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Embassy Suites Columbia
200 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210

Tel: 803-252-8700 or 800-Embassy
http://embassysuites.hilton.com/Columbia


Online Registration Is Closed - Registration at the door only

Early Bird: October 15 - December 15 - $130
Regular Registration: December 16 - January 15 - $145
At the door: $160


Bob Krist - Keynote Speaker

Bob Krist

Bob Krist is a freelance photographer who works regularly on assignment for magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and Islands. These assignments have taken him to all seven continents and have won awards in the Pictures of the Year, Communication Arts, and World Press Photo competitions. During his work, he has been stranded on a glacier in Iceland, nearly run down by charging bulls in southern India, and knighted with a cutlass during a Trinidad voodoo ceremony.

He won the title of "Travel Photographer of the Year" from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and again this year at the 2008 convention. In 2000 his work was honored at the Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography in New York City.

Bob's books include In Tuscany (Broadway Books, NY), which features 270 pages of his photographs of the region and is a collaboration with author Frances Mayes. It spent a month on the New York Times bestseller list. He also photographed the coffeetable books Caribbean and Portrait of the Caribbean and Low Country: Charleston to Savannah (Graphic Arts Center Publishing), A Photo Tour of New York (Photo Secrets Publishing, San Diego), and Impressions of Bucks County (Old Mill Productions, New Hope PA).

An accomplished writer as well as a photographer, Bob is a contributing editor at both National Geographic Traveler and Outdoor Photographer, where he writes a travel photography column. His how-to book Spirit of Place: The Art of The Traveling Photographer (Amphoto Books, NY) was hailed by American Photographer magazine as "the best book about travel photography we've ever read." His newest book Travel Photography: Documenting the World's People and Places was recently published in the Digital Masters series by Lark Books.

He lectures in Washington DC as part of the ongoing "Live at the National Geographic" series. He teaches photo workshops for the Maine and Santa Fe Photo Workshops, National Geographic Expeditions, and Linblad Expeditions.

A former professional actor, Bob hosted Nature's Best Photography, a 13-part series for National Wildlife Productions on the Outdoor Life Network, and Photography Close Up, one of Cablevision's "MagRack" series. Currently, he can be seen as the host of the PBS special Restoration Stories.


Bob lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania, with his wife Peggy. They are the parents of three sons, Matthew, Brian, and Jonathan.

Deborah Sandidge

Deborah Sandridge

Infrared Photography will illustrate the beauty of infrared photography as it applies to landscapes, architecture, birds, and wildlife. This presentation is designed for photographers interested in digital infrared photography, as well as those currently shooting in infrared. Using compelling infrared images created with her infrared converted cameras, and color/infrared comparisons, Deborah will discuss in detail the best techniques to enable you to capture one-of-a-kind infrared images. From understanding infrared light and filter choices, to imaginative techniques in infrared photography, and post-processing in Photoshop, Deborah will share insightful and creative techniques that you can immediately apply to your infrared photography.

Deborah Sandidge is an award-winning professional photographer, and the author of Digital Infrared Photography published by Wiley. She is an instructor at BetterPhoto.com teaching Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art, as well as Digital Infrared Photography. Deborah shares her knowledge and enthusiasm with photographers in her many presentations and workshops each year.

Deborah's travels have taken her from coast to coast of America and beyond to yield photography that stretches the imagination. She has had the joy and privilege of photographing the beautiful people and captivating architecture of Cuba, the rich culture and history throughout Europe, and the stunning dunes and sweeping coastlines of Namibia. Deborah's passion is not only capturing images of people, places, and things with her digital cameras, but also in the creative work she does in the digital darkroom. She considers Photoshop her "artist's palette".

Deb's Blog: http://blog.deborahsandidge.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/debsandidge

Mollie Isaacs and Mary Lindhjem

Meet your F.A.T.E. and control your photographic destiny. In the modern digital world of cameras and computers, the quest to create superb images presents a series of never ending challenges. We live in an exciting time of technological advances and creative options. This inspirational and educational program by Mollie Isaacs and Mary Lindhjem will help you to clarify the process of crafting impressive photographic art from inception to completion. Learn how and why they select certain subjects or locations over others. Gain insights into how to use simple creative techniques and basic image optimization software to achieve a higher level of artistry. With their gentle blend of humor and illustrative imagery, Mollie and Mary will walk you through the creative and technical process needed to elevate your photography and to enjoy the journey.

Mary Lindhjem and Mollie Isaacs are professional photographers and experienced instructors. They joined forces to establish Awake the Light Photo Tours and Workshops (www.awakethelight.com), which offers a variety of popular photographic tours and workshops around the country. They incorporate a broad knowledge base and gentle humor into their presentations. Their combined love of photography and teaching makes them entertaining and effective, engaging and compelling, stimulating and refreshing. They have been described as inspirational speakers who are eager to help other photographers improve their creativity, their vision, and their technical skills.

Mollie Isaacs specializes in macro photography, portraits of children and families, and scenic and nature photography. She has studied with Ansel Adams, Joyce Tenneson, and others. She has won the "Oscar" of photography, the coveted Kodak Gallery Award, fourteen times. Several of her award-winning photographs have been exhibited at Epcot Center in Disney World, and her work is in the Permanent Collection of the International Photography Hall of Fame. Mary Lindhjem specializes in nature and wildlife photography, and has taught photography at the college and university level. She also teaches photography, Photoshop, and Lightroom to a variety of groups and professional photographic organizations across the country and abroad. Her images have been published in numerous books and magazines. Her photographic travels have taken her to many exciting places including Africa, Costa Rica, and Alaska.

Ed Heaton

Ed's lecture "Composition & Light" will cover the overlooked and sometimes forgotten aspects of image design and the all important role that light plays in creating dramatic and spectacular images! Join Ed as he talks in-depth about how to get a better understanding of the basic and advanced concepts of composing compelling compositions and using light to make extraordinary images from ordinary subjects!

Ed is a published and award-winning professional photographer residing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who specializes in landscape, nature and travel photography. For close to ten years now, Ed has conducted Creative Composition workshops, seminars, and classes on an ongoing basis. Ed's passion for the outdoors is definitely reflected in his photography. His ability to capture light and make extraordinary images from ordinary subjects is truly a gift. Ed's combination of traditional and innovative techniques have been instrumental in his success.

Schedule (Subject to change)

Thursday, February 9th
03:00pm - 06:00pm
Registration
Lobby
08:00pm - 10:00pm
Presentation - Janice Wendt
Ambassador Ballroom
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Image Whisperer: Learning to Listen to Your Image Needs
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Friday, February 10th
07:00am - 08:00am
Registration
Lobby
08:00am - 06:00pm
Tradeshow Open
Greystone Hall
08:00am - 08:30am
Opening Comments
Ambassador Ballroom
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Members Choice + Early Bird Contest winners
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08:30am - 11:00am
Keynote Presentation 1 - Bob Krist
Ambassador Ballroom
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(30 minute break @ 9:30)
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Perceptions and Reality and Shooting for Story
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Book signing
Lobby
12:00pm - 01:15pm
Lunch (provided)
Ambassador Ballroom
01:15pm - 02:00pm
Free time
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02:00pm - 04:30pm
Breakout session 1 - Choose one of three offered
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(30 minute break @ 3:00)
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Ed Heaton: Composition and Light
Salon C
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Deb Sandidge: Infrared Photography
Salon D
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Mollie Isaacs and Mary Lindhjem: Meet Your F.A.T.E
Salon EFG
Evening
Dinner on your own
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Saturday, February 11th
08:00am - 09:00am
Registration
Lobby
08:00am - 06:00pm
Tradeshow Open
Greystone Hall
08:30am-11:00am
Breakout session 2 - Choose one of three offered
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(30 minute break @ 9:30)
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Ed Heaton: Composition and Light
Salon C
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Deb Sandidge: Infrared Photography
Salon D
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Mollie Isaacs and Mary Lindhjem: Meet Your F.A.T.E
Salon EFG
11:00am - 12:00pm
Book signing
Lobby
12:00pm - 01:15pm
Lunch (provided)
Ambassador Ballroom
01:15pm - 02:00pm
Free time
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02:00pm - 02:30pm
20th Anniversary Presentation
Ambassador Ballroom
02:30pm - 05:00pm
Keynote Presentation 2 - Bob Krist
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(30 minute break @ 3:00)
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One World, One Flash and Light: Making the Most of It
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05:00pm - 07:30pm
Dinner on your own
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07:30pm - 09:00pm
Evaluation collection,"Members in Action" slideshow,
Ambassador Ballroom
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Business Meeting, Door Prize Extravaganza
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Sunday, February 12th
08:00am - 11:00am
Tradeshow Open
Greystone Hall
08:00am - 10:30am
Keynote Presentation 3 - Bob Krist
Ambassador Ballroom
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Expanding into Multimedia and
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Equipment: What to Take, How to Pack
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Member's Choice contest is closed.