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A Glimpse of the Action

Photo and imaging professionals from around the world came together from May 5-7, 2004 in San Diego to attend a groundbreaking event: the PhotoImaging & Design Expo. The hard work and dedication of the show's organizers, exhibitors, speakers and attendees combined to make it an unforgettable experience. In addition to the 60+ conference seminars, the Live Photo Shoots, led by photographers from multiple specialties, including fashion, portrait and still-life, really set the conference apart. One such world renowned professional (pictured below in #9) is Douglas Kirkland, who took center stage on May 5 and shared many of his trade secrets with the audience with regard to lighting, digital photography and how to work well with everyone from assistants to models. We hope to see you at next year's big event!

1- Attendees looking over the more than 60 seminars and live photo shoots offered at the San Diego Convention Center.

2- A panoramic print being output at the ErgoSoft booth using their StudioPrint RIP on an Epson Stylus Pro 4000 printer.

3- Kathy Schneider, Cygnus Imaging Group Publisher (c), with Hasselblad USA's Richards Schleuning (l) and Allen Zimmerman (r).

4- Dennis Mock, Sony Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner, using the Sony Cyber-shot F828 in the Sony Digital Pavilion, to shoot an upcoming cover for Digital Imaging magazine.

5- Demonstration of Monaco Optix sensor on an LCD at Mamiya America's (MAC) booth.

6- On the show floor at PIDE, with some of the biggest names in photography and imaging.

7- Sylvia Pichler for putting some finishing touches on one of the models in the Sony Digital Pavilion before a shoot.

8- Members of the APA/SD (Advertising Photographers of America/San Diego) in their booth after a successful Silent Auction.

9- Audience members enjoying Douglas Kirkland's 'Glamour and Portrait for Advertising and Publicity' Live Photo Shoot. Kirkland is on stage, to the left.

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