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Posted by Jana Ferreira
Updated: March 28, 2024

Top Photography Events & Workshops In 2024

Have you started planning your calendar for the year? We've got you covered with a curated list of the top photography events & workshops in 2024 that you absolutely cannot afford to miss.

Justin Benson speaking at photography conference in 2023

We'll keep this list updated, so bookmark this page and stay in the loop for the latest in the world of photography.

Before we dive into the details, here’s a snapshot of the events and workshops we recommend attending:

  1. The Aftershoot Retreat | May 21 - 23
  2. London Photo Video Convention & Trade Show | January 17 - 20
  3. Sugar & Kids | January 17 - 19
  4. Conquer Live | January 26 - 28
  5. Imaging USA | January 28 - 30 (Pre-Convention Workshops: January 25 - 27)
  6. Rotterdam Photo | February 1 - 4
  7. Doc Day | February 20
  8. Sync 2024 | February 22 - 25
  9. Lens & Light Photography Workshop | February 26 - 29
  10. Xposure International Photography & Film Festival 2024 | February 28 - March 5
  11. PHOTO 2024: International Festival of Photography | March 1 - 24
  12. WPPI 2024 | March 3 - 7
  13. Photo Forum Fest | March 13 - 15
  14. ANFM Convention | March 13 - 16
  15. The Photography & Video Show | March 16 - 19
  16. Thrive 2024 by Photography Farm | March 21 - 22
  17. The Hybrid Collective | March 24 - 28
  18. Shutterfest | April 2 - 5
  19. The Other Side Workshop | April 10 - 12
  20. The Graceful Gathering | April 15 - 18
  21. By the Lake Workshop | April 16 - 18
  22. Evolve Workshops | April 21 - 23
  23. The Reset Conference | April 29 - May 1
  24. Photo Creators Conference | May 6 - 9
  25. Click Live | June 23 - 25
  26. SPOA's 2024 International Conference on School Photography & Yearbooks | July 8 - 12
  27. ClickCon | July 30 - August 2
  28. Expo Photo Master Class | October 13 - 17
  29. La Retraite | October 14 - 18

Why Attend Photography Events and Workshops?

In a fast-evolving industry like photography, staying updated with the latest trends and techniques is a must. What better way to do so than learning from the best in the biz?

Imagine being in a room filled with photographers who have not only mastered their craft but are also eager to share their insights. It's a melting pot of creativity and expertise!

These photography events don’t just offer a chance to learn and expand your skillset but also grant you access to a solid community for networking. Attending these events can open doors to collaborations, partnerships, and friendships that can last a lifetime.

Aftershoot team members at NineDots 2023
Aftershoot’s Justin Benson, Camila Sanchez Checa, Denisa Zamfir & Dima Dimov at NineDots 2023

So, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your photographic journey, attending events and workshops is a holistic investment in your growth.

Top Photography Events & Workshops in 2024

The Aftershoot Retreat

aftershoot retreat peru

Come be a part of the first ever Aftershoot Retreat. It’s a 3-day photography extravaganza in the heart of the Sacred Valley in Cusco, Peru from 21 to 23 May, 2024.

There’s a bunch of exciting workshops and talks, networking opportunities, photo walks, and after parties that the attendees can look forward to. 

Get ready to meet industry best photographers like Sam Hurd, Víctor Lax, Sophia Barret, Serafín Castillo, Maydeline Inés, and Justin Benson. Participate in workshops, talks, and go for hands-on photography sessions with them.

Get 38% off on your tickets with the 'Aftershoot Special Anniversary Sale'. But it may not last too long. Click here to purchase your ticket.

London Photo Video Convention & Trade Show

Photography events in 2024

Get ready to kick off the year with the London Photo Video Convention & Trade Show. Whether you're into video or photography, this event promises a diverse range of insights and innovations.

The convention starts on January 17th, with the trade show commencing on January 18th. Aftershoot will be there too, so look out for us!

The three-day trade show brings together prominent figures in the photographic industry, ready to showcase cutting-edge technology and design.

Register now and take part in an abundance of educational opportunities with dynamic programs aimed at enhancing your photography skills.

Sugar & Kids

Photography event

Sugar & Kids is a Spanish children’s photography festival with workshops happening on January 16th, the festival kicking off on the 17th, and a final gala dinner happening on the 19th. 

If you’re a children’s or newborn photographer, this is one of the must-attend photography events for you. Learn from industry leaders, rub shoulders with inspiring photographers, and enjoy the festival of a lifetime in gorgeous Valencia. 

Aftershoot is attending, so we hope to see you there! Buy your tickets here.

Conquer Live

Photography workshops

Ready to conquer your photography game? Join this workshop in Rosemary Beach, Florida for a deep dive into techniques and tips from industry experts. 

Conquer Live offers an exclusive opportunity for personalized guidance with a remarkable 2-1 attendee-to-educator ratio. 

This community-driven experience provides more than just a swag bag – it creates a brand-new support system. 

With 10 main talks, 2 breakout sessions, educator panels, meals, lodging with the Conquer Live crew, dedicated implementation time, and barrier-breaking photography events, this all-inclusive package is a steal at $2,100. 

Brand Photo & Video Content Creator (and Aftershoot Ambassador) Kelli White is hosting one of the breakout talks about creating video content that converts. 

Book your ticket to secure your spot.

Imaging USA

Top photography events & workshops in 2024

Imaging USA is not just an event; it's an experience. Energize your year at the ultimate photography conference in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Join over 10,000 photographers for three days of everything photography – education, inspiration, and celebrations. Pre-convention workshops are also happening from January 25 to 27.

With 130+ exhibitors (including Aftershoot, woop!), it's the premier photography event to ignite creativity, enhance skills, and grow your business. 

Uber-talented photographers and Aftershoot Ambassadors such as Will Cadena, Vanessa Joy, and Dan McClanahan will be among the 80+ speakers at the event, bringing their unique perspectives and skill sets to the table.

Register now for the largest annual gathering of photographers, where you'll find the tools and inspiration to run a profitable business.

Rotterdam Photo

Photography event in Netherlands

Explore the artistic realm of photography at Rotterdam Photo, an annual fair with a festival twist. 

Integrated into Rotterdam Art Week, the event attracts 10,000 visitors, including art enthusiasts and global professionals. 

Aligned with the 'Imagine' theme, the fair provides a platform for diverse contemporary photography, offering affordable exhibition spaces directly to independent photographers. 

Inspired by Rotterdam's port history, exhibitions take place in repurposed shipping containers, breaking away from the conventional 'white cube.' 

Beyond exhibits, Rotterdam Photo features talks, workshops, and a citywide fringe program. Dive into a vibrant atmosphere with street vendors, cafes, and restaurants, celebrating photography's creative spirit.

Doc Day

Doc Day photography event in Dublin

Doc Day, the 'For the Love of Photography' Documentary Wedding Photography Conference, arrives in Dublin, Ireland, on February 20th. 

Hosted by the talented Kevin and Annie Kheffache, it's a must for photographers aiming to elevate their documentary wedding photography. Unlike traditional conferences, Doc Day focuses on capturing real, unposed moments, turning chaos into art. 

International speakers with diverse styles will guide you in crafting distinctive, authentic images, and Aftershoot’s own Justin Benson will speak about the marvels of AI at Doc Day. 

Join us to be inspired, refine your skills, and kickstart the 2024 wedding season with a bang! Get your tickets here.

P.S. If Feb 20th is too hot on your heels, check out the Doc Shop happening on April 9th.

Sync 2024

Photography workshop and event

Sync 2024 (High School Senior and Youth Sports National Photography Conference) is taking place in Orlando, Florida and it’s the place to be if you're looking for an immersive experience in the heart of photography innovation. 

Explore a dynamic schedule, featuring main-stage programs and small-group sessions covering marketing, social media, photography techniques, and more.

One of our talented friends in photography, Aftershoot Ambassador Jay Boatwright, will be speaking at Sync, so be sure not to miss it. 

Register now with the promo code OFFER3923 for early savings.

Lens & Light Photography Summit

Photography event in 2024

Immerse yourself in the Lens & Light Photography Summit, a unique educational and networking experience catering to wedding, commercial, portraiture, and creative photographers. 

With a dedicated track for creative photography, the Summit encourages exploration, skill-building, and inspiration. It’s also the largest conference of its kind in New England!

Book your ticket and engage in community-building activities, supper clubs, and small group mentoring with industry-leading speakers, including Aftershoot Ambassadors Esteban Gil and Mandy Wright

Hosted by passionate Connecticut-based photographers, Chris and Jen, the Lens & Light Summit promises an unparalleled opportunity to expand horizons and elevate both art and business.

Don’t forget to look out for the Aftershoot team – we’ll be there!

Xposure International Photography & Film Festival 2024

Photography event in UAE

Xposure is your ticket to an international showcase of visual storytelling. It offers a plethora of opportunities to hone your skills, connect with renowned photographers, and find inspiration. 

Attend talks, competitions, portfolio reviews, and workshops at the captivating trade show featuring the latest gear and trends. 

Explore exhibitions from acclaimed international photographers and galleries, visit the Auditorium for free talks and live stage photography events, and join workshops for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. 

Xposure is the ultimate platform for photographers, providing insights, networking, and the latest in photography and imaging trends. 

Register today.

PHOTO 2024: International Festival of Photography

Photography event in Australia

Experience a month-long celebration of photography in Melbourne and Victoria with the International Festival of Photography.

Photo Australia is a beacon of diverse, progressive dialogue, aiming to decipher our world through the lens of photography. 

PHOTO 2024 unfolds an art trail, offering 100 free exhibitions and outdoor installations. Immerse yourself in the vision of over 150 photographers and artists, both Australian and global.

WPPI 2024

Top photography events & workshops in 2024

It’s more than an event – it’s a party! Join the “spring break for photographers” at WPPI in Las Vegas.

For five exhilarating days, portrait and wedding photographers converge to ignite inspiration, evolve aesthetics, and uncover strategies for business growth. 

Be enthralled by industry icons (who just happen to be Aftershoot Ambassadors too) like Alain Martinez, Esteban Gil, Jasmin Jade, Mandy Wright, Sondra Miltenberger, Sophia Barrett, Vanessa Joy, Will Cadena, and many more. 

Forge friendships and create lasting memories as you explore top photo brands, seize exclusive deals, and immerse yourself in immersive education – from formal sessions to hands-on learning. 

Network with fellow photographers and industry experts, unlocking epic parties, themed evenings, happy hours, and after-hours celebrations. Look out for the Aftershoot team on the dance floor!

WPPI is your ticket to a dynamic community where fun intertwines with invaluable professional growth. 

Register here.

Photo Forum Fest

Photography event in Spain

Experience the grandeur of Photo Forum Fest, now the largest photography congress in Europe and second worldwide, pioneering innovative experiences since 2010. 

Supported by major brands (Aftershoot included), it transforms training into unforgettable moments. As the annual meeting no professional wants to miss, Photo Forum Fest offers a diverse range of experiences for photographers and videographers, both amateur and professional. 

Featuring specialized congresses, keynotes, a commercial area for hands-on product experiences, networking opportunities, inspiring exhibitions, masterclasses, and lively debates – it's an unmissable photography event. 

Get your tickets early. The best part – Aftershoot will be there! Come and say hi.

ANFM Convention

ANFM Photography Conference 2024

Book your ticket to Italy for the ANFM Convention and enjoy four days packed with photography's leading figures. 

With a focus on sharing, training, awards, exhibitors, and gala dinners, it’s an unmissable photography conference. 

Experience morning sessions with renowned photographers at the CineTeatro, sharing their global journey, and delve deeper with masterclasses at Palazzo Malvinni Malvezzi, offering a range of technical and inspirational topics. 

Don't miss this opportunity for growth, collaboration, and inspiration in the modern photography landscape!

Register today.

The Photography & Video Show

Photography workshop in England

Embark on your creative journey at The Photography & Video Show, returning to The NEC, Birmingham in March 2024. 

This is one of those photography events that champion innovation. With over 350 seminars and live demos across six stages, led by industry legends, learn new techniques and perspectives on image creation. 

We’ll be there too! Visit us at Stand L190 to meet members of our magical unicorn squad in person.

Explore kits and accessories from 250+ brands and engage with masters of photography, film, and content creation in genres like wedding, maternity, wildlife, and nature. 

From live displays to interactive sets, experience the vibrant Shoot to Inspire area. Dive into creativity at the Creator Stage and Playground, while the Photo Studio Stage and Moving Image Theatre offer in-depth insights into composition, lighting, storytelling, and filmmaking techniques. 

Don't miss this all-encompassing event for photography enthusiasts and professionals alike. 

Buy your tickets here.

Thrive 2024 by Photography Farm

Photography event 2024

Thrive 2024 is a wedding photography conference where you can immerse yourself in the insights of six phenomenal mentors, bridging inspiration and motivation. 

Day one unveils presentations and a panel session. Day two delves into small group sessions, where you'll work closely with mentors, experiencing hands-on learning. 

Enjoy yummy meals, cool London vibes, and Scottish countryside elopements. Nail your wedding photography and business skills with Thrive's unique format. 

Join us – yes, Aftershoot will be there doing our thang – and don't miss the killer goody bags!

Get your tickets here.

The Hybrid Collective

Photography event in Texas

Join The Hybrid Collective in Dripping Springs, Texas for immersive instruction crafted for digital, film, and hybrid photographers. 

General sessions are on from March 25 to 27 March, and master classes and shoots are happening from March 24 to 28.

Born out of frustration with trade shows lacking focus on film photography, The Hybrid Conference aims to unite photographers, emphasizing cooperation over competition. It brings together a community of like-minded individuals dedicated to learning and growing in unison. 

We’re especially excited about one of our Aftershoot Ambassadors, Mexican wedding photographer Fer Juaristi, speaking and hosting a master class at this photography event. 

Register now to secure your spot.


Shutterfest photography event

Head to the heart of Missouri, St. Louis, and embark on a personalized photography journey at ShutterFest, where you shape the experience to fit your needs. 

Whether diving into hands-on classes, refining business strategies, or planning creative shoots, the possibilities are endless. With 60+ photography educators, you can master new techniques – from lighting to boudoir – and explore diverse photography genres. 

Some of the best photographers in the industry will be speaking at ShutterFest, including Alain Martinez, Esteban Gil, Andre Brown, Gary Evans, Mandy Wright, Pam Fields, Ric Lewis, and Vanessa Joy. We’re proud to call these talented folk Aftershoot Ambassadors and we’re excited to join them at ShutterFest this year!

ShutterFest goes beyond traditional conferences; it's one of the most hands-on, interactive photography events where creativity flourishes. 

Shoot. Learn. Party. Get your tickets today.

The Other Side Workshop

The Other Side photography workshop in Italy

Step into another world at The Other Side Workshop, hosted by Aftershoot Ambassadors and renowned photographers, Federica Ariemma and Matteo Lomonte

This isn't one of those typical photography workshops. It’s three days of immersive experiences, living and breathing photography in a magical, distraction-free environment. 

The speakers will cover topics beyond photography, including marketing, sales, personal branding, and more. 

Escape to Masseria Villa Cenci in Puglia for a transformative experience that transcends photography training—it's a collective journey into a new realm.

Reach out to secure your spot.

The Graceful Gathering

Photography workshop in USA

The Graceful Gathering lives up to its name as an intimate, intensive, and intentional workshop-style conference designed for kindhearted wedding photographers. 

With only 24 attendees, you’ll indulge in exclusive one-on-one opportunities, learn from elevated educators such as Aftershoot Ambassador Petronella Lugemwa, and explore topics like serving the luxury market, financial empowerment, and building resilience in your business. 

Lodging, meals, and drinks are included, along with portfolio reviews, headshots, and follow-up coaching sessions. 

Sign up for this unforgettable photography workshop.

By the Lake Workshop

By the Lake photography workshop

Who doesn’t want to capture the essence of romance at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy? 

By the Lake Workshop is hosted by the Aftershoot Ambassador power couple Vic and Lilly of Lilly Red, Cara Mia, and From the Daisies. Of course, we’ll be there too!

Ignite your wedding photography brand in a luxurious 5-star villa where you’ll join masterclasses, learn actionable steps, and experience hands-on photoshoots. 

This 3-day photography workshop promises wisdom, challenging the status quo, and empowering you to create a brand that stands unshaken.

VIP tickets are already sold out and sales for the second and third-day workshops will open soon. Keep your eyes peeled.

Evolve Workshops

Photography workshop in Santa Barbara

Experience the "homecoming" you've been waiting for at Evolve Workshops in Santa Barbara. 

These workshops prioritize meaningful connection, hand-picking speakers who put people first. No hierarchy, just genuine connections and inspiring content. 

You’ll immerse yourself in curated education, epic parties, content shoots with industry leaders, and a decade-strong community that values authentic connections.

Aftershoot Ambassadors Jamie Findlay (the host of this workshop) and Fer Juaristi are among the stellar list of educators that will help you reconnect to your business's foundation, spark clarity, and leave inspired. 

Be sure to book your tickets early.

The Reset Conference

Photography conference

Is the daily grind getting to you? Reset and recharge your creativity at The Reset Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan where you’ll learn how to love your business and thrive as a photographer. 

You’ll gain insights from industry leaders such as our Aftershoot Ambassadors Maddie Peschong and Andre Brown, form lasting friendships, and gain actionable steps to implement in your business and personal life. 

Enjoy downtown charm, a glamorous gala, styled shoots, delicious food, and tax-write-off retreat days… and plenty of coffee! 

Register today to secure your spot.

Photo Creators Conference

Top photography events & workshops 2024

Connect with fellow creators at the Photo Creators Conference in the picturesque setting of Tucson at a gorgeous working Dude Ranch.

This conference offers a unique educational and social experience where you’ll learn how to elevate your photography skills, dive into diverse topics from headshots to underwater photography, and enjoy unrestricted shooting with agency models. 

Vanessa Joy and Felix Kunze (Aftershoot Ambassadors and photographers extraordinaire) are among the list of skillful educators at the conference.

Immerse yourself in a collaborative atmosphere, limited to 175 attendees, where you get to choose from eight small-group classes and explore the art of photography in a supportive environment. 

Get your tickets here.

Click Live

Click Live photography event

The Click Live Expo is an international hub for photographers where you can immerse yourself in 45 courses, 22 speakers, 15 pods, and 100+ brand exhibitions, all gathered at Stoneleigh Park. 

From family photography and mastering photo shoot backgrounds to Lightroom training and pet photography courses – you’re bound to find your niche and learn invaluable skills. Explore the courses on offer to see what tickles your fancy.

We hope to see you there! Yup, that’s right, Aftershoot will be exhibiting at Click Live. Get your tickets to ensure you don’t miss out.

SPOA's 2024 International Conference on School Photography & Yearbooks

SPOA's 2024 International Conference on School Photography & Yearbooks

Join us at SPOA's 2024 International Conference on School Photography & Yearbooks, where they unite worldwide studios and industry suppliers. 

Come and find us at the Aftershoot booth and explore educational content for personal and professional growth, engage in peer mastermind groups, and access mentorship opportunities. 

Speakers are yet to be announced but you can rest assured that you’ll connect with leading industry partners at this insightful conference. You’ll learn from experts in HR, sales, and discover innovations in the global marketplace. 

Don't miss it! Register here.


ClickCon photography conference

ClickCon promises a dynamic and immersive 4-day experience for photographers and creatives in Detroit. 

This hands-on conference boasts 50 scenic Michigan locations and over 40 top-notch speakers from around the globe. 

Aftershoot will be there, but more speakers will be announced soon – stay tuned for the lineup. 

With themed workshops, excursions, and a vibrant trade show floor featuring the latest gear, ClickCon stands out as a unique learning opportunity for photographers and videographers. 

This is your chance to network with industry professionals, attend themed shoots, and build your portfolio. 
Limited tickets are available, register now.

Expo Photo Master Class

Expo Photo Master Class

Will we see you at Expo Photo Master Class in 2024? We sure hope to bump into you at the premier event for photographers, videographers, and digital artists in the Spanish-speaking world. 

Experience free access to the Expo Zone showcasing over 30 brands, influencer activations, and art galleries, and attend conferences featuring 12+ national and international speakers covering advanced techniques, business insights, and experiences. 

You’ll network with industry leaders, discover exclusive promotions on equipment, and enjoy workshops and activities to enhance your photography skills. 

And you definitely don’t want to miss the gala dinner, awards, and surprises on October 14.

See you there! Book your tickets today.

La Retraite

La Retraite photography workshop in France

Embark on a transformative journey at La Retraite, hosted by uber-talented photographers and Aftershoot Ambassadors Gary and Kim Evans.

Immerse yourself in luxury and creativity with exclusive access to the entire Chateau de Varennes in the enchanting Burgundy, France (named a top 10 wedding location by CNN). 

With a maximum of 20 attendees, you’ll enjoy personalized coaching, luxury styled shoots, and deep business portfolio reviews. 

It promises to be a photography retreat like no other where you can indulge in fine dining, offsite excursions, and make unforgettable connections. 

Hurry! Spots are limited, so reserve yours now for this unparalleled experience.

Pack Your Bags, Let’s Go!

Phew! That's quite a lineup, isn't it? Attending these events and workshops isn't just about learning; it's about immersing yourself in the vibrant world of photography, making connections, and taking your craft to new heights. 

And hey, speaking of taking your craft to new heights, have you tried Aftershoot yet? It's your ticket to a speedy culling and editing workflow. Give it a go and see the magic unfold!

Now, what are you waiting for? Block your calendar, book your tickets, and get ready for an unforgettable year of photography!

Note: Dates, locations, and speakers are subject to change. Please check the respective event websites for up-to-date information.

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