Speaker Bios

Exposure has something for the photographer in everyone! This list will increase greatly over the weeks leading up to the show as we confirm the many fantastic imaging experts we have planned. Please check back regularly.

Keynote Speakers

Chris Hadfield

Keynote (Reflections from Space) Presented by Nikon Canada Inc.

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Through his 21-years as an astronaut and three spaceflights, Colonel Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humans first walked on the moon. Called "the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong," Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

General admission seating is limited to a first come, first served basis.

Lindsay Adler

Keynote (5 Lighting Techniques that WOW) Presented by Westcott & Sigma

Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York City. Her editorial work has appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications internationally including Noise, Bullett Magazine, Essence, Zink Magazine, Rangefinder and dozens more. A clean, bold and graphic style has become the hallmark of her work, making her in-demand for clients across the world.

Stephanie Calabrese

Keynote (The Art of Phoneography) Presented by Bell

Stephanie Calabrese

Stephanie is an award-winning documentary photographer and best selling author of "The Art of iPhoneography: A Guide to Mobile Creativity". Her work has been featured in Forbes.com, LIFE.com, Digital Photo Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine, Photo.net and more.

Join Stephanie's Keynote on Friday, May 23, as she takes you through her process of taking stunning photographs with your smartphone.


Seminar Speakers

Kristian Bogner

Capturing Spectacular Travel Images - Presented by Nikon Canada Inc.

Kristian Bogner

Kristian Bogner is a world-class professional photographer, speaker and Nikon Ambassador. His photography is fuelled by ultimate positivity, passion and taking his technical expertise in photography to the extreme. Kristian has received the Commercial Photographer of the Year for Canada Award three times from the Professional Photographers of Canada Association. He is also a four-time recipient of Photographer of the Year for Alberta, seven-time Photographer of the Year for Canada Finalist, and winner of numerous other awards for best fashion, best sports, best illustrative, best industrial and best scenic images in Canada. Kristian's recent photographic expeditions have taken him to Dali, China and Ladakh, India, where he captured amazing images of tribes, monks, nomads, mountainscapes, palaces and ancient cultures. He has shot everything from the Olympics and extreme sports to fashion, high-end architecture, aircraft, landscapes and much more, along with many commercial photography assignments.

Jay Dickman

TBD - Presented by Olympus

Jay Dickman

As a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and National Geographic photographer, Jay Dickman is one of the most traveled, experienced and celebrated photographers in the program. A veteran of more than 25 assignments for the National Geographic Society, Jay has taught workshops for Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, Photography at the Summit and American Photo Mentor Series.

Nick Didlick

Passion and Inspiration - The key to capturing your next great image - Presented by Nikon

Nick Didlick

Nikon Ambassador Nick Didlick picked up a camera because of his love for the wild landscape of British Columbia, not intending to one day shoot photos that would win awards or be splashed across the front pages of the world's biggest circulation newspapers and magazines.

His initial motivation was simply to capture images of the beautiful natural world and it soon became second nature for him to pack a Nikon along with his pitons or waders. It didn't take long, however, before his passion for photography blossomed into a career. After starting with weekly newspapers near Vancouver, he was soon working work with big city dailies and international news wires.

He says today that he didn't have much choice about the matter. "I love making pictures and the camera chose me. I just hung onto my camera straps and went along for the ride."

In this tour of duty so far, Nick has covered Olympics, Super Bowls, Stanley Cup Finals, Super Power Summits, Royal Tours, natural disasters, riots and other conflicts. His photography has appeared on the front pages of many of the world's major newspapers and magazines, including the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Times of London, The Sydney Morning Herald, Stern, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone.

Gary Fong

The Magic Of Speedlights -
How To Create A Studio Look Anywhere, Anytime
Presented by Gentec

Gary Fong

Gary Fong is a professional photographer and inventor of Gary Fong Flash Accessories. After a twenty year career as a successful wedding photographer, Gary branched off in a new direction and created a range of accessories that have revolutionized flash photography. Gary is the author of several successful books, and he is one of the most in-demand speakers at photography conferences around the world.

Lynn Goldsmith

Rock and Roll Stories Presented by Epson Canada

Lynn Goldsmith

Lynn Goldsmith is a multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, The New Yorker, etc. Her subjects range from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street. Her forty years of photography have not only been an investigation into the nature of the human spirit, but also into the natural wonders of our planet.

Maurice Henri

Cameras for Healing

Maurice Henri

Maurice has been working as a photographer since 1989 both in the studio and on location, primarily as a portrait, wedding, commercial and stock photographer. He is the founder of Cameras for Healing and Photo Moncton International Photography Festival. His work has been featured nationally and internationally in many popular magazines, books.

Bob Harrington

Keynote (Title TBD) Presented by Red Raven Marketing

Bob Harrington

Bob Harrington is an accomplished headshot and editorial photographer based in Milford, CT, and whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and websites. He is the author of "Photographic Lighting" and his second book "Advanced Portraiture" hits the shelves in the Summer of 2014. He also writes for Shutterbug Magazine and teaches off camera flash across North America to anyone who will listen. His love of photography and helping others forward their photographic vision has led to a successful career in this expanding field.

Kirsten Hunter

See in a New Way Presented by Lensbaby

Kirsten Hunter Photo

Kirsten Hunter is Lensbaby's own Director of Customer Happiness and a self-proclaimed Lensbaby addict. Kirsten has been with Lensbaby since 2004 and rarely shoots with any other lens. She shoots everything she sees with a Lensbaby and her enthusiasm is contagious. Come take a tour of the Lensbaby Creative Effects Lens System with Kirsten and learn how to "See in a New Way."

Marc Saltzman

Title TBD - Presented by Gentec

Marc Saltzman

Marc Saltzman has reported on the high-tech industry since 1996 as a freelance journalist, author, lecturer, consultant, and radio and TV personality. His specialties lie in consumer electronics, computers, Internet trends, small-to-midsized business technology and interactive entertainment.

Marc currently contributes to more than 50 prominent media publications in addition to his syndicated column with Gannett, the USA's largest newspaper group.

Michelle Valberg

Adventure, Landscape, and Wildlife Photography - Presented by Nikon

Michelle Valberg

Michelle Valberg is an award-winning Canadian photographer and Nikon Ambassador, renowned for her soulful portraiture and stunning landscapes. She possesses a magical combination of artistic creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and community commitment, which is reflected in her diverse career and stellar reputation. Michelle's work has appeared in many magazines including National Geographic, US Magazine, In Style, Above & Beyond, Ottawa Life, Canadian Geographic, PhotoLife, Reader's Digest and Chatelaine. It has also been the subject of two self-published books – "Look Beyond...The Faces & Stories of People with HIV/AIDS" and "Dare to Dream... A Celebration of Canadian Women," which became a national bestseller.


School of Imaging Instructors

Rob Corrado

Presented by School of Imaging

Rob Corrado

Rob is a Toronto-based, nationally accredited photographer whose work has been featured in various magazines and newspaper publications, and includes the world-renowned Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. He has been an instructor at the School of Imaging for over 7 years, and has the ability to deliver even the most complicated material in an understandable, straightforward and friendly manner.

Bob Menard

Presented by School of Imaging

Bob Menard

Bob's passion for photography is readily apparent when he teaches or speaks at events. He believes that the enthusiasm he exudes is an essential part of truly connecting with students and getting them excited about learning. Whether they are focusing on the basics, discovering new techniques or finding different ways to view the world around them, Bob brings a uniquely relatable and often humorous approach to educating. While he makes his living shooting Weddings, Events & Portraits, he also makes time to feed his passion by traveling at every opportunity in search of awe inspiring Landscapes, Wildlife and Cultures.

Glen Neville

Presented by School of Imaging

Glen Neville

Glen has a photography career that has spanned almost 35 years. An accomplished wedding, portrait and commercial photographer, he's been immersed in the wholesale and retail side of the industry in various management positions, and has a strong background in public speaking.

Please check back regularly. We will update this site frequently as we continue to put together our most exciting and family friendly show yet!

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