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September 22, 2021

Pre-Cons: Imaging USA’s Best Kept Secret

If you've ever been to Imaging USA, you know how much there is to learn from the wide selection of classes available during the 3 days of the conference. But if there's an insider secret to Imaging USA, it's to go to the show early to catch some pre-convention classes!

Pre-con classes take place January 13-15, giving you the chance to focus on specialized topics like lighting, sales, Photoshop, and more. The smaller class sizes ensure you get more personal attention from the instructor, and there are even hands-on sessions that let you learn by trying out new techniques right there on the spot!

Pre-Cons available include:

  • "Portrait Photography — Create The Difference, Make It FUN, Market It and Sell It!" with Joe Edelman
  • "Painting with Photoshop" with Sandra Pearce, M.Photog.MEI.Cr, CPP
  • "Intro to Strobes for Natural Light Photographers" with Gary Hughes, M.Photog.Cr, CPP
  • "In-Person Sales" with David and Whitney Scott
  • "The Six-Figure Traveling Pet Photographer" with Arica Dorff, Cr.Photog.
  • "Personal Projects that Impact" with Jermaine Horton
  • "Photographing and Retouching High-End Beauty Images" with Prince Meyson
  • "Passion, Portraits, & Profits" with Dokk Savage


A large selection of full-day, half-day, and multi-day classes are available, including a 3-day CPP prep class. Class size is limited. Pre-cons typically sell out well in advance, so early registration is advised. Visit the Schedule page and filter by session type to find a pre-con that’s right for you.


New in 2022: Hands-On Pre-con Classes

These unique pre-cons give you personalized instruction, tips for curating your portfolio, and the chance to try new equipment. Each session is led by a Sony Artisan of Imagery and features:

  • 30 minutes of instruction followed by hands-on camerawork in 2 dedicated shooting bays
  • Professionally styled, camera-ready models
  • Individual guidance from an expert instructor
  • Equipment from the industry’s most trusted brands
  • Exclusive discounts on gear

Don’t wait to put your knowledge into practice. Try out new skills firsthand, right at the conference. Space is limited! Only 50 attendees per class. These WILL sell out! Learn more about hands-on pre-con classes here

We can't wait to see you in January! Don't forget to register for your All-Access Pass now through December 1 to take advantage of early-bird pricing.