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PPA Today: Imaging USA: December 2011 Archives

Imaging USA: December 2011 Archives

Robin Long Photography has announced she will be launching her newest book titled, purebaby® Newborn Photography Guide, a Comprehensive Guide to Posing and Business, at Imaging USA in New Orleans, January 15-17, 2012.

Specializing in Newborn Portraiture, Robin sees the Imaging EXPO as an excellent opportunity to make face-to-face contact with fellow photographers in the industry showcasing not only the release of her newest book, but live newborn wrapping demonstrations using her purebaby® nest wraps, and presentations on the purebaby® newborn workshops being held around the world.

If Professional Photographers want to be the first to get their hands on one of Robin's books for the very first time and a chance to talk with her about the workshops, stop by booth #143. Robin will be offering a Digital download of her book with each hard copy purchased at the show only. There will also be Giveaways throughout the 3-day event!

Read the full release here.

Did you know that you could soak up three extra days of art and business education before Imaging USA officially begins? We're talking pre-convention--those all-day, more in-depth, often hands-on classes that can really boost your skill level in a certain area and help you squeeze the last drop of value out of your travel dollars. And there's still time to sign up for some of the classes!

Held January 12-14 for an additional fee, these pre-convention options can help you:

  • Learn by doing with one of five "Hands-On Photography" classes on Saturday (max of only 30 attendees per class).
  • Get growing this year with "Business Basics for Wedding Photographers," "Business Basics for Portrait Photographers" or "Business Breakthroughs."
  • Improve your lighting, posing, sales, and post-processing for any number of specialties.
  • Give yourself (and your business) a gift this holiday season--big ideas from Imaging USA's pre-convention classes.

"By the afternoon of the first pre-convention day, I had earned my money's worth with the amount of knowledge and clarity that I gained toward my new business."
-Imaging USA attendee

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHERS (ASP)Once again the American Society of Photographers (ASP) will be joining us at Imaging USA. If you're an ASP member you won't want to miss these special events to catch up with your fellow members. And remember, if you're coming to the black-tie optional ASP Banquet, you need to get your tickets early (it's sold out each of the last six years)!

All ASP events will be held in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel

Hilton Hotel, Jasperwood, Third Floor
Sunday, January 15, 8:00am - 9:00am

Hilton Hotel, Jasperwood, Third Floor
Sunday, January 15, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Hilton Hotel, Versailles Ballroom, Third Floor
Monday, January 16, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Hilton Hotel, Jefferson Ballroom, Third Floor
Monday, January 16, 9:30pm - Midnight

Purchasing ASP Banquet tickets  (everyone is welcome)
ASP members should purchase banquet tickets directly on your ASP renewal notices. Non-members should contact Jon Allyn (, 800-638-9609) to purchase. Remember...order early!

  • $55 if purchased by January 2, 2012
  • $65 if purchased after January 2, 2012
  • $75 at the ASP Booth at Imaging USA

Picking up tickets
Beginning Sunday, January 15, at 2:00pm you may pick up your tickets and select your seating (first-come, first-served) at the ASP Booth (located near Imaging USA registration).

Tucci_Damon_headshotblog.jpg"I must embrace, adapt and constantly push myself as an artist to be relevant," says Damon Tucci, Cr.Photog. And it must be working, judging by the style that has helped him succeed in wedding and portrait photography.

Since opening his business in the Orlando, Florida area in 1992, Tucci's wedding clients have grown to love his stylized fashion/documentary approach to wedding photography. The method combines the elements of guided fashion posing with photojournalism documentation, allowing his clients to look their best while still capturing the special moments of their wedding day.

In fact, Tucci recently released a DVD called "VisualThumbnail image for tucci1.JPG Pimping" that documents him in the field and showcases how he makes his images from beginning to end, including post-production. "It's cool because unlike DVDs that showcase splendid locations, our locations are backyards, neighborhood streets and industrial parks," adds Tucci. "It is the reality of what we all have to deal with--having to make something out of nothing, anywhere, anytime."

That creative ability takes a certain mindset. Luckily, Tucci is getting ready to share it with you at Imaging USA! Don't miss his "In My Head: Tapping Into the Photographer's Mindset" Imaging USA class, sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging, on January 17, 2012.  

Tucci will show you the methodology and mindset you must have to produce exceptional images on demand. He'll also touch on modern posing and lighting techniques, including off-camera speed lights, available lighting, strobe and video. Best of all, Tucci will show you that creating unique images doesn't have to be complicated!

"I think students tend to believe they need to use a lot of gear tucci3.JPGwith elaborate setups to achieve great images," Tucci explains. "Instead, I try to instill the KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid) method. I teach pre-visualization and effective run-and-gun capture methods with a sound technical foundation."

Sound like what you wish Santa would bring you? Then get ready to enter Damon's mindset and plan to attend his Imaging USA class!

tucci2.JPGRead more about Damon Tucci here. Read more about Imaging USA here


dnp_boothflyer.jpgDNP (booth #1441), the world's leading innovator of dye-sublimation photo printing products, will be showcasing its new line of photo printers at the 2012 Imaging USA show. DNP is focused on solutions for the professional photo markets with a full line of dye-sublimation photo printers. Our flexible approach and technologies has revolutionized dye-sublimation printing via the DS Seriesâ„¢ printers. These high-speed, high-quality photo printers are perfect for use in commercial applications and have garnered industry recognition, winning the DIMA Digital Printer Shoot-Out three years consecutively. DNP offers a full-line of reliable professional digital photo printers focused on versatility and revenue generation.

DNP debuts the SnapLab® portable dye-sublimation photo printer at Imaging USA this year. This revenue-generating printer is an all-in-one printer capable of producing photo-lab quality glossy and matte surface 4"x6", 5"x7", 4"x8", and two--2"x8" prints. This popular printer is the choice for thousands of event photographers due to all-in-one design featuring an 8-inch touch-sensitive color LCD and user-friendly GUI. Easy to operate, with no PC required, the SnapLab® allows for creation of custom borders for events, cards, and announcements. Take the SnapLab® to your next event for even more revenue-generating possibilities.

Read the full release here.
Photographers, mark your calendars because Photo Pie has announced that it will be exhibiting again at the Imaging USA expo in New Orleans (booth #137) January 15-17, 2012. Since last year's show, Photo Pie has introduced two new washable, wrinkle-free backdrop lines - InspiraCloth and JerseyCloth -- in addition to their economical CreativeCloth. They have added hundreds of new images to their repertoire as well, from popular damask patterns and grunge backdrops to regal European and rustic rural scenes. Along with backdrops Photo Pie now offers supplies and more "sweet pieces" to help photographers "indulge their creativity".

Specializing in distinctive, realistic backdrops, Photo Pie sees the Imaging EXPO as an excellent opportunity to make face-to-face contact with customers and show how they can help photographers distinguish themselves from their competition. "We have new products that we are excited to share with photographers and imaging professionals," says Jeremy Smith, Owner and CEO of Photo Pie, "And Imaging USA is one of the best places to reach them."

They will be offering a show special for attendees of 20% off backdrops purchased at the show -- one of the best discounts of the year.  If professional photographers want the first chance at snatching up some great show specials and the chance to ask Photo Pie's specialists their questions about their distinctive products, join them at the upcoming Imaging USA in January.

Read the rest of this release here.
It's time to finalize your Imaging USA travel plans if you haven't already! Visit our online Hotels & Travel page for the latest information on hotels, maps, driving directions with helpful parking maps and more. For example, there are a few rooms left at the headquarters hotel (Hilton New Orleans Riverside), and we've added a few overflow hotels to the website to help you in your search. (Remember, though, that we don't have special room rates at these additional hotels.) We'll see you in New Orleans soon!

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