Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Speaking Engagements at Calumet

It has been a busy summer so I have fallen behind on my weekly postings, but I will catch up after Labor Day. I have scheduled some speaking engagements at Calumet Locations in New York and Chicago. Hasselblad is sponsoring these events. I will also be presenting at some Calumet locations in California later in the year, and will post those dates when they are confirmed. The confirmed New York and Chicago dates are:

Wednesday October 17 from 2 to 4 PM at the Calumet in New York (this is scheduled to occur the day before the start of PDN PhotoPlus Expo in NYC), and Monday October 22 from 2-4 PM at the Calumet in Chicago. For locations you can go to the Calumet Web site.

The topic of my presentation is described in the following press release:

Fine Art Landscape Photographer Elizabeth Carmel, a 2006 Hasselblad Master Photographer, will give a presentation on how she successfully self – published her book "Brilliant Waters: Portraits of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and the High Sierra". Elizabeth will also discuss how she uses the Hasselblad H3D, a 39 megapixel Medium Format Camera System, to create her award winning landscape images, which are often taken in remote wilderness locations.

A book of your photography is a great way to increase the audience for your work and put your photography career into high gear. In this session, learn important tips for publishing your own photography book, getting a book distributor, getting press coverage, and making your book project profitable. This is your chance to learn from fine art photographer Elizabeth Carmel, whose photography book “Brilliant Waters” is currently in its third printing and has been successfully released to a nationwide audience via major bookstores and independent booksellers. In her first self-publishing project, Elizabeth Carmel got Robert Redford to write her book’s foreword, secured nationwide book distribution, and obtained major press coverage for her book in People Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Sierra Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. Elizabeth will give a detailed power-point presentation on the process of designing her book, selecting an off shore printer, working with a print broker, obtaining a distributor, and getting nationwide press coverage. Elizabeth will sign copies of her book which can be purchased by seminar attendees. This event is sponsored by Hasselblad and Calumet. There is no charge to attend.


  1. Aloha Elizabeth,
    I am really eager to attend, but it looks like I'll have to wait for the California events. I feel soooo ready to get a book, or two put together, but have no clue where to begin.
    Have fun at the events, and keep up the great blog. Hi to Olaf!

  2. THanks Randy. I hope to do LA and San Diego speaking engagements in the first half of November, so I will try to get those dates confirmed as soon as possible. I am off for a few nights backpacking in the Emigrant Wilderness with some friends. I am taking the 39 mp H3d and all my backpacking gear - I need a pet Llama to help me carry all this stuff!