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Meetup: PhotoPlus Expo & Photo Walk

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Meetup: PhotoPlus Expo & Photo Walk

  • Jacob Javits Center 655 West 34th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)

PhotoPlus Expo is a unique experience, the largest photography and imaging show in North America and is attended by over 22,000 photographers both professional and hobbyist.

This year the show is again at Jacob Javits Center in NYC October 25th through October 27th. Registration (http://www.photoplusexpo.com/) is open to get your pass (cost = $30) to the Expo floor to visit with all the top names in photography. Nikon, Canon, Fuji and Sony are four of over 250 registered exhibitors available to see during this event.

PhotoPlus is designed for the photographer and end-user of photographic equipment not photo retailers and industry insiders. Representatives from companies that make the stuff you use are on-hand to let you handle and use the newest equipment. Questions can be answered direct from the horse’s mouth.

I have been attending this show for many years and always have a great time. Optionally there are quite a few seminars to attend, some free right on the show floor and some for a reasonable fee that take place in a classroom setting.

Go to http://www.photoplusexpo.com for more information about exhibitors and seminars.

In addition to the show we will take the opportunity to shoot pictures on the streets of New York during a photo walk.

The Javits Center, where the Expo is located, is near the entrance to the High Line. The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. We will start at the north end on 34th St. at 12:30 p.m. to photo walk about 1.5 miles to the Chelsea Market for lunch. From there you are free to explore the nearby art galleries or the general neighborhood on your own.

I encourage you to attend this show, interact with the manufacturers of some of your favorite (and not so favorite) equipment, and then channel your inner Saul Leiter or Vivian Maier, two excellent street photographers, by shooting along the High Line of NYC.

Here is a proposed timeline of events:

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pick up a free shopping bag, walk the show, learn, explore, and interact with manufacturers. See how much FREE swag you can stuff into the shopping bag.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Photo walk on High Line

1:30 is Lunch! http://chelseamarket.com/index.php/Shops

2:00 - Explore on your own or head back to PhotoPlus Expo

Next day: edit and upload images to Meetup!