Imaging USA 2018 Photography Convention and Expo Early-Bird Registration Nears Deadline

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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Returns to Nashville, TN for over three days of education, networking, demos and parties

Imaging USA at the Gaylord Opryland Resort

Imaging USA is the show for real professional photographers

Registration for Professional Photographers of America's annual photography convention and expo is now open. Members of the 30,000-member-strong photography association can receive an early-registration discount until December 6, 2017. Imaging USA 2018 will be held January 14 to 16 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. More than 10,000 industry professionals will take over the Music City for three days of photography and business education and inspiration as well as some exclusive shopping.

Imaging USA is the longest running international photographic convention, trade show and image exhibition in the world, drawing more than 10,000 photographers from across the globe. The event dates back to 1880, when it began as the annual convention and tradeshow for Professional Photographers of America (PPA). It continues to grow and evolve along with industry trends and technology.

This is the largest concentration of photographic talent gathered under one roof at any given point in the year. Imaging USA is well-known for its three-day Imaging Expo trade show, featuring more than 600 booths, live presentations and hands-on demonstrations of new photo-related products by some of the most respected companies in the industry. Imaging USA's renowned educational classes are geared to improve a photographer's business skills, photographic repertoire and use of technologies. The event also features a special keynote address from Ryan Estis, an extensive photographic display of the International Photographic Competition collection, mentoring opportunities, portfolio reviews, several all-inclusive parties and much more.

Imaging USA is annually the first major photography event of the year where photographers seek to kick-start their business. Attendees typically leave Imaging USA feeling reinvigorated toward grooming and boosting their photography studio. The inspiration, skills and sometimes even new equipment picked up at Imaging USA can provide a photographer with a clear path for their business. And with 10,000 other photographers present, lasting connections are sure to be made.

PPA offers a full-registration to Imaging USA as a gift for new members. Professional Active PPA memberships are available for $27.92 a month. For members, early-bird registration pricing reduces the cost of Imaging USA by $50. There are many different ways to experience Imaging USA, including but not limited to the full conference, a full conference plus pre-conference courses option and trade show-only passes. Visit for complete registration information and pricing options. And download the Imaging USA 2018 mobile app for all the latest scheduling and announcements.

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Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA's roots date back to 1869. It assists more than 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at

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