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PhotoPlus Expo 2013 Seminars Focus on Education, Inspiration and 30th Anniversary Theme, "Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future"

PhotoPlus Expo 2013 Seminars Focus on Education, Inspiration and 30th Anniversary Theme, "Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future"

PhotoPlus Expo 2013 Seminars Focus on Education, Inspiration and 30th Anniversary Theme, "Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future"

More Than 90 Seminars, Keynotes, and Other Presentations Celebrate 30 Years of Educational Excellence in the Visual Arts

WPPI University Hosts Full-Day of Seminars on October 23 to Help Wedding and Portrait Photographers Sharpen Skills and Market Their Brand

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NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Photo District News (PDN) has released its extensive list of educational seminars during the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo -- October 23-26, 2013 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.  More than 90 seminars, keynote presentations, and symposiums will be presented by the world's foremost experts on the trends, technology, and creative techniques in the fields of photography, video, post-production, and business development.  In addition, many of this year's seminars and symposiums will celebrate the 30th anniversary of PhotoPlus Expo with topics supporting the show theme, "Honoring the Past, Envisioning the Future."

The PhotoPlus Conference offers more than 90 educational seminars in 9 thematic tracks to help attendees hone their skills, learn new techniques, and participate in discussions with some of the most respected, successful and visually creative photographers and digital image-makers in the world. Conference tracks include Mastering Light, In Motion, Tips & Trends, Creating for Clients and Social Media + Marketing, among others. Conference seminars span an extensive and diverse curriculum from Photography and the Struggle for a Better World to Rock & Roll Stories; How Motion is Changing the Future of Still Photography to The 5-Minute Portrait, just to name a few.  Presenters, including Joe McNally, Art Streiber, James Estrin, Ben Lowy, Vincent Laforet, Jerry Ghionis, Douglas Kirkland, Corey Rich, Brian Storm and Olivia Bee, and a host of others will entertain and instruct attendees about a wide range of topics certain to fulfill their personal and professional need for extended learning.

The learning begins on Wednesday, October 23 when Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) presents WPPI University, a one-day series of seminars designed to sharpen creative and business skills for photographers who want to break out on their own.  Presented by several world-class wedding/portrait photographers and educators, including Tamara Lackey, Bambi Cantrell, Ryan Brenizer, Susan Stripling, and others, these seminars will be a must-attend for anyone looking to start, or grow, their wedding and portrait business. The WPPI University conference pass ($99 online thru Oct. 22/$179 onsite) includes access to all the seminars on October 23. All other PhotoPlus Conference seminars will be held October 24-26.

"This year, PhotoPlus Expo is celebrating 30 years of excellence in education and bringing the entire photo industry together to share, learn, teach, and collaborate in an environment that is simply not found anywhere else in the imaging industry," explains Lauren Wendle, vice president/publisher, PDN Photo Group. "This year's lineup of presenters will maintain the level of excellence attendees have come to expect and incorporate an interesting perspective of our past, and peek into the future, as we honor our past and build a vision for our future."

Conference passes may be purchased in a variety of options: A la Carte Conference seminars ($85-$99 each online thru Oct. 22/$149 each onsite); One Day Conference Pass ($199 online thru Oct. 22/$249 onsite); Full Conference Pass October 24-26 ($499 online thru Oct. 22/$549 onsite). Any conference pass includes free admission to all 3 keynote presentations, the PhotoPlus Expo show floor, Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking Event, and the PhotoPlus 30th Anniversary BASH.

Student Discounts
Special student discounts will be available for WPPI University on Oct. 23 and for all PhotoPlus Conference seminars and keynote presentations Oct. 24-26. 

For all conference and pricing information, click here.

Admission to the PDN PhotoPlus Expo, to experience the latest products, technologies, trends and services from over 300 manufacturers, service providers and retailers, is free by registering online thru Oct. 22 ($75 onsite). To register, visit

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About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and video. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services - everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage - all from the industry's leading manufacturers.  The show also offers photography, video and digital imaging seminars taught by world-renowned experts with a focus on cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques.

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