Four New Free Webinars for Photographers this Month at X-Rite

X-Rite Photo Marketing announced its schedule of free May 2013 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers and videographers.

Scott MacQuarrie Hosts Free Photography WebinarOne of this month’s webinars is co-sponsored with Gura Gear and it focuses on the work of travel and landscape photographer Scott MacQuarrie.

In a webinar co-sponsored by PhotoShelter, noted photographer and educator Eduardo Angel will offer insight and advice about editing a portfolio, developing a vision and utilizing digital workflow techniques.

Two other webinars, taught by X-Rite’s own Brenda Hipsher feature tips for color workflow, the first of which focuses on Professional Monitor calibration.

The second, co-sponsored by The Hallmark Institute of Photography, discusses and demonstrates overall color management, from camera to monitor to projector to prints.

May 2013 Webinar Schedule

Date: May 14
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Title: Editing a Portfolio and Developing your Vision
Presenter: Eduardo Angel
Registration Link:
*Co-sponsored by PhotoShelter

Eduardo Angel is an acclaimed visual storyteller, educator and consultant, possessing a keen sense of aesthetics and vision, as well as a technical expertise in digital photography and film-making workflows. His global workshops help photographers and filmmakers use technology to enhance their creativity.

In this free webinar Eduardo will share the essential topics from one of his most popular workshops: How to improve your portfolio and develop your vision. In this webinar, which is co-sponsored by PhotoShelter and X-Rite, Eduardo will discuss how to find a focus and visualize a theme within a body of work.

Eduardo will also share stories from a recent trip to the Middle East, and he’ll walk participants through an online portfolio that he created from more than 1,500 images. Webinar participants will also gain insight into Eduardo’s digital workflow, which includes how he uses the ColorChecker Passport to improve image quality, and witness the thought process behind one of his latest photography projects.

Date: May 22
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Title: Travel and Landscape Photography: Working in the Field with Scott MacQuarrie
Presenter: Scott MacQuarrie
Registration Link:
*Co-sponsored by Gura Gear

X-Rite Coloratti Scott MacQuarrie travels all over the world to capture his stunning travel and landscape photographs. One thing he always packs for travel is his (ColorChecker) Passport. In this webinar, co-sponsored by X-Rite and Gura Gear, Scott will share his tips for transporting equipment and keeping it safe, dressing for comfort in field, backing up your images on the go, and the importance of using X-Rite color management to ensure you’ve captured the image you envision.

Scott has literally worked on every continent on the planet, so his knowledge of how to pack and travel is something you’ll want to find out about. Scott teaches workshops on Travel and Nature Photography, Lightroom, Off Camera Flash, and more. Visit his website at for more information about his workshops and his travels.

This webinar is one session only and at a special time to allow more travel photographers from across the world to attend.

Date: May 30
Time: Noon ET
Title: Professional Monitor Calibration for Still & Video
Presenter: Brenda Hipsher
Registration Link:

As more and 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 logical solution for calibrating and profiling monitors for video editing and output.
When i1Display Pro is combined with X-Rite ColorCheckers the combination provides a capture to output solution for video editing that allows exceptional control over white balance in any scene.
This 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 photographers shooting, editing, and preparing video for output, this webinar will give them the insight into X-Rite color management solutions that can streamline their color control in video.

Date: May 30
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Title: Simply Amazing Color. Take control of your monitor, projector, printer and camera!
Presenter: Brenda Hipsher
Registration Link:
*Co-sponosored by Hallmark Institute of Photography

Join Hallmark Alumnae for this special edition webinar co-sponsored by Hallmark Institute of Photography. This webinar will review the individual ColorMunki solutions including software demonstrations and discussions of how each solution is used.

This webinar provides the opportunity to ask questions and understand each solution in detail so you can make the right decision on what ColorMunki family solution is for you.

Free Webinar: Secrets of Great Portrait Photography with Brian Smith

PhotoShelter and X-Rite are co-sponsoring a free webinar geared toward portrait photographers on Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. ET.

Photographer Brian Smith and portrait photographyThe webinar will be hosted by Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Brian Smith, who has spent the last 30 years photographing celebrities and people from all walks of life, including Shaquille O’Neal, Bill Gates, Donald Trump and Anne Hathaway, among many others.

In the live webinar, Smith will share his best tips and techniques for mastering professional portraits. Smith’s insights are geared toward helping photographers create meaningful portraits for everyone. Among other topics, Smith will discuss:

  • How to really connect with your subjects and tell their story through portraiture
  • How to find the perfect shoot location and get the ideal pose
  • How to best capture emotion and gestures, and light the scene just right

Click here to register, and find out more about Smith’s work at his website, including a preview of his new book, Secrets of Great Portrait Photography.

Free Google Analytics Guide for Photographers

PhotoShelter released a new free guide today called Google Analytics for Photographers. The guide provides information on how to know where your traffic is coming from, identify what contents engages visitors most, determine if social media drives traffic to your site, create specific campaigns to track your marketing efforts and more.

Guide to Google Analytics for photographersPerhaps most importantly, the guide will show how to read data and reports provided by Google Analytics, and how to use that information to make better decisions about your online content.

In all, according to PhotoShelter, there are 10 ways included in the guide to improve your photo business using Google Analytics and use the data to make decisions about everything from email campaigns to social media marketing.

Photographers Corey Woodruff, Gerry Walden, Mike Cavaroc and Hunter Harrison are also featured, and how each is using Google Analytics to engage their target audiences and help them decide how and where to spend their time.

For more information and to download the guide, click here.

Luminance 2012 Explores the Future of Photography Creation and Consumption

PhotoShelter is hosting Luminance 2012, a new conference being held Sept. 12-13 at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City that the company says will bring leading voices from across industries to explore the intersection of business, technology, culture, and photography.

Photography conference in New York CityLuminance 2012 speakers include leaders from Behance, Blurb, Facebook, Google, 20×200, Tumblr and other companies that are driving massive changes in today’s photo landscape. Limited early bird registration discounts are available now at

Speakers at Luminance 2012 will each deliver 20 minute talks (plus Q&A) in their area of expertise.

Speakers include:

An optional, limited attendance photography workshop will also be held on Sept. 11 at Root Drive-In Studios, with renowned pro photographers Zack Arias, Corey Rich, and Robert Seale. In addition, the Luminance #ilovephotography Party will be held the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 12 at a location to be announced.

Prices are $249 for Conference & Workshop (General Admission), $149 for Conference Only (General Admission), $99 for Workshop Only (General Admission), $99 for Conference & Workshop (Full-time Student) and $49 for Conference Only (Full-time Student).

“Luminance 2012 will be an opportunity for the community to come together around a new topic of discussion that isn’t strictly gear or technique,” said Murabayashi. “It’s a chance to engage in a dialogue with others who are creating the technology that’s driving massive shifts in the photography landscape, to learn from each other, and get inspired about what is still to come for this medium we all both love with passion and equally depend on for our business and livelihood.”

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved for Luminance 2012 attendees. Learn more about conference logistics and register to attend at

Guide to Selling Nature Photography and Travel Photography Webinar

PhotoShelter has released a guide called Selling Nature Photography, and will host a webinar with travel photographer Andrew Rowat on how to break into travel photography.

Guide to selling nature photographySelling Nature Photography, created in partnership with Outdoor Photography magazine, explores how successful nature photographers have built their businesses and the secrets to getting the attention of leading buyers.

Other subjects covered in the guide include the four top avenues for selling nature photography, how seasoned nature photographers like Art Wolfe built successful business from scratch, interviews with leading buyers, and more.

To have the free 34-page PDF guide emailed to you, go to PhotoShelter says it won’t sell or distribute your email address, which is protected by “really mean 8th grade girls.” There it is.

In the live webinar with Andrew Rowat on Wednesday, July 25, from 4-5 p.m. ET, PhotoShelter chairman Allen Murabayashi will talk with Rowat about the challenges travel photographers face in an increasingly competitive industry.

Rowat – who was named one of PDN’s 30 photographers to watch and whose work has appeared in Conde Naste Traveler, Travel + Leisure, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair among others – will help uncover ways to make it in the travel industry by answering the following questions and more:

  • What can you do to get the attention of photo editors without a previous connection or referral?
  • How do you negotiate contracts that initially seem like an unfair deal?
  • Is it possible to continue working on personal projects, and even get photo buyers to pick them up?
  • What are the copyright issues in travel photography?

To register for the free webinar, click here.

Free Webinar Details Multimedia Video Project with Corey Rich

Photography and videography webinarPro photographer and videographer Corey Rich of Corey Rich Productions will be featured in a free live webinar hosted by PhotoShelter next Tuesday, June 26, 4-5 p.m. ET, entitled The Anatomy of a Multimedia Video Project.

Rich will speak with PhotoShelter co-founder Grover Sanschagrin and dissect one of Corey’s recent video productions from start to finish. The pair will also discuss how photographers can make the transition to motion and tell a complete story with video.

As the commercial and advertising worlds have largely turned to multimedia, Corey has been there to provide them with compelling video. Whether it’s Nike, The North Face, Apple, or any other client, he uses his passion for photography and storytelling to create truly striking visuals.

PhotoShelter says this is a unique opportunity to get Corey’s behind-the-scenes stories and see how one of the top photographers creates a lasting impression with one minute of video. Watch the TV commercial Corey recently shot for the State of New Mexico in the video embedded below (or click on the link to go to the Vimeo-hosted video). This is the video that Corey and Grover will discuss frame-by-frame. There will be no video shown during the live event, so it’s suggested that you watch the video beforehand.

Click here to register for the Webinar.

New Mexico – True: Manifesto from Corey Rich on Vimeo.