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PMA Progressive muscular atrophy 08 is the place for the most up-to-date products, information, education, and more in the imaging industry. The event, held Jan. 31- Feb. 2, at the Las Vegas Convention Center The Las Vegas Convention Center is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and is located in Clark County, Nevada. It is one of the largest Convention centers in the world. At the end of 2004, the center had 3. , Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. , Nev., is the 84th annual PMA Trade Show. Full details can be found at www.pmai.org/pma08.
Official Business Sessions
Official Business Sessions at PMA 08 will feature a panel of photo industry executives, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at Cambridge; coeducational; chartered 1861, opened 1865 in Boston, moved 1916. It has long been recognized as an outstanding technological institute and its Sloan School of Management has notable programs in business, (MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) associate director, and an NFL NFL
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Stuart Varney Stuart Varney is an economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. , of the FOX Business Network, will interview a panel of visionaries from the photo industry on Jan. 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., about the important issues facing the imaging industry today and in the future. Panelists include: Brad Kruchten, general manager, Retail Printing, and vice president of Eastman Kodak Co.; John Prendergast John Prendergast is an American human rights activist focused on bringing international attention to the genocide in Sudan and the atrocities of the Lord's Resistance Army in Northern Uganda. , vice president, Product and System Development for the Imaging Group at Fujifilm U.S.A. Inc.; David Murphy
From 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 1, the founding associate director of the internationally influential MIT Media Laboratory, Andrew Lippman, Ph.D., will speak about viral communication. Lippman has created research programs on entertainment, interactivity, networking, radio communications, personal computers, and graphics. As the creator and head of the Viral Communications program Software that manages the transmission of data between computers, typically via modem and the serial port. Such programs were very popular for connecting to BBSs before the Internet took off. and codirector of the MIT interdisciplinary Communications Futures program, Lippman will discuss how new developments will transform the communications industry communications industry, broadly defined, the business of conveying information. Although communication by means of symbols and gestures dates to the beginning of human history, the term generally refers to mass communications. and business in general.
Rounding out the Official Business Session Keynote speakers is Gale Sayers Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas), also known as "The Kansas Comet", was a professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears. He currently resides in Wakarusa, Indiana. , a member of the NFL Hall of Fame and former Chicago Bears
By now, you know about Jennifer, the Generation-X morn. But what if she doesn't live or work around your store? What about Generation-X men? Baby Boomers See generation X. ? Seniors? What and why do they buy? What do they expect from the stores they shop?
Glenn Omura, Ph.D., a PMA consultant and Michigan State University Michigan State University, at East Lansing; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1855. It opened in 1857 as Michigan Agricultural College, the first state agricultural college. professor, will share findings from the PMA research project targeting specific customer demographics beyond Jennifer.
Omura will be making two presentation on this new segmentation information, one at DIMA DIMA Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (Australia)
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DIMA Digital Imaging Marketing Association
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On Jan. 30 at 7:30 a.m., is "Jennifer and Friends: An Industry Update on Moving Forward with Target Market Segmentation Market Segmentation
A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will respond similarly to a marketing action. ," at DIMA 2008. In his DIMA presentation, Omura will profile the lifestyle and buying lifestyles of these other segments.
Omura will also speak on this topic during a PMA 08 Night School session on Jan. 31 at 6:00 p.m. Bring your WiFi-enabled laptop to the Night School session, and Omura will help you identify the market around your store and facilitate a creative exercise to develop a marketing strategy to attract your individual target market segment.
General Business Sessions
Each General Business Session, sponsored by the Association of Imaging Executives (AIE AIE Adventures in Education
AIE Associazione Italiana Editori (Italy)
AIE Arts in Education
AIE Associazione Italiana di Epidemiologia
AIE Applied Information Economics
AIE Australian Institute of Energy ), offers something for every type of attendee. The sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Jan. 31, and from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.
On Jan, 31, Phillip Moilanen, PMA legal counsel will discuss copyright concerns and answer questions about scanning services and potential liability in "Copyright in the Digital Age."
Catherine Logue of The Minilab Training Centre, will discuss the needs of different age groups in "Understanding and Working With Baby Boomers, Gen-X, and Gen-Y Staff" on Feb. 1.
The final General Business Session, "Key Issues Facing Specialty Retailers," will be held Feb. 2. Alex Goldfayn, The Technology Tailor, will speak about recent PMA Marketing Research, and discuss increasing revenue, decreasing costs, and increasing profits based on consumer demographics.
PMA 08 will offer various sessions, each with a different focus. For attendees interested in the retailing side of things, sessions are categorized as: Retail Imaging Hardware, Retail Imaging Services, Retail Portrait and Event Photography, Photo Book Creation, and Marketing and Promotions.
Sessions run from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Jan, 31, and 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.
The Retail Imaging Hardware track will offer, "Digital SLRs: The Total Picture," on Jan. 31., led by Mark Comon of Paul's Photo and Kevin Harayda of Dan's Camera City about making a profit beyond the DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) A digital still image camera that uses a single lens reflex (SLR) mechanism. Most professional cameras have always been single lens reflex cameras, although analog. sale,
On Feb. 1, "A Series of Fortunate Events" takes over the Retail Imaging Hardware track. A panel of speakers, including Chris Lydle of Chris' Camera Center, Gabrielle Mullinax of Fullerton Photographics Inc., and Richard Yagjian of W.B. Hunt Co. Inc., will discuss the best ways to entice customers into a store.
Bill McCurry of McCurry Associates speaks in the Retail Imaging Hardware session on Feb. 2, "Selling More for Less," about increasing cash flow and profits for retailers.
Retail Imaging Services sessions also offer topics such as "Life Beyond the 4-by-6 Print," led by Lydle and Wayne Welch, Oregon Photo and Digital, on Jan. 31; "Moving from Production to Promotion" will be led by Glynn Lavender of Camera Action Camera House, and Nicoletta Zongrane of Eastman Kodak Co. on Feb. 1.
On Feb. 2, the Retail Imaging Services session, "Making the Most of Your Kiosks" will be led by Phil Gresham of Fotofast digifoto, and Mike Woodland of Dan's Camera City. k is also offered in Spanish.
The Retail Portrait and Event Photography track offers "Roundtable Idea Sharing" on Jan. 31, moderated by Jeff Wilson There are a number of people named Jeff Wilson.
SPAA Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures
SPAA Sports Photographers Association of America
SPAA Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft
SPAA SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia Ltd Accreditation program on Feb. 2.
The Photo Book Creation track will feature "Options for in-House Printing and Outsourcing Photo Books," led by Daniel Kaye of Visan/RocketLife, John Lacagnina of ColorCentric Corp., and Brian Segnit, Xerox Corp., discussing the best methods for different retailers to print photo books.
On Feb. 1, the "Consumer-Friendly Photo Book Software" session covers the most user-friendly software options for photo book creation, led by Vahe Christianian, LifePics Inc., and Reiner Fageth, Ph.D., of CeWe Color AG & Co. OHG OHG Offene Handelsgesellschaft
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OHG One Hit Gamer (gaming) . The Feb. 2 session, "Photo Book Boutique Service," will teach attendees how to add more personal attention to the products they sell, with Ravid Butz, CAMEO Style.
The Marketing and Promotions track will help attendees learn about website design, Internet marketing See Internet advertising. , and public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most . Industry professional as Dirk Knemeyer Dirk Knemeyer is a leading figure in the field of experience design, having written numerous articles in industry publications on topics crossing the full spectrum of the field. He claims to have published more than 100 articles in total, and his contributions include content about of Involution involution /in·vo·lu·tion/ (in?vo-loo´shun)
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"Maximizing Your Use of the Internet," presented by Neal Polachek of The Kelsey Group on Feb. 1, will help attendees use viral marketing An online advertising approach that functions somewhat like word-of-mouth. The "viral" refers to how quickly it propagates, but its purpose is not to cause damage like a computer virus, but to make an offer available to the masses. to get the word out about their businesses.
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For those interested in fine-tuning their Adobe skills, PMA 08 offers Photoshop Tips and Tricks sessions, along with computer lab tutorials covering different topics.
On Jan 31, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Julieanne Kost, Adobe Systems Adobe Systems Incorporated (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: /əˈdoʊbiː/) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Inc., will speak at "The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking," covering the world of photography in Photoshop.
On the same day, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the "Creative Photographic Techniques with Photoshop and Lightroom" computer lab tutorial will take place. This tutorial will show attendees how to work with Adobe Photoshop See Photoshop. and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photography software program developed by Adobe Systems for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, designed to assist professional photographers in managing thousands of digital images and doing post production work. . Cost is $79 per member and $119 per non-member, or $49 per member and $89 per non-member with a DIMA or PSPA PSPA Past Service Pension Adjustment
PSPA Professional School Photographers Association
PSPA Political Science and Public Administration
PSPA Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
PSPA Pacific Seafood Processors Association badge. The class is taught by Michael Ninness, Adobe Systems Inc.
Photoshop enthusiasts will learn how to create "Flawless Skin!" in the tips and tricks session led by Katrin Eismann, School of Visual Arts The School of Visual Arts (SVA), is an art school in the New York City borough of Manhattan, and is one of the nation's leading independent colleges of art and design. It was established in 1947 by co-founders Silas H. , from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 1.
The computer lab tutorial that day, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., "Adobe Photoshop CS3 Masking and Compositing for Digital Illustration," is led by Ninness. Cost for the lab is the same as previously mentioned.
On Feb. 2, Kost will present "Work Smart," an hour of Adobe learning to properly adjust images and process digital camera files. Running from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., this session will teach attendees the do's and don'ts of filter and adjustment settings.
The Feb. 2 computer lab tutorial, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. will cover "Apple Aperture."
PMA Night Schools provide extra education in addition to the morning and afternoon sessions. Night School sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There are member and non-member fees for each session ranging from $49 per member up to $99 per non-member. "Market Quake 2020 - Part 1" on Jan. 31, features Thomas Winninger of Winninger Speaking. He will prepare attendees to target trends, implement strategies, get closer to shifting markets, and discover techno applications.
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Also on Jan. 31, is "Jennifer and Friends: Moving Forward with Target Market Segmentation" with Glenn Omura.
Night Schools continue on Feb. 1, with Winninger's "Market Quake 2020-Part 2." Also featured is "Getting It Right with the Click," with Ron Nichols of Ron Nichols Digital Solutions helping others understand digital exposure, white balance, and making image adjustments.
Also on Feb 1, "The Creative Digital Darkroom Using digital hardware to create pictures. With digital cameras, scanners and computer printers, darkroom operations are performed in the light of day. ," will provide a roadmap for working in the digital darkroom, with Eismann of School of Visual Arts presenting.
Partners and Colocations
New this year, PMA 08 will be colocating with the MemoryTrends Conference & Expo (MTCE Mtce Maintenance
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MTCE Metta Trust for Children's Education
MTCE Motorcycle Touring Club Europe
MTCe Multimatic Technical Centre Europe ) and WEVA's Wide World of Weddings & Events.
The MTCE, sponsored by the Professional Scrapbook A Macintosh disk file that holds frequently used text and graphics objects, such as a company letterhead. Contrast with "clipboard," which is reserved memory that holds data only for the current session. Retailers Organization (PSRO PSRO Professional Standards Review Organization. ), focuses on the scrapbooking industry and will be located on the second level of the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall. MTCE is owned by Golden, Colo.-based CK Media LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
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PMA 08 and the MemoryTrends event are still separate events, but feature a cross-over registration. Registrants for PMA 08 will have access to MTCE, and registrants for MTCE will have access to PMA 08.
The Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA WEVA World Equine Veterinary Association
WEVA World Electric Vehicle Association
WEVA Western Empire Volleyball Association
WEVA Wedding and Events Videography Association ) event is cosponsored by PMA and open to industry professionals. The event will be located at Harrah's Imperial Palace and the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, in conjunction with PMA 08.
WEVA attendees will take part in educational sessions held at Harrah's, and also be admitted to PMA 08 trade exhibits, Official Business Session Keynotes, and networking receptions. Attendees can only take part in the PMA 08 events with a full WEVA conference badge or full PMA Trade Show only badge.
Attendees will have ample opportunity to visit a diverse selection of exhibitors on the two trade show floor levels of PMA 08. As a group, the 25 largest exhibitors, with booths bigger than 40-by-40 feet, have increased 10 percent from last year. The 12 largest exhibitors will be Canon, HP, Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic, Kodak, General Imaging, Sony, Olympus, Samsung, Pentax, and Noritsu.
International pavilions and several translated PMA sessions will be available to accommodate guests from abroad. The international pavilions include German, China, Korea areas, and will collectively feature 28 suppliers and vendors from various continents. Companies such as Optik and Jobo AG will be present.
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Check on all the competition displays on the trade show floor and around the convention center.
The Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) holds its Digital Printer Shoot-Out, where digital printers, ink, media, and RIPs compete using a challenging target file. Expert judges evaluated entries for neutral color balance reproduction, saturation, shadow depth and quality, overall tonality tonality (tōnăl`ĭtē), in music, quality by which all tones of a composition are heard in relation to a central tone called the keynote or tonic. , hue shift, and more. Exhibitors and those exhibiting with another company were eligible to participate in the Shoot-Out. Winning entries will be announced Jan. 31. Winners will receive a plaque, as well as a sign to display in their booths on the trade show floor.
DIMA also hosts the Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out, where photo kiosks line up to compete for international acclaim. Experts and consumers evaluate ease of use, features and functions in four categories: Digital Order Station, Instant Print Kiosk, Software Only, and MultiFunction Photo Kiosk. Attendees can judge for themselves when they touch, feel, and make prints in the kiosk area of the trade show floor. Winners in each of the four categories will be announced Jan. 31. In addition, all winners will be listed on the PMA 08 website at www.pmai .org/winners.
For the 12th year, DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards will be presented to products or services utilizing new technologies or applications that make the products either distinct or the first of a kind. Winners, selected by industry press members, will be announced at Sneak Peek at 12:00 noon on Jan. 30.
DIMA also introduces a new event, the Photo Book Showcase. Entrants were asked to submit photo books to be evaluated in the following categories: Software, Covers and Paper, Binding, and Finished Books. Attendees may examine various aspects of photo book production including user interface, templates and binding options, and overall quality on the trade show floor.
The Sports Photographers Association of America (SPAA) also hosts a new event this year, the SPAA 2008 Photo Competition. The competition features five categories of entries: Individual Posed, Team Posed, Action-Indoor, Action-Outdoor, and Digital Image Enhancement See image editing. . Winners will be announced on Jan. 31 at the SPAA Luncheon. The winning photos will be displayed in the upper level lobby area near the SPAA meeting rooms.
The Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA PPFA Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (since 1916; New York City, NY, USA)
PPFA Professional Picture Framers Association
PPFA Page Printer Formatting Aid (IBM) ) will hold its annual International Framing Competition, with PRINT and OPEN categories for judging. Entries will be exhibited in the PPFA Framing Gallery near the second floor entrance to the trade show floor. Winners will be honored and Popular Choice winners will be announced at the PPFA Reception in the convention center on Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
The PIEA PIEA Photo Imaging Education Association
PIEA Politique Institutionnelle d'évaluation des Apprentissages (Quebec, Canada)
PIEA Petroleum Industry Electrical Association
PIEA Proprietary Information Exchange Agreement 2008 International Student-Teacher Photo Exhibition and Competition winners will be shown on the trade show floor at PMA 08 as well. The competition, sponsored by the Professional Imaging Education Association (PIEA), offered entrants more than $157,000 in prizes from 80 imaging sponsors.
PMA 08 Trade Show hours
* Thursday, Jan. 31 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
* Friday, Feb. 1 9:30, a.m.-5:30 p.m.
* Saturday, Feb, 2 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Honors and Elections
PMA will announce several awards prior to Official Business Sessions. The PMA 08 Hall of Fame recipient will be presented Jan. 31 at 9:00 a.m., before the Official Business Session Visionaries Panel.
On Feb. 1, the PMA Distinguished Service Award recipients will be presented at 8:00 a.m., prior to the Official Business Session keynote with Andrew Lippman.
Elections for Board of Directors and Territorial Vice President positions will be held on Feb. 2 at 8:00 a.m., before the Official Business Session featuring Gale Sayers.
Available for the second year in a row, PMA Smart Connect allows attendees to receive recommendations for sessions, exhibitors, and other PMA 08 attendees fitting specific areas of interest. Smart Connect is available online before, during, and after the show, as well as in specific kiosks around the trade show floor. Users con create a customized walking map complete with recommended contacts, if desired. The service also allows attendees to search for specific products, exhibitors and people for quick reference.
Women in Imaging Roundtable
The Women in Imaging Roundtable Breakfast will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the Renaissance Los Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev., on Thursday, Jan. 31. The roundtable will feature guest speaker Laurel Tielis, author of "The Girl's Guide to Getting on Top: Positioning Your Business through Media Placements." Tielis will discuss public relations issues, followed by roundtable discussions. Cost for this event is $35 per member and $40 per non-member.
PMA 08 attendee spouses will have no lack of entertainment during the show. PMA offers two spouse programs this year.
On Jan. 31, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., Lee Woodruff, a freelance writer and public relations executive, and co-author of "In an instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing," with her husband Bob Woodruff, win speak. The book, about their family's journey during Bob's injury in Iraq while anchoring a broadcast for ABC News, details the intense trauma, fear, and perseverance in the situation.
On Feb. 1, the "Hoover Dam Discovery Tour" provides a chance to see, learn, and appreciate what Hoover Dam is all about. A boxed lunch will be provided. Shuttle departs the Los Vegas Convention Center, South Hail, Main Entrance at 11:00 a.m., returning at 4:00 p.m.
PMA 08 offers a variety of chances for industry professionals to establish new connections through numerous receptions. Each reception is held at the Los Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, unless otherwise noted.
DIMA (DIMA registration is required.) Jan. 29 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. DIMA First-Timer and New Member Reception Jan. 29 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. DIMA Welcome Reception PSPA (PSPA registration is required. All events take place at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel.) Jan. 29 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. PSPA Early Bird Reception Jan. 30 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. PSPA Welcome Reception PIEA (PIEA registration is required. Event taking place at the Sahara Hotel & Casino.) Jan. 30 7:00 p.m. PIEA Reception and Dutch-Treat Dinner SPAA (SPAA registration is required.) Jan. 31 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. SPAA Welcome Reception Feb. 1 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. SPAA Reception NAPET (Located at the Renaissance Los Vegas Hotel.) Jan. 31 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. NAPET Reception PMA (Tickets included with full-badge registration.) Jan. 30 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. PMA Welcome Reception Jan. 31 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. PMA Get Acquainted Reception Feb. 1 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. PMA Presidents Reception Feb. 2 4:00 p.m. Kickoff Reception (Admission and two complimentary beverage tickets are included with full badge registration.) AIE (Complimentary for AIE members only. Located at the Renaissance Los Vegas Hotel,) Jan. 31 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. AIE Reception PPFA (PPFA registration is required.) Jan. 31 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. PPFA Face-to-Face Showcase Reception (Admission is $25 per member and $30 per non-member. No charge with PPFA Super Saver Package.) Feb. 1 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. PPFA 2008 International Framing Competition Reception (Admission is $10 per member and $15 per non-member. No charge with PPFA Super Saver Package.)
PIEA Evening with an Artist
Famed photographer Frans Lanting, best- known for his nature photography, will be the featured artist at the annual PIEA "Evening with an Artist," Jan. 31, at 7:00 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall. This event is sponsored by Epson.
Lanting is a frequent contributor to National Geographic, where he is a Photographer-in-Residence. He recently published "Life: A Journey Through Time," which is a book and multimedia production on the evolution of life on Earth. Copies of the book will be on sate following his presentation, and Lanting will be around to autograph copies. lien signed copies of the book will also be raffled off at the event.
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PMA hosts "The Ultimate Tailgate Party" as the Big Night event of PMA 08. The tailgate is the closing event of the show, and includes many sports games (even a large-screen projection football gaming area for "armchair quarterbacks"), a variety of tailgate-type foods, a D J, and the Oakland Raiderette cheerleaders Notable cheerleaders
The fee is $25 per member or $45 per non-member. Wristbands are available for purchase at the special events desk and during the Kickoff Reception The tailgate will be held in the End Zone on the second level of the trade show floor n the education area immediately following the Kickoff Reception at 4:00 p.m., and the $10,000 Grand Prize Drawing at 4:15 p.m.
Planning a Photo Tour
Mark Comon of Paul's Photo has been taking customers on photo tours for the past 20 years. Comon, who recently took a group to Africa, will be offering a mini bus tour around Los Vegas on the night of Jan. 31.
He will instruct attendees how to offer a photo tour; and for parties who are very interested, Comon will offer e full 2-day photo trip to Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park is a mostly arid United States National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern Inyo County and northern San Bernardino County in directly after PMA 08. Attendees must register prior to PMA 08. Fees are $100 per member and $119 per non-member. To learn more about Comon's photo tours, visit www.dimacast.com, or check out "African Adventure" in the November issue of PMA magazine,