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What to Expect

Three full days of intense learning, networking, and FUN! Each day new speakers take the stage to do live-demos and presentations. In between presentations, you’ll have time to practice what you’ve learned by visiting one of our 35 shooting bays. In addition, more than 50 manufacturers will be on hand to display and demonstrate the latest in imaging technology and software in the conference Shoot and Shop Room. After a full day of learning, kick back and relax each evening at the after-hours events. VIEW SCHEDULE

Learning Opportunities From

More Amazing Photographers

Stop by our Shoot and Shop room where you will find Felix Kunze, Lara Jade, Kara Marie, Michele Celentano, Pratik Naik, and many more educators in the Shooting Bays and on the Demo Stage.

Felix Kunze

Lara Jade

Kara Marie

Michele Celentano

Pratik Naik

Ticket Options

General Admission

This ticket includes:

Entry to all conference sessions, after-hours events, the tradeshow, event activities and meals.

VIP Admission

This ticket includes everything with the General Admissions ticket, plus:

Expedited VIP registration, access to the first two rows, group dinner with Sue one night, a special swag bag, 2 extra drinks at all the parties

High interaction. Industry professionals.

Conference Schedule

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Conference Location

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa


The Arizona Grand Resort has ample room for all attendees and is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

Making Reservations at the Resort

IMPORTANT: We have negotiated special rates for our event which will provide deep discounts, use this link to insure you are booking at the lowest rate:

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Shooting Bays

With Exclusive Oliphant Studio Backdrops

We’ll be converting the Arizona Grand Resort into a photographer's paradise so you can practice as you learn. Sarah Oliphant will be hand-painting a custom backdrop for each shooting bay, plus models and demos from our instructors.

Why You Should Attend:

1 WATCH & LEARN: Live shooting demos on stage from our international Portrait Masters.

2 HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE: Bring your camera to shoot a diverse group of models at our 35 shooting bays with hand-painted Oliphant backdrops.

3 EXPAND YOUR FOLIO: Conquer all lighting scenarios with shooting bays to experience and play with all styles of natural light, constant light and strobes.

4 MASTER YOUR CRAFT: Seminars that cover everything from creative, technical, and business.

5 ENJOY & INDULGE: Catered breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet all included or if you want time alone check out the 6 unique dining venues on the property.


6 NETWORK & SOCIALIZE: Fabulous cocktail parties and mingling around the gorgeous hotel grounds. If you need friends join the red ribbon group for solo travelers.

7 MAKE CONNECTIONS: Visit the Shoot and Shop Room to experience more than 50 of the photography industry’s finest vendors and products.

8 GET INSPIRED: By our speakers, peers, mentors and other professional photographers like Kara Marie, Felix Kunze, Michele Celentano, and more.

9 TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS: Two moving keynote speeches from our very own Sue Bryce.

10 SPARK MOTIVATION: We’ve invited the best educators in the world to be speakers at the 2019 Portrait Masters Conference.

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