Who we are

Since 1994, SPI members have enjoyed the benefits of educational programs, networking and membership in a trade association. 

The quality programming  continues today. Discover programs on marketing, sales, shooting and production. These programs include many genre of photography including sports, weddings, and other portrait categories. 

In what areas can our programs help bolster your business? Find out by taking the self assessment questionnaire on our conference page. 

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The "Surf's Up" at the 2018 SPI Conference

Come and see why 96% of our attendees give us an excellent rating!

Get away and relax on Indian Rocks Beach, Florida while networking one on one with your peers who have varied and unique experiences. In this intimate setting, ask and receive answers to your specific questions from our sponsors and instructors. 

Return home with the ideas & skills that will help you get “the job done” with greater efficiency and quality. 

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Join us & receive a $140 Jill E Bag!

Register for the conference and receive The SPI Photography Resource Box.

The SPI Photography Resource Box contains:

  • Sponsor discounts & specials

  • Tutorials

  • Graphic resources

  • More goodies!

Stay in touch and get details when the box is released. Click the link below and join our email list. 

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Conference Instructors 2018

Instructors for 2018 will continue to be added.

Melanie Anderson

Photographer & Instructor

Dave Cross

Certified Adobe Instructor

Jeff Gump

Youth Sports Photographer & Trainer

Rick Ferro

SPI Wedding Director & Disney Photographer

Judy Host

SPI Director of Portrait Art & Design

Will we see you on the beach?

Check out our new venue! Just minutes from Tampa and St Petersburg. Choose from a number of suites with ocean and marina views. Holiday Inn & Suites Harbourside   401 Second St East  Indian Rocks Beach, Fl 33785

Drive in or sail in!

Large, comfortable suites...

Vacation time is here. Enjoy three full days of fun, shooting classes, and network, network, network.
Day 1
04 Jan 2018
Day 2
05 Jan 2018
Day 3
06 Jan 2018

Florida Schedule 2018

Day 1 Thursday January 4th 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Workshops

Florida Schedule Day 2

Day 2 Friday January 5th 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM Shooting, talks and open house.

Florida Schedule Day 3

Day 3 Saturday January 6th 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

We'll see you on the beach!

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