Local and National Events

DateDescription Location Type
DECEMBER
12/7-9 Expo

CA

Samy's

Expo
12/8-9 Vendor Sale

Milford, CT

Milford Photo

Sale
12/8-9 Sale/Demo

San Jose, CA

San Jose Camera

Sale
12/8-10

New Jersey Camera Show

From beginners to professionals. 30+ brand vendors. 30+ Free photography workshops

Fairfield, NJ

Unique Photo

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Expo
12/9-10 Sale/Demo

Santa Rosa, CA

Shutterbug Camera

Sale
12/12

Tamron Demo Day

Meet your Tamron Rep for hands-on demonstration with Tamron's latest lenses, Q&A and bonus savings on selsct lenses

South Bend, IN

Gene's Camera

Demo
12/12

Choosing the Right Lens for Travel Photography

Join Pro Photographer and Tamron Technical Representative Jeff Allen to discover how to make eye-catching travel photos by using existing light to your advantage, even in tricky situations.

South Bend, IN

Gene's Camera

11:00am-12:00pm

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Seminar
12/12

Photographing Family Sports

Join Pro Photographer and Tamron Technical Representative Jeff Allen for a fast paced presentation on sports photography basics, including choosing and using the right lenses for your family sporting event photo outings.

South Bend, IN

Gene's Camera

2:00pm-3:00pm

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Seminar
12/14

Portrait Photography: Shaping the Face with Lenses and Light

It’s easy to see the difference between an unflattering snap-shot and a carefully crafted portrait. But do you know what makes them so different? It’s the same subject in both photos right? Well the difference lies in your choice of camera lens and the quality of the light that you use. In this talk Erik will show you how to best compose a variety of portraits using different lenses, with examples from photoshoots both in studio and out on location. Then during a Live Shooting Demo you’ll learn how to flatter the face with beautifully sculpted light using a variety of light modifiers, strobes and lighting techniques.

You'll learn things that pertain to Studio & Environmental Portraiture including:

     • Composition of the face and the frame
     • Lens selection for different scenarios
     • The characteristics of light and how it behaves
     • How to shape light using studio strobes or speedlights
     • As well as tips when working with your subject

New York, NY

B&H Photo Video

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Seminar
12/14-16 Sale/Demo

Topeka, KS

Wolfe's Camera

Sale
12/15 Demo Day

Newtonville, MA

Newtonville Camera

Demo Day
12/15-16 Expo

Lansdale, PA

Cardinal Camera

Expo
12/16 Tamron Day Factory Rep Demos

Rockford, IL

Camera Craft

Demo Day
12/16

Portrait Photography Seminar

Join Tamron Tech Rep, Armando Flores, as he walks you through an introduction to portraiture. He will address topics such as lens selection, exposure, composition, and other camera settings as well as many more topics.

Rockford, IL

Camera Craft

11am - 12pm

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Call 815-877-FOTO (3686) to register

Seminar
12/16

Kids Sports Photography Seminar

Join Tamron Tech Rep, Armando Flores, as he introduces you to sports photography. Learn how to photograph any fast moving subject. He will address topics such as correct exposure, lens selection, camera settings and other related tools for sports photography.

Rockford, IL

Camera Craft

2pm - 3pm

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Call 815-877-FOTO (3686) to register

Seminar
12/19

Tamron Tuesday at Dan’s Camera

Join Tamron Tech Rep, Pat Nagle  at Dan’s Camera City, Allentown from 2:30pm - 4:00pm for hands-on demonstrations, 30min lecture and Q&A followed by evening off–site shooting at Hoover-Mason Trestle from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Free Tamron lens loaners available. This event is free. Tamron Bonus Mail-In Rebates will be available at each event.

Allentown, PA

Dan's Camera City - 2:30-4pm

Jim Thorpe, PA

Downtown Jim Thorpe - 6-8pm

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Meet-up
12/29

Food Photography Workshop

When it comes to food photography, a picture is worth 1,000 words and then some! We’ve teamed up with Cooks of Crocus Hill and Tamron Trainer Jillian Bell to make this picture perfect class come to life. Whether you are looking to share inspiring images with friends or want to focus on expanding your photography knowledge with tips on styling, lighting, lens understanding, and accessories, this hands-on class will give you the edge on how to take the best shot while playing with food. Please bring a DSLR camera and memory card to use in class. Tamron lenses will be available to use.
Cost is $85.00 per seat Artisan fruit and cheese plate included.

St. Paul, MN

Cooks of Crocus Hill

Presented with National Camera

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Workshop
JANUARY 2018
1/4-6

SPI

SPI, our sponsors & members share the belief that photography is an art form that has a significant impact on the world. SPI exists as a facilitator to strengthen the art & business of photography by supporting qualified & well trained professionals.

Orlando, FL

Wyndham Orlando Resort

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Conference
1/4-7

Bosque Photography Intensive

Join us for the 4th annual Photography Intensive workshop with three pros Keith Bauer, Don Toothaker, and Mark Buckler. This event always sells out with many participants returning annually. Improve your photography skills with sandhill cranes and snow geese flocks up-close in your lens amidst vivid landscapes. During the golden hours of the early morning and late afternoon, we place you where the action is with some of the best wildlife photography available. In the classroom, you learn about composition, black & white, manual, birds in flight, nighttime photo techniques, Photoshop & Lightroom post-processing, and more.

New Mexico

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

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Workshop
1/13-14 Festival of the Cranes

Decatur, AL

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

Workshop
1/14-16

IUSA (Imaging USA)

You'll engage face-to-face with hundreds of service providers and product distributors. You'll see product demos. You'll establish new relationships, find ideas for managing your business in innovative ways, and talk over deals more efficiently and effectively than you can via emails and phone calls. Best of all, you'll be able to compare notes with your fellow conventioneers before making decisions!

Nashville, TN

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

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Tradeshow
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
2/10

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
4/18-22 Florida Bird & Photofest

St. Augustine, FL

Ponte Vedra

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Festival
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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5/18-20

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
6/22-24 Out of Chicago Summer Conference Downtown Chicago, IL Conference
JULY 2018
7/13-15 NECCC Photography Conference

Amherst, MA

UMASS

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Conference
AUGUST 2018
8/3-5 Carolina Photo Expo

Durham, NC

Sheraton Imperial Hotel

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Expo
SEPTEMBER 2018
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
OCTOBER 2018
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
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
11/13-15 Project Lunacy

Houston, TX

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Workshops
11/15-18 Festival of the Cranes Bosque del Apache Festival