Imaging USA in Atlanta, Jan. 20-22

Imaging USA, hosted by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), will be held in Atlanta, Jan. 20-22. Imaging USA is geared toward photographers and will include an expo, an education program, parties and other special events and presentations.

Conference and trade show for photographyPhotography classes focus on different specialties and tricks of the trade geared toward improving business and photographic skills, including a slate of classes sponsored by Adobe on how to better use those software tools. Speakers include Greg Gorman, Matthew Jordan Smith, Dane Sanders, Sarah Petty, Amina Moreau, Julieanne Kost, and more.

The Imaging EXPO trade show highlights hundreds of the industry’s leading vendors showcasing their products, with product demos, show-special deals and an opportunity to discuss products with the people who make them. After-EXPO parties include one at the Georgia Aquarium.

Imaging USA will also host an international photographic exhibit that’s open to the public and pre-convention workshops. To download a free mobile app for detailed schedules, maps and more go to: http://crwd.cc/iusa2013

Registration open and several options are available, including full-convention and expo-only passes. A special Join & Go promotion includes a free full-convention registration for new professional active members who join PPA prior to the show. For more information about Imaging USA or to register, visit www.imagingusa.org or call 888-260-0016.

Registration for WPPI Now Open

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announced today that registration is now open for the WPPI 2013 International Conference and Expo at registration3.experientevent.com/ShowWPP131/?flowcode=ATT 

Photography trade showAll WPPI 2013 classes, events and the expo will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from March 7-14, 2013. Last year, nearly 16,000 registered attendees and over 180 speakers from throughout the United States as well as from 46 foreign countries as far away as Latin America, Australia and Russia gathered in Las Vegas for WPPI.

The 2013 conference will feature specialized education programs like Platform Classes, Master Classes, Plus Classes and WPPI U. WPPI U is a university-style, two-day workshop providing the fundamentals of photography to help today’s up-and-coming photographers strengthen their shooting skills, learn to market their photography services and how to run a profitable business. Also, the 16×20 Print and Album Competitions provide additional recognition during the event, culminating with the Awards Night extravaganza.

The early bird registration rate for access to the WPPI 2013 Conference and Expo is $199 for WPPI members and $379 for non-members through Dec. 14. On Dec. 15 registration rates increase to regular prices online: $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-members. These rates include one free guest, all Platform classes, special events and a three-day pass to WPPI 2013.

For more information about WPPI 2013 and all of its workshops and events, visit www.wppionline.com.

Visit LexJet at Imaging USA for a Chance to Win a $300 Gift Certificate

Photo show in New Orleans in 2012As the headline reads, so it is, so stop by LexJet’s booth (547) at Imaging USA 2012 for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate good toward the purchase of any LexJet products, including the award-winning Sunset line of photo and fine art papers, canvas, canvas stretcher bars and photo albums.

Imaging USA is being held at the Ernest N. Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, and kicks off Thursday with pre-convention classes. The expo, where you can find the hot spot of the exhibit hall – LexJet’s booth – runs Jan. 15-17, a.k.a., next Sunday through Tuesday.

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LexJet's booth will be the place to be for all things printing at Imaging USA in New Orleans with fantastic show-only specials, a chance to win a $300 LexJet gift certificate, product demos and samples, and more.

In addition to your chance to win big with a $300 gift certificate, LexJet experts will be on hand to demonstrate the latest inkjet printing technologies and help you with any questions or troubleshooting you may need.

And don’t forget about the amazing deals you can only pick up at Imaging USA at LexJet’s booth:

To find out more about show specials, demonstrations and the chance to win a $300 LexJet gift certificate, contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538. You can find out more about Imaging USA and register online at www.imagingusa.com.

LexJet Sunset Award: Enter to Win a $200 Gift Certificate and More at PhotoPro Expo

Win awards and prizes at the PhotoPro Expo 2012Billed as the Super Bowl of Photography, the PhotoPro Expo takes place on Super Bowl Weekend, Feb. 2-5 at the Marriott River Center in Covington, Ky., just across the river from Cincinnati. As part of the educational weekend, which features an all-star lineup of speakers, there’s also a Print Competition and Exhibition.

The Print Competition features more than $5,000 in awards and prizes, including the coveted LexJet Sunset Award. The winner of the LexJet Sunset Award and the handsome trophy will also receive a $200 gift certificate toward the purchase of any of the fine art and photo papers and canvases in LexJet’s Sunset portfolio of inkjet media for professional photographic and fine art printing.

To qualify for the LexJet Sunset Award, the entries must be printed on any LexJet photo or fine art paper and meet PhotoPro Expo’s print competition submission requirements.

All registrations must be completed at printcompetition.com before shipping or hand delivering your entries. Shipped cases must be received by Jan. 30 and hand-delivered submissions by 3 p.m., Feb. 1. Click here for all the Print Competition details and rules.

Divisions include Portrait, Wedding, Gallery, Digital Artistry, Rising Star, Albums and Specialists. The winner of each Category within those Divisions – the Portrait Division, for instance, includes General, Children, Senior, Fashion and Best Categories – will be chosen by judges during the Expo and recognized at the awards ceremony. In addition, Top Honors will be given to the PhotoPro Network Photographer of the Year (plus a $200 cash prize), Best of Show ($150 cash prize), People’s Choice Award ($100 cash prize), Best Black & White Award ($100 cash prize) and PhotoPro Network TOP 10 Awards ($50 gift certificates).

Speakers include Photoshop guru Scott Kelby, the legendary Jerry Ghionis, Skip Cohen of Skip’s Summer School, top portrait photographer Kirk Volklain, NYC fashion photographer Lindsay Adler, best-selling Speed Lighting author Syl Arena, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet, branding expert Sarah Petty, Smithsonian American History museum featured artist Joel Grimes, and retouch and image enhancement authority Janice Wendt.

For more information and to register for the show go to http://photopronetwork.com/ or call PhotoPro Network HQ at 606-928-5333. And, for more information about the LexJet Sunset Award, contact Tom Gruss at 800-453-9538 or email tom.gruss@lexjet.com. 

Registration Open for Imaging USA 2012 in New Orleans, Jan. 15-17

Trade show for professional photographyThe Professional Photographers Association (PPA) announced that registration is now open for Imaging USA 2012 (www.ImagingUSA.org), featuring three full days of intensive artistic and business education January 15-17 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

“If you are a professional photographer—or want to be—you cannot miss the opportunity to attend Imaging USA. It will do more for your career than any other show,” says Don Dickson, president of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). “With so many speakers and programs, it’s amazing what you can learn here in a matter of days.”
Photography classes focus on different specialties and tricks of the trade geared toward improving business and photographic skills and the use of new technologies. Some of the industry’s biggest names appear as instructors, including Joyce Tenneson, Mark Bryant, Ed Pedi, Julieanne Kost, and more.

Classes run all day with breaks in between so attendees can visit the Imaging EXPO, a trade show where hundreds of the industry’s leading vendors showcase their products.

Other notable features of Imaging USA 2012 include:

  • Annual Photography Exhibit, open to the public: One of the world’s largest annual photographic exhibits will be open to the public and there is no charge for admission
  • Special events: A full slate of exclusive events featuring everything from award galas to a dance party with Fifty Amp Fuse
  • Pre-convention photography courses: Imaging USA will offer three days of in-depth pre-convention programming for an additional fee (from classes on the business of photography to hands-on workshops that allow photographers to work with several different pros, one at a time)
  • Specialty classes for sport and event photography. Imaging USA includes an educational track customized for sport and event photographers
  • Evidence Photographers International Council Education and Certification Class. For an additional fee, attendees can participate in EPIC courses to learn about forensic and crime scene photography

Registration is open to all professional photographers and several options are available, including full-convention and one-day passes. A special Join & Go promotion includes a free full-convention registration for new professional active members who join PPA prior to the show. For more information about Imaging USA or to register for the conference, visit www.imagingusa.org or call 800-786-6277.