PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo announced a series of special events that will take place during PhotoPlus Expo from October 24-27 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
The events will provide attendees with additional insights, including a sneak peek at some the new products and technologies on display; an opportunity to have their portfolio reviewed by several industry icons; and a special screening of a lynda.com documentary film about the life and work of husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor.
Test Drive Rally and Tweet-Up
PDN PhotoPlus Expo will host its second annual Test Drive Rally and Tweet-Up Product Preview event on Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Javits Convention Center (Lower Level). The Test Drive Rally and Tweet-Up will provide media and conference and expo attendees with a sneak peek of products, services, and technologies on display during the PhotoPlus Expo, which opens on Thursday morning, Oct. 25.
The event will include a series of live Twitter boards where attendees can send tweets and photos to their followers about some of the interesting products they see during the Test Drive Rally. The live Twitter boards will also allow attendees to communicate with each other and share their thoughts and observations, in real time.
Admission to the PhotoPlus Expo Test Drive Rally and Tweet-Up is free to anyone who presents an official PhotoPlus Attendee or Media badge. Anyone can register for free at PhotoPlusExpo.com.
PDN and the Palm Springs Photo Festival are hosting a three-day Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus for professional and emerging photographers by appointment, Oct. 25-27. During the portfolio reviews you will receive valuable feedback, create new relationships, and possibly land your next assignment.
Participants registered by Oct. 12 can choose from more than 150 top industry pros and determine who will review their portfolios. The cost for five reviews is $275 and a 10 percent discount is available for 10 or more reviews. A Portfolio Review registration includes free admission to PhotoPlus exhibit hall.
Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography, a Documentary Film Premiere
He experiments in a darkroom. She composes on a computer screen. Together, husband-and-wife artists Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor create haunting, layered dreamscapes that push the boundaries of photography’s possibilities. Step inside the artists’ quiet Florida compound for a peek at their complementary work, contrasting processes, and inspiration-seeking expeditions through an alligator-dwelling swamp: lynda.com will premiere its documentary film, Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography, on Friday, October 26, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., including a Q&A session following the screening. Jerry and Maggie, along with the film’s director and producer, will participate in the Q&A.
This documentary from lynda.com explores both the technical and emotional aspects of Jerry’s and Maggie’s work, from the composition to the criticism, with insight from other preeminent voices in photography. Attendance to the film’s debut is free to all show attendees.
Annual PhotoPlus Expo BASH and Gold Expo Passes
Tickets are available for the annual PDN PhotoPlus Expo BASH at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in Times Square Friday, Oct. 26 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Socialize amongst the “stars” while enjoying music, cocktail and plenty of photo opportunities. Click here for more information.
Gold Expo Passes are available for PhotoPlus Expo 2012 which include a three-day pass to the PhotoPlus exhibit hall, Oct. 25-27, an exclusive onsite Gold Expo Service Desk, admission to the Gold Expo lounge with free Wi-Fi, admission to all keynote presentations and a swag bag filled with premiums and special offers. Also, 20 lucky Gold Expo Pass buyers will find a Golden Ticket in their bag for an amazing prize valued at up to $500, such as an iPad, photo gear from B&H Photo, gift cards and more. Click here for more information.