Imaging USA Speaker Spotlight On…Pete Rezac!

Imaging USA 2018 will be here before you know it...three-to-six days of the best in photography learning, networking and partying! It's all going down in the Music City, Nashville, TN, January 14-16, 2018 (Pre-Con classes January 11-13). 
Imaging USA is known far-and-wide as THE place to see some of the best speakers in the photography industry, as they take you on deep-dives into every topic you could want to learn more about. In order to get you even more excited (if that's possible!), PPA is going to spend the next several months highlighting our 2018 Imaging USA speakers.
Let's Meet...


Pete Rezac
Twitter: PeteRezac
Instagram: prezac
Based in Reno, Nevada, Pete Rezac specializes in family and children's photography with an emphasis on black & white portraiture. Since 2003, he has worked diligently to expand his business, his client base, and his own skills. In 2010, he earned his Certified Professional Photographer from PPA, followed with his Photographic Craftsman in 2014 and his Master of Photography in 2015. Pete had a top 10 Grand Imaging Children's Portrait in the 2015 International Photographic Competition and was a Platinum Medalist in both the 2015 and 2016 International Photographic Competitions as well as a Gold Medalist in 2014. He earned a Kodak Gallery Award for the Western States District in 2012, has been named California Top 10 photographer and 2015 California Child Portrait Photographer of the Year. Pete is extremely active and involved in his industry both in PPA of California and PPA Charities where he was the top donor for 2015 Celebration Day. He is a huge proponent of the Certified Professional Photographer program offered through PPA and is an approved instructor for the CPP Prep Class. Pete has served as a PPA Certification Judge and is a PPA Super 1 Day instructor each spring and fall. It's not just his expertise and experience but his dedication to his industry that makes him an outstanding instructor and individual.
Speaker Sessions
Sat. 1/13
11:00am Hands On, Portrait
1:00pm Black & White Children's Character Portraits
3:00pm Hands On, Portrait
4:00pm Black & White Children's Character Portraits 
6:00pm Hands On, Portrait
What is your life motto? Journey of a million miles begins with a single step - keep moving forward
What do you value most in your friends? Honesty and sincerity
What did you want to be as a kid when you grew up? Tom Watson the golfer! I was big golf nut as a kid, long before Tiger :-)
What was your first concert? ZZTop Eliminator Tour!!
Coke or Pepsi? Coke Zero!
If you could have a theme song, what would it be? Anything from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers! 
What would be your advice for photographers who are just starting their career? Join your local, state and PPA go to guild meetings, state conventions, and IUSA for educational opportunities, go through the certification process, take business classes as they are important for a sustainable career. Enter print competitions and speak to your peers about what you do. In short get involved with the industry 
Pete Rezac is just one of the many amazing speakers you'll get to meet and learn from at Imaging USA 2018! Registration is online now so take advantage of the Early Bird rates for passes and your hotel!