TODAY AT THE PALM SPRINGS PHOTO FESTIVAL

4:00pm – 5:00 Refreshments offered to badge holders at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater:

5:00pm – 6:30pm Symposium:  THE BUSINESS OF FINE ART 

8:45pm – 11pm Evening Presentation:  GARY KNIGHT & BARBARA DAVIDSON

 

WE WILL BE LIVE-STREAMING BOTH OUR SYMPOSIUM AND STEPHEN WILKES’ EVENING PRESENTATION!!

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If you’re not in Palm Springs with us, watch us live each afternoon and evening. 

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

FOR ANY REGISTRATION MODIFICATION PLEASE CALL 1-800 928-8314

The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2018 offers the opportunity for professional, emerging professional & serious advanced amateur photographers to study with legendary photographers, show portfolios in our celebrated portfolio review program, check out the latest gear, attend cutting-edge seminars, symposiums, networking events and enjoy evening presentations by world famous image-makers. The inevitable relationships that are made or renewed at PSPF can oftentimes be transformative.

This is your community!

CHECK OUT THE PSPF 2018 FACULTY

“There is probably no other event in photography that can assemble a broader and more comprehensive faculty of influencers than the Palm Springs Photo Festival.”

Sandro Miller: Become a Portrait Lighting Master

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Barbara Davidson: DSLR Motion for Still Photographers

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Stephen Wilkes: The Big Picture: Breaking Fine Art Barriers

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Frank Ockenfels 3: Looking Beyond the Obvious

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George Holz: The Fine Art Nude

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Deanne Fitzmaurice: Documentary Storytelling

Saleh still had tough days. Here, he dropped to his father's feet sobbing because people had been staring at him. He also missed his Mom and siblings who were still back in Iraq.

Gary Knight: The Complete Photojournalist

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Stephen Johnson: The Desert Landscape

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Erwin Olaf: The Power of Imagination

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Dan Winters: The Considered Portrait

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Todd Hido: Nocturnal Narratives: The Night Urban & Desert Landscape

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Jill Enfield: Alternative Process: Photography in the Desert Landscape

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Art Streiber: An Editorial Crash Course

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TIM GRIFFITH: Architecture: Building Relationships

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Scott Frances: Expressing Architecture & Interiors

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Michelle Dunn Marsh: Making the Artist's Book

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The All-Day Printing Master Class

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Dirk Dallas: The 1-Day Drone Class

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David Fahey: Portfolio Reviews & Gallery Submissions

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Sybylla Smith: Concept Aware

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Jim Malcolm: Getting Started Shooting VR

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IMPORTANT

Our 4-day workshops end on Thursday, May 10th at 11:00am. In order to allow workshop attendees to have the option of adding a second, one-day class to their schedules, nearly all of our Thursday one-day classes will begin at 11am and end at 6pm. 

SEE OUR PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS

Including an incredible contingent of Advertising Agency creatives, Galleries, Magazine Photo Editors, Book Publishers, Corporate Art Directors, Reps and more.

SEMINARS ANNOUNCED!

Technical, Inspirational, Business & Practical 2-hour classes begin Monday, May 8 and continue through Thursday Afternoon, May 10th. Many are free, others only $45!

“Over the past decade, the Palm Springs Photo Festival has grown into one of the most anticipated West Coast photo events of the year, featuring portfolio reviews from a truly rich array of industry experts and artists, as well as workshops, exhibitions, and evening projections in a beautiful desert landscape.” – David Schonauer, Pro Photo Daily

Daily Registration costs only $95 per day and includes our symposiums, evening presentations, all sponsored photo-walks, certain seminars, access to our Sponsor Headquarters and our networking events.

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WORKSHOPS

Our 13th year Workshop Program will offer 18 intense, hands-on, remarkable shooting classes with world-renowned working photographers. Most are three full days plus a 4th day morning session and begin on May 6th. 

PORTFOLIO-REVIEWS

The Portfolio Review at the Palm Springs Photo Festival is designed to introduce emerging, professional and serious advanced amateur photographers to key influencers from both the commercial & fine art realms. 

SEMINARS

Our intensive seminars, taught by leading industry experts, are conducted in the form of a two-hour lecture followed by a Q & A session. Topics range from technical to inspirational and business. Certain seminars are included with daily festival registration.

SYMPOSIUMS

Each day, Monday – Thursday, we present an important industry conference. This is a moderated discussion among experts on subjects of immediate importance to all photographers. These get you thinking about issues affecting you.

EVENING

Each night, we present our Evening Presentation in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum. See our Slide Show Contest selections and amazing presentations by legendary photographers. Don’t forget our raffles!

PARTIES

Attend our Opening Reception, Networking Dinner & our big festival party! Open bar, great food, wine tastings from great California winemakers and a chance to hang out and make friends.

SLIDE-SHOW

Send us your slide shows! You can send as many as you like. This is an opportunity to have your presentation shown in one of our four Evening Presentations to the entire festival including all of our influencers. Win incredible prizes from our sponsors!

OPEN-PORTFOLIO-SHOW

Participate in our Open Portfolio Show! Show your work to members of our faculty, as well as festival attendees,  sponsors & the general public. A great way to make new friends and connections! 

QUESTIONS

For answers to frequently asked questions, click on the FAQ button below.

TRAVEL

For complete travel and hotel information, including special discounts, click below!

TESTIMONIALS

Read what recent attendees are saying about the Palm Springs Photo Festival

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