Good for your photography

Kick off Spring with a photo conference that gives you what you want and need to improve your photographs. Built on the tradition of the Berks Photographic Society’s previous 58 annual conferences, this 59th builds on last years’ major additions. Enough quality content to help your photography grow.


Our goal is to provide you with the best content that you want and need to grow as a photographer. The conference format includes a variety of topics offered by internationally-known and regional presenters. At various times there will be concurrent tracks of education and plenty of hands-on shooting. Learn techniques from our presenters, and then practice what you have learned.


Speaker include well-known experts to cover topics such as lighting, posing, landscape, macro, portraiture, business topics and more.


And then there are the photo shoots. All weekend long with an array of startling models and multiple themes.


This conference is designed to give you the tools, tips and techniques to improve your photography and an opportunity to create new relationships that will help you to grow your business, your portfolio and your talents.

Geff Bourke

Geff Bourke
Photography has been a passion of Geff’s for nearly 3+ decades. Like most people, Geff started taking pictures of his vacations and of his family, with his very first camera, a Fuji XT605. Geff definitely caught the photography bug and his interests branched out from family vacations to nature photography, such as landscapes, birds, and flowers; travel photography with the goal of capturing the culture of his destinations; and urban landscapes… street, people, and decay. Since Geff started with film, he was compelled to learn ...more

Matthew Christopher

Matthew Christopher
Matthew Christopher’s journey to document abandoned sites began a decade ago while researching the decline of the state hospital system. Realizing that words alone could not adequately convey the harsh realities of institutional care, Christopher embarked on a journey to visit and photograph the crumbling state schools and asylums in our midst. Ten years later, Christopher’s focus had broadened to include the ruins of American infrastructure, industry, churches, schools, theaters, hospitals, prisons, resorts and hotels as realized in his best-selling book...more

Lisa & Tom Cuchara

Lisa & Tom Cuchara
Lisa Cuchara, PhD, Cr.Photog., HonNEC, and Tom Cuchara, MNEC, are passionate about photography, both behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. They love to photograph nature, but find capturing the essence of people equally intriguing. From birds and flowers to babies and HDR, they appreciate the world around them and embrace the challenge of interpreting what their eyes see and their hearts feel via their photography. Tom and Lisa are both very active in many local and national photography organizations...more

Andrew Darlow

Andrew Darlow
Andrew Darlow is an award winning author and photographer whose people and pet photography has been featured in numerous publications and on-air broadcasts, including Animal Planet, People Magazine, The AKC Gazette (the official magazine of the American Kennel Club) and CBS News. He has lectured and conducted seminars and workshops around the world...more

Danielle Hepner

Danielle Hepner
Danielle Hepner lives and works in the Lehigh Valley of Northeast PA as a photographer, artist, and art educator. She teaches fine arts, design, digital photography and art history at Lehigh Carbon Community College, the Banana Factory, and Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Danielle earned a BFA in Sculpture with K-12 Art Ed Certification at the University of the Arts and an MA in Visual Arts at Adelphi University. Later, she returned to her alma mater and completed a Professional Certificate in Digital Photography at the University of the Arts...more

Laura Hicks

Laura Hicks
Laura Hicks is a professional portrait photographer with a personal passion for macro photography. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of photographing hundreds of weddings and thousands of portrait sessions, and of being the official photographer for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” filmed in West Chester, Ohio. Whether photographing a wedding or a family, her favorite images always include subjects that tell a story...more

Valerie Hoffman

Valerie Hoffman
Valerie has been passionate about photography for more than 40 years. A degree in professional photography has given her a deep understanding of all aspects of the field. Having worked in the photographic retail environment for over 25 years has given her a well-rounded understanding of a wide variety of photo related gear. She has been a certified photographic consultant since the 1980s...more

Jerry & Lori Keefer

Jerry & Lori Keefer
Jerry and Lori are Co-Founders and Co-Owners of Keefer Photography LLC. Their purpose is to create unique works of art that captures personality and tells a story, while placing family first, developing their craft and educating others. They specialize in Custom Automotive, High School Seniors and Sports (Team & Individual) Portraits. Using Jerry’s longtime love of classic cars...more

Rebecca Lozer

Rebecca Lozer
Rebecca has just over 9 years experience as a Wedding/Lifestyle photographer in the Toronto area. Photography has become an extension of her love and deep interest for the arts. She is straight up honest and rarely holds back. As an introvert she takes a different approach to documenting weddings… it has been successful in allowing her to continue to expand her business...more

Lisa Mark

Lisa Mark
With over 10 years experience photographing hundreds of weddings, Lisa loves to create romantic and evocative fine art wedding imagery for her clients. Lisa's studio storefront is located an hour outside Toronto in the picturesque village of Rockwood, Ontario, Canada. Lisa was honoured to be named as the 2014 'Canadian Photographer of the Year' and 'Best Photographer in Ontario' by the 2014 Canadian Wedding Industry Awards...more

Mike Moats

Mike Moats
Mike Moats is an award-winning, professional macro photographer from Sterling Heights, Michigan. Mike’s love of photography, which started out as a hobby in 2001, has since evolved into a full-time business. In addition to creating his own images, Mike added Macro Boot Camps into the mix in 2006, and he now also makes speaking appearances at photo conferences nationwide, and now has an online Macro Photo Club to assist photographers with their macro goals...more

Tim Peterman

Tim Peterman
Tim has been an award winning photographer for the past 28 + years, starting out part-time taking photographs for the North Penn YMCA and also working with a Wedding Photographer in Lansdale. Tim is a 1990 graduate of The New York Institute of Photography. Now a full time Photographer who photographs Portraits, Sporting Events and Corporate Events, High School Seniors, Models and Concerts...more

Gary Randall

Gary Randall
Gary Randall is an award winning professional photographer, artist, writer, traveler and adventure seeker who lives in the foothills of the south side of Mount Hood, Oregon. He has been a lifelong resident of all sides of Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and has spent his life exploring the outdoors. He currently resides in the little town of Brightwood. Gary has been taking photos since he was about six years old when he was given a Brownie Hawkeye. Taking photos has been a passion since. He bought his first 35mm SLR, a Yashica ...more

Ruthie Ravish

Ruthie Ravish
Hello! My name is Ruthie Ravish. I am 22 and recently married. With 6 years of photography experience, and 4 years of modeling experience, I am able to work both sides of a camera. My favorite subjects to photograph are wildlife and nature. I have walked the runway for multiple charity fashion shows, and modeled freelance in both Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.

Henry Rowan

Henry Rowan
Henry Rowan is a national award-winning photographer and the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Photography (PCP) in Doylestown. In addition to being a working, professional photographer, Henry is a frequent lecturer and judge throughout the region and teaches a variety of workshops at the PCP. Henry’s work is frequently on display at galleries and shows and he has gained a following for his distinctive style of portraiture as well as his unique portrayal of manscapes, nature, and sports. Photographically...more

Denise Silva

Denise Silva
Writer and Photographer in Virginia Denise was the featured photographer in the July/August 2015 Photoshop User Magazine Who’s Who in the KelbyOne Community Article. Additionally, Denise was recognized as one of the Top 200 Women Photographers Who Inspire by Nature Photo Guides and has had multiple articles published in Extraordinary Vision (EV) Magazine. Denise finds every aspect of photography rewarding...more

Gene Szucs

Gene Szucs
Gene Everett Szucs is a New York based editorial photographer, whose focus is to tell the truth as he sees it at any given moment. His work has been featured in numerous domestic and international publications, and TV networks, sports/entertainment venues, and news programs around the world. His work has been featured in Der Spiegel, Deutsch Vella Television, New York’s Fox and Friends, PBS Broadcasting...more

Jason Ulrich, Esq

Jason Ulrich, Esq
Attorney Jason Ulrich is a partner with the law firm if Rick Linn, LLC and has been a practicing attorney for almost 10 years. He focuses on business and real estate law, as well as being able to handle estate planning and domestic issues.

Ron Wyatt

Ron Wyatt
Ron Wyatt's first experience with photography was an unsuccessful photo documentation of his honeymoon. Armed with a borrowed Instamatic camera, he learned that camera shake will not produce great photos. A self-taught photographer, Ron has covered the NBA, NFL, MLB, and two Summer Olympic Games. His photos have appeared in many publications, including: USA Today, Black Enterprise Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, TV Guide, and ESPN....more

Also Featuring
Additional Educators & Speakers include
Bob Hancock
Laura Hicks
Frank Plucinsky
Ron Wyatt


Try Sony & Tamron Lenses for Free!
We are pleased to announce that Sony and Tamron will be loaning lenses for you to try during the conference free of charge.
This a great opportunity to try out a new lens during one of our scheduled shoots or on your own.


Manufacturer Representatives
Visit and talk with sales and technical representatives from
Dan’s Camera City
Olympus
Sony
Tamron


Photo Shoots
Even with all of the outstanding content listed above, it wouldn’t be a Dynamic conference without the photo shoots!
Throughout the weekend, there will be numerous photo shoots to learn new techniques, learn how to use lighting or simply to practice and hone your craft.
All photo shoots feature our outstanding lineup of models and knowledgeable people to help you get great photos.
For beginners and the experienced alike.


cover photo courtesy of Dean Patton