ChatterLog October 2011


Libra, The Scales

Greetings everyone and welcome to the October bulletin and the diplomatic sign of Libra! Last year you may recall we talked about “Balance” because Libra’s symbol is the scales, the scales of justice, but this time I decided to go with the theme of “Manners” and Etiquette. Libra epitomizes “Grace under pressure.” They are the archetypical diplomats, mediators, and negotiators. Their job is to balance the two sides, or as African-American Civil Rights Activist and Baptist Minister Jesse Jackson, himself a Libra, born October 8th, 1941 said, “Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.” Easier said than done, of course, but if anyone has a good shot at doing it, it is the Libra. Speaking of Libra and bringing the two sides together, current British Prime Minister, David Cameron, also a Libra, born October 9th, 1966 formed the country’s first peacetime “coalition” between his Conservative party and the Liberal Democrats. Now if only the Republicans and Democrats would take a page out of that book and work on coming together to help our President instead of hindering him…

In Sociology, “Manners” are the un-enforced standards of conduct, which demonstrate that a person is proper, polite and refined. They are unlike the laws that are enforced, but they are considered to be the “Social Norm.” But let’s be honest, what was once the “norm” as far as manners go, seems to have sadly disappeared, especially since the invention of the mobile hand-held device. This is something that has been bothering me for a long time already, and it is growing noticeably worse by the minute. Nowadays people walk down the street without watching where they are going, their eyes are glued to their tiny LCD screens or they are just so busy texting their friend that they walk right into you, and the friend is probably just up the street, anyway. They have no spatial awareness, nor any apparent desire for one. Being self-absorbed is evidently more important these days than being aware of your fellow man.

Last week, I had dinner with a group of friends, one of whom was visiting from out of town and needed to use a wheelchair when getting around town and seeing the sights. Apparently, they were pushing him down the street, and these people literally walked right into the wheelchair because they simply weren’t watching where they were walking. I mean, come on people, wake up, or better still – look up! And don’t even start me with mobile phones on public transportation. In one single bus or train ride, I can now hear all about some nutter’s cheating girlfriend, or a litany of medical complaints with detailed descriptions of all the symptoms, and especially interesting, where they are headed to right this very minute. “I’m on the bus heading uptown. I’m going to Barnes and Noble for a book signing. It’s with Jeff Bridges (or someone like that) I looooooove Jeff Bridges, I’ve seen all his movies, blah, blah, blah…” Really? Wow, I am so ecstatic that you have just shared all of that useless and unnecessary information with me, no us, all of us here together in this little public and confined space, we who have been subjected to your annoying, endless, and overly loud chatter…

As a child we were taught manners, pretty good ones, and I am thankful for that. I am always impressed by a younger person with good manners. Come to think about it, there is something quite charming about a polite person, young or old. When we were younger, if we were lucky enough to receive a gift from an aunt, or anyone, for that matter, then we automatically had to write a thank you note. That’s just what you did. And today, a handwritten thank you note still goes a long way, both in your business as well as your social life. From a work point of view, I am always touched when a client or someone whose portfolio I reviewed takes the trouble to write and thank me for my services, and I don’t mean in an email, they took the trouble to handwrite a card and stick it in the mail. Clients still appreciate the power of the handwritten note as well; so don’t be afraid to use it. One of my friends has instilled the same manners into her two kids and whenever I give them a little something for their birthdays, I always receive a handwritten note from them in the mail. Not long ago, her son turned 21 and he wrote me a charming thank you card. When I subsequently thanked him for the lovely note, he said, “Oh but I wanted to write it.” How refreshing, I thought.

“Manners Makyth Man” is the motto of New College Preparatory School in Oxford, England, the oldest of Oxford’s three choral foundations. The school was founded in 1379 (that’s pretty old, so manners have obviously been around for a very long time!) by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, to provide education for the 16 choristers who would then go on to sing at the Chapel of New College, Oxford. In other words, it’s a polite choirboy training ground. Taking this a little further, and relating back to Libra again, we could also consider Social Graces, which are skills used to interact politely in social situations. Libras are the perfect host of the party, making everyone feel at home. Their words are charming and their manner welcoming. Social Graces include Manners, Etiquette (which are the specific accepted rules within a culture for the application of universal manners), Deportment and Fashion. These skills were once taught to young women at what was known as a Finishing or Charm School, in particular in Switzerland, of all places? I thought Switzerland was thought of as being a bit “stiff” so “charming” doesn’t really come to mind when I think of Swiss cheese, banking and cuckoo clocks… or maybe it does?

My sister and I went to a private all-girls school and had instruction in Deportment, amongst other things. For instance, we were drilled to walk at all times between classes, never run. We were supposed to be young ladies after all, and apparently young ladies don’t run, unless they were on the hockey field or netball court. The school was very strict and had lots of petty rules, such as the proper length of your skirt hem which was determined by kneeling on the floor, and no brightly colored ribbons to be worn in your hair, only dark green or brown, and once your hair touched your shoulders, then it was considered “long” and therefore had to be worn in a ponytail. Actually, it wasn’t really “long” at that point, it was on its way to being long, it was still growing, so putting it into a ponytail often looked messier than leaving it loose. I could go on and on. But one thing that we always did when we arrived at school every morning was to greet the head mistresses at the gate, and shake hands with them. If you did not look them right in the eye and give a firm handshake in return, you were in trouble. But I have to say, the one thing I got from that compulsory ritual is that to this day, I cannot stand a “wet fish” handshake, so they had a valid point with that one.  I mean, a handshake can be very telling, and the impression given from a firm handshake is vastly different from that of a wet fish – think about it.

In the meantime, wishing all you Libras Happy Birthday!

ChatterQuote October 2011

As an Air sign, Libras are naturally intelligent people, many of whom are politicians, writers and actors. And for this month’s ChatterQuote, I found numerous famous Libras to select from, but in the end, I stuck with politics and one famous lady – Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1979-1990 and now Baroness Thatcher – a Libra, born October 13th, 1925 – also known as “The Iron Lady” – and for good reason!

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done,
ask a woman.”

Margaret Thatcher

ChatterArtists October 2011

So with this month being associated with the sign of Libra, the sign whose symbol is the scales of justice, connected with law, politics, negotiating and mediating – I thought it would be fitting to show you some photographers who specialize in corporate, business and political portraiture.

Bill Cramer
Bill Cramer is an accomplished photographer, specializing in environmental portraiture, who is based near Philadelphia and has been shooting for editorial, advertising, corporate and more for the better part of 20 years now. Bill is also the brains behind and the founder of Wonderful Machine, a boutique web-marketing portal for commercial photographers.

Keith McCoullough, CEO of Hedgeye
© Bill Cramer

Lou Bopp
Lou Bopp was a client of mine from the Black Book and AR100 source book days and has been shooting corporate, industrial, advertising and lifestyle for many years now. Always a pleasure to work with, this was a great opportunity to feature Lou in the newsletter for the first time. When you check out his website, be sure to read his “About” page which has a wonderful introductory email that a friend and business colleague wrote for him – it describes Lou perfectly!

Patrice Gilbert
Patrice Gilbert was a client of mine from a few years back, and the only time we actually ever met in person was a brief 30- second hello at one of the Photo Plus Expos at the Javits Center in New York. We’re aiming to meet for longer this year! From her website, “Patrice has a natural approach to doing a portrait with the goal of always making the person look not just great, but comfortable in his or her surroundings, while keeping in mind what would best illustrate the story or concept to be communicated.” And, being based in the Washington, DC, and Maryland area, Patrice naturally finds herself shooting politicians, and in this instance, Secretaries of State.

Timothy Geithner, United States Secretary of the Treasury
© Patrice Gilbert

David Partner
David Partner is a British photographer and an old friend of mine – we go waaaaaay back. A few years ago, David shot a beautiful Black & White portrait series entitled “Heads of Government” which I thought would be most appropriate for this bulletin. However, more recently, David was honored to receive the very first major photographic commission from the House of Commons entitled “Working for Parliament.” Following in the footsteps of Victorian MP and photographer Sir Benjamin Stone, this saw David photographing over 100 staff from all departments of the House of Commons at the Palace of Westminster. Pretty impressive! To read about this and his other projects, be sure to visit David’s website.

House of Commons Staff at the Palace of Westminster
left: Gladys who works in the Members tea room and also has a son, an Olympic athlete who works  there. right: Arthur, the lift (elevator) guy.
© David Partner

Dave Moser
Dave Moser has been working with fellow consultant, creative coach and industry veteran Ian Summers for several years now. And it shows, because not only does Dave shoot wonderful work (especially love his new “Housewife” series) but every little detail of his website, branding and promotions are infused with a ton of creativity, so between his images and the marketing pieces, he always makes a statement. Dave and I met earlier this year when I was a judge for the ASMP Philadelphia photo contest, and he was at the opening with his daughter Ruby. From Chapter Eight of the “About Page” on his website, “Dave Brings Surprise, New Worlds, Dignity, Understanding, and Intimacy to Advertising, Corporate and Editorial Portraiture.” That he does!

Mark S. Stewart, Partner at Ballad Spahr LLP – The largest law firm in Philadelphia
© Dave Moser

ChatterCorner October 2011

Keith Barraclough
Be sure to check out my most recent article for PhotoServe’s Features’ section. This month my conversation is with photographer Keith Barraclough and how he managed to shoot close to 164 dog breeds for Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet.–3559.shtml

Portrait of Black Labrador Retrievers taken for Art Buyer at Discovery
© Keith Barraclough

ChatterNews October 2011

Louisa J. Curtis
October is a busy month, so here are some of the events that I’m involved with:
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 – reviewing portfolios for ASMP NY at Calumet from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday, October 20th – presenting “Marketing for Photographers” w/photographer Keith Barraclough for Todd Bryant’s class at Parsons from 6pm – 8pm

And here’s my schedule for Photo Plus Expo at the Javits Center:
Thursday, October 27th – reviewing portfolios @ ASMP booth from 1pm – 3pm
Friday, October 28th – moderating The Wonderful World of Websites panel from 3:45pm – 5:45pm
Saturday, October 29th – reviewing portfolios for Palm Springs Photo Festival from 9am – noon, possibly later

For more information on these and all of this month’s events, please scroll down to the ChatterEvents section.


Mike Hartley, multiple-award-winning website designer and founder of bigflannel is launching a new, extremely affordable online portfolio, designed to make the most of your photographs & videos, with the least distractions. Mike also happens to be married to my good friend Julie Grahame, so if you’d like your online portfolio to have a similar look and feel to – this is something to check out.

And, Mike is generously offering our readers a 20% discount off the 1st year of a bigflannel portfolio providing you sign up by October 31st, 2011! You must also use this code – CHATTER20 – at point of purchase. To see examples and for more information please visit:

The Memento Works
Photographer and APA NY Board-member Susan McWhinney has launched a charming side business called “The Memento Works” that we thought we’d share with you. –

From the website:
“The Memento Works’ mission is to photograph and present the beautiful objects each of us have collected over time.  Be it your father’s watch, your child’s favorite toy, your grandmother’s passport, the toy car you loved as a kid.  We photograph your mementos and return them to you along with a stunning framed or mounted print (or just a print should you want to present it another way yourself).”

Slideluck Potshow
Save the Date! The 2nd Annual SLIDELUCK Fundraiser & Auction will take place on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, but make sure to secure your ticket ahead of time to save yourself some money!

Ticket prices until Wednesday, October 26th, 2011:
$100: Dinner + Drinks + Auction
$150: Cocktail Reception with Artists + Dinner + Drinks + Auction

After Oct. 26th: $125 & $175

For more information please visit:

ChatterLab October 2011

Be sure to watch out for my next “post” on the Agency Access blog The Lab, due out later this month. This next article is all about how much time you should give your marketing strategy before you make any changes, and also ties in beautifully with my ChatterCorner article with Keith Barraclough. I use a number of Keith’s email promotions to illustrate this particular blog post and we talk about his promotions and staying “patient” with his marketing in the article for PhotoServe.

ChatterTip of the Month October 2011

Dating Tips
Libra is the sign associated with partnerships and marriage – a Libra is always looking for a partner, either in business or in love, perhaps both? So we thought what better topic for our tips section this month, than dating tips!

Online Dating:
More and more people are dating online now, and there are numerous dating websites as well as advice and support centers for people of all ages, cultures and religions. Christian Mingle for example, promises to find “God’s match for you.” Imagine that? But what if they’re not on that website, but on a different one? How can they be so sure? There’s more than one Christian dating website? Another website cleverly called 2 Cities, 2 Soul Mates has a very down-to-earth approach and recommends as their Top Three Picks for online dating websites: E-Harmony, Match and Perfect Match

1) Some Dating Tips from 2 Cities, 2 Soul Mates:

Don’t be afraid to be alone for a little while: Good point, because it would do many people a lot of good to take a little break in between relationships. We often don’t give ourselves enough time to really contemplate exactly who we are, before jumping back into a “we” situation. So I agree – be patient, take a break, and don’t rush it.

Do one thing that challenges you: Reason they say this is because by challenging your boundaries, you can help to eliminate some of the fear that gets in the way. Let’s be honest, fear holds us back in all areas of our lives, not just dating, period. So rather than attempting to climb the dating mountain all in one shot – why not aim for a foothill first. Start by saying hello!

Increase your odds:
Like much of our life, dating is also a numbers game, so the more you put yourself out there, the better your chances of success. You don’t have to limit it to one thing, such as the online dating sites, but maybe take the chance of going on a blind date if the opportunity arises – you never know!

Improve yourself: If you don’t love yourself first, then you can’t love someone else, not properly. If we are looking for someone else to be the best that they can be for us, then we have to also look at ourselves and make sure we are the best that we can be for us first, and then for our partner and the rest of the people in our lives.

2) A Couple of Dating Tips from Top Dating Tips:

Enjoy dating for what it is: Have fun with it. It’s like going for a job interview or an audition – when you appear too desperate, it really does show. So relax, have some fun and think more about it as a form of socializing with interesting new people who may or may not become friends, and/or perhaps lovers, or not.

Never make yourself too available: That’s an oldie but goldie, for sure, but it’s true. Again, you don’t want to appear too desperate and give it all up immediately. Always have something for them to look forward to, the chase, the dance, and the mystery…

3) And one from me:

Find friendship first: As my “best friend” says, “Friends make better lovers, than lovers make friends.” And he’s right. The strongest and longest lasting relationships are the ones that are based on friendship above all else. When we first met, he insisted that he didn’t want another girlfriend or wife – he needed friends and allies. It was a different approach to dating for me, but my instincts told me to go with it. So we became friends, best friends, and that was eleven years ago now…

ChatterRecipe of the Month October 2011

Strawberry Scones

Libras are often known to have a sweet tooth, so I could have gone with yet another yummy desert this month, but one of Libra’s favorite things to eat happens to be strawberries, so when I found this recipe for Strawberry Scones in one of my Ina Garten “Barefoot Contessa” recipe books, it seemed a perfect fit. She says, “In a world where most scones are like hockey pucks, this (recipe) is light and moist. We use all kinds of fruit fillings, including raisins, fresh cranberries, and dried cherries (yum!). The key to flaky scones (pay attention now) is not to over-blend the butter.”

4 cups plus 1 tablespoon Flour (All-Purpose)
2 tablespoons Sugar (plus additional for sprinkling)
2 tablespoons Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Salt
¾ lb Butter (un-salted, cold & diced)
4 Eggs (extra large & lightly beaten)
1 cup Heavy Cream (cold)
¾ cup Dried Strawberries (small-diced)
Egg-Wash (1 extra Egg beaten together with 2 tablespoons Water or Milk)
Parchment Paper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a “paddle” attachment, combine 4 cups of Flour, 2 tablespoons of Sugar, the Baking Powder and Salt. If you do not have an electric mixer, then use a large mixing bowl and combine the dry ingredients together. Blend in the cold Butter at the lowest speed and mix until the Butter is in pea-sized chunks. If you are doing this by hand, use a large dinner knife or pastry cutter and cut the Butter into the dry mixture until it also resembles pea-sized chunks. Combine the Eggs and Heavy Cream and quickly add to the Flour-and-Butter mixture. Combine until just blended – DO NOT OVERMIX! Toss the diced Dried Strawberries in a tablespoon of Flour (to stop them from sinking) before adding them to the dough, and again mix quickly. The dough may be a bit sticky. Dump the dough onto a well-floured surface and be sure it is well combined. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough to ¾ inch thick. You should see lumps of Butter in the dough – this is fine. Cut the dough into 4-inch squares, and then in half again diagonally to make triangles. Place on a baking sheet lined with Parchment Paper. Brush the tops of the scones with Egg-Wash, sprinkle with a little Sugar and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the outsides are crisp and the insides are fully baked. Be careful not to overcook them either! Makes 14 to 16 large scones.

ChatterEvents October 2011

As usual, October is a busy month for events in the photography community, so be sure to scroll down through everything and mark whatever interests you on your calendars now – we will not be sending out any other reminders!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 – 6pm – 8pm
Inside :: Out Three Views, A Photographic Group Exhibition Featuring Pamela Fingerhut, Debbie Miracolo & Wendy Ploger, Opening Reception
Exhibition on display through Saturday, October 29th, 2011

@ Umbrella Arts
317 East 9th Street, between 1st & 2nd Avenues
New York, NY

Some of you may recall Debbie Miracolo from a previous bulletin, and I met her friend and fellow photographer Wendy Ploger at Debbie’s opening. Pamela Fingerhut I hope to meet at this opening for their group show Inside :: Out Three Views. Check out their work here:, &

Also Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
ASPP NY Presents: Noble Desktop e-Publishing Seminar

@ Noble Desktop
594 Broadway, Suite 1202
New York, NY

Cost: At the door- Members $5, Non-Members $10, Students $3
*Note: The October 5th session is already full!

From the website:
“What exactly are each of these digital media, how are they made, and what do they run on? This seminar will answer all of those quesitons and more, with live demonstrations on iPad, iPhone, Kindle and Nook.”

For more information and to register please visit the Evite here!
For more information about Noble Desktop please visit:

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
ASMP NY Commercial Portfolio Review
@ Calumet
22 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Cost: FREE for ASMP Members

From the evite:
“While you’ve been up to your ears in imagination and creativity, we’ve been hard at work to provide you with the best possible pool of industry professionals to give insightful and valuable feedback on your portfolio.”

Louisa will be reviewing at this event!

For more information and to register please visit:

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 – 1pm – 1:45pm
ASMP and the Copyright Clearance Center Present: Webinar Series on Registering Copyrights in the US

Cost: FREE!

This is an online webinar series from ASMP and the Copyright Clearance Center on Copyright & Licensing. The first session is already fully pre-registered, so if you are interested in any or all of these topics, be sure to pre-register online. This will be a 6-month series, so here are the scheduled topics through December 2011:

What Everyone Should Know About Copyright – Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
1pm – 2:30pm – registration is currently full

Registering Copyrights in the United States – Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
1:00pm – 1:45pm

Understanding Fair Use – Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

What Everyone Should Know About Licensing – Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
1:00pm – 1:30pm

How to Write (and Read) Licenses – Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
1:00pm – 1:30pm

To see the full list of events and to register please visit the Cvent here!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 – 6:30pm on…
ASMP NY Informal Gathering: Get Out of Your Cave #1

@ Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten
7 Rivington Street (between Bowery & Christie)
New York, NY

For more information please visit:

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 – 7pm – 10pm
Young Photographers Alliance 2011 Awards Ceremony & Benefit Auction

@ Calumet
22 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Cost: $50 in advance or $75 at the door

From the website:
“The Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction is YPA’s principal fundraising vehicle. The event is open to all and is a unique opportunity to meet leading players in the photography and stock image business, and to enjoy – and possibly acquire – some stunning photography, while celebrating and supporting young talent.

The Benefit Auction, which will begin at the Awards Ceremony and continue online until October 31st, will include highly collectable signed prints by renowned photographers Amy Arbus, Barbara Bordnick, Brad Trent, Cameron Davidson, Jill Enfield, Marcus Gaab, Martyn Thompson, Sebastian Smith, Toby McFarlan Pond, Vincent Dixon, Jimmy Fikes and others. There will also be prints by the 2011 YPA scholarship winners.”

For more information and to purchase your ticket please visit:

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 – 7pm
NY Monthly Photo Salon

@ Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY

Cost: $10 at the door

For more information or questions please contact Rich Pomerantz at, Emmanuel Faure at or Bill Westheimer at

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 – 10am – 7:30pm

Visual Connections New York Image Expo 2011
@ The Altman Building
135 West 18th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, NY

This event is for image buyers and researchers, NOT photographers.

From the website:
“Visual Connections image expos offer a unique opportunity to discover new sources of visual media, meet the people you only speak to and email, and network with peers in the industry.”

For more information and to register please visit:

Friday, October 21st, 2011 – Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
PACA International Conference

@ New York Marriott Eastside
525 Lexington Avenue, at 49th Street
New York, NY

From the website:
“This year, building on the agenda of previous years, our program will focus on the hot issues affecting the stock media industry. As ever, we’ll be looking to the future with our opening keynote speaker and carrying this inspiration through the PACA Conference program.Insights from a visionary software company on issues such as piracy will lead on to our legal session, looking at intellectual property and copyright from the stock industry standpoint.”

For more information and to register please visit:

Also Friday, October 21st, 2011 – 6pm – 11pm
“Space” by Kristofer Dan-Bergman, Opening Reception
@ 437 Washington Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY


This is an exhibit based on Kristofer’s still picture movie “Space” from 2010.

Please RSVP for the Opening, and viewing after that will be by appointment ONLY – please send your request to or call 212-533-5383. The show will hang from October 21st through November 24th and excerpts from the show will also be in 2 museums and 1 gallery show in Sweden this fall.

To view more of Kristofer’s work please visit:

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011, from 7pm – 10pm
International Photography Awards Best of Show Exhibition

@ Splashlight Studios
75 Varick Street
New York, NY

Cost: Free with RSVP-

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 – 5pm – 6:30pm
IPA Artists Talks

@ Splastlight Studios
75 Varick Street
New York, NY

RSVP Required:

Artist Speakers:
Eli Reed – 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Dawoud Bey – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

From the website:
“Lucie Foundation and En Foco present 2011 Lucie Honoree Eli Reed, in conversation with Jaime Permuth, who will be discussing his project, Yonkeros, followed by 2011 Lucie Honoree Dawoud Bey who will be in conversation with LaToya Ruby Frazier. This discussion and presentation of work between Nueva Luz Artists is an official Lucie Week event, hosted by Splashlight Studios.”

Also Saturday, October 22nd – 2011 – 4pm
The Photo Review Benefit Auction

@ Freeman’s Auctioneers
1808 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

From the evite:
“The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Edward S. Curtis, Gertrude Kasebier, Aleksandr Rodchenko, and Max Yavno… A preview will be held at Freeman’s on Sunday, October 16, from noon to 4 p.m., from Monday to Friday, October 17–21, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., just prior to the auction.”

For more information please visit:

Monday, October 24th, 2011 – 7pm
The Ninth Annual Lucie Awards

@ Rose Theatre
Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle (at Broadway & 60th Street), 5th floor

New York, NY

Cost: $20 – $100

For more information and to purchase your tickets please visit:

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 – 10am – 4pm
APA NY Presents: © Know It Or Blow It

@ School of Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues
New York, NY

Cost: FREE

10am – 1pm- Panel discussion moderated by Debra Weiss
1pm – 2pm- Lunch Break
2pm – 4pm- Copyright Tutorial with John Harrington

From the evite:
“STOP GIVING YOUR MONEY AWAY! Understanding how to put copyright to work for you is crucial to your success as a photographer.
Join Moderator Debra Weiss and an esteemed panel including PLUS President and CEO Jeff Sedlik for an informative and entertaining program that will inspire and empower.”

For more information and to register please visit:

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 – Friday, October 28th, 2011 – 10am – 5pm

@ The Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

From the WPPI blog:
“Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces WPPI NYC – the first ever WPPI trade show to take place on the East Coast. Co-locating with PhotoPlus Expo this fall in new exhibit space at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, WPPI NYC will host a full day of educational programs for professional photographers on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. A two-day tradeshow will follow on October 27-28, 2011 from 10:00am – 5:00pm each day.

For more information and to register please visit:

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 – Saturday, October 29th, 2011
Photo Plus Expo

@ The Javits Convention Center
New York, NY

For more information and to register please visit:

Friday, October 28th, 2011 – 8pm – 11pm
PDN Photo Plus Expo Bash & Silent Auction for Japan

@ Highline Stages
440 West 15th Street
New York, NY

Cost: Tickets- $35 in advance, $50 at the door

From the website:
“Join us for a picture perfect evening of photography, friendship and fun. This year’s PhotoPlus BASH, a BENEFIT for JAPAN, will be a spirited fund raising event filled with music, food and entertainment to honor the people, the land and the products of Japan, and the on-going need for relief, recovery and rebuilding after the Great Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Proceeds will be presented to the Red Cross.”

For more information and to purchase your ticket please visit:

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 & Friday, October 28th, 2011 – 10am – 7pm
Shoot NYC

@ The Terminal Building
11th Avenue & 28th Street
New York, NY

Cost: FREE

10am – 5pm: Live Shooting Stages and Free Seminars
5pm-7pm: Happy Hour- Featuring live music from Andrew Black

From the invite:
“SHOOT NYC is an exciting and informative forum featuring FREE seminars and live shooting stages incorporating the latest photographic technology on the market today.”

For more information and to register please visit:

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 – Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
NYC FotoWorks Presents: Fusion Portfolio Review

From the website:
“We help artists gain the exposure needed to maintain or launch a successful career.  ThroughPortfolio Reviews and Juried Shows, we bring the work of talented photographers and illustrators to the attention of editors, creative directors, art buyers, photo agents and galleries.”

For more information and to apply please visit: