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About PhotoCon LA 2018

Samy’s Camera is pleased to once again present PHOTOCON LA.   Over 50 of the photographic and cinema industry’s top brands including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and many more will be in attendance to make this event Southern California’s largest ever photo and cinema trade show.  

Over three days, the REEF will be packed with a virtual Who’s Who of the photographic and cinema communities providing education with over 100 classes for all levels of photo enthusiasts and professionals, sales of the newest and most innovative equipment, Photo Exhibits, Drones, Food and Entertainment. Many of the most respected brands in photography and cinema will be on hand offering product demonstrations and exclusive deals and discounts only available to PhotoCon LA attendees.

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Venue – Magic Box @ the REEF

Magic Box is one of the most distinctive venues in downtown Los Angeles. Housed in THE REEF, the new name for the historic LA Mart building. This LA landmark has played host to countless productions for special events and trade shows as well as for art, design, fashion, film, television, advertising and the music industry …

Magic Box Convention Center & Event Space at The REEF is located in the reinvigorated, revitalized Downtown Los Angles, and is just minutes away from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The venue is within 0.25 miles of the Blue Line Grand Ave station and within 0.5 miles the 23/Flower Expo line station.

 

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PhotoCon LA Learning Event

Over 100 Classes and Presentations over 3 days featuring all aspects of Photo and Cinema Photography, taught by the leading experts in the industry!

Topics include: Wedding and Portrait Photography, Lighting Techniques, Travel and Sports Photography, Fashion, Boudouir, Landscape, Photo Editing, Aerial Photography, Video and Cinema Techniques, and Business Management classes.

Be sure to sign up early as these classes will fill up quickly!

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Samy’s Clearance Room and Trade-In Program

Back by popular demand!  Samy’s will once again be offering a HUGE selection of Used, Demo, and Open Boxed Items, plus 100’s of One Of A Kind products at some incredibly low prices! Come in and browse the room for some great deals!!!

Got an old camera in your closet? Now’s the time to dust it off and bring it to PhotoCon LA and TRADE IT IN. Our buyers will be on hand to take your cameras in trade towards a new camera or lens. Special BONUS Trade-In $$$ will be available at the show.

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Digital Camera Clean & Check Service

No matter how hard you try to keep your camera clean, no matter how careful you are with your lenses, it still happens – dust on your sensor! Dust on your sensor shows up as dark blobs or spots on every one of your pictures.

Professional Technicians from Canon, Nikon, and Sony will be on hand to perform this FREE service AND Firmware updates Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

If you’re experiencing this on your digital camera, then bring it in to PhotoConLA.

Spots are available on a first-come first-served basis.

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Special Guest Appearances and Photo Booth

Meet some of the coolest people from the worlds of Social Media, Sports, Entertainment, and Photography!  Our Photo Booth will be set up to grab that shot with one of your favorites!

Scheduled to attend: Social Media Icons IJustine and Jenna Ezarik, Famed LA Rams Quarterback Vince Ferragamo, KLOS Morning man Frank Kramer, Rock & Roll Photographer Neal Preston, The Laker Girls, and The LA Rams Cheerleaders plus a few surprise guests as well.

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“Images of Hope” Photo Contest

The LA Times and Samy’s Camera are proud to sponsor this Still Photography Contest celebrating “Images of Hope”.

Enter your photography in the Images of Hope Photo Contest. $15,000 in Prizes will be awarded! Winners’ work will also be showcased at PhotoConLA.

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“Stories of Hope” Short Film Contest

Samy’s Camera, CinemaWorks, Samy’s DV & Edit, and the City of Hope are proud to partner to bring you a film challenge about hopeful stories because right now, we could all use stories of hope and inspiration in our life!

$11,000 in Prizes will be awarded!

THE CHALLENGE: In a video 2-5 minutes, submit a story that reflects hope.  Topics could feature: overcoming great obstacles, the joy through the eyes of children, achieving your goals, winning, and helping others, just to name a few. The films will premiere at PhotoConLA and screen all weekend long.

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4K Cinema Theater

PhotoCon LA attendees will have the opportunity to experience 4K Digital Projection. A state of the art digital theater featuring a 4k Digital Projection System and Dolby Surround Sound audio will allow the audience to see and hear in a brand new way. All three days of PhotoCon LA will feature a showcase of the wonders of digital video and images from many of the event’s vendors including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic & Fujifilm.

Attendees will be able to view the finalists and winners of the “Stories of Hope” short film completion which was co-sponsored by Samy’s Camera, CinemaWorks, Samy’s DV&Edit, and Audience Awards.

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DJI PRO Filming Workshop – Saturday Only – 11:00am – 3:00pm

This DJI Pro Filming Workshop is designed for filmmaking professionals such as cinematographers, directors, producers, and post-production colorists to experience the Inspire 2, X7, Ronin 2, and Ronin-S comprehensively via a tailor-made session featuring professional users sharing their experiences and techniques, along with a shooting demonstration.

This is a 4 hour course with both a Classroom and a hands on outdoor experience.

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DJI Discover Aerial Photography Workshop – Sunday Only – 11:00am – 3:00pm

This specialized aerial photography workshop is designed to empower students with a strong understanding of how to master drone photography both in-the-field and in post-processing. Whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, these workshops are custom tailored to build on fundamental tools and techniques that apply to all skill and comfort levels.

This is a 4 Hour course with both In Class and Outdoor Flying experience.

 

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Panasonic Lumix Lounge

Need a place to sit, stand, and relax at the event?  Panasonic has created the LUMIX Lounge just for you.

Grab a seat, Read some literature, Eat some food, and Enjoy some down time before hitting that next class or vendor booth.

Also, Panasonic will be offering Free Photo Portraits shot on the New Lumix GH9 for patients, families, staff and patrons of the City of Hope all weekend!

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Photo Gallery

A museum quality photo and image exhibition. Over 1,600 square feet will be filled with Images of Hope.

The Los Angeles Times will be showcasing over 50 years of iconic images that represent Hope, as well as presenting the “Images of Hope” still photography contest winners the publication co-sponsored with Samy’s Camera.

Works from the City of Hope archives, the American Society of Cinematographers, and Samy’s Photo Camp, will be amongst the collection, as well as a carefully curated collection of fine art photography from top photographers such as Joe McNally, Robert Hanashiro, Andrei Duman, Neal Preston and more.

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CinemaWorks Live Stage Production Demo Area

A 1st ever LIVE Cinema Stage and Demo area with over 1,600 sq. ft. of display space to showcase off all the newest and exciting Cinema and Video products and accessories.

All throughout the event we will offer live demonstrations of Cinema Lighting, Lenses, Cameras, and the coolest gadgets, along with Tips and insights from some of the top cinematographers and industry experts.

Check by the booth to see the daily schedule of presentations. 

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Food Trucks

Each day, a selection of Los Angeles’s most popular Food Trucks will be on hand to serve PhotoCon LA attendees.

 

Check back here to see who will be cooking!!!!

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Griffin Hammond
Griffin Hammond
Panasonic LUMIX Luminary Photographer
Andrei Duman
Andrei Duman
PhaseOne Pro Photographer
Michelle Turner
Michelle Turner
Fujifilm X-Photographer
Sandy Puc’
Sandy Puc’
Canon Explorer of Light
Ron Magill
Ron Magill
Nikon Ambassador Photographer
Sal Cincotta
Sal Cincotta
ProFoto Pro Photographer
Me Ra Koh
Me Ra Koh
Sony Artisan of Imagery
Dan Westergren
Dan Westergren
Fujifilm X-Photographer
Dixie Dixon
Dixie Dixon
Nikon Ambassador Photographer
Jen Rozenbaum
Jen Rozenbaum
Wescott Pro Photographer
Terrell Lloyd
Terrell Lloyd
Canon Explorer of Light
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TICKET OPTIONS


3-Day Expo Pass
 

Early Bird Registration
(save $15)

$25


  • Includes 3-Day Expo Show Floor Access (Classes Not Included)
  • Cloud Room Keynote Speakers
  • Video & Cinema Shooting Gallery
  • Meet & Greet Access
  • 4K Theatre Access




Single Day Expo Pass
 

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
(June 8th, 9th, or 10th)

Fri: $10 / Sat & Sun: $15


  • Single Day Expo Show Floor Access (Classes Not Included)
  • Cloud Room Keynote Speakers
  • Video & Cinema Shooting Gallery
  • Meet & Greet Access
  • 4K Theatre Access




Education Pass
6 Class Pack


Early Bird Registration
(save $20)

$69


  • Classroom access to any 6 of our 72+ topics for Beginners and Pros
  • Includes the 3 Day Expo Pass (Expo Floor, Cloud Room, Video & Cinema Shooting Gallery, Meet & Greet Access, and 4K Theatre Access)



DJI PRO Filming Workshop


Saturday 6/9/18
(11:00am – 3:00pm)


$40


  • Includes 3-Day Expo Show Floor Access (additional classes not included)
  • Cloud Room Keynote Speakers
  • Video & Cinema Shooting Gallery
  • Meet & Greet Access
  • 4K Theatre Access





DJI Discover Aerial Photography Workshop


Sunday 6/10/18
(11:00am – 3:00pm)

$40


  • Includes 3-Day Expo Show Floor Access (additional classes not included)
  • Cloud Room Keynote Speakers
  • Video & Cinema Shooting Gallery
  • Meet & Greet Access
  • 4K Theatre Access





Evening Panel Discussions


Friday or Saturday Night
(Cloud Room 7:00 – 10:00pm)


$30 each night


  • Friday: An Evening with the American Society of Cinematographers. A Moderated Panel Discussion with 3 top Hollywood Film Makers.
  • Saturday: “Secrets to Social Media Success” Sponsored by Sony. A Panel discussion with some of the top photographers using Social Media to promote successfully


CLASSROOM & KEYNOTE SCHEDULE

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To See All 84 Classes and Keynotes

Event Exhibitors

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A portion of our tickets sales will be donated to the City of Hope.

In addition, Panasonic will be offering FREE Photo Portraits throughout the event in the Lumix Lounge for all patients, familys, staff, and patrons of City of Hope!


City of Hope is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases. We deliver scientific miracles that make lives whole again.

Compassion is the heart of our approach and the driving force behind all our discoveries.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Each innovative treatment we create gives people the chance to live longer, better and more fully.

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Event Location

Magic Box @ The REEF

1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

(800) 526-2784

info@the-reef.com

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