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X-Rite Coloratti Programs at PhotoPlus Expo 2013 | Friday – Saturday


by Brenda K. Hipsher – October 24th, 2013

PhotoPlusThis is part 2 of  programs at PhotoPlus Expo presented by X-Rite Coloratti this week in NYC. We want to be sure you have an opportunity to hear these presenters so we’ve curated a list of them below.

Programs are listed in the order they appear in the show speakers guide. We look forward to seeing you in NYC this week!

Enjoy these programs Friday October 25, 2013.


Creative Lighting Techniques and Lightroom 5 Workflow

Bobbi Lane and Lee Varis     8:45-11:45am PhotoPlus Expo Room 1E08

BobbiThis dynamic Lighting & Adobe Lightroom 5 demo/seminar offers essential techniques to create impact and modulate the mood of your subject, with lighting and capture techniques that work both in the studio and on location. Working with a model and shooting tethered into the computer, we show immediate results by coordinating the quality and direction of light with effective image capture to make more meaningful images. Following image capture, we go directly into Lightroom to organize, develop and store the files.

Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. Lane’s multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 30 years of technical experience with innovative LeeVarisartistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts as well as photographing “real people” and travel for stock.

Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator working in Hollywood. He has been involved in commercial photography for the last 35 years. He started working with computer imaging about 23 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images for use in print advertising.


Gregory Heisler: The Evocative Portrait

Gregory Heisler     8:45-11:45am PhotoPlus Expo Room 1E09

GregoryHeislerPhotographing people with a sense of intention, deliberateness and purpose. This is what separates the casual or candid portrait from the evocative portrait. In this stimulating presentation, Gregory Heisler will inspire you to change gears: to think more about “why” than “how” as you create your images. He will explain his philosophy and methodology of photographing people, balancing a conscious process of decision-making with the intuitive, unpredictable shifts that inevitably occur during the making of a portrait. But his choices are always in response to specific subjects, circumstances and clients. Employing an incredibly broad array of photographic skills, he has always sought fresh and innovative approaches to his portrait assignments and commissions.

Gregory Heisler is a photographer and educator renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness. His enthusiasm, curiosity, and drive are manifested in his hands-on approach to all aspects of the image making process.


Fine-Art Digital Printing

John Paul Caponigro     8:45-11:45am PhotoPlus Expo Room 1E11

JohnPaulCaponigroDigital print quality is the product of a total solution—substrate, ink, printer, driver/RIP, profile, ink limit, print speed, viewing light, environment and presentation. Attendees of this three-hour session will learn what each component contributes to print quality and how they all work together to ensure your prints are as good as they can get. We will look at the printmaking process as a total solution, identifying all the contributing components to making a print and dissecting what you need to do step-by-step —from profiling and using printer software correctly to color management and proofing to navigating drivers and RIPs.

Topics covered run the gamut, from what prints do like nothing else to the R/Evolution of digital printing’s many paradigm shifts. Image scale and longevity will be discussed and black and white printing solutions will be covered in detail, addressing topics from substrates to ink limits. Technical vocabulary will be clarified, with terms such as bronzing, metamerism and gloss differential clearly explained. Finishing details will cover critical considerations such as outgassing, drying time and the application of protective coatings.

Most significantly, attendees will learn how to choose a printer with the right features for their individual needs. From solving common challenges to simple solutions for common problems , this session offers a host of valuable insights. Learn how choosing wisely can get you the very best digital print quality possible!

John Paul Caponigro is an internationally renowned fine artist. A contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and a columnist for the Huffington Post, he is the author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class and the DVD series R/Evolution. A highly sought after lecturer, he teaches workshops around the globe.


Photoshop Masking & Compositing

Katrin Eismann with Sean Duggan and James Porto     8:45-11:45am PhotoPlus Expo Room 1E14

KatrinEismannMastering Photoshop masking and compositing skills allows you to control special effects, sophisticated digital darkroom effects and create stunning photo illustrations. This fast-paced session will address working with Layer and Channel Masks to seamlessly blend images; Blend Modes and Advanced Blending to creatively combine images and textures, Refine Edge and Luminance Masking to maintain the finest details, Smart Objects and Layer Groups to work flexibly and nondestructively. Start with your imagination and let Photoshop help you create fantastic realities of your dreams!

Katrin Eismann is an internationally respected artist, teacher, and author specializing in creative digital photography and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, artists, and educators. She received her BFA degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her MFA degree in Design at the School of Visual Arts. Katrin is the author of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching and co-author of Photoshop Masking & Compositing, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Real World Digital Photography. In 2005, Katrin was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and her images have been featured in numerous books, magazines, and group exhibits. Katrin is the founder and chair of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.


Editorial Photography: From Pulitzer to Portraiture

Brian Smith     1:30-3:30pm PhotoPlus Expo Room 1E11

Brian Smith with Sony a900APA Editorial Photographers’ Brian Smith shares insights from his past 30 years as an editorial photographer, as he has moved from covering sports to news to magazine portraiture. This talk will focus on both the art and commerce of editorial photography and what every artist needs to know about the business of photography to remain in business. In this session, Smith will speak about ways to grab and keep the attention of photo editors and art directors and how to keep your portfolio and vision fresher than next year’s winner of The X Factor.

Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer at 25, told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, written an Amazon Best Seller, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, got drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…


12 Steps to Improve Your Digital Photography

Stephen Johnson 4:00-6:00pm PhotoPlus Expo Room 1E12

StephenJohnsonOur focus will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers, and we will cover workflow issues, color management, correcting color casts, adjustment layers, custom profile generation, editing and inspection. As there is no magic bullet to making good prints, we will also explore old fashioned testing, careful color judgments and interactive honing in on the best print possible. Discussions will also include an exploration of print aesthetics in the digital age—what makes for a beautiful print? Do the new possibilities enhance our notion of what photography can be or are we merely trying to imitate traditional photographic processes? Papers and their printing problems and advantages will be weighed, as well as their visual qualities. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how photographer Stephen Johnson shapes his files into impressive and sensitive prints.

Stephen Johnson is a landscape photographer, designer and teacher. He has been photographing since 1973. Stephen is well known for his passionate lectures and deep love for the traditions of fine photography. His photography Studios, Galleries and Education Center are located in Pacifica, California.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Electronic Flash for Natural Light Photographers

Kevin Ames     8:45-11:45am PhotoPlus Expo Room 1E08

2192-PSW LV lightingNatural light is beautiful. It can be harsh, soft, direct or reflected, dramatic, romantic and more—but it can’t be predicted. Overcast days are soft light no matter what. After the sun sets, natural light is gone. It’s scarce indoors, too. Electronic flash is available anytime: night or day, indoors or out. It’s all a matter of learning how it works. This class will be about creating any kind of light—harsh, soft, dramatic or romantic—at any time of day, even in a dark room, thanks to the versatility of electronic flash.

Kevin Ames is a commercial photographer immersed in creativity. Kevin’s teaching credentials include work at the Southeaster Center for the Photographic Arts, the Rocky Mountain School of Photography and the renowned advertising school The Creative Circus where he helped write their digital photography curriculum.

Discover Dynamic New Techniques for Taking Magical and Creative Photos

Parish Kohanim     8:45-11:45am PhotoPlus Expo Room 1E07

ParishKohanimJoin Parish Kohanim for this unique, dynamic and comprehensive photographic journey to discover fresh techniques for creating incredible images. Kohanim will discuss the importance of discovering new ways for pre-visualizing and seeing, composing, lighting, posing models and non professionals to elevate your photography to a new and exciting level. This session will push you to explore and find new horizons and to make exceptional photos, the likes of which you’ve never before experienced.

Parish Kohanim has been passionate about taking beautiful images for three decades. His extraordinary photography has been on the covers and in many national magazines, and he has been the subject of numerous articles in publications such as Communication Arts, Graphis, Digital Photo Pro, Professional Photographer, and many others. His successful commercial career spanned over 25 years and in 2004 he opened his Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, where he operates out of one of the most pristine and beautiful studios in the country.

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