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News: Canon’s PhotoPlus Expo NYC Booth Presentation Schedule

On Wednesday evening 11/1, just before the three day PhotoPlus Expo on November 2-4, I attended a press event and was given permission to post the following schedule of speakers. These photographers are scheduled to appear on the show floor in the Canon booth on the dates and times listed. Click on the graphic below to see a larger version.


I always look forward to these presentations because they usually feature working professionals who specialize in a variety of different kinds of work. Douglas Kirkland’s presentations are always particularly fun to watch, and I’ve learned a lot about lighting and how to work with models from him. I’ve also enjoyed and learned a lot from the trade show floor presentations by many others, including Robert Farber and Jack Reznicki, both of whom are speaking again this year.

Most, if not all of the speakers are Canon Explorers of Light. For a full list of the Explorers of Light, and a small gallery of images by each Explorer (including technical info and short quotes), visit this page. I think that the collection of work assembled on that website is stunning, and it’s in a layout that’s very easy to navigate.

Enjoy the show!

News: HP exhibitions & events at PhotoPlus Expo 2006 in NYC

HP has a number of interesting exhibitions and presentations planned at this year’s PhotoPlus Expo, being held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City November 2-4, 2006.

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HP and CARE “I Am Powerful” Exhibit – Booth #141
Throughout PhotoPlus, HP and CARE will showcase an exhibit of images of women from around the world, called “I Am Powerful.” The exhibit displays the power of women to act as catalysts for change. All images are printed on the new HP Designjet Z Photo Printer Series.



Friday, November 3 – 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Magnum photographer Martin Parr will share his distinctive vision, show images and host an exhibition of recent work.

HP Galleries – Seminar Hall 1E/Level 1

Two HP Galleries will showcase the work of Magnum Photographer Martin Parr, including the PDN30 2006 selection. All images are printed on the HP Designjet Z3100 Photo Printer series or HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Photo Printer.

HP sponsored seminars and portfolio reviews:

·Portfolio Reviews from the Santa Fe Workshop for Photography
Saturday, November 4, 2:00PM – 6:00PM
1E Seminar Hall, Level 1; Rooms 1E15/1E16

·Seasons of Change; How to Survive Shooting Nature
Thursday, November 2, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

·Strategies for the Young Working Photographers (PDN30)
Saturday, November 4, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

·First Impressions: Selling Yourself in 20 Minutes
November 4, 9:00AM – 11:00AM

HP Technology Showcase – Booth #1104
At the HP technology showcase, the new HP Designjet Z3100 and Z2100 Photo Printer will be shown in action.

For more information visit HP at, Care at, and the PhotoPlus Expo at

The direct link for special event information is here:

I’ll be attending the PhotoPlus Expo conference all three days and look forward to seeing a lot of my longtime friends, and meeting many new people there.

News: A look at the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 and Epson Print Academy Dates Added

Epson America, Inc. recently announced the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 inkjet printer. I had an opportunity to see the printer in New York City, along with an impressive gallery of images printed on the Stylus Pro 3800 from Epson Stylus Pros, a group of very talented photographers whose work is often seen hanging in Epson’s booth at trade shows. This printer is a major breakthrough with regard to image quality, printer weight and overall footprint. The printer uses a new dithering algorithm that produces very small dots. I recommend seeing actual prints to see how prints compare to previous Epson printers, or printers from Canon, HP or other companies. Here are a few specs worth mentioning:


>Weight: 43.2 pounds; Dimensions: 27.0 x 15.0 x 10.0 inches

>5.5 minute print speed for a 16×20 inch print in high–speed (bi-directional) mode at 1440 dpi.&#38

>8-color UltraChrome K3 pigment inks in 80ml pressurized carts, with a wide color gamut and expected print longevity of 100-200 years or longer (based on initial testing by

>Automatic switching between Matte and Photo Black inks, with minimal ink usage when making the switch (1.5 to 4.5ml total, depending upon whether the change is from Photo to Matte Black or vice-versa)

>Monochrome printing with the Epson Advanced Black and White mode (and three black inks) produces very even-toned prints, with the ability to adjust toning dramatically in the driver

>A top-loading high capacity feeder can hold up to 120 sheets, from 4×6 to 17×22 inches; a second top-loading manual sheet feeder is optimized for fine-art papers; and a front straight-through manual sheet feeder allows for single sheet loading of media up to 1.5mm

>Two standard connectivity options: USB 2.0 and Ethernet

For more information, visit Epson’s website.
Expected to start shipping November, 2006

Price: $1295. Visit for a good tech overview or to order the Epson Stylus Pro 3800.

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Epson also recently announced an expanded schedule for the Epson Print Academy. They’ve added three new cities: Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Atlanta and they are returning to Los Angeles and New York. Both the Track One and Track Two programs will feature the Stylus Pro 3800 printer. I wrote a comprehensive review of my experience at the New York Epson Print Academy for The Imaging Buffet here.

Below is the expanded schedule:
October 28: Phoenix
November 11: Salt Lake City
December 2: Atlanta
January 20: Los Angeles/Orange County
January 28: New York City

For more information or to sign up, visit the Epson Print Academy website.