My 2011 Photo Plus Expo Schedule!

Its that time of year again... the big Photo Plus Expo in NYC! Two years ago I came to the conference as a spectator with hundreds of business cards in hand. I went around to all the vendors and spent all my time shaking hands, passing out business cards, and trying to make myself known. While I was never a shy person, it took a lot of strength of me to spend three days trying to shamelessly pitch myself. Honestly, I hate that part of the business. I tried to approach the pitching like I was simply sharing my passion for photography with as many vendors as possible. 😀

Well now its two years later, and so much has changed. This year I have TWO platform presentations for PPE, 5 presentations on the showroom floor, and 2 presentations at Shoot NYC. Shoot NYC actually takes place just down the street from the Javitz Center (where PPE is held) and is sponsored by Hassleblad and Broncolor (and its all free classes!)  I also have a list of things to buy. :D.

If you plan on coming to PPE, feel free to stop by at some point and say hi! I'd love to meet some of my virtual friends in real life! If you haven't registered, there is definitely still time. Also, I will be having 5 huge prints at the Sigma booth this year. 4 images 30x40 and 1 image 40x60. As I've always said... pretty much any photograph looks better bigger! These images are new and shot with the Sigma SD1 (46 megapixel DSLR camera), and I'm excited to have my photos large and in charge!

I hope you have a wonderful time in the conference and perhaps our paths will cross! I'll be at the Sigma booth in my 'free time' (don't have too much) and I can sign some prints, giveaways some of my recent Shutterbug magazines (usually the Shutterbug booth has a ton to giveaway and I'm on BOTH covers of the issues they have available), and just be there to answer questions.

Here is the schedule! (Plus I will be going to parties almost every night!)

Wednesday Oct 26: 

1:15-3:15PM: Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography (Sponsored by MPIX Pro and Sigma) for WPPI at Photo Plus Expo, Platform presentation. (PS: Awesome giveaways too!!!). In this presentation you will learn how to take the concepts of fashion photography and apply them to your portrait and wedding work for outstanding results!

Thursday Oct 27

11:30-12:15pm : "Fashion Photography, The Creative Eye" at Sigma Booth (Showroom Floor). In this presentation I will be talking about how I get inspiration for my fashion images as well as several techniques for setting up your own fashion shoots. I will talk about how locations, other photographers, and props all inspire me as well as putting together your own creative team.

1:45- 3:15PM: "Shoot in Action" Shoot NYC (Broncolor): I will be doing a beauty shoot on location at Shoot NYC. You can have a chance to watch me work with a model to create some beautiful images, and also ask questions!

4:15-5:00PM: "Location Fashion and Portraiture: Light and Lenses" at Sigma Booth (Showroom Floor): In this presentation I will discuss several of my natural lighting techniques. I will discuss reflectors, scrims, utilizing natural reflectors and also my lens choice. You will learn a variety of techniques to improve your on-location imagery!

Friday Oct 28

12:30-1:15PM: "Fashion Photography, The Creative Eye" at Sigma Booth (Showroom Floor):  In this presentation I will be talking about how I get inspiration for my fashion images as well as several techniques for setting up your own fashion shoots. I will talk about how locations, other photographers, and props all inspire me as well as putting together your own creative team.

2:00PM-3:00: "Top Ten Best Practices for Social Networking" Shoot NYC (Broncolor): In this presentation I will discuss the top ten business practices to making yourself more efficient with social networking. While the presentation does NOT focus on specific social networks and tools, these are tips that can be applied for any business with an online presence.

3:30-4:15PM: "Location Fashion and Portraiture: Light and Lenses" at Sigma Booth (Showroom Floor): In this presentation I will discuss several of my natural lighting techniques. I will discuss reflectors, scrims, utilizing natural reflectors and also my lens choice. You will learn a variety of techniques to improve your on-location imagery!

Saturday Oct 29

8:45-11:45AM: Essentials of New Media and Social Networking (Sponsored by Livebooks and MPIXPRO) Photo Plus Platform Presentation. Your goals of social networking are to build a reputation online, find new clients and networking with colleagues. This presentation teaches you how to achieve these goals efficiently and effectively. We will discuss finding your target audience, crafting your message, and finding ways to attract this audience through a variety of tools at platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Google + and more. This is a practical (not philosophical) class.

1:30-2:15PM:   "Location Fashion and Portraiture: Light and Lenses" at Sigma Booth (Showroom Floor): In this presentation I will discuss several of my natural lighting techniques. I will discuss reflectors, scrims, utilizing natural reflectors and also my lens choice. You will learn a variety of techniques to improve your on-location imagery!

 

 

  • Ugh! I found out about this expo too late….so wish i could go. Is it hosted every year around October, if so i definitely want to plan for next years.

    • Lindsay Adler

      Yep! Every single year at the end of Oct. And if you sign up early, its free to get in!

  • Hey Lindsay, I really enjoyed your seminar about social media at Shoot NYC. Took some of your tips and used them on my blog! Thanks!