SPAA 2008 - Picture More Performance

The second annual Sports Photographers Association of America (SPAA) conference brings sports photography into focus. Tailored to your needs, the SPAA Annual Conference features in-depth photography tutorials, educational sessions, networking luncheons, and plenty of time to explore the 12-acre PMA 08 trade show floor.

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Key Reasons to Attend SPAA 2008

  • Learn cutting edge photography techniques from capture to final output.
  • See and experience the latest products/services available for professional sports photographers.
  • Network with industry friends and colleagues, sharing both challenges and opportunities you've experienced.

Conference Program

SPAA 2008 features two days of learning in sessions exploring the high school sports market, posed action techniques, what images, marketing sports photography services, digital lighting, color controls, and so much more.  

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

Event Highlights

Supplier Luncheon
Thursday, January 31 ■ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Here is a great opportunity for you to meet with the exhibitors of sports photography products who are participating in PMA 08. Learn about the cutting-edge technology and services of suppliers showcasing their products throughout the room.

Wallet Swap 101
Friday, February 1 ■ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Here’s the admission price to this session: bring 100 wallet samples or 25 of four different poses to share with other attendees. Jeff Gump, Gump's Sports Photography, leads this interactive breakout session and focuses on the multitude of possible sports posing options. The more wallets you bring (to swap), the more wallets you get. Be sure to add Session SP22 to your registration.

Lab Luncheon
Friday, February 1 ■ 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sports photographers will have an excellent opportunity to meet with lab owners and operators and learn about their photofinishing services during this information-packed lunch hour.

SPAA 2008 Photo Competition – New This Year!
Ready to be recognized for your talent? The Sports Photographers Association of America is hosting the 2008 SPAA Photo Competition, and we want your pictures! The competition features five categories of entries: Individual Posed, Team Posed, Action – Indoor, Action – Outdoor, and Digital Image Enhancement. Three winners are selected from each category and put on display at PMA 08 in Las Vegas! Entries must be postmarked on or before December 14, 2007.

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