In the spirit of Coachella Valley Captured submissions being due this week (and the fact that The CVAS blogsquad loves photography) we thought it would be of interest to share with you yet another festival that is in town this week.

For the second year in a row the Palm Springs Photo Festival has returned to the Coachella Valley.  The Palm Springs Photo Festival is an intense week-long event for Professional, Emerging and Serious Amateur Photographers. 

Photographers that are at the top in their field set out to Palm Springs to mentor and guide emerging photographers from all over the world.  And we couldn’t agree more that the Coachella Valley is the perfect landscape with the perfect lighting to set the stage for a photographer’s playground.  

Although the festival is winding down this week, we thought we’d share with you that last series of events that are open to all who are interested.  This could be a great opportunity for some of you young aspiring professional photographers out in the Coachella Valley…since, we know you’re out there, we saw your Coachella Valley Captured submissions!

Scroll down below to get all the info.  And if you can’t make it this year, build up your portfolio and plan for it next year.  The Palm Springs Photo Festival always lands a week or so after Coachella.

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THURSDAY, May 2

FINE ART: IT’S A BUSINESS with Thomas Werner. In this fast-paced talk, Thomas Werner will give you insights into the business of the fine art market. Just like with commercial work, it is critically important to develop multiple ways to promote and support your business. Thomas will explain how creating and properly marketing a body of fine art work can help you achieve your goals.

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9:00 am – 10:45 am
Price: $95
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CREATIVELY PROMOTE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY ONLINE. Building a high quality website, using social media, and knowing how to monetize your online presence are all key elements to growing your business. In this seminar, we will start with some broad concepts around managing your web presence before taking a deep dive into marketing tools and techniques used by some of the best photographers in the world.

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11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Price: FREE
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FUNDING YOUR PERSONAL PROJECTS THROUGH CROWDSOURCING with TINA AHRENS
This seminar will look at how crowdfunding can be effectively applied to photojournalism to finance personal projects that engage new audiences. It will look at how to conceive of a crowdfunding campaign, how to campaign successfully, and how to identify and engage audiences, and how to built lasting communities around your photographic project.

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12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Price: $95
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ASMP dpBestflow Presents: DAM! DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS with Peter Krogh. Photographers all have issues with respect to what the best method is to easily locate their digital assets from among many hard drives, and maximize the potential sales of their digital assets. Following a thorough overview of the DAM system and de-mystifications of metadata and digital archiving, Krogh focuses on best practices for digital photographers. He explains how to use Lightroom or Bridge along with Camera Raw, the DNG file format and DAM software. He shows you how to cut down your image processing time, while simultaneously preparing images for a long-term archive.

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2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Price: FREE
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FRIDAY, May 3

FINDING & HIRING A CINEMATOGRAPHER: Provide Professional Motion Content For Clients By Having Your Own Team with Cinematographer with POLLY MORGAN
When your clients require motion video content what do you do? You have two options: The first is shoot it yourself – assuming you have mastered the cameras, sound and editing issues – OR – as many pro photographers do, they HIRE someone with the same level of experience that they have shooting stills to shoot the motion, hire the crew, and put it together so the client sees a highly professional result. Let an experienced pro extend YOUR vision to the motion content you’ll be signing your name to.
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8:45 am – 10:30 am
Price: $95
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TOOLS of MODERN STORYTELLING: Physical & Digital Bookmaking for Photographers with DAN MILNOR
This seminar is for photographers interested in creating physical as well as digital books, magazines or promotional materials. This seminar will cover creating books, magazines and other printed and digital promotional materials. The seminar will also cover creating community as well as how to market and sell these products.
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10:45 am – 12:30 pm.
Price: $95
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PHOTOSHOP CS6: Essential Masking & Retouching Techniques with BEN WILLMORE One of our most popular seminars. No matter how much you know or how much you use – there’s always much more!
If you’ve ever needed to remove the background on a glass of water, a flame, a tree half full of leaves or semi-transparent wind-swept hair, then you’ll appreciate this session since you’ll learn the most efficient and precise methods for isolating complex objects. Once you’ve masked an area, you can replace the background, or make and adjustment that doesn’t affect the rest of the image. Once you’ve learned how to use these masking techniques, we’ll switch gears and talk about how to master the three essential retouching tools in Photoshop so that you can tackle very complex retouching jobs with ease.
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12:45 pm – 2:30 pm.
Price: $95
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PRODUCING MOTION VIDEO USING DSLR CAMERAS: The Business of Video with GAIL MOONEY
These days, everyone has questions about working with motion. There are plenty of seminars that teach the tools of video and motion as well as how to use them but it’s equally important to understand how to use them profitably. Whether you’re a student, emerging photographer just starting out or an established still photographer transitioning into this market, this seminar will help you build a successful business in motion imagery.

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2:45 pm – 4:45 pm.
Price: FREE
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