X-Rite Annouces December Color Management Webinars

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of December 2012 Webinars developed to address specific color management topics and designed to appeal to both professional and serious Color calibration webinarsamateur photographers and videographers…

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video: As more still photographers move into videography with DSLR cameras the need for color management solutions specific to those output environments has become obvious. X-Rite’s i1Profiler software now includes video presets for popular video formats including NTSC, PAL-SECAM, and Rec. 709. The introduction last year of the new i1Display Pro colorimeter combined with these presets in i1Profiler makes the X-Rite i1Display Pro the perfect solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.

When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorChecker Targets the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene, says X-Rite.

This brief webinar will review how to access and utilize the video presets in i1Profiler software and will briefly look at use of ColorCheckers in the video footage as a visual reference. For those shooting, editing, and preparing video for output this webinar will provide the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline color control in video.

To register for this webinar at 10 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/353699538
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/790441482

Thursday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET, Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, printer and camera! The ColorMunki Family of color management solutions provides advanced control for a photographer’s digital workflow. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.

This live webinar gives users the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so they can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for them. Attendees will also enjoy special discounts.

To register for this webinar at 3 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/646822754
To register for this webinar at 7 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/779781170

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Raw Color Power – The Benefits of Custom Camera Profiles with the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport: ColorChecker Passport is a “capture to edit” color solution for any photographer looking for more accurate, consistent color and creative flexibility. And when combined with Adobe Imaging solutions users can gain even greater benefits. 

Host Joe Brady will show step by step how to bring digital photography color to a new level. Attendees will learn how to quickly and easily capture accurate color, instantly enhance portraits and landscapes, create their own color look with one click and maintain color control and consistency.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/827810818
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/656185274

For more information on all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on XritePhoto.com. All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.

Registration for WPPI Now Open

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announced today that registration is now open for the WPPI 2013 International Conference and Expo at registration3.experientevent.com/ShowWPP131/?flowcode=ATT 

Photography trade showAll WPPI 2013 classes, events and the expo will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from March 7-14, 2013. Last year, nearly 16,000 registered attendees and over 180 speakers from throughout the United States as well as from 46 foreign countries as far away as Latin America, Australia and Russia gathered in Las Vegas for WPPI.

The 2013 conference will feature specialized education programs like Platform Classes, Master Classes, Plus Classes and WPPI U. WPPI U is a university-style, two-day workshop providing the fundamentals of photography to help today’s up-and-coming photographers strengthen their shooting skills, learn to market their photography services and how to run a profitable business. Also, the 16×20 Print and Album Competitions provide additional recognition during the event, culminating with the Awards Night extravaganza.

The early bird registration rate for access to the WPPI 2013 Conference and Expo is $199 for WPPI members and $379 for non-members through Dec. 14. On Dec. 15 registration rates increase to regular prices online: $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-members. These rates include one free guest, all Platform classes, special events and a three-day pass to WPPI 2013.

For more information about WPPI 2013 and all of its workshops and events, visit www.wppionline.com.

PhotoPlus Expo Educational Seminar Schedule Announced

Photography expo and conferenceThe Nielsen Photo Group (NPG) today announced the schedule for its series of educational seminars during the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, Oct. 24-27, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The educational conference begins on Wednesday, Oct. 24 when the Nielsen Photo Group’s 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. The WPPI University conference pass ($99 online/$139 onsite) includes access to eight seminars featuring tips, techniques, and insight to marketing your brand, promoting your services, and building a successful photography business.

Attendees who register for WPPI University will also receive a 3-day pass to PhotoPlus Expo (Oct. 25-27) and complimentary admission to all keynote presentations.

The PhotoPlus Conference offers more than 90 educational seminars and hands-on labs for attendees to 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, including: Gregory Heisler, John Paul Caponigro, Mary Virginia Swanson, Corey Rich, Bambi Cantrell, Chris Rainier, Ed Kashi, Julianne Kost, and Michael Grecco, to name a few.

Conference passes may be purchased in advance in a variety of options: Conference À la Carte (priced individually), One Day Conference ($185 online/$220 onsite) or Full Conference, Oct. 25-27 ($475 online/$510 onsite). All conference passes include free admission to the Test Drive Rally on Wednesday evening, a three-day Expo pass and complimentary admission to all keynote presentations.

Conference information is available online now, searchable by date, title, track or speaker name. To register for the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, visit the registration page.

WPPI University Continues in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland

WPPI University, the traveling two-day workshop from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), just concluded its first summer stop in New Jersey and moves on to Atlanta (July 24-25), Las Vegas (Aug. 13-14) and Portland, Ore. (Sept. 5-6).

Photography seminars and workshopsThe workshops are $149 per person and include a mini trade show, a portfolio review, seminars on a variety of topics, lunch and refreshments, a certificate of completion, and a free expo pass to WPPI 2013 in Las Vegas, March 7-14.

Educational tracks include Lighting, Portrait, Business, Business/Marketing, Social Media, Workflow, Seniors and Portrait, all taught by industry experts.

The portfolio review is a one-on-one or group review with one of WPPI’s judges, who will critique portfolios by identifying strengths and weaknesses and then will give advice on how to best showcase your portfolio.

For more information and to register, go to www.wppionline.com/on-the-road.shtml.

Free Canon Photography in the Parks Program at Seven National Parks

Canon USA Photography in the Parks programCanon U.S.A. is once again joining forces with several of the country’s acclaimed national parks to offer free photography workshops to visitors this summer. The Canon Photography in the Parks Program provides participants with free equipment loans and professional photography instruction as they take part in a guided walking photo tour.

Following the tour, participants have the opportunity to print one of their photos for free on-site, and to download their image collection later from a secure server. Visitors of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate.

New to this year’s program are Canon video workshop sessions. Visitors can experience and learn about shooting video by using a Canon VIXIA camcorder or EOS digital SLR camera and participating in a hands-on videography demonstration with experts.

“Canon is incredibly excited to help people improve their photography skills and capture the beauty of our national parks through our Photography in the Parks Program,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Our nation’s magnificent and pristine national parks offer the quintessential location to help people improve their photography skills and inspire creativity. In doing so, Canon hopes to also help those who visit parks this summer create and preserve lasting memories and leverage their newfound skills throughout their lives, for all of their important moments.”

In addition, Canon is sponsoring the new National Geographic iPhone application, National Parks by National Geographic. Available as a free download on the App Store, expanded guides for parks participating in the Canon Photography in the Parks Program can be purchased for .99 cents each.

The individual park apps provide users with park information and photo galleries, travel tips from National Geographic editors, and information about park events, including the Canon Photography in the Parks Program. The app also features photo tips to help users capture beautiful photography throughout their summer travels.

The Canon Photography in the Parks Program will take place at various dates through the summer at the following national parks:

Grand Canyon: May 31 through June 20

Zion: June 24 through July 9

Yosemite: July 13 through July 19

Yellowstone: July 23 through July 31

Grand Teton: August 1 through August 2

Rocky Mountain: August 5 through August 11

Acadia: August 18 through August 29

For more information on the Canon Photography in the Parks program, visit Canon U.S.A. on Facebook at facebook.com/canonUSA.

HP Offers Free Training Programs for Latex Printing and Ecosolutions

Sustainable large format printing with HP latex printersHP recently announced two free training programs: HP Latex University and the HP Ecosolutions Trained Printing company program for HP Latex Printing Technology Users. The only “cost” is to register at either www.hp.com/ecosolutions/tpc or www.hp.com/go/hplatexuniversity (the links go to the same registration site, by the way).

HP Ecosolutions: This training program includes nine modules across a range of sustainability topics and takes about two hours to complete. Themes include: “Go green” with your HP Latex printer, develop your organizations commitment to sustainability, and turn your new knowledge into new business. The program is designed to help you gain new knowledge and use new promotional tools to assist customers looking for wide-format graphics solutions with a reduced environmental impact.

HP Latex University: When you register at HP Capture via the HP Latex University link above, you will have access to workshops led by industry experts, online webinars and instructional guides to key HP Latex applications. Basically, it’s a set of training materials to help HP Latex users successfully produce a wide range of outdoor and indoor wide format graphics applications with HP Latex Printing Technologies.

If you have any questions, need help finding the right printer and materials for your business, or would like to know more about HP Latex Printing Technologies, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538. LexJet carries the HP Designjet L26500 61-inch Latex Printer and the HP Designjet L28500 104-inch Latex Printer.