(615) 255-3456

Cool Springs Marriott
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, Williamson County 37067
USA

©2019 by Midsouth Photo Expo

 
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ABOUT US

The Mid-South Photo Expo is an interactive hands on event for photo enthusiasts from beginners to seasoned professionals. The 3-day event will be held August 17-19 at the beautiful Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin TN. The event will feature hands on photography classes, live photo shoots, industry leading speakers, and a fantastic merchandise trade show.

The classes we will be hosting include portraiture, wildlife/nature, sports, documentary, commercial, travel and more!


Midsouth Photo Expo's trade show floor won't just include incredible deals on your favorite gear, but free monitor balancing/calibrations every 90 mins, courtesy of X-Rite! You will have access to live model shoots and even free loaner equipment so that you can demo the hottest gear on the perfect stage.



With incredible classes, merchandise, door prizes, and seminars, you don't want to miss the premiere imaging event of the region!

 

SPEAKERS

Get to Know Them

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RUSS HARRINGTON

Celebrity Portrait Photographer

Patrick Murphy-Racey

PATRICK MURPHY-RACEY

Sony Alpha Artisan

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MARCELIANO MUÑOZ

Acclaimed Wedding Photographer

JESSE DEAN

Vice President, Audio Division MAC Group

Brandon Jackson

BRANDON JACKSON

Jackson Photoworks

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SUZETTE ALLEN

Lumix Ambassador

Jon Yoshinaga

JON YOSHINAGA

Lumix Ambassador

BILL FORTNEY

Fuji X-Photographer

Brad Budd

BRAD BUDD

Canon Camera Product Educator

John Partipilo

JOHN PARTIPILO

Award-Winning Photojournalist

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JEFF CARPENTER

Founder of Readylight Media

JIM PETERS

Expert Bird Photographer

JAMISON FORD

Fujifilm Technical Expert

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BRETT WELLS

Sigma Tech Rep

BARRY GARCIA

Technical Sales Manager for Nanlite

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NICK COURY

Photographer and Educator

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ERIK VALIND

Tamron Image Master

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TANYA LONG-GARRO

Fine Portraiture

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SCOTT DIUSSA

Concert Photographer

JACK SALAMANCHUCK

Panasonic Technical Expert

BRENDA HIPSHER

National Manager of Educational Markets and Brand Manager for X-Rite

 

MORE SPEAKERS COMING SOON!

 

SCHEDULE

Don’t Miss Out

 

Saturday, August 17th
10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, August 18th
10 AM - 6 PM
Monday, August 19th
10 AM - 3 PM

Visit our fantastic merchandise trade show!

Featuring: Your favorite brands, sensor cleanings, Cash 4 Cameras, free laptop monitor calibrations, demos on the latest gear, and so much more!

TRADE SHOW

Saturday, August 17th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Canon Camera Product Educator Brad Budd as he teaches the basics of the EOS ecosystem.

CANON 101

Saturday, August 17th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Stop by and learn the ropes of Fuji's celebrated X-Sytem from Fujifilm Technical Expert Jamison Ford.

FUJIFILM X SERIES: TIPS AND TRICKS

Saturday, August 17th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Sony Technical Expert Barret McGivney gives a crash course in the incredible Sony Alpha system!

SONY BASICS

Saturday, August 17th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

What are light meters and why do you need them?

SEKONIC: MEASURING LIGHT

Saturday, August 17th
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

In the second part of our Canon series, Canon Product Educator Brad Budd turns up the heat and takes you further into the world of EOS.

CANON 102

Saturday, August 17th
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Jack Salamanchuck walks you through all the incredible features of the Lumix system and how to use them to their fullest potential.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PANASONIC

Saturday, August 17th
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

COLOR MANAGEMENT – WHY BOTHER?

Join X-Rite's Brenda Hipsher for a general overview of why color management is necessary in digital photo and video workflows. We will discuss why our eyes are inadequate to set up monitors and what causes prints to not match our monitor edits.

Saturday, August 27th
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Patrick Murphy-Racey will be your guide on becoming a video pro!

VIDEO-WORKS PART ONE

Saturday, August 27th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

CONTINUOUS LIGHTING FOR MIRRORLESS CAMERAS

Barry Garcia of Nanlite will give you a comprehensive, hands-on look at some common lighting set-ups. He will also help you decide what is the best course of action in the time you have. Using the Nanlite fixtures we will look at how to accomplish event coverage, interviews, and b-roll applications.

Saturday, August 27th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

A LESSON IN MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

If you like to shoot small or want to learn how, join us for this informative program conducted by Sigma Technical Representative, Brett Wells.  He will walk you through the basics of how to choose a macro lens, the proper accessories and the right environment for macro photography.  Tips and techniques for great macro images will also be covered.

Saturday, August 17th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

In Part Two, Patrick Murphy-Racey will coach you on more intermediate level video techniques.

VIDEO-WORKS PART TWO

Saturday, August 27th
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

THE HEADSHOT: FROM START TO FINISH

A good headshot presents what a person looks like, but a great headshot will tell you who they really are. Join Brandon Jackson of Jackson Photoworks as he walks you through capturing the perfect headshot!

Saturday, August 17th
3:45PM - 5:30 PM

BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING FOR PORTRAITS

Lighting can make your images literally come to life or be dull and life-less. Our goal as portrait photographers is to make a flattering portrait and be a modern day Historian but also to do it creatively so it is worthy of the wall… Portrait Art. - Suzette Allen and Jon Yoshinaga

Saturday, August 17th
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

A ROCK AND ROLL OPPORTUNITY

Concert photographer Scott Diussa shares with you stories through images and videos that got him to where he is today, and teaching you to recognize the opportunities that could be your key to becoming a better photographer!

Saturday, August 17th
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Photographer and Educator Nick Coury will teach you how to start lighting your pictures like a pro in this hands-on beginners workshop.

AN INTRO TO LIGHTING

Sunday, August 18th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Jack Salamanchuck walks you through all the incredible features of the Lumix system and how to use them to their fullest potential.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PANASONIC

Sunday, August 18th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Sony Technical Expert Barret McGivney gives a crash course in the incredible Sony Alpha system!

SONY BASICS

Sunday, August 18th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Stop by and learn the ropes of Fuji's celebrated X-Sytem from Fujifilm Technical Expert Jamison Ford.

FUJIFILM X SERIES: TIPS AND TRICKS

Sunday, August 18th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

CONTINUOUS LIGHTING FOR MIRRORLESS CAMERAS

Barry Garcia of Nanlite will give you a comprehensive, hands-on look at some common lighting set-ups. He will also help you decide what is the best course of action in the time you have. Using the Nanlite fixtures we will look at how to accomplish event coverage, interviews, and b-roll applications.

Sunday, August 18th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Tanya Long-Garra as she teaches you to shoot an odyssey of life, from birth, to graduation.

NEWBORNS TO SENIORS

Sunday, August 18th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

A LESSON IN WILDLIFE

Come learn the basics of wildlife photography! Sigma Technical Representative Brett Well will cover the necessary equipment, proper settings and techniques to nail your shots, as well as good locations and opportunities to improve your chances. Photography at zoos, animal sanctuaries, national parks, and that trip of a lifetime will all be discussed.

Sunday, August 18th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

AN INSIDE LOOK WITH ERIK VALIND

Specializing in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture - airy and energetic imagery defines the style and vision of this top pro photographer. Erik Valind shares his visual approach, techniques, and passion for photography as a speaker at major photo conferences, as an author, and online as a CreativeLive and KelbyOne instructor. Join Erik for an inside look at working as an industry pro.

Sunday, August 18th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

Award Winning Photojournalist John Partipilo will be giving a rare opportunity to learn about documentary photography in this course, passing on what he has learned from years in the industry working for publications like the Tennessean.

Sunday, August 18th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

HOW TO USE LIGHT AND COLOR FOR IMAGES WITH IMPACT

Light is the single most important factor for great images and who combined with killer color the combination has real impact.  Learn how to discover the techniques and application to these important concepts in your photography! Presented by FUJIFILM X-Photographer Bill Fortney

Sunday, August 18th

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Expert Bird Photographer Jim Peters as he walks you through the gear and techniques used to capture these incredible creatures.

TAKE FLIGHT: A LESSON IN BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunday, August 18th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

WHICH DISPLAY PROFILING DEVICE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Know you need a solution to profile your monitor but want to be sure you get the right one? This presentation is for you! X-Rite's Brenda Hipsher will help you learn how to choose the right solution for your particular situation.

Sunday, August 18th

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

THE HEADSHOT: FROM START TO FINISH

A good headshot presents what a person looks like, but a great headshot will tell you who they really are. Join Brandon Jackson of Jackson Photoworks as he walks you through capturing the perfect headshot!

Sunday, August 18th

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Master Photographer Marceliano Muñoz shares the tips and tricks behind his illustrious career as a wedding and portrait photographer.

MASTER CLASS WITH MARCELIANO MUÑOZ

Sunday, August 18th

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

INTERMEDIATE LIGHTING

Readylight Media Founder and Photographer Jeff Carpenter shares the methods he has honed as a successful, self-taught studio photographer, to teach you more advanced lighting, while helping you develop your own style.

Sunday, August 18th

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Sony Alpha Artisan and former Sports Illustrated Photographer Patrick-Murphy Racey teaches you the secrets of lighting for studio photography.

MASTERING THE LIGHT

Sunday, August 18th
7 PM

Suzette will guide you on a photo tour share tips along the way.

AFTER HOURS PHOTOGRAPHER SUZETTE ALLEN

Sunday, August 18th

7 PM

Join Marceliano Muñoz for a special interactive shoot/workshop.

AFTER HOURS SHOOT WITH MARCELIANO MUÑOZ

Sunday, August 18th

7 PM

Take a walk with Erik Valind as he shares his pro tips along the way.

AFTER HOURS PHOTOWALK WITH ERIK VALIND

Sunday, August 18th

7 PM

Join Patrick for a guided tour and hone your skills along the way.

AFTER HOURS PHOTO WALK WITH PATRICK MURPHY-RACEY

Monday, August 19th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Canon Camera Product Educator Brad Budd as he teaches the basics of the EOS ecosystem.

CANON 101

Monday, August 19th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

What are light meters and why do you need them?

SEKONIC: MEASURING LIGHT

Monday, August 19th
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Nick Coury teaches you how to get starting with lighting using basic speedlights.

FUN WITH SPEEDLIGHTS

Monday, August 19th
10: 00 AM - 11:15 PM

COLORCHECKER PASSPORT PHOTO PRO 2

Branda Hipsher teaches the workflow to quickly and easily create and use custom camera profiles with Camera Calibration Software v2 including: Adobe single and dual illuminate profile creation and application
Capture One ICC profile creation.

Monday, August 19th
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Join Jeff Carpenter for this hands-on course on the details of creative gels and how to apply them to your business.

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS FOR CREATIVE GELS

Monday, August 19th
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Patrick Murphy-Racey dives into capturing dynamic images on the go in fluctuating light.

RUN 'N GUN SHOOTING

Monday, August 19th
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

MASTERCLASS WITH RUSS HARRINGTON

Celebrity photographer Russ Harrington goes over some of his most iconic images and how he got them. After lunch, Russ will show his skills firsthand in an interactive workshop.

Monday, August 19th
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Master Photographer Marceliano Muñoz shares the tips and tricks behind his illustrious career as a wedding and portrait photographer.

MASTERCLASS WITH MARCELIANO MUÑOZ

Monday, August 19th
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Former Sports Illustrated photographer Patrick Murphy-Racey gives you an inside look on how to capture professional shots of professional athletes in motion.

LET'S TALK SPORTS

More speakers, more classes, and exact times to be announced soon!

 

VENDORS

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GET IN TOUCH

Cool Springs Marriott
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, Williamson County 37067
USA

(615) 255-3456

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