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Great Lakes PhotoMax 2023

  • 04 Mar 2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • 05 Mar 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Somerset Inn, 2601 West Big Beaver Road, ​Troy, MI 48084


  • Get this if you will NOT be attending PhotoMax workshops but want to join the banquet dinner before the Awards Ceremony. Includes multi-course plated dinner. Cash bar will be available. We encourage you to stay for the Ceremony to celebrate excellence in imagery. (Does NOT include conference gift bag/shirt)
  • Join PPofMI and save $50, plus discounts on Annual Image Competition registration. DOES NOT include banquet ticket, this is an add on during 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.
  • Must have private code to register.
  • Must prove student status to qualify


Great Lakes PhotoMax  |  March 4-5, 2023  | Troy, Michigan

MORE Education. More FUN. More leveling up.

** NEW PreCon Workshop - March 3rd**

Fashion Posing and Lighting with Seniors - David Beckham (separate registration)

Take a deep dive into different lighting scenarios and seamless blend with posing techniques. Up your posing and lighting skills with this full day workshop. Register at the PreCon Event Page


From First Contact Thru Sales with David Beckham 
Photographing People of Various Skin Tones and Color with George P. Joell, III
Photo Restoration with Karen Walker
Mediocre to Marvelous with Fuzzy Duenkel

Banquet and Awards Ceremony - March 4th

Enjoy a multi-course meal and classy cocktails with members and their partners at this black tie optional event. A beautiful evening celebrating excellence in imagery. 

When registering, please add YOUR banquet  dinner ticket AND any guest you may have. Banquet tickets are not included in the Convention registration fee.

Annual Image Competition 
**February 11**

This year Image Competition will be held online on February 11. The awards will be compiled and presented at the Banquet March 4th. More information will be coming soon and deadlines announced. Watch parties will be spread throughout the state. Consider hosting and creating your own Club 79 experience. 


Lodging is available at the Somerset Inn. 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 $149 (Executive Wing). Go directly to somersetinn.com when checking rates add Group Code "594" or call 248-643-7800 for booking assistance.


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