2022 Schedule

Choose from classes taught by the photography industry’s best!

We're adding speakers and classes as they're confirmed. Check back later this summer for the full schedule of events and classes!


All Dates January 13 January 14 January 15 January 16 January 17 January 18
Thu, January 13
12:00 am
1:00 am
2:00 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
8:00 am
8:00 am - 5:30 pm EST
Imaging USA Registration
9:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Painting With Photoshop ($189)
Technique,  Adobe, 
Sandra Pearce
M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Business Intensive for Portrait Photographers ($299)
2 Day Pre-Conference Training: Thursday, January 13 - Friday, January 14, 9:00am - 5:00pm,  Business, 
Lindsay Betz
Cr.Photog.
Monica Sigmon
M.Photog.Cr.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
CPP Prep Class B ($299)
3 Day Pre-Conference Training: Thursday, January 13 - Saturday January 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm,  CPP, 
Cris Duncan
M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
CPP Prep Class A ($299)
3 Day Pre-Conference Training: Thursday, January 13 - Saturday January 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm,  CPP, 
Steve Kozak
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm
Fri, January 14
12:00 am
1:00 am
2:00 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
8:00 am
8:00 am - 5:30 pm EST
Imaging USA Registration
9:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Business Intensive for Portrait Photographers ($299)
2 Day Pre-Conference Training: Thursday, January 13 - Friday, January 14, 9:00am - 5:00pm,  Business, 
Lindsay Betz
Cr.Photog.
Monica Sigmon
M.Photog.Cr.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Today's Senior Portraits ($189)
Sales,  Portrait, 
Gary Box
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Fine Art Photography ($189)
Technique,  Inspiration, 
Scott Detweiler
M.Photog.Cr.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
CPP Prep Class B ($299)
3 Day Pre-Conference Training: Thursday, January 13 - Saturday January 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm,  CPP, 
Cris Duncan
M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
The Addiction of Print Competition: Don’t Say No! ($189)
Portrait,  Technique, 
Mark Sweeney
M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Intro to Strobes for Natural Light Photographers ($189)
Portrait,  Technique, 
Gary Hughes
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
CPP Prep Class A ($299)
3 Day Pre-Conference Training: Thursday, January 13 - Saturday January 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm,  CPP, 
Steve Kozak
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Certification Technical Image Evaluation Prep ($99)
Technique,  CPP, 
Jamie Hayes
M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API, ABI, API
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm
Sat, January 15
12:00 am
1:00 am
2:00 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
8:00 am
8:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
Imaging USA Registration
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Affiliate Leaders Meeting
9:00 am
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Photo Safari of the Historic Capitol Mall ($209)
Technique,  CPP, 
Randy Van Duinen
M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
CPP Prep Class A ($299)
3 Day Pre-Conference Training: Thursday, January 13 - Saturday January 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm,  CPP, 
Steve Kozak
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
CPP Prep Class B ($299)
3 Day Pre-Conference Training: Thursday, January 13 - Saturday January 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm,  CPP, 
Cris Duncan
M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP
10:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
The Art and Business of Architecture and Interior Photography ($99)
Sales,  Business,  Commercial, 
Dan Francis
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Weddings: Preparations, Details and Setting Clear Expectations ($99)
Wedding,  Business, 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
How to Capture a Cinematic Wedding Story
Wedding,  Portrait, 
Scott Robert Lim
Cr.Photog.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Personal Projects That Impact ($99)
Portrait,  Inspiration, 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Developing Your Portrait Style
Portrait,  Technique,  Inspiration, 
Laura Bennett
M.Photog.Cr., F-ASP
Douglas Bennett
M.Photog.Cr.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Family Portrait Foundation
Portrait,  Technique, 
Michael Taylor
M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., API, F-ASP
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
In-Person Sales ($99)
Sales,  Business, 
Rachael Boer
Cr.Photog., CPP
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Children's Portraiture ($99)
Portrait,  Technique, 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
The Art of Motion: Non-Traditional Dance Portraits
Portrait,  Technique, 
Monica Sigmon
M.Photog.Cr.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Volume Photography, Themed Preschools, and Edgy Sports ($99)
School, Sport, Event,  Business, 
Mark McCall
M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Dance Photography ($99)
Portrait,  Technique, 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Great Portraits the Easy Way
Portrait,  Technique, 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
What to Do Today to Be the Photographer You Want to Be Tomorrow ($99)
Commercial,  Inspiration, 
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Council Training
2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Mastering the Art of Maternity Posing ($99)
Portrait,  Technique, 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
How to Start and Grow Your Photography Business ($99)
Portrait,  Business, 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Product Photography 101: The Crash Course ($99)
Technique,  Business,  Commercial, 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Superpowers of Tween Portraits ($99)
Portrait,  Business, 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
High Volume Does Not Mean Low Quality ($99)
School, Sport, Event, 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Photographing and Retouching High-End Beauty Images ($99)
Portrait,  Technique, 
Phaneendra Gudapati
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Family & Celebrity Portraiture: Quick 'n Easy ($99)
Portrait,  Technique, 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
How to Capture a Cinematic Wedding Story
Wedding,  Portrait, 
Scott Robert Lim
Cr.Photog.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Family Portrait Foundation
Portrait,  Technique, 
Michael Taylor
M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., API, F-ASP
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Art of Motion: Non-Traditional Dance Portraits
Portrait,  Technique, 
Monica Sigmon
M.Photog.Cr.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Great Portraits the Easy Way
Portrait,  Technique, 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Developing Your Portrait Style
Portrait,  Technique,  Inspiration, 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Professional Droneography ($99)
Technique,  Commercial, 
Eddie Tapp
M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP, API
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST
PPA New Members Meet & Greet
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST
ASP Gala
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm
Sun, January 16
12:00 am
1:00 am
2:00 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
7:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
Imaging USA Registration
7:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
CPP Lounge
8:00 am
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Lighting for Visual Impact
Portrait,  Technique, 
8:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
Bridging the Gap Speaker Lounge - Sunday
Bridging the Gap, 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Affiliate School Leaders Meeting
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
The Ultimate Family Portrait Session
Portrait,  Technique, 
Michele Celentano
Cr.Photog.
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
One Million Dollars in Children’s Fantasy Portraits in Rural West Virginia
Technique,  Business,  Inspiration, 
Karah Sambuco
M.Photog., CPP
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Photoshop Painting with Sandra Pearce
Technique, 
Sandra Pearce
M.Photog.MEI.Cr., CPP
8:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Stadium Club & Coaches' Corner - Sunday Morning
School, Sport, Event, 
9:00 am
10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:15 am EST
Opening Keynote: Get Different
Business,  Inspiration,  Bridging the Gap, 
11:00 am
11:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
Imaging USA Expo
12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Wedding Express Talks
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Merit Café
1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
CPP Certification Exam
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
Stadium Club & Coaches' Corner - Sunday Evening
School, Sport, Event, 
5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
How to Be Memorable
Sales,  Business,  Inspiration, 
Allison English Watkins
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Pete Rezac
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
Telling Wedding Stories That Make Money
Wedding,  Business, 
Vanessa Joy
Cr.Photog.
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
NFT! How to Make Non-fungible Tokens Fun!
Sales,  Business, 
Scott Detweiler
M.Photog.Cr.
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
Success Is a Choice. So, What Will It Be?
Business,  Inspiration,  Bridging the Gap, 
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
High School Seniors From Sports to Portraits: Lighting, Posing, Marketing
Portrait,  School, Sport, Event,  Business, 
Alison Carlino
Cr.Photog., CPP
6:00 pm
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Networking Avenue
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Imaging USA Welcome Party
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm
Mon, January 17
12:00 am
1:00 am
2:00 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
7:00 am - 6:30 pm EST
Imaging USA Registration
7:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
CPP Lounge
8:00 am
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Portrait Retouching in Lightroom and Photoshop
Technique,  Adobe, 
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Lighting Demo: Photographing Different Skin Tones Together
Technique,  Commercial, 
8:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Stadium Club & Coaches' Corner - Monday Morning
School, Sport, Event, 
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Pitching for Profit: Converting Conversations Into Currency
Sales,  Business,  Bridging the Gap, 
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Beyond the Art of Headshot
Portrait,  Technique, 
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
How to Launch a Volume Photography Business
School, Sport, Event,  Technique,  Business, 
9:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
PPA Council Meeting
10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
The Art of Compositing in Photoshop
Technique,  Inspiration,  Adobe, 
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Steps to In-Person Sales Success
Sales,  Portrait,  Business, 
Jenn Lewis
Cr.Photog., CPP
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
How to Shoot, Sell, and Grow Your Dance Photography Business
Sales,  Business, 
Jennifer Janson
Cr.Photog.
Robin Janson
Cr.Photog., CPP
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Storytelling Portraits
Portrait,  Technique, 
11:00 am
11:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
Imaging USA Expo
12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Merit Café
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Wedding Express Talks
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Stadium Club & Coaches' Corner - Monday Evening
School, Sport, Event, 
5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
Light Is Light: Small Changes, Big Differences
Technique,  Commercial, 
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
5 Ways to Get Clients to Rave About You
Business, 
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
Volume Sports T&I’s Youth and High School
Sales,  School, Sport, Event, 
Jeff Gump
Cr.Photog.
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
Mind Your Own Business
Business,  Inspiration,  Bridging the Gap, 
Michele Celentano
Cr.Photog.
Skip Cohen
Cr.Photog., Hon.EA-ASP
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm EST
Creating Dynamic Athletic/Fitness Portraits
Portrait,  Technique, 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
PPA Award & Degree Ceremony
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm
Tue, January 18
12:00 am
1:00 am
2:00 am
3:00 am
4:00 am
5:00 am
6:00 am
7:00 am
7:00 am - 3:30 pm EST
Imaging USA Registration
7:30 am - 3:00 pm EST
CPP Lounge
8:00 am
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
The Elements of Posing Seniors & How to Communicate With Them
Portrait,  Technique, 
David Beckham
M.Photog.
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Master Your Craft: Excellence in Volume Photography
Portrait,  School, Sport, Event, 
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Generate the Right Clients Now!
Business,  Inspiration, 
Lesa Daniel
Cr.Photog.
Gregory Daniel
M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP
8:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Why Customers Leave
Sales,  Bridging the Gap, 
8:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Stadium Club & Coaches' Corner - Tuesday Morning
School, Sport, Event, 
9:00 am
10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Graduating Into Client’s Lives: From ABC’s to I Do’s
School, Sport, Event, 
Mario Munoz
M.Photog.M.Wed.Photog.Cr.
Tomas Munoz
M.Photog.M.Wed.Photog.Cr.
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Persuasive Sales Conversations
Sales,  Bridging the Gap, 
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Weddings and Beyond
Wedding,  Inspiration, 
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST
Winning Wedding Workflow: Tips for Streamlining Your Editing Process
Wedding,  Portrait,  Technique, 
10:30 am - 1:30 pm EST
Student Volunteer Portfolio Review
11:00 am
11:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
Imaging USA Expo
12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Wedding Express Talks
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Merit Café
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Stadium Club & Coaches' Corner - Tuesday Evening
School, Sport, Event, 
3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EST
Feeling First: Using Emotional Keywords to Reframe Your Portfolio
Portrait,  Inspiration, 
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EST
Creating a Great Experience for the Pet Client
Sales,  Business, 
Margaret Bryant
M.Photog.Cr., CPP
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EST
5 Things to Consider When Photographing People of Varying Skin Tones
Wedding,  Portrait,  Technique, 
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Dream Big and Hustle
School, Sport, Event,  Business,  Inspiration, 
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EST
The Basic StoryBrand Framework
Sales,  Business, 
Mary Fisk-Taylor
M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API, EA-ASP
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Imaging USA Closing Party
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
10:00 pm
11:00 pm