XritePhotoWalks at Photokina with X-Rite Coloratti
by Brenda K. Hipsher – September 15th, 2010
Photokina is just around the corner now and the excitement is starting to build. We’ll be writing here about all the things that X-Rite has going on at Photokina. One thing you really want to be sure to attend is XritePhotoWalks. Each Photo Walk tour is limited to the first 40 registered walkers.
To register please visit: http://www.xritephoto.com/photowalk today!
Photographers of all levels can explore and photograph Cologne, Germany alongside photography professionals and win great prizes too! “We are thrilled to offer for the first time at Photokina escorted Photo Walks through this picturesque city,” said Liz Quinlisk, X-Rite’s Director Marketing Strategy, Photo. “It’s a chance for Photokina attendees to take some time either before the show starts in the morning or in the early evening when the light is most beautiful to see and photograph the sites of the city while accompanied by two of the world’s most renowned professional photographers. And it’s a chance to win some fabulous prizes too for the best of the best images taken during the walking tours.” Two members of X-Rite’s Coloratti, Vincent Versace and Jens Petersen, will be joined by X-Rite’s Market Manager Photo, Thomas Kunz and ColorChecker Product Manager, Chris Halford. There are three opportunities to take advantage of this unique event.
XritePhotoWalk When and Where
- Rheinpark in the Heart of Cologne; Wednesday, September 22nd at 7 am; Meeting Point (Train Station Deutz, Exit Messe) featuring Vincent Versace, Thomas Kunz and Chris Halford (Language: English)
- Historical Center of Cologne; Wednesday, September 22nd at 5 pm; Meeting Point (Köln Tourismus Information center in front of the main entrance to the Cologne Dome) featuring Jens Petersen and Thomas Kunz (Language: German)
- Rheinpark in the Heart of Cologne; Friday, September 24th at 7 am; Meeting Point (Train Station Deutz, Exit Messe) featuring Vincent Versace, Thomas Kunz and Chris Halford (Language: English)
Each free two-hour Photo Walk is a guided tour through the city of Cologne that focuses on teaching participants how to take better photos. After a brief lesson on white balance and camera profiling, the guide will escort the group through sites of interest throughout the city, and attendees will receive photo tips from the professionals along the way. At various points along the tour, participants will be given the opportunity to explore and photograph using their newfound knowledge. A local Cologne travel guide will be on hand to answer questions and provide historical information along the tour route.
Participants in the XritePhotoWalks are also encouraged to enter the Photo Walk Contest by simply selecting one final image that was taken during the walk and upload it to X-Rite’s judging site. Vincent Versace and Jens Petersen will judge and select 3 winning photos that will receive the following prizes:
3rd Place: ColorChecker Passport
Images submitted for the contest can be uploaded to: http://www.flickr.com/groups/x-ritephotokinaphotowalk/
All participants will receive an X-Rite Photo Walk t-shirt. Attendees need to bring their own camera equipment. Each Photo Walk tour is limited to the first 40 registered walkers. To register please visit: http://www.xritephoto.com/photowalk today!
About Vincent Versace
X-Rite Coloratti Vincent Versace, Natural Light Fine Art Photographer, is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment, the Shellenberg fine art award, a four time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame and is the author of Welcome to Oz: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop which was chosen as Shutterbug Magazine’s best how to book of the year. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History.
He teaches regularly at Photoshop World and the Hallmark Institute of Photography, plus the Maine Photographic and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops. For more information about Vincent Versace visit: http://versacephotography.com/
About Jens Petersen
Fashion, Editorial and Lifestyle Photographer and X-Rite Coloratti Jens Petersen discovered his love for photography late in life – he bought his first camera in 2005 and it was instantly a part of him. Within a short time his first photos were published in magazines and technical periodicals, and in 2006 he held his first exhibition of Street images in Belgium.
In 2007 he undertook a high-profile re-orientation focusing his photography on People, and decided to become a professional photographer on a permanent basis. It was a brilliant decision – portrait, fashion, lifestyle and editorial – all gave him a base of information, curiosity and, at times, the ability to photographically transport. His clientele includes economic enterprises and fashion labels. For more information visit: http://www.jenspetersen.biz/
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