Carrie Fraser
Cygnus Business Media
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For Immediate Release

Lisa Jane Murphey-New to conduct Live Photo Shoot at PhotoImaging & Design Expo
Noted photographer gives attendees an inside look at capturing
the essence of childhood

San Diego, CA (February 25, 2005) - PhotoImaging & Design Expo, the photo industry's most talked about trade show, announced today that noted portrait photographer Lisa Jane Murphey-New will conduct a live photo shoot at the event, to be held April 19-21, 2005, in San Diego. Murphey-New has worked in the photography industry for more than twenty years, specializing in children. Her goal has been to capture the essence of childhood that lies within each child before he or she disappears into adulthood.

"We are fortunate to have someone with Lisa's real world experience to present at the Expo," says Cygnus Imaging Group Publisher Kathy Schneider. "Children's portrait photography can be extremely difficult, but Lisa Jane is one of the best in her field and her program will offer valuable insight into this genre of photography."

Murphey-New's session, entitled Capturing the Essence of Childhood, will take place on April 18, as part of the event's pre-conference sessions. During this session, sponsored by Off the Wall Productions, Lisa Jane will show a tour of her studio, lighting and set up for digital photography. She will show set designs using Off the Wall products, and will take attendees through the process by conducting shoots on the sets. In addition, she will talk about the presentation of images to clients and sales.

Lisa Jane grew up in the small south Texas town of Portland. Her love of photography began in high school and from there her passion grew. Her unique and creative style has earned her practically every honor in professional photography. Her work can be found in a variety of media from prints, posters, and greeting cards, to stationary and dolls. Her prints have garnered virtually every award over the past 15 years, such as the President's Trophy, Best Portrait of a Child (8 times), and Photographer of the Year. Lisa Jane's desire to express her creativity has been the driving factor that has pushed her to the forefront of the photographic community.

The PhotoImaging & Design Expo will be held April 19-21, 2005, at the San Diego Convention Center. An all-inclusive three-day package provides access to seminars, live shoots, and the exhibit hall, as well as entrance into networking events including a cocktail reception on opening day and lunch on the trade show floor on closing day. For information on attending or exhibiting at the 2004 event, visit or call 800.827.8009.

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