ProFusion Expo 2019 Presentations

Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Hall B
Wednesday November 13th, 11am to 7pm Thursday November 14th, 10am to 5pm

See the latest gear and the industry's most celebrated speakers in an intimate, interactive environment.

Speaking of interacting with great presenters, you'll get your fill of greatness at this year's ProFusion. Plus, with the arrangement of the speakers directly on the floor, they'll be closer and more accessible than before.

Photo Sponsored by Olympus

Making the Most of your Landscape Photography

Presented by: Peter Baumgarten

Every landscape photographer cherishes those times when they can photograph grand vistas like those in our National Parks. The day-to-day reality however is quite different for most of us. Join Olympus Visionary, Peter Baumgarten as he provides a wide variety of tips and techniques that can help turn even the most mundane landscapes into stunning images.

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The Wonders of the Night Sky - A Journey of Photographic Discovery

Presented by: Peter Baumgarten

The night sky holds fascination for many people. Join Peter Baumgarten, professional photographer and Olympus Visionary as he discusses how he became an 'accidental astrophotographer' and how his passion for photographing the night sky has grown. A number of tips and techniques will be shared that will help improve your own night sky images.

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Wildlife Photography - Creating Emotional Impact

Presented by: Michelle Valberg

Take the simplicity or complexity of a photograph and add emotion - you will have the perfect recipe for a highly impactful image. Michelle will present her captivating imagery and convey her approach to wildlife photography through her fun and informative story-telling approach.

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A Pro Commercial Photographer's Perspective: Why Mirrorless?

Presented by: Kristian Bogner

Nikon Ambassador, Lowepro, Manfrotto and Broncolor Pro will share why he has included mirrorless into his workflow and will take you through some of the advantages for photography, video and visual storytelling. Kristian will share some of his latest award-winning work captured with the Nikon Z series cameras and discuss settings, techniques and insights for taking your mirrorless captures to the next level.

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Planet of Light

Presented by: Dave Brosha

In this inspiring landscape/nature photography-themed talk, Dave takes listeners through his main considerations when documenting the outdoor world around him, including thoughts on composition, tools of the trade, looking for your "wow" in any scene, and thinking creatively when in situations that can sometimes, on the surface, look very ordinary.

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Within Our Own Borders: Wild Explorations in Canada

Presented by: Dave Brosha

Landscape photographers often suffer from the "all the good stuff is elsewhere in the world" affliction. In talk, Dave will take you on a journey through some of the best Canada has to offer including the Arctic and sub-Arctic...but also will also the cover the most simple of locations...like your own backyard. You'll find out why his favourite place to shoot is his own home province of Prince Edward Island (and quite literally his own backyard).

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256 Shades of Grey: Seeing in Black & White

Presented by: Ken Hubbard

In this seminar Ken Hubbard will demonstrate how to create amazing black and white images using techniques in photoshop, lightroom and a few plug-in programs that are designed to bring your B&W images to the next level. The discussion will include the importance of shooting in Adobe RGB color, Raw file modes, what does and does not make a good B&W image, understanding the difference between tonal & contrast range, and much more. You will also learn about what aperture, shutter speed and what focal length lens to use to capture breathtaking images. This seminar is meant to improve your images from a quick snapshot to gallery-worthy images.

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Capturing Images from Dusk Till Dawn

Presented by: Ken Hubbard

Join Professional Photographer Ken Hubbard as he takes you on a visual journey of images from the setting sun, through the darkness of night and then to the on first light of morning. Ken will explain all his techniques for capturing these stunning images. His lecture will take out some of the mystery of Night/Astro Photography by covering subjects such as "Knowing your Camera", "Proper exposures", and most importantly, "Equipment and Lens needs".

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From Good to Great

Presented by: Lindsay Adler

What separates the good photographers from the GREAT photographers? Technique and gear certainly play a role. That is seldom the most important element that distinguishes them. Renowned fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will explain how concept and personal style help differentiate you and move your work to the next level. What are you saying with your images? How will you light? Which lens? What other tools of the visual language will communicate your message? Lindsay will talk about finding your own style. She will discuss finding inspiration for memorable images, expressing a concept, and finally her favorite approaches for creating award-winning photographs.

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Video Sponsored by Canon

Shooting the Academy Award Winning Film, Free Solo.

Presented by: Mikey Schaefer

Cinematographer, Mikey Schaefer will be at the Canon booth talking about his experience filming Free Solo with Jimmy Chin and the Canon cinema gear that was used.

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Shooting Stills and Motion utilizing the best of both formats

Presented by: Jonathan Bielaski

Jonathan discusses his workflow for creating amazing custom content for National and International client on location using both GFX and X Series, including the new GFX 100.

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Using the Fujifilm X-T3 as a Cinematic Workhorse

Presented by: Gabriel Yee

Gabriel discusses using the Fujifilm X-T3 / MKX Cinema lenses to shoot his recent commercial work for a national auto brand as well as his upcoming documentary projects.

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Using artificial light for natural-looking portraits

Presented by: Rick Ferro

Natural light creates flattering portraits but can be incredibly unpredictable. In this live demonstration, PPA Master Photographer Rick Ferro will share his techniques for emulating natural light using LEDs to create beautiful romantic imagery. Using a live model, Rick will cover the art of posing and how to paint with light to help you find your own creative voice.

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A deep dive into the all new C500 Mark II.

Presented by: Luc Lamarre

Canon Specialist, Luc Lamarre speaks to the impressive usability and imaging power featured in the EOS C500 Mark II. It's the customizable full-frame cinema camera that's built for creative freedom.

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The art of photographing the family pet

Presented by: Karen Weiler

Pets have taken their place in society as full-fledged family members and more and more people want more than just a cell phone shot. But, how do you work with subjects who do not pose, do not speak the same language and like to move? Karen will discuss the keys to capture the expression, personality and lighting to create the perfect portrait of mans best friend.

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Small lights, big impact

Presented by: Raph Nogal

Want to create big impact in your images? Join professional photographer Raph Nogal as he takes you through various scenarios and discusses what the A1X and C1Plus can do to help you create dramatic and memorable images. Raph will take you behind the scenes and discuss his thought process in creating big impact images. He will also demonstrate how he uses Profoto lights on shoots to help him stand out.

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Light sculpting techniques in fashion photography

Presented by: Miguel Jacob

In this presentation, Fashion photographer Miguel Jacob will demonstrate how to create unique and arresting high-contrast Fashion imagery by "Modifying the modifier". This technique is achieved by using Profoto flashes coupled with a wide array of light shaping tools in a live fashion shoot with a model. Learn Miguel's light shaping tips and tricks from his extensive experience as one of Canada's most successful fashion photographers.

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Light, brand, and life

Presented by: Ranjiv Gunarajasing

Do you want to know how to use lighting to create a brand? How does lighting contribute to keeping a life well balanced? Join Ranjiv, as he discusses under which circumstances, he relies on the A1X, B10 and B1X and how using these products allow him to save time during the wedding day as well as in post-production.

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Shooting macro beauty with the B10 and C1 plus

Presented by: Billie Chiasson

Billie Chiasson will be showcasing the B10 and C1 plus capabilities as well as highlighting how you can incorporate the C1 for professional macro beauty photography.

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