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|| News Item: Posted 2012-04-19

Resurrected: The Workshop & Luau Junior to be held April 25
By Robert Hanashiro, Sports Shooter

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Call in sick, play hooky from school --- the Workshop & Luau is back!

Held in conjunction with the Sports Shooter Academy, the Workshop & Luau Junior is a day of photography and fun to be held on Wednesday April 25 in Orange County, Calif.

The speaker lineup for the Workshop & Luau:
*Dave Black, Colorado-based freelance photographer will be making a presentation on his stylized high shutter speed sync flash technique
*Myung J. Chun, the Los Angeles Times’ Emmy Award-winning videographer will show his work and discuss making the transition from still to video
*David Honl, international photojournalist and maker of a popular line of lighting control products, will talk about location portrait lighting
*Matt Bailey, co-founder of liveBooks, will discuss the importance of developing a business and marketing plan that revolves around the web

The Workshop & Luau is sponsored by Honl Photo, Nikon USA and Samy’s Camera.

NEWS FLASH --- Dave Honl of Honl Photo has agreed to sponsor the registration fee for all full-time students attending the Workshop & Luau Junior. So if you’re a student and want to attend THE coolest photography event of the year --- you can --- FOR FREE!

Nikon will be offering free equipment clean & check, plus will have their latest professional DSLR camera, lenses, speedlights and accessories on had for you to get a hands-on look at. (Yes that includes the new D4 and D800!)

Samy’s Camera will be offering attendees special pricing on equipment.

Honl Photo will be offering special pricing on their popular line of speedlight accessories, including the new, cool Traveler16 portable softbox.

Pocket Wizard will be on hand showing off their new Pocket Wizard Plus III transceiver, along with their other remote triggering products.

The Workshop & Luau is being held in conjunction with the Sports Shooter Academy, a 4-day hands-on shooting workshop. The Academy begins on Thursday April 26.

To register in advance, go to the Sports Shooter Academy website:

Following Workshop & Luau tradition, there will be door prizes and a contest for the best Hawaiian shirt.

For a look at what the original Sports Shooter Workshop & Luau was like, check out the various videos posted in the Special Features area of

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