The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2015 offers the opportunity for professional, emerging professional & serious advanced amateur photographers to study with legendary photographers, show your 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.
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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. Student discounts available.
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THE 2015 WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Our tenth year Workshop Program will offer 16 intense, hands-on, remarkable classes with world-renowned working photographers. Most are three full days plus a 4th day morning session and begin on April 27th. 

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OUR CELEBRATED PORTFOLIO REVIEW
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. 

FACE to FACE

THE PSPF SEMINAR PROGRAM
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. Many are at no additional cost..

LEARNING

THE DAILY FESTIVAL SYMPOSIUM
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.

PARTICIPATE

EVENING PRESENTATIONS

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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FOUR FESTIVAL NETWORKING EVENTS
Attend our Opening Reception, Networking Dinner & our two festival parties! Open bar, wine tastings from great California winemakers and a chance to hang out and make friends.

ENJOY

OUR NO-FEE SLIDE SHOW CONTEST
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!

THE DETAILS

THE OPEN PORTFOLIO SHOW

Participate in our Open Portfolio Show! Show your work to many members of our faculty including influencers from magazines, ad agencies, reps, museums, galleries, book publishers as well as festival attendees, sponsors & the public. 

THE KICK OFF

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TRAVEL AND HOTELS
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NEW SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENTS

Alice Zimet is a long-time collector of photography; Chair, Photography Collections Committee, Harvard Art Museum and a member of the Acquisitions Committee of the ICP.  Her seminar, “So You’re A Fine Art Photographer. Now What? Getting Your Work Into the Marketplace will take place on Monday, April 27th.  Don’t miss this one.  This will be…

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NEW WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREAT NEWS!  Julie Blakemon will teach an amazing workshop called Creating the Narrative Fine Art Series.  Her class will have access to an amazing mid-century modernist Alexander home, designed by William Krisel, in Palm Springs as well as other key locations.  She’s all about the details – the location, the props, the models, clothes, objects.  This…

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