Focal Press @ the 2014 PhotoPlus Conference & Expo

We are just days away from one of the biggest photography events in the United States – PhotoPlus!  The photography team here at Focal Press is hard at work on last minute preparations.

Visit Focal Press at the PhotoPlus Conference & Expo – Booth #1217!

Come by the booth, browse the latest titles, enter to win free books, and take advantage of the conference discount.

PSST! Super-Secret Tip – Visit us on Saturday, November 1st and get a FREE Field Guide while supplies last.

Not going to PhotoPlus but still want to win free books? Sign up for the Focal Press Monthly Photography eNewsletter and you will be entered for a chance to win $150 worth of books of your choice.

We hope to see you soon!


Brooke Shaden

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
PW6 – Creating Art Anywhere

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 – 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
TA5 – Set Design: From Blank Space to Beautiful Images

Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer and popular blogger living and working in the Los Angeles area where she runs photo workshops. Her passion lies in creating new worlds through photographs, a passion which was recently recognized by Academy award-winning director Ron Howard when he chose her work as part-inspiration for a short film in Canon’s Imagin8tion competition. Her vision extends beyond the realm of the camera, creating images that resemble paintings and speak of an era that is not our own. Each image is a story.

Brooke Shaden Meet & Greet!

Where: Focal Press Booth #1217
When: Thursday, October 30th at 2:00 pm
Come by and meet fine art photographer, blogger and author Brooke Shaden.  Brooke will be signing her book

Read blog posts by Brooke: Defining Your Style

Lou Jones

Sat, Nov 1, 2014 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
SB1 – Mastering Speedlights

Lou Jones is one of Boston’s most diverse commercial & art photographers. This prolific, award-winning photographer specializes in photo illustration & location photography for corporate, advertising & collateral projects. His client list is as impressive as are his photographs — IBM, FED EX, American Express, Oldsmobile, AETNA, Museum of Fine Arts, Fortune Magazine, US News & World Report & National Geographic. Jones’ assignments have taken him to Europe, Central & South America, Africa, Japan & 46 of the 50 states. Assignments have placed Jones on location at NASA, Boeing, Universal Studios, British Telecom (England) & Saab (Sweden).

Visit Lou’s Website

Read blog posts by Lou: Why Speedlights?

Harold Davis

Harold Davis’ seminar at the Carl Zeiss booth #847

Thursday, October 30th at 11:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00

Harold Davis is a legendary photographer and digital artist whose work is widely collected. He is the author of many bestselling photography books, includingPhotographing Flowers, Photographing Waterdrops, and The PhotoshopDarkroom, all published by Focal Press.  Harold has been recognized as a Moab Master for his hand-crafted, fine art prints. His popular workshops are often sold out.

Visit Harold’s Website

Read blog posts by Harold:

Photographing Waterdrops: Waterdrops as Lens

Photographing Flowers: Focus and Sharpness

Carrie Beene

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
TB8 – Retouching Techniques for the Professional Look

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
FC5 – Product Retouching and Compositing previously: Storytelling through Photoshop

Carrie Beene is the owner and principal retoucher of CarrieNYC, a high End digital Retouching Studio in New York City with work published in  the New York Times, Lucky, Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, W, OK Magazine, Paper, V magazine, Vanity Fair, ID, Allure, and more.  Carrie teaches in the MPS Digital Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She speaks yearly at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference and has written for Popular  Photography magazine.

Visit Carrie’s Website

Rick Sammon

Adorama Camera – Booth #829 – Thursday, October 30th 4:00 PM and  Friday, October 31st at 2:00 pm

Westcott – Booth #124 – Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 am

Publishing soon! – Rick Sammon’s Creative Visualization for Photographers

Rick Sammon has published 36 books, and he writes for PCPhoto, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Magazine and Layers magazine. Rick hosts photography and Photoshop shows on, and runs more than a dozen photography workshops and presentations around the world each year. He reaches his wide audience of photo enthusiasts through his blog, books, how-to videos, iPhone and iPad apps, a podcast and an expanding following on social media. He also presents at Photoshop World. He is also a Canon Explorer of Light, a Westcott Top Pro Elite, and an Arcanum Inception Master.

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