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GregYager
01-28-2012, 12:13 PM
PhotoPro Expo 2012 is shaping up to be one of the top 2012 photography conventions nationwide! The anticipated speaker line up will blow you away! Just check out the line up so far:
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-mpDuzRwix5s/Tg8n9FJW0MI/AAAAAAAARgM/hdklMwBpgsQ/Scott%252520Kelby_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax= 800 (http://lh4.ggpht.com/-Q-urnRnAqHU/Tg8n89KVtEI/AAAAAAAARgI/DfKNOEnk-pw/s1600-h/Scott%252520Kelby%25255B4%25255D.jpg) Scott Kelby: Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor-in-Chief of Layers Magazine; training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author of a string of bestselling technology books. Since 2004, Scott has been awarded with the distinction of being the world’s #1 best-selling author of all computer and technology books, across all categories. [link (http://www.scottkelby.com/)]
http://lh5.ggpht.com/-fMeQG-79LP8/Tg8n95VyBRI/AAAAAAAARgU/XFuQPjsLlcA/jerry_ghionis_thumb%25255B11%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800 (http://lh5.ggpht.com/-963mTDXRB00/Tg8n9jvz19I/AAAAAAAARgQ/rPsYJTKbkZ0/s1600-h/jerry_ghionis%25255B5%25255D.jpg)Jerry Ghionis: Widely regarded as one of the top five wedding photographers in the world, Jerry Ghionis’ theatrical and iconic images have redefined modern wedding photography. He was the first Australian named in the first ever list of Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo magazine. Jerry is also proud to have won the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) Wedding Album of the Year for a record seven times among his long list of accolades. [link (http://www.jerryghionis.com/)]
http://lh3.ggpht.com/-BPGyeBPzFnU/Tg8n-jyN7-I/AAAAAAAARgc/0Kik3QJ5XMA/Laforet_Vincent_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=80 0 (http://lh6.ggpht.com/-axxE6IIrZR0/Tg8n-QHtbFI/AAAAAAAARgY/FVtZW8SM48E/s1600-h/Laforet_Vincent%25255B4%25255D.jpg)Vincent Laforet: Vincent, a three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, is a Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who is known for his forward-thinking approach to image-making and storytelling. In addition to having been commissioned by just about every important international publicationundefinedincluding Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and Life. [link (http://www.vincentlaforet.com/bio.pdf)]
http://lh4.ggpht.com/-KMIg6J4o54M/Tg8n_f7j8eI/AAAAAAAARgk/dV0RD8XdxRY/Sarah%252520Petty_thumb%25255B6%25255D.jpg?imgmax= 800 (http://lh5.ggpht.com/-iNa6oysuusQ/Tg8n-96GpBI/AAAAAAAARgg/ZfmYZZ-LYUA/s1600-h/Sarah%252520Petty%25255B8%25255D.jpg) Sarah Petty: Sarah is a highly-acclaimed speaker, author, MBA and coach who has inspired thousands of boutique business owners to use beautiful marketing to take their business to the next level. Her expertise is based on over 20 years helping build the Coca-Cola brand, meeting the marketing goals of a top regional advertising agency's clients and building her own successful boutique photography studio. This studio was named one of the most profitable in the country within just five years in business. [link (http://www.thejoyofmarketing.com/about)]

Speaker list continued in next post....

GregYager
01-28-2012, 12:17 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/-W3uNkQii3gs/Tg8n_5wGaiI/AAAAAAAARgs/5BUTIqI9qS4/Kirk%2525202_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800 (http://lh5.ggpht.com/-poLchtOGK4A/Tg8n_sf_hcI/AAAAAAAARgo/wi0LCqq2BS8/s1600-h/Kirk%2525202%25255B3%25255D.jpg)

Kirk Voclain: Kirk Voclain is the award-winning owner and photographer of Kirk Voclain Photography in Louisiana. Kirk is one of the top portrait photographers in the country, honored with numerous Fuji and Kodak Masterpiece Awards, and he is published in many popular photography magazines and spoken at several national conventions. When he isn't shooting, Kirk manages Pro4uM.com, an online community he founded of professional photographers. [link (http://www.kvphoto.com/)]
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-T_E2BkwNex4/Tg8oAwwfhpI/AAAAAAAARg0/oJ0yfw3bzLk/Skip%252520Cohen_thumb%25255B18%25255D.jpg?imgmax= 800 (http://lh6.ggpht.com/-9IPNScqwqrs/Tg8oAV6ZCFI/AAAAAAAARgw/iiHeoHIwOE0/s1600-h/Skip%252520Cohen%25255B6%25255D.jpg) Skip Cohen: Skip Cohen is President/Founder of Marketing Essentials International, a marketing consulting firm specializing in projects dedicated to photography. He is also a guest editor for Photo District News and responsible for Focus on Weddings, published in December, He is past president Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Association. Skip also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hasselblad USA Inc. [link (http://skipsphotonetwork.com/)]
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-wua8EL1g2ws/Tg8oBlMkBwI/AAAAAAAARg8/YkWRO1i0Sy0/Lindsay%252520Adler_thumb%25255B11%25255D.jpg?imgm ax=800 (http://lh6.ggpht.com/-vmaEHXJaq0s/Tg8oBOk-UJI/AAAAAAAARg4/ilWS8nXw3ME/s1600-h/Lindsay%252520Adler%25255B5%25255D.jpg) Lindsay Adler: Lindsay is a professional fashion and portrait photographer based in New York City. Her work has been featured in several international fashion and photography magazines including Sublime Magazine, Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, Shutterbug, Rangefinder and dozens more. Her visual art work crosses many disciplines within photography and video. Lindsay teaches photography workshops at major conferences and seminars reaching thousands of photographers worldwide. [link (http://www.lindsayadlerphotography.com/)]

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-iGz8snwakjw/Tg8oCdV6-DI/AAAAAAAARhE/lWhlT3y7Pu4/Joel-Grimes-bio_thumb%25255B15%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800 (http://lh3.ggpht.com/-wGJb7mzM4ZA/Tg8oCN9j5eI/AAAAAAAARhA/oPE3LCNrKMU/s1600-h/Joel-Grimes-bio%25255B5%25255D.jpg) Joel Grimes: Joel worked with the top advertising agencies across the globe for clients such as Abbott, Arizona Office of Tourism, AT&T, Febreze, Discovery Cannel, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Honda, Hyatt, Qwest, Sony, Visa, Volvo, and Red Bull. His has traveled on assignment to all 50 states in the US and over 50 countries worldwide. His book “Navajo, Portrait of a Nation” which received numerous photographic and design awards as well as an eighteen-month solo exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum. [link (http://joelgrimes.com/3/artist.asp?ArtistID=12191&Akey=P7FJP8B4)]

Speaker list continued in next post...

GregYager
01-28-2012, 12:21 PM
http://lh3.ggpht.com/-gOY_vvLb0Bk/Tg8oDTeiZJI/AAAAAAAARhM/6t158YI6PXQ/Syl%252520Arena_thumb%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=80 0 (http://lh5.ggpht.com/-t-y_mYrWRHU/Tg8oCzHiQXI/AAAAAAAARhI/7c5Pyh4aRys/s1600-h/Syl%252520Arena%25255B4%25255D.jpg)Syl Arena: Syl recently published his best selling book 432 page opus, the Speedliter’s Handbook, detailing the use of Speedlighting – all there features, functions, and applications. Syl Arena specializes in commissioned and stock photography for advertising, editorial, hospitality and private clients. Syl studied commercial photography at Brooks Institute and fine art photography at the University of Arizona. Syl's first blog, PixSylated.com (http://pixsylated.com/), gained a global audience within a year of its launch. Syl launched his second blog, Speedliting.com (http://speedliting.com/), as a way to share his expertise on Canon flash techniques. [link (http://speedliting.com/)]
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-G-WKlbo4qyA/Tg8oEbSFo8I/AAAAAAAARhU/23SnBLdmtIk/Janice%252520Wendt_thumb%25255B13%25255D.jpg?imgma x=800 (http://lh6.ggpht.com/-IDdZc02NaVM/Tg8oDzubueI/AAAAAAAARhQ/MU86T4p3u74/s1600-h/Janice%252520Wendt%25255B5%25255D.jpg)Janice Wendt: Janice Wendt is one of the industry’s most respected retouch and image enhancement artists, one who “trains the trainers” on numerous techniques related to digital imaging. As an education and training manager at Nik Software, Janice instructs professionals across the country in all aspects of digital capture and digital workflow. Her practical approach to retouching features alternative, timesaving techniques for professional and beginning photographers alike. Janice is also a commercial and portrait photographer with more than 25 years of experience in film and digital photography. [link (http://www.niksoftware.com/learnmore/usa/index.php/webinars/archives/advanced-fine-art-using-silver-efex-pro-2-with-janice-wendt)]
And more speakers to be announced!
This is your once in a lifetime chance to experience the top trainers in the world all at one conference:

The PhotoPro Expo 2012!

For more information about registration or to learn about the PhotoProNetwork, an affilliate without borders, please visit www.photopronetwork.com

GregYager
01-31-2012, 08:00 PM
I just got off the phone with David and we have 550 photographers signed up to attend the convention and over 800 signed up for the trade show. I think this makes us the largest convention in the mid west!! It's truly refreshing to see an affiliate grow.

Thank you to everyone attending!!

joemama
02-04-2012, 11:21 PM
I'd like to meet Joel Grimes or Kirk Voclain. I'm a fan.

GregYager
02-05-2012, 12:30 AM
Joel is an incredibly nice guy and obviously an awesome photographer. If you get the chance to see one of his presentations take it. Very inspiring.

GregYager
02-07-2012, 06:46 AM
PhotoPro Expo 2012: TOP TEN photographic

Super Bowl statistics:
1. PhotoPro Expo 2012 was the LARGEST regional photographic event in the USA with over 1,000 - yes – over 1,000 photographers in attendance!
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2. PhotoPro Expo 2012 was the fourth largest photographic convention in the country!
3. PhotoPro Expo 2012’s trade-show was also the largest regional trade show in the country and the largest in the Midwest.
4. PhotoPro Expo 2012 hosted photographers from 25 states and Canada – the first time ever a regional convention had such a geographic diversity!
5. The speaker lineup - Scott Kelby, Vincent LaForet, Jerry Ghionis, et. al. rocked the house with huge crowds for all programs – even those beginning at 7:30 a.m. Jerry Ghionis, who is conducting his daylong program right now, brought down the house Saturday morning with a standing ovation from a 625+ crowd!
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6. We awarded the PhotoPro Expo attendees more dollars in Door Prizes than any photographic convention in the country, if not the world – over $25,000 at last count!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7. PhotoPro Expo 2012 was the first fully juried photographic print competition to go “LIVE” - broadcasting over the internet to all the states in the union and dozens of country’s around the world – including the Federated States of Micronesia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia) – yes, they were listening to us in the middle of the Pacific ocean!!!
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8. PhotoPro Expo 2012 had more photographic print entries than ever before!
9. We had more people register before the show closed than any other photographic convention. We’ve got some big ideas in mind to push that number even higher over the next week - so stay tuned.
10. And finally, thanks to all the stars aligning perfectly, we had PERFECT weather for the entire show considering we were holding PhotoPro Expo 2012 in February – low fifties most days! It looked just like it did on the PhotoPro Expo web sight ;~)
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Angela_Lawson
02-07-2012, 02:23 PM
Greg,

That is so awesome! I'm set to head to Michigan's State Convention this weekend, for the first time. (Setting up a table to push Certification). We'll see how things go.

BTW - Tell your lovely wife "Congratulations" on her kitty prints!!!

joemama
02-08-2012, 03:56 PM
That is so awesome! I'm set to head to Michigan's State Convention this weekend, for the first time.

Man! I wish I could make this event! I have a bridal show the same weekend. I'd love to meet you and the others there! Next year?

~Joe

Angela_Lawson
02-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Man! I wish I could make this event! I have a bridal show the same weekend. I'd love to meet you and the others there! Next year?

~Joe

Absolutely! Come on down.

joemama
02-19-2012, 09:59 PM
Angela... I'll bring da beers. :)