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Great Lakes PhotoMax 2022

  • 04 Mar 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 06 Mar 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Somerset Inn, 2601 West Big Beaver Road, ​Troy, MI 48084


  • Join PPofMI and save $50, plus discounts on Image Competition registration.
  • Members of PPA, MAPP, TMPPA, or DPPA - Proof of membership required
  • PPM Members only. All Levels. INCLUDES PPA MERITS.
    DOES NOT INCLUDE BANQUET (this is an add on during the registration process). Register BEFORE February 11th to receive gift bag.
  • Retired Members only. Includes attendance to presentations.
    DOES NOT INCLUDE BANQUET (this is an add on during the registration process).
    Register BEFORE February 11th to receive gift bag.
  • Get this if you will NOT be attending PhotoMax workshops but want to join the banquet before the Awards Ceremony. Includes multicourse plated dinner and one drink ticket. Cash bar will be available. We encourage you to stay for the Ceremony (free) to celebrate excellence in imagery. (Does NOT include conference gift bag/shirt)
  • Must have private code to register.
  • Must prove student status to qualify

Registration is closed

PhotoMax 2022 in person

PhotoMax Schedule of Events

Visit detailed event page for PhotoMax 2022

(click the links to learn more about each speaker or event)


9:00AM - approx. 5PM Image Competition Judging, hosted by printcompetition.com

7:00PM - 8:30 Early Bird Class: "Boudoir for Every Body" with Amanda Scott

9:00PM Hospitality Suite Open


10:00AM - 11:30 "The Power of a Passion Project" with Monica Sigmon*
* Virtual attendee tickets available for this class

11:30AM - 1:00PM "Lighting with Grace and Ease" with Michael Taylor 

1:00PM - 2:30  Lunch 

2:30PM - 3:30 Visit Vendors

3:30PM - 5:00 "Maternity Portraiture" with Cindy Behnke

*NEW* Banquet and Awards Ceremony

When registering, please add YOUR banquet  dinner ticket AND any guest you may have.

6:00PM - 7:00 Cocktail Hour - Red Carpet Theme

6:30PM - 8:00 Banquet Dinner - Black Tie Optional (this is an ADD-ON to your PhotoMax registration. Banquet ticket includes multicourse plated dinner and one adult beverage. Cash bar available.)

8:00PM - 9:00 Awards Ceremony - No ticket required (simulcast on Facebook Live)

10:00PM (approx.) Hospitality Suite Open


9:00AM - 9:30 Visit Vendors

9:30AM - 11:00 "Taking the Fear Out of Group Photography" with Bert Behnke

11:00AM - 11:30 PPofMI General Membership Meeting (simulcast on Facebook Live)

11:30AM - 1:00 Lunch

1:00PM - 2:30 "Doing What You Love To Create An Artful Business" with Sue Brown

 2:30PM - 4:00 "Lightroom Editing, A Deep-Dive Masterclass" with Ron Conigliaro*

* Virtual attendee tickets available for this class


Book your room at Somerset Inn by February 10 and note that you are with the "Professional Photographers of Michigan Group" to get a special rate of $119 (Tower Rooms) and $145 (Executive Wing). somersetinn.com use group code “262” or call (866)936-8344

There is plenty to do and eat nearby, but for the interest of ease the PPof MI Board has visited the hotel restaurant and reviews are raving. Very high quality, great service and good price. 


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