Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Zhou B Art Center
1029 West 35th Street, Chicago


Josef Blazar

Steven Katzman

Bella Kotak

Pratik Naik

Vincent Lions


The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints

with Josef Blazar

Josef Blazar is the owner of Blazing Editions, a fine art printing company based in Rhode Island. In his presentation, “The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints,” Blazer will discuss the mission and background of Blazing Editions, emphasizing the importance of quality and customer service. He will also share information on various topics relating to printing images, from the benefits and drawbacks of paper and metal substrates to the importance of high resolution photos when printing from a camera. After an overview of important details in the process of printing and re-printing images, Blazer will provide valuable insight relating to art exhibitions, selling prints, interacting with galleries, and the hardships of online-focused selling.

This Miserable Kingdom

with Steven Katzman

This Miserable Kingdom is a project documenting minorities that have withstood government suppression. This action laid the blueprint for Nazi Germany’s final solution and continues to provide the background for today’s assault on America’s democracy. Steven’s images will bring you into the lives of the individuals he met.

Bringing Fairytales to Life

with Bella Kotak and Pratik Naik

Join Bella Kotak and Pratik Naik on a photoshoot workflow session. Watch Bella Kotak explain her concept and inspiration, direct and shoot a fantasy inspired scene. Learn how to incorporate Capture One seamlessly in the retouching workflow with Pratik Naik. Together, over an hour and a half, this duo will produce a picture from start to finish.

The Making of an Image: Behind the Scenes of Conceptual and Commercial Still-Life Photography

with Vincent Lions

I will share all the behind the scenes on different case studies. How an image is made, from concept to final execution. Including sketches, studio setup, lighting, styling, working with Capture One, focus stacking, retouching. 


12:00pm – 12:15pm – Welcome and Introductions
12:15pm – 12:45pm – Josef Blazer, The Art of Printmaking and Selling Your Prints
12:45pm – 1:30pm – Steven Katzman, The Miserable Kingdom
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Break
2:00pm – 3:30pm – Bella Kotak and Pratik Naik, Bringing Fairytales to Life
3:30pm – 3:45pm – Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm – Vincent Lions, Workflow from Inspiration to Post-Processing
6:00pm – 8:00pm – Networking, Demo, Competitions, Food and Drinks

12:00pm – 5:00pm – By Appointment: Complimentary Service Check on Medium Format Digital Camera Systems

Portfolio Reviews by Bill Cramer from Wonderful Machine

Meet one-on-one with Wonderful Machine CEO Bill Cramer for a 20-minute “ask anything” session. Learn from Bill’s 20+ years as an editorial and commercial photographer and 10+ years as an entrepreneur to get feedback on your portfolio or to discuss any other aspect of your business. Come prepared with any or all of your marketing materials and at least 3 tough questions! Portfolio Reviews are by Appointment Only. Space is limited.

Complimentary Service Check

Complimentary service and cleaning of Phase One or Mamiya Leaf camera systems.

  • Filter / CCD Cleaning
  • Firmware Updates
  • Replace Port Covers
  • Replace Sync Ports
  • Overall Equipment Cleaning
  • Evaluate Broken Accessories
  • Remote calibrations

Complimentary cleaning only for all other Medium Format Digital Camera systems.  

  • Filter / CCD Cleaning
  • Overall Equipment Cleaning

Camera System Service and cleaning Valued at $600 or more

Complimentary service and cleaning at the Stand Out Event is by appointment only.  There are limited appointments. Reserve your appointment today. If you cannot attend, please email us.

Reserve Your Seat

Ticket Price: $30


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