WPPI 2012 Speakers Announced

I can’t believe that we are almost in 2012! When I got the announcement the other day that registration was open for WPPI and the speakers announced I couldn’t believe it. I have made it to many of the WPPI shows in the past, I think last year was my 7th year (out of 12 years in the business). It’s always been a great source of photo inspiration and a great way to connect with so many of the awesome creative people in our industry. I really encourage anyone who is focusing on weddings and portraits to make it to WPPI. There are some great speakers and just amazing company. To be in an area with 15,000 other photographers who all have the same love and passion that you do for photography is amazing.

If you are going let me know in the comments below. As we get closer to the date i’ll try and set something up so we can all get together for coffee one day!

November 17, 2011 – PRESS SUMMARY – Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces today that the best professional photographers in the business will be featured speakers during its annual convention and trade show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, February 2012. On hand to teach WPPI attendees the tips and tricks to success during nearly 160 classes will be Jerry Ghonis, Jasmine Star, Cliff Mauntner, Bambi Cantrell, Doug Gordon, Jeremy Cowart, Mindy Wise (one of the biggest wedding planners in the country), Sal Cincotta, Julieann Kost, MeRa Koh, Bruce Dorn, Catherine Hall, and Tamara Lackey just to name a few.

All WPPI 2012 classes, events and trade show will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, from February 16-23, 2012. WPPI is the biggest show in the world for wedding and portrait photographers. Last year, more than 16,000 professional photographers gathered in Las Vegas, NV, to learn from the best and see the latest and greatest products from the hundreds of exhibitors that participate in the trade show.

“Our goal for WPPI has been and always will be to help educate photographers, both professional and those looking to enter the professional photography business,” said George Varanakis, Show Director of WPPI and Publisher of Rangefinder. “And with class topics covering wedding, portrait, boudoir, DSLR filmmaking, lighting and posing, Lightroom and Photoshop®, business and marketing and motivational, WPPI 2012 attendees will surely bring home with them a wealth of information to help them be the best photographers they can be.”
In addition to world-class educational offerings throughout nearly 160 classes (including 8 Spanish language classes), popular programs like WPPI U, WPPI Plus, Photographers Ignite! and the Awards Night extravaganza, as well as helpful features like Pre-Board, will make WPPI 2012 the most exciting ever.

Full registration for WPPI 2012 and all workshops and events are open now: http://www.wppionline.com/show/register.shtml. The early bird registration rate for access to the WPPI 2012 Convention and Trade Show is $199 for members and $379 for non-members through December 14, 2011. After December 15th, WPPI 2012 registration will be $259 for members and $399 for non-members. These rates include a free guest, all Platform classes, special events and three days of the biggest trade show in professional photography.
For more information about WPPI 2012 and all of its workshops and events, please visit: www.wppionline.com.

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Author: Mark

Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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