THANK YOU to all who attended, participated and supported Connect 2014. Our 2015 dates: APRIL 26-MAY 1. Save the dates!



MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW: April 28 – May 3, 2013

Connect 2012 offers the opportunity for professional, emerging professional & serious advanced amateur photographers to study with legendary photographers, show your portfolios in our celebrated Portfolio Review Program, attend cutting-edge seminars / symposiums and enjoy evening projections by world famous image-makers. Check out the latest gear, network with the master photographers, industry insiders and your contemporaries at several great parties and enjoy the warm Palm Springs weather. Most importantly, we promise you won’t have more FUN at any other photo event. We are dedicated to providing a rich program intended to inspire, educate and instill or reignite passion for the art and commerce of photography. Come join the community!

PSPF Workshop Program

For complete program information, click on Our Programs above.



The RON HAVIV Photojournalism class will have access to the U.S. Marine Combat Center at 29 Palms! There are still two places left in this incredible workshop! If you’ve every wondered what it’s like to be a working photojournalist in conflict zones – here is your chance.


Interested in Sharing a Room? See our PSPF Attendee Facebook Group to communicate directly with possible room share candidates. Just request permission to join the group which will be granted within 12 hours and you will be able to communicate directly with other attendees.


“I have been to PSPF three times. I come for the fraternity as much as the workshops and portfolio reviews – and I leave each year so invigorated! THANK YOU” – John D.

“The only criticism I have is that no where on your website did it say how totally cool this event is!” – Jamie

“I just wanted to say thank you again for the kind and inclusive treatment last week in Palm Springs. Your event is 5 star, and I’m still vibrating with the energy. Can’t wait until next year.” - Carrie

“As always, I find the experience to be one of the most satisfying industry events I attend all year. You manage to pull in some really remarkable people, and offer a wonderful platform to exchange ideas, network, and really appreciate photography.” - Peter

“I just want to say how wonderful my experience was: The reviews, the symposiums, the slide presentations, the mingling and the all-around good feeling of the PSPF 2011! It felt like photography camp for grown-ups! I think you just used overall common sense to capture the essence of what a good photo gathering should be and just did it! Bravo on an excellent festival.” - Susan

“…it really was a life-altering week for me. ” - Cynthia

“This was my second year attending Palm Springs Photo Festival, and I am certain it will not be my last because I probably learn more in this week about photography and myself than in the course of the year.” – Tom


The 2012 Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review, which takes place twice a year (once in Palm Springs and once in New York City) is the nation’s largest review program for both Commercial & Fine Art photographers. Check out our list of reviewers! We promise you won’t find a more comprehensive faculty in any other program.

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Samy’s Camera, in their exclusive pop-up-store in our festival, will have Special Show Pricing on Xrite, Tenba, Induro, Profoto, Sandisk, Manfrotto, Sekonic, Pocket Wizard, etc., etc., and many more. In addition, NO-TAX on Canon gear!

⇒ HERE is how to navigate this site: At the top of the page, you’ll see “Our Programs.” – If you hover your curser over those words, you’ll see a pull-down list appear showing you the main aspects of our festival program. By moving your curser over “workshop” for example, a list of each workshop we offer will appear. By moving your curser over the workshop or sub-page you desire, and clicking, you’ll be taken to that page. If you hover your curser over “Information,” you’ll see a list of pages appear that contain travel and hotel information, sponsor and faculty information and much more.

Essentially, for one small fee of $80 per day ($30 on Friday, April 6), you have access to a great deal of our program including some free seminars, our sponsorship headquarters area, the Mid-Day Lectures, our daily Symposium, our networking events and Evening Presentations. More information is available just below this paragraph. For an additional fee, you may add a workshop, certain seminars and portfolio reviews of your work to your schedule at the festival. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our program by navigating through these pages first:

Don’t miss your opportunity to CONNECT!


Included in your Daily Registration Fee of $80 (required Monday, April 2 – Thursday, April 5, $30 for Friday, April 6):

Access to the Open Portfolio Review and Opening Reception, Sunday, April 1

Admittance to all Sponsored Seminars during the week of the festival

Our important daily Symposium

The Evening Presentations at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Our two Networking Event Parties

Unlimited access to our Sponsor Headquarters at the Hyatt

We offer an open-bar and wine tastings at our parties as well as at our Opening Reception.

Following are prices for our Optional Events:

Daily Registration
April 2 – April 5 $80 per day
Friday, April 6 $30
Workshops (1 day) $300 – $375
Workshops (2 day) $600 – $750 (inclusive of all model fees and transportation fees if applicable).
Workshops (4-day) $925 – $1250 (inclusive of all model fees and transportation fees if applicable).
Paid Seminars $95
Portfolio Reviews $250 for 5 reviews. 10% discount for 10 or more reviews.
Open Portfolio Review $47.50 with Portfolio Reviews, $95 without to participate. Free to visit for registered attendees.
Festival Dinner $45 (Tuesday evening, April 3, 7:00 -8:30pm) Price includes Beer & Wine

Open Portfolio Review / Opening Reception
Admission to the Open Portfolio Review is open to Faculty, Attendees, Sponsors & the General Public
Admission to the Opening Reception is limited to Festival Registrants Only

Read our Director’s OVERVIEW of Connect 2012.

If you need assistance in paying for your registration and would like to arrange to pay in two installments instead of one, please contact us at 1-800 928-8314.

Daily Registration fee does not include Workshops, certain Seminars or Portfolio Reviews.
Additional Blocks of 5 Portfolio Reviews may be purchased separately.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, April 1st in order to enjoy our Open Portfolio Review and Opening Reception. There is no daily registration fee for Sunday, April 1.

The Palm Springs Photo Festival has organized a limited block of special hotel suites at only $129 per night at our Attendee Headquarters hotel, the HYATT REGENCY SUITES PALM SPRINGS.
For Further Information, Please Call 1.800.760-322-9000 or for complete information or click Hyatt PSPF Reservation.

Also for those interested, check our PSPF Facebook page to arrange to share hotel rooms in Palm Springs!

CONNECT 2012: Will YOU Be There?

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