Sony World Photography Festival – San Francisco

I’ll be speaking on ‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography’ and ‘Marketing & Commercializing Your Photography’ plus doing portfolio reviews at the Sony World Photography Festival in San Francisco on November 20-21, 2010. The Festival also offers an great opportunity to hear from and meet legendary Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt along with my fellow Sony Artisans David McLain and Andy Katz.

The World Photography Festival runs from November 18th-21st at Left Space Studios, 2055 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA Tel: (415) 285-5338 Open from: 10:15 AM – 7:30 PM daily.

Portfolio Review Sessions [SOLD OUT]

Saturday, November 20, 2010 – 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
A photographer’s most important marketing tool. Come and show your portfolio to experts in the photo industry, from curators, gallery owners, book publishers, established photographers magazine and newspaper editors who will offer constructive critique and advice.

Marketing and Commercializing Your Photography

Speaker: Brian Smith
Sunday, November 21, 2010 – 10:30 PM to 12:00 PM

Identify how to succeed as a photographer within your local and international markets. A panel of industry experts review a photographer’s instrumental assets such as a website, awards a portfolio and the range of styles needed to commercialize your photography.

Secrets of Great Portrait Photography

The Sony Artisans Series: Brian Smith
Sunday, November 21, 2010 – 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will share the lessons he’s learned over the past 30 years capturing the faces of the famous infamous and un-famous as a top magazine portrait photographer. He will discuss his approach to editorial and commercial assignments from concept to final images, detailing his approach to lighting and problem-solving on productions small and large and share his secrets of working quickly to capture the personality of the people he photographs. Smith will also discuss how personal projects can be used to generate editorial and commercial assignments and allow your personal style to evolve and grow while generating assignments you love to shoot.

Burlesque Portrait Photography
Burlesque Dancers Evil Hate Monkey and Violet Eva

More speaking appearances by Brian Smith.

Be sure to check out my fellow Sony Artisan’s of Imagery:

The Sony Artisans Series: Andy Katz presents ‘Sonoma’

Friday, November 19, 2010 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Worldly travel photographer, Andy Katz presents his newest book Sonoma and shares his journey through photography. Following the presentation, enjoy a wine tasting with Rodney Strong Wineries.

The Sony Artisans Series: David McLain

Saturday, November 20, 2010 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Acclaimed editorial, commercial and National Geographic Photographer, David McLain leads a workshop on combining still photography with video and illustrates how a photographer’s work can reach new audiences.

The Festival also features conversations and book signings by Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt and Ken Light.

Book Signing at SF Camerawork: Elliott Erwitt and Ken Light

Saturday, November 20, 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Location: This event is at SF Camerawork Gallery on 657 Mission Street.

Be one of the first to pick up these renowned photographers brand new books. Celebrated Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt new book ‘PARIS’ is sure to transport to this magical city. With a keen eye for the real city, Erwitt sees beyond the tourist clich’s. Whether the mightiest of monuments or the charm of la vie quotidienne, this master photographer chronicles it all. Alternating intimate details with grand vistas, Erwitt captures the true flavor of la metropole.

Social documentary photographer Ken Light’s newest books are ‘Coal Hollow!’ and ‘Witness in Our Time’ which gives readers a rare glimpse into the minds of some of the most talented contemporary documentary photographers and provides personal accounts by photographers such as Sebastião Salgado, Mary Ellen Mark and Eugene Richards.

Followed by:

In the Photographer’s Studio Ken Light in conversation with world-renowned photographer Elliott Erwitt.

Saturday, November 20, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: This event is at SF Camerawork Gallery on 657 Mission Street.

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2 thoughts on “Sony World Photography Festival – San Francisco”

  1. Looks interesting! Any chance the events will be recorded for video playback later? I am sure Sony would want to reach the world and not just the conference attendees.

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