WPPI Newsletter - Edition 2

WPPI 2012 has a full line up of new and exciting activities for WPPI attendees to enjoy outside the classroom.  All full registration attendees are invited to attend the following special events:

Print & Album Competition Judging
All 16 x 20 Print and Album Competition entered will be critiqued and judged by renowned photographers at WPPI 2012. Winners will be recognized during WPPI 2012 awards ceremony. Awards of Excellence 16 x 20 Print and Album Competition judging will take place on the 3rd floor of the MGM Grand Conference Center.
Saturday, February 18 (8:30am to 5:00pm)
Sunday, February 19 (8:30am to 5:00pm)

WPPI Launch Pad
Take a sneak peek of the dozens of manufacturer’s showing off their latest and greatest photography products before the trade show even opens. Click here to read full press release. WPPI’s Launch Pad will be open to all media and all WPPI attendees Full Registration pass holders. Hor d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
Sunday, February 19 (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

Photographers Ignite
Photographers’ presentations for photographers will be the opening program of WPPI 2012 in the Central Ballroom of MGM Grand Las Vegas. Ignite is a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Click here to read full press release. This high energy, fun and entertaining event will be followed by an after party with drinks and live music.
Sunday, February 19 (7:00pm to 10:00pm)

Sony Shootout
Back by popular demand, Sony, who brought you last year’s smash hit, “Fashion Show”, are coming back to WPPI for another event that’s sure to be on everyone’s lips for months to come! If you thought 2011 was hot, wait until you see how Sony’s turns the heat up in 2012!
Monday, February 20 (7:00pm to 10:00pm)
Sponsored by Sony

Canon Reception 
Join your fellow WPPI friends for a night of great music, entertainment, fun, and networking– all sponsored by Canon! The Canon Reception is always one of the highlights at WPPI. Get ready to break out your business cards and share ideas with other photogs. But most importantly, don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Thursday, February 21 (7:00pm to 10:00pm)
Sponsored by Canon

WPPI Awards Night
Kevin Kubota and Tony Corbell will be hosting WPPI 2012 Awards Ceremony—a prestigious
event that honors the winners of the Awards of Excellence Print & Album Competitions
along with four winners of the Members Only Competitions. Join us for an evening of
celebration, refreshments, food and what this industry is all about—excellence in imaging.
Wednesday, February 22 (6:30pm to 8:30pm)
Sponsored by Nikon


Sharpen your craft and select from an array of photography topics from lighting, posing to marketing and beyond.  Click here to download the Program Guide to see the seminar schedule.  Or, click here and use the online search feature to select classes by date, type, track, speaker, or keyword.

Pre-board and reserve your seat now.  Pre-board lets you reserve a seat for up to five (5) Platform classes. There are a limited number of Pre-board seats available, so act fast for the best selection.
Click here to access the registration resource center and pre-board today.
If not registered yet, click here to register for WPPI.

There are over 50 MasterClasses covering everything from wedding, portrait, postproduction, business marketing and lighting and posing. MasterClasses are ideal for anyone looking for a small class setting and hands-on instruction.  A Full Registration pass is required. Add a MasterClass for $60. (Limited to 50 seats per class)
Click here to access the registration resource center.

PLUS Classes (Offered to WPPI Members only)
A PLUS class is an intensive two-day, hands-on workshop with one of the best instructors in the photography industry. A Full Registration pass is required. Add a PLUS Class for $395. (Limited to 30 seats/workshop)
Click here to access the registration resource center.

Ideal for emerging photographers, WPPI U, university-style, is a two-day workshop (February 17-18) designed to provide the fundamentals to help today's-up-and-coming photographers strengthen their shooting skills and learn how to be successful in their business and marketing practices. And, a portfolio review is included.  Click here to read full press release.  WPPI U attendees will receive a course completion certificate. Register now for $139. (Onsite price is $150)
Click here to access the registration resource center.

WPPI U Sponsors
Nikon  OnOne Software  *  Adobe  *  Kodak  *  Sigma  H&H Color Lab
B & H Photo  Doug Gordon Workshops  Photobiz  Renaissance Albums 
  Bay Photo  Buzz Worthy Success  SignatureCollection
SmugMug  *  NIK Software  Daisy Grip  GraphiStudio

Rangefinder Magazine Features 3 of WPPI's Headlining Speakers

The February 2012, Rangefinder - The Wedding Issue, features three of WPPI's headlining speakers. Use links below and click on speaker's name to learn their photography prospective:

Joe Buissink
Dixie Dixon
Jason Group

Rangefinder, published monthly, typically includes:

  • product and new equipment reviews
  • lighting and technical pieces
  • how-to's
  • promotion and marketing stories
  • portraiture tips
  • accessories and system round-ups
  • computer technology
  • black-and-white shooting
  • lens reviews
  • processing techniques
Rangefinder also has a digital component, Rangefinderonline.com.  The online version offers multimedia resources and links to archived Rangefinder's print articles.
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