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Our Expo will include some of the best classes, demos from some of the brightest minds in photography today. A full weekend of photography bliss... Checkout our trade showroom floor filled with evolving technology, new equipment, trends, styles and inspiration. Explore through these pages to see details on the full line-up of top-ranked speakers, schedules, vendors, events, promotions and more.

For further information or questions, please contact Eric Williams at 405-943-1047 or via email at eric@bedfords.com.

We are very excited about this year's class schedule line up!

Trade Showroom & Classes - All Day

11:00am - 12:30am - James Pratt - Shoot to Publish
Have you always wanted to see your photos published? The first step is to shoot photos that editors need. This seminar will show you how to create photos that editors want and need - and will pay to use. We will cover composition, storytelling, when to shoot verticals for covers and opening page spreads, how to shoot photos that make a perfect double-truck opener for a story, and how to make editors happy with the a wide selection of images. James Pratt will show two recent published assignments and explain how he took the photos, his thought processes while planning the photos, his submission to editors, and the final photos chosen for the story.

12:45pm - 2:00pm - Jesse Miller - The Basics of Proper Workflows and Editing in Digital Photography

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Trade Show Activites

3:00pm - 4:30pm - Courtney Dailey - Fashion Magazine Lighting 101 - Keynote Speaker
This class will feature 2 Fashion Beauty/Fashion Lighting Setups that follow the editorial look. 2 hours, Hands On.
5:15pm - 7:00pm - Peter Read Miller - Peter Read Miller on Sports Photography - Canon Explorer of Light Keynote Speaker

Trade Showroom & Classes - All Day

8:00am - Registration/Trade Showroom Open
8:00am - 9:45am - Photo Walk at Will Rogers Park
10:00am - 10:30am - Jesse Mole - Introduction to GoPro
10:00am - 11:15am - Brett Wells - Macro Photography
If you like to shoot small or want to learn how, join us for this informative presentation 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.

10:45am - 12:15pm - Courtney Dailey - PREP-Planning An Amazing Shoot - Keynote Speaker
From the plan, to the execution of a unique photoshoot for each client. How to give your clients an experience they won't forget. 1.5 hours lecture.

11:30am - 12:30pm - Alex Kent - Live the Dream: Making Beautiful Landscapes into Reality

12:35pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Christian Bruggeman - 9 Super Colossal Fantastic Timey Wimey Mysteries & Factoids Every Photographer Needs to Know
To survive the urban jungle. A powerpoint and multimedia presentation.

3:15pm - 5:00pm - Zabrina Deng - Wedding Photography - Keynote Speaker
Jeremy and Zabrina of JeZa Photography will be covering the art of engagement portraits, wedding day photography, and post production using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Beginning with engagement portraits, they will discuss how they approach different clients to design a custom engagement portrat session to reflect the client’s taste & personal style. This will cover starting a concept, location, lighting and posing.

5:45pm - 7:15pm - Corey Rich - The Art of Motion - Demystifying HD-SLR Video - Nikon Ambassador Keynote Speaker

As extreme sports entered the American mainstream,
I was there to tell the stories of athletes like
climbing legend Chris Sharma, kayaking pioneer
Eric Jackson and world champion surfer Lisa Anderson. Editors at National Geographic Adventure,
The New York Times Magazine and Sports Illustrated regularly turned to me to bring them startling, memorable images from the world’s wild edges.
Peter Read Miller has been photographing
athletes, events and the sporting life for
more than 40 years. He a member of Canon’s “Explorers of Light” program and he is a
Western Digital “Creative Master.” Peter is
also the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists 2012 Award for Sports Photography.
As a Beauty photographer, Courtney Dailey
knows the business of beauty. Based in
Los Angeles, she leads teams of beauty experts
creating images from prep to post. Known for her use of color, she delivers imagery that is colorful, dramatic and confident. She feels all images should communicate concepts, stories or evoke feelings.
Since 2006, Alex has developed and led photography
workshops across the state of Arkansas for
Bedford Camera and Video, as well as other
organizations such as the AR State Parks, Starlight
Ridge Retreat Center, Arkansas Master Naturalists,
University of Central Arkansas, University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences, EAST Initiative, Little Rock Garden Club, and various other public and private schools.
R. Christian Bruggeman currently serves Bedford
Camera & Video in Sales, Educations,
Outreach & Lab Manager. Enjoying photography
from a young age his passion of the craft gave him an outlet to serve local papers and school publications. He has been in newspapers, business literature, trade magazines and educational material.

Jeremy and I are full time international wedding
& portrait photographers based in San Francisco
Bay Area. We have been named as the 30
Rising Stars of Wedding Photography of 2012 in Rangefinder Magazine November Issue.

James Pratt started photography
in 1996 after visiting the Atlanta Olympics. He learned
his craft by attending camera club meetings right
here in Oklahoma City, networking with other
photographers, and learning hands-on by taking lots
of photos. His work has now been published
world-wide and he is a regular contributor to Oklahoma
Today and Oklahoma Living magazines.
Brett Wells has worked in the field of photography
for over 20 years. He has a Masters of Art degree in photography from the University of Westminster, London, UK. He taught photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta for 7 years and currently teaches workshops around the United States. His work has been published and exhibited in this country and abroad.
Jesse Miller is an Assistant Professor of Photography.
He received his Masters in Fine Art (M.F.A.) with an emphasis in photography from the University of
Nevada Las Vegas and a Bachelor of
Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from Rockford College. Jesse
is also a professional freelance editorial/portrait/wedding photographer and fine artist with over 15 years experience.

Don't miss out on this year's 2015 Photo Con photography challenge. We are looking for Oklahoma photographers to test your skills in our Photography Contest. Submit your favorite photos from landscapes, wildlife, abstract or still life and people. Contest finalist will have their photos displayed at this year's F2.8 Photo Con 2015. A panel of professional photographers will be judging for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention at the Convention.

Tower Hotel & Convention Center
3233 Northwest Expy
Oklahoma City, OK

From Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) ›
Head east on SW 67th Street for 0.3 miles. Continue onto Jy Fuller Road/Terminal Drive for 0.3 miles. Slight right to stay on Jy Fuller Road/Terminal Drive. Continue to follow Terminal Drive for 0.5 miles. Continue onto S. Meridian Avenue for 0.8 miles. Take the Oklahoma 152 East ramp to Downtown/Interstate 44. Merge onto Airport Road. Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Interstate 44/Interstate 40/Tulsa/Downtown and merge onto I-44E for 6.7 miles. Continue onto OK-3W for 1.5 miles. Take the Ok-3/Oklahoma 3A/Northwest Expressway exit toward NW 63rd St/Baptist Medical Center. Keep right at the fork and follow signs for Oklahoma 3A E. Merge onto Northwest Expressway. Tower Hotel Oklahoma City will be on the left.

From Wiley Post Airport (PWA) ›
Head south on Phillip J. Rhoads Avenue. Take the first right onto Phillip J. Rhoads Avenue. Take the second left onto N. Rockwell Avenue. Turn right onto NW 63rd Street and continue for 2.6 miles. Take a slight right onto Northwest Expressway and continue for 1.1 miles. Tower Hotel Oklahoma City will be on the left.

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