Free Color Management and Photo Organization Webinars from X-Rite

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free August 2013 webinars developed to address specific photography and color management topics and designed to appeal to both Photographer Cristina Mittermeierprofessional and serious amateur photographers.

Photography That Makes a Difference, co-sponsored with Sony, presented by Cristina Mittermeier, 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Aug. 13: In this webinar, X-Rite Coloratti and Sony Artisan of Imagery Cristina Mittermeier will share some of her journeys and discuss why she uses Sony equipment to capture these amazing stories in photographs. She will also discuss the importance of X-Rite color management solutions to ensure that her vision is translated from the camera’s sensor, to the computer monitor, and beyond to exhibitions, magazines, books, and more. To register for this free webinar, visit:

Color Management for the Rest of Us, presented by Brenda Hipsher, X-Rite Field Marketing Manager in the U.S. and Canada, 1 p.m. ET, Monday, Aug. 19: This webinar focuses on simple color workflow issues addressing photographers who are tired of throwing away paper and wasting their time. Topics covered include techniques and products that allow photographers to concentrate on the business and art of their photography. To register for this free webinar, visit:

Cataloging in Lightroom: Organizing Your Images for Travel, presented by Marc Muench, 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Aug. 27: X-Rite Coloratti Marc Muench has been organizing image libraries containing millions of image files for over 20 years. He is a third generation landscape photographer with vast experience in not only creating imagery for hundreds of companies but also in organizing the images for the clients. He now teaches his organizational techniques in many of his photography workshops. In this webinar, Marc will teach some of the basics that have helped him manage his images, in addition to illustrating his technique for managing a single Master Catalog in Adobe Lightroom. His method allows for the use of a second computer or travel computer to be used with a temporary catalog during shoots, emphasizing the importance of using calibrated and profiled monitors in all environments for accurate viewing and image evaluation. Marc will demonstrate how to import images by utilizing custom “Develop Settings” containing camera profiles made with ColorChecker Passport. He’ll also cover how to merge the catalogs to maintain the single Master Catalog workflow. To register for this free webinar, visit:

PDN Photo Annual Contest Deadline is Tomorrow

PDNYou can win cash and prizes in PDN‘s 2013 Photo Annual Contest, including the $15,000 Arnold Newman prize for the New Directions in Photographic Portraiture and The Marty Forscher Fellowship Fund, a cash award that goes to one pro and one student. The deadline to enter is Jan., 29 (or tomorrow, if you prefer).

Other prizes include the PDN Publisher’s Choice Award, The Adobe presents the Breakthrough Photography Award, The Sony Emerging Photographer Award and The Epson Creativity Award.

Categories include Advertising, Magazine/Editorial, Photo Books, Photojournalism/Sports, Documentary, Corporate Design, Photo Products/Self Promo Pieces, Personal, Stock Photography, Web Sites, Student Work and Video.

Each single entry is $45 ($32 for members, $25 for students) and each series entry is $55 ($40 for members, $25 for students).

For more information about the contest, go to, click here to enter and click here to see last year’s winners.

WPPI Announces Schedule of Events for Photography Convention in Vegas

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announced its schedule for its 2012 Convention, which starts tomorrow, Feb. 16, through next Thursday, Feb. 23, in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Conference Center. The trade show component of WPPI starts on Monday, Feb. 20.

Trade show for wedding and portrait photographersUpcoming special events include the second annual Launch Pad new products preview, the third annual Photographers Ignite presentations, the Sony Party, Canon Reception and the Nikon sponsored 32nd Annual WPPI 2012 Awards Ceremony.

“The education at WPPI consists of more than a 150 classes taught by the sharpest professional photographers in the business today. Beyond the top-notch educational offerings available during our annual Convention, WPPI is also known as the premier event where photographers look forward to networking with colleagues as well as being the ideal venue to make new friends in the industry that can last a lifetime,” said George Varanakis, WPPI’s Show Director and Publisher. “And this year’s special event lineup provides attendees with the perfect nightly social events to wind down their intense days of classes and trade show discussions with exhibitors.”

WPPI Launch Pad
Sunday, Feb. 16
, 2-5 p.m., Studio Rooms A & B outside MGM Grand Garden Arena. Attendees will get a sneak peek at the latest and greatest products from WPPI’s exhibitors before the trade show opens. WPPI’s Launch Pad will be open to all media and all WPPI attendees. Snacks and Refreshments will be served.

Photographers Ignite
Sunday, Feb. 19
, 7-11 p.m., MGM Conference Center, Level 3, Rooms 312-320. Hosted by Professional Photographer Kevin Kubota, Photographer’s Ignite will feature up to 15 experienced and upcoming photographers sharing their techniques, trends, ideas and inspirations in five-minute presentations related to photography as a profession. This entertaining event will be followed by an after party with drinks and live music.

Sony Party
Monday, Feb. 20, 8-10 p.m., MGM Grand Conference Center, Level 3, Rooms 312-320. Attendees are welcome to join WPPI and Sony – who brought last year’s smash hit Runway Fashion Show – for another WPPI special event.

Canon Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8-10 p.m., MGM Grand Conference Center, Level 3, Rooms 312-320. All WPPI attendees are invited to an ’80s-themed night of great music, entertainment, fun, and networking, all sponsored by Canon. The Canon Reception, an annual tradition, is always one of the highlights at WPPI.

WPPI Awards Night
Wednesday, Feb. 22
, 6:30-9 p.m., MGM Grand Conference Center, Level 3, Rooms 312-320. Professional Photographers Tony Corbell and Kevin Kubota will be emceeing the WPPI 2012 Awards Ceremony, a prestigious event that honors the winners of the Awards of Excellence Print & Album Competition along with four winners of the International Photography Competitions. Attendees will join WPPI and its sponsor Nikon for an evening of celebration, refreshments, food and what this event is all about, recognition for excellence in imaging.

For more information about WPPI 2012 and all of its workshops and events, visit Registration for all WPPI 2012 classes, workshops, events and the trade show is open now at

The Full Registration pass is $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-WPPI members. These rates include one free guest pass, 90 Platform classes to choose from and admission to special evening events and the three-day trade show for wedding and portrait photographers. For information on class offerings and schedules visit