Visit the Merit Café at Imaging USA!


IPC Merit Cafe entranceIf you're looking to get the inside scoop about the International Photographic Competition (IPC), then be sure to visit the IPC Merit Café while you're in Nashville for Imaging USA 2020!

The IPC Merit Café is located in the Imaging Expo, home to a host of events that are all geared toward preparing photographers for IPC 2020. The Merit Café provides the opportunity to learn from International Photographic Competition jurors about how to improve your photos for the competition. Visitors will have access to General and Loan Collection IPC images in the International Photographic Exhibit.

Merit Café sessions are held from Sunday to Tuesday during expo hours. Get there early and soak up all of the knowledge you can from these amazing International Photographic Competition (IPC) experts! Questions will be more than welcome, so ask away! Whether you need a first look at the competition, or just want to brush up on your skills be sure to stop by the Merit Café to get your dose of IPC at Imaging USA!

Here's what you can expect:


12pm - Weddings in Competition
Jeff Dachowski, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

1pm - Client vs. Competition Images. Is There a Difference?
Cris Duncan, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP and
Deanna Duncan, M.Photog.Cr.

2pm - The Art Category
Thom Rouse, M.Photog.MEI.Cr., F-ASP.

3pm - Technical Excellence & Prints
vs. Digital
Dennis Hammon, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

4pm - The Road to Becoming a Master Photographer
Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP


12pm - How Judges Determine Scores
Jamie Hayes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API

1pm - Creating Emotion in Your Competition Images
Amy Feick, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

2pm - Where the Print Merit Begins
Barbara Yonts, M.Photog.Cr., CPP

3pm - Where the Print Merit Begins
Barbara Yonts, M.Photog.Cr., CPP


12pm - IPC Q&A: What’s New for 2020?
Rich Newell, M.Photog.Cr.

1pm - Using Storytelling to Raise Your Scores
Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP      

2pm - The Art of Presentation
Christie Newell, M.Photog.Cr., CPP    

Register for Imaging USA to take advantage of all the Merit Café has to offer, and we'll see you in Nashville!

Please note: schedule is subject to change. Follow @ImagingUSA on Facebook and Twitter for last minute show changes or download the Imaging USA mobile app!