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We are exciting to announce some of this years speakers! Please stay tuned for more details as they are available. 

Corey Potter - "SEO for Photographers"

Corey will have a speaker slot at convention as well as leading the full day bonus workshop the day after convention!

Corey Potter is a self-proclaimed nerd who loves the internet and website development. He has been a wedding photographer for the past 10 years, and in 2015 he founded Fuel Your Photos, where he helps photographers get the most out of their websites and online marketing. He is also the founder of Fuel Your Photos, an online community teaching photographers how to get more clients using their websites.

Nicole Chan - “Level up your business. Earn more. Work Less. Sleep”

Nicole Chan is one of Boston’s most sought after wedding photographers. Nicole's love for creative visuals is only surpassed by her curiosity in business operations, strategy, and marketing.  Her life consists of photography and videography for both weddings and commercial clients. Nicole is an award-winning member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and World Photojournalist Association. She has been named Top 100 USA Wedding photographers by the SLR Lounge and WPJA. Despite the accolades, Nicole’s mom reminds her, “It’s still not too late to be a doctor”.


Ron’s photographs are in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA. The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, The International Center of Photography, New York City, The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and numerous private collections. He has been honored with over 100 exhibits in the United States and Europe in the past fifty years including The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts and the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland. Ron has published six books of his photographs. He has been a member of the United States State Department’s Art For Embassies program since 1998.

Thom Rouse - "Art And Photoshop"

Thom Rouse began his career as a portrait and wedding photographer in 1994. Based near Chicago, he now divides his time between commercial, fine art and commissioned fine art images with his clients as the central subject of his pieces. His conceptual fine art images utilize real world photographs blended and manipulated to create an alternative to real world perception. Thom also lectures and teaches workshops on topics ranging from Photoshop as an artist’s tool, visual literacy and lighting and posing for figure studies.

Jeff Dachowski - "Selling for Success"

In high school Jeff quickly fell in love with photography. After pursuing every class related to photography, Jeff attended the Hallmark Institute of Photography. In 2003 Jeff and his wife Carolle opened their studio in Manchester, and have seen meteoric growth since opening. They enjoy a loyal following of children, senior, family and commercial commissions.

Ed Pedi - “Tried & True Blueprint for Successful & Profitable Family Portraits"

Learn No-Fail Methods for Successful Family Portraits. Family/Children portraiture is one of the most profitable types of photography, and if you’ve wanted to master it, then you’ll be interested in learning Ed’s studio blueprint. Being successful in family portraits is a skill that you can learn, and Ed Pedi, M. Photog. Cr., CPP, is the man to teach you everything from how to handle the initial phone call, how to pre-plan for the session, how to seamlessly conduct the session; posing, lighting, and breakouts; he’ll go over his post production process and sales tips to achieve your maximum sale.

His program promises to be great fun, high-energy, and packed with proven techniques, tips and tricks for having a successful family portrait session from start to finish. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll learn from Ed's 27 years of experience in family and children portraiture and he’s generously handing you the blueprint he’s perfected!

Our 2020 Convention dates are confirmed for March 20th-22nd at the Clarion in Portland, ME with a bonus day workshop featuring Corey Potter on Monday, March 23rd. Stay tuned for more details! 
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