SPI Photography Convention & Shoot-out

Creative photo professionals attending PRINT 13 this week can take advantage of the new Photo Imaging Conference, sponsored by Photo Imaging News, and “Shoot-Out America”, a training sponsored by the SPI Convention.

“The photography and photo imaging industries have undergone rapid and unprecedented changes in the past several years,” says Ralph Nappi, President of show producer the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC). “As industry professionals continue to adapt to these changes, they have recognized PRINT 13 as an ideal single source for the direction and tools they need to create new revenue streams and future profits.”

“Shoot-Out Americas” will provide hands-on training from 12 industry leaders in marketing, sales, product design, packaging, and shooting.


Monday, Sept. 9, 9 am - 3 pm

“Photographing Newborns and Children” with Christie Kline

Do you dream of photographing those sweet, dreaming newborns? It can be a very profitable market if you know how to handle it correctly. Join Christie Kline to make your dream a reality and learn how she photographs newborn sessions. Kline will show you how she works with her clients and their babies. She’ll also help you start thinking outside the circle—letting your creativeness go beyond just a normal portrait.

Learn the marketing and pricing that will help make this specialty more profitable for you, along with a good workflow plan. Christie demonstrates design work and her creative thought process. For example, she’ll be sharing the newest item in her studio: the “Posh Collection.”


Wednesday, Sept. 11, 9 am - 3 pm

“Advanced Lighting, Posing and Shooting” with Rick Ferro and Owen Kassimir

Posing…you will discover a new approach called “Progressive Posing”. Through inspiration and confidence Rick will show you traditional posing with a new perspective. Rick is noted for his hand posing, romantic style, and the art of body language He will show how to block and help trim down a full size couple.

Lighting…expand your possibilities, which a greater choice of lighting techniques can bring. Rick will be covering different lighting situations that will help you sculpture the body, including:

• Studio Lighting

• Ambient Lighting

• Reflective Lighting

• Window Lighting

• Hollywood Lighting

• Glamour Lighting