Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Best Photographic Learning Opportunity In the Midwest Is Only Minutes Away! and “LIVE” Streaming Print Competition!

Good Evening Everybody,

Time To LearnYou guessed it, things are hopping around here with PhotoPro Expo 2012 kicking off on Thursday and still a few loose ends to wrap up.  Speakers and judges begin arriving tomorrow and the Expo Print competition kicks off  Thursday morning. The best photographic learning opportunity is only minutes away!

Here’s A Quick Expo Update

The Expo Trade Show, as I said, is sold out with nearly 90 occupied booth spaces!  But look at all the other fantastic learning opportunities taking place in the trade show:

Four Speed-Lighting Clinics

Be sure to come by the trade show to hear speed-lighting clinics, 4 of them,  by master speed-lighter and best selling author, Syl Arena.

PhotoPro Expo Help Desk

Master PhotographerNext plan to stop by the Help Desk to have all those nagging questions about Lighting, Photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom answered.  On hand to answer your questions will be master photographer, Scott Walz and my “Ace #1 Assistant”, Nickolas Viltrakis.

Product Demos

I’ll also be on hand doing Lightroom 4 demos.  Jonny, from OnOne Software may be stopping by to show you a few of the latest, greatest features of OnOne’s widely acclaimed newly released Perfect Photography Suite 6.0

Westcott Fantasy Model Shoot Out

Westcott Shootout2I’m firming up my guest speaker list for the Westcott Fantasy Model Shootout.  In addition to building a great portfolio you’ll also have an opportunity to watch, hear, and learn from top industry leaders. The Speakers so far are:

  • World renowned wedding photographer, Jerry Ghionis
  • Besting selling photography author Scott Kelby
  • Top commercial shooter, Joel Grimes
  • Disney photographer, Rick Ferro
  • Local high school senior shooting sensation, Craig Weiglein

Coach’s Corner: Image Review and Critique

Winners 200pxAlthough Coach’s Corner is now full, keep it in mind for next year. This is your opportunity to spend "one-on-one" time with a Master Photographer. Attendees are invited to bring up to 10 portfolio images to be reviewed by one of PhotoPro Expo print coaches. These may include images in an album, on an iPad or actual images 8x10 or larger.

Folks, when you add everything up - it’s an unbelievable photographic learning opportunity you want to miss!

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PPE LIVE Print CompHey gang, before I sign off today let me tell you about an extraordinary experience coming your way on Thursday.  We are going to be streaming the PhotoPro Expo Print Competition “LIVE”.  That’s right you can be there right with the competitors images and the judges seeing the images and hearing the judge’s critiques and comments.

I’m still working on the details but I will have all the links in place and the log-in information posted by tomorrow at noon. Be sure to stop by tomorrow and register.  It’s FREE and it’s coming to you from the PhotoPro Expo Print Competition on Thursday, February 2. I hope you’ll take some time to tune in.

-David

Monday, January 30, 2012

"Blue Boy"

Blue Boy

"Blue Boy"
© David A. Ziser

This is one of my favorite and most lasting images I have ever taken over the years. We were set up in the church basement during the reception – portrait background and lights in place.

I remember trying to get young Nicholas to smile and he just would have nothing of it. Even his dad was tying to coax him from behind my camera - still no luck. Finally his dad ordered Nicholas to do what he was told. He defiantly finally pushed his hands into his pockets, said “No”, and pouted back. I hit the shutter, and knew I had the shot.

Nicholas is now in his mid twenties and has his own little "ring bearers" running around the house. I had not seen Nicholas in 22+ years, but his fiancé call and both she and Nicolas came by and interviewed me to photograph their wedding. It would have been great shoot my most famous ringer bearer as a groom.

Camera specs: Medium format Hasselblad CM camera fitted with 150mm Sonar lens, F8.0 at 1/125 second, Kodak Vericolor 400 film 9ISO 400).  Enjoy!  David

Quick Hit Monday: Photography: Tips, News, Rumors, and Inspiration & Photoshop Freebies

Good Afternoon Everybody,

PhotoPro Expo 2012 FireworksWe’re blowing the top off the convention center this weekend! It’s official - PhotoPro Expo 2012 is hands down, the largest photographic event in the Midwest! We’ve already sold out two hotels but still were able to secure the $99 room rate at two more nearby hotels. 

We are also an international event with photographers attending from 25 states and Canada! The Expo Tradeshow will also be the largest in the Midwest with nearly 90 booths and Westcott’s Fantasy Model Shootout – and the Expo trade show and shootout are FREE!  WOW! You still have time to register – just use the link on the right side of the blog. 

Can’t make it to the entire show, then at least plan to come to the Expo Tradeshow and Fantasy Model Shootout – FREE Press Pass right here – scroll down to see it.  It’s going to be a great weekend!

As usual, with PhotoPro Expo 2012 only a few days away, things are at a boiling point around my studio.  I did find a minute or two to relax over the weekend and found a few cool links for today’s Quick Hit Monday.  Here we go…

Quick Hit Monday:

Photography: Tips, News, Rumors, and Inspiration

1. 5D Mark III – Coming Your Way February 7, 2012? Canon RumorsThat seems to be the rumor over at CanonRumors.com that the new camera may be released as early as next week - February 7, 2012. [link]

2. Why Wedding Photographers Prices are “Out Of Whack”: A great article that cuts to the chase and says it like it is.  A GREAT read! [link]

3. Tips on Posing a Subject Without Touching Them (With Explanations): I like this article by Chris Gampat because it is practical and to the point. Be sure to check out the “Facial Expression” chart at the end – AWESOME!  Way to go Chris!  [link]

4. Inspiring Colorization of Old Black and White Photos: Abe Lincoln

OK, this one is a little off the wall. The resulting images are eerily realistic to a photograph shot on color film – very well done. [link]

5. Fine Art Landscape, Nature & Wilderness Photography: My inspiration link for the day.  This post is also a great look at creativity by Michael E. Gordon – another very good read. [link]

Landscape photo

Photoshop Freebies & More

Eyelashes1. 35 Professional Photoshop Retouching Tutorials: A fabulous link with amazing tutorials! [link]

2. 40 Cool Photoshop Tutorials You Can’t Afford To Miss: Photoshop inspiration [link]

3. How To Colorize Old (White & Black) Photo Adobe Photoshop: Beautifully done and very creative tutorial. [link] Also, see link #4 above.

Leather Textures4. Free High Quality Leather Textures for your Design: Some of the best leather textures I’ve seen. [link]

5. New Photoshop Brushes for Free: Brush zombies unite – another great resource for you! [link]

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Hey gang, that’s it for me today.  Lot’s of great tips, creativity, inspiration and several sources of knowledge in today’s post – Enjoy!

See you tomorrow, David

A View of Paarl

Hi there! With all this hot weather and sleepless nights I decided to take some landscape shots of Paarl, my home town. I've lived here my whole life and find it both timeless and beautiful.



















































Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Candid Frame - Special Announcement



Listen to a special announcement about changes coming to the 5th season of The Candid Frame podcast. www.thecandidframe.com.


For streaming audio click here or subscribe to the podcast for free viaSubscribe via iTunes 

Friday, January 27, 2012

"Into The Sunset"

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"Into The Sunset"
© David A. Ziser

I made this image while in the Tampa a few years ago.  The timing was at the very final stage of a beautiful sunset we had just enjoyed watching. There was just a few boats still on the water.

This small fishing boat was one of the last to leave. I love it's position against the colors of the water and sky which I tweaked a bit in Photoshop. The color harmony, the reflected colors in the water, and composition, I believe came together into a quite beautiful image.  It’s just a lovely image to view.

Camera specs; Canon 40D fitted with 17-85mm lens at 22mm, F4.5 @ 1/40 second at ISO 800. Enjoy! –David

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Hey gang, I’ve just finished a 20 hour day, been up since 3:30 a.m. and I pooped.  I have a few news points and updates about our upcoming PhotoPro Expo so look for a quick update over the weekend.

See ya’ then.  -David

Thursday, January 26, 2012

"Summer Breezes"

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"Summer Breezes"
© David A. Ziser Photography

I still have fond memories of capturing this image.  The father of the bride, a past attendee of one of my Master Classes, hired me to photograph his daughter’s wedding.  They were a great family, and the bride and groom were a terrific couple to work with.

This image was taken a few years in Chicago.  It’s great to work with a couple who knows photography and gives you complete latitude to do any thing you want. Plus they understood and provided all the time in the world to do it ;~)  The perfect wedding – right?  It really was very refreshing to be working  without many of the time constraints of a regular wedding.

The couple loved the setting on the golf course. We did several images around the grounds but I really wanted to get a photograph by this bridge.

We were losing light so I kicked the ISO up to 800. Asked my assistant to judicious position herself behind the couple with the flash 1/2 power and fired away. We did several – the “kiss” was my favorite.

Camera specs: Canon 5D was fitted with my 24-105mm lens and set to 70mm, F5.6 @ 1/125 second, ISO 800.  Enjoy. -David

Business Day Thursday: The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker – 10 Steps To Growing Your Business For 2012

Good Afternoon Everybody,

It's busy as usual around here, not just with PhotoPro Expo, but with a few other projects we got on the front burner.  So, that said let's get right to today's post.

The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker – It's Time To Meet Them All

Closing The Deal - iStock_000003393797XSmallI want to pose a question. We are nearly through the first four weeks of the new year – a half percent of our promotional opportunity is now behind us for 2012. My question – what have you done to start promoting your business to make 2012 a brand-new, successful year?

This is the perfect time of year to go out and reintroduce yourself to old vendor buddies you may have worked with in the past and, just as importantly, knocking on doors of new vendors you would like to do business with. I think that when we come off of the Christmas holidays everybody just enjoys catching their breath for a few week and slowing things down before they begin to rev up the engines into the New Year. It’s just human nature.

Time To Get Get ‘Er Done!

But while everyone else is catching their breath, it's our opportunity to act! That is to be;

  • Knocking on doors,
  • Making phone calls.
  • Dropping e-mails to everyone we work with or could potentially work with within our community of wedding vendors.

Heck, things are slow anyway around everyone’s studio this time of the year so why not engage in the most important thing we can do to ensure our success retell 2012. That means getting out there and start making friends with the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker.

Okay, maybe not those people but for sure the bridal consultant, the florist, the baker, the lighting technician, the wedding venue staff, and anyone else that we've ever worked with in the past or anyone else that is involved in working with brides and grooms in our community. 

handshakeThankfully I learned this a long time ago - if you want to be successful you have to stay connected. Staying connected these days means via Facebook, Twitter, and blogging. But if that's all you plan to do your only exerting half the effort that you need to be exercising to be successful in 2012.

Before Twitter, Facebook, blogging;  successful photographers around the country made it a point to connect with the wedding vendors in their area. That is still the most important person to connect with if anyone is to be successful in this business. You need to reach out to the vendors, let them know who you are and what you're about, and communicate to them why you feel so strongly about your photography. You have to communicate you passion to them.  And even more importantly, discuss with them about how you both can work together to enhance each other's success for 2012.

It’s Time To Start Now! Time Is Running Out!

Busy - iStock_000004567789XSmallSo, are you going to put off till tomorrow what you need to start today? Sit down in front of your computer. Google wedding vendors in your area and then do this:

  1. Make a list of the vendors that you would like to work with. Make a list of vendors that you've worked with in the past.
  2. Then, come up with a plan as to how you're going to interact with these people.
  3. Note their name, address, e-mail, and phone number.
  4. Spend a few minutes trying to find out some information about each one of the vendors so that you have some talking points when you eventually connect with them.
  5. Send them an introductory e-mail introducing yourself and your business to them and simply ask if they could find a little bit a time to meet with you.  Be sure to explain that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss business options that would be mutually beneficial to the both of you.
  6. Next compose a letter which basically makes the same request. Hitting them a second time, this time via snail mail, just raises your business profile slightly more with them. Basically, the one who knocks on the door most often will get the door open for them more often than the person who knocks only once.
  7. Now make a new list. List the talking points that you would like to discuss with them. Be sure the talking points include a little background about you, about your business, about your commitment to your clients.  And then get creative and list the several areas on how you could both work together to help each other grow your businesses.
  8. Next, give them a phone call and talk to them in person. In my opinion, the personal phone call is the best way to get the result you want …. a meeting with your potential business partner.
  9. Prepare yourself thoroughly for the meeting with your vendor buddy. We prepared with solid answers as to the questions that they might ask you. Be prepared with good ideas for co-promotions of both your products and services, and be prepared for them to say no to any of your suggestions. I learned a long time ago that no is never permanent. No is only temporary and we can always ask the same questions again down the road. So, don't be disappointed
  10. Thank YouAnd finally, whether you get the appointment or not, thank your colleague for his/her time for taking the time on the phone conversation, at the meeting, and hopefully obtaining your desired intention -- to be working together in the future.

Do It Now! NOW!

Sales GrothFolks, I think this is so important to your business success you just have to get moving on it right now. Forget the fact that you haven't lifted a finger to do a thing for self-promotion in 2012 with nearly 10% of the year behind you – get over it, and get moving. Now is the time to act. Now is the time to start grooming your business for success in 2012. Now is the time for no more excuses. Now is the time for sustainable commitment to your businesses success for 2012!

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Dave CrossHey gang, that's it for me today. I got a quick meeting across town in about an hour so I better get moving. I'll plan to see everybody again tomorrow bright and early. We have my good buddy Dave Cross coming to town and I'm looking forward to sitting in on his program - The Photographer's Photoshop CS5 Power User Tour [link]. Hopefully I'll see some of you there. On that note gang, I’m scooting.

I'll see everyone tomorrow, David

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Photographer #434: Peter Hapak

Peter Hapak, 1973, Hungary, is a versatile photographer based in the US. He works for commercial and editorial clients, but his main focus lies on portraiture and the human body. For Time Magazine he has created impressive series, of which the latest is called The Protester. Time had named the Protester as person of the year 2011 and commisioned Hapak to travel to seven different countries to portray the protesters. In countries as Egypt, Spain, Greece and Tunesia he set up a makeshift studio in hotel rooms, anarchist headquarters and even in a temple in India. Peter also asked the portrayed to bring mementos of protest. Amongst the objects brought were Iphones, rubber pellets and Maalox, a substance used to counter the effects of tear gas. Another story he focused on were the Chilean miners that were trapped in  2010 which resulted in a strong series of black and white portraits. Peter has photographed a vast amount of celebrities as Robin Williams, Bono and Colin Firth. The following images come from the series The Protester, The Art of War: Honoring the Fallen for a Lifetime and Finding the Chilean Miners.




Website: www.phapak.netlightbox.time.com

"An Evening Kiss"

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"An Evening Kiss"
© David A. Ziser

When doing a beach photo session, this is one of the last photographs I take. I always say that I’ll shoot till I can no longer see the camera bag and that was definitely the case in this image.

The sun had long disappeared below the horizon, but for me, that's when the show really begins. I still had a little cloud structure in the sky and the waves rolling in which gave me some nice textures in the scene.

We were losing the light, but a higher ISO and slower shutter speed worked just fine. I placed my assistant behind the couple. My assistant then is holding the Quantum flash unit about 4 feet off the ground and 12 feet behind the couple to “rim” them out with the light.  I also asked my assistant to point the flash slightly up towards their shoulder blades.  That feathers the “cone of light” off the sand so as to not get a super “hot spot” of light. I love the color, sky, feeling between the couple, and dramatic lighting.

Camera specs: Canon 40D with 10-22mm lens at 10mm, F4.5 @ 1/50 second at ISO 800. Enjoy! --David

Technique Tuesday On Wednesday: High Flying Party Photography – Using My Pole Cam For Great Party Pictures

Good Morning Everybody,

PhotoPro Expo1Maybe you’re noticed that I’ve been a bit consumed with our upcoming PhotoPro Expo 2012 convention these last few days.  That’s mainly because we want it to be the best value and best convention in the Midwest for all photographers within 500 miles of Cincinnati, Ohio. And, we’ve got a lot of folks working really hard putting in long hours to pull it off.  It takes a lot of time which we are all a little short of these days.

First off, let me say that I appreciate your patience with me and my blog as I cheerlead for what I think is the best and coolest photographic event to hit this part of the country.  The numbers so far are indicating that we will have about 800 people in the convention center for the show!

As Henry Chester said, “Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. It is no more or less than faith in action.” So, needless to say, I’m kind of enthused about this event and have total faith in it’s success. 

So that said, let me sneak in a quick Technique Tuesday for your Wednesday pleasure ;~)

High Flying Party Photography – Using My Pole Cam For Great Party Pictures

Pole CamI ran this a while back and it only got a few views.  The techniques I discuss in this video really provides for you a set of images that will grab the attention of your clients.  I promise your clients have never seen photographs like this before.

I'm always looking to create images that neither clients nor, photographers for that matter, see very often. I want my images to grab the viewer's attention immediately.

One way to grab the viewer's attention is with a dramatic change of "camera position". A shot taken from overhead fills the bill. We've all seen those overhead shots from the Goodyear blimp taken during a football game. But, to see them taken at a wedding or Bar Mitzvah is quite the treat.

So how can we easily capture those kinds of images at a party or wedding celebration? Let me show you my very easy "Pole-Cam" technique that produces images that are both fun to create and excitingly different to view.

As a bonus with today's lesson, I'm throwing in a bit of multi-lighting reception coverage too. Enjoy! I think you'll get a kick out of this week's "High Flying Party photography" tutorial. Hit the PLAY button below and enjoy the show.

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Hey gang, that’s it for me today.  I’m back to work tying up all the loose ends for our upcoming PhotoPro Expo 2012 – and there are a lot of loose ends to tie up ;~)

See ya’ tomorrow,  David

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Photographer #433: Magdalena Wosinska

Magdalena Wosinska, 1983, Poland, moved to the USA in 1991 and is currently based in Los Angeles. She works on lifestyle, editorial and commercial photography with a very personal signature. For the large part it is shot in the same style as her personal work. In her photography Magdalena invites you to enter her world of which she is not only an secret observer, but an active player herself. She often appears in her own images. It's a snapshot representation of the American way of life, full of parties, tattoo's, beards, rock bands, alcohol and nudity, often set within the American landscape and bright sunlight. Her images are intimate and contain a very loose quality. For Magdalena the moment is much more important than using the most sofisticated technology. In 2010 she released the book Bite It You Scum. The following images come from various portfolios.




Website: www.magdalenawosinska.com 

FREE Fantasy Model Shootout – Win $2,350 In Lighting Gear! February 4 & 5, 2012

Westcott Shootout3Good Morning Everybody,
I want to be part of the fun but you have to email Jennifer at jennifer@ziser.com right away!  I have to tell you I'm really stoked about Westcott's Fantasy Model Shootout that we have arranged for our PhotoPro Expo February 4 and 5, 2012. [link] in just two weeks.. After I announced the Fantasy Model Shootout in yesterday's post I got an e-mail from my buddies at Westcott who filled me in on exactly what the grand prize will be. You will be blown away when you see what they're doing for PhotoPro Expo 2012.

The winner will receive:

Perfect Portrait Kit2-light Perfect Portrait kit
Value-$2250

The Kit includes:
2-Spiderlite td6 heads
12-50 watt daylight lamps
1-36x48 shallow soft box
1-12x36 strip with egg-crate grid
2-light stands
Carry case

And 1 modern vintage backdrop of their choice-$99.00 value.

Can you believe it - just AMAZING!
 
As I described yesterday, they will be setting up four fantasy shooting bays with four great-looking models - you got a preview of the models in yesterday's post. Everybody attending the PhotoPro Expo trade-show will have an opportunity to photograph the models.  Your cost to shoot - ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!  I've seen other shoot-outs like this being promoted around the country at $179 a day. Where else can you go to get this kind of opportunity and it's absolutely free.
 
Press Pass 3Get your free pass to the PhotoPro Expo trade-show and take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience to:
 
1. Build your portfolio,
2. Have a chance on winning $2,350 in lighting gear, and
3. Having a great time is....
 
E-mail Jennifer at jennifer@ziser.com, give her your contact information, and we will have your Free Press Pass ready for you to pick up at the convention center. I sure hope you'll take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and also spread the word to friends and colleagues. This will be most exciting photographic convention in the Midwest.
 
-David

Monday, January 23, 2012

Photographer #432: Eric Bouvet

Eric Bouvet, 1961, France, started his career in 1981 after studying Art and Graphic Industries in Paris. During the 80's he worked as a staff photographer at Gamma agency. In 1990 he launched his freelance career and has since been an independant photojournalist. He has traveled extensively to many conflict zones as Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, former Yugoslavia and very recently Libya. He has covered the gruesome war in Chechnya for a long period and has visited Afghanistan a dozen of times since 1986, witnissing the various wars the country has suffered. His images have an intimate and up-close character. His work has been published in numerous magazines as Time, Life, Newsweek, Stern and the New York Times magazine. He has worked with a variety of NGO's and charities as Medecins Sans Frontieres and the International Red Cross. His work has received several awards amongst which are five World Press Awards. The following images come from the series The Beginning (Libya), Uzbin Valley (Afghanistan) and Russian Commandos - Chechnya.




Website: www.ericbouvet.com

"The Icing On the Cake"

Wedding Cake

"The Icing On the Cake"
© David A. Ziser

I photographed this image a few years ago and it really demonstrates how I like to feature the wedding cake at a really posh wedding celebration. The wedding reception was being held at my favorite local venue, the Netherland Hilton Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I like to “shoot the room” just moments before the guests enter.  I’ve got to work quickly as time is very short.  It’s important to get these photographs, not just for the bride and groom, but for your portfolio, and to provide sample images to the venue as well.

The guests had not yet entered the room and I was able to get this really dramatic wide angle shot of the cake. The wide angle lens really captures not just a great shot of the cake but the grandeur of the “space” too.

Camera specs: Canon 5D fitted with Sigma 12-24mm wide angle lens at 12mm, F5.6 @ 1/15 second hand held, ISO 1600. Lighting was enhanced with my Z-Ray which added a little texture to the scene.  Enjoy! -David

Amazing FREE Model Shootout Coming To PhotoPro Expo; & Quick Hit Monday–All Weddings, All Day!

Good Morning Everybody,

Two more weeks to our PhotoPro Expo 2012 - I can't wait! But sill too much to do and too little time ;~)  But let me tell you about another exciting event we have scheduled during our Expo trade show - the largest photographic convention in the Midwest. 

Westcott Model Shootout & Contest With Prizes Coming In Two Weeks & It’s FREE!

My good friends at Westcott, you know, the makers of the Spider Lights, the Halo, and their new 84" parabolic umbrellas are putting together one fantastic Fantasy Shootout for PhotoPro Expo 2012 trade show this year.  The Grand Prize for best photo includes ALL the lighting gear from one of the shooting bays – nearly a $2,500 value!!!

Even world renowned photographer Jerry Ghionis will also be doing special presentations as well at the Westcott Fantasy Shootout! It keeps getting better and better!

Here are a few examples of what you can expect – Amazing!!!

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Westcott first gave it a try at Photoshop World a couple of years ago and it went over like gangbusters!  I've asked them to do it again for my convention.

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We have 4 models coming in for two days to work the four continuously lighted shooting bays Westcott will have set up in the shootout area.  The models will not be you're typical models - Westcott has some very exotic sets and costumes and makeup for the models.

WSO 2Think of it this way, you will be the fashion photographer for the day as you move through the four sets.  What a great way to enhance your studio shooting experience and build your portfolio. 

Press Pass 3My good friend, Rick Ferro and top photographer for Disney, will be on hand to help you with lighting advice and direction.  I also have scheduled several other talented photographers who will be sharing their lighting expertise with special presentations in one of the four shooting bays.  This is another "first" for a convention of this size and I sure hope you will be part of the fun. 

Now even if you can't make it to the full convention, at least plan to come by the Expo trade show and be part of the Westcott shootout but you'll need a Press Pass.

As a reader of DigitalProTalk you can order your FREE Press Pass - a $20 value - by emailing Jennifer at jennifer@ziser.com and she'll have your pass waiting for you at the Registration Desk. Hey, tell a friend - I'm sure they'll get a kick out of the shootout too. Remember; if you pre-register now it’s FREE!!!!

Quick Hit Monday – All About Weddings, All Day!

OK gang,  we're in high gear so let point you towards seven Quick Hits today - all wedding centric, BTW.  Enjoy the reads.

1. Ultimate Wedding Shots: Some great ideas to explore. [link]

2. 40 Excellent Examples of Wedding Photographs: I’m not so sure I’d agree with 40, but there are some creative ideas and some hot shots shown on this post – worth the trip. [link]

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3. Avoiding Wedding Photography Lawsuits and Upset Clients: Uhmmm… Where have I seen that before?  [link]

4. Phenomenal Photography - Gorgeous Black and White Bridal Portraits: Some good images in this post. [link]

5. How To Construct & Price Wedding Packages: Some basic, good ideas if you are just beginning to set up your wedding prices: [link]

6. Posing for Bridal Party Photography: Worth the look, images are nicely done. [link]

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And One For The Road----

7. 25 Unusual Wedding Photo Ideas: OK, maybe bordering on outright weird wedding photos – but maybe something will tickle your creative juices. Don’t you love this profession ;~)[link]__________________________________________________________

Hey gang, that's it for me today.  It's a pretty full day and I've got to get back to work. I'll plan to see you for another Technique Tuesday tomorrow. 

Have a great rest of the day and I'll see you then. 

-David