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You Don't Have to Go It Alone: It's Always Easier With a Little Help From Your Friends. (...Or About Networking with Your Fellow Pro Photographers at Imaging USA) - PPA Today

You Don't Have to Go It Alone: It's Always Easier With a Little Help From Your Friends. (...Or About Networking with Your Fellow Pro Photographers at Imaging USA)

By Chris Homer

Imaging USA 2017 is right around the corner, January 8 - 10, or January 5-10 if you are
 coming early for Pre-Con classes, in San Antonio! There are a lot of great reasons to attend, such as tons of educational opportunities, special events, the tradeshow and more. But one of the biggest reasons to attend Imaging USA is the chance to develop and nurture a quality network with your fellow professional photographers, speakers, potential mentors and a lot of photography vendors! 

During Imaging USA, you'll be surrounded by more than 10,000 pros that are as passionate as you about photography, so get those business cards ready! You never know who you'll meet that can help you with your business and along in your photographic career. 

You'll have the opportunity to hang out with other photographers at events like the Welcome and Closing Parties, the PPA Charities Celebration, the 5K fun run, around the Imaging Expo tradeshow and at the International Photographic Exhibit, all while checking out gear and taking a look at thousands of amazing images. Plus, if you come to Imaging USA early and attend a pre-convention class you'll have more time to chat with the instructor and other attendees in small groups before the huge crowd arrives January 8! There are several other special networking opportunities you won't want to miss:

PPA New Member Meet & Greet
Sat. 1/7, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
If you're a new PPA Member, this is your chance to meet all your fellow new members! Make some new friends and develop a support network of other photographers. 

IPC Mentor Sessions
Sun. 1/8, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Mon. 1/9, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Tue. 1/10, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
What makes a photograph award-winning material? What does a judge look for in a PPA photography competition? Here's your chance to learn all that. PPA-approved jurors will sit down with you in 15 minute sessions and look at your images, to give suggestions on creating images for competition. If you chose to go, you'll be asked to bring your images on a Laptop, tablet or physical prints (no phones). And while it's free, it will sell out fast, so sign up for your session right here:

Coach's Corner
Mon. 1/9, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Tue. 1/10, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Want help hitting a home run in the school, sports or event market? Meet with a professional coach at Imaging USA for some short one-on-one mini-sessions. Ask your questions and get advice on your portfolio, business and more. Don't wait too long to register, the Coach's Corner will be in high demand! Sign up here.
For even more on the power of building your photography network at Imaging USA, check out the video below where past attendee Lisa Thayer shares how taking the plunge and going to Imaging USA helped her connect with other photographers and positively impacted her business! 

No other event brings this many photographers together in one place! Don't miss the chance to expand your network and get 360 degree advice on how to take your photography business to the next level. Register for Imaging USA by December 8 and you'll save $50 on your All-Access Pass with the early bird pricing. 

ch_headshot_100x100.jpgAbout the author:
Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.

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