Photography seminars added to WSSF lineup 

There’s a new addition to the EXPOSURE family at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival this year — A Seminar Series, to be held on April 15 and 16.

Photography freaks will be able to take part in three action-sports photography workshops, designed to provide an engaging forum for aspiring and professional photographers to hone their skills, explore the latest trends and learn from some of the top photographers in the industry.

Here’s what the seminars will offer:

Tuesday, April 15

Getting Published in the Magazines,

This seminar is designed for aspiring action-sports photographers, and will feature a dynamic panel discussion about what it takes to attract the attention of the magazines and how to leverage success in the magazine industry to achieve commercial success as a photographer. The seminar will include practical advice and in-depth information about the world of action sports magazine photography. Panellists include Dano Pendygrasse, senior photographer for Transworld Snowboarding, Leslie Anthony, creative director for SBC Skier magazine, and Grant Brittain, photo editor of Transworld Skateboarding magazine.

Wednesday, April 16

The Business of Photography

This seminar will be led by Cradoc Bagshaw, a professional photographer for over 40 years and the creator of fotoQuote, regarded as the industry standard for pricing stock and assignment photography in the United States. The seminar will cover a range of business topics including pricing and negotiating stock and assignment photography, copyright issues, the importance of paperwork, and how to be successful in a competitive market. This seminar is ideal for anybody who wants to achieve or maintain commercial success as a photographer.

Behind the Lens: Up close and personal with the world’s leading action-sports photographers

This seminar promises to be an informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking session, suitable for anyone with an interest in photography or the action-sports industry. The round-table discussion, moderated by Leslie Anthony, will be interactive with many opportunities for audience participation. Panellists will discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the action-sports industry, and will also share their own personal stories and secrets of success. Confirmed panellists include Swedish ski photographer and 2003 Pro Photographer Showdown presenter, Matthias Fredriksson, legendary skateboard photographer and 2000 Showdown winner Grant Brittain, and three of Whistler’s own ski and snowboard photography legends Paul Morrison, Dano Pendygrasse, and 2001 Showdown winner Blake Jorgenson.

All three seminars will take place at the Delta Whistler Resort. Tickets are $30 for each seminar or take in all three for $75. But early birds get in even cheaper. Up until April 7, tickets are $25 per seminar or $60 for all three and members of the Whistler Photographic Society are eligible for the early-bird discount, regardless of when they register.

To register, drop by the Whistler Information & Activity Centre in the Whistler Conference Centre, Ph: 604-938-2769. For more information, visit www.livelarge.ca and follow the links to Exposure Photography Seminars.

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