PhotoPlus Expo Takes Manhattan

PhotoPlus Expo Takes Manhattan


The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2010 seminar, keynote and special events schedule continues to provide cutting edge content for the evolving needs of photographers and imaging professionals, including several new wedding/portrait and digital video sessions.

All totaled, more than 100 seminars, special events and keynote presentations by industry experts will occur over three days, making PhotoPlus Expo an enormous classroom of higher learning to help attendees –expand their business. Visit to see a complete listing of seminars and special events. Here are a few highlights from the busy and diverse schedule.

Keynote Presentations

Thursday, October 28 — Chase Jarvis (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

“Award-winning photographer Chase Jarvis shares his insights on the convergence of photography, technology and new media by –hosting his underground online show, “chasejarvisLIVE,” direct from –PhotoPlus.

Friday, October 29 — Albert –Watson (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Albert Watson has been recognized by numerous organizations, including PDN, as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time. Attendees will experience an intimate dialogue between Watson and legendary photo editor Laurie Kratochvil as they discuss his latest project and take questions from the audience.

Saturday, October 30 — –Cristina Mittermeier (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

The work of conservation photographers covers a range of threats to biodiversity—everything from poaching and global warming to habitat loss and cultural erosion. President of ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers), Mittermeier will present an educational, alarming and enlightening multimedia slide show.

PDN PhotoPlus Bash, October 29 Aboard the Intrepid

This year's annual PDN PhotoPlus Bash will take place on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Friday, October 29, from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. The Intrepid Sea, Air & SpaceMuseum offers interactive exhibits, breathtaking views of Manhattan, and an evening of fun and entertainment you can't afford to miss.

Attendees of this year's PDN PhotoPlus Bash will have access to the entire ship, including an incredible array of sea, air and space exhibits representing some of the most memorable moments in American history. In addition, attendees will have access to the Intrepid's flight deck. Tickets can be purchased online at

Special Events

Friday, October 29 — Mark Power/Magnum (6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.) Sponsored by HP

Join Magnum photographer Mark Power in a rare public appearance as he shares his distinctive vision and recent exhibition that incorporates a fascinating mix of creativity, craft and technique.

2010 PhotoPlus Expo Video Pavilion: Sneak Peek

A wide range of product categories will be represented in the 2010 PhotoPlus Video Pavilion as video accessories, Web services, optics and storage companies are all taking space for the October 28-30 event held at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Below is but a glimpse at what you can expect to see at the annual imaging industry gathering in Manhattan with this special pavilion.

• LaCie

LaCie will showcase the LaCie 12big Rack Fibre 8 storage solution that features high-performing 8Gb/s Fibre Channel connection and dual controllers. The LaCie 12big Rack Fibre 8, as they explain, “can deliver the fastest transfer speeds on the market” making it an ideal solution for today's demanding video storage applications.

• iDC Photo Video

Among the many nifty video accessories that iDC Photo Video will introduce will be the iDC “Run and Gun Kit” that offers an elegantly simple and effective tool for DSLR capture by combining a unique –low-profile Gearless Follow-Focus with a Quick-Release Viewfinder to make a compact and cost-effective package. Affordable price, quick lens changes and a long list of compatible lenses make this, as iDC explains, “the best documentary kit on the market.”

• Vimeo

Vimeo will once again showcase their a very cleanly designed video-sharing website—summed up simply by stating, “YouTube for people who know what they're doing.”

Vimeo actually launched support for high-definition video back in October 2007, further establishing itself as a leading video hosting platform. The website is owned by the media conglomerate IAC/InterActiveCorp and operated by Connected Ventures.

• GlideCam

GlideCam will demo their Glidecam X22 sled that holds any video or film camera weighing up to 25 pounds. The X-22 Sled incorporates sophisticated engineering and –precision machining to make it lightweight and strong. The precision, x-y adjustable head assembly incorporates a drop-in style dovetail camera plate for quick front-to-back balance.

• Schneider Optics/Phase One

Schneider Optics and Phase One are sharing a booth in the PPE Video Pavilion and among the many products on display will be Schneider's new Cine-Xenar lenses that, as the company explains, “are the tool for the shooter's creativity.” The fast T-stop and the robust and reliable construction of the lenses give photographers all the freedom they need to –pursue their ideas.

Schneider Kreuznach, Phase One A/S and Mamiya Digital Imaging announced a collaboration last year on the design, development, manufacture and delivery of superior quality, precision digital lenses for medium-format camera systems.

You can also expect to see the first results of the Schneider Kreuznach, Phase One A/S and Mamiya Digital Imaging collaboration at their PPE Video Pavilion booth as they demo the 55mm, 80mm and 110mm leaf shutter lenses designed for the Phase One 645DF and Mamiya 645DF cameras. and

• Adorama

New York imaging retail staple Adorama is planning to showcase myriad video products and accessories, –including the Canon HDSLR cameras on Redrock Micro rigs along with Canon lenses, Carl Zeiss ZE and Carl Zeiss Compact Prime lenses, Arri Follow Focus and Matteboxes, Marshall and Panasonic external monitors and the Sony EX3 with Letus Adapter among a host of other equipment. Their recently expanded location at 42 West 18th St. is worth a visit while you're in New York as well.