In just seven days we’ll be packing our gear into our car and driving up to Nashville for PPA’s Imaging USA.
Imaging USA is the Professional Photographers of America‘s annual conference and Dannie and I will be joining them this year. We have full access passes, and the two of us will spend 4 days schmoozing with our peers, taking in lectures, perusing printers and maybe, just maybe, taking a few pictures. We’ve made Airbnb reservations for five nights in Nashville and we’ll be reporting each day on who we’ve seen and what we’ve learned. Our first year in business in Florida has gone better than we expected, and if we want to continue to exceed ourselves, we’ll have to take advantage of resources like this to keep improving.
We’re looking forward to honing our skills in areas such as lighting, composition, posing, and business. We’re proud of the work we do already, but we can’t wait to be even prouder next year. There’s always a way to improve and we’re feeling hungry. We also get to make connections that could help us for years to come, be they vendors or other photographers, you never know who you’ll need to know. There’s also going to be a Superbowl party and charity 5K run which I have been training for (I could swear there was a time when I was in good shape, but the memories are hazy).
We’re looking forward to seeing it all in the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, and we’ll keep you informed each day. Will we master new skills? Will discover a fantastic new printing service? Will I collapse on the streets of Nashville halfway through the charity run? You’ll have to check in every day (January 31st to Feb 3rd) to find out!
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