AIM Schedule

The conference is scheduled!

We are excited to bring our attendees world-class talent for the ONLY pet and animal related photography conference.  Click to download your PDF copy of the conference schedule and speakers below. 



Thursday, April 16:

Print Competition judging

9:00am-5:00pm – Full day Pre-Con:  Bud Thorpe & Kimberly Buccheri: “Hands-On Studio Lighting”

9:00am-5:00pm – Full day Pre-Con:  Jo Howell: “Zoo Photography”

9:00am-12:30pm – Half day morning Pre-Con:  Monica vander Maden: “The Dreamy/Dramatic Location Portrait”

1:30pm - 5:00pm – Half day afternoon Pre-Con:  Monica vander Maden: “The Dreamy/Dramatic Location Portrait”

1:30pm - 5:00pm – Half day afternoon Pre-Con:  Andie Sanders: “Photo to Masterpiece via Pastels”

7:00pm-10:00pm – Opening Party


Friday, April 17:

8:00am-11:15am – Tim Flach: “How We Might Evoke Empathy with Animal Portraiture“ & “Visual Theories and Iconic Imagery”

1:30pm-3:30pm – 

(1) Mark Fitzgerald: “Lightroom for Photoshop Users - Getting the Most From Adobe's Photography Ecosystem”

(2) Monica vander Maden: “Editing the Dreamy/Dramatic Portrait”

3:45pm-5:45pm –

(1) Jenika McDavitt: “Marketing Without Fear”

(2) Kim Buccheri & Bud Thorpe: “High Ticket, Low Volume: Enjoy the benefits of the high-end customer experience”

6:00pm+ - Social event (TBA)


Saturday, April 18:

6:30am-7:15am – Art Harris: “The Photographer’s Workout”

8:00am-10:00am – 

(1) Helen Jurchisin: “Dog Safety, Behavior and Body Language” or 

(2) Terri Cage: “Working with Horses: Posing and Safety for the Photographer”

10:30am- 12:30pm – 

(1) Holly Montgomery: “How to Network and Create Valuable Partnerships as an Introverted DogTog”

(2) Jo Howell: “The Golden Couch”

**12:30pm-7:00pm – Tradeshow

**7:30pm-10:00pm – Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones: "Wildlife Photography"


Sunday, April 19:

6:30am-7:15am – Art Harris: “The Photographer’s Workout”

8:00am-10:00am – 

(1) Kim Stephenson: “Becoming a Cat Whisperer”

(2) Terran Bayer: “Relationship Storytelling: Pets and Their People“

12:30pm-2:30pm – Barbara Brady-Smith: “Studio Bird Photography”

3:00pm-5:00pm – Craig Turner-Bullock: “If in Doubt, Apply More Glitter!”

6:00pm-10:00pm – Closing Party & Awards


** = open to the public with pre-registration

image124

Download Your AIM Conference Schedule

Click below to download a high resolution PDF with the conference schedule.