The creator of more than 50 Time magazine cover portraits will speak about photography at HSPA Foundation’s Newsroom Seminar.

Gregory Heisler, a New York-based photographer, will give a presentation as part of the Cannon Explorers of Light Series during the event Saturday, Dec. 7 in Indianapolis.

He also will attend the annual photo seminar and pizza night for photographers Friday, Dec. 6 at The Indianapolis Star.

Heisler’s expertise will be a terrific addition to the Newsroom Seminar training lineup, said Karen T. Braeckel, HSPA Foundation director.

“He is a sought-after lecturer at international seminars,” Braeckel said. “The Newsroom Seminar Committee is excited to bring him to Indiana.”

The annual Newsroom Seminar and Better News­paper Contest Awards Luncheon will return to the Indianapolis Marriott North. Register by Nov. 15 for reduced rates.

In addition to sessions on photography, attendees will hear from speakers about incorporating social media into reporting, public access to information, timeless writing, and watchdog reporting.

The HSPA Foundation mailed the list of Better Newspaper Contest winners and Newsroom Seminar registration information to member newsrooms.

If you did not receive your packet, please call Shawn Goldsby at (317) 803-4772.

To register online or download a brochure, go to www.HSPAfoundation.org/events.

The Cannon series is designed as an initiative for photographic education and includes dozens of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world.

Heisler is known for his trademark editorial portrait covers and essays for Life, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Esquire, ESPN, House and Garden, and The New York Times Magazine.

He also has photographed award-winning advertising campaigns for American Express, Benson & Hedges, Dewar’s Profiles, Nike, Merrill Lynch, and Zocor.

Heisler has been profiled in magazine articles in Esquire, Communication Arts, Life, and numerous industry periodicals.

Among the kudos he has received are the ASMP Corporate Photographer of the Year Award (1986), the Leica Medal of Excellence (1988), the World Image Award (1991), and the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (2000).

Nationally, he has taught at the International Center of Photography and The New School for Social Research, the National Geographic Society, The Smithsonian Institution, the William A. Reedy Memorial Lecture series, and in the Master of Fine Arts Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts.

Writing and photo coaching

Register through Nov. 15 for the new writing and photo coaching sessions offered before the Newsroom Seminar.

Journalists can get outside advice on their work during private, 15-minute reporting/writing or photography sessions with editors from the Newsroom Seminar Committee.

The committee includes award-winning newspaper veterans.

The personal coaching sessions will be sched­uled from 8:15-9 a.m. Dec. 7.

Pre-registration is required for coaching, and a schedule will be emailed to participants. To register, click here.

A nominal $10 fee will help defray the HSPA Foundation’s expenses for the Newsroom Seminar.

Reporters and photo­graphers who register for a coaching session will submit three writing or photo samples by Nov. 15 to allow editors time to review materials.