WELCOME TO THE PALM SPRINGS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2020

THIS IS YOUR COMMUNITY!

 

The Palm Springs Photo Festival Connect 2020 offers professional, emerging professional and serious advanced amateur photographers the opportunity to study with legendary photographers, show portfolios in our celebrated portfolio review program, check out and shoot with 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 are often transformative!

Ben Hassett: Beauty Photography

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Matt Mahurin: Your DREAM job

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Miranda Penn Turin: Directing Subjects

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Nadav Kander: WORK

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Erwin Olaf: The Power of Creativity

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Dan Winters: The Considered Portrait

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Frank Ockenfels 3: Looking Beyond the Obvious

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Cheryl Walsh: Shooting People Underwater

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Keith Carter: The Poetry of Perception: Finding Your Voice

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Todd Hido: The Night Suburban Landscape

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Sandro Miller: How to Light Portraits Like a Master

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Melanie Pullen: The Fine Art Narrative: Stories & Portraits

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Scott Frances: Expressing Architecture & Interiors

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Maggie Steber: The Documentary Essay: Telling Your Story

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Tim Griffith: Architecture: Finding Visual Literacy

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Art Streiber: Managing A Career in Editorial Photography

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David Fahey: Portfolio Reviews & Gallery Submissions

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Dirk Dallas: Drones: Advanced Flying, Photography & Video

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Important: Our 4-day workshops end on Thursday, May 7th 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. 

CHECK OUT THE PSPF 2020 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.”

SEE OUR PORTFOLIO REVIEWERS

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

“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 15th anniversary 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 3rd. 

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

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VOLUNTEER or INTERN at CONNECT 2020

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. Meet the world’s top photographers, be part of the week-long summit that continues to define the world’s photographic community.…

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