Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Action & Light Workshop with broncolor & Erik Valind

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Action & Light Workshop with broncolor & Erik Valind

Wondering how to achieve the perfect action shot and capture a decisive moment of energy? Join broncolor ambassador Erik Valind in this New York City workshop to learn how you can master light for subjects in motion.

At this hands-on workshop you will learn:

  • What flash duration means for your action work and how to achieve tack sharp portraits

  • When to use broncolor HS technology to break down flash sync barriers on your DSLR

  • What is Speed Mode and how it can change your lighting techniques

  • And, one of Erik’s top techniques for achieving fast recycle times to keep up with the fastest cameras

Who should attend:

Photographers looking to elevate their action and athletic lighting skills, knowledgable of manual mode on their camera and eager to learn more about flash lighting.

What to bring:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with a hot shoe and standard lens

  • Business cards to network with your fellow photographers

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Oct
25
to Oct 27

PDN Photoplus Expo

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Thursday 10/25

Friday 10/26

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Westcott (Booth 124)

  • 2:00 - 3:00 Fujifilm (Booth 537, 574)

  • 3:15 - 4:00 Tamron (Booth 819)

Saturday 10/27

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Fujifilm (Booth 537, 574)

  • 1:15 - 2:00 Tamron (Booth 819)

  • 2:30 - 3:15 ExpoImaging (Unique Photo Booth 147, 146)

Join me using the custom link below!

  • Get a Free Expo Pass

  • Get a 15% off a Conference Pass

Sign Up Here: https://l.feathr.co/PPE18_Erik-Valind-Z


What Is PhotoPlus Expo?

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging show in North America. Nearly 20,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world attend the conference and expo. PhotoPlus features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, and over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest products and services for you to touch, try and compare.

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Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

Photoville - New York City

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[ Your Shot. Your Story. ]

Create incredible photos anywhere

Join Adobe at Photoville to be inspired and see how you can create incredible photos with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC. The intuitive Lightroom CC interface makes it easy to edit, organize, store, and share your photos from your phone, tablet or desktop— with your original photos and edits automatically backed up to the cloud. Try Lightroom CC for yourself, learn from experts, be inspired by great photographers, and join us for photo walks. Rekindle, or discover, your love for photography.

Thursday, September 13th

5:30PM - How to Take Better Portraits with Erik Valind
6:30PM - Make Your Photos Stand Out with Erik Valind

For more info: http://photoville.com/adobe-space/

 

 

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Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Strobe Series - Big Flash Workshop

Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? Grow beyond natural light to the unlimited possibilities of strobe lighting. When you bring your own light to a photo shoot, you're no longer at the mercy of the existing light and unpredictable weather. In this workshop Erik will cover strobe lighting from A to Z. He’ll take you through all of the reasons why you would want to add your own light, to all of the ways applying that light can enhance a portrait, overpower the sun, or create a completely new environment of your own.

Big Flash Workshop: $75
Date: Monday, 8/27 | 5-8pm
Sponsored by Broncolor

More details to come soon!

After an informative presentation, attendees will break into small groups and with Erik's guidance will be setup to experiment with multiple lighting set-ups and light modifiers. Then we will meet up with some professional models and head out into Penn South Playground to learn more advanced large flash techniques that help you find the right exposure every time, empower you to get those beautiful blurry backgrounds, and to even compete with the sun on a bright day.

We're bringing the lights, the models and the know-how, you just bring your camera gear and memory cards!

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Jul
31
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Strobe Series - Small Flash Workshop

Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? Grow beyond natural light to the unlimited possibilities of strobe lighting. When you bring your own light to a photo shoot, you're no longer at the mercy of the existing light and unpredictable weather. In this workshop Erik will cover strobe lighting from A to Z. He’ll take you through all of the reasons why you would want to add your own light, to all of the ways applying that light can enhance a portrait, overpower the sun, or create a completely new environment of your own.

Small Flash Workshop: $45
Date: Tuesday, 7/31 | 2-5pm

Speedlights offer a compact lighting solution that allows you to take light with you wherever you go. Once you understand their potential, you can use speedlights to enhance your images and the overall quality of your photography with ease. In this first workshop you'll go from 0-60 in a single afternoon, learning everything you need to know to get started with OCF "Off-Camera Flash" photography.

After an informative presentation, attendees will break into small groups and with Erik's guidance will be setup to experiment with multiple lighting set-ups and light modifiers. Then we will meet up with some professional models and head out into Madison Square Park to learn more advanced speedlight techniques that help you find the right exposure every time, empower you to get those beautiful blurry backgrounds, and to even compete with the sun on a bright day.

We're bringing the lights, the models and the know-how, you just bring your camera gear and memory cards!

RSVP to Erik's Big Flash Workshop here.

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Apr
3
to Apr 4

Shutterfest - St. Louis

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ShutterFest is the UN-Conference! ShutterFest is not meant to structure your entire life by sitting in conference room after conference room. Say goodbye to death by PowerPoint. This is YOUR conference! Make it what you want. Make it about you. Shoot. Learn. Party. That’s the mantra here.

First time here? Well, take everything you know about conferences and forget it! ShutterFest is all about community. We are one big family. Everyone here loves photography and wants what’s best for the industry. It’s not about rock star mentality, it’s about growing as an artist and being around like-minded people who share the same love and passion you do.

If you are tired of the same old conference format and being lost in the crowd, then come enjoy a more intimate setting where you can network with peers and work side-by-side with some of the leading professional photographers and educators in the world!

Register Here: https://shutterfest.com/register/

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Feb
26
to Feb 28

WPPI - Las Vegas

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Erik Valind's Guests can register through this page to receive a FREE Expo Pass OR a 15% Discount on Photo Walks, Plus Classes and Master Classes. 

What is WPPI?

It's The Premier Industry Event for Wedding & Portrait Photographers

The annual WPPI Conference + Expo specializes in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, thousands of professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to network, learn new techniques from industry leadersbuild new relationships to grow their businessexperience new products, gear, and solutions from the world’s top photo suppliers, improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas. The 2018 WPPI Conference + Expo will take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will run February 25-28, with the Expo February 26-28. Live judging of the ANNUAL competition takes place February 24-25.

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Jan
14
to Jan 16

Imaging USA - Nashville

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Imaging USA is the best photographic event out there and brings thousands of professionals from around the world!

Did you know that it is the longest running national photographic convention, expo and image exhibition in the United States? Dating back to 1880, it began as the annual convention and trade show for Professional Photographers of America. Since then, the event never stopped growing and evolving.

The next Imaging USA will be held in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, January 11-16, 2018. We hope to see you there!

You will find all things photography at Imaging USA, including:

  • 3 days of trade show.

  • Several all-inclusive parties and presentations by some of the biggest names in photography.

  • Classes geared to improve professional photographers' business skills, photographic repertoire and use of technologies.

Photographers come out as better artists, better business people, and with lots more energy, fellowship and networking. It's well worth the 3 days away from home!

Erik's Speaker Sessions

Sat 13 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Sat 13 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sat 13 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Dec
14
4:00 PM16:00

B&H Event Space Talk - NYC

Portrait Photography: Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light

It’s easy to see the difference between an unflattering snap-shot and a carefully crafted portrait. But do you know what makes them so different? It’s the same subject in both photos right? Well the difference lies in your choice of camera lens and the quality of the light that you use. In this talk Erik will show you how to best compose a variety of portraits using different lenses, with examples from photoshoots both in studio and out on location. Then during a Live Shooting Demo you’ll learn how to flatter the face with beautifully sculpted light using a variety of light modifiers, strobes and lighting techniques.

You’ll learn things that pertain to Studio & Environmental Portraiture including:

• Composition of the face and the frame
• Lens selection for different scenarios
• The characteristics of light and how it behaves
• How to shape light using studio strobes or speedlights
• As well as tips when working with your subject

Sign Up or Watch Online Here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/eventDetails.jsp/id/2656

Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:00 PM ET - 6:00 PM ET

Speakers: Erik Valind

Event Type: Photography, Lighting

Skill Level: Intermediate

Location: B&H Event Space

Address: Second Floor of B&H NYC SuperStore at 420 9th Avenue, New York NY 10001

Streaming Location: B&H Event Space

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Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

PPE Photowalk - Creating the Perfect Portrait out on Location

On this Photo Walk you will get to combine real New York City locations with a professional model and tons on-location lens and lighting advice from New York City-based assignment photographer Erik Valind. You’ll learn how your lens’s focal length can shape the story of your environmental portrait, and how creative control of the depth of field can lead to more impactful portraits. You’ll learn the tricks to finessing the best possible light out of your reflectors, as well as how to use and redirect harsh direct sunlight. Then, with the help of a beautiful model, you’ll get to jump in and photograph too!

Register Now: http://photo.a2zinc.net/PhotoPlus2017/public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=1635&SessionDateID=103

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Better Composition for Compelling Photos + Tamron 24-70mm G2 First Look Launch Event

Join us for a first look at the NEW SP24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 with professional photographer Erik Valind. His lecture will consist of cornerstone techniques and thought processes necessary to capture the best images possible. He will share his images and first-hand experience with the new SP24-70mm G2!

Sign Up Here: https://www.uniquephoto.com/event/085

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Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

PSW Photowalk - Location Lighting Shootout

This class is for any photographer who loves to photograph people. That’s you right? After all, passion is the main ingredient in portrait photography. From there you’ll still need a wealth of technical knowledge to create environmental portraits or to truly capture someone while out on location. In this pre-con Erik will walk you through overcoming the challenges of taming harsh outdoor light, naturally, as well as with strobes.

Erik will be setting up studio strobes and reflectors/diffusors of all sizes for you to use. After a quick introduction to the gear, the shooting will begin. He’ll teach you how to tame natural light for amazing images as well as how to introduce strobes into the scene for maximum creativity and control. This is an opportunity for you to shoot with Erik’s assistance and try out gear that he uses every day on commercial jobs and you’ll be able to add some killer images to your portfolio.

After attending this workshop you’ll not only walk away with killer portraits and lifestyle images for your portfolio, but the ability to recreate them on command! You will also have first hand experience working with professional models and the latest high end lighting equipment from Broncolor and commercial lighting modifiers from California Sunbounce. From here on out no location or shooting situation can stop you from creating awesome imagery!

Equipment Requirements:
Attendees bring your DSLR Camera, Lens (24-70, 70-200 etc) and Memory Cards for this workshop. Leave the computers, flashes, and triggers at home.

Price $299 | Limited to 40 Participants | Off Site | Snacks and Transportation Provided

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Feb
8
8:00 AM08:00

WPPI Master Class - Portrait Photography

MC33 Portrait Photography: Choosing the Right Lens and Light for Anyone

  • Room: N230
  • Session Number:MC33
  • Wednesday, February 08, 2017: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn the cornerstone techniques and thought processes necessary to walk away from any portrait session with the best image possible. Choosing the right lens and composition to tell your story is just the beginning: You also need to select or create the best light to flatter your subject. Join Erik Valind as he explains how to achieve both with minimal equipment and maximum results. Classical and environmental portraiture topics will include: Composition of the face and frame, lens selection for different scenarios, the characteristics of light and how it behaves, finding the right natural light, how to control off-camera lighting, classical lighting patterns and where to apply them and tips for working with your subject.

Tracks: Portrait

Sponsored by: Tamron

SIGN UP HERE: Portrait Photography: Choosing the Right Lens and Light for Anyone

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Feb
7
8:30 AM08:30

WPPI Photowalk - Resort-Style Environmental Portraiture

PW04 Resort-Style Environmental Portraiture

  • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
  • Session Number:PW04
  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

On this Photo Walk you will get to combine incredible Las Vegas resort lifestyle locations with a professional model and tons of location lighting advice from New York City Assignment Photographer, Erik Valind. Valind will introduce you to various pieces of natural-lighting equipment to help you tame bright sunlight while adding that extra pop to your outdoors portraits. You'll learn the trick to finessing the best possible light out of your reflectors, as well as how to diffuse and redirect harsh direct sunlight. You'll then explore the grounds of the resort to find the perfect shooting locations. Valind will explain the thought process behind selecting each location, and with the help of a beautiful model you'll get to jump in and photograph too. You'll leave this photo walk inspired to get outside to shoot more often, with tips and tricks to knock that next shoot out of the park.

Tracks: Lighting & Posing

Sponsored by: Tamron

SIGN UP HERE: Resort-Style Environmental Portraiture

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Photo Plus Expo
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Photo Plus Expo

Portrait Photography - Choosing the Right Lens & Light

In this presentation, you'll learn the cornerstone techniques and thought processes needed to create the best portraits possible. Choosing the right lens and composition to tell your story is just the beginning: You also need to create the best light to flatter your subject. Join Erik Valind as he explains how to achieve both with minimal equipment while achieving maximum results. Learn about the characteristics of light, how to control off-camera lighting, how to select lenses and much more.

http://bit.ly/2cI783A

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PHOTOCON LA 2016
May
21
to May 22

PHOTOCON LA 2016

PHOTOCON LA 2016

Saturday May 21st & Sunday May 22nd

10:00am – 6:00pm

Magic Box at The Reef in Downtown LA

Buy PhotoCon LA Tickets

PHOTOCON LA will be an unmissable celebration of photography and video in Los Angeles.  From beginners to professionals, all levels of photography enthusiasts and camera lovers will come together for a true photo and cinema extravaganza.

 

Over 50 of the photography and video industry’s top brands will be on hand to offer exhibition and demonstration of their cameras and photography related products.  Many will be offering deals so good that they will ONLY be available to PhotoCon LA attendees.

 

For two days, PhotoCon LA will be packed with special guests who will be sharing their experiences as photography and video professionals. A true who’s who of the Los Angeles photography and cinema communities! Plus, celebrities from the worlds of sport, social media and more will be in attendance!

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Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

WPPI Photowalk - Resort Style Environmental Portraiture

On this photowalk you will get to combine the incredible resort lifestyle locations of the MGM Grand, with a professional model and tons location lighting advice from NYC Assignment Photographer, Erik Valind. Erik will introduce you to various pieces of natural lighting equipment to help you tame bright sunlight while adding that extra pop to your outdoors portraits. You'll learn the trick to finessing the best possible light out of your reflectors, as well as how to diffuse and redirect harsh direct sunlight. You'll then explore the grounds of the MGM Grand - the pools, cabanas, and greenery - to find the perfect shooting locations. Erik will explain the thought process behind selecting each location, then with the help of a beautiful model you'll get to jump in and photograph too! You'll leave this photowalk inspired to get outside to shoot more often, and with all tips and tricks to knock that next shoot out of the park. - See more at: https://n2a.goexposoftware.com/events/wppi16/goExpo/user/listSeminars.php?ci=53#sthash.y4LVXZuK.dpuf

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NJ Camera Show - Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light
Dec
12
1:10 PM13:10

NJ Camera Show - Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light

Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light with Erik Valind

It’s easy to see the difference between an unflattering snap-shot and a carefully crafted portrait. But do you know what makes them so different? It’s the same subject in both photos, right? 

Well, the difference lies in the lenses and the light. In this talk Erik will show you how to best compose a variety of portraits using different lenses. You’ll then learn how to flatter the face with beautifully sculpted light. More smiles and less snap-shots guaranteed!

New Jersey Camera Show - Dec 11, 12 & 13

From Beginners to Professionals...
Don't Miss NJ's Largest Photography Event Ever

· Learn from the world's best photographers! 
· Explore and experience photo excursions! 
· Interact with manufacturer representatives! 
· Shop and take advantage of incredible sales! 
· Enjoy surprises, raffles, and more!

Join us for a weekend long camera extravaganza. http://bit.ly/1NG6rDT
 

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Oct
21
to Oct 24

PDN Photo Plus Conference

Thu, Oct 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

MC01-Portrait Photography - Choosing the Right Lens & Light for Anyone       

Speaker: Erik Valind

Type: Master Classes

Track: Portrait

In this presentation, you’ll learn the cornerstone techniques and thought processes necessary to walk away from any portrait session with the best image possible. Choosing the right lens and composition to tell your story is just the beginning. You also need to select or create the best light to flatter your subject. Join Erik Valind as he explains how to achieve both, with minimal equipment and maximum results.

You’ll learn things that pertain to classical and environmental portraiture, including:

- Composition of the face and frame
- Lens selection for different scenarios
- The characteristics of light and how it behaves
- Finding the right natural light
- How to control off-camera lighting
- Classical lighting patterns and where to apply them
- Tips for working with your subject -

See more at: https://n2b.goexposoftware.com/events/pp2015/goExpo/user/listSeminars.php?min=1&ci=24&if=1&rsi=#sthash.g7Agpe7A.dpuf

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Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Location Lighting Shootout - SOLD OUT

Location Lighting Shootout

Erik will be setting up studio strobes, speedlights and reflectors/diffusors of all sizes for you to use. After a quick introduction to the gear, the shooting will begin. He'll teach you how to tame natural light for amazing images as well as how to introduce speedlights and large studio strobes into the scene. This is an opportunity for you to shoot with Erik's assistance and try out gear that he uses every day on commercial jobs. You'll be able to add some killer images to your portfolio.

Attendees bring your DSLR Camera, Lens (24-70, 70-200 etc) and Memory Cards for this workshop leave the computers, flashes, and triggers at home.

Limited to 40 participants. | Lunch and transportation included.

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ProSolutions Seminar New York - SOLD OUT
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

ProSolutions Seminar New York - SOLD OUT

Hasselblad and Broncolor are hosting a one day exclusive seminar at Highline Stages on July 28th. Come and see the latest Hasselblad camera technologies and broncolor professional studio lighting equipment.

This will be a fun day filled with live interactive shooting, educational training, and post processing work-flow. Get hands-on and up to date with the leading manufacturers in the professional photography market.

Stay for the entire day or just the session that will be the most beneficial to you.


>> Hands on Hasselblad Session: 10:00 am – 1:00PM

CAMERAS - H5D-50c WiFi, CFV50c digital back with 500CM, H5D-40, H5X

TOPICS - Complete systems: Bodies, backs, lenses and software. Sensors, Dynamic Range, optical quality and the benefits of shooting with medium format.

SHOOT - H5D-50c WiFi demo, interactive model shooting with all cameras, live video, shooting untethered and tethered.

WORKFLOW - Phocus Software and the Adobe Lightroom Tether Plug-In.

TAKEAWAY - Bring your own CF card to take images home and gain an in-depth knowledge of the world’s leading camera system.

>> Hands on broncolor Session: 1:30 pm – 4:00PM

EQUIPMENT - Studio- Scoro Pack, Location- Move 1200s, Portrait- Siros, HMI’s and Para’s.

TOPICS - Color accuracy, flash duration, using the Para’s to optimize image capture, and utilizing the Siros and Move systems to maximize mobility and flexibility.

SHOOT - Model shoot accentuating benefits of portability and short flash duration.

TAKEAWAY – Hands on time with an extensive array of broncolor equipment, one-on-one training and your own creative sample shots.

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May
13
to May 17

Fstoppers Workshop

ON-LOCATION PORTRAITURE AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

The second ever Fstoppers Workshop will take place at Atlantis Resort on the Island of Nassau in the Bahamas on Wednesday May 13th – Sunday May 17th, 2015. The workshop will have at least 11 incredible photography/videography instructors and extremely limited class sizes in an attempt to make this a very personal and communal event.

Airfare to the island and lodging at Atlantis must be booked separately. The Atlantis hotel reservation portal will be available soon.

All attendees who purchase at least 1 workshop will have access to the opening night party on Wednesday May 13th and the “Friday Forum” on Friday May 15th where all of the instructors will speak to the entire group.

More Info and to Register for Erik's Workshop: http://fstoppersworkshops.com/erik-valind/

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