Local and National Events

DateDescription Location Type
JANUARY 2018
1/20

Capturing Beautiful Landscape Photographs

Join Tamron Tech Rep, Armando Flores, as he shares some of his incredible landscape and travel photography as well as tips on how you can take spectacular photographs. In this two-hour seminar of fun and interactive instruction, you will become a better landscape photographer so that you can make your travel and vacation photographs stand out. Topics include camera settings, exposure, white-balance, composition, and lens selection and much more.

Fresno, CA

Horn Photo

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Seminar
1/24-27

Space Coast Birding Festival

Discover why Florida's Space Coast is your launch pad to incredible nature-based experiences. The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival features world class photographers, field trips, workshops and presentations. Come see why it is one of the largest birding & wildlife festivals in the United States.

 

Titusville, FL

Eastern Florida State College

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Festival
FEBRUARY 2018
2/8-12 PhotoPro Expo 2018

Covington, KY

Northern KY Convention Center

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Expo
2/10

Out of Chicago Winter Conference

We’re bringing back some of your favorite Out of Chicago instructors and adding something completely new; a Winter Conference Shootout. Photograph models, flowers, macro subjects, water drops, architecture and more!

Joliet, IL

Joliet Junior College

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Conference
2/16-18

Click Away

An empowering and innovative three day shooting, learning, and social conference & retreat for photographers.

Amelia Island, FL

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Retreat
2/21-25

San Diego Bird Festival

Welcome to the San Diego Bird Festival. As always, we are celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offers some of the best birding in the United States. This festival supports the education, conservation and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society, so by joining us, you get to see the birds and help them too. We thank you for your support, and hope to meet you at the Festival.

Mission Bay, CA

Marina Village Conference Center

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Festival
2/23-26

SYNC

SYNC is the premier Portrait, HS Senior and Youth Photography conference in the USA. It is jammed pack with some of the best presenters in our industry and friendly photographers who are willing to sit with you, learn with you and grow with you. Join us and rekindle your creative spirit, grow your business, and have an amazing time with some of the friendliest photographers on the planet.

Destin, FL

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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Conference
2/26-28

WPPI

The biggest wedding and portrait photography show in the country, WPPI offers an affordable education and photo walk program that features the leading photography instructors from around the world. Over the course of four days, WPPI features 200-plus portrait and wedding photography classes, with training in a wide range of photographic subjects.

Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay

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Tradeshow
MARCH 2018
3/1-4

SPE (Society for Photographic Education)

SPE's 55th Annual Conference, Uncertain Times, will address questions of globalization, migration, territory, refuge, community, identity, nationalism, and internationalism, and will evaluate the contribution of photographic practices seeking to humanize and reveal these topics. The conference will focus on the ways in which photographic media are implicated in demonstrating both moments of crisis as well as moments of resolve. This is a call to convene critical producers, thinkers, and thoughtful spectators of photography to unpack the meanings of the layered dimensions of the human story in the 21st century.

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

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Conference
3/8-11

CNPA

Welcome to the 2018 CNPA Annual Meeting and our host city of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This is a very special year for CNPA, our 25th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, we have pulled out all the stops to make this Annual Meeting our most memorable to date. No matter where your photographic interests may lie, our fabulous lineup of speakers is sure to Inspire, Educate and Entertain with the breadth and depth of their photographic knowledge and experience. The pre-meeting Technical Workshops that we introduced two years ago have proved to be very popular and we are excited to present another series of practical, hands-on workshops this year.

Spartanburg, SC

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

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Annual Meeting
3/9-11

Florida Camera Club Council (FCCC)

See the latest and greatest that the photography industry has to offer at the Conference Tradeshow on Saturday and Sunday (March 10th and 11th)! Browse booths featuring the photographic equipment, supplies, and more!

Ft. Myers, FL

FGCU Sugden Hall

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Conference
APRIL 2018
4/3-4

Shutterfest

ShutterFest is the UN-Conference! ShutterFest is not meant to structure your entire life by sitting in conference room after conference room. Say goodbye to death by PowerPoint. This is YOUR conference! Make it what you want. Make it about you. Shoot. Learn. Party. That’s the mantra here.

St. Louis, MO

Union Station Hotel

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Conference
4/7

Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs (TCACCC ) Spring Break

This all-day event will include programs, lunch, coffee breaks, photo vendors and special events. The Interclub competition awards will be made at the event.

Dakota County Technical College

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Camera Club
4/17-20

National Park Photography Workshop

National park photography workshops will be held over four days, giving participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, night skies, light painting and post-production techniques.

Death Valley National Park, CA & NV

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Workshop
4/18-22 Florida Bird & Photofest

St. Augustine, FL

Ponte Vedra

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Festival
4/21 Photorama

New Jersey

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4/22-27

Texas School of Photography

At the Texas School of Professional Photography, it is our goal to educate, inspire and invigorate you and your photography business. You will leave Texas School full of new ideas, new friends, new vision, and will anxiously await Texas School NEXT year! Come join us at the unrivaled Texas School of Professional Photography: The BEST photographic education at the best price…and SO much more!

Addison, TX

InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center

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Conference
4/27-29

Insta-Inspire

You follow them on Instagram. You've seen their work and been inspired. You've read their witty captions and endearing stories and thought "We could definitely be friends." We thought that too. So we decided to make it happen.

Salt Lake City, UT

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

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Retreat
4/17-22 Featherfest

Galveston, TX

Island Community Center

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Festival
MAY 2018
5/6-11

M.A.R.S. (Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography)

MARS is a PPA Affiliate School, offering five days of intense training in photography, in an intimate, boutique environment. Our goal is to provide students with an outstanding experience in education and friendship, where small class size provides relatively personal instruction. The MARS experience is unique, and the end result is unlike any other event. At MARS, you'll learn in an environment of other photographers just as passionate as you, who want to take their image-making and business skills to the next level. And the friendly atmosphere allows everyone to feel unintimidated to ask questions. The experience gained at MARS will allow you to take what you've learned and implement techniques and ideas into your own practices.

Cape May, NJ

Grand Hotel

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Conference
5/9-13 The Biggest Week in American Birding

Oak Harbor, OH

Black Swamp Bird Observatory

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5/15-18

National Park Photography Workshop

National park photography workshops will be held over four days, giving participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, night skies, light painting and post-production techniques.

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, Zion National Park, UT & Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

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Workshop
5/18-20

Capture! PhotoCon

Expand your creativity. Sharpen your artistic skill-set. Fuel what inspires you. Push past what’s holding you back as a photographer. At Capture! PhotoCon, you’ll meet others with goals and aspirations just like yours, in an unpretentious and energizing atmosphere. Accomplished professionals and groundbreaking creatives will share their tips and insights over three fun-filled days!

Phoenix, AZ

Ability 360 Conference Center

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Conference
5/20-22

NANPA

The NANPA Nature Celebration is open to anyone interested in nature photography. Our speakers will be discussing the state and future of photography as well as issues concerning the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. There will be sessions by bison and wolf researchers, keynote speakers, Lightning Talks, panel discussions and so much more. We will gather together for gallery walks, in coffee shops, impromptu photo shoots, and other fun activities around Jackson. You'll receive a link to the Sched app after registration to keep you up-to-date on all the activities -- and to locate friends or find new ones!

Jackson, WY

Jackson Center for the Arts

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Conference
5/31-6/2

Photoshop World

Photoshop World is a live 3-day creative event jam-packed with hands-on trainings, fun events, networking and opportunities to interact and meet the best instructors in the Photography and Design community. With 6 specialized tracks each day and over 100 classes and live shoots, regardless of your skill level we have the right training for you.

Orlando, FL

The Hyatt Regency Orlando

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Conference
JUNE 2018
6/13-14

National Park Photography Workshop

Night Skies Workshop will give participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, light painting and post-production techniques.

Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

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Workshop
6/18-22

UPAA Symposium

We'll be focusing on visual storytelling, both how to find and capture stories on your campus, and how to present them to your many audiences.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest University

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Symposium
6/22-24

Out of Chicago Summer Conference

Join some of the world’s greatest photographers in one of the greatest cities for architecture and street photography in the world — Chicago! Experience the Windy City like never before, with photography classes, photowalks, panel discussions, workshops, photography shootouts and the one-of-a-kind Out of Chicago photo crawl.

Downtown Chicago, IL

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Conference
JULY 2018
7/13-15 NECCC Photography Conference

Amherst, MA

UMASS

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Conference
7/27-29 Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs (SWMCCC)

Holland, MI

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Conference
AUGUST 2018
8/3-5 Carolina Photo Expo

Durham, NC

Sheraton Imperial Hotel

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Expo
8/9-10

National Park Photography Workshop

Night Skies Workshop will give participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, light painting and post-production techniques.

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Workshop
SEPTEMBER 2018
9/4-7 The Portrait Masters Conference

Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Grand

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Conference
9/11-14

National Park Photography Workshop

National park photography workshops will be held over four days, giving participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, night skies, light painting and post-production techniques.

Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Workshop
9/21-23

American Birding Expo

The American Birding Expo is North America’s most extensive gathering of birding-related products, services, companies, destinations, and organizations. That's why we call it "the world of birding in one place!" Whether you’re a world-traveling bird chaser, just starting out as a bird watcher, or only interested in the birds in your backyard, the Expo has everything you need! Entry to the Expo is just $10* for the entire weekend. Come connect with the community of birders from North American and beyond!

Philadelphia, PA

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

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Expo
9/28-30 Black Hills Photo Shootout

South Dakota

Black Hills National Forest

Shootout
9/30-10/6

PSA Conference

A great way to meet people, view extraordinary photography, and renew longtime acquaintances.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

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Conference
OCTOBER 2018
10/5-9

Out of Moab

A unique hands-on landscape photography conference

Moab, UT

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SOLD OUT

Conference
10/16-19

National Park Photography Workshop

National park photography workshops will be held over four days, giving participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, night skies, light painting and post-production techniques.

Yosemite National Park, CA

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Workshop
10/25-27

PhotoPlus Expo (PPE)

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America. The show features over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes, special Filmmaking and Drone sessions, the Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Reviews sponsored by WordPress.com & FUJIFILM, the Lucie Technical Awards, and over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest equipment, products, and services for you to touch, try, and compare.

New York, NY

Javits Convention Center

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Expo
10/27-28

Mike Moats Macro Conference

This is a unique annual photo conference dedicated to macro photography. The conference is for all skill levels. There will be plenty of how-to lectures and five hours of photographing with varying subject matter. The speakers will be available to help participants with composing subjects and technical aspects. So you need to bring your camera, macro lens and tripod.

Middleburg Hts, OH

Crowne Plaza

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Conference
NOVEMBER 2018
11/2-4

Nature Visions

3 Full Days of Seminars, Lectures, and Workshops, along with a public exhibit of 500 photos juried in from members of the 8 sponsoring camera clubs in Maryland and Virginia.

Manassas, VA

Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason Univ.

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Seminars/Workshops
11/7-8

National Park Photography Workshop

Night Skies Workshop will give participants a sweeping course in sunrise, sunset, landscape, light painting and post-production techniques.

Saguaro National Park, AZ

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Workshop
11/13-15 Project Lunacy

Houston, TX

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Workshops
11/15-18

Festival of the Cranes

Come celebrate the return of sandhill cranes to Bosque del Apache during the 30th anniversary of Festival! This nationally recognized wildlife, birding, and photography festival offers 156 event sessions in 6 days.

Bosque del Apache

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Festival