Welcome to Summerfest 2018

We are so excited about our fourth edition of Summerfest! This exciting event raises the bar for hands-on, photographic education and we’re sure you will agree once you check out this year’s speaker lineup. Our speakers are committed to your success! We have formatted the programming so that there is less sitting and more doing.

We could not be happier with our Summerfest headquarters at The La Torretta Resort . This world class resort features an 18-hole championship golf course, a luxurious spa, organized activities for the kids, mini-golf, a teen “hangout” and more. Of course, the big attraction is that awesome water park right there at the resort! Water slides, a “lazy river” and a very wet playground are just few of the ways to cool down. The resort sits among the piney woods on the shores of Lake Conroe, so bring your boat or your jet skis and dock them right there at the hotel. You can learn more about La Torretta by clicking here.

We have also secured an amazing room rate of only $112/night and a FREE Resort Fee when you book by May 24.  This represents a savings of $30/night on the resort fee which includes access to the water park and many other resort amenities.  We sold our our block last year, so book early.  (You will not want to pay the regular room rate of over $200 per night.)  Book your room now!

We are also thrilled to be bringing back the Sunday family picnic and games as well as the gigantic picnic on Monday. You and your family are welcome to join us these two evenings as part of your Summerfest registration.


Summerfest also features the TPPA Annual Image Competition. The competition is live so you can watch as our panel of PPA judges review and score both digital images and prints. Enjoy seeing the top images on display and join in the fun Tuesday evening as the awards are announced.

After a full day of learning, enjoy evenings with friends sitting by the pool or on the banks of Lake Conroe with a fishing pole in hand. There is a coffee shop, food grill, sushi bar and piano bar just a few steps from the pool. At the end of the day, your family will enjoy plenty of room in your beautifully decorated suite! That’s right – every guest room at La Torretta is a suite! Just staying in the room is a vacation in itself.

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