One of the biggest photographic trade shows in the country is coming up next Thursday. The show has been one of my favorites since my first one in 1987. One of the exciting things about the show has very little to do with the show's promoters, but with the exhibitors themselves. So many of the companies involved have outstanding programs going on right in their booth on the trade show floor.
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Here's a prime example - check out Tamron in booth 1009...they've got some outstanding programs going on throughout the show, including a Clean and Check Service Clinic, a special show rebate offer and even a drawing to win a Tamron lens! Then, adding to your educational experience, in the booth they've scheduled some incredible programming each day with eight of the industry's finest photographic artists!
Seminars and Limited Edition Print Signings
DAVID AKOUBIAN - Grand Vistas - Large and Small...With One Lens
Thu 3:30pm — 4:00pm; Fri 11:30am — 12:00pm
David will talk about the versatility of Tamron’s 16-300 Di-II, the 18-200 Di-III and the 14-150 Di-III for Micro Four Thirds. He will show examples of how great the quality of the image can be while not having to worry about changing lenses. David will also talk about making wideangle to telephoto images, and even macro.
SEAN ARBABI - Creating Compelling Outdoor Images
Thu 12:15pm — 12:45pm; Fri 4:30pm — 5:00pm; Sat 1:45pm — 2:15pm
Print Signing Thu 12:45pm — 1:15pm; Sat 1:15pm — 2:45pm
As a pro the past 23 years, Sean has traveled the world capturing images for a mix of clientele; from Amazon to Timex, GEO Germany to Sunset Magazine, National Geographic to The Travel Channel. He will display a variety of work with explanations around his frame of mind, logistical difficulties with specific scenes, and how planned shoots and impromptu moments go hand in hand. He will also touch on exposure obstacles, how to manipulate light, as well as his approach to the dynamic composition. By the end of his lecture, you’ll have an idea of the challenges Sean faces as a commercial photographer, with added knowledge of how he does it!
DON MAMMOSER - Wildlife Photography, Get Closer with Don Mammoser
Thu 2:15pm — 2:45pm; Fri 2:30pm — 3:00pm; Sat 12:15pm — 12:45pm
Print Signing Thu 2:45pm — 3:15pm; Fri 3:00pm — 3:30pm
Join Professional photographer Don Mammoser as he tells a few wildlife photography stories. He'll take you with him on some of his world-wide journeys as he tried to get the shot. Learn a few useful wildlife photography techniques and get some helpful tips about how you too can get closer and still remain safe.
JAY P. MORGAN - Creating Fantasy Portraits
Thu 11:30am — 12:30pm; Fri 12:30pm — 1:00pm; Sat 1:00pm — 1:30pm
Print Signing Fri 1:00pm — 1:30pm
Take a look at the world of fantasy portraits with professional commercial photographer Jay P. Morgan, founder of the popular TheSlantedLens.com tutorial series. Jay will show you how the sets, lenses and process combine to make images that will inspire you and your subjects with a different perspective about who they are.
HERNAN RODRIGUEZ - The Comfort Zone! Create Natural, Real and Honest Portraits In Any Scenario
Thu, Fri & Sat at 10:15am — 10:45am
Print Signing Thu, Fri & Sat 10:45am — 11:15am
Put yourself in your subjects’ place. WHO are they, WHAT do they feel, and WHAT is the objective of the final portrait?
Following these guidelines may help you in creating success portraits. Follow Commercial Portrait Photographer Hernan Rodriguez in a personal journey in the thought process and practices that he uses in creating his unique and honest style of portraits. These standards are applied for both his celebrity and commercial portraiture, to photographing kids. A variety of lighting approaches to create both natural and comfortable portraits for all your sessions will be discussed. Sit back and enjoy this “Comfortable Journey.”
JONATHAN THORPE - Creating Composites Start to Finish
Thu 4:15pm — 4:45pm; Sat 3:00pm — 3:30pm
Learn how to plan, light, and edit a believable composite image with Jonathan Thorpe, a commercial photographer based just outside of Washington D.C. His blend of storytelling, humor, and cinematic lighting, helps set his photos apart from the rest.
ERIK VALIND - Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light
Thu 1:30pm — 2:00pm; Fri 1:45pm — 2:15pm
It’s easy to see the difference between an unflattering snap-shot and a carefully crafted portrait. But do you know what makes them so different? It’s the same subject in both photos right? Well the difference lies in the lenses and the light. In this talk Erik will show you how to best compose a variety of portraits using different lenses. Then you’ll learn how to flatter the face with beautifully sculpted light. More smiles and less snap-shots guaranteed! Added knowledge of how he does it!
CHARLEY VOORHIS - DSLR Video: The Ultimate Storytelling Medium
Fri 3:45pm — 4:15pm; Sat 11:30am — 12:00pm
Charley Voorhis describes his experience traveling to countries such as Burundi in Africa, Haiti and Vietnam to document obscure yet important happenings. Slung with his DSLRs and a collection of Tamron Lenses, he tells intimate stories that evoke compassion and inspiration. Learn his process and approach to efficient filmmaking.
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