Big Photo Show’s Images of Love

PMDA Portraits of Love returns to The Big Photo Show LA

Portraits of Love to provide free family portraits for members of the active duty military

Las Vegas, Nev. – PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, announces PMDA Portraits of Love will return to The Big Photo Show in Los Angeles May 17-18, 2014. As they did last year at the inaugural Big Photo Show, Portraits of Love – a project developed by the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) and the USO – will have volunteer professional photographers on site at The Big Photo Show to take free portraits of the families and loved ones of U.S. military members. Through a partnership with Shutterfly, the portraits will be printed and delivered to members of the U.S. military all over the world, all at no cost.

Last year, dozens of families participated in portrait sessions held throughout the two-day event.

“After a tremendous turnout last year, we’re thrilled to be coming back to The Big Photo Show this year with the PMDA Portraits of Love program, and we’re happy to once again offer free portraits to military families,” said Jerry Grossman, Executive Director of the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association. “We’re looking forward to once again being part of this tremendous gathering of imaging companies, dealers and consumers.”

Families and loved ones of active duty members of the military can register to have a portrait done here.

The Big Photo show is a series of premier events for people who love photography — from snapshooters to photo hobbyists to professionals. The Big Photo Show offers:

exhibits featuring the latest photography innovations from leading imaging manufacturers
photography education, at beginner/intermediate and advanced levels, taught by some of the top professional photographers and instructors in the country
live model arenas, where attendees can shoot side-by-side with successful pros, who will offer tips and tricks on lighting, posing and more during the shoots
creative photo product displays, showing the most beautiful home décor, gifts and sellable photo products available
“photo doctors,” where attendees can have their equipment repaired and have their photo capture problems “diagnosed”
a “Take it to the Wall Zone,” where attendees can discover the most beautiful and artistic innovations in framing
and so much more.

In addition to the upcoming Big Photo Show in LA this May, The Big Photo Show will be held in Chicago, Sept. 27-28, 2014.

About The Big Photo Show

The Big Photo Show is a series of photography events for the millions and millions of U.S. consumers who consider themselves photo enthusiasts. The Big Photo Show offers exhibits from imaging suppliers, retailers and service providers; as well as an array of educational opportunities for attendees taught by professional photographers, framers and other experts. Among many other things, attendees learn how to take better photos; what new innovations are available in equipment and services; and the coolest new ways to creatively display their images.

About PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations

As a professional trade association, PMA® helps the worldwide photo imaging community achieve business success and adapt to new technologies. Its commitment to members in 100-plus countries is part of a 90-year legacy that connects business owners to a network of knowledge and support. PMA furthers this purpose through the development of educational programs, marketing research, publications, and trade shows. As a not-for-profit organization, any success PMA achieves in its endeavors directly benefits the industry, providing the means to continually develop services and activities for members.

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