Ryan Pfeiffer has been working as a photojournalist with Metroland in the Durham Region since 2009. He is part of a three-man photo team publishing 12 community newspapers each week. After graduating from the photojournalism program at Loyalist College, Ryan worked as a photographer on a cruise ship before starting his newspaper career with jobs at the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder and the Guelph Mercury. He has been recognized with provincial, national, and international awards for his work.
In this program we will explore how printing the final product is one of the main fundamentals to a successful business model. Sam will discuss the importance of incorporating light direction, perspective, composition and print edit to add perceived value to printing as a photographic artist to sell and display your art as a fine art piece.
Known for his unique approaches to Wedding and Portrait photography, Sam Sciarrino is an internationally known Master Photographer and owner of Horvath Photography located in Toronto, Canada. Sam has been named as a Nikon Ambassador in Canada, Album Epoch Ambassador and has been awarded the Accolade of Triple Masters from Wedding Portrait Photographers of Canada, and also Master Craftsman of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of America.
Creativity, technical knowledge and keen attention to his clients' individual tastes has resulted in a solid reputation of creating work of exceptional artistic quality. As a testament, the level of his professional acumen - Sam has won numerous awards and accolades for his work with WPPI, PPA, PPOC and SWPP and is featured in numerous leading photography magazines such as Rangefinder, Image Maker, Studio Photography, Photo Imaging Photo Pro and PPOC Magazine. With his vast knowledge of technique and composition, for many years, Sam has enjoyed a personally and professionally rewarding career as respected lecturer on the world wide photography circuit.
In a saturated wedding photography market, using off-camera flash can help you stand out. Raph will share some of his techniques, discuss the benefits of using off-camera flash and demonstrate some key tools that make the process quick and easy. Following a live demo, participants will be able to get some hands-on time with equipment during an on-location shoot.
Raph Nogal is a Nationally Accredited (PPOC) professional wedding photographer based out of Toronto. He specializes in creating editorial-inspired images with the use of off-camera flash(OCF). OCF is how he differentiates himself from the thousands of wedding photographers in a saturated market. Going against the trends of "bright and airy", Raph uses OCF to create dramatic, punchy and fashion-inspired imagery for his wedding clients.
Raph is a 16-time WPPI award winner and was named one of the Top Wedding Photographers of 2016 by Fearless Photographers. He is also an ambassador for Profoto Canada and MagMod.
For over thirty-five years, Edward has produced works for editorial, advertising, fashion and corporate clients. From poets to politicians, actors to corporate leaders, his portfolio includes leaders of nations to celebrities of Hollywood. His work has been published in many presitgious photography jourals and magazines.
Recently Edward has completed a year long term as a photo-laureate at LOT41 in Kitchener. Among an archive of manipulated phone imagery detailing the transformation of this large industrial site he completed a collaborative short film project titled "Repeat" which has been received into four film festivals including Rendezvous With Madness, Buffalo International Film Festival and an honourable mention in Internation Film Awards Berlin.
Currently Edward's practive embraces film making as an aspect of a larger view of portraiture. This is reflected in the creation of the nonlinear portraits © an amalgam of is stills and motion work. "My art practice, more than ever embraces collaborations across all boundaries and as such inspires me to consider new ways of viewing portraiture and story telling."
Having 11.7 million views on YouTube Jerry and Billy should prove to be both educational and entertaining.
Jerry Jullien has been in the imaging industry for 20 years, consulting with professionals from all walks of life: from reporters to law enforcement; and forensic science professionals to wedding photographers. He's been a Product Specialist at FujiFilm for the past four years as the Technical and Marketing Product Specialist - Central Region.
Billy Luong has become widely known as a spokesperson for Fuji with over fifteen years of experience with digital cameras at Fujifilm. Billy also finds time to manage the Product and Marketing Specialist group, which oversees training and events across Canada, monitor social media, liaise with the media, and consult with the product development team in Japan to create new camera features that customers are asking for.
As the very definition of photography evolves, our role as photo educators must adapt more and more quickly. Katrin will address the essential issues that current photogrphic educators need to incorporate into the curriculum and classroom to best serve our students well into the future.
Katrin Eismann is an internationally respected artist, teacher and author, specializing in creative digital photography and the impact of emerging technologies upon professional photographers, artists and educators. She received a Bachelor's degree in Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design from the School of Visual Arts. She is co-author of four books: Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, Photoshop Masking and Compositing, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Real World Digital Photography, all of which have been translated into numerous languages for worldwide distribution. Her images have been published in numerous books and magazines, and featured in group and solo exhibitions. In 2005, Eismann was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, and in 2015 she was named a Sony Artisan of Imagery. Additionally, she is the founder and chair of the Masters in Digital Photography department at New York City's School of Visual Arts, which is offered both on-campus and as a low-residency program.
Jennifer Long is a Toronto-based artist, curator and educator with a BAA from Ryerson University and a MFA from York University. Long's art practice draws inspiration from the quiet moments and rituals of everyday life to explore the complexities of women's experiences. Long's artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries including Harbourfront Centre (ON), La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (QC) and Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian (FR). In support of her practice, Long has been the recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for The Arts. She is currently working at OCAD University as an Assistant Professor in the Photography Program and the Associate Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.
The skills required by recent college graduates are changing. Creativity and expressing an idea visually is at the heart of that change, regardless of educational discipline or career path. In this digital and visual age, it's critical to tell your story in a variety of ways and be sure that it's heard above the noise. This is the importance of your Personal Brand. In this session, we will show what the Creative Cloud means for education, and for students, regardless of their area of study. Join Jim Babbage as he demonstrates creative workflows of which any student can take advantage. This session will also discuss the importance of Personal Branding through Adobe Behance and Adobe Portfolio, along with Digital Storytelling tools available from Adobe.
Jim Babbage's passion to share knowledge, take photographs, and manipulate images led him to long-lasting careers in those areas as both a college professor and creative professional. Jim is the author of several books and video training titles on Adobe Fireworks, and written hundreds of articles on Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Lightroom and general web and photography topics, and has spoken at Adobe MAX, App-aloosa, and D2WC. Currently, Jim is a Senior Solutions Consultant for Adobe, supporting the Canadian and American educational sales team.