I just attended WPPI in Las Vegas along with thousands of other photographers. The great thing about this conference is that it's focused on portraiture. There are all kinds of classes, but even if you only attend with a free expo pass, you can learn from speaker after speaker about tips for making the best portraits of your career and how to help your business grow. I've attended this conference for the last 10 years, as well as many other conferences. And you should, too. See new gear New gear won't make you a better photographer, but it … [Read more...] about Portrait Tips: You need to get out more
Dust. It's annoying to clean off the shelves you have, but it's even more annoying to clean your own sensor. There are kits and tools to make it easier, although there isn't anything easier than handing your camera over to someone who works for your camera manufacturer — better yet, it is free if you're attending WPPI. I'd check with your manufacturer to see if they've got a presence at WPPI first and then see if they've got their cleaning booth up. I know for a fact that FujiFilm has their Check and Clean station that will gladly accept your … [Read more...] about Get your camera body’s sensor cleaned and checked for free at WPPI
With WPPI officially under way, it can be challenging for first-time attendees to know where to go, what to do and what to expect. Here's a quick guide to get you started. Types of classes WPPI breaks its classes down into three main groups. Platform classes don't require any preregistration and are offered on a first-come, first served basis. You can come and go as you choose, making it easy to go next door if you aren't happy with the first one you walked into. PLUS classes are full-day workshop-type classes that require preregistration. … [Read more...] about WPPI: What to know before you go
WPPI is taking place this week in Las Vegas. Many of the world's best wedding and portrait photographers are gathering to learn, network and share how they make truly stunning work. Many of them use Perfectly Clear Complete to quickly enhance client proofs and for adding the finishing touches to the large prints they deliver for their clients to hang on their walls. You can save $50.00 on Perfectly Clear Complete during WPPI. Use the promo code: PHOTO50. This offer is good until WPPI ends on March 1, 2019. … [Read more...] about WPPI special: Save $50 on Perfectly Clear Complete
The Photofocus team can't wait to land in Las Vegas for WPPI, in just a few short weeks! We hope you can join us, and we have an awesome opportunity for you if you're planning on attending the conference. WPPI is hosting a photowalk with Levi Sim and Bryan Esler on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m., titled "PW45: Unforgettable Moving Portraits with Flash." Join Levi and Bryan for this hands-on photowalk where you'll learn to make portraits that will spice up your quiver of skills in an impactful way. We'll utilize your camera's shutter … [Read more...] about Join Levi Sim and Bryan Esler for a WPPI photowalk!
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/infocus-interview-show-may-25-2018-with-scott-kelby In this episode: Photographer and Photoshop Guru Scott Kelby shares his insight on the value of formal education verses self taught. Topics: YouTube as a great resource for reference material How he learned about lighting The value of online education courses: Kelby One, Creative Live, LinkedIn Learning / Lyndia.com and ThinkTapLearn Conferences such as Photoshop World, Shutterfest, WPPI, PPE Hands on workshops and … [Read more...] about The InFocus Interview Show with Scott Kelby | Photofocus Podcast May 25, 2018
Photography conferences like WPPI are a great place to check out some of the latest and greatest in the photography world — including with the tech you use to evolve your business. Several newer companies showcased their products at this year's expo, and there were three that really drew me in: Joy: Photo Albums for the Modern Age Imagine combining a tablet with a photo album, and you have Joy. Instead of printing albums, Joy offers a well-designed custom photo album solution for your clients. Perfect for wedding photography clients, I was … [Read more...] about From the WPPI Floor: Fresh Tech Ideas for Photographers
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is happening in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Here are a few booths that piqued the interest of show-goers... Light Meters Illuminati Instruments's booth featured their new incident light meter that connects with Bluetooth to iPhones and Androids. The meter can be up to 80 feet from the subject. Fashions Sew Trendy showcased fashions and accessories for photographers to enhance portrait, newborn and maternity sessions. Backgrounds U.K. based Click … [Read more...] about Cool Goods Designed to Excite Professional Photogs
The time has finally come — the WPPI Conference + Expo is here! It's my first time attending the show, and I couldn't be more excited to check out the expo floor, some classes and to network with other photographers. As a first-time attendee, here's what I wanted to do to get the best out of my conference experience. Three Types of Classes There are loads of classes at WPPI. They're broken into three groups — platform classes, PLUS classes and master classes. Platform classes These are 90-minute sessions that don't require any … [Read more...] about First Time Attendee? Getting the Most Out of the WPPI Experience
Are you planning to come to this year’s Photoshop World? Come join our team for breakfast, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 7:30 am! For the past few years, we have hosted a special Las Vegas breakfast for our readers. We reserve a private section at Mandalay Bay's Bayside Buffet where our readers have the chance to socialize and get to know some of our staff. This is a perfect opportunity to give authors (and our publisher) suggestions for articles and tutorials you would like them to write! It's also a great chance to hang out with a bunch … [Read more...] about Join The Photofocus Staff For Breakfast At WPPI!
Photofocus partners, Skylum software, have free passes to WPPI in Las Vegas. In fact, Photofocus writers Richard Harrington, Robert Vanelli, and Levi Sim will be speaking at their booth. Get a Free Pass This is 3-day expo for Wedding and Portrait Photographers is one of the biggest events of the year in Las Vegas. We hope to see you will at WPPI in Las Vegas, Feb. 26 - 28, 2018. Expo Hours Monday, Feb. 26, 10am-4pm Tuesday, Feb. 27, 10am-4pm Wednesday, Feb. 28 10am-3pm For free Expo Passes and discounts on Photo Walks, Plus … [Read more...] about Want a Free Pass to WPPI?
Coming to WPPI? Be sure to stop by the Skylum booth to learn about Luminar. You can learn from Photofocus authors Rich Harrington, Vanelli, and Levi Sim, as well as other top industry experts. Free Sessions All Day at Booth #462 We are very excited to share some of your favorite wedding and portrait photographers that will be speaking at our Skylum booth (#462) during WPPI's 3-day Expo. Plus, many of the speakers will be doing portfolio reviews! Jerry Ghionis Jerry Ghionis - How to Find Inspiration Speaking: Monday, Feb. 26 … [Read more...] about Free Classes at WPPI
The chances are that you haven't ever attended a photography tradeshow, and I think you're missing out on several good opportunities. I think this is my 9th WPPI, and I wouldn't even consider not going. Not only do you get to go to Las Vegas, which is a terrific break from winter weather and a marvelous place to explore the mountainous desert (not to mention the sites and flavors the Strip has to offer), but you'll also get a multi-faceted education that can't be replicated. Here's some of what you get by attending this sort of thing in-person … [Read more...] about 4 Good Reasons You Should Attend WPPI
https://soundcloud.com/photofocus/the-mind-your-own-business-podcast-photofocus-podcast-november-10-2017 Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Please post a review on iTunes. In this episode, Skip Cohen and Chamira Young chat with Tamara Lackey about the role that education plays in running a successful photography business. We discuss in detail: The importance of physical interaction in education Thinking on your feet and the ability to interact with people Evolving as a person vs being stagnant (sometimes we become blind … [Read more...] about The Mind Your Own Business Podcast | Photofocus Podcast November 10, 2017
You may have heard there’s a little photography convention in Vegas every year. Over ten thousand photographers (mostly of the wedding and portrait variety) gather along with every possible associated vendor for the annual WPPI convention. Just the scale alone of the event is impressive. If you want some new inspiration or to further your understanding of the industry and it’s latest trends, WPPI is where you want to be. This was my second year attending the conference and I thought I’d share my personal take on the event. Previously held in … [Read more...] about My WPPI 2017 Experience
Many of our Photofocus team will be in Las Vegas for the WPPI photography conference, and we'd love to get together and make pictures with you. Photowalks like this are a great time to put into practice various techniques that you don't otherwise get time to use. We won't be walking very far on this walk, but we will be shooting a lot. We're in Las Vegas, so let's practice making pictures that show off the light and excitement of the strip. We'll do long exposures and motion and see some of the iconic spots. We'll meet at the gazebo outside … [Read more...] about Photowalk Las Vegas: 6:00pm Wednesday, Feb. 8th
WPPI 2017 is literally just around the corner! And with that in mind, the team at over at WPPI has issued another bust of awesome information! If you're attending be sure to reach out to the Photofocus community and say hello. Maybe we'll see you at the events listed below! Access to Constructive Insight, Critique, and Knowledge from Renowned Judges Offers Unique Learning Opportunity; Represents the True Essence of WPPI and Its Community Amidst the abundance of seminars, workshops, photo walks, and other educational programming at the … [Read more...] about Attending WPPI’s Annual 16×20 Live Print, Album, and Filmmaking Judging Might Be the Best Overall Education You Ever Receive
Hot off the presses from the fine folks at PDN and Rangefinder, the keynote speakers for this years Wedding and Portrait Photography International Conference in Las Vegas have been released! Check out the official release below for all the juicy details and I hope to see you all there! Renowned Photographers Offer Knowledge and Inspiration During Daily Keynote Presentations at WPPI 2017 Jerry Ghionis, Sue Bryce, and Me Ra Koh Discuss Valuable Career Lessons, Building Confidence as a Photographer, and Realizing Your Dreams New York, NY – … [Read more...] about WPPI 2017 Keynote Speakers Announced!
As anyone who's been to WPPI can tell you, it's pretty insane. Between the Classes, Expo Booths, Parties, Socials, After Parties, Dinners, and well...everything else that Las Vegas can throw at you, seeing everyone / everything you want too is next to impossible, let alone keeping your professional schedule in check! 2016 was no different, however this time, I was on a mission. I decided to start a new photo project digging back into an old one for inspiration...one of my favorites of all time, Film Noir. As I began casting for this project, a … [Read more...] about Photography Projects – Expectation vs Reality
This weeks Photofocus Podcast for the Photofocus InFocus Interview Series. This show Pamela sits down with Brad Moore, former assistant to both Scott Kelby and Joe McNally we we dive into his growth and advice to other photographers trying to navigate the road of building a career. Then we tap into Chamira Young who speaks with Collages.net on how we as photographers can improve how we present ourselves online to our clients and potential clients. Get the show here or get it on iTunes — Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Pamela … [Read more...] about The InFocus Interview Show | Photofocus Podcast March 21, 2016
When I started photography in high school, I spent the majority of my time in the darkroom making prints from the few negatives I shot. It took a lot of time to finally see what I'd recorded on film. When I started digital photography I the complete opposite experience. I could now see my photographs immediately, but getting prints took much longer since I had to send out for them. However, when I got those prints from the lab, the impact was powerful for both me and my clients. The pictures I remember most are always those I have handled and … [Read more...] about Learn to Leverage Powerful Prints at WPPI
This week we catch up with two photographers who share insights into taking your skills to the next level. First, Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington sits down with Joe McNally to talk about passion, photography, and business. Then Robert Vanelli catches up with wedding photographer and director of WPPI Jason Groupp. Get the show here or get it on iTunes Don't forget to post a review on iTunes. Joe McNally Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 … [Read more...] about Photofocus Podcast August 15, 2015 — Joe McNally and Jason Groupp
With Photoshop World quickly approaching and other conferences creeping up this fall, I want to plant some seeds into your head that hopefully can help you understand the benefit that these types of conferences can have; both personally and for your business. Yes, Photoshop World is a partner and they are dear friends of ours, but regardless of that relationship, I want to be very candid about the positive and priceless experience these types of conferences can have for you, regardless of your photography skill level. ---- 1. … [Read more...] about Five Top Reasons Why You Should Attend Photo Conferences