Get Recharged in the Mountains with TNPPA!

Our Speaker Lineup for Photo X-treme 2017 is announced!

Click on the speaker photos to see their website and amazing work!

With these TOP Industry Speakers-there is over $5,000 of photographic education and door prizes waiting for YOU at TNPPA's Photo X-treme events throughout the year!

This Photographic Workshop will be one of the BEST educational events in the Southeast this year!  If you are serious about photography and want to improve your skill set, learn new techniques or improve you sales and bottom line, then this is a MUST for you to attend! From beginner to seasoned pros, we have what you need to SUCCEED!

TNPPA again will offer a STELLAR "hands-on" workshop, FUN, and networking opportunities.  Plus, bring the family and join us for a mini vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains!  It's the BEST of both worlds!  

Click on each speaker to be linked to their website so that you can learn more about their style and talent.  You will be amazed of their skill set and will benefit from their tips and tricks they will be sharing in their programs at the workshop! Program descriptions will be added soon and speaker spotlights and program details will be posted on our Facebook Page, so check back regularly for updates.



2 pm-Registration Desk opens, collage comp.

3 pm-Hotel Check in

4-6:00 pm-Tony Sweet-Visual Artistry Creativity Seminar

   Part 1-Composition-Creating Visual Patterns

6:30 pm-Member BBQ Welcome Party

7:30 pm-Auction-Members, bring your unused props and gear and sell it to make some CASH! Bid on some awseome vendor items too and get BIG SAVINGS!


8:00 am-12:30 pm-Tony Sweet-Part 2-Creative In-camera Effects/Field Location Shoot (location to be announced)

1:00-2:30 pm Lunch and Free Time! (on your own-see Meal Host for group lunch outing)

1:00 pm-Nominating Committee Meeting/Past President's Meeting

2:30-4:30 pm-Skip Jackson-Lighting Techniques

4:30-? Free Time to explore Townsend, Gatlingburg or Pigeon Forge shopping, eat out on the town or see a show!

5:00-6:00-Collage Judging (Closed Session) Winners will be announced on Sunday

7:00 pm-Leave for Sunset Shoot with Eddie Foley-Clingman's Dome/weather permitting.  We will car pool, so please sign up at the registration table on Fri. if you can help with our caravan!


6:30 am-Sunrise Sunday on the Mountain with Tyson Smith (Foothills Parkway) Meet in front of the Convention Center to car pool

8:00 am-Devotional and fellowship led by TNPPA's Wade Tipton

9:00 am-11:30 am-Gena Tussey-Creative Pet Portraiture-On Location-Shoot/Tremont Lodge

12:30-2:00 pm-Lunch (on your own) See Meal Host for group lunch outing

2:00-4:00 pm-Alisa Whitley-Digital Painting-Pets and People

That's a Wrap! Safe travels and make sure you mark your calendar for our Photo X-Treme Fall Convention in BIG ORANGE COUNTRY Sept. 15th-18th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Knoxville, TN!


We will again offer a PPA MERIT CLASS with Tony Sweet, a photographic Auction where you can buy gift certificates for some deeply discounted NEW vendor items like albums or canvas wraps or you can sell your old gear or props you don't use an longer and make some cash yourself!  We will also offer the CPP exam and host a FUN BBQ dinner and social for all members!  And, we will have some stellar SWAG worth hundreds of dollars in door prizes! Just another benefit of being a Photo X-treme attendee and a TNPPA Member!

This event is for not only for TNPPA members, but ANYONE who would like to attend, so bring a friend!  Day rates are available now at a discounted price for only $79 a day for a limited time until March 31st.  Then, after March 31st, prices go back up to the regular $99 a day for non-members price. 

Or, if you want to save BIG, get an ALL ACCESS VIP PASS! New Active Photographer Passes are $225, Aspiring Passes are $175 and Student Passes are only $125.  This VIP Pass, allows you to attend the workshop and get our Fall Convention as a BONUS, which is over 25 hours of education and will be Sept. 15th-18th in BIG ORANGE COUNTRY in Knoxville, TN-the home of the Tennessee Volunteers.

Speakers will be Alison Carlino-Texas School and Imaging speaker, RC Concepcion-International, Kelby Training host and Imaging speaker, and Jeffrey Shaw (Creative Warriors creator) will share an inspiring program straight from Imaging USA, just to name a few!  


If you missed the Photo X-treme Spring Workshop last year, you will want to make sure you attend this year!  The Board of Directors have worked extremely hard to bring you some of the very BEST in photographic education for you, at an incredible and affordable price, so make plans to attend TODAY!  This workshop will be "SWEET"!

Click on the speaker's photos for their website link and samples of their ART and talent!  More details on their programs and schedule coming soon!