Inspire, Learn, Discover
TWO DAY | ONE HUGE INTERACTIVE TRADE-SHOW!
May 17-18, 2024 | Little Rock Convention Center 101 E. Markham St., Little Rock, Arkansas
We are excited to announce that our PhotoExpo will be back in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 17-18, 2024! If you have a passion for photography or just looking for a new career or hobby… you will become inspired at the Photo Expo! The PhotoExpo is two full days of photographic bliss featuring world- renowned photographers as keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, our famous Friday night photo walk, model shoots, manufacturer representatives, a huge interactive trade show, classes, prize giveaways, photo critiques, photo contest and more! Inspire, Learn, Discover at PhotoExpo in the Rock!
Private Classes from the Best
This is your opportunity to work with our keynote speakers in a small intimate group with hands-on instruction. Be sure to reserve your spot for these classes as they fill up quickly and limited space available.
Each of the Private Classes and Zoo Excursion is an additional $50.
Always Popular Photo Walks
We will take Little Rock by storm at our always popular photo walk! We will be meeting in front of the Convention Center at 7:45pm for a group photo. We will then hit the streets around the River Market and along the Riverfront for a fun night shooting the sights and sounds of Little Rock! You are welcome to shoot on your own or join one of the popular photo walk guides below.
Lighting - Models
• It's always a blast hanging out with Robert leading the photo walk with an emphasis on shooting the beautiful Expo models!
• Join up with Fabrizio as he hits the streets of Little Rock sharing his insights on street photography.
• Join Danny as he makes magic with light! These amazing images will amaze, as he shares his tips and techniques.
• Back by popular demand, Michael will share his incredible lighting tech niques as he captures amazing portraits on the Arkansas River.
Zoo Excursion with Ron Magill
THURSDAY MAY 16TH, 2024 1PM – 4PM
Join Ron Magill, Nikon Ambassador at the Little Rock Zoo on Thursday May 16, 2024 for a special PRE-EXPO event. You will want to sign up for this early, as we are limiting the number of attendees. Your $50 ticket price will include entrance to the zoo, and a presentation by Ron Magill. Ron has worked with wildlife for over 40 years. He is the host of HITN’s national wildlife documentary program, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill. As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador," he has made frequent television appearances on many programs including, National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Networks, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show, CBS This Morning, Dateline, and CNN as well as on Spanish networks Univision and Telemundo. In addition, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy- Award winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions.
12:30PM Meet at the Main Zoo Entrance (Do not come to the Convention Center) – Everyone will meet at the Zoo.
1:00PM We will enter the Zoo as a group.
(If you arrive after the group enters, you will need to pay to enter the zoo) we will be entering at 1:PM sharp!
1:30PM - 2:15PM A Walk on the Wild Side: The Joys of Photographing Animals. Ron Magill, Nikon Ambassador
Ron will share his vast knowledge of photographing wildlife with an emphasis on Zootography!
2:15PM – 4:00PM Hands-On photographing the sights and sounds of the Little Rock Zoo.
ZOOTOGRAPHY PHOTO CONTEST
OVER $600 IN PRIZES! It’s all about the animals.
First Place - $250 Second Place - $175 Third Place - $100
(2) Honorable Mentions - $50 each
All images must be taken at the zoo during our Zoo Excursion. You may submit up to 3 images to enter the contest. Images should not be more than 3mb in size. Please send your images to John Rose at email@example.com. The deadline to enter this contest is Saturday June 1st, 2024, by 6pm. Winners will be announced on our LR Facebook page. All winners will be notified.
Please contact John Rose with Bedford Camera & Video with any questions about our Zoo Excursion.
Submit your photos from the weekend for a chance to win prizes.
From Bedford Camera & Video. Only one entry per category, per photographer. Color or B&W. Images must be in JPEG format.
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
Submission Deadline is May 31, 2024 at midnight.
Photos submitted must be taken at the Photo Expo
Thursday May 16th thru Midnight on Saturday, May 18th, 2024
BIG SHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST AT PHOTOEXPO
Photo Expo Big Shoot Photo Contest is open to all Expo ticket holders.
Photos submitted must be taken at Photo Expo between Thursday,
May 17th and Midnight on Saturday, May 18th, 2024.
Only one entry per category, per photographer.
Nature/Landscape 1st Place $200.00 Runner Up $100.00 Honorable Mention $50.00
Portraits 1st Place $200.00 Runner Up $100.00 Honorable Mention $50.00
Macro 1st Place $200.00 Runner Up $100.00 Honorable Mention
Upload your Entry to (link here)
All winners will be notified and announced by June 5th, 2024
Color or Black & White
Images must be in JPEG format when submitted
Upon registration, you will be given a link to upload each image to, or you can go to any Bedford Camera & Video location, and they will assist you in the uploading process to submit your entries.
LODGING Little Rock Marriott
3 Statehouse Plaza Little Rock, Arkansas
The Little Rock Marriott is our host hotel for the Photo Expo. We have a limited number of rooms available at the Expo rate of $159 per night. There are other hotels in the area, however this is the most convenient. Located in the heart of the bustling downtown River Market District close to the Capitol building and walkable to all the dining/entertainment options, the hotel is a short 7 miles by expressway (12 minutes), from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
https://www.marriott.com/event- reservations/reservation- link.mi?id=1685721456660&key=GRP&app=resvlink