Los Angeles, CA—While the Portrait Masters Conference + Expo at the Arizona Grand in Phoenix is sold out, photographers worldwide can secure a front row seat in the comfort of their homes or studios to watch it live over the Internet. The second annual event will be held September 4–7, 2018.
Viewers can watch the conference as it happens or view archived recordings at their convenience. The entire conference will be streamed over Digital Product Studio’s education platform.
Moreover, SueBryceEducation.com announced that 10,000+ subscribers to the EDU website will be able to have a live, interactive experience. They can learn from some of the industry’s most respected photographers and educators. Conference speakers include Sue Bryce, renowned portrait photographer Platon and legendary fine art photographer Joyce Tenneson, among others.
“We are very excited and thankful for the world-class lineup of instructors we have for this year’s Portrait Masters conference,” explained Sue Bryce, cofounder of the conference. “Whether you attend on-site or online, participants will have access to some of the most renowned and respected photographic educators in the world. Our continued partnership with Digital Product Studio allows us to stream the conference and expo with a level of interactive precision and clarity that is simply not available with other Internet platforms.”
The conference lineup also includes Zach Arias, Richard Israel, Felix Kunze, Lola Melani, Parker Pfister and Richard Wood. In addition to full access to the Portrait Masters Conference, a $35/month ($299/year) subscription fee to SueBryceEducation.com gives members 24/7/365 access to more than 260 courses and 344 hours of education. The programs cover all creative and business aspects of running a successful portrait photography studio.
Furthermore, free demonstrations of the latest hardware and software products from industry manufacturers will be available for public viewing. This will be through a special custom landing page at ThePortraitMasters.com. Limited-time promotions and discounts on products and services are also be available through the custom landing page.
“The Portrait Masters conference has quickly become the poster child for how trade shows will be conducted in the future and how the Internet will play an integral role in creating an interactive, ‘almost live’ experience for a much larger audience,” added George Varanakis, cofounder of Sue Bryce Education and the conference. “For example, the ability for manufacturers to reach a large international audience with product demos and real-time promotions with reduced overhead costs makes this new model extremely viable for the future.”
Manufacturers currently participating in the expo include Canon, Tamron, Sigma, Spider Holster, Animoto, Hahnemuhle, Q Shoot, Pro Photo, Elinchrom and Oliphant Studio. In addition, Samy’s Camera is the exclusive retailer of the conference and expo.
The Portrait Masters Conference Presenters
If you ask Zack Arias, he’ll tell you he has been pursuing photography as a career for 20 years. While it has had its ups and downs, he says it has been “one hell-of-a-ride.” His work has taken through 49 of the 50 states and 5 continents.
Bryce is one of the most recognizable photographers in the imaging industry. Her glamour, fashion and portrait style transcend stereotypes. Furthermore, Sue Bryce Education (SBE) is one the largest online communities in the photographic industry.
Israel is drawn to sentimental moments, gorgeous atmospheres and beautiful light. His work is frequently described as fashionable, timeless and emotive. However, to Israel, his photographs are simply reflections of the marriage of life and art that is always present around him.
As a lighting specialist, Kunze’s goal is to show the beauty, grace, strength and enthusiasm of people through his photographs. His clients include Swarovski, Yahoo, Adidas, 3M, Vitra, and the BBC. His celebrity, beauty and lifestyle work are syndicated through ContourPhotos.
Melani is a celebrity photographer known for her elegant and intimate portraits, which have been featured in publications worldwide. Melani specializes in maternity, newborn and beauty photography. Furthermore, her style blends editorial, fashion and fine art portraits.
His creative eye, style and personality have made him one of the most highly regarded wedding photographers in the world. He is one of the top 20 most influential photographers named by Wedding Photography Unveiled. His personal works have also landed in art collections around the globe.
Joyce Tenneson is internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation. Her work is published in books and major magazines. It also is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.
Moreover, her portraits have appeared on covers of magazines such as Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. In addition, she is the author of sixteen books, including the best seller Wise Women. Moreover, Tenneson is the recipient of many awards. Among other, they include Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005 (Lucie Awards) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012.
Wood has a passion for photographing special moments. Moreover, he becomes completely immersed in the emotions of his client’s wedding day. His ability to capture light, love, happiness as well as the essence of “relationships” with his camera has made him one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in the business.