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Do you love photography? Don't miss this year's First Annual Photo Expo OKC. Choose from lots of classes and demos from some of the brightest minds in photography today. A full weekend of photography bliss.. Checkout our traderoom show floor, talk with tons of manufacturer representatives about the very latest in products and technology available.

For Conference and Expo Attendees ›

F2.8 Photo Expo OKC - April 11 & 12, 2014
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

All Access Pass ›
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All Access into Classes & Demos, Photowalk, Trade Showroom, Manufacturer Representatives with the latest in technology.

Classes & Demos
Free Prizes
Portfolio Critique
Panel Discussion

F2.8 Photo Expo Photograph Contest ›
Want a chance to win $100 Gift Card to Bedfords, and have your photo displayed at the Expo? Enter our Photography Contest by March 31, 2014.

Categories include:
Still Life

Entry Information and Photos can be sent to events@bedfords.com or more information can be found here.

Multimedia for Photographers • Mark Zimmerman ›
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Master of Fine Arts in Photography
Graduated, May 2011, GPA 4.0/4.0

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
Masters in Education
Graduated with honors on December 1999, GPA 4.0/4.0

Dramatic Portrait Lighting • James Pratt ›
James Pratt is an editorial and commercial photographer from Edmond, OK. His work has been published world wide and he has over over 40 magazine covers to his credit. James is also a published author and was recently awarded “New Feature of the Year” by the state’s most widely distributed magazine for his work on the Moore tornado. He has illustrated hundreds of stories with his photography.

This class will teach you how to create dramatic portraits using various lighting techniques. You will learn when and when not to use a soft box, how to master shadows and place them in your photo for dramatic effects. Learn how various light modifiers are used to highlight different features of your subject for more drama.

Understanding Light: Landscapes • Alex Kent ›
Spending my time hiking, riding bikes, bouldering, canoeing, or simply lying in a hammock reading a book a camera is usually close at hand. I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2005 with a Bachelor of Fine Art and the honor of Summa Cum Laude. Since 2005, I have been a camera salesman for Bedford Camera & Video and am a Certified Photographic Consultant from the Photographic Marketing Association International.
Being the head photography instructor for Bedford Camera allows me to develop and teach various classes and workshops throughout the year. I have also lead photography seminars or workshops for the University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Jewelers Association, Starlight Ridge Retreat Center, and Arkansas Master Naturalists.

Portrait Lighting • Brandon Heiss ›
Brandon is the Communication and Content Specialist at F.J. Westcott, focusing on educating photographers who are new to the industry, or new to the world of lighting. Prior to joining Westcott, he taught photography for five years in higher education, and worked as a freelance photographer at Bowling Green State University.

Flash 101 • Brian Linhoff ›
Brian Linhoff is currently a Photo Specialty Representative for Sony Electronics. He enjoys bringing the joy of photography through teaching to whoever will listen. Brian is a lifelong photographer. Unfortunately, he can make no claim to being related to the famed Linhof camera family. He was born, raised and resides in Saint Louis. Go Cards!

Why Weddings? Why Not? • Scott Laske ›
Scott Laske is an international portraiture and wedding photographer with over three decades of experience providing breath-taking images that immortalize the emotion and romance of your big day.
He has carefully selected extremely qualified men and women to serve on the Laske Images photography team. Scott knows what it takes to deliver high quality images and excellent service and insists every team photographer has the same common thread of integrity and talent his clients deserve.

Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding and portrait photographers in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Hanson has rightfully earned the Photographic Degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. He is currently a member of the prestigious Society of XXV. Hanson is also a proud member of Canon’s Explorers of Light.

Hanson’s photographic experience and educational credentials are unsurpassed. As an award winning photographer and instructor, Hanson is on the cutting edge of photography. His work sets the standard for photographers around the world.
Hanson regularly shares his techniques that apply to both fine art and classical photography. In his course, “Fong Shui, Harmonizing the Fine Art of Posing and Lighting” he demonstrates the Classic 10 Poses that he pioneered, flow posing, body shifting and facial analysis. Complimented with his animated personality, attendees enjoy live shooting demonstrations, hands on posing techniques, as well as large screen projections of his present and past work.

Hanson has lectured at every major school of photography across America and has been invited to speak at various national and international conventions. His work and talent are recognized throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has been displayed in the Hall of Fame, Epcot Center, and the ASP Traveling Loan. Hanson’s images have been seen in numerous publications including “American Photo,” “Bridal Guide,” “Popular Photography,” “Rangefnder,” “Studio Photography,” and “Professional Photographer.” The quality of his work is reflected in the aesthetic appeal found in each of his photographs.

Dixie Dixon is a Texas born and bred commercial fashion photographer. Just a few years out of college, this 20-something’s career is unfolding one adventure after another.

She was given her first Nikon Camera, the Nikon FG, at just 12 years old, which peaked her curiosity in the field and served as her sidekick in exploring the world. She would continually clock seven to ten hours in the darkroom without even realizing it. While in college she studied in London with a world-renowned fashion photographer and became deeply inspired by the beautiful illusion of fashion and commercial photography.

It has been said that her idealistic vision of the world is reflected into every single frame- full of life, beautiful energy, and most of all, Soul. Her passion has lead her to shoot internationally in places such as Cannes, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Ibiza, and Barcelona recently for various brands, tv shows, commercial campaigns and editorial projects. Just this year she was named one of sixteen Nikon Ambassadors of the United States.

Sensuous and polished, her images create a dream world in which romance is always alive. Her fresh vision has attracted clients such as Florsheim Shoes, Inside Edition, Nikon, CBS, G-Technology, Profoto, MAC Group, Billy Jealousy, Nha Khanh, ProFoods, American Heart Association & Angelberry Organics. Her work has been published in Rangefinder, PDN, Professional Photographers Magazine, Dapper Magazine, Living Magazine, Beverly Drive Magazine, and Nikon World.

"I love Photography. It’s my passion, my first true love, and my religion. It is also my second career. I feel blessed everyday of my life that I get to do what I love. I shoot from the heart and I do my best to create an environment that allows my subject to be totally disarmed so that I can capture them in a way that is authentic. I use natural light to aid in my ability to tell an impactful and meaningful story."

Judy Host is recognized internationally as an accomplished portrait photographer with studios located in both Northern California and Atlanta, Georgia. A gifted professional with a unique talent for capturing the innocence and trust that lies within the heart of every individual has earned her the respect and recognition of her colleagues for more then a decade. Judy has that rare ability to create a special rapport with her clients that ultimately tells a story or reflects a feeling in that one-of-a-kind portrait. Her skill to paint within natural light and to attend to the smallest detail of the composition is a trait that explains why many times her portraits are mistaken for paintings. As with other cherished memories, your appreciation and enjoyment of your portrait will grow with each passing year.

Judy, who has won numerous awards for her photography, has been featured in several publications for her outstanding environmental portraiture. In 2004, she was featured in Rangefinder magazine as one of "Today's Top Children's photographers." and again in July 2011 in an article titled “The Soulful Portrait.” Her work has been selected for National Exhibition by the Professional Photographers of America from whom she has received a Masters and Craftsmen degree. In 1999, Judy received her first of three Kodak Gallery awards. This award is given to those photographers who excel in creativity and the pursuit of excellence in quality. In the year 2000, she received the second award and in 2002, the third award for Kodak's Electronic Imaging. Many of her images have been exhibited at Epcot Center and are part of a traveling loan collection. In the summer of 2012, Judy was honored by Sigma to become a Sigma Pro. She is one of six photographers who been invited into their program.

PhotoWalk Instructor • Robert Trawick ›
Robert is self professed “time traveller” and “available” light photographer. Experienced in all aspects of the craft, from large format cameras to 70mm motion picture film processing, there is lots of information stored inside his head just waiting to bubble out. And once it’s flowing, stand back ‘cause something is going to power your light bulb! Robert is easily approachable, enjoys hugs and always willing to answer any questions on practically any subject.

Specializing in weddings, bridal fashion and commercial advertising, Robert’s life experiences assists his awareness of light play while his humorous dexterity relaxes subjects during their unique sessions. He constantly strives to balance light, shadow, focus and color into images that magically transports the viewer to the emotion of the moment.

PhotoWalk Instructor • Doug Hoke ›
Doug Hoke has been a staff photographer at The Oklahoman 37 of his 40 years in photography. Sports, Fashion and portraits have been the staple of his work at The Oklahoman, but he has not limited himself to any one area of photography. Currently he is exhibiting and selling his photographs as fine art, creating abstracts out of everyday life.

PhotoWalk Instructor • R. Christian Bruggeman ›
Christian is currently the Lab Manager, Sales, Education & Outreach Coordinator at Bedford Camera & Video. Having enjoyed photography from the age of 6, he has worked with local newspapers and business publications shooting weddings, portrait and family photography. He has also served on NASA's education bata testing group in California on Aliens & Astrobiology receiving the E. Ken Owen Award for "Outstanding Contribution to Astronomy in 2012".

PhotoWalk Instructor • Jim Felder ›
Jim is a passionate, sensitive visual artist that combines all aspects of design into a single image you will just fall in love with. Jim specializes in people portraiture as well as real estate and product imagery. Not only does he love creating imagery, Jim loves to use his graphic design skills on his beloved Macintosh computers. He is an active contributor to Dare2Share website and recently started a casual weekly podcast called FotoFacts Podcast, design to be another creative outlet to help young photographers.

Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK

Travel Directions ›

Traveling east on I-40 ›
Note: These directions have changed with the opening of the new I-40 Crosstown.
Exit at Shields and proceed north toward downtown. Shields will become E.K. Gaylord Blvd.
Continue north on E.K. Gaylord past Reno where you can turn left to enter the parking garage under Cox Convention Center.

Traveling west on I-40 ›
Note: These directions have changed with the opening of the new I-40 Crosstown.
Exit at Robinson Ave.
Proceed north past Reno to the parking garage entrance.

Traveling south on I-235 (Broadway Ext.) ›
Exit at N.W. 6th and proceed west to Broadway.
At Broadway, turn left and proceed south in the left lane until you veer into E.K. Gaylord.
The parking entrance is just south of Sheridan.

Traveling north on I-235 ›
Exit at Sheridan and proceed to the bottom of the ramp.
Follow Sheridan west through Bricktown to E.K. Gaylord and turn left to access the underground parking garage.

Traveling south on I-35 ›
Exit west on I-40 and follow directions listed above.

Traveling north on I-35 ›
Exit to I-235 or to westbound I-40.

Contact Information ›

Call Eric Williams, Bedford Camera & Video Store Manager
(405)943-1047 or at eric@bedfords.com

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