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Sunday Funday at Opryland - PPA Today

Sunday Funday at Opryland


Aaaaaand Imaging USA is off!


Record numbers of photography pros are piling into the Gaylord Opryland. We're already nearing 11,000 with 2 more days to go! We've got photographers from China, Sri Lanka, Italy, France Korea, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, Belgium, and more plus the good ol' US of A. New Orleans, Mississauga, Vancouver, Albuquerque, Chicago, Hollywood and a solid turnout from the locals here in Nashville. 

Wherever you came from you brought your energy. It's contagious! There's a great vibe going on in here, and we can't thank you all enough for coming and creating it. Have you mastered getting around?

"Imaging USA 2015 is living up to the hype!" said Susan Michal, PPA president. "I loved meeting so many of you and if you see me around don't hesitate to come say hi. I can't wait for the next two days! Let's make some memories."

Here's a look at some highlights from day one:



The Music City lived up to its name with that lovely live music prior to the opening of the tradeshow. There were rave reviews from day one in Imaging Expo. Our exhibitors really brought it this year so make sure you all dig in! And did you check out the Peter Lik and International Photographic Exhibit? Make sure you do; there are some remarkable images on display, and they're available for viewing before and after the tradeshow.

And are you kidding me with that Super Bowl party?! What a turnout!  Our thanks to Canon for sponsoring the party and all of you for coming. That one will be hard to top.


Hopefully you're also going to the many great programs we have going on. You're sure to find some business advice, marketing tips, tricks of the trade--whatever you need and more! Tomorrow we've got Nashville local Russ Harrington speaking in the morning and many more amazing programs throughout the day. And don't miss the Grand Imaging Awards at 6 pm! We'll honor the best of the best from the 2014 International Photographic Competition and hand out this year's Grand Imaging Award. Come by Delta A to see who wins!

This is what it's all about folks! Thanks for taking the first step to Be More. Two more days of fun await!


John Owens is PPA's resident wordsmith. Know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? That's where he comes in. The Connecticut transplant and (still) avid Hartford Whalers fan is an aspiring adventurist/novelist/racer on a lifelong quest to find the best trails, brews and burgers.

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