March 30 - April 1
March 30-April 1, 2019
Location: Comfort Suites Hotel, 10 South Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA
PPA members will receive one education merit for attending the full day of programs on March 31, 2019. To receive the merit, national PPA member number must be given during registration.
PPA of PA Annual Convention and Print Competition
Education • Print Competition • Banquet • CPP Exam • Networking
PPA of PA’s
Annual Print Competition
Please see Print Competition page for more information!!!
Entry Deadline: March 24, 2019
Now accepting entries on PrintCompetition.com!!
Sunday, March 31, 2019 ■ 9:00-11:00AM
To register for the CPP exam, please go to
If you have any questions, please contact:
Kimberly Schlegel, Cr., CPP (Pennsylvania)
Finding Your Passion from Art to Life ● Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 9:30-11:30AM
What is your why? How does that affect your business and your life? Do you want it to change? These are all questions as creatives we should be examining. After 14 years owning a photography business, Kim Schlegel, has examined these many times. She will be sharing how the answers have shaped her business and her life as well as different ways these questions can shape your business and life. Use the inspiration from this program to shape areas you want to focus on the rest of the weekend and into the rest of the year.
Jeff Dachowski, M.Photog.,Cr., CPP (New Hampshire)
Jeff Dachowski M.Photog.Cr, CPP. Success in the salesroom has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with effort on the part of the salesperson. Join Jeff for a fast paced discussion on how to build and achieve great sales. Selling for Success will cover the psychology of sales, increasing client engagement, enabling customer buy in, closing the sale and a lot more. Jeff will teach solid approaches to help you get over many of the mental roadblocks we as portrait artists put in our own way….
Dori Arnold, M.Photog.Cr (Oklahoma)
Studio Life ● Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 1:00-3:30PM
Dori’s program will cover many aspects of studio life, including how to find and maintain clients, Limited Edition portrait sessions, One-Shot Days and other programs helpful to running a successful business.
Dori G. Arnold has been a professional photographer for nearly 30 years. Owner and operator of her studio in Claremore, Ok, she specializes in high school seniors. At one time, she had Senior Representatives at 15 area schools….
Bryan Welsh, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API (Oregon)
Twelve Elements of a Merit Print – Principles to Become a Better Photographer and Businessperson ● Sunday, March 31, 2019 – 4:00-6:30PM
Using the Twelve Elements of a Merit Print as a guide, Bryan will show how you can use the principles of Image Competition to become a better photographer and businessperson….
Toni Harryman, M.Photog.,Cr., CPP (Iowa)
We all hear that we should stand out from our competition by being different, and painting your images is one way to differentiate yourself from the many other photographers out there. Learn to think more like an artist and enjoy some playtime with painting. Bring your laptops and a Wacom tablet if you have one for a hands on journey into painting in Photoshop….
Roger Hammons, Ph.D., M.Photog., CPP and
Michael Dunphy, M.Photog., CPP (Washington, D.C. and Maryland)
The Kiss of Flash: An On-Location Portraiture Workshop ● Monday, April 1, 2019 – 1:00-4:00PM
In this creative workshop, we’ll work on the skills of analysis, visualization, and problem solving applicable to every on-location portrait job. To focus on just the essentials, we’ll work with simple equipment that’s easy to manage without an assistant: camera, handheld light meter, and portable strobe on a light stand. Using these tools, we’ll work to capture as many different, compelling portraits as we can, to ensure variety in our portrait work.