Sunday, February 05, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 1
Join Australia’s top professional birth photographer and WPPI 2016 Photojournalism winner, Selena Rollason, for a detailed session on the beauty and business of birth photography. Selena has made a full time career out of birth photography and has now photographed around 70 births of various types since early 2011 –... ...read more...
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Selena Rollason

Selena Rollason is an internationally award winning professional birth photographer from Queensland, Australia who has built a full time career from birth photography over the past 6 years, during the development of the new genre. Her stunning birth images are known worldwide and they beautifully document some of the most...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 2
Take the guess work out of your sales methods and start using the science of psychology to increase your income efficiently. Follow Amanda Holloway through the process of the sales funnel to understand how smart digital marketing and sales techniques can lead to serious digital sales. She will teach you... ...read more...
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Amanda Holloway

Amanda Holloway has gained the reputation as one of the top SENIOR photographers in the industry, earning the respect of peers around the world and accolades from industry print and web media outlets. What she promises to her clients is a couture photography experience that focuses on their true beauty...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 3
In this 6-hour class, learn how to master your maternity and newborn transitional posing. You will see Ana photograph newborns in the morning, using studio light and explaining her transitional newborn posing. Ana will then go over how she preps her clients for maternity and newborn sessions and a bit of... ...read more...
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Ana Brandt

Ana Brandt is a California based award winning photographer, author, teacher and mother of 3 who has been specializing in pregnancy and newborn imagery for over 16 years. Her classic images for an established and growing A List clientele have appeared in numerous publications, books, websites, and physician offices. In...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 4
Get ready for an advanced photoshop experience. Learn from a professional high-end retoucher, as she retouches a beauty portrait. Learn all the highly guarded techniques that professional retouchers don’t want you to know, and then retouch your images like a pro, without spending an arm and a leg on hiring... ...read more...
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Kristina Sherk

For the past 10 years, Kristina Sherk has been a high-end photo retoucher serving her clients around the world. Kristina is called the “picture whisperer” by some. She learned Photoshop full time during her undergraduate degree and likes to joke saying she ‘majored in Photoshop.’ Over the past few years...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 5
This course will take you through how to create a series from conceptualization to realization. Having a cohesive series is one of the most important aspects of being an exhibiting artist. We will all plan out a series that we could each create, and Brooke will share simple yet dynamic... ...read more...
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Brooke Shaden

Brooke Shaden was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. She was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English. She began creating self-portraits for ease and...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 6
New York City fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will introduce you to the exciting world of fashion and beauty photography. This workshop is great for photographers looking to try their hand and extend their knowledge into this creative field. Lindsay will cover the most important elements to setting up a shoot,... ...read more...
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Lindsay Adler

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator and...

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Monday, February 06, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: N109/112
Making your mark in an over-saturated market can be overwhelming and frustrating, to say the least. Which is why you won’t want to miss hearing how some past and present 30 Rising Stars get inspired to create work that not only gets them hired by brides and grooms, but also... ...read more...
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GIAN CARLO
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
GIAN CARLO PHOTOGRAPHY

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the editor-in-chief of Rangefinder. Previously, she was the magazine's executive editor, and before that she worked at Photo District News for 26 years, as managing and then deputy editor. She is the author of two books: Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers...

Jason Groupp

Jason Groupp is the Director of Education and Membership for the Photo+ Group, which includes WPPI and Photo Plus Expo. Like Woody Allen, Jason adores New York City, far beyond any healthy proportion. Jason first fell in love with the City while attending The Fashion Institute of Technology, then during...

Jose Villa

Jose Villa’s Fine Art Wedding Photography has been featured in many Magazines around the world, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, GO Wedding Style New England, Pacific Rim Weddings, Brides, The Knot, Instyle Weddings, PDN Wedding issue, American Photo Wedding issue, Your Wedding Day. Santa Barbara Magazine, Elegant...

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Monday, February 06, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: N216
This four-day class will give you the chance to work with and learn from the award winning filmmakers at Switzerfilm. Join Joe and the crew as we create an epic, life changing, and promotional video!  You’ll get top see each step of the process and learn a wide range of tricks... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Joe Switzer

Joe has been directing and shooting for over 12 years. In his career he has worked on a wide variety of projects that have given him the skills to get the perfect shot, efficiently. Joe has worked on projects for Disney, Miller-Coors, Big Ten Network, Milwaukee Brewers, AB-InBev, and 84...

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Monday, February 06, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 1
It’s time for Wedding Photography Base Camp! This workshop takes some of the best highlights of PROFITographers Wedding Photographer Boot Camp on how to market, grow and become profitable within the wedding photography market. This workshop not only gives you an overview of the business side of weddings, but also... ...read more...
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Melissa Pruitt

Melissa Pruitt is a performance and mindset coach, NLP Practitioner, author, and speaker, who works with individuals seeking to create positive change in their personal and professional lives. She is a two time published international best selling author, contributor to the Huffington Post and TEDx speaker. Melissa works with her...

Paul Pruitt

Paul Pruitt has personally taught tens of thousands of sales people around the world over the past 24 years about marketing, sales, branding, and more. He was a national trainer and speaker and traveled throughout the United States training salespeople in workshops, seminars, and from the stage. He owns a...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 2
So, you have thousands upon thousands of images—now what? Photography professionals and enthusiasts alike suffer from the same dilemma: how to review, adjust and manage your library without spending all of your free time behind the computer. Jared Platt, the industry's photography workflow and Lightroom guru, will teach you how... ...read more...
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Jared Platt

Jared Platt is an international wedding and lifestyle photographer and photographic lecturer. You can see him online at creativeLIVE teaching Lightroom and Photography, on youTube for Profoto's light shaping series "What's the Difference" and catch him at International photo conferences around the globe. Jared has been teaching photography for 20...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 3
This lively class taught by Katrin Eismann and Kristina Sherk; is divided into three areas of focus for digital photographers – Shoot, Retouch, Share. Starting with a live, available light shoot you'll learn how to create quick and comfortable poses and work with a variety of silks and reflectors. Then,... ...read more...
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Katrin Eismann

Katrin is the co-author of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Photoshop Masking & Compositing, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Real World Digital Photography – all of which have been translated into numerous languages for worldwide distribution. In 2005, Katrin was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and her images have...

Kristina Sherk

For the past 10 years, Kristina Sherk has been a high-end photo retoucher serving her clients around the world. Kristina is called the “picture whisperer” by some. She learned Photoshop full time during her undergraduate degree and likes to joke saying she ‘majored in Photoshop.’ Over the past few years...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 4
Get down and dirty in the business of photography. This class is designed for photographers that prefer quality over quantity. We'll focus on working smarter, not harder, and how to streamline your business. Gain confidence and learn to respect yourself, your craft and your business. Let's stand up as a... ...read more...
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Jacklyn Greenberg

Jacklyn’s edge lies in her unique ability to engage and connect with people on a level that delves beyond the surface and into the deeper realm of energy and emotion. This comes, in part, from her extensive travels and immersion in foreign cultures with extended stays overseas in Italy and...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 5
We know that wedding photography is a complicated discipline that requires a lot of effort to learn. Mastering all of the required techniques for all the different situations can be very cumbersome. We will discuss all of the various elements of photography; the moment, light, composition and our homemade spicy sauce!... ...read more...
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Nacho Mora

After studying economics & marketing and working for several different companies, Nacho Mora discovered his true passion as a wedding photographer. He loves the challenge of changing people's outlook on wedding photography, discovering new products, and sharing his creative vision to his clients. His work brings new perspectives while retaining...

Vinny LaBella

Before becoming a photographer, Vinny Labella enjoyed a successful career as a professional dancer. Today, she embraces that same graceful artistry and attention to detail in her photography. She enjoys pushing the boundaries, taking an open-minded approach to her design of fresh and exciting images for each couple. Above all,...

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  • Room: Westgate Conference Room 6
Are you afraid of "IPS" or In-Person Sales? Don't want to be a “salesperson”? In this intensive step-by-step workshop, we will take your through our 5 powerful modules (the exact system that allowed us to bring in an additional $150,000+ in product sales last year!) so you can walk away... ...read more...
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Dave Harris
HARRIS FILMS

Dave Harris & Makayla Jade owners of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo/ cinema client experience, propelling their business to reaching multiple six-figures serving clients all over the northeast in only 5 years. Rather than focusing on a specific style of...

Makayla Jade
THE HARRIS COMPANY

Makayla Jade & Dave Harris owners of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo/ cinema client experience, propelling their business to reaching multiple six-figures serving clients all over the northeast in only 5 years. Rather than focusing on a specific style of...

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Monday, February 06, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: N113/114
As photographers and videographers, we know first hand the power of story in crafting our images. Are you using story to book more clients though? Do you know the essential elements of every story, and how to use them to powerfully hone your message to connect with clarity & confidence?... ...read more...
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Christine Tremoulet

Christine Tremoulet is a story strategist who helps others connect with clarity & confidence. Her years of experience as a photographer, blogger, and digital strategist have helped her hone the method of using story to grow your business and make more money. ...

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  • Room: N119/120
In this information-packed seminar Julieanne Kost will demonstrate first hand why capturing the image is only half of the photographic equation. Discover how to use Lightroom CC quickly elevate your photography by making subtle adjustments using  powerful, flexible, nondestructive tools and techniques to help define the essence of your image... ...read more...
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Julieanne Kost

Named one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business," Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. As a highly sought-after speaker for the industry-standard Digital Imaging franchise, she devises and presents motivating...

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  • Room: N115/117
Lighting master and world-renowned fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will take your work up several notches with this creative lighting demonstration. Learn how to use ordinary lighting modifiers in extraordinary ways to create eye-catching results. This class is not a beginner’s course: It is a way to build amazing creative results... ...read more...
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Lindsay Adler

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator and...

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  • Room: N201/204
It has been said there is only one way to succeed, and a million ways to fail. Knowing what to avoid is often the big step to creating a successful photography business. What to say NO to is just as important to what you say YES to. You must be... ...read more...
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Jared Bauman

Jared Bauman is a Co-Founder and President of ShootDotEdit, the First Choice post processing partner for the Wedding Pro, and everything they shoot. Prior to ShootDotEdit, Jared was a professional photographer and ran a successful customer focused associate model based out of his hometown, San Diego, California. In addition, Jared...

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  • Room: N205/208
To thrive in today’s marketplace you have to be a master of lighting. The biggest problem is that we have so many options to choose from that it can make your head spin. Octabox, rectangle soft box, beauty dish or umbrella—which is the right modifier to use? On top of... ...read more...
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Joel Grimes

Driven by the creative process, Joel views himself as an illusionist, creating portraits larger than life. For over 30 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe. Last year Joel was selected as one of Canon’s exclusive Explorer Of Light photographers and...

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  • Room: N209/212
Posing is rapidly becoming a lost art in the photographic world—most photographers learn their craft on the job and are never trained in the subtle tricks needed to get the best from their subject. In this class, you will learn several posing techniques crucial to ensuring your clients all look... ...read more...
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Mike Long
Portland Pin-Ups

A very American Englishman Mike Long: I have been lucky enough to have had two births the first was in the very early 1970s in England. I lived a very happy, if somewhat beige life, settling in London where I lived for over 10 years. I was then reborn when my...

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  • Room: N109/112
Being a business owner, a spouse, as well as a mom or dad can take its toll, often leading to frustration and defeat. Join this real and raw talk by industry leaders Zach and Jody Gray, Jeff and Julia Woods and Matt and Carissa Kennedy. Those in this line up... ...read more...
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Carrisa Kennedy

Carissa is an organizer, a planner and professional mess cleaner, while Matt is a creative, an entrepreneur and a professional mess maker. Together they have built a wedding photography business around serving their clients and other photographers. While shooting an average of 30-35 weddings a year locally and around the...

Jeff Woods
Beautiful Outcome

Jeffrey and Julia Woods have been in the photography industry for over 22 years photographing weddings, portraits, high school seniors, and commercial photography. As well as, educating photographers around the world. Much of their education centered around helping photographers to prioritize and keep their family relationships first while building successful...

Jody Gray
Gray Photography, LLC

Zach & Jody Gray began their wedding photography business in 2007, and within a year were making a 6-figure income. The following year they were named one of Nashville’s Top Wedding Photographers, and quickly became international speakers on business and shooting. They have personally instructed and coached over 1,200 photographers at...

Julia Woods
Beautiful Outcome

Jeffrey and Julia Woods have been in the photography industry for over 22 years photographing weddings, portraits, high school seniors, and commercial photography. As well as, educating photographers around the world. Much of their education centered around helping photographers to prioritize and keep their family relationships first while building successful...

Matt Kennedy
Matt Kennedy Photography Ltd

Matt is a creative, an entrepreneur and a professional mess maker, while Carissa is an organizer, a planner and professional mess cleaner. Together they have built a wedding photography business around serving their clients and other photographers. While shooting an average of 30-35 weddings a year locally and around the...

Zach Gray

Zach & Jody Gray began their wedding photography business in 2007, and within a year were making a 6-figure income. The following year they were named one of Nashville’s Top Wedding Photographers, and quickly became international speakers on business and shooting. They have personally instructed and coached over 1,200 photographers at...

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Monday, February 06, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: N224
Take your work to the next level and learn to master your Maternity and Newborn posing. Ana will bring in live models for each subject and teach you transitional posing that will work with your style. Ana will also teach you best business practices and marketing to accelerate your business....
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Ana Brandt

Ana Brandt is a California based award winning photographer, author, teacher and mother of 3 who has been specializing in pregnancy and newborn imagery for over 16 years. Her classic images for an established and growing A List clientele have appeared in numerous publications, books, websites, and physician offices. In...

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  • Room: N226
A regular face at WPPI, Kenny Kim always brings clear, meaningful, practical messages to his master classes. With ten years of shooting destination weddings under his belt, Kim will share his treasure trove full of insights about how to be an effective wedding photographer. You will walk away with solid... ...read more...
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Kenny Kim

Kenny Kim has always been fascinated by the visual arts, especially the connection between art and photography. Combined with his love of travel and culture, he has become one of the most respected and sought after destination and wedding photographers of his industry. Since 2006, Kenny Kim Photography has...

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  • Room: N228
This class is jam-packed with tricks for directing, easy ways to get killer poses out of your subjects, tips for flattering angles and tons more. You'll learn how to gain your clients trust so they invest in your vision, how to create a set that fosters awesomeness, how to naturally... ...read more...
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Ben Sasso

Ben is photographer and educator living in Los Angeles. Aside from photography, he is all about nature (camping, climbing, hiking and running around), and has a self proclaimed, unmanly love for cats. Ben is a firm believer in fostering a close-knit photo community and encouraging individual progression. We’re all in...

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Monday, February 06, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: N109/112
In this class, Jen will give you tips and tricks to flatter all women using wardrobe and posing secrets she has learned over the years. Whether you shoot boudoir, weddings or seniors, this class will help you increase your knowledge about how to dress and pose any woman of any... ...read more...
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Jen Rozenbaum

Jen Rozenbaum embraces her femininity while allowing women to embrace their own. By daring her clients to shed their clothes, they begin to shed their inhibitions. In just seven years, Jen has found a burgeoning audience in the intimate photography market. She proves that you can own your world if...

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  • Room: N115/117
Ready to make your own hours? Ready to focus on one job? Ready to live your dream? This jam-packed class will give you the steps you need to make sure you are ready to make the jump to successfully go full time. We will cover booking more clients, building a... ...read more...
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Matt Kennedy
Matt Kennedy Photography Ltd

Matt is a creative, an entrepreneur and a professional mess maker, while Carissa is an organizer, a planner and professional mess cleaner. Together they have built a wedding photography business around serving their clients and other photographers. While shooting an average of 30-35 weddings a year locally and around the...

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Sponsored by: WHCC
  • Room: N201/204
One of the most difficult steps during video postproduction is finding and incorporating the right music for the final video clip. During this class, Jose Ortiz will discuss proven methods to enhance the music selection for your wedding videos, improving the experience for the viewer. Topics will include: teaching and... ...read more...
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Jose Ortiz

"International wedding filmmaker with the ability to tell their unique stories movies of real people. During the last 10 years , Jose Ortiz has been contributing in the wedding film industry by raising standards to a new level and inspiring others to do the same . The winner of international awards is one of...

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  • Room: N205/208
In this Hands On platform class • Corinne will share her concepts and imagery from capture to print, and into post-production.  • She will edit live for this platform.   • Corinne will demonstrate her photography posing, lighting and editing style that has made a following in her market that has sets her... ...read more...
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  • Room: N209/212
An aerial drone will soon become the next important tool that you add to your camera bag. Are you ready? Does the thought of a flying camera excite you or stress you out? Where do you begin? What are the rules? What are the possibilities?     DJI Aerial drone photography experts... ...read more...
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Randy Braun
DJI

Randy Jay Braun has been a professional photographer for thirty years on the island of Maui. For most of those years Braun also owned and operated Hawaii’s most successful photography retail art gallery. In 2012, the DJI Phantom quadcopter came onto the market and Randy was one of the first photographers...

Stacy Garlington
DJI

Inspiration came during a close encounter with a humpback whale in a kayak near Maui; an experience that forever changed her life. Since then Stacy Garlington spends much of her time studying the​ art of photography and creating images using small aerial drones. Stacy noted the tremendous potential of aerial photography...

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  • Room: N119/120
Celebrity wedding photographer and veteran digital photography instructor Mike Colón  has been rigorously testing and exclusively shooting with mirrorless cameras for over two years now.  From camera body and lens selection, to custom settings and workflow, you won't want to miss this photo-inspirational and information-rich presentation that will help you... ...read more...
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Mike Colón

Mike Colón is a wedding & lifestyle photographer based in Southern California. His fast-paced career has spanned more than twenty years and has taken him all over the world. Him and his team have photographed countless celebrities including music moguls Usher and Timbaland. Colón also shoots fashion...

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  • Room: N113/114
Does it seem like an invisible wall holds you back from your creative best, reaching the clients you desire and experiencing the fulfillment you want in life? Join Jeff and Julia Woods as they share incredible truths about how commitment precedes creativity, how to get unstuck from limitations and how... ...read more...
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Jeff Woods
Beautiful Outcome

Jeffrey and Julia Woods have been in the photography industry for over 22 years photographing weddings, portraits, high school seniors, and commercial photography. As well as, educating photographers around the world. Much of their education centered around helping photographers to prioritize and keep their family relationships first while building successful...

Julia Woods
Beautiful Outcome

Jeffrey and Julia Woods have been in the photography industry for over 22 years photographing weddings, portraits, high school seniors, and commercial photography. As well as, educating photographers around the world. Much of their education centered around helping photographers to prioritize and keep their family relationships first while building successful...

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Monday, February 06, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: N224
In this master class, we will further explore concepts and practices of wedding photojournalism as we go beyond the foundation of Light, Composition, and Moments. We will continue on the journey of learning how to think through any wedding scenarios and tackle difficult challenges to capture authentic, meaningful photographs for... ...read more...
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Huy Nguyen

"Huy Nguyen was a successful photojournalist and wedding photographer in Dallas, TX until 2010 when he founded the Fearless Photographers directory. His photography emphasized quirky, candid, moments that constantly surprised and delighted his clients. Huy Nguyen is also the founder of the Foundation Workshops, the world’s most challenging photography workshops...

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  • Room: N226
International wedding and portrait shooter Zabrina Deng will discuss different approaches to posing. From elegantly posing the bride to posing fashion-savvy couples with out-of-the  box ideas on location, she will explain why, how and what to include in a photograph and how to work with the environment as well as... ...read more...
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Zabrina Deng

Zabrina is the soul of JeZa Photography (www.jezaphoto.com) and is based in California who travelled the world to do wedding, engagement & pre-weddding photography. She is an SONY Artisans of Imagery of the United States and a holder of WPPI master photographer and processor for over 60 international award-winning...

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  • Room: N228
Would you like to make more money this year and enjoy creating images that make your heart sing? Join photographer Matthew Jordan Smith as he shares how you can stand out, make more money and have more fun in photography. You will walk away from this program feeling excited and... ...read more...
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Matthew Jordan Smith
Matthew Jordan Smith

Matthew is best known for his portraits of celebrities, actors and models, among them Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin and Samuel L. Jackson. His client list includes Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Sony Entertainment, HBO and Showtime. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Vision...

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  • Room: N230
Nationally-published and award-winning senior and wedding photographer Tomayia Colvin will show you how to build your brand by giving back to your local community. Colvin will share how she's gained local and national recognition through her philanthropy work, and has simultaneously built an epic brand by giving back to her... ...read more...
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Tomayia Colvin
Tomayia Colvin Photography, LLC

Tomayia Colvin is a former educator with 9 years of experience teaching high school and middle school English, Yearbook, and Photography in public schools. She is a high school senior and wedding portrait photographer in Houston, Texas and for the last four years has inspired her high school clients to...

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Monday, February 06, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: N249-N251
Get an exclusive look at innovative products and software solutions from dozens of WPPI exhibitors before the Expo officially opens. Mix and mingle in this social setting. It’s an opportunity to network with the media and photography colleagues to make new contacts, develop relationships, get one-on-one advice and explore opportunities. ...
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Monday, February 06, 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM

    Join us every night of the expo as WPPI goes out "after hours" at Las Vegas nightclubs. Attendees receive complimentary access by showing their WPPI badge. Must have a valid 21-and-over ID and adhere to the dress code: no sneakers, work boots, athletic wear (women/men), sandals, shorts or hats (men only). Jewel... ...read more...

      Tuesday, February 07, 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

      • Room: Westgate Hotel Main Lobby Area
      Rise and Shine! Time to take care of the mind and body while at WPPI! Join the Movement by participating in the early morning WPPI Fun Run where not only do you get in a little exercise; you get to see the Vegas Strip before the crowds take up the... ...read more...
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      Tuesday, February 07, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

      • Room: N222
      Whether you're new to editing video, transitioning from legacy Final Cut Pro or building a team of editors, we will speed up post-production time and jump-start you in the right direction in this introductory course on Final Cut Pro X. This session will cover the overall interface, importing, managing media,... ...read more...
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      Michael Padilla

      Michael Padilla is the co-founder & Creative Director of the internationally award-winning studio Visual Masterpiece. The studio has specialized in destination and high-end cultural events since 2004. Michael is a true artisan; attended art college at age 13, had his artwork published at 14 and interned at a world renowned...

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      • Room: N224
      Attendees will learn both tangible business advice as well as how to overcome the mental hurdles blocking their profitability. The practical application will be how to bring in more clients, price for better profitability, reduce expenses and improve margins. In addition, Angeles will address the mental blocks around money, including... ...read more...
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      Tiffany Angeles
      Unlimited Style Photography

      Tiffany Angeles is a business owner, speaker and coach. She teaches entrepreneurs how to get more out of life by giving them the confidence to take charge of their money. Tiffany successfully navigated leaving the security of her corporate job to turn her part-time photography business into a successful full...

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      • Room: N226
      Does wedding photography need a “style?” In this class, Danny Dong will take an in-depth look at how his signature style helped him grow and stand out in today's competitive wedding photography market. Dong will look back at the changes in his work over the past six years and share... ...read more...
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      Danny Dong
      Danny Dong Photography

      Danny & Julia Dong started their wedding photography boutique studio in 2009 in the San Francisco bay area and successfully market their brand which is one of the most high-end wedding photography teams in the US. Within 6 years of time in business, Danny & Julia have become one of...

      Julia Dong
      Danny Dong Photography

      Danny & Julia Dong started their wedding photography boutique studio in 2009 in the San Francisco bay area and successfully market their brand which is one of the most high-end wedding photography teams in the US. Within 6 years of time in business, Danny & Julia have become one of...

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      • Room: N228
      Learn how to  create tailor made albums for your clients from concept to final layout. David Bastianoni (winner of last years wedding album Grand Award)  will cover Inspiration, instinct and reason in creating albums. There is power in our art. David will teach you how to be unique using your... ...read more...
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      David Bastianoni
      David Bastianoni

      David Bastianoni is born in a family of esteemed and creative photographers, David Bastianoni, approaches photography since his young age thus following the path of his grandfather, father and uncle narrating since 1932 the realism of personal stories and feelings through images. The power of his images is driven by deep...

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      • Room: N230
      Get the most of your captured image. Find out what goes into producing a high-end image from Raw conversion to full processing and retouching. Learn some of the best techniques in Capture One Pro, Camera Raw/Lightroom and Photoshop. Christian will share his everyday techniques and will also give you some... ...read more...
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      Chris Lalonde
      Photolux Studio Ltd

      Since 1997, Christian Lalonde has worked as a commercial photographer with Photolux Studio, working in the world of Photography for many local, national and international clients, in both the private and public sector. Prior to working with Photolux, Christian was a photographer at one of Canada’s largest commercial studios, located...

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      Tuesday, February 07, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      • Room: Westgate Conference Room 1
      Going 100% mirrorless has forever changed me as a wedding photographer.  It has by far been the most exciting thing I've experienced in camera gear innovation since 2001 when I made the switch from film to digital! Just a few of the things that have significantly improved for me since making... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Mike Colón

      Mike Colón is a wedding & lifestyle photographer based in Southern California. His fast-paced career has spanned more than twenty years and has taken him all over the world. Him and his team have photographed countless celebrities including music moguls Usher and Timbaland. Colón also shoots fashion...

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      • Room: Westgate Conference Room 2
       Shoot, Edit, and retouch with the 'Fantastic 3'. Learn from 3 of WPPI masters in this unique full day immersive experience. Keda Z Feng, Nik Pekridis & Johnson Wee will take you through shooting with ambient light, LED, speedlights and teach you how to combine all of them under various conditions.... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Keda Z.

      KEDA Z. FENG is the Founder and principle of KEDA.Z Photography Gallery. He is from Johor Bahru, Malaysia. A member of SGM (Soka Gakkai Malaysia) and is madly in love with art. From a young age in primary school, he loved drawing and had frequently joined drawing competitions and won...

      Nik Pekridis

      Nik Pekridis is a Greek based global wedding photographer. A fulltime 30 year professional and a 3rd generation wedding photographer, Nik was re-born and rejuvenated after attending a 2007 Greek seminar from internationally known photographer. ...

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      • Room: Westgate Conference Room 3
      The perfect hands-on class with a master photographer of Low light. Join Yervant as he shares, shows and tells how to find the magic in low light and the tools he uses to render light. Yervant will take you through the technical aspects, camera settings, thought process and his creative vision.... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Yervant Zanazanian

      Grand Master Photographer Yervant is internationally celebrated as ‘The Most Influential Wedding Photographer Of Our Time’ – WPPI, 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award...

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      • Room: Westgate Conference Room 4
      The most important skill of a successful photographer is to create exciting and impacting images in less-than-perfect lighting scenarios. Join Canon Master Ryan Schembri as he shares how to control and master the most important ingredient of the image making process—light. Schembri will take you through not only his lighting... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Ryan Schembri

      RYAN SCHEMBRI – APP.L, M.Photog IV, Hon-LM, WPPI – Triple Master Ryan Schembri has been part of the photography industry his whole life. Growing up in a photographic family, he was printing at his father’s laboratory at the age of 12. Ten years ago, he took over the family Wedding...

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      • Room: Westgate Conference Room 5
      Without an idea you are just holding a camera.  Your photography should allow others to feel what you see; not see what is there. This self-discovery class will unlock methods and techniques to form and translate your ideas into a new language - your photography.  Through exercises and drills we will challenge one... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Parker Pfister

      Parker J Pfister is an avant-garde director of photography and photographer based out of Asheville, NC, but traveling often. His capacity to not only navigate and embrace any given situation, but to own it and make it speak is what distinguishes him from others. An image must speak. It must...

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      • Room: Westgate Conference Room 6
      After nearly 1000 weddings, several thousand portraits and over 25 solo and group exhibitions of his award winning Fine Art Imagery, AIPP Grand Master Tony Hewitt knows a thing or two about images that connect and have impact. Be inspired as he shares the secrets behind images that tell stories,... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tony Hewitt

      G.M.PHOTOG., HON. FAIPP, FNZIPP, Double Master of WPPI phone : +61 411 555508
web : www.tonyhewitt.com email : tony@tonyhewitt.com Tony is an ‘Honorary Fellow’ & ‘Grand Master of Photography’ of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). Tony’s career highlights feature over 300 State, National and International awards. In September 2013,...

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      Tuesday, February 07, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

      • Room: N109/114
      As the most awarded photographer and first Grand Master of WPPI, Jerry Ghionis has been attending and presenting for 14 years in a row. His groundbreaking and influential work has mesmerized audiences, having never presented the same seminar twice. Jerry is proud to present the show opening keynote seminar with... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Jerry Ghionis

      Jerry Ghionis is widely celebrated as being among the top five best wedding photographers in the world. Jerry and his wife, Melissa, are based in Melbourne, Australia and Beverly Hills, USA. Together they travel frequently on international photography assignments and speaking engagements. Married in January 2011, Jerry and Melissa work...

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      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      As photographers we need to embrace the fact that light is always present however, its not always perfect and its not always ideal. Essentially when we light something we are trying to mimic natural or available light in order to maintain ambiance in the shot. Join Rocco Ancora on this... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Rocco Ancora

      Rocco Ancora's consistent passion and excellence in his photography continues to be rewarded with him winning the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) prestigious "Wedding Grand Award" in 2013. Named as one of the Top Ten Photographers in the world by the iconic photography magazine American Photo, Rocco's poetic imagery...

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      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      Join Sony Artisan Joe Brady and see the techniques, tips and gear you need to master portraits with off-camera flash. We’ll put basic speedlights to use with a variety of light shapers to create studio-quality portraits in any location. You will learn how to add just the right amount of... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Joe Brady

      Joe Brady is a photographer, educator, author, photo workshop leader and studio owner who has been teaching photography and photo editing for over twenty years. Joe is honored to be a member of Sony’s Artisans of Imaging program, is an author on Lynda.com and is a contributing author for the...

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      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      Learn how I utilize one light to tell a client's story in the most creative way. Learn to see the "Second Shot" and push yourself outside your comfort zone! Becoming Creative is an Unlearning process. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Easton Reynolds
      SLR LOUNGE / LUREY PHOTOGRAPHY

      Easton and his company LUREY Photography have been named one of the top 100 Wedding Photography Companies in the US for 2015(Brandsmash) as well as 2016 (SLR Lounge). LUREY has also been named "One Light Wonders" By RangeFinder. This dynamic company is based in the Philadelphia area and they focus...

      Sponsored by: Adorama
      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      On this Photo Walk you will get to combine incredible Las Vegas resort lifestyle locations with a professional model and tons of location lighting advice from New York City Assignment Photographer, Erik Valind. Valind will introduce you to various pieces of natural-lighting equipment to help you tame bright sunlight while... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Erik Valind

      Erik Valind is a freelance photographer, born and raised on the Florida beaches, now living in New York City. Specializing in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture - airy and energetic imagery defines the style and vision of this top pro photographer. Erik also shares his visual approach, techniques...

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      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      What makes a headshot different than any other portrait type? Intention. We will explore what this means and how to use it in every aspect of capturing an image that portrays confidence in your subject. A headshot is designed to be the calling card, the face of one who is... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Lori Patrick

      Lori Patrick started producing headshots in 2006 for a newspaper covering arts and entertainment. She started her studio service soon after. In 1983 she studied with New York Institute of Photography. As a community builder she is host of Headshots with Lori Patrick on Facebook where she fosters those learning...

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      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      Join Tomayia Colvin as she shoots high school seniors on the Vegas strip and shares innovative techniques and secrets that make a sensational shoot. She will discuss how to make your subjects look and feel their best, exploring how to put your clients at ease so that everyone has fun... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Tomayia Colvin
      Tomayia Colvin Photography, LLC

      Tomayia Colvin is a former educator with 9 years of experience teaching high school and middle school English, Yearbook, and Photography in public schools. She is a high school senior and wedding portrait photographer in Houston, Texas and for the last four years has inspired her high school clients to...

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      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      During this photo walk we will find great backdrops as well as perfect light to use for compositing subjects into as we roam the streets no matter what the weather. By knowing how light and location can be manipulated and used to our advantage, we can create art anywhere at... ...read more...
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      Brooke Shaden

      Brooke Shaden was born in March of 1987 in Lancaster, PA, USA. She grew up near the "Amish Country" until attending Temple University. She was photographically born in December 2008 after graduating from Temple with bachelor degrees in film and English. She began creating self-portraits for ease and...

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      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      Have you ever been forced to use a less than desirable location to take photographs or even worse, one that’s downright ugly?  We all have at one point or another so it’s good to have the skill set to handle any situation presented to you.  Join Canon’s Eric Stoner as... ...read more...
      Speaker(s)
      Eric Stoner

      Eric's photographic career spans over 28 years as a portraitist and commercial photographer. He has been working with Canon for over 10 years teaching seminars on photography and how to get the most out of Canon equipment. His teaching style is very relaxed so he finds his students retain more...

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      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
      An hour and a half of hands-on posing and coaching with Mike Long and one of his Pin-Up Bombshells, taking in some of the Vegas scenery.  Refresh or refine your posing skills as Mike and his model help you in the subtle art of posing and framing your shot....
      Speaker(s)
      Mike Long
      Portland Pin-Ups

      A very American Englishman Mike Long: I have been lucky enough to have had two births the first was in the very early 1970s in England. I lived a very happy, if somewhat beige life, settling in London where I lived for over 10 years. I was then reborn when my...

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      Tuesday, February 07, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

        Touch, try and compare all the latest cameras, lenses, printers, accessories and services from the biggest and best names in the industry! Plus: Relax in the Photo Den, "take your best shot" inside #WPPIShoots brought to you by B&H Photo, attend presentations, and browse through the Honors of Excellence Gallery.... ...read more...

          Tuesday, February 07, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

          • Room: N222
          Creating beautiful, intimate portraits with parents is the perfect way for them to exist in photos with their children. Join Kelly Brown as she demonstrates in a live shoot how to make parents feel confident and comfortable. Brown will teach you her posing and lighting techniques and what camera angles... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Kelly Brown
          Little Pieces Photography Pty Ltd

          Kelly Brown is a portrait photographer from Brisbane, Australia and a Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and WPPI. Kelly started her business Little Pieces Photography in 2005, and specializes in newborn and baby portraiture. Kelly has diplomas in both Business and Photography and has been...

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          • Room: N224
          Album sales and other photographic products account for well over 50 percent of our wedding revenue. We will show you how we have grown our business during this ever-changing economy in the competitive Los Angeles and Orange County wedding markets. The most important ingredients in our recipe for success are:... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Joe Barnet

          Joe and Mirta Barnet have built a successful wedding, corporate and portrait photography business in the competitive Los Angeles / Orange County area. Joe received his formal training in accounting, photography and photo communications from East Los Angeles College and California State University Fullerton. After college Joe co-owned a...

          Mirta Barnet

          Joe and Mirta Barnet have built a successful wedding, corporate and portrait photography business in the competitive Los Angeles / Orange County area. Joe received his formal training in accounting, photography and photo communications from East Los Angeles College and California State University Fullerton. After college Joe co-owned a...

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          • Room: N226
          Learn how to achieve $100,000-plus in Volume Photography in a new and creative way.  A beginning to end “Hands-on” approach to Volume Photography.  Learn how Melanie transitions her Portrait clients into Volume Clients and vice versa.  Melanie will share her unique ways that  EXTREME Senior and Team Banners have become... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Melanie Anderson

          Melanie Anderson, Cr. Photog., CPP Melanie is a wife to her husband Bill, of 22 years and a mother of their 4 children, Sarah, Emily, Kayla and Billy –Not only does she travel the country educating others, judging print competitions, photographing and filming for commercial clients, she has...

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          • Room: N228
          This Master Class is designed to help in three different ways: Posing will be done Live and Using LED Lighting! So bring your camera's Rick will show you how to bring your lighting to a new dimension! He will also create Posing tips for body language and hand posing! Rick will also drop the... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Rick Ferro
          Rick Ferro Photography

          Rick Ferro: Is a Certified PPA Master Craftsmen and in 2002 Rick was honored with the Photography Service Award at the United Nations in N.Y. Rick has attended WPPI for 26 years, and in the last 14 years has been a Speaker and Judge. Rick has been a member of...

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          • Room: N230
          If you are a portrait photographer, you have undoubtedly seen the current crazy over “mini” sessions in the past several years, which you most likely either love or hate to deal with.  With over 15 years in the industry, Alycia has found a successful and financially benefitting way to incorporate... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Alycia Savage Alvarez

          With over 15 years in the industry and studios in both Dallas, TX and Tampa, FL, Alycia is an Internationally Award winning portrait photographer, who specializes in babies and children. Alycia's objective with each person she photographs is to create an image that will reveal something truly unique about...

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          Tuesday, February 07, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

          • Room: N222
          Chicago-based wedding photographer Collin Pierson has seen it all: rain, sleet, snow, hurricanes and tornados, just to name a few. This Master Class will challenge you to think of inclement conditions as an opportunity, not a "911." Using techniques in lighting, composition and the surroundings to your advantage, Pierson will... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Collin Pierson

          Collin Pierson is a lifestyle and destination wedding photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. After working for newspapers, professional sports, and in his own studio Collin created a style that is both candid and dramatic. Collin's passionate and personalized approach toward his profession and clients is reflected in the images he...

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          • Room: N224
          People often ask how Jose developed his style, and how he creates images that stand out in today's highly competitive wedding market. His approach applies fine-art photography to the living, breathing, fast-moving phenomenon that is a wedding. It is all about making something beautiful. Jose's goal is to craft vibrant,... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Jose Villa

          Jose Villa’s Fine Art Wedding Photography has been featured in many Magazines around the world, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, GO Wedding Style New England, Pacific Rim Weddings, Brides, The Knot, Instyle Weddings, PDN Wedding issue, American Photo Wedding issue, Your Wedding Day. Santa Barbara Magazine, Elegant...

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          Sponsored by: Fuji
          • Room: N226
          Making elegant family group photos efficiently and quickly will not only endear you to parents, but will also make them strong advocates for your business. It will also impress future potential clients. Learn simple, effective prompts to bring control to this sometimes chaotic event. Become familiar with the process of... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          David Anthony Williams

          A Master of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (II), a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a Master of the WPPI Honors system, and a recipient of the Accolade Lifetime Achievement Award from WPPI. David is also an accredited member of the PPOC in 6 categories. He has won...

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          • Room: N228
          Join Sony Artisan of Imagery and Rotolight Master of Light Jason Lanier for an in depth, hands-on 2 hour class on how to Master Your Lighting.  Jason is bringing his very successful Master Your Lighting Workshop series that he teaches around the world into the classroom for you to learn... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Jason Lanier

          Jason Lanier is an award winning, world-traveled photographer who loves shooting all different types of photography. From natural lighting to complex off camera flash and LED lighting, Jason loves exploring photography and shares his experiences with the rest of the world on his YouTube Channel. His travels have taken him...

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          • Room: N230
          Adding boudoir to your business or improving the boudoir business you already have can add extra income and generate business during even the slowest of seasons. In this dynamic, jam-packed class, Jacquelynn will share her top ten posing and lighting tips. With a live demonstration, you’ll learn how to achieve... ...read more...
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          Jacquelynn Buck
          Photography by Jacquelynn Buck

          Jacquelynn is a full-time, totally enamored photographer {#dreamlife}, foodie {#sotasty}, wine-lover {#drinkme}, travel junkie {#takemethere #morethanonce} and coffee addict {#wakemeup} She has been living her dream for nine years and currently owns a boutique studio in Tucson AZ, photographing weddings, family portraits, seniors, and, of course, boudoir - her first...

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          Tuesday, February 07, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

          • Room: N222
          Learn how to select the right location, proper clothing and new poses that sell. Frank Salas will share the latest lighting setup, camera and lens choices and camera settings to create unique engagement photos. In addition, learn how to pre-sell albums and wall prints even before the photos have been... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Frank Salas

          Frank Salas continues to be one of the most successful wedding photographers in Southern California. He is recognized as a Master Photographer and a Photographic Craftsmen by the Professional Photographers of America. He is also a frequent speaker at many national and international conferences such as WPPI, Imaging USA and...

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          • Room: N224
          Alison Carlino is on a mission to make sure that every client understands, appreciates and follows through with the production of a product in printed form. Carlino will discuss the process of shooting for the book design from start to finish. She will share the 15 parts of a wedding... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Alison Carlino

          Alison photographs weddings, portraits, and commercial assignments and teaches lighting off camera and modern posing around the world. As a former master degreed teacher, Alison is able to relate to students both technically and personally. In her 12th year of business, she hosts multi and single day workshops at her...

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          • Room: N226
          Each light has its own characteristics and temperatures. David Beckstead will help you demystify the wide world of LED lighting in a fun and dynamic way. LED is not a replacement for flash/speed lights, yet LED is an essential lighting tool in a photographer’s bag. Attendees will learn how to... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          David Beckstead
          David Beckstead

          David was named The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo magazine - March 2007 David is truly a mountain man at heart! He has traveled and photographed in over 75 countries and almost every state in the US. He has hiked thousands of miles of backcountry,...

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          • Room: N228
          Jeremy Chan will discuss how to use composition and post processing to creating breath-taking storytelling images. Learn how to transform a typical photograph into a gallery-worthy fine art piece. Chan will dissect his approach to composite and retouching portrait, wedding and fashion photos using simple but essential Photoshop tools such... ...read more...
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          Jeremy Chan
          SONY

          Jeremy Chan is a SONY Artisan and a Master Retoucher and Art Director of JEZA Photography; He has been in the graphic design industry for more than 17 years. He has been known for his signature photo retouching skills; Jeremy has become one of the world’s most famous master Photoshop...

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          • Room: N230
          It's not rocket science - join Brian and Allison as they explore ten of wedding photography's most challenging lighting situations and show you how to easily create more interesting and professional work. From overhead sun to pitch black receptions students will learn how to modify natural sunlight and easily work... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Allison Callaway

          Allison and Brian Callaway are beyond excited to come back to WPPI! Recently named Fearless Photographers Top Ten in 2015 and 2013, and Junebug Best of the Best for the last six years, their work has appeared in National Geographic, People, Us Weekly, Huffington Post, Rangefinder, and PDN. They...

          Brian Callaway

          Brian and Allison Callaway are beyond excited to come back to WPPI! Recently named Fearless Photographers Top Ten in 2015 and 2013, and Junebug Best of the Best for the last six years, their work has appeared in National Geographic, People, Us Weekly, Huffington Post, Rangefinder, and PDN. They...

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          Sponsored by: ProDPI

          Tuesday, February 07, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

          • Room: N119/120
          Attendees will leave with a blueprint on how to conduct post wedding and portrait sales with averages in the thousands of dollars. By embracing two major shifts in our industry, the power of print and the role of storytelling, students will be able to make a seismic shift in their... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Andrew Funderburg

          Andrew Fundy Funderburg, photography expert and industry visionary has a passion for people, capturing emotions and telling their stories through print. He is the creator of the Fundy Design Suite software platform and the founder of Fundy Software. The Fundy Suite has transformed countless photography businesses and facilitated the production...

          Mike Allebach
          Allebach Photography

          Hailed by a Rock n Roll Bride as “the Original Tattooed Bride Photographer”. Mike started a movement to make Tattooed Brides acceptable. He believes in the power of In Person Sales and Album Sales to create life long clients. Never having held a sales job in his life,...

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          • Room: N201/204
          In a world where everyone is a photographer, old business practices won't always work anymore. For many, the challenge lies in establishing your value as a creative, promoting and selling your value and delivering the goods in efficient and profitable ways. While an oversaturated market can be hard to stand... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Dane Sanders

          After more than twelve years working as a professional photographer, Dane Sanders consults & speaks on creativity, productivity & getting your best work to market. He helps artists make their way in business & helps businesses create better art. He's also authored two business books for creatives - Fast Track...

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          Sponsored by: WHCC
          • Room: N205/208
          Pete Wright is an international award-winning Master Photographer and writer based out of Bradenton, Fl. As a fourth generation artist and second generation photographer Pete got his start as a professional and college sports photographer and eventually expanded into weddings and portrait photography. Outside of his client work Pete has... ...read more...
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          Pete Wright

          Richard’s fluid combination of photography with fine art skills stems from his original artistic roots and his portraits certainly reflect that. Trained in all types of media, Richard is one of our members that utilize digital painting in combination with his photography in order to create his fine art portrait...

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          • Room: N209/212
          Let’s talk about utilizing the simplest of tools to create separation in your brand and the product you are selling. It’s called “common sense” (it’s not rocket science). Subtly separating yourself from the pack can only work in your favor. The best thing about common sense and subtle changes for... ...read more...
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          Dan O'Day

          “I try to apply curiosity, alternative thought and sensitivity (with a little bit of humour) to everything that I do” Dan O’Day is an Australian based Photographer, specializing in wedding and Fine Art photography. Influenced by his former life as a contemporary artist, Dan’s wedding images reflect the commitment to his...

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          • Room: N109/112
          Photographers often find themselves in a rush at photo shoots. Because of this, we use light to simply illuminate our photo. But what will raise you above the vast number of photographers is to use light in a way that will communicate a message to the viewer. Come learn how... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Roberto Valenzuela

          Roberto Valenzuela is a photographer based in Beverly Hills, CA. He has been honored by Canon USA to be one of the few chosen photographers to be part of their prestigious Canon Explorer of Light program. Roberto developed his unique teaching style by following the same practice regimen he developed...

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          • Room: N113/114
           If you’ve never attended one of Rob Greer’s classes on SEO, you’re in for a treat. If you’ve seen him speak before, come back again for ALL NEW MATERIAL. In this highly informative session, Rob Greer covers the fundamentals of search engine optimization with a focus on photographers. Rob will... ...read more...
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          Rob Greer

          Rob Greer knows SEO and been building websites and web-based applications since 1995. He has owned and sold successful dotcoms and as Managing Director of E-commerce for a professional consultancy his past clients include Walmart, Dillards, AOL, Conoco, Schlumberger, NASA, and hundreds of other companies. Today, as a professional wedding,...

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          • Room: N115/117
          Selling portraits has changed dramatically over the past few years.  Before digital we had proofs and some even scanned images to do sales.  As digital took hold of our industry so did digital files leaving printed photographs and portraits sales in the past. It’s time to reengage with printed portraits for... ...read more...
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          Michele Celentano

          After 25 years of experience, her passion for transforming photographs into treasured memories for families only continues to grow. Michele Celentano is the author of “Photographing Families - Tips for Capturing Timeless Images”. Most recently she appeared on CreativeLive.com for a three day workshop about photographing families that...

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          • Room: N249/251
          Do you want to grow your photography business and start offering beautiful wedding films? Learning the many elements needed to create a memorable wedding film can be a daunting task. Let Ning Wong explain how he records audio, lights his subject and uses proper support systems, and hear him give... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Ning Wong
          Ning Wong Studios

          Ning's diverse career path is what makes him so unique and versatile. Right after UCLA, he started out as an electrical engineer, became an IT Director, dove into sales and marketing, and finally ended up as a Microsoft technical trainer and corporate event planner. After leaving the corporate rat race...

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          • Room: N245/247
          Learn how to light like Vermeer & Rembrandt, masters of the Dutch Golden Age. Discover how to create drama through the techniques of Caravaggio. See how the styles of American Realism such as Edward Hopper’s ushered in a new way of presenting stories. While many people talk about lighting, few... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          David Edmonson
          Edmonson LLC

          David Edmonson is called a “Master Photographer to Master Photographers” and with good reason. With a lifetime spent impacting the industry, the indelible impact David Edmonson leaves with clients, students and peers around the world is remarkable. No doubt, his signature style is unmistakable. But it’s his “Iron-Sharpens-Iron” philosophy that...

          Luke Edmonson
          Edmonson LLC

          Luke Edmonson is a master photographer, global speaker, educator and print competition judge. In the WPPI Honors of Excellence program, Luke is currently a Double Master of WPPI while also serving as a judge in the Annual and 8x10 Print Competitions. He is a Co-Founder and graduate of WPPI-C, the...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          Join two of Signature Weddings Top 30 Wedding Photographers of the World & WPPI Master Photographers Tracey Taylor and Dee Green, of 37 Frames Photography, for a WPPI Photo Walk highlighting posing ideas for same-sex couples. Accompany them and their real couple, learning how to add another important posing skillset... ...read more...
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          Dee Green
          37 Frames Photography

          Dee Green and Tracey Taylor are the creative force behind 37 Frames Photography and two of the Most Sought after Destination Wedding Photographers for 2017. With studios in Tokyo, Japan & now Australia, this duo are multi-award winning wedding photographers worldwide. Tracey & Dee have been named in the Top 150...

          Tracey Taylor
          37 Frames Photography

          Tracey Taylor and Dee Green are the creative force behind 37 Frames Photography and two of the Most Sought after Destination Wedding Photographers for 2017. With studios in Tokyo, Japan & now Australia, this duo are multi-award winning wedding photographers worldwide. Tracey & Dee have been named in the Top 150...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          SLR Lounge authors, and Arizona destination wedding photographers, Amii & Andy (Sunshine & Reign Photography) approach wedding photography with an arsenal, from convex lenses and prisms to a slew of legit gear from TetherTools. Prepare to take your flash off your camera and get a glimpse inside Amii & Andy's... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Amii Kauth

          Amii & Andy Kauth (Sunshine & Reign Photography) are a wife and husband team of rad destination wedding photographers based out of the great state of Arizona, where the weather is always perfect for weddings, as long as it isn’t July or August! Their work (articles and images) has been...

          Andy Kauth

          Amii & Andy Kauth (Sunshine & Reign Photography) are a wife and husband team of rad destination wedding photographers based out of the great state of Arizona, where the weather is always perfect for weddings, as long as it isn’t July or August! Their work (articles and images) has been...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          It’s easy to get caught up in the plethora of lighting options available to a photographer this day and age, but one source remains true—the sun. Imagine if you will, you’re en route to an amazing location and your batteries die, your reflector tears, or, you forgot that ONE cord... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Jon Lorentz

          Jon Lorentz has always combined creative expression with his passion for education, training, and development. After studying music education at Florida State University, Jon completed the Photographic Technology degree program at Daytona State College while working for Apple and simultaneously growing as a broad-based freelance photographer. Jon's early success at Apple led...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          CreativeLive fans, this is our chance to hang out in Vegas! Leave the lighting gear and models for another Photo Walk, it's time to get real. I've led photographers through the streets of Cuba and Morocco, teaching by example how to approach and create authentic portraits of strangers, even those... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Kenna Klosterman

          Kenna Klosterman is a travel photographer, tour leader, creative connector, say-hi-to-strangers gal and the Lead Host of CreativeLive. Her personal vision is to empower change in the world through photography, simultaneously fostering creative education globally and visual storytelling with her own portraits. She focuses her personal work on documentary...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          Building on last years off-camera flash photowalk, Jo and Jason are back with more flash-goodness for you to add to your bag of tricks! You'll learn several techniques that will elevate your use of off-camera flash immediately; giving your photographs more dynamic appeal, and helping you shape and create light... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Jason Marino

          Jason & JoAnne Marino, recently named top 50 wedding photographers in the US, are experts in capturing real, dramatic moments mixed with sizzling, sexy editorial-style portraits. Making waves with clients from all corners of the globe, the fun-loving couple are big lovers of street food, challenging photographic situations, and shopping...

          JoAnne Marino

          JoAnne and Jason Marino, recently named top 50 wedding photographers in the US, are experts in capturing real, dramatic moments mixed with sizzling, sexy editorial-style portraits. Making waves with clients from all corners of the globe, the fun-loving couple are big lovers of street food, challenging photographic situations, and shopping...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          Follow Tracy Moore on an adventurous photo walk as she teaches you how she grew a fun & successful high school portrait business by breaking the rules & having a blast....
          Speaker(s)
          Tracy Moore

          Tracy Moore is the Troublemaker Photographer for Adventurous Senior Girls. When she's not taking pictures, you can usually find her on Montana waters fly-fishing with her husband. She loves consuming massive amounts of caffeine, exploring the world & being a goof....

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          Join Moshe Zusman and Vanessa Joy on a photo walk as they demonstrate their individual takes on off-camera flash. Start with timeless OCF lighting and posing scenarios with Joy and then seeing how to switch them up for more edge and drama with Zusman. See how you can give your... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Mr  Moshe Zusman
          Moshe Zusman Photography Studio

          With over a decade of photography experience, Moshe is recognized for his innovative use of lighting and color, and a uniquely confident style. His work has earned him accolades including the WeddingWire Brides Choice Award for five years in a row, and has landed him in local and national media...

          Vanessa Joy

          Vanessa Joy has been an influential wedding photographer in the photography community for years. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since earned 5 college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, started her own business in 2008, and began teaching around the world in 2009. Vanessa has spoken...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          You do not need to be in a studio to create studio looking portaits. I will teach you how to create studio style portraits on location by using natural light and a few simple modifiers....
          Speaker(s)
          Craig LaMere
          Moz Studios

          Craig La Mere is an award winning professional portrait photographer as well as an international speaker, educator and published author from Pocatello, Idaho. Along with running his full time studio in Idaho he travels teaching and speaking to other professional photographers. Craig has taught and spoke in Dallas, Chicago, Las...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          Join Sony Artisan, Katrin Eismann at the Neon Museum for a very unique photo experience!  Transportation, entrance fees are provide by Sony and creative inspiration provided by Kartin....
          Speaker(s)
          Katrin Eismann

          Katrin is the co-author of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Photoshop Masking & Compositing, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Real World Digital Photography – all of which have been translated into numerous languages for worldwide distribution. In 2005, Katrin was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame and her images have...

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          • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
          Finding inspiration and honing all your skills isn't easy but it can be fun! We will make portraits using everyday people and things that we find interesting. I will show you how to approach and give direction that will allow you make a dynamic subject out of anyone you meet.... ...read more...
          Speaker(s)
          Jaleel King

          Jaleel is an award-winning visual storyteller, who has a unique and challenging point of view on life, that finds expression in his photography. Having been in a wheelchair since the age of 8, it has pushed him to embrace the "whys" in life, never using them as excuses, but rather...

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          Tuesday, February 07, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

          • Room: Westgate Hotel - Pavilion 2&3
          Worried about where to hang out after the show? The F-Stop Lounge will be THE place to chill after the tradeshow closes. Come join the WPPI tribe to relax, network, and review the events of the day. There will be a DJ, cash bar, charging stations, games and lots more... ...read more...

            Tuesday, February 07, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

            • Room: N109/112
            In this day and age more photographs are being taken than ever in human history. Photography has become the #1 hobby in the world and we as individuals find ourselves more often than ever in front of a camera. Though this is the case the lure of being photographed remains... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Peter Hurley

            Peter Hurley is somewhat of a rare breed. His haphazard way of moving through life has had him riding the waves around the world on a sailboat, plastered his mug in magazines modeling for the likes of Polo and Abercrombie & Fitch and put over 15,000 faces three feet in...

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            • Room: N113/114
            This fast-paced platform class will demonstrate a number of different lighting setups that wedding photographers can use to create epic images on the fly. All images in the class will be created using simple, compact Speedlights with an emphasis on controlling, modifying and coloring light to create awesome images. If... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Trevor Dayley
            Trevor Dayley Photography

            Trevor Dayley is a commercial wedding photographer that has shot weddings all throughout the world. He was named one of the Top 30 Most Influential Photographers by Brandsmash and one of the Top 100 Wedding Photographers by SLR Lounge. He is an avid learner, book reader, marketer, life hack and...

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            • Room: N119/120
            Video is everywhere. Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat. The play button commands attention. Video content is the most efficient way to market your business right now. As photographers we tend to say to ourselves “but I don’t shoot video - I’m a photographer”  In this class, Sally will show you how,... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Sally Sargood

            For 26 years, Sally Sargood’s passion has been photography. Her role has always been behind the scenes but entrenched in the business of photography. From working in sales and marketing for pro labs, to Personal Assistant for Jerry Ghionis, her’s is a very unique situation where she’s seen first...

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            • Room: N115/117
            Join Cliff Mautner, Nikon Ambassador, two-time WPPI Grand Award-winner, WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award-recipient, one of American PHOTO Magazine's top ten wedding photographers in the world, and a swell guy, as he shares his lifetime of experience in photography in a fast-paced, hilarious, irreverent class that will concentrate on the technical... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Cliff Mautner

            Cliff Mautner's career in photography spans 33 years. After shooting for 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as shooting for an eclectic array of commercial clients ranging from Comcast to Subaru, Cliff launched his wedding photography career. After about 900 weddings or...

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            • Room: N201/204
            Dawn and Bob will show you LIVE how they photograph their couples to capture them in their best LIGHT. Watch how they use off-camera flash to create beautiful photographs anytime, anywhere. Then Bob will download, caption and create a Lightroom Catalog. The Davis's secret weapon, Dawn will take over and... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Bob Davis

            A father takes one of his proudest moments as he walks arm in arm with his daughter, now transformed into a beautiful woman, down the aisle as he silently remembers the story she has created in his life, from boisterous little girl to blushing bride. This love story is an...

            Dawn Davis

            A father takes one of his proudest moments as he walks arm in arm with his daughter, now transformed into a beautiful woman, down the aisle as he silently remembers the story she has created in his life, from boisterous little girl to blushing bride. This love story is an...

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            • Room: N249/251
            So many different photographers talk about business models, but the truth is that there are only a few different types that work in this industry. Matthew Kemmetmueller will go over how to ensure that your business model is profitable. He will go over, in depth, successful studio policies, pricing and... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Matthew Kemmetmueller
            Kemmetmueller

            Matthew Kemmetmueller, AKA “The Body” is the Lead Photographer/Owner of Kemmetmueller Photography based just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Matthew was first introduced to this industry from his father who started Kemmetmueller Photography in 1972. From here Kemmetmueller Photography grew in the metro area to one of the areas largest...

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            • Room: N209/212
            This exceptional educational experience features the photographic talent of one of America's foremost wedding photographers, Bambi Cantrell. Cantrell will demonstrate tips and techniques in lighting, posing and composition guaranteed to excite even the most demanding bride. Bambi will share the secrets to her 30 successful years in the wedding portrait... ...read more...
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            Bambi Cantrell

            World-renowned wedding and portrait photographer, Bambi Cantrell, is one of the most decorated and celebrated professional photographers of our time. After 25 years of photographing some of the most exquisite and breath taking wedding and portrait images from around the world, Bambi Cantrell is virtually a household name Three best selling books: “The Art...

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            • Room: N245/247
            Brianna and Ewan Phelan will talk about both their business and artistic approach to couples' sessions. They will provide a better understanding of who your client will be, what to expect in a session, how to bring out the emotion of your clients and how to make couples’ sessions a... ...read more...
            Speaker(s)
            Brianna Phelan

            Ewan Phelan is an internationally published, traveling intimate lifestyle photographer. His work has taken him around the world, commissioned to shoot in Paris, Australia, New York, Iceland, Scotland, New Zealand, and from one side of North America to the other. His work has been published on such outlets as Cosmopolitan,...

            Ewan Phelan

            Ewan Phelan is an internationally published, traveling intimate lifestyle photographer. His work has taken him around the world, commissioned to shoot in Paris, Australia, New York, Iceland, Scotland, New Zealand, and from one side of North America to the other. His work has been published on such outlets as Cosmopolitan,...

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            • Room: N205/208
            Learn how to accelerate your business potential by organizing and managing your images in Lightroom and using them in new ways to make extra money by selling images through Adobe Stock as well as gaining new clients. You have thousands of images in buried in your computer files that aren’t... ...read more...
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            Jared Platt

            Jared Platt is an international wedding and lifestyle photographer and photographic lecturer. You can see him online at creativeLIVE teaching Lightroom and Photography, on youTube for Profoto's light shaping series "What's the Difference" and catch him at International photo conferences around the globe. Jared has been teaching photography for 20...

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            Tuesday, February 07, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

            • Room: Westgate Pavilion 1 & 6
            Featuring performances by Con Raney and the Royal Foundry, followed by a dance party with Tep No and Tre Coast. The Westgate Pavilion 1 & 6 (next to WPPI's F‐Stop Lounge)....
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            Tuesday, February 07, 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM

              Join us every night of the expo as WPPI goes out "after hours" at Las Vegas nightclubs. Attendees receive complimentary access by showing their WPPI badge. Must have a valid 21-and-over ID and adhere to the dress code: no sneakers, work boots, athletic wear (women/men), sandals, shorts or hats (men only). OMNIA... ...read more...

                Wednesday, February 08, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                • Room: N222
                Most photographers work alone or in a small studio. Sometimes we get into a rut with our workflow, tools and business practices and we are unaware of what our competitors are doing. How much do other photographers earn per client? What percentage of their potential clients do they actually book?... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Joe Milton
                International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

                Based in Portland, Oregon, Joe shot hundreds of weddings over a 20-year career before founding the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) in 2008 to help showcase experienced professionals from around the world. A multi-award winner in the early days of the WPJA, he has seen the development of...

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                • Room: N224
                Are you tired of working your butt off for a marginal profit? Catherine Hall became a world renowned photographer within two years of being in business, attracting big-name sponsors, international press and ten-thousand-dollar-plus clients right out of the gate.  Learn how to navigate rapid success and attract clients that see... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Catherine Hall

                Catherine Hall’s breathtaking images have inspired audiences for over a decade. Her fine-art photography has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, and international assignments have taken her to more than thirty countries on five continents. Catherine’s work regularly appears in leading editorial publications like the New York Times...

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                • Room: N226
                Photographing underwater is such a unique and complex challenge. This class is an introduction to underwater fine-art photography and the science and art of working in a liquid environment. Cheryl Walsh will cover many aspects of her processes from inception of idea to final fine-art print, from the importance of... ...read more...
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                Cheryl Walsh

                Cheryl Walsh is an Orange County, California based Underwater Fine Art Photographer. Winner of multiple WPPI Print and Image Competition Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Winner of WPPI Grand Award 2016 Master Photographer distinction from WPPI Winner Canon Camera International CPS Image of the Year Award 2013...

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                • Room: N228
                There's more to reception lighting than bouncing that flash. During this Master Class, learn practical and consistent ways to light up your dance floors, cake cuttings and toasts. During a live demonstration, Joseph Victor Stefanchik will show you how he lights all aspects of the reception. He will show on-screen... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Joseph Victor Stefanchik

                There are so many ways to take a photograph, and Joseph Victor Stefanchik, known worldwide as JVS, knows how to do them all. But there are a couple things he knows better than all the rest: how to find the best light and how to capture the most important moments....

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                • Room: N230
                Learn the cornerstone techniques and thought processes necessary to walk away from any portrait session with the best image possible. Choosing the right lens and composition to tell your story is just the beginning: You also need to select or create the best light to flatter your subject. Join Erik... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Erik Valind

                Erik Valind is a freelance photographer, born and raised on the Florida beaches, now living in New York City. Specializing in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture - airy and energetic imagery defines the style and vision of this top pro photographer. Erik also shares his visual approach, techniques...

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                Wednesday, February 08, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

                • Room: Westgate Conference Room 1
                Photographers have forgotten the importance and the power of print. Whether it's in the form of a print hanging on a wall or a beautifully printed book, there is something quite emotive and nostalgic about a printed image. The same cannot be said viewing it on a computer screen. Join Post... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Rocco Ancora

                Rocco Ancora's consistent passion and excellence in his photography continues to be rewarded with him winning the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) prestigious "Wedding Grand Award" in 2013. Named as one of the Top Ten Photographers in the world by the iconic photography magazine American Photo, Rocco's poetic imagery...

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                • Room: Westgate Conference Room 2
                Creating a session workflow means you will be working smarter, not harder. During this class Kelly Brown will demonstrate a simple strategy for creating a session workflow that works for you. The first two hours of this class will be a live shoot, followed by Brown demonstrating her post-processing workflow....
                Speaker(s)
                Kelly Brown
                Little Pieces Photography Pty Ltd

                Kelly Brown is a portrait photographer from Brisbane, Australia and a Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography and WPPI. Kelly started her business Little Pieces Photography in 2005, and specializes in newborn and baby portraiture. Kelly has diplomas in both Business and Photography and has been...

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                • Room: Westgate Conference Room 3
                Have you ever wondered how world-class photographers come up with those amazing images? Where do they get the ideas? The props? Look no further than this course. Internationally acclaimed photographer Bambi Cantrell will inspire you with terrific ideas for creating breathtaking images using simple things like plastic, paper and window... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Bambi Cantrell

                World-renowned wedding and portrait photographer, Bambi Cantrell, is one of the most decorated and celebrated professional photographers of our time. After 25 years of photographing some of the most exquisite and breath taking wedding and portrait images from around the world, Bambi Cantrell is virtually a household name Three best selling books: “The Art...

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                • Room: Westgate Conference Room 4
                Go beyond trendy photojournalism and leave your clients with more than just wedding photos. For six hours Tyler Wirken will dive deep into the art of true photojournalism and why taking this approach in wedding photography automatically allows you to customize each shoot for each client, providing them with images... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Tyler Wirken

                Tyler doesn’t consider himself a wedding photographer but more a family historian. Starting out as a newspaper photographer, he discovered a passion for pure documentary photography early in his career and never looked back. After almost ten years in the wedding business, he found himself questioning a lot of conventional...

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                • Room: Westgate Conference Room 5
                Take a journey with Mauro Cantelmi to learn how you, too, can be a standout wedding photographer, exploring creative props and lighting, discovering your self-worth, understanding your market indicators and charging more for your product. Cantelmi will analyze your basic sales techniques and fight those demons that hold you back... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Mauro Cantelmi
                Dezine By Mauro

                With a flair for the dramatic, and an emphasis on avant-garde, Mauro Cantemi's unique wedding photograph style has brought him much acclaim from around the world. Australian and international award winner, Mauro continually pushes the boundaries of wedding photography, even after 25 years of experience....

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                • Room: Westgate Conference Room 6
                What's the right light modifiers for weddings? How to create beautiful light during the prep, light the details so they tell a story, shoot beautiful formals no matter where, dark church, no problem, large wedding party, got that. Hard light outside, easy, then dance the night away with the Triangle... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Bob Davis

                A father takes one of his proudest moments as he walks arm in arm with his daughter, now transformed into a beautiful woman, down the aisle as he silently remembers the story she has created in his life, from boisterous little girl to blushing bride. This love story is an...

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                Wednesday, February 08, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

                • Room: N109/114
                So you have chosen to be a Professional Photographer and as you join all of these classes at WPPI, you will learn and be inspired and compare yourself to all levels of industry and the same questions come up in your head "Am I better than her? I am definitely... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Sue Bryce

                "With nearly 25 years of experience making women look and feel beautiful, internationally renowned photographer Sue Bryce has changed the face of glamour photography. Using her signature photo and video techniques to educate photographers and empower women everywhere, Sue has become the world's most celebrated and sought-after teachers of portrait...

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                • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                Shadows are dynamic! On this walk Beckstead will show you how he uses shadows to enhance compositions! ...
                Speaker(s)
                David Beckstead
                David Beckstead

                David was named The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo magazine - March 2007 David is truly a mountain man at heart! He has traveled and photographed in over 75 countries and almost every state in the US. He has hiked thousands of miles of backcountry,...

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                • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                Join Brad Moore on location for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the easiest ways to make beautiful environmental portraits using natural light. We’ll explore getting different looks within the same location, using light modifiers to tame the sun and add dimension to the image, and discuss working with subjects... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Brad Moore

                Brad Moore is a music and portrait photographer based in Nashville, Tennessee. His clients include WalMart, Clear Channel, FedEx, Rolling Stone, and more. Brad previously worked with Scott Kelby and the gang at KelbyOne as Scott's photo assistant and photo studio manager. Among other great opportunities while there, he was...

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                • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                Rick Ferro will use live models to demonstrate how easy it is to light a subject while making it look like you didn’t use any lighting at all. Ferro will demonstrate a combination of lighting effects, including how to shoot with the worst conditions of the sun and how to... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Rick Ferro
                Rick Ferro Photography

                Rick Ferro: Is a Certified PPA Master Craftsmen and in 2002 Rick was honored with the Photography Service Award at the United Nations in N.Y. Rick has attended WPPI for 26 years, and in the last 14 years has been a Speaker and Judge. Rick has been a member of...

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                • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                Are you intimidated by off-camera flash? Do you own flashes and triggers, but not know how to use them? Have you wondered how to light couples to create a "wow" image? If you replied yes to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place! It's easy to create... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Ning Wong
                Ning Wong Studios

                Ning's diverse career path is what makes him so unique and versatile. Right after UCLA, he started out as an electrical engineer, became an IT Director, dove into sales and marketing, and finally ended up as a Microsoft technical trainer and corporate event planner. After leaving the corporate rat race...

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                • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                Learn core lighting principles while you focus on the "workflow" of using flash in different scenarios throughout an ever-changing wedding day. Beginning with just a single off-camera flash, Phillip and Eileen Blume transformed their rural home photography business into a high-demand studio with clients worldwide. Today, even with a repertoire... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Eileen Blume
                BLUME PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS LLC

                Phillip and Eileen Blume are award-winning; socially conscious creatives just crazy enough to believe art can change the world. Transforming their rural home studio into a top brand and official "fastest-growing business," they now work with clients worldwide. Charitable projects (such as their documentary film Lost Boys of Paradise) are...

                Phillip Blume
                BLUME PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS LLC

                Phillip and Eileen Blume are award-winning; socially conscious creatives just crazy enough to believe art can change the world. Transforming their rural home studio into a top brand and official "fastest-growing business," they now work with clients worldwide. Charitable projects (such as their documentary film Lost Boys of Paradise) are...

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                • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                Chicago-based wedding photographer Collin Pierson will show you how the architecture and light of a city can change the game for your engagement sessions. This Photo Walk is great for those who want to step away from "safe" photos and add that something extra to engagement shoots. Using core principals... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Collin Pierson

                Collin Pierson is a lifestyle and destination wedding photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. After working for newspapers, professional sports, and in his own studio Collin created a style that is both candid and dramatic. Collin's passionate and personalized approach toward his profession and clients is reflected in the images he...

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                • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                What do you find the morning after in Vegas? Join us for a slow walk in finding pictures after the night lights are gone. Joe will demonstrate how to manage light with some Speedlights in hand, small light shapers, and a Vegas showgirl! We will walk in open shade and... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Joe McNally

                Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned more than 30 years and included assignments in over 60 countries. McNally is often described as a generalist because of his ability to execute a wide range of assignment work. His expansive career has included being an ongoing contributor...

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                • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                On this fun Photo Walk with Kevin you will learn how small changes in your view points make a huge impact on your final portraits. We will cover consistent strategies of composition that will make normally boring locations look awesome and great locations look even better. Applying these strategies will... ...read more...
                Speaker(s)
                Kevin Jordan

                Kevin Jordan is a third generation portrait artist based out of of North Carolina where he has owned a highly successful wedding and portrait studio for over 15 years. He has had the honor of educating, training, and consulting photographers across the country. Last year Kevin was inducted into the...

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                Wednesday, February 08, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

                  Touch, try and compare all the latest cameras, lenses, printers, accessories and services from the biggest and best names in the industry! Plus: Relax in the Photo Den, "take your best shot" inside #WPPIShoots brought to you by B&H Photo, attend presentations, and browse through the Honors of Excellence Gallery.... ...read more...

                    Wednesday, February 08, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                    • Room: N222
                    Salvatore Dimino will discuss his career as a professional wedding photographer and what it means to be a wedding photographer delivering more than 80 wedding albums per year. He will discuss the reasons behind changes he’s made in his photography, and why his clients choose him even if he is... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Salvatore Dimino

                    Salvatore Dimino was born in Elizabeth N.J. (USA) on 13/09/1979. He started very young and even before finishing school already was working with his father, devoting himself with great passion to the art of photography. At 15 he participated for the first time at a workshop, from there a long...

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                    • Room: N224
                    Vicky Papas Vergara shares her journey to date with an exquisite showcase of her highly stylized photographs. Vergara embraces many aspects of the arts to transform her models into goddess like sculptures. She will explain her thought processes, the importance of collaboration with your models, the spontaneity in which she... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Vicky Papas Vergara

                    VERGARA-Couture Artist, fine art photographer Manifesting her journey through a vision, photographer and couture artist Vicky Papas is the creative brainchild behind the brand VERGARA. Her innovative gifts of photography, fashion couture creation, and styling, hallmark VERGARA glamour. Her free spirited boundless approach to life is the essence of VERGARA...

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                    • Room: N226
                    As award-winning photographers, Phillip and Eileen Blume take the quality of their artwork seriously. But when it comes to earning referrals, they admit:  The quality of their interactions with wedding parties, vendors and families is what brings home the bacon. Learn from these masters of the client experience about how... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Eileen Blume
                    BLUME PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS LLC

                    Phillip and Eileen Blume are award-winning; socially conscious creatives just crazy enough to believe art can change the world. Transforming their rural home studio into a top brand and official "fastest-growing business," they now work with clients worldwide. Charitable projects (such as their documentary film Lost Boys of Paradise) are...

                    Phillip Blume
                    BLUME PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS LLC

                    Phillip and Eileen Blume are award-winning; socially conscious creatives just crazy enough to believe art can change the world. Transforming their rural home studio into a top brand and official "fastest-growing business," they now work with clients worldwide. Charitable projects (such as their documentary film Lost Boys of Paradise) are...

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                    • Room: N228
                    You want to be a better photographer? Do you want to open new avenues for income while “wow”-ing your clients? Using the newest Canon printers, you can. This is a class for beginners who have never thought to use this process before. Come prepared with images on a thumb drive... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Michael Gilbert

                    Michael Gilbert is a third generation photographer holding a Masters and Craftsman degree. He is one of the most sought after teachers worldwide. From WPPI, IMAGING USA, PHOTOKINA, B and H Photo plus schools in France, England and Holland and including Passport to the arts for Waldorf Astoria and Pacific...

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                    • Room: N230
                    By allowing yourself to become the master of light, you can find new and unique ways to diversify your work and make it stand out. David Hakamaki will walk you through a myriad of lighting options, including natural light, studio strobes, constant lighting and portable LED lighting, to show you... ...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Mr  David Hakamaki
                    Owner - Cutting Edge Photography
                    SAVAGE UNIVERSAL CORP

                    David Hakamaki, Cr.Photog., operates a full-time home-based studio in Michigan. David has gained national recognition for his work and is now known as the “Home Based Photography Guru”. David started out working in the business world and later opened his photography studio in 2002. His studio quickly became the highlight of...

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                    Wednesday, February 08, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

                      Produced in partnership with This one-day workshop will provide you with all the information you need to add video production to your professional services. The workshop is designed for creative professionals who seek to expand their skill set into video production. Upon completion, attendees will have gained a thorough understanding of... ...read more...
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                      Wednesday, February 08, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                      • Room: N222
                      As the inaugural winner of the WPPI in-camera artistry award in 2014, Ryan Schembri believes there is nothing more important than shooting everything in-camera to perfection. The use of light, pose and story is what makes images work, but being able to find these situations in not-so-glamorous areas is what... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Ryan Schembri

                      RYAN SCHEMBRI – APP.L, M.Photog IV, Hon-LM, WPPI – Triple Master Ryan Schembri has been part of the photography industry his whole life. Growing up in a photographic family, he was printing at his father’s laboratory at the age of 12. Ten years ago, he took over the family Wedding...

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                      • Room: N224
                      Attendees will walk away from this session with a clear understanding of the pros and cons to each lighting pattern and how to use the patterns singularly or in combination to create amazing imagery. Craig LaMere will teach attendees how to create any mood, depth and emotion based on using... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Craig LaMere
                      Moz Studios

                      Craig La Mere is an award winning professional portrait photographer as well as an international speaker, educator and published author from Pocatello, Idaho. Along with running his full time studio in Idaho he travels teaching and speaking to other professional photographers. Craig has taught and spoke in Dallas, Chicago, Las...

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                      • Room: N226
                      From booking and shooting destination weddings, to in-depth details about the world of crowdfunding, Kristi Odom will show you how her photography has taken her to six continents and helped raise thousands of dollars for the causes she believes in. Sharing specific tips and tricks for targeting destination couples, packing... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Kristi Odom

                      Kristi Odom is a wedding and nature photographer who is based in Washington DC, and most at home while exploring the world. From destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo, she is dedicated to documenting the vast beauty in the world around us. Kristi has...

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                      • Room: N228
                      Learn how to make any girl look amazing and to make her feel totally beautiful. Transform everyday girls into goddesses. Learn how to market your boudoir work to clients and as artwork and how to get this lucrative business off the ground. Cherie Steinberg and Hedley Jones will show you... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Cherie Steinberg
                      Cheriefoto

                      Cherie is a photographer whose passion has been traveling the world and photographing people. Cherie began her career at The Toronto Sun in Canada as the first woman photographer at this major Canadian Newspaper. Among numerous awards over the years, Cherie has been honored with the Canadian Council for the...

                      Hedley Jones

                      Hedley is an experienced multi-media artist with an impressive array of creative credentials ranging from traditional broadcasting to digital photography. His roots began in the world of music as a musician in Jamaica. He moved to Canada to work with CBC Radio in Toronto, as a Radio Tech and Producer/writer...

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                      • Room: N230
                      Shooting great photos is the first part of your job, the second part is bringing out the amazing photographs in post-production. This session will show you how to use Lightroom and Photoshop to rapidly bring out the best in your photographs. If you are looking for some quick tips or... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Colin Smith
                      PhotoshopCAFE.com

                      Colin Smith is founder of PhotoshopCAFE, which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored 20 books. As a commercial imaging expert, his clients include Saatchi & Saatchi, Proctor & Gamble, Toyo Tires and Microsoft. As a leading Photoshop trainer, he's worked with many large companies including Edison, ABC...

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                      Wednesday, February 08, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                      • Room: N222
                      John Michael Cooper will show you how to create multiple frame composites on the fly using minimal gear and time.  Whether you are covering a simple family or engagement session or a 600 person wedding, this technique will be a useful tool to keep in your back pocket to capture... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      John Michael Cooper

                      John Michael Cooper, a 29 year photography veteran - shooting things his own damn way. From high volume Vegas style weddings to extravagant events across the country, John first arrived into international attention because of his unconventional approach in conjunction with a "dress unfriendly" concept of art that inspired the...

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                      • Room: N224
                      When your partner in business is your partner in life, even the best of intentions can't prevent the inevitable bumps that come your way. Join David and Quin Cheung as they share the struggles and successes they encounter as they navigate the various roles they play as partners in photography,... ...read more...
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                      • Room: N226
                      During a wedding ceremony, there are chances to shoot both indoors and outdoors, and everything happens at a very quick pace. What do you do in these situations? Find the best lighting. It could be flash, Strobe, LED or even natural lighting. You have to know the unique characteristics of... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      CM Leung

                      MASTER OF WPPI TOP 30 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN WORLD 2015 - SIGNATURE BRIDE MAGAZINE MOST VALUABLE SERVICES AEARDS IN HONG KONG 2015 - MEDIAZONE PUBLISHING TOP 50 LEADERS IN WEDDING BUSINESS – COSMOBRIDE MAGAZINE TOP 10 PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CHINA - PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE TOP 10 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS IN HONG KONG CM LEUNG...

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                      • Room: N228
                      Until recently, wedding photography has been almost exclusively geared toward serving a man and a woman. Today, 15 countries legally recognize same-sex weddings and wedding photographers must modernize our approach, practices and language to best-serve the needs of same-sex and genderqueer couples. Thea Dodds will share tips, techniques and hands-on... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Thea Dodds
                      Authentic Eye Photogrpahy

                      Thea Dodds is a New-Hampshire based wedding, commercial and fine-art photographer. With more than fifteen years of experience, Thea founded the boutique wedding and portrait studio, Authentic Eye Photography, in 2004. Thea co-authored of The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography...

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                      • Room: N230
                      Often times the difference between a mediocre portrait and a great one lies in one or two simple adjustments in vision and execution. In this session Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles will teach you the most relevant things he's learned shooting portraits professionally for the last 4 years. These are the... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Miquel Quiles

                      Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles is a New Jersey-based commercial portrait & headshot photographer who has been involved in the photography industry for over 15 years. He is also a writer and contributor for Rangefinder Magazine & SLR Lounge and teaches workshops throughout the country...

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                      Wednesday, February 08, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

                      • Room: N109/112
                      Participants will leave this information-packed class with tangible ways to simplify their photography business and shooting style in order to maximize profit and client referrals and to improve their quality of life as a working photographer. Tamara Lackey has been shooting client and commercial work for the last 14 years... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Tamara Lackey

                      Tamara Lackey is a portrait & humanitarian photographer, a Nikon USA Ambassador, author and program host. Her work, from children’s portraits to celebrity portraits, is published internationally, from O The Oprah Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Town & Country, Food & Wine, Men’s Journal, Nikon World, Professional Photographer Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, PDN,...

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                      • Room: N119/120
                      Do you feel like you are writing blog post after blog post and content for social media only to send them out into an abyss while you hope that they magically produce clients for you? What if there is a way that offers assurance that your time is well-spent on... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Melissa Jill
                      Melissa Jill Photography

                      Melissa Jill is an internationally recognized Phoenix-based wedding photographer who has been shooting weddings for 14 years. She photographs 10 high-end weddings a year and also has 6 associate photographers who shoot weddings under her brand at lower price points. Over the years, she has developed an extensive database of...

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                      • Room: N115/117
                      Learn how to go from a photographer to an entrepreneur with Marc Anthony and Tony Ryan.In this fast-paced and practical program, they share with you how to be a professional photographer who is confidently self-employed, makes a comfortable living and is even able to pay for their children’s college.Learn how to... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Marc Anthony

                      Marc and Tony are recognized internationally as one of the top wedding and portrait photography teams. Their images have been featured in publications around the world including People, US Weekly and Hello! magazines, as well as industry publications and several books. Marc, an award winning photographer, and Tony, a creative...

                      Tony Ryan

                      Marc and Tony are recognized internationally as one of the top wedding and portrait photography teams. Their images have been featured in publications around the world including People, US Weekly and Hello! magazines, as well as industry publications and several books. Marc, an award winning photographer, and Tony, a creative...

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                      • Room: N201/204
                      Learn easy set-ups and the first steps to adding off-camera flash (OCF) to your natural light portfolio. Vanessa Joy will show you how she eased into using OCF consistently for her natural light style portfolio, and will give you tips and tricks for using it quickly and effectively, preparing you... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Vanessa Joy

                      Vanessa Joy has been an influential wedding photographer in the photography community for years. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since earned 5 college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, started her own business in 2008, and began teaching around the world in 2009. Vanessa has spoken...

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                      • Room: N205/208
                      After 20 plus years in the professional photography industry Mike Fulton found himself at a crossroad.  In this powerful presentation, Fulton gives, for the very first time, his personal and extreme story about how to succeed in the photography industry regardless of obstacles in your path. From losing a child... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Mike Fulton

                      As seen on CreativeLive, WPPI, ImagingUSA and various other educational events around the world, Mike Fulton was born and raised just outside of Houston Texas on the Texas Gulf Coast. Learning his love for photography by finding his father's camera as a young teenager he self taught himself and enjoyed...

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                      • Room: N209/212
                      Join dual WPPI Masters and two of Signature Weddings’ Top 30 Wedding Photographers of the World, Tracey Taylor and Dee Green of 37 Frames, in a spirited presentation on getting back to the art of client service. Forget about trying to impress or compete with other photographers, the key is... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Dee Green
                      37 Frames Photography

                      Dee Green and Tracey Taylor are the creative force behind 37 Frames Photography and two of the Most Sought after Destination Wedding Photographers for 2017. With studios in Tokyo, Japan & now Australia, this duo are multi-award winning wedding photographers worldwide. Tracey & Dee have been named in the Top 150...

                      Tracey Taylor
                      37 Frames Photography

                      Tracey Taylor and Dee Green are the creative force behind 37 Frames Photography and two of the Most Sought after Destination Wedding Photographers for 2017. With studios in Tokyo, Japan & now Australia, this duo are multi-award winning wedding photographers worldwide. Tracey & Dee have been named in the Top 150...

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                      • Room: N245/247
                      Ayduar a los participantes a entrar mas al mercado de las teens, conocer las estrategias para manterner el mercado en alto, tips de ventas, marketing, produccion y postproduccion. Es una conferencia llena de experiencias tan reales, que te identificaras!...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Lazaro Casas

                      LAZARO, Mexican, better known as “The Image Maker” who specializes in Weddings and Quinceañeras (Sweet 16’s). His modern and unique style has revolutionized the Quinceañera market in Latin America. Lazaro has taught numerous workshops and most recently was a speaker at WPPI 2016. He is the most sought...

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                      • Room: N249/251
                      In today's senior market place I hear many complaints from photographers about how everyone with a camera thinks that they can be a photographer.  It’s time to stand out and do things that the guy down the road can’t do.  I will discuss how I create unique composites that help... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Ben Shirk
                      Shirk Photography LLC

                      Ben is a small town photographer from Iowa running a very successful low volume/high-end studio. He specializes in senior portraits but enjoys creating many different types of images - as long as they tell a story. Over the past few years Ben has won many awards throughout the world with...

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                      • Room: N113/114
                      How many times have you composed a scene in your head, only to find yourself struggling to make it come to life? How many times have you found yourself in a difficult lighting scenario, unable to create a proper exposure? During this platform class, Susan Stripling will break down multiple... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Susan Stripling

                      Susan has been photographing weddings for almost eighteen years. She's won multiple awards at the WPPI 16x20 print competition including the Grand Award in Wedding Photojournalism and the Grand Award in Weddings. She is only a few points away from being a Grand Master, something she strives towards every year....

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      Follow Mardee as he ventures into outdoor portraiture - starting off with purely natural light. Along with every shot we will learn to pose, communicate and direct a model, as well as correct use of reflectors and small constant lights that could be added to gain full control and perfectly... ...read more...
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                      Mardee Maree

                      South African Wedding and fashion photographer with over 15 years of industry experience as well as presenting workshops and photo walks throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Passion for sharing knowledge and guiding new photographers through a wonderful journey of light and exposure. Blessed to have been selected as a Lume Cube Ambassador...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      It’s easy to get into a rut shooting youth sports, doing the same shot over and over again. Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey will talk about how to breathe new life into your youth sports portraits using creative lighting technique and working smarter. Make the leap to the next level with your photography....
                      Speaker(s)
                      Patrick Murphy-Racey

                      Armed with his B.A., in Photojournalism from Marquette University, his twenty-five year career has only and always been about photography. Murphy-Racey has seen a great variety of assignments since his start in newspapers, through the peak years of being a magazine freelancer, his tenure as a regular contributor to Sports...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      On this fun Photo Walk with Kevin you will learn how small changes in your view points make a huge impact on your final portraits. We will cover consistent strategies of composition that will make normally boring locations look awesome and great locations look even better. Applying these strategies will... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Kevin Jordan

                      Kevin Jordan is a third generation portrait artist based out of of North Carolina where he has owned a highly successful wedding and portrait studio for over 15 years. He has had the honor of educating, training, and consulting photographers across the country. Last year Kevin was inducted into the...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      Photo Walks are THE best way to learn meaningful take-aways from WPPI as they are all hands-on and no classroom. During this walk, Alison Carlino will photograph with one Phottix Mitros + speedlight and then add a second. You will see her use gels to correct and enhance the image.... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Alison Carlino

                      Alison photographs weddings, portraits, and commercial assignments and teaches lighting off camera and modern posing around the world. As a former master degreed teacher, Alison is able to relate to students both technically and personally. In her 12th year of business, she hosts multi and single day workshops at her...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      Jennifer Emery will take you to a higher place, putting fashion location lighting into action with High-Speed-Sync strobes. This Photo Walk on the Vegas Strip with fashion models will shoot at golden hour to work with the lights of the strip and the action of fashion. Models will jump, run... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Jennifer Emery

                      Jennifer Emery (Zivolich) is an award winning photographer, educator, and published author, specializing in Commercial Portrait, Fashion, Celebrity & Lifestyle Photography & Motion, and is an Adjunct Photography Professor. She conducts various photography workshops and speaking engagements across the nation and is also an Actor, Voiceover Artist, Screenwriter, and...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      The key to photographing tweens is to build their confidence while also creating images that both they and their mothers will love. It's a slippery slope when photographing tweens, because you want to create amazing images while avoiding anything that looks sexy or sultry. Learn about photographing tweens indoors, harnessing... ...read more...
                      Speaker(s)
                      Lisa Edwards

                      Lisa Edwards creates specialized sessions that moms drool over. Her tween “Who I Am Project” and her “Celebrate Mother’s” projects have added bank account bliss to her subarctic slow season in small community in Montana. She has a flair for creating “something out of nothing” Lisa teaches others how to do...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      Shooting great impact images with natural or artificial light. David Bastianoni will teach you the tips and tricks of getting the “Hero” shot. David will also teach you posing using different light sources for conveying different moods for the images. ...
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                      David Bastianoni
                      David Bastianoni

                      David Bastianoni is born in a family of esteemed and creative photographers, David Bastianoni, approaches photography since his young age thus following the path of his grandfather, father and uncle narrating since 1932 the realism of personal stories and feelings through images. The power of his images is driven by deep...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      One of the most important skills that a photographer can learn is giving light purpose. Learn the fundamentals of the qualities of light and how to use them to your advantage, when introducing artificial light on location. Finally learn how to give your strobe light purpose....
                      Speaker(s)
                      Jeff Rojas

                      Jeff Rojas is an American Portrait / Fashion Photographer and author based in New York City. His primary body of work includes portrait and fashion photography that has been published in both Elle and Esquire. Jeff also frequents as a photography instructor. His teaching experience includes platforms like CreativeLive, WPPI,...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      It would be fabulous if we all had model couples as clients, ones who knew how to stand, pose and interact with one another. But the reality is, love is awkward. And turning awkward couples into magazine covers can be challenging. In this fast-paced photowalk, Jacquelynn Buck will reveal her... ...read more...
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                      Jacquelynn Buck
                      Photography by Jacquelynn Buck

                      Jacquelynn is a full-time, totally enamored photographer {#dreamlife}, foodie {#sotasty}, wine-lover {#drinkme}, travel junkie {#takemethere #morethanonce} and coffee addict {#wakemeup} She has been living her dream for nine years and currently owns a boutique studio in Tucson AZ, photographing weddings, family portraits, seniors, and, of course, boudoir - her first...

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                      • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                      During this Photo Walk Nik Pekridis will explain all about light and will demonstrate using different examples in all conditions. He will discuss what lights you need to use and how to combine them, as well as the pros and cons of every type of light—including natural light, comtinuous, LED,... ...read more...
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                      Nik Pekridis

                      Nik Pekridis is a Greek based global wedding photographer. A fulltime 30 year professional and a 3rd generation wedding photographer, Nik was re-born and rejuvenated after attending a 2007 Greek seminar from internationally known photographer. ...

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                      Wednesday, February 08, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

                      • Room: Westgate Hotel - Pavilion 2&3
                      Worried about where to hang out after the show? The F-Stop Lounge will be THE place to chill after the tradeshow closes. Come join the WPPI tribe to relax, network, and review the events of the day. There will be a DJ, cash bar, charging stations, games and lots more... ...read more...

                        Wednesday, February 08, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

                        • Room: N109/112
                        Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will break down the lighting he's used to create iconic portraits of Hollywood’s A-list and Fortune’s 600. He’ll explain not only the ‘how' - but also the ‘why’ to his simple problem-solving approach to portrait lighting. Learn how to control the quality of light and... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Brian Smith

                        For the past 30 years, Brian Smith's iconic portraits of Hollywood's A-List and Fortune's 500 have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Time, People, Forbes and GQ. In addition, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot...

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                        • Room: N115/117
                        “Join our panel of experts from Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, and Two Bright Lights as they discuss examples of images that make the cut, and why. You’ll learn how to make initial contact, develop relationships, and how to deliver images that will get you published."...
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                        Alison Bernstein

                        Alison Bernstein is the General Manager of Two Bright Lights, a network that connects photographers, event planners and vendors with over 400 publishers across the country and around the world. Alison is a digital media executive with more than 20 years of experience in lifestyle, pregnancy, parenting, and weddings. She’s held...

                        Anthony Luscia

                        Anthony Luscia is a Special Projects and Men’s Fashion Editor of Martha Stewart Weddings. ...

                        Joe Switzer

                        Joe has been directing and shooting for over 12 years. In his career he has worked on a wide variety of projects that have given him the skills to get the perfect shot, efficiently. Joe has worked on projects for Disney, Miller-Coors, Big Ten Network, Milwaukee Brewers, AB-InBev, and 84...

                        Rebecca Crumley

                        As Weddings Photo Director for The Knot/XO Group Inc., Rebecca Crumley’s role is always evolving while seeking out the world’s best inspiration in real weddings. Her ability to sift through hundreds of wedding submissions at a time keeps her in tune to local and national trends, relationships and how technology...

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                        • Room: N113/114
                        Many photographers feel overwhelmed at the concept of video implementation. Join Sandy Puc as she takes you through basics of video and beyond. Video is a phenomenal source of income that is largely untapped by today’s portrait photographers. This two-hour course delivers insight into various elements of video including: set-up... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Sandy Puc

                        Sandy Puc, an internationally acclaimed photographer and businesswoman, delights in sharing her knowledge, experience, and passion for photography through her many US speaking engagements, international tours, and her educational website, Sandy Puc's University. A 27+-year veteran of photography, Sandy served on the Board of Directors of the Professional Photographers of...

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                        • Room: N119/120
                        Making more money in your business is not an abstract, wishful idea. What if you could work just a little bit smarter with the shoots you already have? Join seasoned veterans, Zach and Jody Gray  as they each share with you their top ways to bring in an extra 10,000... ...read more...
                        Speaker(s)
                        Jody Gray
                        Gray Photography, LLC

                        Zach & Jody Gray began their wedding photography business in 2007, and within a year were making a 6-figure income. The following year they were named one of Nashville’s Top Wedding Photographers, and quickly became international speakers on business and shooting. They have personally instructed and coached over 1,200 photographers at...

                        Zach Gray

                        Zach & Jody Gray began their wedding photography business in 2007, and within a year were making a 6-figure income. The following year they were named one of Nashville’s Top Wedding Photographers, and quickly became international speakers on business and shooting. They have personally instructed and coached over 1,200 photographers at...

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                        • Room: N201/204
                        Master of WPPI Johnson Wee will reveal his creative techniques on various lighting set-ups for his innovative pre-wedding work. This includes demonstrating various light sources from natural to artificial lighting that shows his unique approach to creating his dramatic masterpiece, and how to use lighting to create depth and make... ...read more...
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                          • Room: N205/208
                          What does it take to survive in the cut throat world of shoot and burn? It takes a focused business plan and creating a loyal client base. Come join Bert as he tells how his sixty year old business, in its third generation, photographs, sells and creates products that his... ...read more...
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                          Bert Behnke

                          Bert Behnke, M.Photog.Cr.CPP, is a second generation photographer based out of the Chicago suburbs. Working alongside his wife Cindy and son Al, they cover a variety of types of portraiture from families to couples, women to maternity and events to headshots. His career has seen him recognized for both his...

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                          • Room: N209/212
                          In her class, Jen Hillenga will teach you how to use creative marketing strategies to turn your studio into a social epidemic in your area—the studio everyone is talking about, the studio everyone wants to go to. Hillenga will discuss different strategies and ideas that worked to bring in new... ...read more...
                          Speaker(s)
                          Jen Hillenga

                          After receiving and Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and Graphic Design and working for several studios, Jen Hillenga started her own studio in 2004 in Savage, Minnesota. Jen focuses on the story behind each image and the internal as well as external beauty of each subject by relating to...

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                          • Room: N245/247
                          Marketing is not a one-size-fits-all thing. It’s confusing, it’s fickle and it's seriously complicated. It’s tough to know where and how to spend your time and money to attract clients you love. Jeff and Erin Youngren will unpack their proven step-by-step marketing system that has helped thousands of photographers become... ...read more...
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                          Erin Youngren

                          We are Jeff and Erin Youngren, the luxury husband and wife wedding photography team known as The Youngrens. For over a decade now, our deeply emotional style has led us across the U.S. and around the world to photograph wonderful couples that we love. Along with The Youngrens, we also...

                          Jeff Youngren

                          We are Jeff and Erin Youngren, the luxury husband and wife wedding photography team known as The Youngrens. For over a decade now, our deeply emotional style has led us across the U.S. and around the world to photograph wonderful couples that we love. Along with The Youngrens, we also...

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                          • Room: N249/251
                          We've all been to a wedding were we come up with nothing good. We feel unsatisfied with our work. Having documented over 600 weddings, I will share a lot of tips that will help you to fill the gaps and make sure you come up with the best photos possible... ...read more...
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                          Citlalli Rico

                          “I am a Mexican photographer passionate about green leaves, visual arts and constant learning. I have been a wedding photographer for 11 years and sharing my experiences for 7 years everywhere I’ve been called to. I truly believe we, as photographers, have the mission of capturing meaningful images for us...

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                          Wednesday, February 08, 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM

                            Join us every night of the expo as WPPI goes out "after hours" at Las Vegas nightclubs. Attendees receive complimentary access by showing their WPPI badge. Must have a valid 21-and-over ID and adhere to the dress code: no sneakers, work boots, athletic wear (women/men), sandals, shorts or hats (men only). 1OAK... ...read more...

                              Thursday, February 09, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                              • Room: N222
                              The military life is a life full of amazing and beautiful photography opportunities, if one is willing to be flexible and patient. This class is designed to show you a sneak peek inside of the world of a military family photographer. Learning how to manage your portfolio on a higher... ...read more...
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                              • Room: N224
                              Sam Sciarrino is known in the photographic industry for creating dramatic, relevant-yet-timeless photography. In this seminar, you will acquire practical techniques to support and enhance your current style. Wide angle dynamics will be introduced to create images with multiple layers of interest, compositional lead-in lines and contemporary flair. The subject... ...read more...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Sam Sciarrino

                              Known for his unique approaches to Wedding & Portrait photography, Sam Sciarrino is an internationally known Master Photographer and owner of Horvath Photography located in Toronto, Canada. A second-generation professional photographer for over 30 years, Sam holds his Master of Photographic Arts from Professional Photographers of Canada, and also a...

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                              • Room: N226
                              Why do some photographers reach success, while others seem to fizzle out? Most photographers spend the majority of their time focusing on the wrong things. They end up spinning their wheels. With ten years as a full-time professional photographer, and after having interviewed over 300 of the greatest photographers of our... ...read more...
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                              Bryan Caporicci
                              Sprout Studio

                              I create things - images, education, articles, podcasts, software - always on-purpose and with intent. I'm a nerd-at-heart, I’m forever optimizing things and I love to check items off a list. Sometimes I even write to-do's on a list after I've done them just so I can check them off....

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                              • Room: N228
                              During this two hour Master Class, Joe will show the why and the how of crossing the border from small flash to big flash, and how they are now sharing much of the same technology. Profoto B-1 units will be used, both on their own and in conjunction with Speedlights,... ...read more...
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                              Joe McNally

                              Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned more than 30 years and included assignments in over 60 countries. McNally is often described as a generalist because of his ability to execute a wide range of assignment work. His expansive career has included being an ongoing contributor...

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                              • Room: N230
                              Join Richard Sturdevant for a trip into the artistic soul. Creating an exceptional fine art composite consists of many things, but the two that separate good from great are conception and finish. Conception and the ability to dream up a visual idea or to tell a visual story that is original... ...read more...
                              Speaker(s)
                              Richard Sturdevant
                              Sturdevant Studio

                              Richard’s fluid combination of photography with fine art skills stems from his original artistic roots and his portraits certainly reflect that. Trained in all types of media, Richard is one of our members that utilize digital painting in combination with his photography in order to create his fine art portrait...

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                              Thursday, February 09, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

                              • Room: Westgate Conference Room 1
                              Join WPPI Master Photographers Tracey & Dee of 37 Frames Photography for a Plus Class focused on a step-by-step roadmap to how they approach every wedding day, whether it’s a party in New Orleans, a small elopement in Iceland or a 1000 guest Asian extravaganza. Tracey & Dee are two... ...read more...
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                              Dee Green
                              37 Frames Photography

                              Dee Green and Tracey Taylor are the creative force behind 37 Frames Photography and two of the Most Sought after Destination Wedding Photographers for 2017. With studios in Tokyo, Japan & now Australia, this duo are multi-award winning wedding photographers worldwide. Tracey & Dee have been named in the Top 150...

                              Tracey Taylor
                              37 Frames Photography

                              Tracey Taylor and Dee Green are the creative force behind 37 Frames Photography and two of the Most Sought after Destination Wedding Photographers for 2017. With studios in Tokyo, Japan & now Australia, this duo are multi-award winning wedding photographers worldwide. Tracey & Dee have been named in the Top 150...

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                              • Room: Westgate Conference Room 2
                              The day starts with 2 hours of classroom instruction where participants will learn all the ins and outs of concert photography, from getting a credential, gear, exposure and composition techniques, photo pit etiquette, to culling and processing images. The class will break in the middle of the day to allow... ...read more...
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                              Glenn Brogan

                              Glenn Brogan Photography is based in Las Vegas, NV, a prime market for capturing the world’s best in entertainment. Glenn has been front and center at Vegas’ biggest, brightest, and most exclusive venues. From shooting Nine Inch Nails at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater to Justin Timberlake at the MGM Grand...

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                              • Room: Westgate Conference Room 3
                              Time to get your hands dirty and throw off your shoes! If ever there was a workshop on the power of passion and belief, this is the one. Vicky Papas Vergara has only just picked up a camera and in no time has excelled throughout the globe with her striking... ...read more...
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                              Vicky Papas Vergara

                              VERGARA-Couture Artist, fine art photographer Manifesting her journey through a vision, photographer and couture artist Vicky Papas is the creative brainchild behind the brand VERGARA. Her innovative gifts of photography, fashion couture creation, and styling, hallmark VERGARA glamour. Her free spirited boundless approach to life is the essence of VERGARA...

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                              • Room: Westgate Conference Room 4
                              Come find out how Neal Clipper has turned a “mom-and-pop” photo studio into a million-dollar, money-making business that has thrived for over three generations of clients. He will show you how you can add services to your current business that will boost sales and forge relationships with related business professionals... ...read more...
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                              Neal Clipper

                              Neal H. Clipper is the second generation in his family to own and operate Abbey Photographers. Neal is a Certified Professional Photographer; he holds the coveted Master of Photography degree, as well as the Photographic Craftsmen degree. He and his staff have photographed such prestigious events as the...

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                              • Room: Westgate Conference Room 6
                              Tired of natural-light only images? Do you wish you could capture portraits any time of the day?  Do you wonder how to get rid of those nasty raccoon eyes on your images? Or do you just want to know a better, faster way of lighting outdoor portraits using smaller, easier-to-carry... ...read more...
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                              Mike Fulton

                              As seen on CreativeLive, WPPI, ImagingUSA and various other educational events around the world, Mike Fulton was born and raised just outside of Houston Texas on the Texas Gulf Coast. Learning his love for photography by finding his father's camera as a young teenager he self taught himself and enjoyed...

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                              Thursday, February 09, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                              • Room: Show Floor Theater #1459
                              Neal Freed & Bryan Blanken Real School Photography for Real Photographers Sponsored by Miller’s Professional Imaging If you want to learn the latest green screen techniques or how to move more students through the line, quicker, don’t come to this talk. But, if you want to learn if photographing schools might make sense... ...read more...
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                              Adrian Henson
                              Adrian Henson Photography, Inc.

                              Adrian Henson and his wife Heather operate their studio in New Bern NC. They began their journey into photography in 2001 and never looked back. While their studio covers the usual range of clients, the heart of their business is High School Seniors, dance students and Commercial clients. Adrian's...

                              Alexis Cuarezma

                              Alexis Cuarezma is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and in-studio portraiture. He's an Alumnus of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm XXIV), has been commissioned for assignments by NIKE, Sports Illustrated, the LA Times, the New York Times, HBO and a number of international publications. ...

                              Bryan Blanken

                              Bryan is a multi-talented wedding and portrait photographer with over 20 years of experience. While attending the University of Maryland, he learned the art of photography in the family business. He quickly became very accomplished and joined Freed Photography as a partner in 2001. Clients love working with Bryan for his...

                              Jeff Cable

                              Jeff Cable started his professional photography career in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004, photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Since then he has earned respect around the globe, and is best known for capturing photos for the US Olympic Committee. He has photographed the last five Olympic games, including...

                              Neal Freed

                              Neal Freed started his professional photography career in 1972 while in college and looking for a part time job. His aunt had a friend who owned a photography studio and even though Neal had never taken a photograph, she knew that they hired students as assistants to work at weddings....

                              Shawn Lee

                              Shawn Lee is the founder and owner of Shawn Lee Studios in Southfield, MI and Detroit, MI. Shawn is a photography instructor for and Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan and is the head of diversity for the Professional Photographers of America. He is also the co-founder of XPOSURE 101...

                              T.J. Rak

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                              Thursday, February 09, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

                              • Room: N109/114
                              We step into the creative process volunteering to be stretched as we risk, create, learn and build dreams. But many of us hit a glass ceiling. We're afraid of the breaking point.  How far can one stretch before things begin to break? We begin the photography journey with inspiration, we... ...read more...
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                              Me Ra Koh

                              Sony Artisan Me Ra Koh, nationally recognized as The Photo Mom, hosts the Disney Junior TV show Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh and is the go-to photography expert for nationally syndicated shows, like Live with Kelly and The Nate Berkus Show. She writes for Disney's Babble.com and...

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                              • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                              Join Thea Dodds, the co-author of The New Art of Capturing Love, the first—and only—book on photographing same-sex weddings, for a live demonstration and hands-on workshop for photographing two brides. Attendees will create images to diversify their portfolio while practicing inclusive posing techniques and language in a supportive, learning environment.... ...read more...
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                              Thea Dodds
                              Authentic Eye Photogrpahy

                              Thea Dodds is a New-Hampshire based wedding, commercial and fine-art photographer. With more than fifteen years of experience, Thea founded the boutique wedding and portrait studio, Authentic Eye Photography, in 2004. Thea co-authored of The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography...

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                              • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                              Most photographers shoot colored images and then decided to convert to black and white. I will teach you to how to create far better black and white images by changing how you see your subjects and specifically shoot for black and white....
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                              Craig LaMere
                              Moz Studios

                              Craig La Mere is an award winning professional portrait photographer as well as an international speaker, educator and published author from Pocatello, Idaho. Along with running his full time studio in Idaho he travels teaching and speaking to other professional photographers. Craig has taught and spoke in Dallas, Chicago, Las...

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                              • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                              Want to learn how to get the best light with off camera flash, join Bob on this run and gun photo walk under all types of lighting challenges, hard daylight, dirty mixed light, and tungsten light without the brides dress turning orange....
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                              Bob Davis

                              A father takes one of his proudest moments as he walks arm in arm with his daughter, now transformed into a beautiful woman, down the aisle as he silently remembers the story she has created in his life, from boisterous little girl to blushing bride. This love story is an...

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                              • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                              Have you ever been forced to use a less than desirable location to take photographs or even worse, one that’s downright ugly?  We all have at one point or another so it’s good to have the skill set to handle any situation presented to you.  Join Canon’s Eric Stoner as... ...read more...
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                              Eric Stoner

                              Eric's photographic career spans over 28 years as a portraitist and commercial photographer. He has been working with Canon for over 10 years teaching seminars on photography and how to get the most out of Canon equipment. His teaching style is very relaxed so he finds his students retain more...

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                              • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                              Imagine walking to ANY location at ANY time of day and have a lighting solution . . . Speedlites are the answer! Join Canon and learn the necessary tools and confidence to create killer lighting anywhere you go! ...
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                              Jim Rose

                              Jim is a Senior Professional Market Specialist for Canon USA based in Sacramento, California. During his career at Canon he has worked at Canon offices in San Francisco and San Jose. ;He also has had the privilege of working at Canon USA headquarters in New York and Canon Inc. headquarters...

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                              • Room: Westgate Pavilion 4
                              A woman may feel more comfortable being photographed by another woman, but a man knows what other men like. Come watch and learn from two seasoned photographers—Sony Artisan Robert Evans and Sara France. From the camera choice, to the lenses and their lighting techniques, see how each approaches the shoot to capture images in the same scenario.... ...read more...
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                              Robert Evans

                              Robert Evans is one of the most highly acclaimed wedding photographers in the world. His personal humility, positivity and dedication to his craft sets him apart as a once-in-a-generation photographer. The growing list of recognizable personalities in the film, music and business world who have sought out Robert Evans to...

                              Sara France

                              The work of San Diego Wedding Photographer Sara France is regulalry featured on exclusive wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Exquisite Weddings. After over ten years in the business, Sara shoots at every premiere wedding venue in the San Diego area, such as The Grand Del Mar, La...

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                              Thursday, February 09, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                                Touch, try and compare all the latest cameras, lenses, printers, accessories and services from the biggest and best names in the industry! Plus: Relax in the Photo Den, "take your best shot" inside #WPPIShoots brought to you by B&H Photo, attend presentations, and browse through the Honors of Excellence Gallery.... ...read more...

                                  Thursday, February 09, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                  • Room: N222
                                  What light is good for portraits?  For younger people? For older people ? How you can pose a bride? A guy? A couple? And what about the hands? What lens should you use, and why? So many questions: Join this class and you’ll find the answer to them....
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Nik Pekridis

                                  Nik Pekridis is a Greek based global wedding photographer. A fulltime 30 year professional and a 3rd generation wedding photographer, Nik was re-born and rejuvenated after attending a 2007 Greek seminar from internationally known photographer. ...

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                                  • Room: N224
                                  LUZMEXICANA es una aproximacin a la fotografa basada en el concepto que imgenes con muy buena iluminacin pueden lograrse simplemente usando la luz ambiente disponible a cualquier hora del da sin importar las condicines climatolgicas siempre y cuando el sol an no se haya ocultado. El fotgrafo podr comprender que observando... ...read more...
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                                  Daniel Aguilar

                                  Daniel Aguilar was born in Puebla Mexico and moved in early 2000 to the U.S. where he graduated as a Computer Science Major in December 2004. During his college years he started his career as a photographer becoming the University's newspaper house photographer and later on he became a photojournalist...

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                                  • Room: N226
                                  Award-winning photographers Erum Rizvi and Siva Haran provide beginner to intermediate professionals with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to successfully shoot a South Asian wedding. Attendees can expect to take away actionable steps that can be applied in the field right away. Learn how to conquer fundamental challenges such... ...read more...
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                                  Erum Rizvi

                                  Multiple award-winning, British born wedding photographer Erum Rizvi is known for her clean, classic beautiful imagery with a distinctively modern touch. In just five years of shooting professionally she has built her career to become one of Rangefinders 30 Rising Stars of 2014, and one of the most sought after...

                                  Siva Haran

                                  Siva is an international wedding photographer based in Toronto, Canada. As an expert in south Asian weddings he has shot in Italy, Morocco, Iceland, Portugal, Norway, India, Sri Lanka, US and the Caribbean. Starting his full time career in 2012 Siva has become a highly sought after luxury...

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                                  • Room: N228
                                  These two hours will be dedicated to the craft of building pictures. Henri Cartier-Bresson said, “All photography is is satisfaction of the eye.” Tyler Wirken will discuss what viewers eyes want in a photograph in order to be satisfied, and will then identify how to use that when building your... ...read more...
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                                  Tyler Wirken

                                  Tyler doesn’t consider himself a wedding photographer but more a family historian. Starting out as a newspaper photographer, he discovered a passion for pure documentary photography early in his career and never looked back. After almost ten years in the wedding business, he found himself questioning a lot of conventional...

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                                  • Room: N230
                                  To stand out from the crowd with unique and interesting effects, you don't need to spend a lot of money. Pye Jirsa and Christopher Lin will teach you eight interesting effects to expand your creativity using inexpensive tools like string lights, prisms, spray bottles, sparklers and atmosphere aerosol. Attendees will... ...read more...
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                                  Thursday, February 09, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                  • Room: N222
                                  Join Jay Goldman as he visually takes you through the significant moments of photography at a Bar Mitzvah. Your wedding-photographer skill set is perfectly adapted to these milestone events in a Jewish family’s life. They can be a lucrative addition to you slower wedding season and broaden your client base... ...read more...
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                                  Mr.  Jay Goldman
                                  OWNER
                                  Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

                                  Jay Lawrence Goldman is a modern Renaissance Man: a talented photographer, painter musician, and chef. He has the intuition & perspective of an artist, and his work reflects the true art & craft of photography. He has drawn from the variety of professional relationships formed during his ten years living...

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                                  • Room: N224
                                  Phil will demonstrate innovative ways to travel on the cheap, what to pack, how to monetize your trip, and will share photos from travels to over 30 countries. He will explain step-by-step how he traveled to London for two and a half weeks, spent zero dollars, and came home to... ...read more...
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                                  Phillip Van Nostrand

                                  "Phillip Van Nostrand is based in New York and California. With a strong background in weddings, commercial and editorial projects, he is an expert in capturing interiors, spirits, portraits, travel and fashion. He travels abroad once a year and has photographed 30+ countries. Published in the New York Times, British...

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                                  • Room: N226
                                  So many filmmakers get burned out or never learn the correct way to get started.  Running a business, filming, editing and marketing is overwhelming. Attend this class and you will walk away with the three key ways to successfully grow your photo and filmmaking business. The Switzer brand has had... ...read more...
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Joe Switzer

                                  Joe has been directing and shooting for over 12 years. In his career he has worked on a wide variety of projects that have given him the skills to get the perfect shot, efficiently. Joe has worked on projects for Disney, Miller-Coors, Big Ten Network, Milwaukee Brewers, AB-InBev, and 84...

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                                  • Room: N228
                                  In this men's portrait and fashion class, you'll learn the fundamentals of men’s portrait, commercial and fashion photography. Photographer and author Jeff Rojas will guide you through essential posing, lighting and editing techniques that will compliment all shapes and sizes of men....
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                                  Jeff Rojas

                                  Jeff Rojas is an American Portrait / Fashion Photographer and author based in New York City. His primary body of work includes portrait and fashion photography that has been published in both Elle and Esquire. Jeff also frequents as a photography instructor. His teaching experience includes platforms like CreativeLive, WPPI,...

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                                  • Room: N230
                                  What do your clients really want?  Just ask them and they might not be able to explain what they want but they will certainly tell you what they don’t want.  JB & DeEtte Sallee have 14 years under their belt and JB will share what they have learned works and... ...read more...
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                                  JB Sallee

                                  JB SALLEE and his wife DeEtte are based in Dallas, TX. Together they own and operate Sallee Photography (www.SalleePhotography.com), the most award winning wedding studio in Texas. Since 2002, JB & DeEtte have worked as an effective team and have traveled the globe photographing weddings and portrait sessions. Some...

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                                  Thursday, February 09, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

                                  • Room: N249/251
                                  Have you ever felt disconnected from your subject? What does it take to create that "living" element of the capture, making the subject exist in the image by telling their story? In this class Paul Ernest will look at techniques that bring not only the subject out, but you as... ...read more...
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                                  Paul Ernest
                                  Paul Ernest

                                  Paul Ernest began his career in advertising design in 1993 after receiving his BFA at the University of North Texas. Having been brought up in a family of fine artists and writers, Paul decided to pursue his love of photography and storytelling imagery. He began to experiment with a style...

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                                  • Room: N113/114
                                  On one side…Addictions, pain, struggle, guilt, sacrifice, loss… On the other …Love, joy, happiness, beauty, bliss… But somewhere right in the middle lives a man with a purpose. I want to take you along on my journey to find purpose, in hopes of you seeing yourself in it all. I want to encourage you... ...read more...
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                                  Parker Pfister

                                  Parker J Pfister is an avant-garde director of photography and photographer based out of Asheville, NC, but traveling often. His capacity to not only navigate and embrace any given situation, but to own it and make it speak is what distinguishes him from others. An image must speak. It must...

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                                  • Room: N119/120
                                  Music can supercharge the impact of your photo slideshows and videos. Music’s emotional power can help you to market your business more effectively and help sell bigger packages of images, prints and albums. YouTube and Facebook are full of incredible opportunities to find new clients. How you use (and choose)... ...read more...
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                                  Roy Ashen
                                  Triple Scoop Music

                                  Roy Ashen is the Cofounder and CEO of Triple Scoop Music, the worlds leading music licensing service for creative professionals. Great music can supercharge the style, soul and energy of your videos and Roy is passionate about helping photographers, and filmmakers and video creators find the perfect soundtrack for every...

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                                  • Room: N115/117
                                  Kirsten Lewis, family photojournalist based in Denver, Colorado, began like every other photographer. Her first clients were friends getting married in Jamaica who offered to trade a plane ticket to the island in exchange for pictures of their wedding.  Following that experience, she booked wedding after wedding for friends, then... ...read more...
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                                  Kirsten Lewis

                                  Kirsten, a former BA of Child Psychology graduate, elementary school teacher, and Cards Against Humanity champion, is considered to be one of the best documentary family photographers in the world. Although based in Colorado, she travels around the world photographing her highly sought after Day in the Life and Vacation...

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                                  • Room: N201/204
                                  A perfect moment is not only about a single element.  Lighting, posing, composition, and retouching all play key roles in your storytelling. In this class, Alex will share with the techniques he uses to create his award winning images.    Takeaways will include: - Learning how to take control of environmental situations with... ...read more...
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                                  Alex Pan

                                  Alex Pan has achieved Grand Award winner in WPPI, top 3 platings, master of WPPI , master of AIPP, Canon Ambassador within 7 years in his career. The founder of Perfect Frame, the largest studio in Guangzhou, China, Alex is also one of the most expensive wedding photographer to hire...

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                                  • Room: N205/208
                                  You may have seen Jay P.’s video from “The Slanted Lens”  “8 Ways to Know You’re Ready to Make Money in Photography”. It has almost a million views on YouTube. In this class Jay P. will take you in depth into the ways to know you’re ready to make money... ...read more...
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                                  Jay Morgan
                                  THE SLANTED LENS

                                  Jay P. Morgan is a Commercial Photographer/Director in Los Angeles California. His unique style has developed an impressive list of clients from Paramount to McDonald’s. Jay P.'s experience with elaborate set design and extensive lighting are key to the success of his illustrative work. Jay P. describes his style as...

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                                  • Room: N209/212
                                  Face your fears of low light photography and find the magic in your image making. Low light photography is explored and explained by the master of light and limited light. Today’s technology is allowing us to reach higher ISO’s then ever, giving us the opportunity to creatively capture our subjects... ...read more...
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                                  Yervant Zanazanian

                                  Grand Master Photographer Yervant is internationally celebrated as ‘The Most Influential Wedding Photographer Of Our Time’ – WPPI, 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award...

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                                  • Room: N245/247
                                  Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to take their work to the next level by learning the intricacies of body language and how to guide and coach their subjects for emotive and gorgeous images. As boudoir photographers, we have an incredible opportunity to make a difference in the... ...read more...
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                                  Denise Birdsong

                                  Denise Birdsong is a San Francisco based International Photographer specializing in emotive wedding and boudoir photography. Her unique perspective and approach to directing and capturing imagery that is full of emotion and intimacy has made her a highly sought after educator as well as an influential member of the photography...

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                                  Sponsored by: Simply Color + ShootQ

                                  Thursday, February 09, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

                                  • Room: Westgate Hotel - Pavilion 2&3
                                  Worried about where to hang out after the show? The F-Stop Lounge will be THE place to chill after the tradeshow closes. Come join the WPPI tribe to relax, network, and review the events of the day. There will be a DJ, cash bar, charging stations, games and lots more... ...read more...

                                    Thursday, February 09, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

                                    • Room: N109/114
                                    The WPPI Honors of Excellence Awards ceremony is the most prestigious event of WPPI for wedding and portrait photographers. Join us for an “Oscar-worthy” evening of entertainment celebrating ALL the winners from The 16x20 Print, Album and Filmmaking Competition as well as our everyone who participated in WPPI’s members-only 1st... ...read more...
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                                    Sponsored by: Sony + Triple Scoop

                                    Thursday, February 09, 10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

                                      Join us every night of the expo as WPPI goes out "after hours" at Las Vegas nightclubs. Attendees receive complimentary access by showing their WPPI badge. Must have a valid 21-and-over ID and adhere to the dress code: no sneakers, work boots, athletic wear (women/men), sandals, shorts or hats (men only). Hakkasan... ...read more...

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