By 10 October 2011 | Categories: news


The third Photo and Film Expo, which runs from 13 to 16 October at the Coca Cola Dome in Northgate, will have more than 100 workshops and demonstrations on offer for photography enthusiasts. Organisers are urging attendees to book their tickets ahead of time, and have further encouraged attendees to arrive early to secure a spot at the workshops or demonstrations.

Speakers scheduled for the expo include international guests such as worldwide design evangelist at Adobe Systems, Rufus Deuchler, alongside top local photographers like Roger De La Harpe, Lillith Leda, Kevin Shoulder, Dror Eyal, Lou Coetzer, Clinton Moss, David Larsen, David Rogers, Deryck Van Steenderen and Carla Scholtz, amongst others. A full schedule of the workshops and demonstrations is available here.

Additionally, photographers and enthusiasts will be able to compare more than 200 brands hands on, while being able to take advantage of show specials on photographic gear. The expo will also feature a dedicated Adobe workshop area with presentations outlining all the major features of CS5, a full fashion studio setup, and an area dedicated to wedding photography. A gallery area will showcase the works of several iconic South African photographers, including Roger Ballen, Greg Marinovich and Michael Meyersfeld.

The Photo and Film Expo will further host a dedicated gallery area, which has been created for independent photographers to have their work professionally displayed, alongside the second leg of the Photos For Hope charity drive to benefit the Sunflower Fund on the mezzanine level.

Another feature of the event is a lucky draw ‘grand prize’ consisting of a Nikon D7000, SB700 Flash, Samsung notebook, NEC Spectraview monitor, Epson A3 photographic printer, Elinchrom studio lighting kit, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Lexar memory card, Manfrotto tripod and head, backdrop support system and backdrop, Lowepro camera bag, Energizer batteries and charger, CS5 Visual Quick Start Guide, and CODP photographic training.

Day passes for the show will cost R80 (or R40 for under 16s and pensioners), while a weekend pass grants access to all four days at the cost of R200. Tickets for the expo, which will run from 9 am to 6 pm, will be available at the door or can be booked ahead of time here.


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