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Industry leaders explore the future of photography creation & consumption
September 12 - 13, 2012

New York, NY, April 16, 2012 - PhotoShelter (, the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, sales and marketing tools for photographers, today announced Luminance 2012, a fresh new conference that will bring leading voices from across industries to explore the intersection of business, technology, culture, and photography. Luminance 2012 speakers will include distinguished thought leaders from Behance, Blurb, Facebook, Google, 20x200, Tumblr and many more of the companies driving massive changes in today’s photo landscape. Luminance 2012 will be held September 12 - 13, 2012 at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York. Limited early bird registration discounts are available now at

“We’re bringing together a group of photography’s innovators to engage in powerful discussion about the direction and influence of this medium as both an art form and crucial business driver,” said Allen Murabayashi, PhotoShelter Co-Founder and CEO. “Under one roof, Luminance will bring us two dozen perspectives on the dramatic changes occurring in photography. Not simply those who captivate us from behind the camera, but also the people responsible for evolving the way we create and consume photography.”

Speakers at Luminance 2012 will each deliver 20 minute talks (plus Q&A) in their area of expertise.

Speakers include:

An optional, limited attendance photography workshop will also be held on September 11, 2012 at Root Drive-In Studios, with renowned pro photographers Zack Arias, Corey Rich, and Robert Seale. In addition, the Luminance #ilovephotography Party will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at a location to be announced.

“Luminance 2012 will be an opportunity for the community to come together around a new topic of discussion that isn’t strictly gear or technique,” said Murabayashi. “It’s a chance to engage in a dialogue with others who are creating the technology that’s driving massive shifts in the photography landscape, to learn from each other, and get inspired about what is still to come for this medium we all both love with passion and equally depend on for our business and livelihood.”

A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved for Luminance 2012 attendees. Learn more about conference logistics and register to attend:

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