You are welcome to register for our convention via snail mail with the .pdf and a check, at the door (check or cash),  If you would like to join us for the meals please be sure to preregister for those events on the website or by mailing the check in advance. 

or pay with cc and REGISTER HERE   Looking to enter the print competition on Friday?  The form for that can be found here.  


Meet our speakers!

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Trish Logan , Cr Photog.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Richard Hydren, M.Photog. Cr., CPP,

Gene Hutnak, CPP. Will sadly not be joining us this year

Trish Logan, CR will be filling in with a branding class

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Melanie Anderson M.Photog., Cr., CPP



Friday, March 2nd Join us for a bonus program from 7pm-9pm.

This class will follow dinner in the same room.   Dinner will be from 6pm-7pm.

Come socialize and catch a great speaker included with your dinner cost.  REGISTER HERE

Trish Logan CR.Photog.       “BOLD Business Strategies”
Business doesn’t have to be boring: in fact if it’s not fun, why do it?
Lear the FUNdemental business strategies needed to set you apart from your competition. Join Trish on social media,marketing and branding workshop and give your photography business a jump!
Whether you have been in business forever or are just starting out, you’ll walk away the end of the program with BOLDnew ideas to market your business.Marketing is an important part of business why not enjoy it! 



professional photographer head shot

 March 3rd 9am-12pm

Richard Hydren, CPP, A.C.Ph

A member of NHPPA, PPAM, PPANE and PPA, former Director of NHPPA and former president of the Rowley Chamber of Commerce, Rick has spent the past 6 years photographing homes for Real Estate Agents, mostly north of Boston but as far afield as Plymouth MA and North Conway, NH.

Rick’s class on Real Estate Photography will cover a business overview, marketing, pricing strategies, his gear bag, image capture, and presentation options that will meet the needs of most residential property Real Estate Agents. He will take us through a virtual tour hosting company’s administration pages and their requirements. He’ll also explain Multiple Listing Service (MLS) image requirements and restrictions.
The program will cover post processing techniques using Lightroom’s development tools and how he uses them for fixing most of the common problems. He’ll cover features of several tools in the Development section of Lightroom, and review presets in NIK used to finish the images.
Rick will review photographing remotely using a CamRanger attached to the camera and controlling most of it’s functions from an iPad or iPhone for interior captures. And he’ll share his technique for using CamRanger to control the camera for exterior captures with a 23’ telescoping camera stand.







Saturday 3/3

6:30 – 7:30 Cocktail hour , 7:30 – 10:00  Dinner and Awards 10:00 – ?

 All are invited!! Business Casual 

Come and celebrate your and your friends photographic achievements , socialize and cheer on the winners! 

Awards dinner is $35 per person and only $25 if you entered image comp! 

 Click HERE to register for your meal and let us know that we can count on you to cheer on your peers! 




Melanie Anderson M.Photog., Cr., CPPmel

Full day speaker March 4th
Melanie is a multiple award-winning photographer, Twice Maryland Photographer of the Year, President of Maryland Professional Photographer’s Association, Certified Professional Photographer, and holds her Photographic Craftsman, along with recently being name a Top 100 Studio in the Country!

Melanie is a wife to her husband of 23 years, Bill, and a mother of their 4 children, Sarah, Emily, Kayla and Billy –Not only does she travel internationally educating others, judging print competitions, and filming for commercial clients, she has nurtured Anderson Photographs from a home studio into the 3000 square foot custom photographic and cinema studio it is today, specializing in Seniors, Children, Newborns, Families, Volume Sports, Boudoir, and Commercial Photography.  Located in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Hagerstown, MD. 

Most Recently, Melanie has re-branded to Melanie Anderson WORLDWIDE to showcase all her endeavors.  Internationally Traveling for Public Speaking, Education, Podcast, Inspired Retreats and more. You can listen to her weekly podcast “Unscripted with Melanie Anderson” As founder and educator of “The Focus Tour” and Find Your Focus 365, she is a current Speaker for Imaging, WPPI, SYNC, Sandy Puc tours as well as an appearance on SPTV, teaching at SEPPA, Shutterfest, and numerous State PPA Chapters, Melanie filmed and was correspondent for several segments for Photovision.  Melanie stays passionate about one-on-one mentoring and works diligently to provide educational resources to fellow photographers through Anderson Education; which includes webinars, eBooks, videos and workshops. Upcoming 2018 educational programs include SWPP, Imaging USA and Texas School, along with several of the above mentioned. For a current schedule, check out

Melanie’s philosophy is about living life to the fullest, creating impact, and inspiring others!  REGISTER HERE