Choose From 16 Workshops & Master Classes Taught by Celebrated Working Pros We Offer 20 Important Seminars on Important Subjects of Interest to You We Offer Over 1000 Portfolio Reviews With Top Industry Professionals Join Us Each Day for our Thought-Provoking Daily Symposiums Each Night, Attend our Evening Presentations at the Palm Springs Art Museum You’re Invited to Our Two Festival Networking Parties! Wine Tastings, Open Bar – Unwind With New Friends
 
Choose From 16 Workshops & Master Classes Taught by Celebrated Working Pros

Choose From 16 Workshops & Master Classes Taught by Celebrated Working Pros

We Offer 20 Important Seminars on Important Subjects of Interest to You

We Offer 20 Important Seminars on Important Subjects of Interest to You

We Offer Over 1000 Portfolio Reviews With Top Industry Professionals

We Offer Over 1000 Portfolio Reviews With Top Industry Professionals

Join Us Each Day for our Thought-Provoking Daily Symposiums

Join Us Each Day for our Thought-Provoking Daily Symposiums

Each Night, Attend our Evening Presentations at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Each Night, Attend our Evening Presentations at the Palm Springs Art Museum

You’re Invited to Our Two Festival Networking Parties! Wine Tastings, Open Bar – Unwind With New Friends

You’re Invited to Our Two Festival Networking Parties! Wine Tastings, Open Bar – Unwind With New Friends

Please CLICK HERE to be directed to the Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Expo 2013.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR CONNECT 2013
THIS IS YOUR COMMUNITY

THANK YOU ALL. WE ALL EXPERIENCED ALL THAT THE PALM SPRINGS PHOTO FESTIVAL CAN BE. WE WILL ANNOUNCE OUR 2014 DATES SOON!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SLIDE SHOW CONTEST WINNER –
ALISON TURNER

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PORTFOLIO REVIEW PRIZE WINNER MELISSA PIERSCHBACHER
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER OF THE CANON GALLERY CONTEST – NICK STENTZEL

Festival Featured Sponsor SAMY’S CAMERA shot a COOL VIDEO of the Opening Day of Connect 2013 using a Phantom Quadcopter with GoPro Mount

SEE OUR BREAKING NEWS PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE CANON CONTEST, THE CANON AND SAMY’S FREE SEMINARS AND OTHER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS.

** FROM SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – FRIDAY, MAY 3, STUDENTS RECEIVE 15% FULL DISCOUNT AT PSPF.
MUST PRESENT CURRENT STUDENT ID TO REDEEM DISCOUNT.**

The Discount Code for Students with Valid Student ID only is PSPF2013STUDENT. This is not retroactive and is valid only for students registering during the week of the festival.

DOWNLOAD the E-BOOK of our ENTIRE FESTIVAL PROGRAM
HERE:

PORTFOLIO REVIEW REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Compare our faculty list with any other event’s reviewer list. This is the program that counts for your career. These are the influencers you want to meet.

AMERICA’S PREMIERE EVENT FOR EMERGING, PROFESSIONAL & ADVANCED AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS

MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW: April 28 – May 3, 2013

Connect 2013 offers the opportunity for professional, emerging professional & serious advanced amateur photographers to study with legendary photographers, show your portfolios in our celebrated Portfolio Review Program, attend cutting-edge Seminars / Symposiums and enjoy Evening Presentations by world famous image-makers. Check out the latest gear, network with the master photographers, industry insiders and your contemporaries at several great parties and enjoy the warm Palm Springs weather. Most importantly, we promise you won’t have more FUN at any other photo event. We are dedicated to providing a rich program intended to inspire, educate and instill or reignite passion for the art and commerce of photography. Come join the community!

For complete program information, click on Our Programs above.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SLIDE SHOW CONTEST FINALISTS!

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“I have been to PSPF three times. I come for the fraternity as much as the workshops and portfolio reviews – and I leave each year so invigorated! THANK YOU” - John D.

…I’ll be there with bells on…the slideshows & evening presentations at PSPF rock my world. Damn, the previous years’ nights with Minkinen, Iturbide, Muench, Kirkland, Sturges blew my mind. – Stuart

“The only criticism I have is that no where on your website did it say how totally cool this event is!” – Jamie

“I just wanted to say thank you again for the kind and inclusive treatment last week in Palm Springs. Your event is 5 star, and I’m still vibrating with the energy. Can’t wait until next year.” - Carrie

PSPF changed my life and is a venue that I would absolutely recommend without reservation (and do) as THE best creative networking event that anyone could elect to be a part of.” – Sean

“As always, I find the experience to be one of the most satisfying industry events I attend all year. You manage to pull in some really remarkable people, and offer a wonderful platform to exchange ideas, network, and really appreciate photography.” - Peter

“I just want to say how wonderful my experience was: The reviews, the symposiums, the slide presentations, the mingling and the all-around good feeling of the PSPF 2011! It felt like photography camp for grown-ups! I think you just used overall common sense to capture the essence of what a good photo gathering should be and just did it! Bravo on an excellent festival.” - Susan

“…it really was a life-altering week for me. ” - Cynthia

“Your event has really hit its stride—well-organized, well-programmed, wel-executed, and well… just really cool.” – Rex

“This was my second year attending Palm Springs Photo Festival, and I am certain it will not be my last because I probably learn more in this week about photography and myself than in the course of the year.” – Tom

CLICK to see a short promotional video
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The 2013 Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review, which takes place twice a year (once in Palm Springs and once in New York City) is the nation’s largest review program for both Commercial & Fine Art photographers. Check out our list of reviewers! We promise you won’t find a more comprehensive faculty in any other program.

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Samy’s Camera, in their exclusive pop-up-store in our festival, will have Special Show Pricing on Xrite, Tenba, Induro, Profoto, Sandisk, Manfrotto, Sekonic, Pocket Wizard, etc., etc., and many more. In addition, NO-TAX on Canon gear!

To navigate this site: At the top of the page, you’ll see “Our Programs.” – If you hover your curser over those words, you’ll see a pull-down list appear showing you the main aspects of our festival program. By moving your curser over “workshop” for example, a list of each workshop we offer will appear. By moving your curser over the specific workshop or sub-page you desire, and clicking, you’ll be taken to that page. If you hover your curser over “Information,” you’ll see a list of pages appear that contain travel and hotel information, sponsor and faculty information and much more.

Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our program by navigating through these pages first:

WORKSHOPS
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
OPEN PORTFOLIO REVIEW
SEMINARS
SYMPOSIUMS
EVENING PRESENTATIONS
MID-DAY LECTURES
INCLUDED EVENTS

Included in your Daily Registration Fee of $80 (required Monday, April 29 – Thursday, May 2, $40 for Friday, May 3):

•  Access to the Open Portfolio Review and Opening Reception, Sunday, April 28
•  Admittance to all four Mid-Day Lectures during the week of the festival
•  Admittance to all Sponsored Seminars during the week of the festival
•  Our important daily Symposium
•  The Evening Presentations at the Palm Springs Art Museum
•  Our two Networking Event Parties
•  Unlimited access to our Sponsor Headquarters at the Hyatt
•  We offer an open-bar and wine tastings at our parties as well as at our Opening Reception.

Following are prices for our Optional Programs:

Daily Registration
April 29 – May 2 $80 per day
Friday, May 3 $40
Workshops (1 day) $300 – $375
Workshops (2 day) $625 – $750 (inclusive of all model fees and transportation fees if applicable).
Workshops (4-day) $925 – $1250 (inclusive of all model fees and transportation fees if applicable).
Paid Seminars $95
Portfolio Reviews $275 for 5 reviews. 10% discount for 10 or more reviews.
Open Portfolio Review $47.50 with Portfolio Reviews, $95 without to participate. Free to visit for registered attendees.
Festival Dinner $50 (Tuesday evening, April 30, 7:00 -8:30pm) Price includes Beer & Wine

Open Portfolio Review / Opening Reception
Admission to the Open Portfolio Review is open to Faculty, Attendees, Sponsors & the General Public
Admission to the Opening Reception is limited to Festival Registrants Only

Read our Director’s OVERVIEW of Connect 2013.

If you need assistance in paying for your registration and would like to arrange to pay in two installments instead of one, please contact us at 1-800 928-8314.

Daily Registration fee does not include Workshops, certain Seminars or Portfolio Reviews.
Additional Blocks of 5 Portfolio Reviews may be purchased separately.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, April 28th in order to enjoy our Open Portfolio Review and Opening Reception. There is no daily registration fee for Sunday, April 28 provided attendee is registered for at least one other day of the festival.

LIMITED BLOCK OF SPECIAL HOTEL RATES:
The Palm Springs Photo Festival has organized a limited block of special hotel suites at only $119 per night at our Attendee Headquarters hotel, the HYATT REGENCY SUITES PALM SPRINGS. When this block is full, the next group of rooms will be only $129.  Be sure to reserve early to get the lowest rate!   For Further Information, Please Call 1.800.760-322-9000 or for complete information or click Hyatt PSPF Reservation.

Interested in Sharing a Room? See our PSPF Attendee Facebook Group to communicate directly with possible room share candidates. Just request permission to join the group which will be granted within 12 hours and you will be able to communicate directly with other attendees.

Also for those interested, check our PSPF Facebook page to arrange to share hotel rooms in Palm Springs!

CONNECT 2013: Will YOU Be There?



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