Fuel For the Photographer Coming to Nashville, Tennessee!Published: September 27, 2022
Coming to Music City, (aka Nashville) this January 2023 is the most exciting, premier photography conference you’ve ever laid your lenses on. If you’ve never attended Imaging USA before, that’s ok! There’s a first time for everybody!
Imaging USA is the perfect chance for you to grow as a photographer and business owner. There will be over 80 classes to choose from (PLUS pre-cons!), ample networking opportunities, and of course a MASSIVE trade show for you to explore. For your convenience, we’ve created a brief guide to all the conference has to offer. By the end of this article, you’ll be itching to get your All-Access Pass to Imaging USA, and it’s a decision we support!
It's the insider’s secret to set an early arrival date to make the most of your Imaging USA experience with pre-con classes.
Pre-con classes take place January 19-21, giving you the chance to focus on specialized topics like lighting, sales, Photoshop, and more. The smaller class sizes ensure you get more personal attention from the instructor, and there are even hands-on sessions that let you learn by trying out new techniques right there on the spot! All-in-all pre-cons offer an experience you won't find anywhere else.
On Saturday only, experience the magic of hands-on pre-con classes. These unique pre-cons give you personalized instruction, tips for curating your portfolio, and the chance to try new equipment! Each hands-on session is led by a Sony Artisan of Imagery and features:
• 30 minutes of instruction followed by hands-on camerawork in dedicated shooting bays
• Professionally styled, camera-ready models
• Individual guidance from an expert instructor
• Equipment from the industry’s most trusted brands
• Exclusive discounts on gear
Don’t wait to put your knowledge into practice. Try out new skills firsthand, right at the conference. Space is limited! Only 50 attendees per class. These WILL sell out! Learn more about these special sessions. Learn more about hands-on pre-con classes here.
If you’re not a talker, we’re about to change that. At Imaging USA 2023, the Networking Avenue will be the spot to meet other attendees, talk shop, and even shoot photos in one of our photo bays! Topic-focused areas make it easy to meet other photographers from your specialty and you can even indulge at the cash bar while you’re there! Stop by after the expo closes and unwind with like-minded photographers.
Networking Avenue Hours for 2023:
Sunday, January 22
Be prepared—this is a trade show unlike anything you've ever seen. The moment you walk onto the floor, you'll have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the vendors, featuring over 100 of the industry's most trusted brands. Offerings you can touch, try, and learn more about range from cameras to software, as well as the newest products and gear. Cruising the isles, it's impossible to pass up new connections and professional networking opportunities. Live demos and mini-education sessions are baked into the Expo experience, providing the perfect occasion to learn more about a subject you've had an interest in perhaps, but haven't had the chance to explore further.
Get off the bench and make your way over to our dedicated space for School, Sports, and Event Photography (SSE) at Imaging USA. We've got all the classes in your wheelhouse designed to broaden your expertise and connect you with the important players in your field. Located on the expo floor, the Stadium Club is the place to network with fellow SSE photographers and speakers and sign up for individual mentor sessions in the Coaches’ Corner. Stay tuned for details on how you can sign up for a 30-minute mentor session.
Stadium Club Hours
Sunday, January 22 @ 8 am – 12:30 pm and 4 pm – 6:30pm
Monday, January 23 @ 8 am – 12:30 pm and 4 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, January 24 @ 8 am – 12:30 pm and 2:30 – 5:00 pm
Get Your Honky Tonk On!
This isn’t our first rodeo! Imaging USA returns to Nashville, Tennessee in 2023 for a power packed 3 days of everything photography, and we couldn’t be happier to be back! There’s never a dull moment in Nashville, with its world class music scene, tourist attractions, and opulence of eateries and fine dining! Simply speaking, there will be no shortage of things to do outside the convention center itself. Grab your camera, get inspired, don’t forget your coat, and explore a city unlike any other! You’ll be happy you brought those walking shoes along.