Sep
21
9:30 AM09:30

“Making Outstanding Photographs with your Smart Phone” with Dan Burkholder

Today cell phones are everywhere, and just about anyone can take a photograph with their cell phone.  But how do you make your photos stand out from all the others?

The Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (PASNWPA) is presenting a full-day workshop with internationally known iPhone Photographer, Dan Burkholder.  Once dismissed as a toy for lazy photographers, the iPhone is the new, hip and creative camera whose images grace magazine covers, museum walls and gallery openings. In this workshop we focus on the fine iPhone photograph, exploring the shooting, editing and stylizing techniques that will take you from casual captures to serious artwork. This workshop will open your eyes and pump your creative juices to craft images that you’ll be proud to share, exhibit and sell.

This full-day seminar will be held:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Gannon University, Zurn Hall, Room 101
West 7th Street
Erie, PA
(Parking is available on the street and in parking garages near the Zurn Science Center.)

Lunch is included in the price of admission:
$59 Adults who are not PASNWPA members
$10 Students with Student ID
$49 This special rate is only for PASNWPA members who have paid their dues for 2019

Dan Burkholder Seminar

Refund policy: No refunds will be made less than 48 hours prior to the seminar.

To reserve your spot for this high-quality seminar, click the button above to pay by PayPal or write a check payable to ‘PASNWPA’ and send to Candy Felege at 9147 Francis Rd., Girard, PA 16417.  You may also send an email to cfelege24@gmail.com or call (814) 881-4241 to make a reservation.

Either a smart phone or tablet is required to fully participate in the workshop. CONCEPTS AND EDITING TECHNIQUES PRESENTED IN THE WORKSHOP WILL APPLY TO BOTH ANDROID AND iOS PHONES. However, some phone apps being discussed and demonstrated are available only for iPhones and iPads.  A list of equipment, accessories and editing applications to be downloaded will be provided to participants who register for the workshop. 


About Dan Burkholder  

Dan Burkholder is known for looking over photography’s horizon to discover new ways of capturing and expressing the photographic image. In the early 1990’s he wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing. After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005, Burkholder recorded the chaos of post-Katrina New Orleans in his poignant monograph, The Color of Loss, the first coffee table book photographed entirely with high dynamic range (HDR) techniques. In 2012, Burkholder led the mobile photography revolution with his forward-looking book iPhone Artistry. Dan earned his BA and Master’s degrees in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His platinum/palladium and pigmented prints are included in private and public collections internationally. For more information see Dan’s website www.danburkholder.com.


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A Haunting Presence
Jun
15
to Jun 16

A Haunting Presence

  • 1751 W 24th St Erie, PA 16502 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

by PASNWPA member Melinda Isachsen.

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 4:00-9:00 pm
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 4:00-9:00 pm

Hot food will be serverd around 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 15th.

“Wherever I travel, I visit flea markets looking for old dolls, heaped in banana boxes, propped up here and there, and usually just thrown together carelessly with all the many old and unrelated items for sale. With my camera, I capture their haunting presence.”

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An Artist Dance Between Photography, Painting and Colored Pencil
Jun
4
to Jul 31

An Artist Dance Between Photography, Painting and Colored Pencil

by PASNWPA member Christine French

She writes, "As a mixed media artist, with many muses, such as basketry, encaustics, glass work, sculpture and fiber art, my art changes, as I change. My present work, has been influenced, by my recent Photography and Plein Air classes, as well as, my rediscovery of colored pencil. As an artist, I am always trying something new, challenging myself."

French’s exhibit will run June 4 through July 31, 2019

An opening reception will be held Friday, June 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The public is welcome to come, see the art and meet the artist.

Meadville Fine Arts
245 Chestnut Street
Meadville PA 16335
814 337 8600

Hours:
Tues - Fri 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun & Mon - Closed

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CanAm Photo Expo
Apr
26
to Apr 28

CanAm Photo Expo

  • The Buffalo Grand Hotel (Adams Mark Hotel) (map)
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The Photographic Educational Event of the Year

Bring the whole family... There's something for everyone

Over 70 educational class to choose from

Hands on Workshops

Photoshoots

Print and Digital Image Competition Salons

Portfolio Review sessions

Trade Show

Awards Celebration and Gala

After Hours Party

Join a photography community that is passionate, determined, and supportive. Whether you’re here for a day or committed to the entire experience, we’ve got exactly what you need.

Conference Tickets

$189 US — All-Conference Pass
$89 US — Daily Unlimited

Drop-in Classes
$45 — Single Class
$90 — 3 Class Package



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"I Shutter to Think" Member Exhibit
Apr
6
to Jun 1

"I Shutter to Think" Member Exhibit

April 5 through June 1, 2019

Opening Reception: 
Friday, April 5, 2019  5pm – 8 pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019   10 am – 2 pm

Regular Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 3 pm

Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA (PASNWPA) members will be participating in an exhibit entitled “I Shutter to Think” to be held at Meadville Fine Arts. Public viewing begins during First Friday festivities, Friday, April 5, 2019, starting at 5:00 p.m. The official opening reception for “I Shutter to Think” will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, starting at 10:00 am. Light refreshments will be served for your enjoyment as you view this collection of work done by talented local artists.  The exhibit will continue to be on display throughout the months of April and May, ending June 1, 2019. Hours are as noted above.

The show will feature the artwork of many of Erie’s well-known photographers and members of the PASNWPA, including Candy Felege, Ric Gilson, Melinda Isachsen, Patti Larson, John Misterovich, Patty Raydo, Bob Raydo, Rebecca Samler, Monica Schwegman, Barbara Weaver, Kathy Welte and Greg Zbach. PASNWPA members will be in attendance during the First Friday festivities as well as on Saturday, April 6th to discuss their visions and techniques used to creating their photographic works of art. Light refreshments will be served for your enjoyment as you view this collection of work done by talented local artists. 

#pasnwpa #fineartphotography #eriephotography

About Meadville fine Arts, LLC
Tim & Mary Kirk are the owners of Meadville Fine Arts, LLC and have lived in this community since 1980. Through their fine art gallery and store, they provide high quality art and photography reproduction & finishing services, training and community fellowship of fellow artists and an outlet for artists & photographers to sell and promote their work.  Meadville Fine Arts is also a source for high quality art for the home and office and a destination for visitors to our community.


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Beginner Camera Class
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Camera Class

Do you have a new digital camera (DSLR) or have a digital camera that has you stumped? Would you just like to know how to use your camera to be a better photographer? If your camera has you flustered or you just want to learn all the basics of DSLR camera operation so you can get those shots you see other photographers post, then this is the first class you should take! This class is a must have for anyone with a DSLR (digital camera with interchangeable lenses). Good for students, mommy photographers, new photographers or anyone that wants to learn more than just putting your camera in Automatic or Program mode.

Do you want to learn:

  • what all those modes do on your camera?

  • how to use all those buttons and menus?

  • how to stop action?

  • how to shoot at night?

  • how to get those cool out of focus backgrounds?

  • how to take close-up/macro shots?

  • what effect different lenses have on your photograph?

  • what and why shutter speed, aperture and ISO are so important?

  • what the difference is between RAW and jpeg images?


What to bring to class:

  • Your DSLR

  • Any extra lenses, flash or other accessories for your camera.

  • Your instruction manual or download link for instruction manual (Wi-Fi provided).

  • Pen and paper for notes.

  • All your questions!


Instructor: Debra Gilmore

Cost: $99.00 (includes light lunch)

Locations: Mosaic Erie
3205 West 26th St. Erie 16506

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"Endless Possibilities" - PASNWPA Show at the Erie Art Gallery
Dec
1
to Dec 31

"Endless Possibilities" - PASNWPA Show at the Erie Art Gallery

Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA (PASNWPA) members will be participating in an exhibit entitled “Endless Possibilities” to be held at the Erie Art Gallery located at 24 West 8th St, Erie PA in the historic Masonic Temple building. The show opens on Saturday, December 1, 2018 with the official opening reception on Gallery Night, Friday, December 7, 2018 starting at 7 pm. The exhibit will continue to be on display throughout the month of December, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1 to 5 pm and Fridays and Saturdays 1 to 7 pm.

The show will feature the artwork of many of Erie’s well known photographers and members of the PASNWPA, including Jack Anon, Tracy Dorsch, Christine Erin, Candy Felege, Fred Fiedler, Christine French, Rick Gilson, Melinda Isachsen, Bill Joslin, Patti Larson, Pamela Laskowski, Kathy Maloney, Bob McConnell, Patty Menz, Gerald Meredith, John Misterovich, Terry Pytlarz, Patty Raydo, Bob Raydo, Rebecca Samler, Monica Schwegman, Anna Marie Senita, Sam Ward, Barbara Weaver, Kathy A Welte, Gayle Winslow and Greg Zbach. PASNWPA Members will be in attendance on Gallery Night, December 7, to discuss their visions and techniques used to creating their photographic works of art.

The event will include music by “Acoustic Ear Candy” with the “SorcErie” Food Truck parked outside of the venue and wine and cheese inside. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of stunning visual art, music and food!

#pasnwpa #fineartphotography #eriephotography

About Erie Art Gallery
Erie Art Gallery strives to bring together local, regional, and national art that promotes the widest variety of artistic expression, while activating space within the Erie City Downtown district.

Opening Reception & Gallery Night:
Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(Open to the public at no charge)

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Festival of Trees 2018 - "Magical Wintertime Moments - Frozen in Time"
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Festival of Trees 2018 - "Magical Wintertime Moments - Frozen in Time"

  • Bayfront Convention Center (map)
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PASNWPA will decorate a 7'6" tree as part of the annual Festival of Trees at the Bayfront Convention Center. The name of our tree is:

 "Magical Wintertime Moments - Frozen in Time"

The tree will be decorated with gold framed images and other photo related ornaments.

The Festival of Trees will be held Friday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 25th at the Bayfront Convention Center. Enjoy a gallery of decorated trees, local entertainment, live reindeer, holiday displays, Santa’s Castle, a teddy bear clinic, and more.

For more information, visit the Saint Vincent web page for this event: https://www.ahn.org/locations/saint-vincent-hospital/festival-trees

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Photoshop - Enhancing your images with Layers, Textures and Masks
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Photoshop - Enhancing your images with Layers, Textures and Masks

Learn multiple techniques to enhance your images and take them to the next level using layers, masks and textures.

Instructor: Patti Larson of Patti Larson Photography and Design

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Cost: $69.00 - includes lunch
To sign up, click here.

Minimum: 4 participants
Maximum: 12 participants

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Macro Photography
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Macro Photography

Learn the tools and tricks of capturing a great macro image, spend time creating images with various set-ups and lighting and learn to edit your macro images in Lightroom. A week of online critique and help with editing is included.

3-week course beginning October 25, 2018 on Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Kathy A. Welte of Kathy A. Welte Photography

Level: Basic to Intermediate

Cost: $69.00
To sign up, click here.

Minimum: 4 participants
Maximum 12 participants

Week 1 & 2: Bring your camera, manual and a macro lens.
Week 3: Bring your laptop with Lightroom installed. A basic knowledge of Lightroom is recommended.

Course Requirements: 
1) camera, equipped with a macro or close-up lens
2) laptop with Lightroom or Photoshop installed for editing
3) cord for uploading images from camera to the computer

This is a hands on workshop where we will be discussing the tools and techniques of macro photography, taking images both inside and outside, and then editing the images we have taken.

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Lightroom Editing in Depth
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Lightroom Editing in Depth

Spend the day exploring the Lightroom Editing Tools and Presets to enhance your images. A basic knowledge of Lightroom is recommended. Bring your laptop with Lightroom installed. A week of online critique and help with editing is included.

Instructor:  Kathy A.  Welte of Kathy A. Welte Photography

Level:  Intermediate

Cost: $69.00 includes lunch
To sign up, click here.

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Photography of the NPAA
Sep
24
to Oct 27

Photography of the NPAA

  • Mercyhurst College, Cummings Gallery (map)
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Cummings Gallery at Mercyhurst University will feature the work of seven local photographers in “Photography of the NPAA” – the first medium-specfic exhibit staged by the NPAA (Northwest Pennsylvania Artists Association, http://www.npaaonline.org/).

PASNWPA member Greg Zbach will showcase his beautiful, abstract images.

The exhibit will hang September 24 through October 27, with a reception for the artists on Thursday, September 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gallery.

Cummings Gallery is located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on the Mercyhurst campus. It is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.; closed Sundays. Cummings will also be closed Oct. 4-7 during Mercyhurst’s fall break.

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"Not Just Another Shot" - Ellen Anon Seminar
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

"Not Just Another Shot" - Ellen Anon Seminar

  • Gannon University, Zurn Science Center Room 104 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA (PASNWPA) is hosting an educational photography seminar called “Not Just Another Shot” by award-winning photographer, Ellen Anon.

In this full-day seminar, Ellen, whose photography is based on nature, with a blend of the realistic and abstract, will provide valuable insight into how to create images that stand out from the millions that are taken each day…images that go beyond being just technically correct. And involve emotions and communicate stories. 

The full-day seminar will be divided into sections that will include some lecture, as well as exercises and discussion.  The exercises are designed to help you step out of your comfort zone and experiment in ways that may help you take your images in slightly new directions.  Be sure to bring your camera and lenses (or at the very least a cell phone camera)! Some post- processing approaches will be discussed although this will not be the primary emphasis of the seminar. There will also be a private Facebook group for a limited amount of time after the seminar where each person can post a certain number of images created from the workshop and receive feedback both from Ellen and from others who attend the seminar.

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
WHERE: Gannon University, Zurn Science Center Room 104
                   143 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16501

COST: $49, including lunch · Reservations required
High school/college students (with ID) free with reservation

To reserve your spot for this full-day seminar, send a check in the amount of $49 payable to ‘PASNWPA’ to Candy Felege at 9147 Francis Rd., Girard, PA 16417 or pay by PayPal:

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Send money to: info@pasnwpa.org

Make your reservation today to participate in a unique hands-on seminar by this outstanding and internationally renowned photographer, Ellen Anon!

About Ellen Anon

Ellen is a an internationally acclaimed photographer, writer, and speaker who specializes in expressive photography.  Her images, often based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. Her goal is to go beyond the ordinary in ways that hopefully stimulate others to pause and appreciate some of the beauty and wonder of our earth to help balance some of the stress of everyday life. Ellen has won recognition in numerous world-wide competitions including the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions. She has co-authored 9 books on photography and digital processing as well as articles and video training materials.  She is a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team.  

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Basics of Lightroom
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Basics of Lightroom

Learn the Basics of Lightroom including downloading images, image organization, editing tools and the various modules included in Lightroom during this 4 week class. Bring your laptop with Lightroom installed. A week of online critique and help with editing is included.

September 20, 2018 - October 10, 2018

Instructor:  Kathy A. Welte of Kathy A. Welte Photography

Level:  Begjinner

Cost: $89.00 (4 weeks).
To sign up, click here.

Minimum class size: 4 participants
Maximum class size: 12 participants

Requirements: Participant must have access to a laptop or computer on which Lightroom is installed. A laptop is preferable so that it can used during the class.

 

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Beyond Boundaries
Sep
7
to Oct 9

Beyond Boundaries

EXPERIMENTS IN PHOTO ARTISTRY

Greg Zbach will be presenting "Beyond Boundaries - Experiments in Photo Artistry" at Glass Growers Gallery. The exhibit runs from September 7th to October 9th with an artist’s reception during Gallery Night on September 21st from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Glass Growers Gallery is located at 10 East 5th Street, Erie PA.

This will be Greg's third solo exhibit at Glass Growers since 2003 when his work was first showcased.

The exhibition will offer an eclectic mix of traditional nature, abstract and modified photography that Greg is well known for, but will also include architectural, still life, light painting and new media art.

Since retirement Greg has been experimenting with new methods to create art using computer software culminating in some of his most innovative work yet.

Hours: 
Monday through Friday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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LEAF Arbor EAT'em “Earthly Connections”
Aug
25
to Aug 28

LEAF Arbor EAT'em “Earthly Connections”

  • Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF) (map)
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Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA (PASNWPA) members will be participating in an exhibit entitled, “Earthly Connections” to be held at the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF), located at 1501 W 6th St, Erie PA. The show opens on Saturday, August 25 starting at 6:30 pm in conjunction with the seventh annual Party in the Park, known as “ArborEAT’em”.  This is a delightful evening of delicious food, fun, entertainment, artwork and amazing fireworks.  Tickets are $90 ($100 after August 22) and must be purchased in advance at leaferie.org.  Call 814-453-5323 for more info.

Gallery Hours (Open to the public at NO CHARGE): Sunday, August 26 through Tuesday, August 28, 12 pm – 4 pm.

The show will feature the artwork of many of Erie’s well-known photographers and members of the PASNWPA, including Tracy Dorsch, Christine French, Candy Felege, Melinda Isachsen, Patti Larson, Kathy Maloney, John Misterovich, Bob Raydo, Patty Raydo, Rebecca Samler, Kathy A Welte, Greg Zbach and others.  PASNWPA Members will be in attendance on Saturday during the ArborEAT’em event to discuss the techniques used in creating their works of art.

#pasnwpa #fineartphotography #eriephotography
 

About LEAF

The Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF) is a tree museum located inside Frontier Park in Erie, PA.  LEAF is home to over 225 different varieties of trees, a collection that grows in interest and diversity each year.  LEAF strives to generate a greater awareness of the importance of trees to our lives through its mission of creating educational opportunities and outdoor experiences for our community. 

For more information about this exhibit, call (814) 774-2723

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Macro Photography
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Macro Photography

In this Macro Workshop we will spend time discussing the tools and techniques of macro photography as well as shooting outside and inside with studio set-ups Our day will end with editing an image or two. Please bring your camera with a macro or close-up lens and your laptop with Lightroom and/or Photoshop for editing.

Instructor: Kathy A. Welte
Level: Basic to Intermediate

Cost: $69.00

Lunch will be provided

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MASQUERADE
Jul
12
to Jul 22

MASQUERADE

  • 1751 West 24th Street Erie, PA, 16502 (map)
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M A S Q U E R A D E - a photo exhibition of masks and costumes from the Carnival of Venice in Italy.

Photography by PASNWPA member Melinda Isachsen 

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6:30–9:00 PM at 1751 W 24th St, Erie

Exhibition continues Thursday–Sunday, July 12–22, 3:00–9:00 PM

Friday, July 20 is Bike Night. Dinner will be served to all those arriving on a motorcycle.

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"In The Garden"
Jul
1
to Jul 29

"In The Garden"

Ricardo F. Gilson's image “Blue Gardener,” has been accepted into the Campbell Pottery Juried Art Show. The show, entitled “In the Garden,” opens July 1, 2018 with a reception to be held Saturday, July 7th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The show runs through July 29th. 

Campbell Pottery is located at 25579 Plank Rd, Cambridge Springs PA. Open daily 10-5.

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The Art of Levitation Photography
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Art of Levitation Photography

Come spend the day learning and creating an amazing levitation image!  Full working knowledge of your camera and an understanding of layers and masks in Photoshop is required.  

Instructor: Christine Erin (Christine Erin Photography)
Level: Advanced

$69.00

Requirements:

Participant must be at least 16 years of age.

articipant must have full working knowledge of camera and be able to comfortably shoot in Manual mode.

Participant must have access to a laptop or computer on which Adobe Photoshop is installed.    

Course Description:

This workshop will require a camera, a laptop or computer with PS, and  the ability to download your images to your device during the session.  We will be meeting at Mosaic Erie, then going on location to shoot our levitation images.  We will break for lunch, and then come back and edit our photos to create the final levitation shot. 

By signing up I agree to the following Model Release terms:

  • Images created during this workshop are for photographers personal use only (website, social media, etc).

  • Models are to be provided with one high resolution image for their personal use (website, social media, etc).

  • No sales of images allowed by either party.

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Wildlife to Landscapes by Candy Felege
May
18
to Jun 2

Wildlife to Landscapes by Candy Felege

A one-woman show by Candy Felege.

Opening reception: May 18, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

 

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CanAm Photo Expo
Apr
27
to Apr 29

CanAm Photo Expo

Photographers Educational Conference

World-class speakers and hands-on workshops give you the very best educational experience possible in a three-day extravaganza of knowledge, excitement, and great fun. 

This year, the Expo is growing again! Featuring an even more impressive lineup of programming for the best dollar value you will find anywhere. Hands on workshops and this year 10 Tracks so there is something for everyone.

Landscape Photography
Macro
Wildlife
Post-production editing
Wedding
Fashion/Portrait
Video/Event
Boudoir
Baby/Maternity
Business of Photography

Need inspiration? Check out some of this year's speakers at: www.canamphotoexpo.com

 

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