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Richard Ernst
« on: February 15, 2011, 09:58 PM »

All,

NPAC's Photojournalism 2011 conference is in Winnipeg on May 27, 28 & 29th in 2011. That's right... MAY... it's their 3 days without mosquitoes or snow ...

Check this Updated Locked Down Posting on a regular basis and you will find everything you need to know about attending this yearly gathering to reconnect with your peers and reinvigorate your career.

This annual event includes inspiring speakers, a super fun trade show in tandem with rewarding portfolio review sessions, Canon and Nikon camera clinics, fabulous door prizes and the 5th Annual 2010 NPAC National Pictures of the Year awards gala that includes the 128 page, full-colour NPOY Year in Review book launch. Register for this conference by clicking our Store link : https://www.plimus.com/jsp/dev_store1.jsp?developerId=85842

Both Westjet and Air Canada are offering discounted rates on flights to Winnipeg for our conference. Contact WestJet’s Convention line at 1-877-952-4696 and quote our code CC6754 to receive 10% off. Their agents are available to assist Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Mountain Standard Time). For Air Canada, go tho their web site at http://www.aircanada.com/en/home.html and type in:  NF9MZRN1 in the Promotion Code box.

The Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg (http://www.radisson.com/winnipeg-hotel-mb-r3c0b8/mbwinnip/services) is the 2011 Photojournalism Conference Hotel where you can take in all the speakers and bag a room at a huge discount starting at $129.00 per night. You can call Reservations: 1-800-395-7046 US/Canada Toll-free to secure your accommodations. Be sure to to tell them you're attending our conference.

The always popular Friday night Trade Show and Portfolio Reviews are taking place at the magnificent Millennium Centre ( www.millenniumcentre.mb.ca/ ). This event in the past has been heavily attended and the venue looks spectacular. You need to sign up for  portfolio reviews and that starts at 5 pm. Ali Ledgerwood is pleased to announce the following suppliers are planning to attend our biggest Trade Show yet:

Beau Photo
The Camera Store
Canon
Daymen Photo Marketing (Lowepro)
Don's Photo
Leica
Nikon
Panasonic
PhotoShelter
Vistek
Walkstool
The Winnipeg Free Press

.... and more to be added as we confirm them!

On Saturday night  the 2010 National Pictures of the Year Awards sponsored by Maclean’s  Magazine will be held at The Cre8ery (http://www.cre8ery.com/) and The Canadian Press will announce Canada's Photojournalist of the Year, Reuters will announce Canada's Photograph of the Year and SAIT will proclaim the Student Photographer of Year. The NPOY has expanded to 18 different categories this year including two Olympic Categories so expect a ton of smiling award winners holding fat cheques. This is a ticketed event and you can purchase them in our store at https://www.plimus.com/jsp/dev_store1.jsp?developerId=85842  when you register for the conference.

Check back here often for details on speaker presentations and read below about a special event that will test your shooting skills on Friday afternoon.

See you there!

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The following is a ROUGH schedule for the weekend which will be updated as we confirm the details and is subject to change at ANY time...

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Friday May 27, 2011

1:00 pm Paintball Tournament. East vs. West. - Paintball Paradise - 750 Century Street.
To register for this event, please see the following post : http://npac.ca/forums/index.php?topic=4157.0

5:00 PM Registration pick up and Portfolio Review Sign Up - Millennium Centre - 389 Main Street

6:00 PM Trade Show and Portfolio Reviews - Millennium Centre - 389 Main Street (Sponsored by The Winnipeg Free Press)


Saturday MAY 28, 2011

7:30 AM - Registration Desk Opens - Nikon and Canon Camera Clinic Drop Off - Refreshments served - Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg - 288 Portage Avenue

8:30 AM - Workshops Sessions 1*
      1. Workshop A - Chris Bolin - Self-Employed Bliss. Is it possible?
      2. Workshop B - John Lehmann - Geek Time with John Lehmann
      3. Workshop C - Genevieve Alvarez - Daily Multimedia made Easy

*There are three different workshops planned to occur simultaneously which attendees will be able to take in two. One at 8:30 am and the other at 10 am.

9:45 AM - Coffee Break - Sponsored by Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg

10:00 AM - Workshops Session 2
      1. Workshop A - Chris Bolin - Self-Employed Bliss. Is it possible?
      2. Workshop B - John Lehmann - Geek Time with John Lehmann
      3. Workshop C - Genevieve Alvarez - Daily Multimedia made Easy

11:30 am - Lunch begins - Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg

12 Noon - A working lunch - Presentation by PhotoShelter's CEO Allen Murabayashi / How to Succeed With Social Media & Photography

1:00 PM - SPEAKER: Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune staff photographer

2:00 PM - Coffee Break - Sponsored by Radisson Hotel Downtown Winnipeg

2:15 PM - SPEAKER: Veteran Canadian Press photographer Fred Chartrand (retired)

3:30 PM - SPEAKER: Maisie Crow / Photographer, Videographer and Producer

4:30 PM - NPAC's Annual General Meeting

7:00 PM - NPAC 2009 National Pictures of the Year Gala Awards - The Cre8ery - 125 Adelaide Street  (Sponsored by Maclean’s  Magazine)
A list of nominees can be found at the following link: http://npac.ca/forums/index.php?topic=4226.0

Sunday May 28, 2011

8:30 AM - Registration Desk Opens - Refreshments served - Sponsored by Frank Shufletoski (SAIT)

9:00 AM - Door Prize Bonanza - Over 75 prizes to be won!

9:30 AM - SPEAKER: Bob Strong, Reuter's Senior Photographer for the Nordic Region.

10:45 AM - SPEAKER: Ed Ou, Reportage by Getty Images

12 Noon - Photojournalism 2011 Ends.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2011, 12:04 PM by Richard Ernst » Logged
Richard Ernst
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 11:48 AM »

All,

We are pleased to begin announcing this year's speakers line-up.

Our first confirmed speaker is Reuter's Senior Photographer for the Nordic region based in Stockholm, Bob Strong.


Reuter's Senior Photographer Bob Strong (Handout)


Bob began his professional career in 1973 when he became the staff photographer for The Richmond Mercury, an alternative weekly paper in Kansas. He was hired by UPI in 1981 in Washington DC, and in 1984 transferred to Mexico City as the Chief Photographer for northern Latin America. In 1985 Bob joined Reuters and in 1986 he was transferred to Bogota, Colombia where he covered events from Haiti to Argentina. He spent the 90’s as a freelance photographer, working for the Associated Press in New Delhi, travelling to post-war Iraq and returning to Haiti and Cuba. In 2001 Bob re-joined Reuters in Washington DC and one year later moved to Singapore to work as an editor on the Asian picture desk. In 2004 Bob was named Chief Photographer, Iraq based in Baghdad. While in Iraq, Bob organized pool coverage of the trial of Saddam Hussein, managed a local staff of over 20 photographers and drivers, and regularly joined US and British troops on military embeds. In June of 2006 Bob began his posting as Senior Photographer for the Nordic region based in Stockholm. He returned to Iraq in April and December 2007 for month-long embeds with units in Baquba and in Baiji and spent December 2008 and January 2009 embedded with the US Army’s 6-4 Cavalry in Afghanistan’s Konar and Nuristan Provinces.  This past year he spent July and August working on four embeds with the US and Canadian Army in Kandahar and Helmand Province.

Website: http://blogs.reuters.com/bob-strong/

Stay tuned for more speaker announcements in the following weeks.

Ric Ernst.
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Richard Ernst
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 01:42 PM »

All,

I am pleased to announce former Canadian Press photographer Fred Chartrand will be a guest speaker at our upcoming 2011 Photojournalism Conference in Winnipeg on May 26, 27 & 28th.

Fred will also be on hand reviewing portfolios at the Millennium Centre on Friday night during the Trade Show.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the next several weeks as we near our conference date!

Ric Ernst.





 
LEFT:   Canadian Press photographer Fred Chartrand working Iran in 1981. (Photo by Alfred). RIGHT: Candian Press photographer Fred Chartrand acknowledges a standing ovation as he is recognized in the House of Commons by Speaker Peter Milliken for 38 years of exemplary service covering Parliament Hill and eight prime ministers, following Question Period in Ottawa Friday Feb. 29, 2008.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tom Hanson

Fred Chartrand retired from the Canadian Press after almost forty years, on February 28, 2008. Since then this national award-winning photographer/photo journalist has freelanced for national newspapers, magazines, news agencies and Government of Canada Departments. Fred has also acted as a visual consultant as well as undertaking several special projects including a tour to the Northwest Territories with the Governor-General, Prime Minster’s tour of Haiti and a personal photo-essay on cancer and community living in Ontario for the Photosensitive group. He has volunteered his photographic services such events as Polo for Learning and the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Annual Tom Hanson Hockey for Heart Tournament.

 Fred has dedicated his career to the capture storytelling, and reporting of international and national events. From elections in Nicaragua where he shot inside a rebel Contra camp to being one of the few journalists in Iran during the American hostage crisis and the aborted U.S rescue mission, Fred has earned his place in Canadian photo-journalism history. Covering the Gulf War, Olympic Games, G-8 Leaders Summits, Commonwealth Summits, Francophonie Summits, seven federal election campaigns and the terms of seven Prime Ministers, this national newspaper award-winning photographer has been a fixture on Parliament Hill, across the country and around the world as the senior photographer for the Canadian Press.

Grey Cups, Stanley Cups, national and international sporting events, Fred’s love of his career continues . “I will never truly retire until I’m six feet under,” says the well-respected photo-journalist known affectionately by his colleagues as “the legend.”

Fred wishes to continue to take pictures that capture the people and events that define both the everyday and the extraordinary moments . Whether a new slant on a corporate report, personal or professional portraits or the news photography on which he has built his four decade career, Fred is always interested in the visual history of our times.

Website: http://www.fredchartrand.com/
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Richard Ernst
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 08:06 PM »

All,

I am pleased to announce Independent Canadian Photographer Chris Bolin will conduct a workshop on being a self-employed photographer at our upcoming 2011 Photojournalism Conference in Winnipeg on May 26, 27 & 28th.

Chris will also be on hand reviewing portfolios at the Millennium Centre on Friday night during the Trade Show.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the next several weeks as we near our conference date!

Ric Ernst.



Photographer Chris Bolin. (Photo by Andy Nichols)


Self-Employed Bliss. Is it possible?


Chris Bolin grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Slurpee Capital of the World for 11 years running. He picked up his first camera in Junior High School after his gym teacher suggested he try something other than sports.

After receiving his High School diploma that neither he, nor his parents were proud of, he bought his first Canon and tried his hand at photography. In his mid-twenties he headed West with his gear in tow and ended up in Calgary, AB where he studied Photojournalism at SAIT. Upon Graduation in 1999, he was offered an internship at the National Post in Toronto shortly after its debut. He spent four years as a staff photographer at the paper working under some of the best editors and shooters in the business. His 1st place POY was won just after being brought on board for an image that he shot while still in school.

He has spent the last eight years building his freelance business after he incorporated (Chris Bolin Photography Inc.) With a focus on travel, national newspaper and magazine work, Chris has a client list of over 75 companies who help him pay his mortgage. From the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, The Calgary Stampede, Shell, WestJet, Polaris Images, and a number of corporate and commercial clients, he uses every color possible in the Apple iCal to fill his busy week. He even has a water cooler in his office to make it feel more “real” and “work” like; however, he hasn’t worn a suit in years.

He has travelled to over 30 countries on assignment and is on his 5th passport and the map is barely marked. He has been awarded with a number of national wins from Sports Photo of the Year to Travel Photographer of the Year. He shoots weddings too because he just loves the story 200 people and an open bar can tell.

Chris will offer a workshop on the reality of being a self-employed photographer in a world where everyone ones a camera, a cell phone and has a website. He will present a realistic and practical look at the business of freelancing, revenue streams, client relationships, protecting your work and its value and getting paid every time; on time. He will offer insight on how to spend less time chasing checks and more time making money. Discussion on social media and its advertising and marketing benefits, file management, and one-stop-applications to get images up and out will also be discussed.

Chris lives in Calgary and is married with a brand new daughter who you will get to meet at the conference - no charge

You can see more of his work on his website and follow his happenings on his blog at: http://www.chrisbolinphotography.com/
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Richard Ernst
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 07:52 PM »

All,

I am pleased to announce American phototographer Maisie Crow will be a guest speaker at our 2011 Photojournalism Conference in Winnipeg on May 26, 27 & 28th.

Maisie will also be on hand reviewing portfolios at the Millennium Centre on Friday night during the Trade Show.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the next several weeks as we near our conference date!

Ric Ernst.



Photographer Maisie Crow (Photo by Ramsay de Give)


Maisie Crow, 29, is a freelance photographer, videographer and producer based in New York City. In 2010 her multimedia project, A Life Alone, was nominated for a News and Documentary  Emmy, and she attended the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. She has worked with various organizations including MediaStorm, Save the Children, Robin Hood Foundation and Bread for the World. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Ian Parry Scholarship and the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant. Her multimedia work has been screened at LOOKbetween and the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism.

www.maisiecrow.com

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Richard Ernst
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 01:27 PM »

All,

I am pleased to announce Globe and Mail West Coast staff photographer John Lehmann will conduct a workshop on using technology to your advantage at our upcoming 2011 Photojournalism Conference in Winnipeg on May 26, 27 & 28th.

John will also be on hand reviewing portfolios at the Millennium Centre on Friday night during the Trade Show.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the next several weeks as we near our conference date!

Ric Ernst.



Photographer John Lehmann (Photo by Andy Clark)




Geek Time with John Lehmann

To all you closet geeks out there.

Are you a closet geek? Have you been feeling ridiculed, ostracized or marginalized for your love of latest shiny new toys? Leave that closet behind and come into the light where we'll talk about technology in an open and safe environment and talk about how to make the most of the latest technology as photographer.

Want to justify that iPad or iPhone you just purchased? Want to know the best work flow for Photo Mechanic? Want know how to file to the office with just an iPhone? If you use Photo Mechanic or some type of Mac product, or just want to learn all you can about these technologies, this the workshop for you.

However be Warned! Your head will need a reboot after this information-packed session.

John Lehmann is an accomplished, award-winning photojournalist whose 22 years of experience working around the world has brought him to witness and record both major historic events as well as the personal joys and tragedies of ordinary people leading extraordinary lives. Lehmann lives and works in Vancouver as the Globe and Mail's West Coast-based Visual Journalist. He has also worked for The National Post, the South China Morning Post, Asia Times and Eastern Express and has freelanced for AFP, AP, Reuters and the Canadian Press.

www.lehmann.ca

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Richard Ernst
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 09:12 PM »

All,

I am pleased to announce Chicago Tribune staff photographer Scott Strazzante will be a guest speaker at our upcoming 2011 Photojournalism Conference in Winnipeg on May 26, 27 & 28th.

Scott will also be on hand reviewing portfolios at the Millennium Centre on Friday night during the Trade Show.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the next several weeks as we near our conference date!

Ric Ernst.



Photographer Scott Strazzante (Courtesy of Scott Strazzante)


Scott Strazzante, 47, was born and raised in the shadows of the steel mills on the far southeast corner of Chicago. The son of a tire dealer, Strazzante first became interested in photography when he started taking his dad’s Canon AE-1 to Chicago White Sox games.

After college, Strazzante began what has now been a 24-year career at Chicago-area newspapers, including The Daily Calumet, the Daily Southtown, and the Joliet Herald-News.  In 2000, Strazzante was named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association and the Missouri School of Journalism.

In 2001, Strazzante, an 8-time Illinois Photographer of the Year, started work at the Chicago Tribune where he spends his time as a general assignment photographer.

In 2008, MediaStorm published Common Ground, a multimedia piece on Strazzante’s personal project on the transformation of a piece of land in suburban Chicago from rural to suburban. The project, entering its 17th year, has also been published in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Mother Jones and National Geographic.

In his free time, Strazzante likes going to movies by himself, fishing for compliments and wishing his BlackBerry was an iPhone.

Strazzante, the 1978 Bethlehem Lutheran School 8th Grade Spelling Bee champion, lives in Yorkville, Illinois with his wife Anna and their 4 children.

 You can see more of his work on his website at http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/shooting-from-the-hip/

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Richard Ernst
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 01:39 PM »

All,

I am pleased to announce Seattle Times' Associate Producer for Multimedia Genevieve Alvarez will conduct a workshop on producing, shooting and editing quick daily video for newspaper web sites at our upcoming 2011 Photojournalism Conference in Winnipeg on May 26, 27 & 28th.

Genevieve will also be on hand reviewing portfolios and in particular newspaper multimedia at the Millennium Centre on Friday night during the Trade Show.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the next several weeks as we near our conference date!

Ric Ernst.



Multimedia Producer Genevieve Alvarez (Photo by Patrick Self)


Daily Multimedia made Easy


Genevieve Alvarez currently resides in rainy Seattle, working as the Associate Producer of Multimedia for The Seattle Times. In addition to the shooting, editing and production of video, Alvarez is responsible for multimedia education throughout the newsroom. Every day is a balancing act between creating live video, edited video, TwitPics, panoramic images and mobile reporting in the 24-hours news cycle. She was a member of the reporting teams that were recognized with the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting and named the APME 2010 Innovator of the Year. Most recently, her investigative video series "Seniors for Sale: Exploiting the aged and frail in Washington State" was honored by the 2010 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism by the Nieman Foundation. In the rare occasion when she isn't watching Final Cut Pro rendering times, you can find her watching animated movies, hunting for good Mexican food, and jumping off curbs in Paris.

Always known as 'the girl who can draw good' in school, Alvarez's passion for visual story telling began at an early age. She continued her passion for art after high school at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and the Academy of Art Institute in San Francisco where she studied animation and illustration. Genevieve eventually grew tired of drawing and animating hundreds of frames when she discovered a new way to create hundreds of storytelling frames with her Canon AE-1. After graduating from Brooks Institute's Visual Journalism program, she interned as a photographer for the New York Daily News contributing to their initial launch into multimedia on such events as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. She started at The Seattle Times in 2008, focusing on multimedia and production.

Website: www.seattletimes.com/video
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Richard Ernst
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 05:07 PM »

All,

I am pleased to announce PhotoShelter's CEO Allen Murabayashi will make a presentation at our "working" lunch on Saturday at our Photojournalism 2011 conference in Winnipeg.

We are working on one more speaker and should be confirming their attendance in the next week! Stay tuned....

Ric Ernst



PhotoShelter CEO Allen Murabayashi (Handout)



How to Succeed With Social Media & Photography

Social networks like Twitter and Facebook are all the rage – yet can they help grow your business?  How about blogging? Is your time well spent cranking out blogposts and tweets? Or should you focus your marketing elsewhere?

There is certainly a "wrong way" and PhotoShelter CEO Allen Murabayashi will help you avoid making costly marketing mistakes that can waste your time. He'll discuss how photographers can create a social media strategy that works, why it can be an important piece of your marketing effort, and how to determine if its working.  Throughout the talk, Allen will share valuable insights from PhotoShelter's free guide: Social Media for Photographers.

This session will include:

•    Setting goals – why photographers should use social media

•    The ground rules for social media participation

•    Choosing where to participate

•    Smart strategies to start out

•    Generating social sharing and quality links to your content

•    Adding social media to your workflow

•    Measuring your progress

•    Helpful tools

The goal of this session is to provide photographers at all levels with new strategies to promote their work and ultimately generate more revenue from their photography.  When applied productively, social media enables photographers to build a following, engage in dialogue, and find new opportunities to showcase and share their work.  Several case studies and individual social media successes will be shared to provide ideas for making these strategies your own.

Allen Murabayashi founded PhotoShelter in February of 2005, and serves as the company's CEO. Prior to launching PhotoShelter, Allen served as a founding employee and Senior Vice President of Engineering at HotJobs.com, where he assisted in the company's massive growth from a 4-person start-up to a publicly-held company with over 675 employees. He oversaw a staff of 50 engineers, and was responsible for the development of HotJobs.com, Softshoe, and a number of internal applications. Allen graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor's degree in Music with distinction in the major.

Allen flosses daily.

Web site: http://www.photoshelter.com/


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Richard Ernst
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 11:49 AM »

All,

I am pleased to announce Getty Image's Reportage photographer Ed Ou is our final speaker at our Photojournalism 2011 conference in Winnipeg May 27, 28 & 29th. This brings a total of nine excellent presenters including three different workshops.

See you there!

Ric.




Photographer Ed Ou in Jalalabad, Kyrgyzstan (Photo by Marina Gorobevskaya)

Ed Ou (24) is a culturally ambiguous Canadian photojournalist who has been bouncing around the Middle East, former Soviet Union, Africa, and the Americas.

His photography has so far taken him from dark eerie crypts in Madagascar, to radioactive lakes in Kazakhstan, refugee boats in the Gulf of Aden, to animatronic love doll factories in Tokyo.

He started his career early as a teenager, covering the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, and the fall of the Islamic Courts in Mogadishu, Somalia while he was studying in the Middle East. He first worked for Reuters and the Associated Press, covering a wide range of news stories in the area. He was also an intern at the New York Times. After university, he moved to Kazakhstan, where he documented the tragic consequences of Soviet nuclear weapons testing in Semipalatinsk. Recently, he has been covering the wave of uprisings that has rocked the Arab World.

Ed is the recipient of a Global Vision Award from POYi, a 1st Place Contemporary Issues award from World Press Photos, and other recognition from the Overseas Press Club, Ian Parry Scholarship, Best of Photojournalism, PDN Photo Annual, UNICEF, among others. He has been selected for a Getty Images Editorial Grant, PDN 30 Under 30, and took part in the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.

He speaks English, Arabic, Mandarin, and gets by in Hebrew and French.

He is represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

Web site: http://www.adventureswithlight.net/
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