THE 12TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS PHOTO FESTIVAL

The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2017 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!

PARTICIPATE IN OUR RENOWNED WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Peter Lindbergh: The Role of Creativity

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Nigel Parry: The Editorial Portrait

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Sheila Metzner: Art & Commerce

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Erwin Olaf: The Power of Imagination

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Michael Ackerman: Mining the Subconscious

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Julie Blackmon: Creating the Visual Narrative

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Sally Gall: Photographing the Natural World

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Deanne Fitzmaurice: Documentary Storytelling

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Sandro Miller: Lighting for Editorial & Advertising

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Scott Frances: Expressing Architecture & Interiors

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Greg Gorman: The Fine Art Nude: Photographing the Body

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Brooke Shaden: Creating a Fine Art Series

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Mona Kuhn: The Abstract Nude: A Class for Women

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Tyler Stableford: Shooting Motion Video with DSLRs

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Stephen Mallon: Industrial & Annual Report

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Dirk Dallas: The 2-Day Drone Class

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Art Streiber: An Editorial Crash Course

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Michelle Dunn Marsh: Making the Artist's Book

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David Fahey: Portfolio Reviews & Gallery Submissions

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Dirk Dallas: The 1-Day Drone Class

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“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 $85 per day and includes our symposiums, evening presentations, certain seminars, access to our Sponsor Headquarters and our networking events.

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Our 12th 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 7th. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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! 

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

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

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

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Working at the festival is an incredible experience and opportunity. Interested?

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Sponsor Pages

Starting today, check out our SPONSOR PAGES!  Over the next few days we’ll be posting info from our major sponsors – letting you know what exciting things they’ll be doing at PSPF!

VOLUNTEER or INTERN at CONNECT 2017

The Palm Springs Photo Festival is an amazing event – one which requires a great number of people to make possible. Volunteers and interns are a vital component to the success of the Palm Springs Photo Festival experience. We are now accepting applications to volunteer / intern at our 2017 event. As a volunteer or…

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