Google+ gets a conference and it’s focused entirely on photography

Google+ gets a conference and it’s focused entirely on photography

A specific demographic of users have latched on to Google’s social service quickly, and that’s photographers. Virtual photo walks have been a mainstay of Google+ almost since its inception, and the platform has become the home to some of the world’s most popular photographers.

Some of these photographers even created their own book to benefit charity called the “Plus One Collection”, a first for Google+. It looks like these groups of photographers are about to have another first by holding their own conference in May called the “Google+ Photographer’s Conference“.

On May 22nd and 23rd, some of the most avid users of Google+ will meet at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco to discuss photography. The conference has been put together by Scott Kelby of the Kelby Media Group, and will focus on how photographers can build their brand and best use Google+ to share their work.

Here are just a few of the impressive speakers that will be discussing photography and how to take your work social:

Scott Kelby
Trey Ratcliff
Guy Kawasaki
Jeremy Cowart
Alex Koloskov
Bradley Horowitz

While this isn’t an official Google event, the company is one of the sponsors, along with Adobe and Wacom. The price to get in is $299 if you register before April 30th, so get your tickets now.

Along with the speakers and tracks of training, there will be numerous photo walks happening around San Francisco, which are free if you sign up for the conference.

If you’re a photographer and are looking for ways to make a name for yourself, this conference is definitely for you. It’s been fun to see this group of users find a voice on Google’s social platform, and I imagine that we’ll see a lot of these types of events pop up in the future, just like we’ve seen with Twitter meetups and unofficial mini-conferences.

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