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!


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.



  1. I have no doubt that Photo Pro Expo is going to one of the best educational experience anywhere. Everything that I have attended that you have been involved with has been a class act and I know that I won't be disappointed. If I don't get a chance to thank you at the Expo I want you to know I appreciate all the hard work that you and all the others have done to put on this premier educational programs. THANKS

  2. I wish I could've gone. All this looks so cool!