Nikon at the 2019 PhotoPlus Expo (PPE)

Additional information on the Nikon booth at the 2019 PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) in NYC, including the full schedule of presentations:

Discover, Create And Learn: Nikon Brings Excitement And Innovation To PhotoPlus 2019

PHOTOPLUS EXPO, BOOTH #401 – At the PhotoPlus Expo (PPE), Nikon’s booth will offer visitors a one-of-a-kind experience filled with engaging presentations from inspiring photographers, the latest imaging products and fun, interactive photo opportunities.What’s New at PPE 2019

On public display for the first time, the Nikon booth will showcase the recently announced DX-format Z 50 mirrorless camera, along with the new NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses. Visitors can also check out the rest of the Nikon Z mount system, including the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras and the widely acclaimed S-line lenses. Nikon’s fastest lens ever made, the highly anticipated NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, will be on display offering attendees an opportunity to experience this incredible lens for themselves. Show attendees will also be able to go hands-on with the latest Nikon DSLR, COOLPIX and NIKKOR products at the booth.

Get Inspired at the Nikon Theater

Whether in-person or tuned into the livestream, the Nikon Theater will be the place to be to experience an electrifying array of the world’s most engaging and inspiring creators, all on a single stage. Lively presentations and conversations from renowned Nikon Ambassadors and professional photographers will include a variety of topics for all skill levels. Go backstage with legends of rock, Baron Wollman and Robert Knight; Learn the power of photojournalism with Jodi Cobb, Deanne Fitzmaurice and Carol Guzy, three talented female photographers that paved the way for a new generation of photojournalists; Discover the thrill of pro sports photography with Rod Mar and Andrew Hancock; while Charmi Pena, Cliff Mautner and Jerry Ghionis discuss the secrets to immortalizing the most important moments of a wedding day. Photographers, videographers and content creators of all skill levels will walk away informed and inspired.

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Interact with Innovation

In addition to the products displayed, the booth will also feature immersive Nikon Pop-Up Studios, where fun and colorful studio environments will serve as the backdrop for visitors to experience stunning photos and slow-motion video from Nikon’s latest cameras. Attendees will also have the chance to engage with their favorite Nikon Ambassadors and photographers who will be hosting demonstrations on the side stages within the booth throughout the show. Additionally, a fashion photo shoot experience will offer visitors an opportunity to try out the new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens.

Nikon and PDNedu Panel

This year, Nikon and PDNedu will be co-sponsoring a panel discussion titled, “Using New Technology to Inspire and Push Your Creativity.” The panel will take place on Thursday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT at the Show Floor Theater, located at the back of aisle 100. Hear from rising fashion photographer Isabel Epstein, Nikon Ambassador and Wildlife photographer and filmmaker Kristi Odom, as well as adventure photographer Mike Mezeul II. All three Nikon photographers will discuss their careers, best practices for producing original work as well as the influence of new technology and techniques within their creative processes. The panel will conclude with a Q&A session moderated by PDN Editor-in-Chief Holly Hughes, followed by a networking reception.

Nikon at PhotoPlus Expo 2019

Where: Booth #401 at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – 11th Ave. (between 34th and 35th St.)

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT

Friday, October 25, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

Schedule of Presentations at the Nikon Theater


  • 10:15am – 10:45am: Charmi Peña, Connecting and Communicating with Clients for Emotional Imagery
  • 10:45am – 11:15am: Tamara Lackey, Chasing Frames – Using Photography as a Tool for Discovery
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Charmi Peña, Jerry Ghionis, Jide Alakija, Unique Approach to Wedding and Portrait Photography
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Matthew Jordan Smith, How to Build Confidence in your Photography
  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm: Robert Knight & Baron Wolman, Legends of Rock
  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm: Robert Knight, Rock Gods – 50 Years of Rock and Roll Photography
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Tamara Lackey, Andrew Hancock, Jerry Ghionis, Pro Tips for Camera Setup
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Andrew Hancock, The Competitive Edge – Mirrorless Storytelling in Sports
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm: Corey Rich with Mike Corrado, The Stories Behind the Images
  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Cliff Mautner, The Nikon Z 6 and Wedding Photography – The Perfect Marriage
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Kristi Odom, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Robin Layton, Storytelling in Video


  • 10:15am – 10:45am: Jerry Ghionis, Meaningful Portraits
  • 10:45am – 11:15am: Kellie Bieser, More than Photographs – Creating Memories with your Camera
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Jodi Cobb, Carol Guzy, Deanne Fitzmaurice, The Power of Photojournalism
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Deanne Fitzmaurice, A Small Footprint Film
  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm: Jen Pottheiser, Rod Mar, Andrew Hancock, Working with Professional Athletes
  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm: Rod Mar, Sports Photography – Blink and You’ll Miss It
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Ted Hesser, Joshua Cripps, Deb Sandidge – The Art of Travel and Landscape Photography
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Deb Sandidge, The Art of Travel Photography
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm: Gabriela Herman, A Vibrant, Energetic Approach to Lifestyle Photography with the New Nikon Z 50
  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm: Baron Wolan, I Saw the Music
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Todd Owyoung, Rock and Roll – Backstage and Beyond


  • 10:15am – 10:45am: Robin Layton, The Power of Personal Projects
  • 10:45am – 11:15am: Ron Magill, Wildlife Photography – A Tool for Conservation
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Dixie Dixon, Secrets of a Fashion Photographer
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Joshua Cripps, Creative Travel and Landscape Photography
  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm: Jide Alakija, Storytelling Portraiture
  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm: Kristi Odom, From Stills to Slow Motion
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Jen Rozenbaum, Top Tips to Create Impact in Boudoir
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Elizabeth Blank, Making Waves – Exploring the World of Underwater Child Portraiture
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm: Dave Black, Light Transformation
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