- Posted March 20, 2014 by
Las Vegas, Nevada
WPPI Conference+Expo 2014 at Las Vegas
Professional and amateur photographers, filmmakers and exhibitors from 64 countries came to Las Vegas to attend WPPI Conference and Expo.
During one week from February 26th to March 6th 2014 at MGM Grand Las Vegas took place many seminars, events and trade shows.
Members of WPPI were able to attend opening party where they could socialize and dance through the night. They were able to attend Honors of Excellence Live Judging competition and exhibition itself. Also as a treat they were able to listen to Keynote speaker –Mark Seliger-who is Rolling Stone magazine photographer and listen to his band Rusty Truck.
WPPI Conference+Expo brings together every year photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Attenders come to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve their productivity. Often they are the first to try new gadgets, the latest equipment, new software and services and new photo solutions.
Alike -well known companies and new brands – exhibited their products this year. It is over 300 exhibitors under one roof. ( To be more precise under 2 roves). It is quite a lot to see, explore, try and choose from.
As an example one of the new companies- Lenzahand showcased their new invention- Camera Accessory that Helps Support, Stabilize & Focus Camera. (You can find out more on their web site: www.lenzahand.com.)
Another company offering their services were SnapKnot which is online wedding photography listing directories. It provides wedding photographers with a better way to showcase their work online, connect with engaged couples who are specifically searching for their wedding photographer, and ultimately book more weddings. (To learn more go to: www.snapknot.com).
For Photoshop lovers there was a photoshopCafe with their many dvds with tutorials. Colin Smith one of the best-selling author, trainer, and award-winning digital artist was at the booth ready to talk to fans and giving away many fun prizes.
Among popular photo brands were Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Tamron.
Among many products attendance could purchase, try or compare cameras, backgrounds and backdrops, lightning systems, videos, books, digital storage, printing solutions and many, many more.
WPPI offered 163 conference classes taught by the world’s finest photographers and photographic instructors including Jennifer Rozenbaum, Jerry Ghionis, Michael Greenberg, Bob Davis, Peter Hurley, Scott Kelby, Lindsay Adler, Sandy Puc and keynote speaker, Mark Seliger.
There were also known and well-liked Zach and Jody, Wes Kroninger, Roberto Valenzuela and others.
Classes were most of the time full to their capacity. The subject of lectures differentiate from lighting techniques to posing techniques and also networking, how to develop successful business and others. There was something for everybody.
Wedding Photographers International was founded in the 1970's. In 1980, WPI held its first convention and trade show in Las Vegas, at Caesar’s Palace. Realizing that many of WPI’s present and future members were involved in both wedding and portrait photography, Wedding Photographers International officially became Wedding & Portrait Photographers International on January 1, 1995. WPPI includes members world-wide from all genres of photography, including fine art, commercial, and advertising.
Next WPPI in Las Vegas will take place from February 26-March 5, 2015.
2.Speakers- Zach and Jody with Patrycja
3. Performance by Rusty Truck
4. Mark Seliger- Rolling Stone magazine photographer with Aladino.
5.Crowd at WPPI
All photos by Patrycja Adamowska
Video by AladinoTv.com
Story by Patrycja Adamowska