Join us March 4-6th, 2023 at historic Livingston Depot in downtown Livingston, Montana.  

We will have 3 days full of print competition, education and fun!  

We look forward to seeing all of you there!


M. Photog., Cr.Photog., CPP 

Corey McDonald, M.Photog., M.Artist., CPP, is a photographic artist from the backwoods of lower Alabama, in the small town of Monroeville, the backdrop of To Kill a Mockingbird. Corey has worked as a professional photographer since 2014. In the past few years, he’s enjoyed many new titles. He has collected tremendous honors from the Senior and Youth National Conference, including Best of Show, multiple First Place trophies, and the coveted 2021 and 2022 Photographer of the Year. Corey’s studio specializes in High School Seniors, Families, and Children.

Corey will be teaching 2 amazing classes at convention!

"Seniors Epic and High Impact Portraits" with a live demonstration

"Competition Image Storytelling"

Chris Wooley

M. Photog., Cr.Photog., CPP 

Chris Wooley is a photographer and educator with a retail portrait studio in Spokane, Washington where he specializes in Vintage Inspired Portraits and Commercial Business Portraits.

He holds the Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman degrees and Certified Professional Photographer status from the Professional Photographers of America, where he also serves as a counselor, advocating for photographer rights. He is a past-President of the Professional Photographers of Washington.

Chris has won numerous print awards, including multiple Fuji Masterpieces, ACI’s Image Excellence, and various state “best of” awards. He is a recipient of the prestigious “PPA National Award” for his contributions towards the photographic industry. Chris helps photographers learn and hone their craft by presenting at workshops, conferences, and meet-ups across the US.

Chris will be teaching 2 amazing classes at convention!

Lisa Asp

M. Photog., M. Artist, Cr., CPP, APAI

Lisa Asp has been a professional photographer for 25+ years.  She began photographing pets after adopting her first dog in 2001, a retired racing greyhound named Jersey.  Her niche of animal photography has expanded into a love of wildlife and the outdoors.  She gets away to spend time photographing outside whenever possible, which re-energizes her and re-ignites her passion for photography.  Lisa has won numerous awards for her work including five Kodak Gallery awards, Fuji Masterpiece, Lexjet, PPA District First Place, IPC GIA First Place and GIA Second Place, two-time Diamond Photographer of the Year, and more.  Receiving PPA “Photographer of the Year” status the last 12 years straight, Lisa has been named one of PPA's "Elite Plus" members. She enjoys volunteering her time with several pet rescues photographing their adoptable animals, fostering and assisting in their fundraisers and food drives. She is a past president of the Twin Cities Professional Photography Association, Founder and Director of the Animal Image Makers Conference, a PPA Councilor and PPA-Aproved Juror.

"Combining your Passions: Travel and Wildlife Photography"

We tend to take the landscapes around us for granted, but sometimes those places we overlook can offer some of the best opportunities for photography. Yet, other times traveling elsewhere gives us the renewed energy and motivation we need in order to find the hidden gems in our own backyard. Come be inspired though beautiful imagery, find how to look differently at your subject, and push yourself beyond the rule of thirds.  Learn how to create more impact in your landscape and wildlife images. Lisa will discuss her individual viewpoint on post processing, will talk about locations near and far, and give you pointers for how to plan for a photography adventure of your own.


Reservations can be made by calling the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Livingston Yellowstone.

 A block of rooms has been saved under Montana Professional Photographers Association for a rate of $114 per/night plus taxes.  

Rooms must be booked by January 19th, 2023 to receive this discounted rate.

Other hotel accomodations are available.  

The historic Murray Hotel is located directly across the street from the Livingston Depot and other hotels are located nearby. 


1629 W Park St, Livingston, MT 59047

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