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2019 VPPA Annual Photography Convention  - FEB. 15-18th

Vendor Tradeshow 
FEB. 17th, 12-2pm



 VPPA's 2019  Jammin' Blues  Photography Convention!  

 Event will be held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center

Newport News, Virginia

February 15th through the 18th, 2019  

 In addition we have an top-notch slate of programs presented by : 

Thom Rouse  

Gary Hughes 

Jessica Vogel 

Susan Michal 

Sam Tarrel  

Allison Watkins 

Phaneendra Gud 

PPA President Stephen Thetford 

from our VPPA State Image Competition to our hands on Blues Brothers  Learning Labs,  Photo Ops,  All Convention Party, LIVE Auction, & much more.....

VENDOR TRADESHOW (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on SUN. FEB 17th - 12-3pm) - Awards Banquet, Hospitality, Comraderie and Loads of fun…  

 A mind blowing get together to kick start your year into high gear. 

VPPA Members receive Education Credits for attending and Members who are also PPA Members will receive a PPA Merit with full day attendance 

Newport News Marriott at City Center

740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

Call the hotel direct, Phone: (866) 329-1758 

Mention "VPPA Annual Conference Group Block" and receive the Discount Rate of $103      (includes internet) 

This will make sure VPPA gets the appropriate credit for your reservation. The association receives special rates based on member occupancy and this helps keep our Convention costs under control.

Parking Additional - $6 daily onsite or $12 daily for Valet

Reservations must be made by January 31st or until Block is full to receive this specially negotiated rate.

All rooms are subject to city and state taxes. 


Register for Pre-Con, Gary Hughes

"Success with Commercial Portraits"
presented by Gary Hughes 

Learn the methods to create compelling and dynamic commercial portraits that can open up new avenues for your photography business from a full time, professional with 13 years experience in the industry, Gary Hughes. Here’s what you will learn:

  • How to create dynamic images for models, actors and professionals with a minimal amount of equipment. 
  • How to build killer lighting setups one light at a time
  • Creating images for commercial use in ways that marketing directors will love
  • Lighting and posing techniques that work every time
  • Creating a portable lighting setup for almost any situation 
  • How to communicate with commercial clients and book those jobs

Whether you are a veteran of the photography industry or an avid enthusiast, this program will equip you with valuable insights that can help you create more dynamic images and open up new avenues for success in the photography business. 

 8am-5pm, February 14, 2019

PPA Members attending this workshop will receive a PPA Merit  


Our events couldn't happen without the help of our sponsors! Please thank them by giving them your business...

Diamond Sponsors

Richmond Pro Lab

American Color Imaging




Gold Sponsors

Magnolia Frame & Moulding

GW Moulding


Silver Sponsors

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