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Welcome to PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2011! I’m here in New York covering the event, and during the next three days, I’ll be posting right from the show floor, highlighting new products and passing on technical and industry insight that I pick up at some of the awesome seminars that mare going on all weekend.

I’ll kick things off by featuring a couple of items that I got to preview at the pre-show media event.

First is a really nice set of CD/DVD cases by American-Digital. These aluminum jewel cases don’t add much to your presentation cost, but they’ll greatly increase your presentation value. They come in a number of different styles, all of which look way cooler than plastic cases or paper sleeves.


Second is this extremely innovative camera clip system by Peak Design. Founded by outdoor enthusiast, traveller and photographer Peter Dering, it’s basically a quick release system for your belt, waistbelt, shoulder strap… Anywhere you can fit the little bracket.

The Arca compatible QR plate that screws onto your camera allows you to securely clip your DSLR onto yourself. Makes it so that your camera is literally right at hand when you need it. Looks like a great option for shooters who go light and fast! Think I need one of these! Watch this short video to see how it works.

Lastly, remember last year when I wrote about the great photo sharing community 500px? Well, this evening, I ran into co-founder and technical director Oleg Gutsol, who told me of the company’s continued growth and revealed that they’re continually working to refine and expand the site.

They’ve also got a brand new iPad app, which is a great way to browse their awesome collection of imagery. Get it at the iTunes store. (I’ll be downloading it right after I finish writing this blog post!)

Much more to come, so stay with us all week and follow along on Twitter with hash tag #ppe2011.