. . . Because every picture has a story to tell.
Thank you for visiting. I think you will find my blog posts as varied as my photographic and personal interests--a few of which I hope also appeal you. - Tammy Russell-Rice CPP

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

IMAGING USA continued

Imaging USA will no doubt prove to be the photographic event of the year for professional image makers in 2009.

Over 7,500 photographers and vendors attended this year's event in Phoenix and yours truly was among them, along with my BFFs in photography pictured here (L to R: Molly Purvines of GA, Me, Syndy Resler of CA and Monica Frere of AZ), at the reception following Anne Geddes' address--notably the highlight of the convention.

The education and networking that occurs at Imaging USA has become my edge in today's aggressive business market. What's more, it allows me to better serve you, my clients, by keeping me on top of the latest developments--both as an artist and businesswoman--in this industry. And, let's not forget the shopping! The tradeshow featured over 600 booths--priceless!

The next time you are either visiting my gallery/office or studio, please be sure to ask me about my purchases, especially the new frames by Wild Sorbet.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

IMAGING USA, January 11-13

This year, the Professional Photographers of America will be holding its premier event--Imaging USA--in Phoenix and I'll be there! The Headliner this year is none other than Anne Geddes. While I do not photograph a lot of babies, I must admit, I do own one of her coffee table books. Needless to say, I hope to learn a thing or two from her presentation. After all, she is one of the most successful photographers of our time--female or male. Although, the entire slate of instructors at this convention comprises a who's who of the industry's best and brightest. Returning home inspired and armed with some new skills is guaranteed. I can't wait to check-in...