In a little under six weeks DPI will open its doors to thousands of professional photographers. DPI is planned as the first multi-branded London-based photographic show where agency and marketing folk and pro-photographers can gain advice and insight into best practice, go hands-on with latest products and solutions and network with their peers.
The Hasselblad Keynote – Christian Paulsen CEO of Hasselblad will provide an insightful review of the professional photography market and its future prospects. The keynote will also include a demonstration of Hasselblad’s industry-leading H3D MII and Hasselblad’s latest Phocus software.
The BJP Inspiration Forum – DPI working with the BJP has assembled a line-up of top industry gurus and practitioners to provide insight and advice on all aspects of the business:
COMMISSIONING PORTRAITS – Anne Braybon, ex-art director for Management Today, transformed the award-winning magazine by investing in cutting-edge portrait photography, and now¹s she doing that again for a series of commissions for the National Portrait Gallery, with photographers such as Don McCullin and Julia Fullerton-Batten.
LEARNING FROM LIFESTYLE TRENDS – Paul Foster, director of photography at Getty Images, explains how the agency analyses lifestyle trends and feeds that into briefs for its photographers and art directors. He will provide insight into how a shoot is put together, from the original idea to commissioning, photography and post-production.
SHOOTING STARS – Harry Borden, top UK portrait photographer, shoots editorial for Time, Fortune and Vanity Fair, and adverts for clients including BT, Channel 4 and Jonnie Walker reveals how he gets the most out of his subjects, often with just a few minutes shooting time, by using the locations to his advantage.
VISUAL JOURNALISM NOW – Sean Smith, award-winning Guardian photographer, illustrates how technology is
changing the way photojournalists work and explains why he has introduced filmmaking and multimedia presentations to his repertoire, shooting video while on assignment for the newspaper in Iraq.
THE ART BUYER’S PERSPECTIVE – Jess Crombie is an art buyer for some of London’s top ad agencies, as well as a photographers’ agent for Magnum Photos and Wyatt Clarke & Jones, commissioning photographers for the NGO’s work in Africa. The session provides an inside look at the contrasting world of advertising and documentary photography from an art buyer’s perspective.
MORE CONFERENCE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON…
The DPI Seminars – a broad series of 40-minute sessions will provide DPI attendees with detailed presentations of products and solutions.
Seminar presenters include:
Donovan Wylie of Magnum Photographers – speaks, courtesy of HP, about their work and approach
Tony Kirk of Colour Collective – best practice in the implementation of colour management
Richard West of Apple Computers – Retouch. Organise. Publish. Select. Perfect. Deliver.
Kevin Dobson of HP – a forum of photographic industry professionals discuss your specific printing needs
Colin Prior, Travel/landscape photographer, presents the use of technology such as Canon and Apple
Terry Steeley will, for Adobe and Apple, bridge the knowledge-gap, focusing on the key issues faced by photographers working within today’s digital workflow.
Edmond Terakopian, a London-based freelance press photographer, “Photographer Of The Year” at the British Press Awards 2006, will talk about his experiences as a photojournalist
Martin Johns, Epson UK product manager will provide insight into the developments Epson has planned for its range of large format printers.
Apple Solutions’ Experts Theatre
This theatre will provide a hands-on opportunity to try and to learn all about the powerful new Aperture 2 from Apple. The software features incredible tools for managing massive libraries, speeding through photo edits, making essential image adjustments, and delivering photos online and in print using one simple, integrated workflow. Sessions will be held on the hour across both days of the show
The Adobe Theatre will run hourly presentations from some of the best Adobe presenters in the UK showing how Adobe strives to provide professional photographers with effective and elegant solutions to practical problems. The presenters include Robin Preston, and Jonathan Briggs who will provide all the latest tips and tricks for Photoshop CS3, Creative Suite CS3, and Lightroom.
The DPI Live Studio and Workflow Demos
These are presented in association with the ProCentre and Republik Agency.
This feature will provide a guided tour of how to prepare and manage a photo-shoot, then follow through to the subsequent stages of the production workflow. Using a Hasselblad H3D and Profoto lighting, the shots will be captured and then output to the latest Apple MacPro. The presenters will then take the images through the complete retouching process including colour management and then output the images to the latest HP Z series printer.
This professional photography show will be held at London Islington’s Business Design Centre on both Thursday 26th and Friday 27th June 2008 from 10:00 – 18:00.
Exhibitors include: Adobe, Apple Solutions’ Experts, BJP, BPPA, Canon, Colour Collective, CU, DataColor, Dreamtek, Epson, Hasselblad, HP, IDG, Image Reports, Nik Multimedia, Oki, onOne, Pantone, ProCentre, Rapid Group, Republik Agency, Shiraz, Skillset, SWPP, Vertus, Wacom, X-Rite…
The DPI Show will provide pro-photographers and the whole photographic industry with a knowledge-based event where they can attend to see and try the currently creative, the productively profitable and the just plain useful and interesting-to-know solutions and services in digital imaging.
DPI also features the BJP Conference Series that will showcase notable speakers and industry gurus presenting 90-minute sessions on the important topics that face the photographic market today. DPI’s busy seminar programme will present 40-minute sessions on the latest products and solutions for visitors to get first-hand expert advice and then visit the exhibition area for a more hands-on experience.