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November 19, 2020

Study Topics In-Depth with Pre-Con Classes at Imaging USA

Imaging USA is the best way to start your year energized and ready to take on whatever business obstacles life might throw your way. At the next Imaging USA, for the first time, you can stream the event and watch it live, all from the comfort of your home! Your 3-day All-Access Pass to Imaging USA gets you into dozens of incredible photography classes during the regular days of the convention, January 17-19, 2021. And if you're looking for even more photography education opportunities, Imaging USA has you covered with pre-convention classes! Pre-cons take place (virtually) on the days leading up to Imaging USA, from January 12-16. While these programs do require an additional fee to attend, many photographers find the ability to dive deeper into subjects is well worth the small add-on cost.

Pre-con sessions range from half- and full-day classes on topics like lighting, business, Photoshop techniques, the certification process, and more! There’s even a 3-day CPP Prep class to help you ace your exam if you’re preparing to become a Certified Professional Photographer. The CPP Prep Class is an in-depth study of the technical side of photography and covers a college semester’s worth of information including: 

  • Lenses and Filters
  • Color Theory and H&D Curves
  • Lighting Ratios, Corrective Lighting, Posing, Depth of Field, and Angle of View
  • Difference between a Bit, a Byte, and Bit Depth

Keep scrolling to see more information about a few of the show’s pre-con classes, and click here to see a full schedule (hint: click on the filter at the top of the schedule and select “Pre-conference” as the Class type)

Thursday, January 14

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Business Intensive: Profitability, Pricing and the Financials
Scott Kurkian, CPP
Lindsay Betz, Cr.Photog.


10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Portraits and Fast Solutions with Speedlights
Seth Miranda


Friday, January 15

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Capture One Workflow & Photoshop Efficiency
Scott Detweiler, M.Photog.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Business Intensive: Branding, Marketing and Sales
Monica Sigmon

Saturday, January 16

10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Better Under Pressure / Live Demo
Dan Rowe, Cr.Photog.


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Branding Photography That ROCKS: Wedding Woes to Branded Bliss
Stacy Pierce

And there are SO many more classes to choose from! Please note that the first 100 attendees  of each class will be able to watch that pre-con live, while the remaining attendees will have on-demand access to the class after it "airs." 

Click here to see the full schedule, and then register for your spot at one of Imaging USA's pre-con classes!