8: 45 a.m.
Sleep off your Tussauds’ haze or show up to the Javits bleary-eyed, yet
caffeinated for an early seminar; we suggest “Starting a Portraiture
Business from the Ground Up” with Sue Bryce.
David LaChapelle—WHAT?! Yes, celebrity photographer David
LaChapelle will deliver the day’s keynote—an absolute must-see.
Arrive early for a seat.
PHOTO © SUE BR YCE
PHOTO © THE MERMAID INN
Hang out for an afternoon seminar like “Wedding Photography: New
Business Tips and Strategies for Today’s Bride” with Sal Cincotta or
mosey down to the Chelsea gallery district for an exhibit, such as “Candid:
The Life and Lens of Homai Vyarawalla,” featuring photos by India’s
first female photojournalist (Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th St.).
6: 15 p.m.
Meet up with PPE friends at The Mermaid Inn ( 79 MacDougal St.) in the
West Village for Happy Hour and a Half from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring $1 oysters, mini fish tacos and a potent dark & stormy to easy into the night.
8: 45 a.m.
Saturdays are pretty casual at PPE, but there’s still a potpourri of seminars
to cap off your trip. Wake up early for “The Art & Business of Portraiture” panel discussion with photo veterans Chris Buck, Charlotte
Dumas and Lydia Panas.
Catch James Balog’s keynote, “Chasing Ice,” sponsored by Nikon.
1:30 -6:00 p.m.
If you have it in you for another session, check out “Cinematography with
a DSLR” with Vincent Laforet at 1: 30 p.m. or during the 4-to- 6 p.m. block of
sessions. If you’re lessoned out, say good-bye to the Javits and head to
Central Park to practice your composition in the afternoon sun. Have a snack at
the Express Café outside The Loeb Boathouse (walk east from 72nd St.) or
grab a classic New York City hot dog from one of the many vendors.
PHOTO © CHRIS BUCK
7: 30 p.m.
Freshen up and head out for a final night in the city. Have dinner at theatre-district favorite Chez Josephine (414 West 42nd St.), see a show and
stroll through Times Square at night, when the lights are bright and the city
is a photographer’s paradise.