Vivienne Gucwa for a different type of Photo Walk that will take you to the rooftops of NYC.
In this Photo Walk, attendees will learn:
• Using ‘view from above’ angles to capture unique perspectives of an urban landscape.
• How to best use changing light to enhance your work.

Become a Family of Photo Detectives (Parents & Kids Photo Walk)

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Speaker: Me Ra Koh
Track: Lighting
Location: 1E Hall Escalator Landing
Sponsor: Sony

Like Sherlock Holmes uses clues to solve mysteries, photographers use clues to take the best photos. Bring your child and experience a special, new photo adventure with Disney Jr. host, Me Ra Koh, The Photo Mom. She’s going to teach you both how to find great light, capture action, hunt for defining details to tell a story, and use ordinary shapes and lines to create extraordinary photos. Sign up for this fun, creative, hands-on session that you and your child will never forget (children must be at least 4 years old).

Friday, October 21, 2016

Landscapes in the City – NEW!

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Speaker: Matt Kloskowski
Track: Lighting
Location: 1E Hall Escalator Landing
Sponsor: Sony

Join Sony Artisan Matt Kloskowski for a hands-on photo walk that combines creative landscape photography with the urban city setting. You’ll learn about:
• Long exposure photos.
• Using apps to enhance your shooting.
• ND Filters.
• Polarizers.
• Shooting in to the sun.
• When to use HDR.
• Texture, shadow and light.

Overcoming Low Light

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Speaker: Me Ra Koh
Track: Lighting
Location: Room 1E08
Sponsor: Sony

Sony Artisan, Disney Jr host, and best-selling author, Me Ra Koh, takes attendees through her key methods used to capture emotion. In this Master Class attendees will learn:
• How to use shadows to accentuate emotion.
• How to shoot in low light without a flash or tripod.
• Me Ra’s method of shooting in manual mode that she’s taught to photographers of ALL ages and skill levels for almost a decade (after this Master Class, you’ll never want to shoot in Auto again).
• Me Ra’s mental checklist before she starts a shoot.
• Editing tips and tricks to simplify post process.

Taking Your Portraits to the Next Level – NEW!

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Speaker: Brian Smith
Track: Portrait
Location: Room 1E13
Sponsor: Sony

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Sony Artisan Brian Smith will share his tips to elevate your portrait photography. In this Master Class attendees will learn:
• How to successfully plan your shoots beginning with initial concept.
• Tips for location scouting.
• Lighting and posing techniques.
• The best ways to interact with your subjects to create a loose, fun environment.
• Post-processing tips and tricks.

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How to Make More Intimate Photographs in Any Venue – NEW

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Speaker: Eli Reed
Track: Portrait
Location: Room 1E10
Sponsor: Sony

During this hands-on session, Sony Artisan Eli Reed will show attendees how to make more intimate photographs in any venue they choose to work in. In this Master Class attendees will learn:
• How to see light in a fresh way.
• How to place yourself into a position to make more intimate photos without upsetting your subject or the ambiance of the shooting environment.
• How to maximize use of whatever equipment you have and to capture the essence of any situation.
• How to edit your photographs/video in a cohesive way to tell an interesting story

Adding Light to Your Environmental Portrait – NEW!

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Speaker: Ira Block
Track: Portrait
Location: 1E Hall Escalator Landing
Sponsor: Sony

Environmental portraits are a powerful way to tell a story. Join Ira Block, Sony Artisan of Imagery and National Geographic photographer, as he teaches you how to interact with your subjects in order to make them feel comfortable, relaxed and expressive. He will also discuss how to find locations that compliment and define your subjects. Your images will be stronger when you control the light by adding reflectors, strobes, LEDs, candles or even flashlights. During this photo walk we will experiment with some of these techniques to enhance our images. We will have models and lighting equipment available for all of our participants.

NYC Skyline and Hoboken Photowalk – NEW!

Fri, Oct 21, 2016 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Speaker: Katrin Eismann
Track: Lighting
Location: 1E Hall Escalator Landing
Sponsor: Sony

Join Sony Artisan, Katrin Eismann on a ferry ride to Hoboken, New Jersey, to photograph the NYC skyline and wander the parks
and neighborhoods of the mile-square city. We will explore the tree-lined Stevens Institute of Technology campus, discover quaint streets lined with Brownstones, and wonder at the historical Hoboken Railroad Terminal. No detail or texture will be overlooked as we explore this rapidly changing city. All levels of photographers are welcome.
Photo Walk attendees will learn:
• Tips to enhance your street photography
• How to create unique images in the everyday environment by shifting your perspective
• How to shoot during changing light
• Tips for low-light shooting

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Keynote: Beneath the Thin Blue Line – NEW!

Sat, Oct 22, 2016 – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Speakers: Cristina Mittermeier & Paul Nicklen
Track: Editorial & PhotoJournalism
Location: Room 1E15/1E16
Sponsor: Sony

This keynote presentation by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, co-founders of SeaLegacy, an organization dedicated to creating powerful media to change the narrative around our world’s oceans and to inspire the global community to protect them. Their joint lecture will take the audience on an underwater journey to some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the ocean, and will explore how visual storytelling can help protect the last wild places in the sea. With a special focus on climate change and the fate of coastal people and marine ecosystems, the lecture will showcase the incredible biodiversity of the underwater world.

Great Travel Photography – UPDATED!

Sat, Oct 22, 2016 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Speaker: Andy Katz
Track: Fine-Art
Location: Room 1E09
Sponsor: Sony

Sony Artisan Andy Katz will show you how to improve your travel photography through lighting, composition and timing – including how to get yourself to the right place at the right time. The session will take you around the world, featuring images from over 50 countries. In this lecture, attendees will learn:
• Best ways to approach a subject.
• How to find the best light (even in the middle of the day).
• Where to look for the ultimate shooting location.
• Making the most of your time.
• Planning a project.

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