2016 Dith Pran Instagram Photo Shootout is on!

The Dith Pran Instagram Photo Shootout has officially started. The competition is open to all AAJA 2016 attendees. The unofficial theme of Las Vegas is “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” so we are looking for the photograph that best depicts what happens in Las Vegas.

You may enter up to three (3) photos. Photos must be uploaded to instagram by 5 p.m. PST, Friday, August 12, 2016 and must include the hashtag ‪#‎aajaphoto‬. No filters of any kind may be used, except the black and white filter. Standard dodging, burning, color correcting is allowed. Standard photo ethic rules apply.

For a complete list of rules and guidelines, please follow this link:

Thank you for participating and good luck!

‘Official’ Unoffical Schedule for AAJA Photographers at Las Vegas convention

Hello all…

This is the official unofficial schedule for AAJA Photo. If you are attending the 2016 convention in Las Vegas and did NOT receive this in an email, please send me your email address. miho@darrellmiho.com

Unofficial programming has been added to provide more photo related topics. Unofficial programs are scheduled and will take place. They are only marked “unofficial” because they are not part of the “official” AAJA convention. They are official, yet, unofficial…
unofficial sessions will be held in a suite at Caesar’s Palace Room # TBA Wednesday.
We have left Wednesday and Thursday night open so that you can go do your own thing like gamble, see a show, walk around the strip or go take your Dith Pran photo entry! or whatever else your heart desires.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

I’m going to nail down the locations for the lunch and dinner…stay tuned…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
14:00 – 16:00 Registration, Promenade
18:00 – 20:00 Opening Reception, Pompeian Ballroom

Thursday, August 11, 2016
09:00 – 10:30 Virtual Reality, Livorno
10:30 – 11:30 (unofficial) Using Social Media: Publishing and Marketing, room TBA
11:45 – 12:45 (unofficial) Photo Student Lunch, location TBA
13:00 – 14:00 Plenary Session: Diversity in Political Journalism, Pompeiian I & II
14:15 – 16:15 (unofficial) Personal Projects. we invite YOU to talk about YOUR personal projects. (10 minutes/person)
16:30 – 18:00 Documentary vs Cause Driven Filmmaking, Trevi

Friday, August 12, 2016
10:00 – 11:30 Chasing Political Candidates, Genoa
13:00 – 14:00 (unofficial) Moving Pictures: Shooting Video for still photographers
12:00 – 17:00 Town Hall Meeting, location TBA
18:00 – 20:00 Silent Auction, Pompeian I-IV
20:30 – 22:30 (unofficial) Photo Dinner, meet at 20:30 after Silent Auction, location TBA

Saturday, August 13, 2016
10:30 – 12:00 Nick Ut: 50 years with AP, Trevi
12:00 – 13:00 Plenary Session: Oscars So White, Pompeian I & II
12:00 – 13:45 (unofficial) Lunch with Nick, location TBA
14:00 – 15:30 New World of Visual Storytelling
15:30 – 16:30 Lightning Talks, Pompeian I & II
16:00 – 18:00 (unofficial) portfolio reviews, room TBA
18:30 – 19:00 Networking (pre Gala)
19:00 – 21:00 Gala Scholarship and Awards Dinner
21:30 – 24:00 AAJA Karaoke Night, Florentine I – III

Sunday, August 14, 2016
11:00 – 13:00 (unofficial) Brunch at Hash House A Go Go, inside the Linq Hotel (across the street from Caesar’s). meet in the Caesar’s lobby after check-out.

Who’s going to the 2016 AAJA Convention in Las Vegas?

2016 AAJA National Convention
Las Vegas, August 10-13, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace

Giving a shout-out to all AAJA photographers. Leave a comment to indicate if you’re attending at drop and email to Darrell Miho at miho@darrellmiho.com

We have some additional events and programming that are not on the official schedule as of yet. We are working out logistics, but we hope to have an updated tentative schedule out by Monday night.

Perhaps the new schedule will get a few more of you to come out. come on, it’s Vegas!!!