Save the Date for the 2017 FORWARD Photography Expo!

    Join us in Madison, Wisconsin for our state's Spring Convention and NorthCentral District PPA Photographic Competition on March 3-6, 2017.

    Watch our district's photographic competition and then learn from amazing talent like Sandra Pearce, Amy Feick, and Darrell Gulin!

    Like every great movie drop... Registration will go Tuesday! Be Ready, January 24th at 10am... Early birds get $60 off!

    WPPA 2017 FORWARD Photography Expo Line-up

    March 3rd – 6th, 2017
    Madison Marriott West

    Go on… Register HERE!
    Your early bird chances fly away after February 26!

    Friday, March 3rd
    8:30 am – 9:00 am International Juror’s Charge
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm NorthCentral District Judging
    1:00 pm – 6:00pm NorthCentral District Judging
    6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Trade show Area Set-up

    Saturday, March 4th
    7:00 am – 9:00 am Gregory Loll “Successful Sports Team Photography”
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm NorthCentral District Judging
    9:30 am – 12:00 pm Darrell Gulin (Canon Explorer of Light) “Images and Stories from Seven Continents”
    1:00 pm – 6:00pm NorthCentral District Judging
    1:00 am – 5:00 pm Rod & Stephanie Oman “MyBankCode.com”
    6:30 pm – 11:30 pm Fun Night

    Sunday, March 5th
    7:00 am – 9:00 am Amy Feick “Unleashing your Creative Spirit”
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm Trade Show in Programs
    9:30 am – 12:00 pm Sandra Pearce (Sponsored by ACI) “Painting with Photoshop for the Everyday Photographer”
    1:00 pm – 5:00pm Sandra Pearce Continues
    6:30 pm – 11:30 pm Wisconsin PPA Awards Ceremony & Gala

    Monday, March 6th
    9:30 am – 12:00 pm Michael O’Neill (Sponsored by HiTech Albums)
    “Wedding Photography that Sells”
    1: 00 pm – 4:00 pm Michael O’Neill Continues

    Our trade show will be running before, during and after the above schedule, please be sure to visit and thank our amazing vendors. They support our businesses because we support theirs!

    Our location this year is the Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1313 John Q Hammons Blvd., Middleton, WI 53562

    We’d love it if you would join us and move your Business and Photography skills FORWARD! To book a room under our room block, please call the Marriott Madison West at 608-831-2000 or 1-888-745-2032. When making reservations, we ask that you please reference the group name, WI PPA. We have a special room rate of $124 per night as long as you reserve by February 10th.


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    WPPA Forward Photography Expo

    Save the Date!

    Forward Photography Expo will be held at the Madison Marriott West on March 3-6th!
    Full Schedule and Registration will follow soon. 


    Hey everyone! The WPPA has an awesome convention coming up let me fill you in on what’s happening. You should know that this will be your last opportunity to watch the North Central District print competition outside of Atlanta. Following this year, PPA is moving all district print comp judging’s to Atlanta. Print judging will be held March 3-4th at the Marriott West so make plans to see print judging live and in person. Great learning experience, see in person what the judges have to say.

    On Saturday we will be starting our programs at 7:00am with our very own Greg Loll filling us in on how he has built his sports photography business. Making money with volume. Next we have Darrell Gulin (Canon Explorer of Light) he will be presenting us with his program on travel, wildlife and landscapes. I always look forward to sitting in on the Explorer of Light programs. Starting at 1:00 Rod and Stephanie Oman will teach us a new, quick, easy, practical, systematic way of developing sales scripts on the phone, in the camera room, and in-the sales room, “To Crack the Code.”

    OK enough of classroom, Saturday night is FUN NIGHT, there is going to be a photo Safari, don’t forget to dress up for this and wear your safari attire.

    Sunday will be another day not to miss, Amy Feick (7:00-9:00am) will be taking us to a new place, creating images that are out of the norm, time to stretch your horizons. Following Amy’s program we have someone who is not a stranger to the GIA platform Sandra Pearce, she is gracing us with her knowledge using Photoshop for painting. Talking to Sandra she informed me that we will be using her techniques in our every day work flow. Can’t wait!

    Michael Oneill is sharing his wedding program on Monday, the morning will be a demonstration of posing and lighting. After lunch he will finish with workflow and sales. This guy is an awesome photographer.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

    Ken Martin
    2017 WPPA Forward Photography Expo Chair