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Imaging USA - PPA's annual convention - 2013 in Atlanta, GA

Many of you have heard me speak of The Professional Photographers of America organization.

It is the organization I most recommend for learning and a great place to kick start your photography career. Even if you are unsure of what level of photography you'd like to pursue, I still highly recommend joining in order to have access to the training and resources on their website.

You can join as a professional, or as an aspiring photographer, however, choosing the professional level grants you admission to your first Imaging USA convention absolutely FREE!

If you join as a professional here are some of the details:

Monthly Option: 12 payments of $27.92 - join now and go to Imaging in January absolutely FREE

or Full Pay Option $323 - for 1 year membership

Individual membership for the professional photographer includes access to all benefits, including online referral database listing. *Also includes eligibility to opt in for $15,000 of equipment insurance and much more - AND

one full registration to Imaging USA 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

click here for more information

and to join PPA

Imaging USA 2013 is being held in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia this year!

The Georgia World Congress Center and hotels are centrally located in downtown Atlanta and PPG has arranged for a block rate at one of the hotels, if you'd like to stay close to where our group will be staying and do not live close to the downtown area.

We also have a few people still looking for room mates, so if this is something you are interested in please leave a comment in the comments thread below the Meetup.

For more information about this convention please click the link below:

Imaging USA 2013

We have a block rate of $119/ night for PPG members at:

Holiday Inn Center City

Or call them and refer to the discounted rate as part of the Portrait Photography Group


If you have any other questions about PPA or the convention please feel free to ask and I hope to see you there!

We always have an amazingly fun time!

*No cameras or equipment is needed - although I'd recommend bringing them if you wish to join us in our PPG free shoot-out on Saturday the 18th before the convention starts.

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  • Lori J.

    Always a blast!

    January 25, 2013

  • D'Angelo W.

    This is my second attendence of a PPA Inmaging event as always they out do the last event and give the most, I really enjoyed myself will be attending future PPA Imagings.

    January 23, 2013

  • Michael L. B.

    Awesome event!!!

    1 · January 23, 2013

  • Lori J.

    I have added everyone's phone numbers for text updates. Mine is[masked]-2618. I can not promise I will always answer but you are welcome to send me messages as well. Today at 5:30 we are eating at NoMas at 180 Walker street and then heading to the PPA charity event at the conference center at 8:00pm.

    January 19, 2013

  • Lori J.

    Quick message to all who RSVP'd here - the spots for the Free Pre-Convention Shoot-out on Saturday are filling up quickly. If you were planning to come to that too be sure to go RSVP!

    January 4, 2013

    • Gabrielle K.

      I don't know if you are still looking for a ballerina. I have been dancing for 14 years and would love to come! I emailed you but I don't know if I had the right email. I'm a friend of Jerry Quarles. :)
      Thanks Lori!

      January 9, 2013

    • Christina D.

      it's full but i am on the wait list.........

      January 9, 2013

  • Suri M.

    Just curious. So, we can only go to the expo for free right? This is my first time and I only have a free pass to expo, I think convention cost a lot. Am I missing something?

    January 2, 2013

    • Lori J.

      the pre-convention classes range in price from $100 up to a few hundred, sometimes I take them too but not this year. I'll just be there for the convention and our group has a pre-convention shoot-out planned for that Saturday (mark your Calendar for that too)

      January 2, 2013

    • Suri M.

      I joined PPA in Oct 2012, so that means I can go to the convention for free ? That is cool ? I received a Expo pass by PPA in the mail. "I'll meet you for the Shoot out.

      January 2, 2013

  • D'Angelo W.

    Thank you for the information hope the weather will be nice for the meetup.

    January 2, 2013

  • D'Angelo W.

    Lori Jill, I may have miss the information concerning the Saturday pre-convention shoot-out, please let me know what you have planned.

    January 2, 2013

    • Lori J.

      Hey D'Angelo.. you didn't miss anything. It will come out as a Free Meetup. Saturday by CCB studios - outside walk with as many models as I can get my hands on. From 3:00-4:30 or 5:00 depending on weather and light. We then are trying to plan a get-together around 7:00pm for the group.

      January 2, 2013

    • Lori J.

      we've got a lot of members coming in from the Charlotte group and a few from the other groups as well.

      January 2, 2013

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