Manfrotto School of Xcellence to Host Free Webinar Featuring Renowned Photographer Drew Gardner

RAMSEY, N.J., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Manfrotto School of Xcellence, the educational platform supported by the world leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, Manfrotto, will continue their free webinar series as they are set to host “Drew Gardner Presents: Photographing Groups.” Focused on photographing groups, Gardner will talk webinar attendees through some of his most successful and sophisticated large group and group composite photographs, explaining the techniques that were used to create these striking images.

During the webinar, Drew Gardner will also discuss the pros and cons of working in both styles and share helpful tips that attendees will be able to apply to their own photography. Scheduled for Thursday, June 16th from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. (EDT), this webinar will be run in real time on the official website of the school,

“There are two ways of shooting a group; either by shooting everything and everyone in position, (although this is often not possible) or shooting all the elements separately and then compositing them together,” said Drew Gardner. “Both are valid, however, having the ability to successfully construct a composite group shot is an essential skill to maintain your position at the high end of the advertising and commercial market.”

A must attend for any photography enthusiast; registration for the webinar is now underway. To register, please visit:

About Manfrotto Distribution

Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger, Lastolite and Litepanels. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Genus, Rotatrim and Datacolor, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China and Japan.