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Kubota Image Tools And Dane Sanders Join To Produce Escalate LIVE, A Semi-Annual Educational Event For Photographers - PPA Today

Kubota Image Tools And Dane Sanders Join To Produce Escalate LIVE, A Semi-Annual Educational Event For Photographers

Kubota Image Tools, provider of photographer-empowering tools and educational offerings, and Dane Sanders, principal and head photographer at KIN Photographic, have announced open registration for Escalate LIVE Fall 2010. The conference, taking place Oct. 4-5, 2010, will be the first co-produced by Kubota Image Tools and Dane Sanders, and begin a series of events to be held in the spring and fall of each year.  The location of Fall Escalate LIVE was strategically selected to provide attendees access to studios of two of the country's leading portrait photographers: Vicki Taufer's V Gallery in Morton, Ill. and Jeffry and Julia Wood's studio in Washington, Ill.

Escalate LIVE Fall 2010 will be available via a live streaming feed to photographers around the world in addition to the live audience, and will feature renowned portrait photographers Julia Woods, Vicki Taufer, Tamara Lackey and Lori Nordstrom sharing tips for successful professional portraiture. Julieanne Kost, Digital Imaging Evangelist for Adobe, will also be sharing her expertise on portrait workflow. Dane Sanders will host the event, while giving aspiring and established photographers a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to build a thriving portrait business. Entitled "Be Boutique," the focus of the workshop is to help photographers center their value and brand on their unique talents and personal style.  Sanders will provide opening remarks, host Q&A sessions with the featured photographers and conduct studio tours.

"This event has the potential to be a turning point in the careers of many established and fledgling portrait photographers - encouraging them to 'Be Boutique,' by showing them the path to a thriving business based on their unique talents," said Sanders. "We aim to make a dramatic impact not only on the people we touch directly, but on the entire industry by preserving and fostering the role of portrait artists as a creative and valued resource to their communities."

Escalate LIVE will bring together one of the most well-appointed panels of portrait photographers possible, and will offer participants unique approaches, techniques, workflows, etc. which they can adapt to their portrait work.

"Portraiture is about a connection between an artist and a subject, and this program is designed to make that connection more fulfilling for both," said Kevin Kubota, Idea Guy of Kubota Image Tools. "We know from our experience running the Digital Photography Bootcamp and other programs that photographers find greater success by putting their passion for photography front and center. Dane has proven time and again that he can provide insights and motivation to make that passion a photographer's strongest value to his or her customers. His success with the first Escalate LIVE inspired us to join him in making it a fixture on the calendar twice a year, and bringing this business-changing inspiration to far more people."

In addition to the live event streaming online, the intimate in-person conference will be limited to 50 attendees at a cost of $499.  Those looking to participate via Internet have several options for joining the conference virtually ranging in price from absolutely free up to $20 for two days of content. A high quality video will be produced of the entire event and will be available for sale for $99 once it has ended.

Premiere sponsors from the 2010 spring event, Adobe and White House Custom Color, return for Escalate LIVE Fall 2010, joined by Asukabook and Triple Scoop Music. A full agenda is available at along with information on the featured photographers, show sponsors, logistics information and access to Video On Demand from Escalate LIVE Spring 2010.

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