November 27th, 2012

Texas Photo Roundup (Sponsored Blog Post)

The Texas Photo Roundup is an event and fundraiser geared toward emerging and professional commercial and editorial photographers that will be held February 7 through 9, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Produced by the Austin Center for Photography (ACP) and ASMP’s Austin/San Antonio Chapter, this year’s event features three days of programming with an incredible lineup of photography industry experts. Sign up by December 1, and you’ll receive 10 percent off registration fees at www.texasphotoroundup.com.

Some programming highlights:

  • A BBQ road trip to Lockhart, Texas, with photographer Wyatt McSpadden.
  • Workshop with photographer Chris Buck covering career building, the strategies and pitfalls of executing fascinating portraits with celebrities and regular folks alike, managing time crunches, shy subjects and one’s own fears.
  • Negotiating 2.0 Panel Discussion: Sponsored by PhotoShelter, this panel explores the negotiating challenges facing commercial photographers today, featuring Jess Dudley of Wonderful Machine, Kaia Hemming of JWT, advertising photographer Adam Voorhes and more.
  • Two days of portfolio reviews with industry experts from Pentagram, Dwell, TracyLocke, JWT, Wonderful Machine, Razorfish, Smithsonian, Fortune, GSD&M and many others.
  • Lecture, slide show and book signing with legendary Austin-based photographer Dan Winters.
  • Photographers Monte Isom and Andrew Hetherington’s Covers to Billboards Talk: From their beginnings to where they are now, Isom and Hetherington discuss their journeys in the editorial and advertising world.
  • Slideluck Potshow Closing Party

Visit www.texasphotoroundup.com for more information.

 

July 17th, 2012

Why Do You Love Photography? Win Tickets to PhotoShelter’s Luminance 2012!

(Sponsored Post)

Andrew Fingerman, PhotoShelter CEO

Why do you love photography?  Tell PhotoShelter and win tickets to Luminance 2012, a two-day event focused on the trends, innovations and opportunities in our industry — in a nutshell, the future of photography.

A first-of-its-kind event, Luminance will tap into conversations being held among photographers, creatives, designers and entrepreneurs alike.  At its core, Luminance strives to spark the new ideas and networks that will push photography, as an industry, to the next level.

We’ve got an amazing lineup of speakers: leading innovators behind Lytro, 20×200, and Hipstamatic, tech visionaries from Facebook to Google, the founders of Behance and Blurb, and award winning photographers who are changing the way we see the world. Renowned photographers Joe McNally, Zack Arias, Corey Rich, and Robert Seale will also host a limited-attendance photography workshop to help you hone your technique and gather new inspiration.

It’s all taking place in New York City from September 11-13.

And don’t miss our killer #ilovephotography party to bring everyone together to celebrate image making. Check out the full rundown on Luminance 2012.

Get Your Free Tickets

Simply answer the question “Why do you love photography?” in the comment section below. Then tweet, Like or share this post on Facebook. Every week, PhotoShelter will pick 3 lucky winners with the most inspiring and creative responses. They’ll win 2 tickets to the event, plus the #ilovephotography party on September 12th. Don’t worry if you don’t win: PhotoShelter is offering PDN readers a $25 discount to the event. To take advantage, use code PDN2012 when you register.

See PhotoShelter’s blog for full contest rules.

We can’t wait to read your responses!