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Creative Services

The Creative Services Group is comprised of the tradeshows including HOW Design Live, PDN Photo Plus Expo and WPPI; numerous publications and websites offering news and information, including Rangefinder, Photo District News (PDN), PDN Edu, Shutterlove and the online portfolio site, Photoserve. The Creative Services Group is the resource for professional designers and photographers of every genre as well as students and enthusiasts.


John McGeary
Senior Vice President

Lauren Wendle
Vice President – Photo Group

Gary Lynch
Vice President, Group Show Director, HOW Design Live

Our Brands

HOW Design Live is the largest gathering of creative professionals anywhere. It is where creative professionals in all disciplines and all levels of experience come to learn from the brightest minds in the creative industry — and beyond. It’s where designers discover new ideas, new sources of inspiration, new skills and new connections with other creative professionals and where they can get face-to-face with brand leaders, big thinkers and design heroes.
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PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is aimed at professionals and advanced amateurs and showcases the latest advances in the photo, video, and imaging industries as well as enlightening seminars.
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Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is a convention and tradeshow for wedding and portrait photographers held annually in February or March.
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A Photo+ Membership includes access to all our top photography brands: PDN Magazine, PhotoServe.com, WPPI Portrait & Wedding International Conference & Expo, PhotoPlus Expo and Rangefinder Magazine. A membership includes subscriptions to both PDN and Rangefinder magazines in print and online, discounts to all PDN and WPPI contests, vendor discounts, discounts to PhotoPlus and WPPI Expos, and access to education with certification.
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PhotoServe is a visual database of the world’s best photographers used by the busiest art buyers worldwide.  PhotoServe Membership is one of the smartest and most cost-effective marketing tools a photographer can use to get seen, get promoted and get work with benefits and savings. 
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PhotoSource is a one-stop resource for all your photographic needs. Find thousands of listings for photographic retailers, camera and lighting equipment, digital capture, studio rentals, labs, production services and more with contact information, web links and current profiles.
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ShutterLove is a one-stop resource for photo enthusiasts of all levels, featuring accessible tips, gear reviews, and galleries of great new photography.
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Rangefinder is the premier monthly magazine for the professional photographer focusing on the wedding and portrait markets. In addition to archives of Rangefinder’s print articles, Rangefinderonline.com provides original online content, news, and events.
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Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for over three decades. PDNonline.com provides up-to-the-minute industry updates, news, contest information, and much more.
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