Sunday, February 25, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
  • Session Number:KEY1
WPPI is big and beautiful and spread out over 4 days so there is a lot going on and we don’t want you to miss a thing! Whether this is your first time at WPPI or you’re a seasoned veteran, we want to kick WPPI off right and help you... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Stefan Mumaw

Stefan Mumaw is Creative Director at First Person, a San Francisco headquartered story and experience design shop. He has authored six books, the most recent being Creative Boot Camp, a 30-day crash course on creativity. Previously, he authored Chasing the Monster Idea, co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine...

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Sunday, February 25, 10:15 AM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Coral A
Get ready for a newly updated 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... ...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: Coral B
DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY INTENSIVE Who Should Attend Editors, photographers, filmmakers, drone pilots, and anyone wanting to know more about the burgeoning world of UAVs/drones.  Add UAVs into your wedding toolset.   Understand more about which drone is best for various purposes, capture the best footage & photos  you can, understand filters and... ...read more...
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Douglas Spotted Eagle
Founder & Instructor
SUNDANCE MEDIA GROUP

Douglas is an industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, Inc., authoring several books and DVDs and serving as an advisor/guide for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters. Skydiving since 2006 and instructing UAS since 2012, Douglas is an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives in the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videography. As...

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Sunday, February 25, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds E
Lola Melani will teach you how to capture and create the perfect lighting while using simple studio setups to create stunning images. She will demonstrate her world-renowned simplistic style in photographing the pregnant form. This class will allow you to gain the skills needed to maximize each set up with... ...read more...
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Lola Melani

Celebrity Photographer | Founder, The Lola Melani Fund Acclaimed celebrity photographer Lola Melani is known for her elegant and intimate portraits, which have been featured in media worldwide. Melani specializes in maternity, newborn and boudoir photography, and her style blends editorial, fashion and fine art portraits. Her signature look has attracted...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
Portrait photographers need a solid, fast and repeatable workflow. In this class, Matt walks you through the best ways to organize your photos, get them in to Lightroom, and work through a photo shoot. You’ll learn how to find the photos you need fast, as well as some of the... ...read more...
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Matt Kloskowski

Matt is a landscape/outdoor photographer that teaches post processing techniques at seminars and conferences around the world. ...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
Vicky Papas-Vergara shares in her journey to date with an exquisite showcase of her wearable art and highly stylised fine art portraits. She 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 models, the spontaneity... ...read more...
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Vicky Papas Vergara

Manifesting her journey through a vision, international award winning 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 that led...

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  • Room: Tradewinds A
A class and live demo of how and why tethering will improve your workflow. Course is designed to cover the purpose and practicality of tethering both in studio and on location, and how to do it using Capture One 11. Class will also have a live demo where Zach walks... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Zach Sutton

Zach Sutton is a photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. His specialization is in portrait and beauty work, but will often shoot anything with people involved. With a commercial background in photography, much of Zach's work use colors, contrast, and the use of studio strobes to help tell a story....

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
Boudoir is for EVERY body, and in this dynamic posing and lighting Master Class, Jacquelynn will teach you everything she knows about using shadows and light to shape shift women into their most beautiful, and confident selves. Jacquelynn will discuss studio light, natural light and unconventional light, and how all... ...read more...
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Jacquelynn Buck
Photography by Jacquelynn Buck

Jacquelynn is an award-winning portrait & wedding photographer who shares her time between Tucson, AZ & Southern California. Whether in the desert or at the beach, Jacquelynn’s vibrant images are distinct and recognizable because she is a light ninja – shaping & shifting with shadows, exposing & softening with sunlight....

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Sunday, February 25, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom E
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...
Speaker(s)
Denise Birdsong
SIMPLY SHOOTQ

Denise Birdsong is a San Francisco based International Photographer specializing in emotive Boudoir and wedding 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 with some of the best student reviews in...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom E
The goal of Eric’s presentation will be to teach photographers how to use a photo booth to create a new income stream and add to their existing client base. Eric will cover all aspects of the photo booth business and discuss the nuances of making it a successful venture, including: -... ...read more...
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Eric Barry
MediaBooth Pro, LLC

Eric Barry as an award-winning professional photographer and owner of three successful businesses: Eric Barry Photography, Wicked Booth and MediaBooth Pro. Eric has been a photographer for 14 years and platform speaker at the annual Photo Booth Expo for the past two years and is excited to bring his insight,...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom GH
You’ve managed to get your images into Lightroom and you’re comfortable with how to manage them, but it’s time to take things to the next level. It’s time to really organize your images so that you can always find them in seconds, not minutes. It’s time go beyond the basics... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Terry White

Terry White – Principal Worldwide Design & Photography Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc. Terry has been with Adobe for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Professional product line. In his current position, he leads the charge of getting customers excited and educated about Adobe...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom D
Getting new clients is hard. Getting the type of clients you want to work with is even more difficult. We will discuss all the traditional ways to market and advertise, then determine what works. Where is the most bang for your buck? These are simple techniques anyone can do to help... ...read more...
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William Innes
Panasonic

After an exciting career running aerospace companies and a keen interest in all things photography related - a fluke request by his nephew to photograph his wedding propelled William into an industry he continues to be passionate about today. William has been photographing weddings fulltime for over 12 years. “To be...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom AB
This instructional and inspirational 90-minute WPPI Platform session will illustrate how use of creative lighting on location with speedlights and with lightpainting can be influential in transforming the image style and branding of any photographer. The first 45 minutes will be a step-by-step instructional session where attendees will gain a... ...read more...
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Dave Black

Dave is a Nikon Ambassador and a freelance photographer for 38 years. His career work in SPORTS for Sports Illustrated and Newsweek include 12 Olympic Games and specialized lighting projects for the National Geographic. Known for his creative use of Speedlights and artistic technique of Lightpainting Dave teaches workshops throughout the...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
Add thousands of dollars in income to your existing photography business by shooting team sports. Matthew ‘the Body’ Kemmetmueller runs a profitable volume business and is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the industry secrets with other photographers who want to start a business in this lucrative segment of the... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom CD
The Keys to High-End Weddings is a blueprint for boutique wedding studios. In this class, you'll find out exactly what Vanessa does to book $9,000-$18,000 weddings, and how she's created successful packages and pricing to turn a profit. Understand the psychology and math behind booking your top packages to create... ...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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Sunday, February 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds D
Could you use an extra $10,000 this month? Learn the Blumes' acclaimed "Maximizing Minis" system that has changed how newbies and industry leaders alike approach portrait sessions. The Blumes cover every strategic step they use to earn $10K consistently in a single weekend -- from JUST mini sessions. This unique... ...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: Tradewinds A
Chicago-based wedding and editorial photographer Collin Pierson has evolved his business by not having it be solely based on wedding referrals. By utilizing the resources of his local market, he has grown his business to photograph major hotel brands advertisements, wedding decor designers works of art and dress designers latest... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Collin Pierson

Collin Pierson is a lifestyle and destination wedding photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. After working for newspapers, in 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...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
These two international award-winning wedding photographers will take you through the essentials of wedding photojournalism. We wil teach you how to learn wedding photojournalism from A to Z and  tell a story for your clients with stunning "Authentic Moments" images and how to go beyond your limits.  You will learn... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Nacho Mora

Nacho Mora discovered his true passion as a wedding photographer and goes the extra mile to capture each moment with exceptional style. Togeter with Vinny LaBella their award-winning approach to capture the essence of a wedding in an creative and artistic way has been recognized internationally. As true artists, they...

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. Above all, she loves challenging herself to creatively document the details and moments that make each wedding day unique. After studying...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
Digital printing is one of the most mysterious, confusing and misunderstood features of photography. Folks don’t know what they don’t know and the resources for acquiring real, accurate and relevant information without compromising quality is limited.  If you want to add printing to the package you offer to your customers,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Eric Joseph
FREESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES

Eric Joseph is a photographer and Senior Vice President of New Business and Product Development at Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Eric graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1985 with a B.A. in Art, Specializing in Photography. With over 30 years of experience in the photographic industry, he has unique access to...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Understanding the human form is an essential skill for photographers. Pierre will share numerous techniques from his new book, Foundations of Posing, for hiding weight, and toning and melding form with lighting to complete your vision. This class will give you a solid foundation from head to toe including: handling... ...read more...
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Pierre Stephenson

"Pierre Stephenson, M.Photog., Cr Pierre is a professional photographer and mentor, author of Foundations of Posing, and adjunct professor of photography at Madison College. His diverse portfolio of work includes portraiture, wedding, commercial and underwater photography, as well as a personal love for urban exploration photography. His...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
It's not every day that a new photo genre springs up and takes the world by storm. And yet that is exactly what has happened with professional "birth photography" in the past 5-10 years. The popularity of this new genre has grown so fast that the industry is scrambling to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Selena Rollason
Brisbane Birth Photography

Selena Rollason is an internationally award winning professional birth photographer from Queensland, Australia who has built a full time career photographing birth. Her birth images are known worldwide and beautifully document some of the most raw and special moments that families experience on the day they meet their baby. She...

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Sunday, February 25, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom E
Are you dying inside? Do you feel like the very reason you started your business (your love of the art, freedom and flexibility) is the very thing you lack because you are drowning in the daily grind and trying to keep your business afloat amid all the To Dos? Join... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jody Gray
Gray Photography, LLC

Jody Gray is one half of the photography and business coaching team, Zach & Jody. Known for her business & marketing savvy, she and her husband (of 12 years) have become international speakers on business and shooting and have personally instructed over 1,200 photographers at their IN-CAMERA workshops. They are Top...

Zach Gray

Zach Gray is one half of the photography and business coaching team, Zach & Jody. Known for his off-camera lighting and their business & marketing savvy, he and his wife have become international speakers on business and shooting and have personally instructed over 1,200 photographers at their IN-CAMERA workshops. They are...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom GH
Do you find yourself intimidated by the idea of offering albums to your clients?  In this seminar, learn to double your income by creating and selling your clients the albums they already want!...
Speaker(s)
Jessica Claire
JESSICA CLAIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

Jessica Claire has been a wedding photographer for over 15 years catering to a discerning and high-end clientele in Los Angeles and beyond. Michael Norwood is the owner of Madera Books, a handcrafted heirloom album company based out of Charleston, SC....

Michael Norwood

Michael Norwood has over 10 years of experience as a wedding photographer and teacher. In 2011 he founded the album company Madera Books when he saw a need in the market for gorgeous, handcrafted albums to serve as heirlooms for his wedding clients. Since then, Madera Books has...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom CD
Ready to strengthen your on-location lighting skills? Wish you had some go to flash "recipes" you could turn to create some epic shots. In this platform class, Trevor Dayley will be showing how to control, modify and color compact Speedlights to create awesome images while running around on a wedding... ...read more...
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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: Islander Ballroom I
Most photographers and videographers consider themselves storytellers, yet don't take advantage of the power of having a Story Strategy throughout their branding, marketing and sales process. Join Christine Tremoulet as she shows you how to use your message and content to stand out in your market and to no longer... ...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: Islander Ballroom E
Join one of America's most profitable photographers, Sarah Petty, and her 16-year-old son Jack as they walk you through how to price, market and brand a photo booth business that commands more per booking than its competitors. This dynamic duo created Jack's photo booth business differently than Sarah's boutique photography... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jack Petty

John "Jack" Petty is a 16 year-old entrepreneur who started his business, Jack and the Box Photography, at the age of 15. He is techie who fixes everything for his entrepreneur parents, an active boy scout currently working on his Eagle Scout ranking and has been dubbed "drone man" by...

Sarah Petty

Sarah Petty began her career in the marketing department at the world's largest brand, Coca-Cola Enterprises. She went on to direct the marketing campaigns of many small businesses at a top regional advertising agency and after earning her MBA, Petty opened her boutique photography studio in 2001 and has been...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom D
Forget the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words.” With an estimated 1.8 billion photos viewed daily, your brand’s images must be worth much more to rise above the chatter of the visual revolution. Kristi Drago-Price, former photo director of Conde Nast’s BRIDES and founder of Editor’s Edge, taps... ...read more...
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Kristi Drago-Price

Kristi Drago-Price is the brain behind Editor’s Edge, a boutique Visual Marketing and Content Consulting Agency. Combining her Fine Arts education from the Fashion Institute of Technology and School of Visual Arts with years of professionally photographing weddings and over a decade of experience as the photo director of Condé...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom AB
In a photography market flooded by competition, how does one stand out? Producing great work is only half of the equation. The next essential step is using the power of print to make your work and vision stand out and get you hired. Hear how Alexis Cuarezma will use the... ...read more...
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Alexis Cuarezma
Bay Photo Lab

Alexis Cuarezma is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in both on-location and in-studio portraiture. A passion for bold visuals has colored his whole life, and his childhood interest was nurtured at CSUEB, where he studied art, graphic design and photography. He's an Alumnus of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop...

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Sunday, February 25, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
  • Session Number:LP
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 a great opportunity to network with the media and photography colleagues, make new contacts, develop relationships, get one-on-one advice and explore business... ...read more...

Monday, February 26, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Coral B
This two part session is about photographing and producing images to maximise your opportunities for the final product the Album or Portrait product. Nick will begin the session photographing a model out doors and indoors. He will show case how to see light and introduce light,exploring the relationship between the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Nick Ghionis

The exquisite alchemy between the man, the camera lens and the subject, have made Nick Ghionis a Master Photographer. His images capture our dreams! Nick’s meteoric rise in the international world of photography has been nothing less than remarkable. Although his career spans over 25 years, it was at the insistence...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
Learn how to shoot and edit mind-blowing cinemagraphs in only 4 hours and separate yourself from other photographers and filmmakers. The top brands in the world have only recently started using cinemagraphs so you’re not too late. You already have the physical tools to start creating cinemagrahs today.  Stop telling... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Joe Switzer

Joe Switzer is the owner of Switzerfilm, a photography and video production company based right outside of St. Louis in Troy, Illinois. Joe has been a filmmaker for over 13 years. He has filmed and edited over 300 weddings and has worked for some of the biggest brands in the...

Kristin Rolla

Kristin Rolla is a filmmaker for Switzerfilm a photography and video production company based right outside of St. Louis in Troy, Illinois. Since obtaining her B.A. in Film Production in 2014 Kristin has been filming and editing weddings all across the country. Her passion and precision has helped create awe...

TJ Gaylord

TJ Gaylord filmmaker and producer for Switzerfilm a photography and video production company based right outside of St. Louis in Troy, Illinois. TJ has been creating compelling video content for over a decade. From weddings to reality television, TJ has been involved in a wide variety of video projects. Disney,...

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  • Room: Coral A
Work with better clients. Be treated with more respect. Get paid what you’re worth.  If you struggle when asking for money, this seminar is for you..This six-hour session is designed to help you find your negotiating style, while turning the anxieties you feel when asking for money into strengths that deliver... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Ted Leonhardt

Ted Leonhardt’s interest, which started in design, has grown into a passion for helping all creatives get full value in the global market place. He has taught negotiation training classes specifically tailored for creatives in the US and UK. Through his consulting practice Ted currently works with creatives in the...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
Congratulations! You’ve booked your first contract to photograph a local public or private school. Now, how do you deliver a great picture day performance? This highly-detailed, hands-on workshop will cover everything you need to know to get started, including: what equipment you’ll need, how your mobile studio should be set... ...read more...
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Chris Wunder

Chris Wunder, Cr. Photog. ASP is a well-known and respected industry authority, consultant, workshop trainer and platform speaker. His expertise ranges from ownership of one of the largest Portrait and Wedding Studio businesses in the Midwest with multiple locations in 3 states, to Corporate Management with some of the largest...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
How many times have you been tasked with creating a photograph in the worst possible light or location? Not to worry. Bob Davs will share with you how he uses off-camera flash to control and shape the light into submission. It doesn’t matter what the location is—small venue or big... ...read more...
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Bob Davis

BOB & DAWN - PROFESSIONAL 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...

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  • Room: Coral C
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. Then watch and learn how these images are... ...read more...
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Johnson Wee
Johnson Wee Photography

Asian photographer Johnson Wee is an upcoming raw talent specializing in pre wedding and engagement shoots. Engaging the ability to turn the picture into a magical and emotionally stimulating attachment is what he has consistently been linked to. Upon entry into professional photography competitions for 3 1/2years only,...

Nik Pekridis
Photopek

Nik Pekridis is a Greek based wedding photographer.All ready professional for more than 30 years,a 3rd generation wedding photographer. Master in wppi and wppasia , Nikon and Graphistudio ambassador and a Phottix pro-team. On 2016 alongside Keda Z Feng and Johnson Wee they created the "fantastic 3 " teaching concept...

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  • Room: Tradewinds A
These days everyone can use a headshot. It is a way to become known in your community and can lead to more substantial work as you build a client base and receive referrals from your service and the presence of your work on their social media.  We will talk about... ...read more...
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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: Tradewinds D
Whether you are just starting out in the photography business or are a hardened pro with years of experience under your belt, this program will take you to the next level. This seminar will introduce you to the exciting, rewarding and profitable worlds of digital event imaging, creating mobile applications... ...read more...
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Neal Clipper
Abbey Photographers

Neal H. Clipper is the owner of Abbey Creative Photographers. He is a New Jersey based photographer who has been photographing people and their most cherished events since 1985. His roots in photography were sewn by his parents, Arthur & Pearl Clipper, who started Abbey Photographers in 1954. His passion and...

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Monday, February 26, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
Chicago-based wedding photographer Collin Pierson will show you how the architecture and light of a city can change the game for your wedding, portrait and 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.... ...read more...
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Collin Pierson

Collin Pierson is a lifestyle and destination wedding photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. After working for newspapers, in 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...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom E
There is a huge difference between taking photos of an event and strategically photographing moments that are interconnected and tell an incredible story. Your camera can become more than just a photo-taking device; it is a a tool to offering your clients photographs that hold deeper meaning. In this platform... ...read more...
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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: Islander Ballroom D
In this info-packed presentation, WPPI Masters & two of 2017’s most sought after destination wedding photographers, 37 Frames' Tracey & Dee, will share how they took their business to the world, how they created their own market (in a very foreign place, lost in translation) and how you can, too. They... ...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

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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Learn how to work out in the open day or night and under the pressure of an editorial shoot. This photowalk will demonstrate how to quickly set up situations for a fashion editorial shoot when time is of the essence....
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Hiram Trillo

Hiram is an international wedding photographer based out of Fort Worth, Texas. In his career, he has won multiple international awards including WPPI's Grand Award in photojournalism as well as 1st and 2nd in wedding photojournalism. He was selected as one of Rangefinders 30 Rising stars of wedding...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
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, real couples aren't models. And helping couples interact genuinely and naturally can be challenging. In this fast-paced photowalk, Jacquelynn will reveal her... ...read more...
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Jacquelynn Buck
Photography by Jacquelynn Buck

Jacquelynn is an award-winning portrait & wedding photographer who shares her time between Tucson, AZ & Southern California. Whether in the desert or at the beach, Jacquelynn’s vibrant images are distinct and recognizable because she is a light ninja – shaping & shifting with shadows, exposing & softening with sunlight....

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom CD
Your studio's design is your first introduction to your client and it is important that that first impression be a great one.  Jen will show you tips and tricks to make designing easier and more efficient, and help you to learn the "whys and hows" of what makes for good... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
If awkward posing or unpolished direction is an obstacle for your photo shoots, sign up for Posed to Playful right now! Phillip and Eileen's playful techniques have been adopted by thousands of photographers and make direction easy. Plus the authentic emotion they add to portraits naturally results in incredible customer... ...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: South Pacific Ballroom F
During this photo walk, Rick will demonstrate how easy it is to take natural light to dynamic lighting. Some of the techniques Rick will cover are:  multiple speed lights, high speed sync kicker light with colored gels, and the use of a beauty dish for glamour. Rick will share all... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Speedlites are a terrific tool for photographers to add light just about anywhere they want it. Join Canon Technical Advisor, Eric Stoner and Canon Trainer Jon Lorentz on this photo walk to explore High-Speed Sync -- one of the BEST yet misunderstood features of Speedlite technology! One of the key areas for... ...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...

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: South Pacific Ballroom AB
Join Dawn Davis from Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design, along with Julie Roth Novack, CEO and Co-Founder of PartySlate, a new and wildly popular marketing platform, as they share digital marketing strategies to build your brand and drive qualified leads. Dawn, the “Master of Frugal,” will share her... ...read more...
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Dawn Davis

What can I say?  I'm a blessed girl.  If you would have told me back in April of 2005 that I would quit my job as an Accountant and become the Creative Director of a business with my husband, Bob Davis, and that we would have the most amazing clients that...

Julie Roth Novack

Julie is the CEO and Co-Founder of PartySlate, a photo-rich platform where leading event professionals share their work with the world. PartySlate is a website for engaged couples and party hosts of all kinds who are searching for new ideas and top local event professionals. Unlike other inspiration platforms such as Pinterest, PartySlate...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom GH
Congratulations, you just captured the “decisive moment” or made an awarding portrait, but capturing the image is only the beginning.  There’s a lot more to do!  If you’re a seasoned professional, you feel this  strain every day.  If you are new to the business of photography, you will come to... ...read more...
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Jared Platt
PLATT IMAGE CONSULTING

Jared Platt is an international wedding, portrait 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: Islander Ballroom I
1 - Organic Business Approach          -  Setting yourself up to succeed (how get clients to let you do what you are bloody good at.)          -  Managing client expectations (no, the album never came with glossy pages)          -  In person meetings for the win (make friends not sales)          -  How to... ...read more...
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James Simmons
JAMES SIMMONS PHOTOGRAPHY

Writing Bios are James' Kryptonite, because it’s usually where modesty takes a back seat while casually claiming prestige by name dropping sponsors, listing awards for shameless self promotion in an attempt to convince you that he's qualified to be here. So instead, this is what makes him tick. James loves giving people...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom E
Be inspired and understand the mind-set, skills and personal development needed to be a successful business owner. As a qualified life and business coach, Mark will challenge and help you learn valuable techniques to overcome barriers and get “un-stuck”, gain clarity and direction, and discover what a successful business looks... ...read more...
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Mark Rossetto

Mark Rossetto is an international award winning Master Photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), an international keynote speaker and a qualified Photography Business and Life Coach. By the age of 25, Mark had a dream of running his own photography studio. However, he quickly realised that he needed...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
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...
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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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Monday, February 26, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Session Number:FILM1
Learn how a boutique wedding film-maker turned his missed leads into a the biggest volume wedding video brand in Central Texas within a matter of 2 years.  In this course, Associate Lumix Luminary & Host of the Wedding Film Academy Podcast, Jordan Bunch, will talk about his journey to creating... ...read more...
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Jordan Bunch

Jordan Bunch is a wedding and commercial filmmaker and photographer, Lumix Ambassador and Host of the Wedding Film Academy podcast.  He owns both a high-end boutique wedding video/photo company as well as a volume brand, where he employees 12 other artists, capturing both the big and small budget wedding markets...

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Monday, February 26, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds D
A regular face at WPPI, Kenny Kim always brings clear, meaningful and practical messages to his Master Classes.  With 11 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... ...read more...
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Kenny Kim
Kodak Alaris

A regular face at WPPI, Kenny Kim always brings clear, meaningful, practical messages to his master classes. With twelve years of shooting destination weddings and ten years of speaking at WPPI under his belt, Kenny will share his treasure trove full of insights about how to be an effective wedding...

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  • Room: Tradewinds A
‘Winning photography awards at WPPI is what most wedding photographers aspire to. In this 120-minute Masterclass, Award-winning photographer Scott Johnson, who has many years experience as an International print judge, will give you an insight to what judges are looking for in a competition image. Not only that, he’ll also... ...read more...
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Scott Johnson

Scott is an Internationally recognised, award-winning photographer based just 30 miles from London, England and has photographed wedding all across Europe and the United States. Known for being fun and energetic, Scott also travels the world as an educator and mentor. After working as a second photographer for many years,...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
You are ready to incorporate UAV into your Production Kit – This is the time to do it! How do you do it?? In this session we will cover how to effectively accomplish this assignment. Identify exactly why you need the UAV: -          Which UAV is better... ...read more...
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Douglas Spotted Eagle
Founder & Instructor
SUNDANCE MEDIA GROUP

Douglas is an industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, Inc., authoring several books and DVDs and serving as an advisor/guide for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters. Skydiving since 2006 and instructing UAS since 2012, Douglas is an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives in the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videography. As...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
Increase your productivity, creativity and resiliency while providing a client experience that makes them love you more and spend more, too! Take the risk out of your clients’ hands, and put it into your own. Make the art of photography second nature to your clients, allowing them to be themselves... ...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: Tradewinds B
We will demonstrate successful techniques and help you make the flash your friend. It is possible to make lovely light for portraits without ever having to worry about taking the flash off the camera or using radio remotes or having to figure out vastly complicated setups. Portable flash is a... ...read more...
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Bobbi Lane

Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students...

Lee Varis

Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years. He started working with computer imaging over 20 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
What's the point of creating interesting compositions and setups if your clients look terrible and unconnected? Learn the specific lighting and posing combos that Brian and Allison use to consistently create award-winning wedding photos. Each setup will focus on a pose, combined with a lighting strategy using natural light, speed... ...read more...
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Allison Callaway
Callaway Gable

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 are...

Brian Callaway
Callaway Gable

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 are...

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Monday, February 26, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Session Number:FILM2
You have all your awesome footage from the epic wedding day… now what do you do? In this course we will explain our theories of how to create an amazing, emotional, and heartfelt wedding film. By using our steps for building an edit you will be able to successfully adapt... ...read more...
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Amber Baird

We are Eyenamics a husband & wife filmmaking team and are dedicated to improving our industry through advanced education and providing our clients with beautifully crafted wedding stories. With over 500 weddings filmed we strive to capture the intimate moments of a wedding day and our experience enables us to...

Garrette Baird

We are Eyenamics a husband & wife filmmaking team and are dedicated to improving our industry through advanced education and providing our clients with beautifully crafted wedding stories. With over 500 weddings filmed we strive to capture the intimate moments of a wedding day and our experience enables us to...

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Monday, February 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
Using his own work as reference, Michael Grecco will explain his techniques for creating light and shadow, demonstrating how he creates his stylistic and dramatic images. He will explain how he produces his award-winning motion work, including cinemagraphs and videos. The last 20 minutes of this seminar will be a... ...read more...
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Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco is a director and one of the top photographers in the world who has created iconic portraits of the most recognized entertainment stars, recently Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz and Teri Hatcher. His movie “Naked Ambition” has been a hit movie winning critical acclaim. His...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
Master the essentials of greenscreen activation. This course will teach you everything you need to know about greenscreen activations including, lighting, acquiring images, layouts and interactive greenscreen. ...
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Catalina Bloch
Photobooth Supply Co.

Catalina "Cat" Bloch (born July 4 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian entrepreneur and former insurance salesperson. She became seriously interested in starting her own business after seeing the potential for photobooths, and her event installations have changed the landscape of on-site photography. She's the founder and president of MDRN...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
WPPI Print Competition is one of the best in the world but to the uninitiated, entering can be a daunting task. I know it was for me. Whether you've been too afraid to enter or have been disappointed with your scores this class will help put you on the right... ...read more...
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Cheryl Walsh
Cheryl Walsh Fine Art

Cheryl Walsh is a southern California based international award winning underwater photographer.  Her fine art portrait work is acclaimed for its ethereal and effortless feel, old-world painterly look, exquisite lighting, attention to fine detail, posing and color harmony.  Utilizing elaborate costumes and styling her images often look like paintings or...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
Discover the secrets of face and body anatomy to create images that stand out. Sakis will cover face analysis, lighting, posing, composition and more!...
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Sakis Batzalis

Sakis Batzalis is a photographer that residents in the dreamy island of Lesvos in Greece. What defines and makes his style special and unique is his ability to create cinematic pictures with specified references to the world of fashion in combination to dynamic architectural compositions. During the last 7 years,...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
Catherine Hall is the first to admit that talent is NOT the reason she became a world-renowned photographer within two years of being in business. Right out of the gate, she was attracting big-name sponsors, international press, 2 million+ social media followers, and 10K+ clients. In this session, Catherine will... ...read more...
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Catherine Hall

Master of WPPI, Catherine Hall is an elite commercial, portrait, and wedding photographer whose breathtaking images are exhibited worldwide and regularly appear in publications such as New York Times, Coastal Living and National Geographic Traveler. With sponsorships from Epson, SanDisk, and Adobe, and nearly two million social media followers she is an in-demand speaker and...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Internationally renowned photographer Jide Alakija will discuss how to make impact portraits that relate to the person or couple on set. Keen to share his extensive expertise participants of this talk will learn tips and tricks to achieving images that will be masterful and unique to their clients. It will... ...read more...
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Jide Alakija
ALAKIJA STUDIOS

Jide Alakija is an internationally renowned photographer with over 10 years’ experience in shooting multicultural weddings, documentaries and editorial campaigns. Alakija’s assignments have taken him across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S. Regularly piquing the interest of international icons and A-list celebrities through his captivating eye, Alakija’s recent...

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Monday, February 26, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Session Number:FILM3
Following your passion and turning it into a lucrative business sounds great.  But is it really possible?  It turns out the more you love what you do, the more successful you will be at it.   Whether you are chronicling the life of a child, following celebrities of international acclaim, witnessing the... ...read more...
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André Costantini

For over 20 years you can find André Costantini behind and in front of the camera informing and entertaining, learning and creating.  He is a creative problem solver who loves using visual mediums for storytelling.  This has taken him to Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, South Pacific and 49 states....

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Monday, February 26, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
Discover how Roger Tan and Greg Moment use different sources of light, photographing real wedding couples and models. You will learn, step-by-setep, how to mix Ice Light, LED lights, video light, natural light and flash lamps to create great images. You will witness firsthand their unique posing techniques and learn... ...read more...
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Greg Moment
Photographer

Greg Moment was named The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World, received the title of the „Photographer of the Year" in "Creative Portrait" category of MPA 2016/2017. He received in 2015 and 2017 the title of the “Wedding photographer of the year” from MPIO. He won the "ND...

Roger Tan

Roger Tan is a master photographer specialised in Destination Wedding and Pre-wedding. Coming from a painter and digital illustrator background, Roger Tan developed a unique approach to combine classic art and modern art. In recent years, he popularized his style as a new trend in the photography industry especially in...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
Whether you are creating a memorable album for your client or entering it in a competition or contest, the story is the same but the concept and design can change. From shoot to final layout, the inspiration comes from the power of our work—we hold in our hands the memory... ...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: Tradewinds C
Get inspired with fine-art photo artist Anya Anti and learn all about the proccess of creating conceptual images from scratch. Anya will share her insight on how to get inspired and come up with ideas, how to efficiently do the research, find references and create mood boards. She will also... ...read more...
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Anya Anti

Anya Anti is a New York based internationally published and award winning photo artist who specializes in on-location fine art and conceptual female portraiture. Originally from Ukraine she moved to United Stated in 2014. Anya's been into photography since 2009 and as a self-taught she gained all her knowledge and...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
This class not only dives deep into the usage of the appropriate tools for beautiful edits, but more importantly, the approach in shaping the portrait and the mood desired for the final image. Understanding what Lightroom can accomplish for your portraits can quickly take your images from good to great!... ...read more...
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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: Tradewinds D
How can photographers follow their passions and set themselves apart in an industry driven by trend and tradition? Multiple award-winning photographer Kristi Odom will illustrate how her own love of nature and conservation has helped her target her ideal wedding client while developing a unique voice in the industry. Following... ...read more...
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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 has built her career by melding her personal passions with wedding photography. Kristi Odom...

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Monday, February 26, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
Learn how to capture motion with a small flash on this outdoor photo walk with Tony Gale. Participants will learn how to improve available light by using one or several small off-camera flashes, as well as when and how to use HSS (high-speed sync), TTL or manual settings on your... ...read more...
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Tony Gale

Tony Gale is an award winning portrait photographer shooting for a range of advertising, editorial and corporate clients. Tony was raised in Bellingham, Washington (90 miles north of Seattle) and spent most of his time as a child exploring the woods behind his parent’s house. At 19 after visiting Bruce Lee's...

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  • Room: South Pacific E
Join Cliff Mautner (Nikon Ambassador, WPPI lifetime achievement award-winner, two-time grand award winner and straight shooter) as he delivers a fresh seminar that reflects upon what he did to succeed, and perhaps more importantly, the huge mistakes that were made along the way so you can avoid them. Whether you’re... ...read more...
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Cliff Mautner

Cliff Mautner's career in photography spans 35 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: South Pacific Ballroom F
In this session, we will be capturing an engaged couple in unusual lighting situations. We will be using several techniques using traditional and non-traditional methods to create stunning photographs. We will be using standard speed lights, light wands and light cubes to create interesting lighting in boring situations. This class... ...read more...
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Florina Romoser

Florina Romoser, originally from Romania, is a photographer, educator, speaker, costumer, set designer and studio owner.  She's been teaching photography and photo editing for over 7 years.  She is a Certified Professional Photographer through Professional Photographers of America and has won numerous awards for her work. Her photography and photography workshops specialize...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
This photowalk is for wedding and portrait photographers looking to see the world in a new light and push their craft to the next level. Sean will take you on an honest and open, behind-the-scenes tour of how to work with both natural light and off camera flash while also... ...read more...
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Sean LeBlanc

Sean LeBlanc is an international award-winning wedding and destination photographer that specializes in creative photojournalism and environmental wedding and lifestyle portraits. Inspired by light and shadow, Sean is able to create imagery that is bold, candid, sensitive and dramatic. Over a very short timeframe, Sean has become a highly...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom GH
This is a soulful and informative class. Elizabeth will share lots of personal stories and professional insights on creativity, business, branding, social media and more. How to cultivate your photography business and maintain your personal vision. -nurturing your artistic voice -light, composition & point of view -the importance of consistency -the beauty of mistakes -business... ...read more...
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Elizabeth Messina

Elizabeth is an award winning and world renowned photographer. Her evocative and authentic imagery attracts countless celebrity and discerning clientele. Although she is based in Southern California with her husband and three children, her work takes her around the world. Elizabeth’s approach to photography is intimate and thoughtful. The result is...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom E
Kelly Brown will take you through different stylized setups to show how she connects and confidently poses her clients to allow them to shine. You will also learn different lighting techniques, composition and camera angles to get it right in-camera every time....
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Discover the remarkable imaging capabilities of one of the most versatile mirrorless cameras on the market, the Leica SL, with Leica Professional Products Specialist John Kreidler. On this photo walk, John will provide you with the necessary tips on how to create stunning photos while manipulating light and shadow. Take... ...read more...
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John Kreidler
LEICA CAMERA INC

John Kreidler is a Leica Professional Imaging Specialist with a fierce passion for photography. With over 25 years of experience in the photo industry and a strong eye for storytelling, John focuses his time teaching photographers of all levels the fundamentals of visual storytelling through various Leica Akademie workshops and...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom AB
After 13 years in photography, Richard Waltons says he has come to realize that an image is simply a by-product of an experience. Inturn, this has revolutionized the way he thinks about photography and has changed his approach when taking photographs. Now he concentrates on having fun and making sure... ...read more...
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Richard P. Walton

I have been taking photographs professionally for around thirteen years. During this time I began a journey to discover the artist within. I have a passion for creating original photographs that come from my own visions and ideas. I want to push my own limits as a photographer and push...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
Documentary-style natural portraits of new families and their babies are becoming increasingly popular. This photowalk will take attendees into a mock home environment (set up in a hotel room) to teach the use of light, angles and composition for creating beautiful photojournalistic style portraits during sessions such as births, in... ...read more...
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Selena Rollason
Brisbane Birth Photography

Selena Rollason is an internationally award winning professional birth photographer from Queensland, Australia who has built a full time career photographing birth. Her birth images are known worldwide and beautifully document some of the most raw and special moments that families experience on the day they meet their baby. She...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom D
Posing to flatter your subjects is so much more than memorizing a few poses. Photographer and bestselling author Lindsay Adler (The Photographer's Guide to Posing), will uncover the secrets of posing that have helped her to become a master of her craft. Learn posing concepts and techniques to flatter everyone... ...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 publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator and having been named one of...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
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...
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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: Islander Ballroom I
Dan is a renowned destination wedding photographer and educator, an AIPP Master of Photography and the 2016 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year. Dan will be discussing the subtleties of separating yourself (and your brand) in an very saturated industry; an industry that is growing faster than than many... ...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: South Pacific Ballroom F
We will create unique images with simple concepts while discussing  posing, how to manage all type of lightsand finding your signature voice....
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Salvatore Dimino
Salvatore Dimino

Salvatore Dimino was born in Elizabeth N.J. (USA) on 13/09/1979. Started very young and even before finishing school already works with his father, devoting himself with great passion to the art of photography. After many years of experience, (over 20) and after attending many seminars, the style of Salvatore Dimino...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
Are you looking to expand into shooting for local brands, magazines, or websites? Learn exactly how to create quick, stylized portraits and increase your profits! JVS' constant creativity and passion for off-camera flash drives his commitment to photography. His class will help you understand that talent is not enough to... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Wedding photographers know that they rarely get the optimal amount of time for photographing the bride and groom. Every little bit of "late" the day of takes away time from the job the photographer still needs to get done. Get ready to stop worrying, stop thinking and start shooting in... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom CD
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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Blair deLaubenfels
Art, Life and Business

With over 18 years of experience in the photo industry, Blair deLaubenfels is a former wedding photographer, and a co-founder of Junebug Weddings and Prints.ly. A highly experienced consultant, educator, editor, author, and curator, Blair has written over 2,000 artist statements and worked with hundreds of the world's top photographers...

Cami Grudzinski
CAMI ZI PHOTOGRAPHY

Spend a few minutes with Cami, and you'll fall in love with her infectious laughter and upbeat personality. Invest some more time, and you'll discover a powerful woman who's overcome many personal and professional challenges as she pursues her dream of becoming the best photographer she can be. Currently shooting over...

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 (Amphoto...

Kevin Mullins

I’m a dad, a husband, a brother an ex-rugby player and a huge Johnny Cash fan! I grew up in Wales. and although now based in gorgeous Cotswold town of Malmesbury, I shoot weddings right across the United Kingdom, and destination weddings abroad. I’m a genuine wedding photojournalist and social documentary photographer....

Mantas Kubilinskas

I’m Mantas Kubilinskas. I’m a photographer, a traveler and an adventurer. Everywhere I look I see images and the endless stories they embody. I came to the United States from a small town Joniskis in Lithuania with no English, no friends, and just the money in my pocket. My parents...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
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...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Last year, Amii & Andy ran a  sold out photo walk that was unique in scope and location as they took photographers out of the classroom and into an actual hotel room. They showed how a few simple photography tools (a prism, a string of LED lights, etc.) can turn... ...read more...
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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
Sunshine & Reign Photography

Amii & Andy Kauth are wife and husband portrait and wedding photographers based out of Arizona (Sunshine & Reign Photography). They contribute to SLR Lounge, help admin the SLRL Facebook group, and have recently taken over the blog for Intuition to Succeed, which works to help photographers grow their businesses...

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Tuesday, February 27, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds D
Discover your unique self to develop your own unique identifiable style. Sanjay will discuss what inspires him, how he poses and lights his couples, and how to form a reliable process that you can consistently call upon for inspiration and direction in your imagery. With the help of models, he... ...read more...
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Sanjay Jogia
FUNDY DESIGNER & EYE JOGIA PHOTOGRAPHY

Sanjay is Eye Jogia Photography, a London based Luxury Destination Wedding Photography business of 10 years and counting. Sanjay’s relationship with photography however started when he was at school. He grew up within a culture of photography with his dad working at the local Kodak factory for 35...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
In this day of instant gratification where everyone has access to a camera in their pocket, couples are looking for wedding and location portrait photography that will blow their socks off! Our brand "Beau & Belle London" was formed less than two years ago and already we have photographed weddings... ...read more...
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Barrie Downie

Barrie Downie began his career in 2004 and quickly became established as one of the leading wedding photographers in the UK, often listed as a top 10 wedding photographer in the UK and top 50 worldwide by various photography publications and wedding related websites and blogs. With 8 years of...

Sharron Goodyear

With over 10 years in the industry, Sharron Goodyear has won multiple awards for both her experience in portrait and wedding photography and has just been awarded Regional Photographer of the Year in both wedding and boudoir/fashion through the MPA. She was also a finalist in this year’s MPA Photography...

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  • Room: Coral A
In a competitive industry, we are all looking for the edge that will help us stand out from our competitors. Whatever genre you photograph, your personal signature and style is something that cannot be copied. Understand and recognize the value of your personal style, explore how to expand and share... ...read more...
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Tony Hewitt

Tony Hewitt G.M.PHOTOG., HON. FAIPP, FNZIPP, Double Master of WPPI 2013 Australian Professional Photographer of the Year Tony has received over 300 State, National and International awards and has judged internationally since 1995, including WPPI as a judge and speaker for over 10 years. Tony...

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  • Room: Coral B
Join award-winning newborn photographers Kelly Brown and Luisa Dunn as they show you how turn your ideas and concepts into photographs that reflect who you are as an artist and photographer. Kelly and Luisa will demonstrate how they bring their vision to life by creating two unique setups that will... ...read more...
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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...

Luisa Dunn

Luisa Dunn is an award-winning Brisbane photographer specializing in the art of newborn and baby portraiture. Her style embraces both color and organic neutrals with a focus on capturing newborns in womb-like curly sleepy positions photographed primarily from above. Most recently Luisa has pursued the specialized area of digital composites...

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  • Room: Tradewwinds A
The dynamic duo of Bobbi Lane, the Mistress of Light, and Lee Varis, the Sultan of Skin, take you on a photographic adventure to master the art of creating flattering and effective portraits of real people. You will learn the essential techniques for photographing normal people in the real world... ...read more...
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Bobbi Lane

Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits in studio and on location for editorial, corporate, and advertising accounts. Lane's multi-faceted approach to photography incorporates over 35 years of technical experience with innovative artistic interpretation As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her students...

Lee Varis

Lee Varis is a photo-illustrator now working in the Boston area. He has been involved in commercial photography for over 40 years. He started working with computer imaging over 20 years ago and currently works with digital as well as conventional photography in conjunction with computer graphics to create images...

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JVS will use his 20 years of experience to show you not only how to be more creative with lights, but how to make money from them. Interested in using one light to make a scene stand out? Want to make a bride look like a model in Vanity Fair?... ...read more...
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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: Tradewinds F
Want to take your Sports Photography program to the next level?  Offering “Virtual” Composited Teams and Memory Mates is the #1 business growth opportunity for Youth League photographers. Parents, Coaches and Players love it for the many benefits it brings. You’ll love it for bigger sales and profits. Learn how... ...read more...
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Chris Wunder

Chris Wunder, Cr. Photog. ASP is a well-known and respected industry authority, consultant, workshop trainer and platform speaker. His expertise ranges from ownership of one of the largest Portrait and Wedding Studio businesses in the Midwest with multiple locations in 3 states, to Corporate Management with some of the largest...

Mitchell Moore

Mitchell Moore is President of PortraitEFX Franchising Corp., as well as Co-Founder of BigMoneyU.com, an online support community for Independent Volume Photographers.  Mitchell teaches photography business owners the skills of Relational Selling; turning “stumbling-blocks into stepping-stones” as one of his primary missions when he helps photographers grow their high volume...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
"Have you ever struggled to get that amazing, potentially award-winning Bride, Groom, or couples portrait on the wedding day?  Are you often left frustrated that your ideas on the wedding day never really work out, or the venue just isn't 'right'?  Well if so then this Plus Class is just... ...read more...
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Scott Johnson

Scott is an Internationally recognised, award-winning photographer based just 30 miles from London, England and has photographed wedding all across Europe and the United States. Known for being fun and energetic, Scott also travels the world as an educator and mentor. After working as a second photographer for many years,...

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  • Room: Coral C
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 1,000-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

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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Tuesday, February 27, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom CD
The business of photography is alive and well and getting better every day. Learn how to face todays challenges in portrait photography and the photography business.  Today’s smart and savvy clients know the difference between mediocre and top notch photography and are more demanding than ever. Considering that your clients carry... ...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: South Pacific Ballroom F
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...
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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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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom GH
Do you want your website to stand out from the hundreds of other photographers in your market? If so, you'll need more than pretty pictures and a strong artist's statement to win the business of today's discriminating and sophisticated clients. In this highly informative session, Rob Greer explores the fundamentals... ...read more...
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Rob Greer

Rob has been building websites professionally since 1995. He's also owned and sold successful dotcoms and as Managing Director of E-commerce for a professional consultancy, he has helped build websites for brands like Walmart, Dillards, AOL, Conoco, Schlumberger, NASA, and for hundreds of smaller businesses. He's also the founder of...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
What makes a headshot different than any other portrait type? Intention. We will explore what it means and how to use it in every aspect of capturing an image that portrays confidence in the character you are making an image with. A headshot is designed to be a calling card,... ...read more...
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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: Islander Ballroom D
Join internationally acclaimed wedding portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell for an action-packed, no-nonsense, to-the-point educational program highlighting ways the professional photographer can attract new clients, keep existing ones and actually make a good living. Bambi has over 30 years of experience photographing weddings and portraits and more importantly, running a successful... ...read more...
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Bambi Cantrell

Bambi Cantrell is one of the world's most decorated and sought after professional photographers of our time. Bambi one of the elite Nikon Ambassadors, and was a recipient of the prestigious Triple Master of Photography awarded by Wedding Portrait Photographers International in 2016. In 2015 Ms Cantrell was awarded the...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom E
Do you envision yourself as being the photographer who runs up and down the sidelines of a major sporting event trying to capture that “one moment in time”? Well here’s your opportunity. Canon has teamed up with one of the San Francisco 49ers official photographers, Terrell Lloyd, to give you... ...read more...
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Terrell Lloyd
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER

Terrell Lloyd is currently the Lead Team Photographer for the San Francisco 49ers; He manages all of the day-to-day photography services for the 49ers organization and Levi’s Stadium & Events. Terrell has been with the team for over 21 years. He is also currently the Athletic Photographer for San...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
Jos and Tree know that the art of photography begins with the art of communication. Discover their best kept secrets about how they bond with their clients to develop trust for a fun, creative and authentic experience. Let us get back to storytelling, listening and forging a deeper connection with... ...read more...
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Jos Woodsmith

Jos and Tree are a husband wife team who run JOS studios in Portland, Oregon. Jos started their photography business 2004 and in 2008 Tree joined him. Their creative lifestyle, wedding, and commercial photography has taken them all over the US and Europe. Sporting hats, goblets and a one of...

Tree Woodsmith

Jos and Tree are a husband wife team who run JOS studios in Portland, Oregon. Jos started their photography business 2004 and in 2008 Tree joined him. Their creative lifestyle, wedding, and commercial photography has taken them all over the US and Europe. Sporting hats, goblets and a one of...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom AB
Zabrina will discuss her creative process for creating local wedding, and international engagement and pre-wedding images. She will show numerous examples to explain the story goes behind the image; when to use off camera flash vs. natural light; how to pose couples, individual and groups; why you should use certain... ...read more...
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Zabrina Deng
JeZa Photography

Zabrina is based in California who travelled the world to do wedding, engagement & portrait photography. She is an SONY Artisans of Imagery and a holder of WPPI master photographer. A processor for over 60 international award winning photos. Zabrina is one of the world's...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
Join Rocco Ancora as he explores the interplay of light and environments to create moody portraits with impact. Learn how to previsualise the final image and execute with intent....
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Rocco Ancora
CAPTURE TO PRINT

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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Join host Joe Brady for this hands-on, live action Photo Walk on how to create great portraits anywhere with off-camera flash. Getting your flash off-camera is the greatest step you can take to create the best light on your subjects. This Photo Walk covers the how-to, when and why to... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Most photography is done on location, which means you need to have a variety of lighting options to create a unique look.  Depending on the time of the day, amount of natural light and drama you want to create, off camera flash (OCF) and LEDs can enhance any portrait. Also,... ...read more...
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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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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
Not everything has to be complicated. In this Photo Walk, you will learn how to take full control of your portable compact flashes to sculpt and create the mood of your portraits, and choosing a style that will suite your client’s needs. If you are just starting to delve into... ...read more...
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Hernan Rodriguez

Recently named Tamron Image Master, and Westcott Top 10 Elite Pro, Hernan has garnered over 30 international photography awards, including a prestigious Black and White Spider Award in the fashion category, as well as Photography Masters Cup Nominations 2013 through 2017 in the fashion category. Hernan has also been honored...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
New York City event photographer Will Cadena shares some of his quick tricks and tips for how to get the commercial like imagery in camera. You'll see how he works fast, and uses what is around him to create imagery that will impress your client, when there isn't much time... ...read more...
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Will Cadena
Will Cadena

Will Cadena has been involved in the world of photography for as long as he can remember. Two of his uncles own and operate successful photography businesses, where Will worked and learned from the time he was about 13 years old. While working for his uncles, one doing commercial...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
Strobe lighting as often been said to be bulky, hard to handle and not as mobile as speed lights. Johnson Wee will walk you how he uses the strobes effectively and with lighting speed, from setting up, control exposure and power, to getting the perfect image, in camera!...
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Johnson Wee
Johnson Wee Photography

Asian photographer Johnson Wee is an upcoming raw talent specializing in pre wedding and engagement shoots. Engaging the ability to turn the picture into a magical and emotionally stimulating attachment is what he has consistently been linked to. Upon entry into professional photography competitions for 3 1/2years only,...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom E
Join Jerry Ghionis, WPPI’s most awarded photographer and first Grand Master, in a presentation that he’s never done before. He will teach you how to add that finesse and next level of sophistication to your work to make it truly shine. In his easy-to-understand and heartfelt inspirational stye, Jerry will... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
So often, shooting weddings can become a formula that we execute the same way for all of our clients. While it’s good to have systems in place on the wedding day, we may not be telling the client’s story to the best of our ability. It becomes easy for us... ...read more...
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Easton Reynolds
The Art of Six Figures / 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...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
This shoot will cover how to work with the light and use it to your best advantage and when needed add Off Camera Flash. Bob Dacis will explore the choices you have, including natural light, diffused light, additive light and over-powering the sun with off camera flash. You always have... ...read more...
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Bob Davis

BOB & DAWN - PROFESSIONAL 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...

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Tuesday, February 27, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Session Number:FILM4
Jose will cover: 1. Coordination, skills and techniques to film wedding events. How to be more efficient in your workflow. Discussing different situations of the entire wedding day shoot and how to quick solve any unexpected issue.  Jose Ortiz Films will focus in new alternatives to make the work simpler... ...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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Tuesday, February 27, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
As creatives, we always want to try new ideas and extend our vision every single day. But how many times have you NOT had the confidence to ask your clients to get on board with your wackiness???  Ultimately, unless you're building  trust with them (with no awkwardness) you will never... ...read more...
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Kelly Tunney

Born and raised in Canberra, a current hotbed of fine photography in Australia. Kelly Tunney originally followed a traditional path, but a couple of years working as a public servant soon cured her of that. After deciding that the clarinet was not her way to fame and fortune (no,...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Accomplished advertising and commercial photographer Lisa Saad shows you the ideas and concepts behind the technique of branding and stylizing your photography, and how you can plan and excecute an idea, and turn it into a branded image that helps you stand out from your peers. Branding and marketing is... ...read more...
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Lisa Saad

Director. Photographer. Perfectionist. Lisa Saad combines creativity, 30 years of industry experience and a relentless passion for the art of photography to create award-winning work that speaks for itself. Her promise of quality and experience in all platforms of digital and analogue media adds a unique flavour to her distinctive...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
Photo booths have been taking over the wedding and event scene for some time now and if you don’t have one, you are missing out extra revenue. Think photo booths are tacky and don't fit with your brand? Like photography, a photo booth can be anything you want it to... ...read more...
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Anna Nguyen Stratton

Anna is an entrepreneur, traveler, dog lover, and creative photo historian for modern couples. When she’s not having fun photographing interesting people in love or rocking booth events with her banana suit, she’s connecting with people in her life on a real level and building relationships with strong community values....

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
For over sixty years, square medium format (like the revered Rolleiflex) dominated fashion and editorial portraiture, wedding and social portraiture. Stunning images were composed within that square that were unlike any other. And then it disappeared. Stunning quality and simplicity returns with the superb FUJIFILM GFX50S medium format, and the wonderfully... ...read more...
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David Anthony Williams

He is a Master of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (III), a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a Master of the WPPI Honours system, and a recipient of the Accolade Lifetime Achievement Award from WPPI. David has a history of over 30 years in state, national and international...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
We will talk about how a wedding photographer can be more professional throughout the day by knowing as much as you can about posing, using simple light and finding new inspiration. ...
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Salvatore Dimino
Salvatore Dimino

Salvatore Dimino was born in Elizabeth N.J. (USA) on 13/09/1979. Started very young and even before finishing school already works with his father, devoting himself with great passion to the art of photography. After many years of experience, (over 20) and after attending many seminars, the style of Salvatore Dimino...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
Justine Ungaro opened her first storefront studio in Los Angeles early in 2012. In mid-2016, the shop next door closed their doors for the last time, leaving a sudden vacancy. On a whim, Justine decided to sign the lease on her 2nd commercial space and suddenly a whole world of... ...read more...
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Justine Ungaro

Justine Ungaro is a 2nd generation wedding and portrait photographer and a 15 year veteran of the WPPI convention and trade show. Having grown up in the Washington DC area while her mother ran a wedding photography business from their home, Justine was introduced to the industry at a young...

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Tuesday, February 27, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Session Number:FILM5
This Master Class will guide the audience through my process of creating timeless content for my clients. It will speak to what I do while finding the story, developing an approach and establishing an exposition I will also describe my strategies to capturing authentic moments that showcase the true essence... ...read more...
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Charley Voorhis

I studied film production at Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura California then registered Voortex Productions in 2004. Since, I've owned and operated a video store, a coffee shop and taught film production at Wenatchee Valley Tech for 4 years, all the while, freelancing under Voortex Productions in the background....

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Tuesday, February 27, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds E
Learn the EXACT client-getting strategies Ben Hartley used to grow his wedding photography business from to over $450,000 per year in less than three years. Having a consistent stream of photography leads is so much more than just being able to do what you love every day. When you have... ...read more...
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Ben Hartley

Ben Hartley is a dynamic photographer, inspiring educator, and modern influencer. Ben has three core beliefs: 1. People are always more important 2. Success starts with self-worth 3. You must never stop thrashing Ben is founder of Style & Story Creative based in Columbus, OH and named one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the Country in...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Some photographers say wedding shows are a waste of time; others say they're the holy grail of marketing. Popular D.C. photographers Steve and Jane Pilkerton say it all depends on how you approach them. With an impressive track record for turning their own time into big profits at every event,... ...read more...
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Jane Pilkerton
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE AND JANE

In just four short years Steve and Jane Pilkerton have built their wedding and portrait business from zero profits to six figures while becoming one of the most popular photography teams in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. By applying the right marketing methods for each stage of their work, they...

Steven Pilkerton
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE AND JANE

In just four short years Steve and Jane Pilkerton have built their wedding and portrait business from zero profits to six figures while becoming one of the most popular photography teams in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. By applying the right marketing methods for each stage of their work, they...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
There’s a reason New York-based photographer Christian Oth is repeatedly named as one of the world’s top wedding photographers. His experience in different genres including fashion, commercial and editorial have come to define the aesthetic of contemporary wedding photography. Christian approaches each wedding with a fashion-forward, editorial mindset and continues... ...read more...
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Christian Oth

Christian Oth is a world-renowned photographer based in New York City. His experience in fashion, commercial and editorial has come to define the aesthetic of contemporary wedding photography. Born and raised in Austria and South Africa, Christian followed his passion of photography to the United States. Christian approaches his art with...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
Studio lighting doesn't need to be complicated. Discover the art of studio lighting in this simple, easy to follow format on the fundamentals of light. In this 2-hour session, Jeff Rojas will guide you through how to build your first lighting kit, how to maximize the use of each modifier... ...read more...
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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: Tradewinds C
Follow acclaimed photographer Steve Scalone as he introduces a refreshing viewpoint on composition and anticipating the decisive moment in your photography. Be prepared to rethink the way you view the environment around you and learn how to recognise compositional elements within any scene. Develop a better understanding of what it... ...read more...
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Steve Scalone

Steve embarked on a professional career in a series of photographic commercial labs and witnessed the beginnings of the digital camera revolution in Australia. In the years since, he pursued the photographic form in both his artistic and commercial practices. Steve built and steered his own professional studio and discovered...

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  • Room: Tradewinds A
Join one of the foremost headshot photographers in the industry as he shares the secrets of how he and his wife and partner, Julie, have created a thriving photography business by standing in the shallow end of the pool and working an underserved market.  Topics covered include: how to bring... ...read more...
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Gary Hughes

As the child of photographer parents, it's ironic that Gary's career included everything but photographer until life led him back to the path he was ultimately destined. In 2008 he and his wife, Julie, founded Hughes Fioretti Photography and, in the years since, have grown their business by becoming THE...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Session Number:FILM6
Who needs a same day edit? YOU! This class will introduce the idea of a same day edit. What equipment you need, how to do a quick edit for video or photo and wow the socks off of your client!...
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Josh Thompson

Josh is a dynamic individual that has worked in the wedding industry for 10 years. Starting as a wedding photographer, Josh realized video was what spoke to him, what made his mind go crazy with creativity and excitement. Coming from both worlds he has an appreciation for what a photo...

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Tuesday, February 27, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
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...
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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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  • Room: Tradewinds F
Join Roy Ashen from Triple Scoop Music as he shows you how to supercharge your sales and marketing with music. In this special Master Class, you'll learn how music's emotional power can be used to GROW your profits and take your marketing to new heights!  You'll learn how to pick... ...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: Tradewinds C
Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart will discuss his career—the highs, the lows and what he does when it comes time to reinvent himself. He'll also discuss the importance of diversifying your income and interests in this super in-depth, honest look at what a photography career looks like in these changing times.... ...read more...
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Jeremy Cowart
CANON U.S.A.

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
Learn to find and create the right light for the hero shots of the day to brand your signature look to attract more clients. More importantly Frank will show you how to master the lighting and exposures during the entire wedding day. From tips on available light shooting and strobes. ... ...read more...
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Frank Salas
FRANK SALAS PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Award-winning photographer Jeremy Chan believe that digital photography is more than just pushing the shutter— now we have the power of handlingthe post processing of our photographs ourselves. This, in turn, allows us to put a more personal touch onto our images. In this class, Jeremy will discuss his unique... ...read more...
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Jeremy Chan
SONY

Jeremy Chan is Microsoft & AlienSkin sponsored Photographer & Master Retoucher.  He is a WPPI Instructor and WPPI judge with achievements and awards such as:  2 time Image of the Year, 7 times First Place Winner of the WPPI Annual Print Competition, Accolade of Photographic Mastery (APM), Accolade of Outstanding...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
Gone are the days of a static online portfolio. In an industry where your online presence, video, and social media are just as important as your photography skills, does your website function at the level that you need to be competitive? Your website can be your first impression to the... ...read more...
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Evan Chung

San Francisco-based Evan Chung is a wedding photographer with a knack for design and SEO. He has been photographing for 16 years and shooting weddings for the last 10. A proud father of three, Evan is a coffee-drinking, joke-telling, tech-loving guy who loves exploring his creative side through photography, yet...

Laura Grier
OWNER-JETSETTER
BEAUTIFUL DAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Meet Laura Grier, the Indiana Jones of Adventure Travel Photography and the recent addition to the Discovery Channel UK’s “20 Richest People in the World List”, people who are rich in life experiences that is.  It is no surprise that Laura turned her life of travel, adventure, and exploration into...

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Tuesday, February 27, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
Leave the lighting gear and models for another Photo Walk, it's time to get real. This Photo Walk is for photographers who want to get comfortable quickly connecting with people prior to making their portrait. This is not about using your 70-200mm lens to capture someone's image from a distance... ...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: South Pacific Ballroom AB
Peter Hurley has worked diligently for the last 17 years creating images that his clients are proud of. He’ll teach you his simple but effective techniques to pull out an individual's personality, all while drawing from his personal experiences to show you just how touching these crucial moments have been... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom CD
The creative spark is a powerful force yet it doesn't always come easily. As Jack London put it, "You have to go after creativity with a club." Join best-selling authors and creative collaborators Julieanne Kost and Chris Orwig in a unique and powerful session that will provide you with the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Chris Orwig

Chris Orwig is a Sony Artisan, best-selling author, teacher and photographer. He is popular instructor on platforms like lynda.com and CreativeLive. His down-to-earth and approachable style makes learning difficult topics a breeze. He speaks on creativity and photography frequently and has been invited to speak for companies like Google, Adobe and on the TEDx...

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: South Pacific Ballroom F
David Bastianoni will walk you through shooting great impact images with both natural and artificial light. What does it take to make a hero image? Learn how to set the mood, how to pose your subjects and how to create emotion through motion....
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Basic 101, start to finish, on how to use your camera to shoot video.  The focus will be specifically on shooting video to market your photography business, including: • How to use your camera for video (settings, lens choice, etc.) • Stabilizing techniques • Gear that you need and don’t need • What to... ...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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Go on an urban adventure with lifestyle photographer Michael DeStefano on the streets of Las Vegas. Michael will show start to finish how to set-up a lifestyle shoot. From location scouting, lighting, working with models to tips and tricks for making your photos look like candid moments. He will demonstrate... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Michael DeStefano

A Boston based Photographer shooting mostly commercial and editorial work that combines a love of the outdoors and adventure sports. Social Media Consultant for several major Photography studios and a few corporate companies. Teaching how to leverage and monetize social media. A staff writer at Fstoppers.com writing about the photography...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom D
Most photographers quickly learn that "impact" is critical to making an incredible picture. However, Impact alone is not enough to reward our audience for participating in viewing our photography. Join us as we discuss why so many photos are considered "Incomplete" and how to combine impact with other key elements... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Telephoto lenses are a perfect match for portraiture for many reasons and we’ll explore them on this photo walk with Canon Technical Advisor, Eric Stoner.  Eric will share the benefits of long lenses for portraits not only from a technical standpoint but also a psychological perspective from your subject.  Telephoto... ...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: South Pacific Ballroom E
How many times have you gone to a seminar that promised to teach you how to separate yourself from your competition? And how many times have you walked away with words of inspiration, but no practical steps to take? A great fan of all things practical and useful, Susan Stripling... ...read more...
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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: Islander Ballroom E
Let's face it, social media is a quickly changing and tough to navigate animal. We are busy shooting, running our business and now we have to understand and be active on social media, too. It can feel overwhelming. In this class, Jen will teach you her social media methods which... ...read more...
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Jennifer Rozenbaum
Shamelessly Feminine

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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Live shooting under any lighting condition. Learn the ins and outs of speedlights and continuous LED systems....
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Nik Pekridis
Photopek

Nik Pekridis is a Greek based wedding photographer.All ready professional for more than 30 years,a 3rd generation wedding photographer. Master in wppi and wppasia , Nikon and Graphistudio ambassador and a Phottix pro-team. On 2016 alongside Keda Z Feng and Johnson Wee they created the "fantastic 3 " teaching concept...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
This photo "walk" is for boudoir photographers interested in creating next level work in this class, we will be pushing the boundaries and becoming masters at understanding body language and how to coach and direct it. You will learn the fundamentals of the highly acclaimed “Stripped Down Method” and how... ...read more...
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Denise Birdsong
SIMPLY SHOOTQ

Denise Birdsong is a San Francisco based International Photographer specializing in emotive Boudoir and wedding 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 with some of the best student reviews in...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom F
One of the skills of a good photographer is the ability to create images from even the most challenging environments, where the light is not ideal, or the location is far from picturesque. Join WPPI Triple Master Nick Ghionis as he takes you on a walk of what can only... ...read more...
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Nick Ghionis

The exquisite alchemy between the man, the camera lens and the subject, have made Nick Ghionis a Master Photographer. His images capture our dreams! Nick’s meteoric rise in the international world of photography has been nothing less than remarkable. Although his career spans over 25 years, it was at the insistence...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom GH
Having photographed some of the most luxurious weddings over the past 15 years, Ryan Schembri - WPPI & AIPP Grand Master of Photography will discuss and show the ins & outs of what has made him one of the most sought after photographers in the world.    Starting with your why; developing... ...read more...
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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: Islander Ballroom I
Whether you are working towards album upgrades or wall art sales, the fundamentals are the same. Andrew Funderburg takes you step-by-step through the why, the how and the what of bigger sales. You'll leave with a blue \print that you can take and make your own. This program is based... ...read more...
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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...

Jason Marino
Imagine Photography

JoAnne and Jason, hailing from the heart of Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, own Imagine Photography. Though they hail from a small town, their studio income far outpaces industry averages. By providing an unparalleled client experience, and high end service, they have been able to create beautiful artwork for clients,...

JoAnne Marino
FUNDY DESIGNER

JoAnne and Jason, hailing from the heart of Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, own Imagine Photography. Though they hail from a small town, their studio income far outpaces industry averages. By providing an unparalleled client experience, and high end service, they have been able to create beautiful artwork for clients,...

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Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
  • Session Number:KEY3
Lisa Vorce, celebrity wedding planner for the likes of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and most recently Kate Upton and Justin Verlander, will share her insights into the skills and strategies required to get your shot at working with the best planners in the industry. You will learn key dealmakers... ...read more...
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Lisa Vorce

Lisa Vorce is a world-renowned celebrity wedding planner and the owner and creative director of Lisa Vorce CO (LVCO). Recognized for her unmatched ability to design and produce flawless celebrations for the most discerning clientele, Lisa and her team have produced some of the most iconic celebrations of our era,...

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Wednesday, February 28, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
Photobooths are an incredible marketing tool when used to their fullest potential. Brandon Campe will share his years of knowledge working with some of the world’s largest corporate brands to use a photobooth as a marketing tool to increase social media impressions, collect client information, increase guest interaction and increase... ...read more...
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Brandon Campe

After completing a Marketing & E-Commerce degree at Seneca College and Ryerson University, Brandon started an experiential marketing agency called Ripple Effect Marketing in Toronto, Ontario Canada with his father. Since his team was frequently renting photo booths for consumer activations for their clients such as Pedigree, Mars Canada, and Toronto Pearson Airport, it became clear that...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
Making more money isn't just about paying your bills; it’s alsothe path to fun and freedom! With a few simple tips and tricks, you can turn your business into a profitable adventure. Learning to change a few beliefs within yourself will quickly transform your business into the financial success you... ...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: Tradewinds E
Take your photography to the next level by going beyond natural light and exploring the unlimited possibilities of strobe lighting. By bringing your own light to a photo shoot, you're no longer at the mercy of the existing light and unpredictable weather. In this class you'll learn which lights will... ...read more...
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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: Tradewinds F
LIVE shooting, posing and off-camera lighting with models.  After the live shoot, the group will work through the images to create salable works of art.  The group will then walk through in person sales and product development....
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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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  • Room: Tradewinds B
You now have a camera that is capable of almost unlimited placement. In this session, you will learn about the new rules of composition and how to use your flying tripod to its fullest potential. Learn how to shoot panoramas and more, as well as the best approach for shooting... ...read more...
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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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  • Room: Tradewinds C
How do you grab the attention of fickle 17- and 18-year-olds and make them want to come to your studio?  David will assist you with marketing yourself to seniors and make you the HOT studio in town as he talks about senior reps, social media, marketing, client interaction, location selection,... ...read more...
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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 28, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Coral C
Boudoir is not about putting your subject in alluring wardrobe and snapping a photo. You need to think about the concept and theme of your shoot. How will you light and pose your client to flatter them best? And what sets your photography apart from all the others offering boudoir... ...read more...
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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 a part-time Photography Professor at Loyola Marymount University. She conducts various photography workshops and speaking engagements across the nation and is also an Actor, Voiceover Artist,...

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  • Room: Coral B
Join International award-winning photographer Tracy Sweeney of Élan Studio as she teaches you everything she knows about Newborn photography. Master Tracy's proven “One Set Many Images” technique that will save time while increasing image gallery options that increase profit. Tracy will demonstrate inventive ways to style newborns to craft images... ...read more...
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Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney, owner/photographer of Elan Studio in Bristol, Rhode Island, is an international award winning child, family and commercial photographer whose work has been featured on the Today Show and Hallmark Channel, and in Click Magazine, Digital SLR Photography Magazine, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, The UK Daily News, Buy Buy Baby,...

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Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
We often take for granted the emotive impact of color on our images. When viewing a photograph, the emotional response of the viewer has a very strong connection to the color palette of the image. Join WPPI Grand Award winner and post-production specialist Rocco Ancora as he explores color psychology... ...read more...
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Rocco Ancora
CAPTURE TO PRINT

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: Islander Ballroom D
On Facebook, videos see nearly three times the engagement of still photos. Video is an extremely powerful medium when it comes to marketing, especially in today’s age of social media. Learn how to stand out on social media and start booking more clients by creating powerful marketing videos using your... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Join international educator Alison Carlino as she walks you through the triangle of exposure (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), the triangular pattern of light that she is known for (using speedlights, strobes, various modifiers & gels), and guiding a couple into modern poses that create pleasing triangles. In her 14th year... ...read more...
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Alison Carlino
Carlino's Photography

Alison Carlino photographs weddings, portraits, and commercial assignments and teaches lighting off camera and modern posing around the world. As a former master degreed elementary teacher, Alison is able to relate to students both technically and personally.  In her 14th year of business, she hosts multi and single day workshops at her...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom CD
Are you fearful of starting a wedding business or tired of not making enough money shooting weddings? Learn the secrets to making money with weddings and some helpful tips to create better wedding images. Kickstart your business and sign up now for this amazing class from one of the world's... ...read more...
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Scott Robert Lim

Sony Artisan and international master photographer Scott Robert Lim is a certified educator and has over 70 international awards to his name, including Top Ten Most Influential, Kodak Award, World's Top Wedding Photographers and has been a judge at many international photography competitions. His work has been published and viewed...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom GH
Be inspired to overcome, transcend and skyrocket your business and reputation. Shawn Lee will tell the story of how he thrived and exploded his business in Detroit at a time when the city was and still is the nation's largest municipality ever to go through bankruptcy. It takes innovative thinking,... ...read more...
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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...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom E
In this new and extremely exciting event, master photographers specializing in different genres will be challenged like never before. They will each have 10 minutes to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by photographing tethered on stage with the same model, equipment, props and location. You’ll be mesmerized as each... ...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 publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator and having been named one of...

Matthew Jordan Smith

Matthew Jordan Smith is an American celebrity, fashion & beauty photographer. His commercial clients include Olay, Pantene and Revlon. His celebrity subjects include Oprah Winfrey, Zendaya, Danial Day-Lewis, Halle Berry, Jennifer Connelly, Martha Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Samuel L. Jackson and more. His love for creating powerful photographs stretches far beyond...

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: Islander Ballroom E
In this brand new program, Tamara Lackey delivers her top tips she’s compiled from 15 years of shooting (and consistently selling) portrait sessions. Join Tamara as she takes you through every stage of a typical photography session, along with behind-the-scenes videos and on-the-job, often humorous illustrations. She also shares what... ...read more...
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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: South Pacific Ballroom F
Sharron and Barrie will demonstrate how to create stunning dramatic portraits using a very simple and inexpensive portable lighting set up. They will educate you on how to work with light and how to choose the right backdrops—from the dramatic to the not so obvious—in order to create beautifully crafted... ...read more...
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Barrie Downie

Barrie Downie began his career in 2004 and quickly became established as one of the leading wedding photographers in the UK, often listed as a top 10 wedding photographer in the UK and top 50 worldwide by various photography publications and wedding related websites and blogs. With 8 years of...

Sharron Goodyear

With over 10 years in the industry, Sharron Goodyear has won multiple awards for both her experience in portrait and wedding photography and has just been awarded Regional Photographer of the Year in both wedding and boudoir/fashion through the MPA. She was also a finalist in this year’s MPA Photography...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom AB
Ben Shirk takes you on a journey of how he created value for his art and educated his clients on high-end sales using a live mock phone consultation and sales session. Topics covered include: creating excitement; making a preemptive strike on objections; creating value; and how to control the sale....
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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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Wednesday, February 28, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Session Number:FILM7
Brandon Rice is an award-winning filmmaker and veteran of the wedding video world. Join him as he teaches you how to plan, solo shoot and edit a quality cinematic wedding film. Learn how to minimize your gear footprint, seem to be in multiple places at once, shoot for the final... ...read more...
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Brandon Rice

Brandon Rice is the owner of his own production company based in Nashville, Tennessee.  He has been a filmmaker for over 16 years, including writing three feature films in Hollywood.  With this unique perspective, Brandon has quickly become one of the premiere wedding filmmakers in the country.  Brandon Rice Films...

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Wednesday, February 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds D
You don't have to be overly sales-y to create high-end revenue. In this class, you'll learn how to propel your business through the process of storytelling, confident pricing, carefully curated content, client conditioning, and effective sales strategies so you can book clients that triple their initial investment and leave you... ...read more...
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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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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Rachel Brenke, head of the only dedicated legal resource for photographers, will present on top key legal steps to set up a sustainable and profitable photography business. Topcis covered lLegal protections, tax tips and tools, marketing legal advice and much more....
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Rachel Brenke
TheLawTog

Rachel Brenke is a lawyer, photographer and business consultant for photographers. She is currently helping creative industry professionals all over the world initiate, strategize and implement strategic business and marketing plans through various mediums of consulting resources and legal direction.  She has been featured on CreativeLIVE and at national...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
Do you struggle to get high converting leads?Facebook ads are currently the number one way to attract your ideal client with the best ROI. Don't pay hundreds of dollars a month to The Knot when you can spend next to nothing with Facebook ads. Find out how we helped Abigail... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Easton Reynolds
The Art of Six Figures / 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...

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  • Room: Tradewinds A
Masterful light isn’t necessarily about being complicated—it’s about control. Chris shares some of his favorite ways to shape one light to achieve stunning results from some classic techniques as well as some surprising new ones. He’ll cover modifier choice, flagging, feathering, ratios and more to transform your understanding of “simple... ...read more...
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Chris Knight

Chris Knight was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and hardened by the sweaty, nearly chewable, humidity of Florida. He combines his unconditional love of art history with his conditional love of technology, topping it off with a flare for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for detail. His work has appeared in...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
Whether you are a wedding photographer that wants to add portraits to your business or a solid portrait photographers that wants to maximise your time. If you are looking for actionable steps that are easy to implement and just make sense, this is the class for you.  10 things to do... ...read more...
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Steve Saporito
INTUITIONTOSUCCEED

With several decades of invaluable experience, Steve Saporito has recently become one of the most sought after Photographic Business training coaches in America. Steve has helped photographers worldwide radically transform their perception of what they do with their creative and technical tools. In an ever-evolving and quickly changing...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
How is today's wedding photography market? If you are a full-time wedding photographer and take your career seriously, then you know how competitive the market is. In this presentation, Danny and Julia Dong will share their experience and in-depth analysis on the key to success in the high-end wedding photography... ...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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Wednesday, February 28, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Session Number:FILM8
Understanding the interview process takes videographers to the next level of filmmaking. An interview of the wedding couple and party can provide a professional, documentary style asset to your project. This is also a great way to make additional money as you shoot weddings. Jay P. will demonstrate the proper... ...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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Wednesday, February 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds E
Newborn Lifestyle imagery doesn't require expensive props, lighting or a studio space, but it does require an eye, creative process and the right planning. Come join renowned on-location photographer Emily Lucarz for a Master Class focusing on capturing newborns, their families and the connection between them. In this course we... ...read more...
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Emily Lucarz

Emily has been photographing families professionally since 2010. A top Creative Live instructor, teaching on both family and newborn in home photography, has the ability to "see" moments as they happen as well as use available light while changing her surroundings to accommodate and never loose a moment. Her ability...

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  • Room: Tradewinds A
During a wedding ceremony, you are shooting both indoors and outdoors and everything happens at a very fast pace... ceremony keeps going, shooting environment may change as the couple and the crowd may move from spot to spot, unpredictable weather and etc, anything seems may pop up and becomes a... ...read more...
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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: Tradewinds D
Parents are becoming more tech-savvy than ever before, and this makes it imperative to wow them with your volume sports photography. We live in an experience-driven world, so if you’re not delivering a positive exchange from pre-sale to delivery, these new customers will seek out someone who is. This new... ...read more...
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Wes Kroninger

Wes Kroninger is a national award winning commercial and portrait photographer and author of Lighting Design Techniques for Digital Photographers. An accomplished educator, Wes teaches advertising photography at The Rocky Mountain School of Photography and has spoken at WPPI, Imaging USA, SPAC, SYNC, SYNC Sports, and as well as numerous...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Boudoir photographer Alecia Hoyt has set the standard for making women of every shape and size feel beautiful while consistently raising her per-session sales average. In this session, Alecia will share her best tips, tricks and secrets for running a successful and profitable boudoir business, as well as reveal five... ...read more...
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Alecia Hoyt

I'm so looking forward to my first year speaking at WPPI! I can't wait to chat light, posing, boudoir, feminism, body positivity and making money with you all! (I'm also a crazy dog lady and bourbon lover - please say hi, have a drink with me and show me pictures...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
Do you live at the beach? In the mountains? Or another locale that people seasonally flock to?  Would you like to reap the benefits of In-Person Sales, but think it's not possible when working with clients who are only in town for the week? Discover how to work past all... ...read more...
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Candice KausHagen

Candice loves gorgeous light, soft angles, and pretty places. Bringing these together is what she does best. Candice's education is in graphic arts and working in the advertising industry led her into to photography. She has been shooting weddings and portraits for the past 16 years. 30A has been...

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Wednesday, February 28, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
Learn start to finish what it takes to deliver the most adventurous couples boudoir experience. From the interview through to the photo session and then the IPS session, you'll kearn exactly what to do. Topics covered include: Creating a couple’s boudoir experience that they enjoy, bringing clients closer together, and... ...read more...
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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,...

Steve Saporito
INTUITIONTOSUCCEED

With several decades of invaluable experience, Steve Saporito has recently become one of the most sought after Photographic Business training coaches in America. Steve has helped photographers worldwide radically transform their perception of what they do with their creative and technical tools. In an ever-evolving and quickly changing...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom D
Explore the possibilities and adventures of photographing couples in a new way beyond your camera settings and beyond the way you've learned. During this presentation, you'll explore the high-adrenaline, fast-paced world of adventure wedding photography, which involves taking risks regardless of your photographic style. Plan for your couples to go... ...read more...
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Charleton Churchill
CHARLETON CHURCHILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Charleton Churchill is an Adventure wedding photographer who travels the world’s rugged terrains to capture epic images of couples adventurously. Charleton recently became the first photographer to document a wedding at Mt. Everest base camp with the couple in wedding attire, which trended internationally. Charleton’s work has appeared on TV...

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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom E
For the first time in WPPI history, we are proud to present Photoshop-off, featuring two of the industry's most celebrated photographers and digital artists—Rocco Ancora and Lindsay Adler. Join us as these two go head to head as they take the same image and, in a limited amount of time,... ...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 publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator and having been named one of...

Rocco Ancora
CAPTURE TO PRINT

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: South Pacific Ballroom GH
Being a great photographic artist and knowing how to print your own work are two very different skill sets. There is nothing more heartbreaking than crafting a beautiful piece of art only to have the final print be a sad disappointment. Wasting expensive paper and ink is almost as horrible... ...read more...
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Cheryl Walsh
Cheryl Walsh Fine Art

Cheryl Walsh is a southern California based international award winning underwater photographer.  Her fine art portrait work is acclaimed for its ethereal and effortless feel, old-world painterly look, exquisite lighting, attention to fine detail, posing and color harmony.  Utilizing elaborate costumes and styling her images often look like paintings or...

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  • Room: South Pacific CD
The human face carries the marks of life, is a roadmap to who we are, and helps identify us as an individual. Quite often though, we find our subjects hidden behind a "mask” of fear or insecurity. This can apply to a high school senior, a seasoned model, a businessman... ...read more...
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Hernan Rodriguez

Recently named Tamron Image Master, and Westcott Top 10 Elite Pro, Hernan has garnered over 30 international photography awards, including a prestigious Black and White Spider Award in the fashion category, as well as Photography Masters Cup Nominations 2013 through 2017 in the fashion category. Hernan has also been honored...

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    So you want to be a second shooter or an assistant for an established photographer? There is no better way to learn than to be an assistant or a second photographer for an established photographer in your area. Whether you get paid or you are assisting for the... ...read more...
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    Bob Davis

    BOB & DAWN - PROFESSIONAL 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...

    Dawn Davis

    What can I say?  I'm a blessed girl.  If you would have told me back in April of 2005 that I would quit my job as an Accountant and become the Creative Director of a business with my husband, Bob Davis, and that we would have the most amazing clients that...

    Jared Platt
    PLATT IMAGE CONSULTING

    Jared Platt is an international wedding, portrait 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: Islander Ballroom E
    This class is all about gaining confidence to shoot amazing images in camera by learning new off camera lighting techniques.  JB & DeEtte will also elaborate on how they have continued to run a successful photography business for 15 yeas by selling in person. If you don't have a storefront... ...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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    Wednesday, February 28, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    • Room: Tradewinds C
    In this Master Class, Ty Audronis (a recognized leader in the cinematic drone industry) talks about using drones for professional photography and cinematography.  This course covers everything from sifting through marketing, choosing the right drone for you and getting the most out of using a drone to planning out a... ...read more...
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    Ty Audronis

    Ty Audronis is a recognized professional in video, cinema, media, and the drone industry. He's been flying and building multicopters since 1998, and has shot for Discovery, History, Travel, feature film, and advertisements. He's also the author of "Building Multicopter Video Drones" ([PACKT], 2014), and "Designing Purpose-Built Drones...

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    • Room: Tradewinds E
    Getting up close and showing the details is what beauty photography is all about. Join Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles as he walks you through everything you’ll need to know to get started shooting your own beauty images. You’ll learn which types of lenses and lighting are required to get the... ...read more...
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    Miguel Quiles
    Commercial Photographer
    SONY

    Miguel Quiles is a professional portrait, headshot, and wedding photographer based out of NJ. He's spoken to aspiring photographers all around the world and presented on platforms such as WPPI, Photo Plus, & Creative Live. He is one of Sony's "Artisans of Imagery" as well as a Profoto "Legend of...

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    • Room: Tradewinds A
    Jared Hernandez walks you through how adding a photo booth to your senior portrait portfolio can allow you to generate print sales, additional revenue and advertising opportunities. Expanding your offerings across seasons means that your clients become a source of renewable income. From proms to sweet sixteens, senior portrait artists... ...read more...
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    Jared Hernandez

    Jared Hernandez is a portrait photographer based out of Dallas, TX. He is known for his dedication as a mentor and educator for the photography community and is also the owner and operator of Jared Rey Photography, JRey Seniors, and Rock Box Booth.   Jared has a passion for connecting with every...

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    • Room: Tradewinds D
    The headshot business is a photography niche that can lead to profitable opportunities. In this class, Paul and Melissa will share marketing, sales, communication and business strategies that have helped them attract multi billion-dollar corporate clients like Dupont Company, GE, Wells Fargo, Bancorp and more. The key to succeeding is to separate yourself from the... ...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: Tradewinds F
    The Fantastic 3 will show you just how easy lighting can be. It doesn’t matter what environment you’re in as long as you understand light—how to read it how to shape it. Lighting is the key factor to making your images stand out. Topics covered: Ambient light, speed lights, LED... ...read more...
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    Johnson Wee
    Johnson Wee Photography

    Asian photographer Johnson Wee is an upcoming raw talent specializing in pre wedding and engagement shoots. Engaging the ability to turn the picture into a magical and emotionally stimulating attachment is what he has consistently been linked to. Upon entry into professional photography competitions for 3 1/2years only,...

    Nik Pekridis
    Photopek

    Nik Pekridis is a Greek based wedding photographer.All ready professional for more than 30 years,a 3rd generation wedding photographer. Master in wppi and wppasia , Nikon and Graphistudio ambassador and a Phottix pro-team. On 2016 alongside Keda Z Feng and Johnson Wee they created the "fantastic 3 " teaching concept...

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    • Room: Tradewinds B
    Marc and Tony will walk you through their sales process and share how they work with clients. If you’re tired of being asked to photograph a wedding or portrait session cheaper or asked why can’t I just have the digital files? This program is for you. During this program Marc and... ...read more...
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    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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