Picture More Inspiration

Uniting educators who see the extraordinary in the ordinary, the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA) inspires its members to become better teachers at every level of education. Together, PIEA members are building an international network of knowledge and support to create resources, solve problems, share ideas, and build stronger relationships within the photo industry.

The Sahara Hotel & Casino is this year's PIEA Official Hotel. PIEA attendees may
book accommodations at the Sahara, or at one of the many other PMA 08 hotels available.
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President's Welcome
The 2008 PIEA Education Conference, “No Photography Educator Left Behind,” provides a range of speakers and topics that addresses issues concerning both the professional and personal work of the photo educator. The time we spend working with students in the classroom can be some of the most rewarding experiences of our lives.

To support your efforts as a photo educator, PIEA has engaged outstanding speakers like ... continue

Lex Youngman,
Wingate University,
2007 PIEA President

Conference Education

PIEA 2008 features four days of learning in educators workshops and tutorials that explore: color managment workflows, mechanical time delay synchonization, using VIDEC to teach film-based photography, copyright issues, preparing today's students for tomorrow's clients, and so much more.  

A session/topic search is available. Pre-registration is recommended as sessions fill up quickly.

Event Highlights

An Evening With an Artist: Frans Lanting
– Thursday, January 31 ■  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Famed photographer
Frans Lanting will be this year's featured Evening with an Artist. As a frequent contributor to National Geographic, Lanting's nature photography has been featured in books, magazines and exhibitions around the world during his illustrious career. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife and man’s relationship with nature from the Amazon to Antartica. Through his work he has increased worldwide awareness of endangered species and environments around the globe. His most recent project, Life: A Journey Through Time, is a book and multimedia production on the evolution of life on earth. Copies of Life will be on sale following his presentation and Lanting will autograph copies.

A gazelle sips water near its large neighbors in this photo by Frans Lanting.

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PIEA Photo Safari
– Wednesday, January 30  ■  7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
PIEA once again travels to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which features peaks over 8,000 feet high, huge cliffs and ravines, and wide plains home to Joshua trees and other desert plants. Last time PIEA ventured into Red Rock, photographers were greeted by a small snow shower, which added even more beauty to the park. Come join us to see what we’ll experience this year. The bus departs from the Sahara Hotel & Casino at 7:00 a.m.

Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon
National Conservation Area

Portfolio Reviews, Print Swap and Poster Presentations
– Wednesday, January 30  
■  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Organized by Peter Glendinning, Michigan State University, and Janet Bonsall, University of Central Missouri. Bring your portfolio to share and offer your critiques. A digital projector will be available for those who bring portfolios on a CD. Contact Dr. Glendinning at if you want to participate in the portfolio review or the print exchange. Those interested in presenting academic posters should contact Dr. Bonsall at Include Session E2 in when you register.

PIEA Hands-On Computer Workshop: Working with RAW Files
– Saturday, February 2  ■  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Learn hands-on techniques for capturing and processing RAW files from Jack Reznicki, Canon Explorer of Light. There will be two people to a workstation. Be sure to include Session E9 when you register.

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