MPEX Newsletter: Photoshop World 2013 Edition

We’re very excited to be heading to Orlando, Florida, next week for the 2013 Photoshop World Conference & Expo. We’ll be at Booth #329 giving away all kinds of fun photo-related accessories. We’ll also be hosting a slew of excellent educational demos at our booth during tradeshow hours.

You can find our complete schedule of demos below. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 17

2:00 PM – Camera Calibration: Getting Proper Exposure, Color & Focus from Your DSLR

Datacolor’s Greg Hollman will focus on the use of SpyderCUBE to get proper exposure and grey balance, SpyderCHECKR to get proper color from your DSLR, and the SpyderLENSCAL to ensure you are getting accurate autofocus from your camera.

SpyderLENSCAL
SpyderLENSCAL

2:30 PM – Recording Sound for Video

Sound is one of those things that makes or breaks a video. This demo will explain the different types of mics and pick-up patterns. T.J. will also go over the benefits of different sound recording methods and offer tips and tricks for how to get the most out of your sound.

Rode VideoMic Pro Stereo
Rode VideoMic Pro Stereo

3:00 PM – Green Screen Demo with Photokey

Westcott Top Pro Dave Cross will demonstrate how to use a green screen with constant lighting from Westcott, and PhotoKey Pro software to automatically composite subjects onto new backgrounds. This is an ideal solution for event photography, photo booths and more.

Westcott Green Screen Bundle with Photokey Software
Westcott Green Screen Bundle with Photokey Software

3:30 PM – Shooting Great Headshots Using a Beauty Dish

Headshots are quickly becoming a source of increased income for photographers. Whether you use speedlights or monolights, there’s a new, affordable beauty dish on the market: the LumoPro Multi-Mount Beauty Dish. Kevin Deskins walks through the advantages of using a beauty dish and how to light a headshot for anybody, from models to corporate leaders.

LumoPro Multi-Mount Beauty Dish
LumoPro Multi-Mount Beauty Dish

4:00 PM – Lighting for Portraiture with John Williamson

Light is the foundation of photography, and understanding light and proper lighting techniques are important first steps in improving your portraiture. In this seminar, photographer and Profoto evangelist John D. Williamson will cover the basics of studio lighting and how to leverage your equipment to its fullest potential.

Profoto D1
Profoto D1

4:30 PM – Quick, Precise Color Balance Using X-Rite Colorchecker Passport

Color calibration and accuracy is often overlooked by most photographers because it appears difficult and time consuming. This X-Rite Colorchecker Passport demo with Addy Award-winning photographer Eric Eggly is dedicated to dissolving your myths about color calibration and showing you how a few well spent minutes can save you hours of work in the long run.

X-Rite Colorchecker Passport
X-Rite Colorchecker Passport

5:00 PM – Constant Light for Stills and Video

Constant light is growing in popularity with the addition of LED lights to previously available fluorescent and tungsten lights. This demo will weigh the pros and cons of constant light versus flash and explain the best uses for constant light in video and still photos. T.J. will also break down the best options for on-camera constant lighting.

Fotodiox LED Panel
Fotodiox LED Panel

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Thursday, April 18

1:30 PM – Camera Calibration: Getting Proper Exposure, Color & Focus from Your DSLR
2:00 PM – Recording Sound for Video

2:30 PM – Getting the Most Out of Your Umbrella: One Device. Three Uses.

Designed with the speedlighter in mind, compact umbrellas have become the new wave in portable and affordable soft lighting. Umbrellas can be used for everything from product photography to portraits. Kevin Deskins walks through 3 different ways to shoot a portrait, modifying light using the new LumoPro 3-in-1 Compact Umbrella.

LumoPro 3-in-1 Compact Umbrella
LumoPro 3-in-1 Compact Umbrella
3:00 PM – Lighting for Portraiture with John Williamson
3:30 PM – Quick, Precise Color Balance Using X-Rite Colorchecker Passport
4:00 PM – Constant Light for Stills and Video

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Friday, April 19

9:30 AM – Camera Calibration: Getting Proper Exposure, Color & Focus from Your DSLR

10:00 AM – Choosing the Right Modifier

With so many different modifiers on the market, it is often difficult to determine the best option for your shoot. In this product demonstration, commercial photographer Joel Grimes will discuss the differences between the sizes and shapes of softboxes and umbrellas and the light each modifier produces.

Westcott Apollo Softbox Kit
Westcott Apollo Softbox Kit
10:30 AM – Getting the Most Out of Your Umbrella: One Device. Three Uses.
11:00 AM – Lighting for Portraiture with John Williamson

11:30 AM – Getting the Most Out of Your Modifier

There’s no wrong or right way to use a light modifier. That being said there are many different ways to use them. With the aid of a model, constant light source and a simple softbox, Erik Valindwill share his tips for getting the maximum versatility out of your gear.

12:00 PM – Quick, Precise Color Balance Using X-Rite Colorchecker Passport
Midwest Photo

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