Fall Retreat 2017

November 5-6, 2017

Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines

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Take a much needed breather during busy season and join us for a couple days of refreshing education and networking!



Nationally acclaimed educators speaking on topics such as:  editorial lighting, portrait retouching, cinemagraphs and volume sports.

8x10 Print Comp

Print a few 8×10’s and see how they compare in a head-to-head style judging.  Get feedback in time for next years national competitions.


Network with the industry’s leading vendors and become accustomed with everything new and current!


Day 1

Michael Cerizo

Michael Cerizo

Creating a Cinemagraph


Troy Eiffert

Troy Eiffert

Portrait Retouching


Ted Sandeen

Ted Sandeen

Volume Sports


Day 2

Jen Bertrand

Jen Bertrand

Keynote Speaker




Jen Bertrand specializes in editorial branding + lifestyle imagery. Her formal photographic training from the University of Texas at Austin, combined with her outside-the-box creative eye, allows her to create not just images but works of art. She is known for her modern and edgy approach to photography, as well as adding her personal touch to the entire client experience. Jen also specializes in teaching studio lighting and other photography techniques to photographers. She is the go-to photographer for creative professionals, brands, and teens looking for original and fresh images that lean way from industry clichés. Jen is based in Dallas where she lives with her husband, daughter, and their dog.

The Hotel - Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport/Conference Center

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Thank you to PPI’s Platinum Sponsor!


Vendors at Fall Retreat

We have a fun day of trade show planned for Sunday Nov 5th.  Listen and learn from speakers who will be presenting in an area surrounded by vendors.  Each speakers will present during the trade show with breaks in between.  We hope attendees enjoy networking with industry peers and vendors during this time!  Stick around for Print Comp afterward!

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