Local and National Events

Date Description Location
FEBRUARY 2020
2/21-24

SYNC 2020

SYNC brings together the friendliest photographers and best educators to an event that not only educates but uplifts and inspires. We welcome you to take a journey and experience the education, events, and relationships that make SYNC stand out from all other conferences and workshops. 

Destin, FL

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Arlington Camera - Exhibitor

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2/25-27

WPPI

WPPI specializes in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, thousands of professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to network, learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products, gear, and solutions from the world’s top photo suppliers, improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay

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2/27-3/2

PhotoPro Expo

PhotoPro Expo strives to bring the best educators to present at our conference every year. We know that photography is a multi-faceted profession and concentrate on all areas vital to it. Whether it is art, technique, business or workflow, we bring it all to you every year.

Covington, KY

Northern KY Convention Center

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2/27

Learn from a PRO: The Light Side of Portraiture with Hernan Rodriguez

"It's All in the Lighting" -- The reality is, it's true! Join professional photographer Hernan Rodriguez as he reviews the principles that are instrumental in your portrait work. He will share the importance of creative pre-planning, including lighting diagrams, mood boards, modifier choices, lighting patterns, and single or multiple strobe choices.

Philadelphia, PA

Unique Photo

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2/28

Learn from a PRO: The Light Side of Portraiture with Hernan Rodriguez

"It's All in the Lighting" -- The reality is, it's true! Join professional photographer Hernan Rodriguez as he reviews the principles that are instrumental in your portrait work. He will share the importance of creative pre-planning, including lighting diagrams, mood boards, modifier choices, lighting patterns, and single or multiple strobe choices.

Fairfield, NJ

Unique Photo

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2/29 Meet the Tamron Rep

Minneapolis, MN

West Photo

MARCH 2020
3/3

Lakota Wolf Presesrve Workshop

Join Tamron for an exciting 2-part workshop with the Lakota Wolf Preserve led by Field Service Manager and professional photographer, Ken Hubbard and Patty Gregitis of Tamron Sales Division. The event will begin Tuesday morning with an informative lecture covering useful photography tips and techniques that will benefit you on capturing great images at Lakota, as well as cover the guidelines of Lakota Wolf Preserve. We will board the bus at 12:30pm sharp to depart to the Lakota Wolf Preserve followed by a wrap up and free wine tasting at Brook Hollow Winery. Free Tamron lens loaners will be available for use throughout the event.

Allentown, PA

Dan's Camera City

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3/5-8 SPE (Society for Photographic Education)

Houston, TX

The Westin Galleria

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3/5-8

CNPA (Carolina's Nature Photographers Association)

No matter where your photographic interests may lie, our fabulous lineup of speakers is sure to Educate, Inspire, and Entertain with the breadth and depth of their photographic knowledge and experience. The pre-meeting Technical Workshops that we introduced three 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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3/6-8

Click Away

Learn how to take pictures that get noticed. Grow your business. Make connections that matter.

 

Atlanta, GA

Loews Atlanta Hotel

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3/6-8 Florida Camera Club Council

Ft. Myers. FL

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3/8

A Focus on the Birds

Join Camera Craft, Severson Dells, and Tamron for a fun and new adventure in collaboration with the Audubon Society! Sunday, March 8th, from 1pm-4pm there will be a lecture from Tamron on wildlife photography, followed by an opportunity to venture into the Dells and test out Tamron lenses and the techniques talked about in the class. Registration is through Severson Dells. Space is limited, so sign up today to guarantee your spot!

Rockford, IL

Severson Dells Nature Center

Presented by Camera Craft

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3/11 Tamron Demo & Photowalk

Humble, TX

Humble Camera Center

3/17 Precision Camera Unofficial Music and Photo Showcase with Tamron

Austin, TX

Precision Camera

3/20

Lakota Wolf Presesrve Workshop

Join Tamron for an exciting 2-part workshop with the Lakota Wolf Preserve led by Field Service Manager and professional photographer, Ken Hubbard and Patty Gregitis of Tamron Sales Division. The event will begin Friday morning with an informative lecture covering useful photography tips and techniques that will benefit you on capturing great images at Lakota, as well as cover the guidelines of Lakota Wolf Preserve. We will board the bus at 11:30am sharp to depart to the Lakota Wolf Preserve followed by a wrap up and free wine tasting at Brook Hollow Winery. Free Tamron lens loaners will be available for use throughout the event.

Philadelphia, PA

Unique Photo

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3/20 Coffee & Donuts with Tamron

Arlington, TX

Arlington Camera

3/20-22

Outsiders Landscape Photography Conference

Attend a landscape photography conference unlike anything you’ve experienced before! Learn from industry pros in a relaxed environment while catching up on the latest in gear and technology from our vendor partners. Kanab, UT is central to the most scenic areas of the Desert Southwest and is the ideal place to bring together a like-minded community of landscape photographers.

Kanab, UT

Kanab Convention Center

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3/24-27

Death Valley National Park 4-Day Photography Workshop with Lodging

Imagine watching the sun rise over the pastel colors of Zabriskie Point, the Milky Way arch over imposing sand dunes and the sun set over the lowest place on Earth, stunning Badwater Basin. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants in the art of landscape and night skies photography in Death Valley National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s dark night skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets to capture this desert gem.

Death Valley, CA

The Oasis At Death Valley.

by National Park Trips

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3/26-28

PhotoCon 2020

PhotoCon 2020 will be the largest conference of its kind in state history! PhotoCon is a three-day complete emersion into all things photography. Photographers, Models, Food Trucks, Manufacture Reps, Trade Show, Hands-On Workshops, Formal Classes, Photo Booths, Door Prizes, Photo Critiques, Contests and so much more!

Bricktown, OK

Aloft Hotel

Presented by Bedford's Camera

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3/28-29

Reset Conference

Reset is a conference designed for photographers. Whether you are a hobbyist, just launching your business, or running a successful studio, this conference truly benefits photographers of all levels because we all have areas of our business that needs a Reset!

Lexington, KY

The Campbell House Curio by Hilton

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3/31

Lakota Wolf Presesrve Workshop

Join Tamron for an exciting 2-part workshop with the Lakota Wolf Preserve led by Field Service Manager and professional photographer, Ken Hubbard and Patty Gregitis of Tamron Sales Division. The event will begin Tuesday morning with an informative lecture covering useful photography tips and techniques that will benefit you on capturing great images at Lakota, as well as cover the guidelines of Lakota Wolf Preserve. We will board the bus at 11:00am sharp to depart to the Lakota Wolf Preserve followed by a wrap up and free wine tasting at Brook Hollow Winery. Free Tamron lens loaners will be available for use throughout the event.

Brick, NJ

The Photo Center

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APRIL 2020
4/2-5

GNPA Expo

We are so excited to host the EXPO at what has become one of our favorite locations:  Villas by The Sea Resort & Conference Center, Jekyll Island, GA!  This will be our third visit to this venue on the Georgia coast and all of the wildlife, nature and landscape photography opportunities it offers!

Jekyll Island, GA

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4/3-4

Spring Expo

Find the best deal for your photography needs during this season at The Camera Exchange Spring Expo – prices even Amazon can’t compete with!

Perks include Free Classes all day long, free sensor cleanings, 3 raffles a day (that means cameras and lenses!) Goodies from all your favorite brands including Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Tamron and Sigma! And of course – Free gift cards! Look at it this way: we’re giving you FREE MONEY!

San Antonio, TX

The Camera Exchange

Day 1 registration - FREE

Day 2 registration - FREE

4/14-15 Shutterfest

St. Louis, MO

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4/16-19 Feather Fest

Galveston, TX

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4/19-22

NANPA Photography Celebration

Celebration 2020 is a 3-day immersion in field events, education sessions, and cool new gear—set in the unrivaled biodiversity of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Learning opportunities include tracks for night photography, birds, flowers, landscapes/scenics, fine art, and conservation.

Asheville, NC

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4/20-21

Arches National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop

Imagine visiting the beautiful red rock country of eastern Utah and seeing the Milky Way frame Arches National Park’s namesake rock formations during spring when the desert is at its most beautiful. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants in the art of landscape and night skies photography in Arches National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s dark night skies and stunning sunsets to capture this compelling desert park.

Moab, UT

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Moab

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4/22-26

Florida's Birding & Photo Fest

More than 130 exciting photography & birding events including field workshops, classroom sessions, plus night & action photography

St. Augustine, FL

Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia

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4/23-24

Zion National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop

Imagine visiting the majestic walls of Zion National Park and seeing the Milky Way arch over the iconic Watchman during spring when the desert is at its most beautiful.

Springdale, UT

Holiday Inn Express Springdale

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4/24-26

Can Am Photo Expo

Learn how to be a better photographer, no matter what your skill set, we have programs for three levels of photographic expertise, from beginner to advanced.

Niagara Falls, CD

Sheraton on the Falls

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4/24-26

Insta-Inspire

Photographers of all experience levels will be joining us for a wide-range of photography fun, from shoot alongs to editing to everything in between. 

Phoenix, AZ

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4/26-5/1

Texas School of Photography

In 2019, we had almost 1,000 photographers attend this great school…providing 36 classes from which to choose. Every year, attendance tops the numbers from the previous year…and in 2020, we expect to see record-breaking enrollment!  This is the best education value in the country with the finest instructors in the industry.

Tuition for Texas School is $695 which includes all evening meals.  Discounted tuition is $595 for TPPA members.  To join TPPA, visit our TPPA Member Services website. 

Addison, TX

Arlington Camera

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4/28-5/2

Sedona & Grand Canyon Workshop

Join Professional Photographer Ken Hubbard , Tamron’s Patty Gregitis and Cardinal Camera’s Tony Ulchar on a photographic adventure to one of the country’s most beautiful and dramatic landscapes, the American southwest. Our journey will begin in Sedona, Arizona which is known for its colorful red rock formations and beautiful sunsets. After Sedona we will travel on to The Grand Canyon to capture jaw dropping images of one of the worlds true wonders! At each location we will photograph some of the most iconic landscape spots in the US, this is truly a trip not to be missed.

Sedona, AZ

Promoted with Cardinal Camera

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$2495

MAY 2020
5/1-2 Multi-Vendor Demo

Houston, TX

Houston Camera

5/5

Fort Worth Foto Fest: Foto Folklorico! At Joe T. Garcia's!

It's Cinco de Mayo at the 2020 Fort Worth Foto Fest, spiced-up by Tamron!

World-famous, Joe T. Garcia’s, once again, opens up its gates to the Fort Worth Foto Fest, and you’re invited!

You and your camera are going to experience the colors, sounds, and excitement of an authentic Mexican fiesta, complete with a mariachi band and ballet folklorico dance troupe....and our friends from Tamron will be sponsoring the entire event and will be furnishing their full line of lenses for you to use!

Fort Worth, TX

Joe T. Garcia's

by Fort Worth Camera

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5/7 Fort Worth Foto Fest: Zoo Day

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Camera

5/8-17

The Biggest Week in American Birding

The Biggest Week in American Birding is a 10-day festival in northwest Ohio, "The Warbler Capital of the World!" Immerse yourself in spring songbird migration and experience some of the best birding North America has to offer. The festival has something to offer beginner and seasoned birders alike, with bird identification workshops, guided birding trips, birding by canoe, daily walks at the world famous Magee Marsh, American Woodcock field trips, keynote presentations, a Birder’s Marketplace, and evening socials with free food and music. Come for a few days or stay for the whole 10-day celebration. 

Oregon & Oak Harbor, OH

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5/9 Foto Fest: Multi Vendor Demo Day

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Camera

5/11-16

Yellowstone Symposium

Inspiring education, an exceptional caliber of instructors, and patrons filled with excitement to learn and grow, both as photographers and artists, permeate this weeklong event known as the Annual Yellowstone Photography Symposium.  We invite you to join us May 11-16, 2020 for next year’s Symposium in West Yellowstone, Montana.

West Yellowstone, MT

Presented by Perfect Light Camera

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5/12

BENEFIT SEMINAR - RELAY FOR LIFE

Photography is a Journey: The Bigger Picture

We will start with the simple word, “Photograph". Together, we will embark on a very audience-interactive, sensory, emotional and intellectual journey. This is a truly shared experience -- one where you will be surprised, enlightened, touched, and inspired. We will include your voice—along with 100s of photographers internationally—in this very unique session to highlight what photography is really about. You will reinvent your connection with how you create memory-worthy images and stories through your experiences, style, perspectives, and views about both the world-and yourself. This isn’t just about taking pictures. This is about so much more.

Commack, NY

Tamron USA

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$29 - 100% donated

5/15-16 Multi Rep Demo Days

Austin, TX

Precision Camera

5/28-31

Focus on the Story

The four-day Focus on the Story Visual Storytelling Summit kicks off the month-long Focus on the Story International Photo Festival 2020. The Visual Storytelling Summit will bring together a community of visual artists for a series of outstanding talks, panel discussions, breakout sessions, workshops, portfolio reviews, photowalks and social events. 

Washington, DC

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JUNE 2020
6/23-26

Yellowstone National Park 4-Day Photography Workshop with Lodging

Imagine watching elk grazing next to the Madison River, geysers erupting with the Milky Way arching over them and the sun setting through the steam of the Firehole River. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants in the art of landscape and night skies photography in Yellowstone National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s dark night skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets to capture the nation’s first national park.

West Yellowstone, MT

Three Bear Lodge

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JULY 2020
7/17-19 NECCC Photography Conference

Amherst, MA

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AUGUST 2020
8/7-8

Photo Expo 2020

Experience the MidSouth's Largest Photo Expo. We are excited to announce that our Photo Expo will be back in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 7-8, 2020! If you have a passion for photography or are just looking for a new career or hobby, you will become inspired at the Photo Expo! The Photo Expo is two full days of photographic bliss featuring world renowned photographers as keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, photowalks, model shoots, manufacturer reps, an interactive tradeshow, classes, door prizes, photo critiques, photo contests and more!  

Little Rock, AR

Bedford Camera

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8/7-10

Carolina Photo Expo

CPE is the freshest, most authentic and real conference you will attend. Our goal is to educate, inspire and excite our attendees with a focus on education and community. Our vision for this conference is to have a small setting workshop vibe but with some of the biggest speakers, you have ever seen. We reflect the photography communities diversity in gender, ethnicity, age and artistic expression. If you want a place to come and learn from some of the most talented photographers in the industry, this is it.

Cary, NC

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8/17-20

Glacier National Park 4-Day Photography Workshop with Lodging

Imagine watching the sun rise over the imposing peaks of the Rockies, the Milky Way reflecting in glassy alpine lakes and the sunset bathing ancient glaciers in amber light. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants in the art of landscape and night skies photography in Glacier National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s dark night skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets to capture the Crown of the Continent.

St. Mary, MT

St. Mary Village

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SEPTEMBER 2020
9/13-17

Out of Moab: Landscape Photography Conference

Spark your creative passion at the gateway of Utah’s favorite National and State Parks — Arches, Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point. From grand arches to the edge of canyons, photograph dramatic landscapes of contrasting colors, landforms and textures during the day, then at night the Milky Way. Transform your photography at this unique, small group, landscape photography workshop, learning from over a dozen of the best landscape, astrophotography and nightscape photographers in the world.

Moab, UT

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9/15-18

Rocky Mountain National Park 4-Day Photography Workshop with Lodging

Imagine watching the sun rise over the imposing peaks of the Rockies, the Milky Way reflecting in glassy alpine lakes and the sunset bathing the alpine tundra in amber light. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants in the art of landscape and night skies photography in Rocky Mountain National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s dark night skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets to capture this beautiful mountain paradise.

Estes Park, CO

The Ridgeline Hotel

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OCTOBER 2020
10/4-8

Out of Acadia: Landscape & Nature Photography Conference

Immerse yourself in the awe of nature at Acadia, one of America’s first National Parks. From glacier-scoured granite peaks to fall-covered woodlands, towering pines and rocky beaches, explore, learn and push your creativity as you photograph landscapes, textures and forms from sunrise to sunset and into the night, including Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Cadillac Mountain, Boulder Beach and more. All is conveniently located minutes from charming Bar Harbor, making it a perfect destination to spark your creative soul.

Bar Harbor, ME

Acadia National Park

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10/15-16

Joshua Tree National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop

Imagine seeing the orange glow of sunset over the mythical-looking Joshua trees before watching the Milky Way arch over the California desert.

This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants in the art of landscape and night skies photography in Joshua Tree National Park. We’ll take advantage of the park’s dark night skies and stunning sunsets to capture this compelling desert park.

29 Palms, CA

Campbell House

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10/22-24

PhotoPlus Expo

PHOTOPLUS was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America. It is the ultimate experience for anyone with an interest in photo, video, and visual storytelling to get up-to-date with latest industry trends. Immerse yourself in the world of photo and video in NYC at a dynamic three-day event. Touch and try all the latest gear from your favorite brands, bring your camera and use it in any of the interactive photo ops, and learn from world class photographers all on the show floor.

New York, NY

Jacob Javits Convention Ctr

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