Riccardo Rizzo inspects and cleans my lens at the Tamron booth at the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

PhotoPlus Expo 2015 with Tamron and Expoimaging’s Rogue Flashbenders

PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

I spent a couple of hours at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo this afternoon at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Garth Kravits
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Garth Kravits

It’s like being a kid in a candy store, and of course I wanted to take everything home.

PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

It is inevitable that you will run into friends and colleagues at the show, and I caught up with photographers David Handschuh and Ralph Gibson, who currently has an exhibition at the Mary Boone Gallery through October 31, 2015, entitled, “Political Abstraction“.

David Handschuh and Lia Chang at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015.
David Handschuh and Lia Chang at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015.

Last year, Tamron had technicians available to check out my lens, and luckily this service was available this year.

Tamron technicians Damion Fearron, Riccardo Rizzo and John Hermanson are waiting to clean and inspect your Tamron lens at booth #818 PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
Tamron technicians Damion Fearron, Riccardo Rizzo and John Hermanson are waiting to clean and inspect your Tamron lens at booth #818 PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Thanks Riccardo for the annual complimentary cleaning and  inspection of my 17-50 lens at Tamron Booth #818.

Riccardo Rizzo inspects and cleans my lens at the Tamron booth at the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
Riccardo Rizzo inspects and cleans my lens at the Tamron booth at the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
Riccardo Rizzo inspects and cleans my lens at the Tamron booth at the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
Riccardo Rizzo inspects and cleans my lens at the Tamron booth at the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

They will be on hand to take a look at your Tamron lenses on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00AM- 4:00PM.

Tamron technicians Damion Fearron, Riccardo Rizzo and John Hermanson are waiting to clean and inspect your Tamron lens at booth #818 PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
Tamron technicians Damion Fearron, Riccardo Rizzo and John Hermanson are waiting to clean and inspect your Tamron lens at booth #818 PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

I stopped by the ExpoImaging Booth – #134  where guest photographer Jeff Rojas demonstrated his tips for location lighting using speedlights.  The Expo team was on hand to answer my questions about their Rogue brand light modifiers, one of my go-to tools when shooting special events.

Rogue Flashbender demo at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
Rogue Flashbender demo at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
Rogue Flashbender demo at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
Rogue Flashbender demo at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
Rogue Flashbenders for your every photographic need at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
Rogue Flashbenders for your every photographic need at PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

The Expo features more than 220 industry manufacturers and service providers offering special show discounts on new products and technology, raffle prizes, software demos, and free educational presentations to over 21,000 attendees over three days.

PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
PDN’s 2015 PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York on October 23, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

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About PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services — all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars and intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

Lia Chang
Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographerand the Arts and Entertainment reporter for AsAmNews.com. Chang recently received a Best Actress nomination at the 2015 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout.  Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is a Scripps Howard New Media Fellow at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, a Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute for New Media and a Western Knight Fellow at USC’s Annenberg College of Communications for Specialized Journalism on Entertainment Journalism in the Digital Age. She is the recipient of the AAJA 2001 National Award for New Media and the OCA 2000 Chinese American Journalist Award. Avenue Magazine named her one of the “One Hundred Most Influential Asian Americans”. She is featured in Joann Faung Jean Lee’s book Asian American actors: oral histories from stage, screen, and television. She is profiled in FebOne1960.com Blog, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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