Friday, September 11th, 2015

Luminance Professional Development Conference Presented by PhotoShelter




Luminance returns to Photoville as a full-day conference showcasing insights and resources for building your photography business such as navigating online photography contests, developing creative PR strategies, leveraging your local community and demystifying SEO.

A full day pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels below plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour.

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Do’s & Don’ts to Photo Contests & Submitting Your Work Online

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 10:30AM-11:15AM
Featuring: Allen Murabayashi (Moderator), Jason Groupp, Mark Heflin, Scott Krenitski, Giuseppe Oliverio, Melanie Phillipe, and Lauren Wendle
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

With hundreds of photo contests out there, how do you tell them apart? And with so many ways to submit your images online, how do you know which where to start? In this exclusive panel, we’ll discuss which photo contests are worth your time, plus walk through additional opportunities to submit your work to companies in need of great photography.

PR for Your Photography: The Secret to Getting Featured

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday September 11th
Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM
Featuring: Alison Zavos (moderator), Blake Zidell, Gabriel H. Sanchez, Erin Allweiss, and Elizabeth Griffin
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

What’s the secret to getting press coverage for your photography? With some online outlets getting well over a million unique hits a month, the exposure can have a direct impact on the growth of your audience, and even help you land more gigs.

An Exclusive Conversation with David Burnett

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 12:30PM-1:15PM
Featuring: David Burnett
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

For nearly 50 years, David Burnett has been traveling and documenting the world. Shooting almost exclusively with film, he’s covered stories as diverse as the French and American Presidential elections from 1972 to the present, the famine in Sahel in 1974 and in Ethiopia in 1984, the Iranian revolution following Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Tehran in 1979; the Summer Olympics from 1984 to 2012, and the Salt Lake Games of 2002.

Leveraging Your Local Community to Land Gigs

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM
Featuring: Laura Roumanos (Moderator), Robert Kloos, Jane Kojima, Stefan Ringle, and Courtney Whitelocke
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

You want to grow your photo career and make money, but are challenged to figure out how. Sound familiar? In this panel, we’ll help you think outside the box to build your network and attract clients by leveraging opportunities right in front of your nose. Learn how you can successfully tap into your local community and unearth real opportunities that go overlooked by many including with local business owners, consulates, cultural institutions, Business Improvement Districts, Departments of Transportation, and beyond.

SEO for Photographers: Tips to Conquer Google and Rank Higher

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 4:00PM-4:45PM
Featuring: Jon Chang
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel before you even begin. But no fear! For those feeling lost, join us for an exclusive presentation by SEO guru and digital marketing master Jon Chang. Jon will break down easy tips and tricks to help you build your SEO and rank higher on major search engines. Learn SEO do’s and don’ts, ideas to make SEO part of your daily workflow, and more. Bring your questions for Jon!

Bringing Creativity to Life: An Exclusive Conversation with Sarah Silver & Diego Marini

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 5:00PM-5:45PM
Featuring: Sarah Silver & Diego Marini
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

As an established fashion, beauty, and movement photographer, Sarah Silver has worked directly with some of the world’s premiere brands including Vogue, Nike and L’Oreal. In this exclusive conversation, Sarah sits down with award-winning Creative Director Diego Marini to share a behind-the-scenes look at one of their most exciting collaborations: Pantone’s 2014 “Make it Brilliant” Campaign.

Portfolio Review Happy Hour

Location: Photoville Pavilion
Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM
*Pre-registration is required for this event. *

Bring your portfolio, book or iPad, grab a beer, and get ready to get and give some unbiased feedback on your and your peers’ portfolios in this informal peer portfolio review event hosted by PhotoShelter. Think of it as a portfolio review without the pressure of being in front of a potential buyer – or like speed dating for photographers! You’ll give your feedback on a few portfolios, you’ll get some on yours, and we guarantee you’ll walk away with some new ideas – and feel good about helping out fellow photographers.

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