Photoplus Expo NYC is the annual must attend fair for all comers interested in camera choosing and using, and even with the drain of smart phone camera technology advancing to ever greater heights it remains a must see for all those professionals and amateurs who yen for the extraordinary abilities of current SLRs and point and shoots to handle problems which only the expert could solve in years past, resulting in unprecedented quality for all who keep up with the latest, and this year it will be especially interesting to see exactly how powerfully the latest round of mid range hand helds with their low light conquering and instant catalogue of motion choices from one press of the shutter will bless the amateur and perhaps curse the professional with continuing drain of the need to hire the expert, though of course they will never automate the artistic response of the distinguished practitioners of the art form and the impossibly revealing results they achieve.
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Quality from France and Poland! DXOOne iPhone cams from France plug straight in for big lens results, La Cie from Paris storage beauties plug in both ways up and down (small but useful idea) in RAID x5 duplication, and back to the future retro Woody Woodclick handcrafted Forest Stewardship Council certified pleasantly light Alder wood cases for photo mailing bring tactile pleasure of last century back to fingertips. Five stars to each.
BenQ America Corp
Carl Zeiss, Inc.
DxO Labs Corp
Higbee & Assoc.
Kenko Tokina USA
Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
Sound Devices LLC
Sound Shark Audio
WhiteWall (Avenso Photo Art Inc)
Wildwolf Technology LLC
Global Drone Union
Think Tank Photo
WINNERS- 2nd Annual Lucie Technical Awards
Best Speedlight: Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
Best Camera Bag: Lowepro StreetLine BP 250
Best Photo Editing Software: Adobe Photoshop CC (2015.5)
Best Software Plugin: Alien Skin Exposure X
Best Large Format Inkjet Printer: Epson SureColor P8000
Best Industrial Design: DJI Phantom 4
Best Continuous Light Source: Fiilex Matrix
Best Light Modifier: Profoto OCF Beauty Dish
Best Instant Camera: Fujifilm Instax Mini 70
Best Fixed-Lens Compact Camera: Sony RX1R II
Best Action Camera: Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker
Best Wide Angle Prime Lens: Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Best Standard Zoom Lens: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
Best Telephoto Zoom Lens: Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS
Best Telephoto Prime Lens: AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED
Best Small Format System Camera: Nikon D500
Best Medium Format System Camera: Phase One XF 100MP
Best Full Frame System Camera: Nikon D5
Keynote: Beneath the Thin Blue Line
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Sony
A keynote presentation Beneath the Thin Blue Line by National Geographic photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier, co-founders of SeaLegacy, an organization dedicated to creating powerful media to change the narrative around our world’s oceans and to inspire the global community to protect them. Their joint lecture will take the audience on an underwater journey to some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the ocean, and will explore how visual storytelling can help protect the last wild places in the sea. With a special focus on climate change and the fate of coastal people and marine ecosystems, the lecture will showcase the incredible biodiversity of the underwater world. Photos: Cristina Mittermeier
ABOUT THE SHOW
The PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the largest photography and imaging show in North America, attended by over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world. PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, the Official Portfolio Review presented by the Palm Springs Photo Festival, the Lucie Technical Awards, and over 250 exhibitors displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare.
Saturday, October 22 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Drones are more than just the latest craze. They are a new source of revenue for your business where the sky is the limit. Drone+ at PhotoPlus has gathered all the industry experts and resources in one location to answer questions about features, functions, and general use of drones and how to navigate through FAA regulations to legally operate a drone. Seminars and panel discussions addressing all aspects of drone use will be conducted throughout the day including a panel featuring former FAA counsel Loretta Alkalay, NTSB Examiner John Goglia, DJI’s VP of Policy Brendan Schulman, and others to discuss the current state of drone regulation and what to expect in the future.
Join award-winning photographer George Steinmetz when he shares his amazing aerial films and explains how drones have helped this 25-year veteran best known for his exploration of the unknown, charter new territories never before possible.