Over 10,000 people attended Imaging USA 2020 this year in Nashville, but not everyone documented their experiences like this attendee did. Francesco Carucci attended Imaging USA for the third time this year and shared his experiences on his photography website’s blog. You may have seen Carucci sharing his recap videos on Twitter or theLoop, but if you haven’t, we’re here to share Carucci’s Imaging USA day one recap for you!
As an Imaging USA veteran, Carucci shares what inspires him to make the journey back to the convention.
“I come to Imaging USA for essentially three reasons: the International Photographic Competition exhibition to which I submit images every year, the expo to keep the pulse of the Photography Industry aimed at professionals rather than consumers and the sessions, covering topics that range from the business of photography to the technical aspects.”
This year was especially memorable for Carucci because he was able to see his image “White Dunes” in the Loan Collection when he stopped by the International Photographic Competition gallery. He also had two images in the general collection “Black Ocean” and “White Wave”. We’re sure everyone can relate to that feeling of pride when you see your images recognized and praised.
If Carucci’s IPC submission images haven’t given it away, he primarily specializes in landscape photography. When he noticed that a lot of speaker sessions are geared toward portraiture, Carucci found a way to apply these tips to his niche of photography. He attended Ian Spanier's session “Environmental Portraiture: Learning to Use Light to Make Images—Not Just Take Them,” and found Spanier to be knowledgeable with a lot of information provided in the session. It’s great to see Imaging USA attendees see how universally applicable each speaker session can be!
Follow Carucci’s lead next year at Imaging USA 2021 and try something a little outside your comfort zone. Use the entirety of Imaging USA to your advantage and you won’t regret the increase in skills and profits you’ll gain!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this summary of Carucci’s recap. If you’d like to see more from his blog or view his image gallery, check out his website here! Remember to save the date for Imaging USA 2021 in Grapevine, Texas beginning on January 17th next year!