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Wyoming PPA Convention Schedule

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 – Plains Hotel, Cheyenne Wyoming
2 pm – Print case delivery deadline
2pm – Open registration
3pm – 5pm: PPA Board of Directors Panel
5pm – 6pm: Dinner on your own
6pm-8pm: Adilfa Ford
8 pm – 10 pm : Ray Quezada – Lighting class

Sunday, March 18th 2018
9am – Stephen Thetford, PPA President
10am – Print Competition
lunchbreak on your own
5pm – 7pm : One on One mentor sessions with a Master
7pm – 9pm : Lori Watson
9pm – Mix and Mingle – hotel lounge

Monday, March 19th, 2018
8:30am – 12pm : Bruce Berg – PPA Edu class
12pm – 1:30 : Annual Members Meeting
1:30pm – 4:00pm : Bruce Berg
6 pm – Awards Banquet Happy Hour
7 pm – Awards Banquet Dinner

Tuesday, March 20th 2018
9am – CPP test
9am – Wyoming Womens Business Center
10am – 1pm : Dennis Hammon

Register Here:


PP of Idaho annual convention: Save the Date

Join us at our annual Print Competition and Convention for fun and fellowship!  See images from Idaho’s best and brightest Photographers compete from all over the state.  We will feature several speakers who will share with you on various topics that are important to our industry and help you make your business more successful.

IPPA (Utah) Winter Quarterly with Mary Fisk Taylor and Jamie Hayes. Merited Event

We are starting off 2018 with a bang at our IPPA Winter Quarterly! See two of the most fantastic photographic instructors in the industry on January 29th right here in Utah. Mary Fisk Taylor, Master Photographer, PPA affiliate print juror and business expert will teach how to be more successful in business including low cost but highly successful marking ideas to make your business more money in 2018. Jamie Hayes is a highly creative master of lighting and posing, Master Photographer and also a PPA affiliate print juror, Jamie will teach a class on creativity in lighting and posing families and children. Elevate your business and photography and get the best of both worlds of business and creativity. This full day workshop is only $95 and includes a PPA education merit for all PPA members. Space is limited so sign up today:

PP of Idaho – Pop Up Education

PPA Merited Class
“Print Competition”

If you want to learn more about print competition and earn a PPA merit, make sure you come and join us on July 22 in Boise! Plus we will be announcing a new program for PPI members!

When: July 22, in Boise at 8th Street Studio

Instructors: Lisa Dillon, M. Photog, Cr., CPP & Brian Welsh, Cr. Photog, CPP, API
Cost: $75

Seeing Through the Eyes of a Competition Judge
Have you ever watched an image competition and wondered “How can I become a judge?” Well here’s your chance! Seeing Through the Eyes of a Competition Judge is the class for you! We will take you through our Oregon Professional Photographers Association juror training program and teach you what the roll of a judge is, refresh your understanding of the twelve elements of a merit print, discuss the new IPCC rules for 2017, teach you how to score, how to challenge and discuss general judge etiquette. This class is taught in accordance with the PPA image competition guidelines. Instructors Bryan Welsh and Lisa Dillon are two of the founding members of the Juror Oversight Committee in Oregon and have been judging and teaching how to judge for over 15 years collectively. If you’re not interested in becoming a judge but want to up your competition game, this class can help you develop a more critical eye so you can evaluate your own work for competition entry as well. Join us on July 22 from 9am to 4:30pm.

Don’t Delay! Registration deadline is July 10th!

Idaho PPA – Inspire U Instructor List

Idaho’s Inspire U event instructors have been announced:

Inspire U instructors

Come and learn in a “hands-on” shooting environment! You are free to come and go between workshops, to see what interests you.
Held at the historical Albion Normal School with huge campus for outdoor and indoor shooting. Not to mention amazingly creepy abandoned buildings to use with our models at the Freakshow Shootout!
Get a break away from the everyday and become inspired!

Register Now

Want Join the Fun?

We are looking for people willing to be on the Inspire U Planning Committee. We have so much planned and would love to work with you to make this the best event ever. You will gain new friends and  a “Service Merit” towards your “Fellow of Photography”. The more the merrier! *Contact Jen Alvi for more info.