EG7 Monterey- 2013 Wrap-Up

I just returned from the EG7 conference ( in Monterey, California. The name sounds a little mysterious, but the meeting is not. It’s been around for quite a while.

A couple of quotes that might help describe the event: “a gathering of and for innovators in media, technology, entertainment and education. The conference explores our most creative enterprises, by engaging a gifted mix of people — from rising stars to
living national treasures, the people who attend EG are among the most industrious and iconoclastic talents of our time.”

And… “This year at EG, Everything is Learning — and Learning is Everything. Many of the leading inventors, explorers, educators, entertainers, artists and entrepreneurs are joining us to probe these frontiers.”

Some of the “presenters” included Erich Kuhne, architecture, Nicholas Negroponte, perhaps best known for “One Laptop Per Child”,  Bathsheba Grossman, Three Dimensional Thinking,  Frans Lanting, nature and wildlife photography, Brant Austin, incredible full-scale photos of whales, Alison Gopnik, baby thinking,  Umi Garret, a 12-year old world-class pianist, and many, many more.

A long-time working partner, collaborator, and mentor of mine, Jack Duganne (, worked with me at the conference. We focused on making prints of portraits made during the conference – these portraits included attendees and speakers. We used the HP Designjet Z6200 and Z3200 large format printers, and we were very, very busy. Our thanks to HP and Eric DuPaul, and Jennifer Wills and Monica Wolff (of W+W Design – for making this part possible.

The presentations hit every note possible, in the arts, music, imaging, photography, philosophy – you name it. We all left with new ways of looking at the world, and the world of learning. Hats off to the EG7 team! Hope to see you next year!

Photo Plus Expo, New York City, October 2012 – David Saffir and David Tobie

Will you be attending PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, October 25-27? If so, David Saffir (me!) and David Tobie will be speaking at the Midwest Photo Exchange Stage, booth # 1027 at the show. We are currently scheduled:

Thursday 10/25
11:30: David Saffir- Screen to Print Match for Photographers
1:30: David Tobie- Moving into Motion: Video and Video Color for Photographers

Friday 10/26:
11:30: David Tobie- Moving into Motion: Video and Video Color for Photographers
1:30: David Saffir- Screen to Print Match for Photographers

Saturday 10/27:
11:30: David Saffir- Screen to Print Match for Photographers
1:30: David Tobie- Moving into Motion: Video and Video Color for Photographers


Be sure to visit Datacolor, nearby at booth #1239. See some of the latest technology in color calibration, the Spyder4, and
lots of other cool stuff!

© David Saffir

Sedona PhotoFest Conference-Speaking Engagements and Events

I will be speaking at the Sedona PhotoFest event. My topics will be: “Monochrome In The Digital Age”, and “Printing Tips and Techniques for Photographers: Getting the Most Out Of Your Inkjet Printer”. (NEW) I will also participate in a panel discussion on “Making the Web Work for You”

The event will be held July 18-25, 2010.

Sedona PhotoFest 2010 brings together Pulitzer-winning photographer Jack Dykinga, “Sedona Masters” and six competing “Apprentice Photographers” juried from Arizona high schools for three days of photography in Sedona’s stunning red rock country.

"Determination" © D Saffir

Keynote talks, symposium presentations and panel discussions, and gala evening events make this week ideal for photographers, educators, students, families and art buyers worldwide to celebrate Southwest photography’s contribution to the fine arts.

Important Western States/PPC Print Competition Coming Up

The Professional Photographers of California/PPC and Western States Print
Competition are coming up soon. This is a major print comp; images that pass the judging cycle
may be exhibited at the PPC Annual Conference, or even PPA:

Thu, 02/04/2010 – Mon, 02/08/2010,
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
760 743-4130

Doors Open: 07:00 am
Doors Close: 10:00 pm

Presented By: Professional Photographers of California, Inc
URL: Members can pre-reg for
free admission.

Proceed here to the print comp page:

Print competition rules and deadlines are posted. This is an
important competition – I encourage you to look at the prospectus and
consider the reasons for  entering.

David Saffir’s May Newsletter Update – Part 2

Time flies in the springtime!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying better weather. It is windy and very hot here in California; unusual for this time of year.

I have quite a bit of news this round. New workshop dates, new content, and more. Here’s a set of links:

 I’ve moved my blog to WordPress. The link is David Saffir’s Photography and Printmaking Blog There is quite a bit of new or extended content on the new blog

I did this as I felt it was faster to load, and much easier to create a searchable index and tags for readers’ convenience. A great site; consider it for your blog.

Other new content on the site and blog:

Directory of Leaders in Photography, Printmaking, Color Management, and Related Fields

This is a directory of people who I feel are leaders in photography, printmaking, color, and related fields. I include names, web addresses, and one or two paragraphs describing their expertise. It is a work in progress, so you’ll see a good start, with more to come.

We have new seminars on fine art reproduction June 1 and 2 New York (B&H and Adorama) and June 4 in the Baltimore/DC area at Mac Business Solutions. Learn how the HP Artist Solution for Nikon can help you improve color accuracy, reduce costs, and build your business. Registration links are on this page.

Also, Santa Fe Workshops will host my three-day intensive on Digital Fine Art Reproduction in November, 2009. New Seminars, Fine Art Reproduction with David Saffir

I am also planning on opening a photography studiooffering rental space and educational programs in late summer 2009. Mango Studios Of California will be located on the West Side of Los Angeles, in or near Santa Monica. We intend to provide an environment for seasoned pros, aspiring professionals, and students alike. You can find further info on this near the top on the opening page of the David Saffir’s Photography and Printmaking Blog.

Panoramas r’ Us A new client, photographer Nick Carlson, is making multi-frame grand scale panoramas that are selling as fast as we can print them. Some are made up of dozens of frames stitched together, and print about ten feet long.

I have a continuing series on key issues in Color Management for photographers. Articles are based in part on questions I’ve received in the past few months.

Part OnePart TwoPart Three

Upcoming education sessions on the calendar later in 2009 include the ESRI conference in July. This is a preliminary announcement, so details will be coming up soon!

Access to other content that has proven to be useful and gets many visits is listed on my Intro & Site Directory page on my web site. You’ll find links to numerous tutorials, lessons, articles, and the like.

Thanks, and best regards,


David Saffir