Photo Expo West 2008 kicks off this weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. The two-day (Nov. 8-9) expo will bring together 13 of the worldâ€™s most famous photographers who will lead 38 seminars during the event.
Celebrity photographer Douglas Kirkland (well known for his classic Marilyn Monroe shots and books) returns and will be joined by members of Canonâ€™s Explorers of Light, the Nikon Pro Team, and other internationally acclaimed masters of photography. Esteemed speakers include Don Gale, Hanson Fong, Eddie Tapp, John Woodward, Arthur Morris, and Carol Polich.
The seminars will feature live demonstrations of studio shoots and through classroom style lectures. Topics include wedding, portrait, celebrity, sports, and landscape photography, as well as Photoshop secrets of the pros. Seating is free but limited.
Photo Expo West brings 30,000 square feet of discounted photography gear from top manufacturers including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Tamron, Sigma and more. This year Photo Expo West will also be the site of the Popular Photography Magazine / Sony Digital Days Workshops. Visitors can also sell their used camera equipment for cash at the show.
Admission to the 4th annual Photo West Expo is free. It will be open to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.