2018 Pro Photo Events

With all the fantastic events PPETN has planned for 2018, you’ll want to go ahead and put these events on your calendar!  

PPETN’s events generally take place at Farmer’s Mutual of Tennessee (837 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37917—click for directions). Meeting locations can vary depending on the type of meeting, though, so always make sure to check each event’s info page for specific location and other information.

Events are generally on the 1st Thursday after the 2nd Monday each month, and most event times follow this schedule:

  • ~5:00 pm: Pro Photographers’ Social + Networking Hour usually at Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria (200 East Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915—click for directions).
  • ~6:30-7:00 pm: Laughlin Print Photography Competition (deadline is 6:30) at Farmer’s Mutual (837 Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37917—click for directions).
  • ~7:00-9:00 pm: Pro Photo Seminar/Meeting/Workshop Program at Farmer’s Mutual.
2018 Annual Event Schedule

All event topics and featured speakers will be announced here and on the PPETN Facebook page. Check online for latest information on all events. No competition deadlines listed here are guaranteed—check the event’s info page or Facebook to independently verify them.

January
  • January 11-16: Imaging USA (PPA’s Annual Conference & Trade Show)
  • Thursday, January 18: Pro Photo Live Class + Social
    • Topic: Black & White Children’s Character Portraits
    • Featured Speakers: Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
    • Location: Barley’s & Farmer’s Mutual
    • Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
    • Click for more information

February
  • Thursday, February 15: Pro Photo Workshop + Social
    • Topic: Professional Competition Image Critique
    • Featured Speaker: Professional Panel
    • Location: Barley’s & Farmer’s Mutual
    • Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
    • Click for more information
  • Tuesday, February 20: PPA Southeast District Photographic Competition Registration Opens
  • Wednesday, February 28: PPETN Annual Image Salon Photography Competition Open for Submissions

March
  • Monday, March 5: Be More Successful – Business, Branding, & Marketing Bootcamp For Photographers
    • Instructors: Mary Fisk-Taylor, M. Photog., Cr., CPP, EA-ASP, ABI, API and Kira Derryberry, M. Photog., Cr., CPP
    • Location: Hilton Knoxville, 501 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Includes: Receive a full day of education and lunch for $495 per person. If you are a member of PPETN, 10% of your tuition will be donated to our association—just let Mary Know!
    • Deadline: Registration closes on February 14, 2018
    • Click for more information
  • Tuesday, March 6: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE – PPETN Annual Image Salon Photography Competition Early Submission Deadline—get $25 off entry fees!
  • Tuesday, March 13: PPA Southeast District Photographic Competition Early Deadline
  • Monday, March 19: DEADLINE – PPETN Annual Image Salon Photography Competition entry submission deadline—no exceptions!
  • Thursday, March 22: Pro Photo Workshop: “Before, After… How to Get There” by Carl Caylor

  • Thursday, March 22: PPETN Annual Image Salon Photography Competition
    • Location: Farmer’s Mutual (no Pro Photo Social beforehand—food will be arranged at event site)
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Click for more information
  • March 16-18: Photo Extreme Spring Workshop (TNPPA’s Annual Spring Workshop)
  • Tuesday, March 27: Southeast District Photographic Competition Registration Closes

 April
  • Thursday, April 12: Pro Photo Live Class + Social
    • Topic: Headshots
    • Featured Speaker: TBD
    • Location: Colby’s Photography, 503 W. Clinch Ave. #101; Knoxville, TN 37902
    • Time: 6:00 pm Laughlin Competition
    •             6:30pm Short Presentation
      7pm – 9pm Workshop/Shooting
  • April 17-19: Southeast District Photographic Competition Judging Dates

 May
  • Thursday, May 17: Pro Photo Live Class + Social
    • Topic: TBD
    • Featured Speaker: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 23: International Photographic Competition Registration Opens

 June
  • Thursday, June 14: Pro Photo Live Class + Social
    • Topic: TBD
    • Featured Speaker: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 27: International Photographic Competition Early Deadline

 July
  • Wednesday, July 11: International Photographic Competition Registration Closes
  • Thursday, July 12: PPETN Summer Social
    • Topic: TBD
    • Featured Speaker: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 31: DEADLINE – Michael Laughlin Photography Scholarship Application deadline

 August
  • August 5-8: International Photographic Competition Judging Dates
  • Thursday, August 16: Pro Photo Live Class + Social
    • Topic: TBD
    • Featured Speaker: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

 September
  • Thursday, September 13: Pro Photo Live Class + Social
    • Topic: TBD
    • Featured Speaker: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

 October
  • Thursday, October 11: Pro Photo Live Class + Social
    • Topic: TBD
    • Featured Speaker: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

 November
  • Thursday, November 15: Pro Photo Live Class + Social
    • Topic: TBD
    • Featured Speaker: TBD
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm

 December
  • Thursday, December 13: PPETN Awards Banquet & Christmas Celebration
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Not A PPETN Member?

Everyone is welcome to attend any PPETN event! PPETN events are generally open to the public without any R.S.V.P. needed. Check each event’s info page to see what the specific details are for the event you are considering attending.

Non-Member Attendance:

All non-members must obtain a Single Event Pass to attend a PPETN event. A Single Event Pass is a one-time event pass designed to provide access to non-members who are interested in attending an event hosted or provided by PPETN.

Complimentary First-Time Visit:

A complimentary Single Event Pass is given to first-time attendees of PPETN events. This complimentary Single Event Pass is only given once and is not provided to individuals for any subsequent events after they have used it.

Cost:

The Single Event Pass fee is $20 per event and is due prior to entry at each event attended.

Open Events:

PPETN may open certain events to all professional photographers. If this occurs, that event will not require a Single Event Pass. In addition, the open event may require a fee to attend and there will be no complimentary Single Event Passes provided to cover this fee.

Restrictions:
  • Complimentary Single Event Passes may not be provided to past members of PPETN.
  • Single Event Passes are available to non-members for one year from their first attended event. After one year, the non-member must apply for any Primary Active Membership or Secondary Active Membership to continue attending PPETN events.
  • The Single Event Pass is not a form of membership in PPETN and therefore comes with no rights or privileges of membership.