Tuesday, February 26, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome & Orientation 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM NEW! The Butterfly Effect: Spreading Wings in Today’s Industry Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of 2018 dive into how they discovered their signature looks within the first five years of full-time business, stuck to their guns despite prominent trends in wedding photography, worked... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Christopher Glenn
Chris Glenn photo

Hailing from enviable temperate weather, chilly waters and horrendous traffic of Southern California, I've been extremely fortunate in photographing all over the place for the last 5'ish years... for clients ranging from love struck college kids getting hitched to Hollywood movie stars. Being thrown into the wedding mix at the very...

Jasmin Neidhart
Grace and Blush

Besides being a passionate peppermint tea drinker and crazy flower girl, Jasmin strives on creating natural and lighthearted images that can be honestly felt.  She believes that we are all transformed by our own story and carry gifts and potentials within us that want to be felt and unfold in bloom....

Kuoloon Chong

Barely a year into wedding documentation, Kompactfaen has received recognition from several reputable platforms such as Junebug Weddings and Rangefinder Magazine. The core value of Kompactfaen seeks to go beyond just wedding documentation, but to delve deeper into each wedding as if it’s their own. As founders of Kompactfaen, both...

Libby Peterson

Libby Peterson is the Features Editor of Rangefinder. She assigns, writes and edits articles for the monthly magazine, and she manages its social channels and rangefinderonline.com. Her favorite time of year is 30 Rising Stars season, the annual wedding photography competition that she coordinates and judges with other members of the...

Petronella Lugemwa
Owner & Principal Photographer
Petronella Photography

Petronella Lugemwa is an international wedding and marriage proposal photographer, speaker and storyteller who specializes in helping multicultural couples celebrate their love in a modern way and believes that what makes you different makes your beautiful. She photographed the November 2018 cover of Rangefinder Magazine and was named 1 of...

Phil Porto
The Portos

Phillip Porto’s brand—which he runs with his wife, Christa—blends a raw approach to capturing real moments with a fine-art feel. Influenced by Wes Anderson, Vogue magazine and the raw authentic emotions from the day, Porto shoots for a mix of those elements in his work. The Fuji photographer states, “I love when...

Qiya Ng

Barely a year into wedding documentation, Kompactfaen has received recognition from several reputable platforms such as Junebug Weddings and Rangefinder Magazine. The core value of Kompactfaen seeks to go beyond just wedding documentation, but to delve deeper into each wedding as if it’s their own. As founders of Kompactfaen, both...

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

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Educational
Join internationally recognized, multi-award-winning wedding photographer David Stanbury, FSWPP, FBIPP, as he takes you through how he poses his couples with ease and uses both ambient light and creative off-camera flash to create his award-winning images. In this class, David will help you take your wedding photography to the next... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
David Stanbury

David Stanbury is a Multi Award Winning Wedding Photographer based in the North West of England with a career spanning nearly 25 years & nearly 1400 weddings His accolades include over 250 International, National & Regional awards including UK Wedding Photographer of the Year, UK Portrait Photographer of the Year,...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
This photowalk is for wedding and portrait photographers looking to see the world in a new light and excel in their craft. Sean's photowalk sold out quickly last year and he is back to take you on an honest and open behind-the-scenes tour of how to work with both natural... ...read more...
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Sean LeBlanc

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

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  • Room: Mariners B
Join two international award-winning wedding photographers  as they take you through the essentials of wedding photojournalism. Nacho Mora and Vinny Labella will work with you to prepare the correct camera settings, create a good composition and find quality light - all which will make it seamless to capture that decisive... ...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. Together 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: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
Working with natural/available light is a skill we all should master as photographers, but what happens when the light available to you is too little or too harsh or changing by the second as the clouds lift with no concern for your photo? This is where the mastery of flash... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Daniel Norton

Daniel Norton is a Portrait and Fashion Photographer based in New York City. Often referred to as a “Lighting Guru”, Daniel has helped countless photographers achieve their vision through light. Daniel Hosts the weekly series “OnSet with Daniel Norton” on AdoramaTV as well as teaching seminars in NYC and around...

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Tuesday, February 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Coral A
Many portrait AND wedding photographers are missing out on the extra-income producing boudoir photography market. Boudoir is the perfect service to add to any photography business by 1) leveraging your brides looking to gift their significant others with a pre-wedding day surprise 2) filling calendars with indoor work during periods... ...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: Coral B
When you work for yourself, success isn’t measured by a promotion or a raise, but by the quality of your clients. So, how do you find better ones? Join marketing pros Terri and Paula for an intensive workshop designed to help you level up your business and attract higher-quality clients... ...read more...
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Greg Corey
Principal
Porchlight

Greg Corey is a branding and packaging design specialist with nearly 25 years in the industry. Greg spent a decade at The Home Depot where he served as Creative Supervisor and worked on national-level projects including the Olympics, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR. With a fulfilling and impressive resume under...

Paula Rizzo

Paula Rizzo is an Emmy-award winning television producer, best-selling author and a media trainer and strategist. As a former senior health producer for Fox News Channel for more than a decade she produced segments with a range of top experts, including JJ Virgin, Jillian Michaels, and Deepak Chopra. She coaches...

Terri Trespicio
Brand advisor & Co-Founder of Lights Camera Expert

Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor, and works with individuals and organizations to help nail their messaging and engage clients, customers, and fans. Her TEDx talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion,” has earned more than 4 million views to date. A former magazine editor and radio...

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  • Room: Coral C
  • Format: Hands-on
Learn how to master your location lighting and change the perceived reality of an image through different types of lighting scenarios. Work with Pierre as he photographs every setup multiple ways with many different lighting options, and teaches firsthand how each version can be used to control the mood, focus... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Pierre Stephenson

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 commercial, portraiture, weddings, fashion and underwater photography, as well as a personal love for urban exploration photography. His work has won numerous...

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

  • Room: Tradewinds A
  • Format: Hands-on
YouTube and Facebook, the new Broadcast Centrals are a huge opportunity for traditional and non-traditional broadcasters. However, both sites recompress video uploads, and this can cause a significant loss in quality. Knowing how to best edit and deliver for YouTube and Facebook will assure the least (if any) quality loss... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Founder & Instructor
Sundance Media Group

Douglas Spotted Eagle is a giant in the video and audio production industries, having received Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other awards. Douglas is the original founder and industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, authoring several books and DVDs and serves as an advisor and guide for videographers, software...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
  • Format: Demo
Come be inspired by JB and learn how to set yourself apart with products, price yourself to grow, wow your clients every time and be known in your area for your priceless environmental portrait photography art! What can you expect from this presentation? Learn how to book destination weddings and... ...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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  • Room: Tradewinds B
So you have a beautiful website but you're just not getting found in search engines. Frustrating, right? While marketing and social media will get you far, understanding how to use SEO for your website is paramount if you want to grow a sustainable business. It's simple to do, and best... ...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: Tradewinds D
With 13 years of shooting destination weddings under his belt, Kenny will share his treasure trove full of insights about how to run a profitable destination wedding photography studio. You will gain a better understanding of the destination wedding market, get tips on booking your first client, how to factor... ...read more...
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Kenny Kim

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 E
  • Format: Demo
Creating a style of wedding images that sets you apart from your competition starts with both proper and creative use of lighting. With both live posing and lighting demonstrations, you will learn different approaches for all situations. Topics include using the latest small and large flashes, off-camera modifiers, the right... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Frank Salas

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 F
  • Format: Demo
Do you love the creative art of photography and working with your clients, but panic when it comes time to discuss money? Most photographers do. We are creative people, not salespeople. This program teaches you how to confidently work with your clients, define session offerings, decide on products, create a... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
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 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 and Tony's photography has also been showcased on Yahoo!,...

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Tuesday, February 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
The Mentors will dig into how to zero in on your signature style, aim for ultimate consistency and translate your aesthetic to the way you present yourself and communicate with potential clients on your site and social media....
Speaker(s)
Alan Law
Alan Law Photography

“Hi, my name's Alan Law, and I’m a wedding photographer based in Cornwall, UK. I got into shooting weddings as I’d always had a love of people-photography, and a few of my friends were getting married around the same time; I took my cameras along (only as a friend, not...

Caroline Tran
Photographer
Caroline Tran Photography

Though I studied and taught Physics, I needed a creative outlet. My traditional parents wouldn't let me pursue art, so I needed to find a creative hobby. I dreamt of owning a business and had 3 failed businesses before photography. It was while photographing my products that I discovered my...

Erum Rizvi
Erum Rizvi Photography

Multiple award-winning, British born wedding photographer Erum Rizvi is known for her clean, classic beautiful imagery with a distinctively modern touch. In just five years of shooting professionally she has built her career to become one of Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of 2014, and one of the most sought after...

Joseph West

"Joseph West is a destination wedding photographer who was named as one of Rangefinders Rising Stars in 2015. He is one half of the Fitz Goes West team which includes his beautiful wife, Melissa Fitzgerald West, where they document weddings & editorial work together. Growing up on a farm in a small...

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...

Laura Sullivan

Hi! We're Laura and Tim Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

Petronella Lugemwa
Owner & Principal Photographer
Petronella Photography

Petronella Lugemwa is an international wedding and marriage proposal photographer, speaker and storyteller who specializes in helping multicultural couples celebrate their love in a modern way and believes that what makes you different makes your beautiful. She photographed the November 2018 cover of Rangefinder Magazine and was named 1 of...

Phil Porto
The Portos

Phillip Porto’s brand—which he runs with his wife, Christa—blends a raw approach to capturing real moments with a fine-art feel. Influenced by Wes Anderson, Vogue magazine and the raw authentic emotions from the day, Porto shoots for a mix of those elements in his work. The Fuji photographer states, “I love when...

Qay Majid

Hi! I’m Qay (pronounced as the letter K). A little bit about my personal background, I’m a dad of 4 boys, loved traveling, learn about new culture and I don’t give a shit about what people said about me. Weddings by Qay being in the destination wedding photography for the 3rd year and...

Roberto Panciatici

I am a daydreamer and I’m free. That’s the way I am and the way I want to be! I was born in Italy, and I'm actually living in Berlin, and in between there are all the different “me" I've been. I’m a nomad and really like to change. I...

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...

Tim Sullivan

Hi! We're Tim and Laura Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

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Tuesday, February 26, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
Attendees will learn how to walk into a messy room or unfavorable lighting conditions and immediately identify the best light sources in the scene, as well as how to position and pose their subjects in great light. Justin will cover how to minimize the obstructions and clutter in a scene... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Justin Haugen

Justin is a wedding and portrait photographer in Tucson, Arizona and describes himself as completely obsessed with light and how we use it communicate stories in our photos. Starting his career fifteen years ago photographing fast cars for motorsport publications, he later found his passion in photography was rooted in...

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  • Room: Mariners B
It’s 12pm and your couple shoot is set on this time of the day. Let’s be honest: You’re not cheering but more afraid if you will ever get to create photos that will reflect your style and personal approach. Jasmin Neidhart will teach you how to calm down and transform... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jasmin Neidhart
Grace and Blush

Besides being a passionate peppermint tea drinker and crazy flower girl, Jasmin strives on creating natural and lighthearted images that can be honestly felt.  She believes that we are all transformed by our own story and carry gifts and potentials within us that want to be felt and unfold in bloom....

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  • Room: Mariners B
One thing I struggled with early on in my career as a photographer was managing the time that I had scheduled on a wedding day vs the time that I actually ended up having. The bride and groom are late getting ready, hair and make up take longer than expected…so... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jeff Watkins

My name is Jeff Watkins and I am a wedding photographer and educator currently living in Phoenix Arizona.  I love capturing love stories for RAD couples and creating photographs that capture memories that will last forever! I fell in love with wedding photography several years ago after spending 90+ hours...

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Tuesday, February 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: South Pacific AB
  • Format: Demo
As a photographer, one of the main things you fight is time. Watch NYC/NJ wedding photographer Vanessa as she poses her couples to get the most out of the time she's given on a shoot. You'll learn how to maximize the number of quality images you get during a session... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Vanessa Joy

Vanessa Joy has been an influential photographer in the community for years. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since earned 5 college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, been named a WeddingWire Education Expert, sponsored by Canon, Profoto and Animoto to name a few. Vanessa has spoken...

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  • Room: South Pacific CD
This class features seven different photographers who all make over six figures per year. Each speaker will give you their top business/marketing strategies they are currently using. These strategies have played a huge role in helping each photographer achieve six figures within their own businesses. All 15 strategies will be... ...read more...
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Abigail Lydick
Abigail Gingerale Photography

Abigail and Andy Lydick are husband and wife wedding and boudoir photographers from Allentown, New Jersey. Their studio generates multiple 6 figures per year. Abigail is extremely passionate about empowering women through the power of boudoir photography. Andy loves empowering business owners to reach their business goals with Facebook marketing...

Andy Lydick
Abigail Gingerale Photography

Andy and Abigail Lydick are husband and wife wedding and boudoir photographers from Allentown, New Jersey. Their studio generates multiple 6 figures per year. Abigail is extremely passionate about empowering women through the power of boudoir photography. Andy loves empowering business owners to reach their business goals with Facebook marketing...

Anesha Collins

Anesha Collins is a Wedding Photographer & Cinematographer currently based in Orlando, Florida that also specializes in video-marketing and content creation. She’s the founder of LearnWithAC, where she empowers business owners and creative entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to incorporate video marketing into their businesses.  She has taught video-marketing on both local and national platforms. One of...

Easton Reynolds

Easton Reynolds is the Founder of The Art of Six Figures, a business-changing marketing education platform for photographers. In 2012, Easton joined his wife in her New Jersey-based photography business, LuRey Photography, and immediately began putting his business background to use. LuRey Photography achieved 6 figures in its second year...

Erin Hernandez-Reisner
Photos Edge

Erin and Marco Hernandez-Reisner began photographing weddings and portraits full time in 2007. Though they started with $30 in their account, Erin won international awards in their first year of business and had weddings published regularly. By year 2, their studio Photos Edge was founded, beginning a 10-year run at making...

Jason Marino
Imagine Photography

Hailing from the heart of Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, Jason and Jo Marino own Imagine Photography, a Multiple 6 figure studio. This couple thrives by providing an unparalleled client experience, and high-end service. They have been able to create beautiful artwork for clients, and grow a successful business in small-town...

JoAnne Marino
Imagine Photography

Hailing from the heart of Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, Jo, and Jason Marino own Imagine Photography, a Multiple 6 figure studio. This couple thrives by providing an unparalleled client experience, and high-end service. They have been able to create beautiful artwork for clients, and grow a successful business in small-town...

Marco Hernandez-Reisner
Photos Edge

Marco and Erin Hernandez-Reisner began photographing weddings and portraits full time in 2007. Though they started with $30 in their account, Erin won international awards in their first year of business and had weddings published regularly. By year 2, their studio Photos Edge was founded, beginning a 10-year run at making...

Milton Lawrence Jr

Milton Lawrence Jr. is a Baltimore native, US Marine Veteran and internationally recognized lifestyle wedding photographer, philanthropist, podcast host, speaker and filmmaker.   Milton has gained notoriety as the “go to” digital documentarian and story-teller to niche brands, brides and influencers nationally and abroad. His inner-city life experiences combined with a keen...

Nicole Chan

Nicole Chan, a Boston photographer and filmmaker, is passionate about how visual storytelling evokes emotion. With a background in finance, she is a management-consultant-turned-creative-entrepreneur. Her clients are wedding couples and commercial brands who love moment-based imagery. Nicole holds accolades from the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) and World Photojournalist...

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  • Room: South Pacific F
Sometimes the idiosyncratic decisions we make to follow our hearts are the ones that can change our lives (or even the industry) for the better. In this platform class, Jen provides anecdotes from her ten-plus years in the wedding industry to prove that offbeat decisions (the ones that make our... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jen Huang
Jen Huang Photo

I approach photography with a romantic, fine art sensibility. My imagery is understated yet evocative, resulting from clear and polished creative direction that elicits light-filled, painterly portraits. My use of fresh and simple composition, and natural light has evolved from a deep love and respect for the old masters -...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom D
Are you ready to jump into the world of high school senior photography but unsure how? This course is a step-by-step guide to building a successful senior business in your area. You'll learn how to create the ultimate senior portrait experience for each client; how to market to high school... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
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: Islander Ballroom E
Many photographers shy away from using studio lighting in their work because they prefer the soft look of natural light.  But the truth is, natural light isn't always available and relying on the weather for perfect light is a tricky game! Luckily, learning to create that soft, natural light look... ...read more...
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Sandra Coan
Sandra Coan Photography

Sandra Coan is a newborn and family photographer specializing in studio portraiture and fine art film photography based in Seattle, WA. Her award-winning work has been featured in a variety of publications including Rangefinder, Click Magazine, Lemonade and Lenses, Belle Lumiere and The Knot and on many popular blogs. ...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
Learn how to take your wedding videos to the next level to create cinematic wedding films. Brandon has over 16 years of filmmaking experience, and here he explains the parallels between narrative films and wedding films and why story-driven content will take your work and business to the next level....
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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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  • Room: South Pacific Ballroom E
Back for his fourth year as a popular speaker at WPPI, Trevor’s fast-paced class will help you take your off-camera flash lighting to the next level. Like years prior, this class promises to be engaging, enjoyable and full of information that you can apply immediately in your next shoot. Trevor... ...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 in the Top 30 Most Influential Photographers by Brandsmash and the Top 100 Wedding Photographers by SLR Lounge. He is an avid learner, book reader, marketer, life hack and teacher. When he...

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

  • Room: Tradewinds A
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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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Have you ever struggled to sell wedding albums? If you do, do you often find it hard to upsell after the vows have been said and the toasts are drunk? Well, if your answer is “yes” to either of these, then this Master Class is just for you. With over... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson FBIPP FSWPP Master Photographer is an Internationally recognized, award-winning photographer based in 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. One of only 19...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
We’ve all been there—when we’re first starting out, we get an inquiry off our beautiful new website and respond by nervously putting our price somewhere in the email buried behind half-terrified copy about why they should book us. Oh thank Mother Gaia, there’s a better way. By knowing your market,... ...read more...
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Laura Sullivan

Hi! We're Laura and Tim Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

Tim Sullivan

Hi! We're Tim and Laura Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
In this master class, we will delve into the technology skills required to manage your photography business. We will discuss topics ranging from email and website hosting through workflow and image processing and ending with solid techniques for backing up and securing your digital images....
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Dave Doeppel

Dave Doeppel is an award-winning Professional Photographer who is based in Los Angeles, California. Back in the 70s, he developed an unwavering passion for photography as he was rolling and developing 35mm film. Dave holds a multitude of certifications, including a Photographic Craftsman Degree, Certified Professional Photographer (Cr.Photog.,...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
  • Format: Hands-on
Learn how to organize your clips, build a formula for your edit and automate your workflow so you can have your wedding film ready in one week or less....
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Dave Harris

Dave Harris, co-founder of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo and cinema client experience, propelling the company to reaching multiple six-figures in less than 3 years by appealing to a niche clientele that places a high value on a luxury client experience. His...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
In this master class with Tracy,  you will learn how to discover your authentically unique brand and leverage that into incredible success in a niche market. Tracy has used all of the tools and secrets that she will share with you to create one of the most impactful, fun and... ...read more...
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Tracy Moore
Tracy Moore Photographers, Inc.

Tracy has worked for the last decade to build a senior portrait business that not only makes a great income, but makes a lasting impact as well. She has a passion for helping people be brave by stepping out of their comfort zones. She currently resides in Montana with her...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: South Pacific AB
William will share "the secret" of having a successful photography business. By implementing the secret you will have more time to work smarter and more efficiently. You will be able to grow your business and add additional clients. This program is part inspirational, part marketing and part workflow. You will... ...read more...
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William Innes

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 CD
As photographers, how often do we think about metrics? Metrics are the number one way to get a pulse on your business. Metrics help predict the future. You can use the numbers to tell when it's time to increase pricing or whether you might be overpriced for current market conditions.... ...read more...
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Laura Murray

Laura is a Colorado-based film photographer. After a degree in mathematics and working for several years in the technology sector, Laura found inspiration through photography. She never dreamed her career would transition from data cruncher to wedding photographer. She is also passionate about the pursuit of being her best...

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  • Room: South Pacific F
  • Format: Demo
There’s a reason photographers know the artist Rembrandt by name. In this class, you’ll learn the history of the portrait and how its historical influence is seen today. Chris will show how to create depth in your images and master highlights and shadow through incredibly simple lighting setups. After this... ...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: Islander Ballroom D
In 90 minutes you will get to hear from speakers who are either new to WPPI or who have taught previously but have a new program to pitch. These will be fast-paced presentations, with each speaker having 15 minutes to convey what their program is about and how it can... ...read more...
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Ben Connolly

My name is Ben Connolly, I’m an Australian wedding photographer, speaker and teacher. I have a vision of the world where I can be the person who, with passion and integrity empowers and assists the people around me to bring their unique visions to life.  I choose to share my knowledge, tough...

David Buck

We are a husband and wife team of full time wedding photographers who after big life changes found ourselves struggling to hit delivery deadlines and swamped through the summer to the point where we were stressed and had lost our passion for this wonderful career. It was then we dove...

Gurvir Johal

Gurvir is a full time international wedding photographer based in Midlands, UK. In a very short space of time he has won numerous awards and accolades along with earning his titles of Master photographer (WPPI) and Fellowship Photographer (SWPP). The fellowship title from SWPP is held by the top 1% of the...

Sarah Ferrara

At the age of 39, British-born, Italy-based Sarah Ferrara decided to learn how to use her new DSLR camera. Within a year of picking up a camera, Sarah was working for both commercial and private clients. 6 years later, she entered print competition for the first time, winning 1st place...

Sherry Buck

We are a husband and wife team of full time wedding photographers who after big life changes found ourselves struggling to hit delivery deadlines and swamped through the summer to the point where we were stressed and had lost our passion for this wonderful career. It was then we dove...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom E
“Nobody will hire a 45-year-old dude to photograph their wedding.” Ever heard that before? The duo behind Nordica Photography has. Right or wrong, there was a hint of truth that poked at their brains for a while, to the point where they needed to start new businesses to not rely... ...read more...
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Cole Roberts

Cole Roberts is one-half of the duo - along with Jakob Granqvist - who founded Nordica (https://nordicaphotography.com/) out of Vancouver in 2010. Since then, Nordica has traversed the world photographing weddings, and eventually relocating to Sweden. With the growth of Nordica also came the growth of other ideas. In 2015,...

Jakob Granqvist

Jakob Granqvist is one-half of the duo - along with Cole Roberts - who founded Nordica (https://nordicaphotography.com/) out of Vancouver in 2010. Since then, Nordica has traversed the world photographing weddings, and eventually relocating to Sweden. With the growth of Nordica also came the growth of other ideas. In 2015,...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
Got questions about content? (As in, what does "content" even mean?) Kristi, founder of Editor's Edge and former photo director of Conde Nast's BRIDES, taps into her decade's worth of industry experience with insight and humor to break down the buzz and connect you with your ideal clients. This lecture... ...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 E
Show Justin and Mary the situation where the photographer intended to go all natural light and they'll show you the situation where it all went wrong. Dark churches with blue stained glass, a "sunset ceremony" that runs late and is now a pitch-dark ceremony, torrential rain that pushes all the... ...read more...
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Justin Marantz

Justin & Mary Marantz are internationally renowned photographers, authors, educators & speakers who travel the world teaching, & inspiring other creative business owners. They have been named “Legends of Light” by Profoto as well as one of the Top 100 photographers by SLR Lounge & Brandsmash. They have been featured...

Mary Marantz

Mary & Justin Marantz are internationally renowned photographers, authors, educators & speakers who travel the world teaching, & inspiring other creative business owners. They have been named “Legends of Light” by Profoto as well as one of the Top 100 photographers by SLR Lounge & Brandsmash. They have been featured...

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Tuesday, February 26, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Educational
Most shooters may not haul studio lighting around but it’s a safe bet you'll have at least one speedlight on you. In this demo, you will see fast set ups using one to multiple speedlights to create portraits on the fly with gear you can easily carry with you. Learn... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Seth Miranda

Seth Miranda's career in photography has been as unique as his images. Having publications under his belt at age 15, he sculpted his lighting technique day and night in the fast-action world of BMX and skateboarding. With experience running the spectrum of all formats of film, experimental/older forgotten processes all...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
Working under pressure on a wedding day when natural light conditions may be changeable can prove challenging. However, your couple will be relying on you to pull it out of the bag when it comes to their wedding portraits!   In this class we will teach you how to work with... ...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: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
This class explores the options available and the approach you can take to capture great portraits using only the light available in the scene and shaping and redirecting light with light shapers.  Learning to use reflectors, both handheld and naturally occurring, to shape and redirect light can often be all... ...read more...
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Joe Brady

Joe Brady is a full-time professional photographer, educator, author, photo workshop leader and studio owner who has been teaching photography and photo editing for over twenty years. One of his greatest joys is to see photographers in his classes and workshops have that “Ah-Hah!” moment allowing them to capture beautiful...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
As photographers we live for beautiful light, it’s what elevates our images above mere “captures”. Waiting for the “golden hour” and the perfect crisp light is fine if you are on vacation, but when hired to make portraits for our clients, we need the amazing light NOW! On this photo... ...read more...
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Daniel Norton

Daniel Norton is a Portrait and Fashion Photographer based in New York City. Often referred to as a “Lighting Guru”, Daniel has helped countless photographers achieve their vision through light. Daniel Hosts the weekly series “OnSet with Daniel Norton” on AdoramaTV as well as teaching seminars in NYC and around...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
In this course, you will learn how to make your clients feel comfortable and confident in front of your lens. You will learn Michelle’s seven foundation poses for couples and their variations....
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Michelle Harris

Michelle Harris is a destination wedding photographer based in VA. She is owner and lead photographer at M Harris Studios; in conjunction with subsidiary, Laila Chanel Studios where she manages 10 freelance photographers. Michelle's work has been featured in mass press such as USA Today, the Washington Post, and the...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Chicago-based wedding photographer Collin Pierson will show you how the architecture and light of a city can change the game for your photo sessions. This Photo Walk is great for those who want to step away from "safe" photos and add that something extra to their engagement, wedding and portrait... ...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: Mariners B
Creating amazing headshots is a skill every photographer needs to learn. As a photographer, you need to know how to photograph faces: What lenses to use, what lights to use and how to illuminate facial features in the most flattering way. So why not learn from a leading headshot expert?... ...read more...
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Kristina Sherk

For the past 10 years, Kristina Sherk has been a high-end photo retoucher based out of Washington, D.C. She has done work for many clients such as Time Inc., Hasselblad, Merz Aesthetic and Cotton Incorporated. She loves "translating Photoshop" for people and subsequently, she's a contributing author for educational publications...

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  • Room: Mariners B
On this photo walk we are going to show you how to approach any environment, and find the beauty lying within the composition.  We are going to utilize a variety of lighting tools in order to create dramatic portraits wherever you are.  We will touch on the use of off-camera... ...read more...
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Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Photography

Michael Anthony is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles California.  He and his wife Jennifer own and operate Michael Anthony Studios, a boutique studio of 6 photographers that shoots approximately 200 weddings per year.  Michael is an industry educator, and writes articles monthly for Shutter Magazine.  Michael...

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  • Room: Mariners B
We will walk the grounds of the inspirational Mandalay Bay, visiting a few of their premium locations to capture photos of a professional model. As your guide, I’ll also be carrying a 5 light kit with stands, and a single, dual sided reflector so the group can pose and work... ...read more...
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Douglas Spotted Eagle
Founder & Instructor
Sundance Media Group

Douglas Spotted Eagle is a giant in the video and audio production industries, having received Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other awards. Douglas is the original founder and industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, authoring several books and DVDs and serves as an advisor and guide for videographers, software...

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Tuesday, February 26, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
This conversation will explore how Alexi Lubomirski navigated a career shooting fashion for Harpers Bazaar, developing a signature style, establishing a name for himself with clientele including publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and Elle. In 2018, he was chosen by Kensington Palace to capture the official portraiture for... ...read more...
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Alexi Lubomirski

Alexi Lubomirski started his career in 2004 shooting for Katie Grand’s iconic FACE magazine and soon after Glenda Bailey’s Harper’s Bazaar. Having developed a signature that is elevated and relatable, Lubomirski has become an established name within the fashion industry with a clientele including publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue,...

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Wednesday, February 27, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: South Pacific AB
Master the art of virtual selling!!  Learn how to increase your booking rates and multiply your post-session print sales without having a studio, or having to host in-person meetings.   ...
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Makayla Jade
The Harris Company

Makayla Jade, founder of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo and cinema client experience, propelling the company to reaching multiple six-figures in less than 3 years by appealing to a niche clientele that places a high value on printed products & photographic art. ...

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  • Room: South Pacific CD
  • Format: Demo
As we all know, it’s very easy for one to pick up a camera for the first time and fall in love with photography. We’ve all felt that shabang'in feeling and if you are reading this then you most likely thoroughly enjoy photographing anyone that steps foot in front of... ...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 E
  • Format: Demo
Join WPPI's most awarded photographer and first Grand Master in a presentation that will make you laugh, cry and hold your breath. How do you communicate the value on something that is priceless? How do you convince a "digital" clientele to appreciate the power of print? How do you create... ...read more...
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Jerry Ghionis

Widely regarded as one of best wedding and portrait photographers in the world, Jerry and his wife Melissa are based in Las Vegas, USA and Melbourne, Australia and travel frequently on international photography and speaking assignments. Jerry is the most awarded photographer of the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International...

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  • Room: South Pacific F
After that big photo job, you return with thousands of beautiful images and then it’s time to do post-production. This can look like a daunting task, but with Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography plan, you have access to tools and technology that will make your work even faster and better than... ...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 D
It’s no secret that video is the easiest and most effective way to connect with your audience on social media and beyond. Luckily, you don’t need to be a professional videographer or learn complicated editing programs to create eye-catching videos. In this talk, Sally will share the latest trends in... ...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: Islander Ballroom E
Maybe you've heard the popular commentary of "One of the most valuable learning experiences at WPPI is attending the live print competition judging!" Of course, the reasons people enter are as varied as the photographers themselves. Here are just a few: actively working on growing your art and craft; pursuing... ...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: Islander Ballroom I
  • Format: Demo
In this class, Garrette and Amber from Eyenamics will discuss how they utilize sound to make powerful films. They will cover everything including capturing pristine audio in run-and-gun situations, cleaning up recorded audio, using music to drive the message of your film and using sound effects and foley to enhance... ...read more...
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Amber Baird

We are Eyenamics, an international multi award winning 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 the wedding day and our...

Garrette Baird

We are Eyenamics, an international multi award winning 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 the wedding day and our...

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Wednesday, February 27, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Rise & Shine  Come join us for some networking. 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM NEW! From the Ground Up: How I Built My Business Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars talk shop, sharing the building blocks of a sustainable business. Get ready to learn impressive marketing tactics, how to identify a client you’ll... ...read more...
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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...

Connor Brogan

Connor Brogan and Danielle Green say they “aspire to create dreamy, magical and mysterious narratives inspired by filmic symbology that will resonate with dark romantics,” and they do that by investing as much time as possible into forging deep connections with their couples. They name indie music acts like Radiohead,...

Danielle Green

Danielle Green and Connor Brogan say they “aspire to create dreamy, magical and mysterious narratives inspired by filmic symbology that will resonate with dark romantics,” and they do that by investing as much time as possible into forging deep connections with their couples. They name indie music acts like Radiohead,...

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...

Jen Huang
Jen Huang Photo

I approach photography with a romantic, fine art sensibility. My imagery is understated yet evocative, resulting from clear and polished creative direction that elicits light-filled, painterly portraits. My use of fresh and simple composition, and natural light has evolved from a deep love and respect for the old masters -...

Laura Sullivan

Hi! We're Laura and Tim Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

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...

Scott Stockton

Whats up gang, my name is Scott and my goal is to tell peoples stories. For as long as I can remember, I've always been addicted to love. As a kid, my favorite movies to watch were romance and romantic comedies. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan were larger than life to me as I...

Tim Sullivan

Hi! We're Tim and Laura Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

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

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
Experience how to create strong portraits in any environment with Marcie on a photo walk outside of the Mandalay Bay. She will discuss light, composition, lens choice and why she chooses each location to create the strongest portraits possible. The shooting demonstration can apply to senior, child and family photography... ...read more...
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Marcie Reif

Marcie Reif is an in-demand kids, family, and commercial photographer in the Atlanta, GA area. Marcie Reif Photography has been featured on highly popular online communities such as Click It Up a Notch, Manfrotto School of Excellence, Tamron blog, and the Click Magazine blog. Her work has been featured and...

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  • Room: Mariners B
 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, love is awkward, and turning awkward, real couples into magazine covers 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: Mariners B
  • Format: Educational
Learn how to walk into any environment and see beyond the mundane and the obvious as Sanjay shares his secrets on creating images with impact and elegance in any situation by understanding how light, focal length and background will affect your images. On this photowalk, you will learn how to... ...read more...
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Sanjay Jogia

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: Mariners B
  • Format: Educational
Whether the one light is the sun, continuous light or flash, there are many creative ways to use, shape and control one light. Think of all the great masters in art; they used one light. Bob will demonstrate how to use one light source to create the narrative of the... ...read more...
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Bob Davis

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 story is an...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Join Pierre and Spyros and delve into a world of mood, color, texture and diminished lighting as you learn how to master shooting in any low-light situation with and without flash. They will explore: alternative and guerilla lighting; weddings without flash; extreme ISOs; controlling dynamic range; the power of one... ...read more...
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Pierre Stephenson

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 commercial, portraiture, weddings, fashion and underwater photography, as well as a personal love for urban exploration photography. His work has won numerous...

Spyros Heniadis

Spyros Heniadis is a photographer and educator. He has been pursuing photography for nearly 20 years. He loves the creativity and joy that photography has brought into his life, and he loves sharing what he's learned with photographers around the world through his educational YouTube videos. LINKS: ...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Educational
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. Joseph’s career as a photographer has stretched from his years as a photojournalist at The Dallas Morning News, to highly technical studio work around the country, to intricate...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
Embrace, Enhance, Create breaks down the process before you pick up the camera and shoot—the attention to detail that goes into every shoot/shot. Whether you can embrace the light and pose that is there or you want to enhance/adjust with extra lighting or different elements, or maybe you have a... ...read more...
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Mark Duffus
Bespoke Studio

Mark Duffus, Commercial portrait photograph from Brisbane Australia, with experience spanning a diverse range of clients over the last 30 years. A Master of photography with the AIPP (4 gold bars) and WPPI. In 1988 Mark graduated from QLD College of Art. Mark has continued in his chosen profession and...

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Wednesday, February 27, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Coral A
Join WPPI and AIPP Grand Master Rocco—responsible for printing and editing a total of 10 WPPI 16x20 Grand Awards, along with over 65 first, second and third place 16x20 Print Awards in the past five years—as he guides you through his process of taking an image from capture through to... ...read more...
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Rocco Ancora

Awarded Grand Master with WPPI and AIPP 
 Italian born and Australian based photographer Rocco Ancora is one of the most prolific and awarded photographers in the wedding and portrait industry. His work is often described as emotive, dramatic, romantic and has reached a level of sophistication only possible by his...

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  • Room: Coral B
Join WPPI Double Master and Master photographers and two of 2018's most sought-after destination wedding photographers, Tracey and Dee of 37 Frames, as they guide you on a walkthrough of how they approach every wedding day. Tracey and Dee will share their roadmap to weddings, whether it's a party in... ...read more...
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Dee Green

Dee Green and Tracey Taylor are the creative force behind 37 Frames and 2 of the most sought after Destination Wedding Photographers in the world today. With studios in Tokyo & Australia, this duo are multi-award winning wedding photographers and recognized entrepreneurs worldwide. Dee & Tracey have been featured in...

Tracey Taylor
37 Frames Photography

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: Coral C
  • Format: Hands-on
Join Kelly for a demonstration on how to photograph an entire newborn session from start to finish with a live model. You will learn how to speed up your session workflow and get maximum results by transitioning a baby smoothly and confidently from pose to pose. Kelly will also teach you... ...read more...
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Kelly Brown
Little Pieces Photography Pty Ltd

Kelly Brown is a portrait photographer, specialising in newborn and baby portraiture. Her nurturing desire to capture her family as it grows led to launching her business Little Pieces of Photography in 2005. She has since travelled the world speaking at events and teaching newborn posing classes. In her...

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Wednesday, February 27, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
  • Format: Hands-on
Get ready for a crash course in everything Photoshop! If you are a portrait or beauty photographer, you need to know how to retouch faces. In this class we will cover the A to Z of facial retouching, from clearing blemishes, evening tone, fixing uneven texture to dodge and burn... ...read more...
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Kristina Sherk

For the past 10 years, Kristina Sherk has been a high-end photo retoucher based out of Washington, D.C. She has done work for many clients such as Time Inc., Hasselblad, Merz Aesthetic and Cotton Incorporated. She loves "translating Photoshop" for people and subsequently, she's a contributing author for educational publications...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
These two international award-winning wedding photographers will take you through the essentials of wedding photojournalism. They will teach you how to learn wedding pj from A to Z and tell a story for your clients with stunning "authentic moment" images, as well as how to go beyond your limits. You... ...read more...
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Nacho Mora

Nacho Mora discovered his true passion as a wedding photographer and goes the extra mile to capture each moment with exceptional style. Together 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 C
Alison of Carlino’s Sports Photography handles volume sports bookings for high school teams and private leagues. She will discuss bidding to boards, working with coaches before and after the booking, “day-of” setup and workflow, post-processing, Retouchup extraction services, current template providers, digital compositing into the final banner design, social media... ...read more...
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Alison Carlino
Carlino's Photography

Alison Carlino photographs and educates around the world. As a former master degreed elementary teacher, she is able to relate to students both technically and personally.  In her 15th year of business, she hosts multi and single day workshops on the topics of off camera lighting and modern posing at her...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
Jay P. has shot film for 25 years and has a solid knowledge of how to expose, shoot and use strobes with film. He will cover what film camera to buy, how to expose film, how to shoot strobes with film, and how to work with the lab to get... ...read more...
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Jay P. Morgan

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...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
This class will dissect Charley’s workflow and approach to storytelling through film. He'll discuss how he gets to the heart of a story and the process of how to showcase a story visually in a way that impacts the people and the world around us. He'll go into detail about... ...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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  • Room: Tradewinds F
Hoy día la palabra “Fotoperiodismo” está de estilo, pero ¿como podemos capturar a nuestros Clientes en esta luz? En esta clase platicaremos sobre el Fotoperiodismo, ¿Que es en realidad? Y ¿Como hay que trabajar en un estilo purista y real? Capturar la emoción entre sus clientes no puede ser fingida ni... ...read more...
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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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Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
The Mentors break down the strategy in a name and logo, how to find and reel in your dream clients and what your business says about you....
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Alan Law
Alan Law Photography

“Hi, my name's Alan Law, and I’m a wedding photographer based in Cornwall, UK. I got into shooting weddings as I’d always had a love of people-photography, and a few of my friends were getting married around the same time; I took my cameras along (only as a friend, not...

Caroline Tran
Photographer
Caroline Tran Photography

Though I studied and taught Physics, I needed a creative outlet. My traditional parents wouldn't let me pursue art, so I needed to find a creative hobby. I dreamt of owning a business and had 3 failed businesses before photography. It was while photographing my products that I discovered my...

Erum Rizvi
Erum Rizvi Photography

Multiple award-winning, British born wedding photographer Erum Rizvi is known for her clean, classic beautiful imagery with a distinctively modern touch. In just five years of shooting professionally she has built her career to become one of Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of 2014, and one of the most sought after...

Joseph West

"Joseph West is a destination wedding photographer who was named as one of Rangefinders Rising Stars in 2015. He is one half of the Fitz Goes West team which includes his beautiful wife, Melissa Fitzgerald West, where they document weddings & editorial work together. Growing up on a farm in a small...

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...

Laura Sullivan

Hi! We're Laura and Tim Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

Petronella Lugemwa
Owner & Principal Photographer
Petronella Photography

Petronella Lugemwa is an international wedding and marriage proposal photographer, speaker and storyteller who specializes in helping multicultural couples celebrate their love in a modern way and believes that what makes you different makes your beautiful. She photographed the November 2018 cover of Rangefinder Magazine and was named 1 of...

Phil Porto
The Portos

Phillip Porto’s brand—which he runs with his wife, Christa—blends a raw approach to capturing real moments with a fine-art feel. Influenced by Wes Anderson, Vogue magazine and the raw authentic emotions from the day, Porto shoots for a mix of those elements in his work. The Fuji photographer states, “I love when...

Qay Majid

Hi! I’m Qay (pronounced as the letter K). A little bit about my personal background, I’m a dad of 4 boys, loved traveling, learn about new culture and I don’t give a shit about what people said about me. Weddings by Qay being in the destination wedding photography for the 3rd year and...

Roberto Panciatici

I am a daydreamer and I’m free. That’s the way I am and the way I want to be! I was born in Italy, and I'm actually living in Berlin, and in between there are all the different “me" I've been. I’m a nomad and really like to change. I...

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...

Tim Sullivan

Hi! We're Tim and Laura Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

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Wednesday, February 27, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
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 and explore how to put your clients at ease so that everyone has... ...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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Learn how one press of the shutter can get you more than one type of exposure by using lighting for multiple images and ghosting techniques to capture motion, streaks, trails, painting with light, etc. without post editing. Understanding how your camera captures light itself from various sources you will up your... ...read more...
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Seth Miranda

Seth Miranda's career in photography has been as unique as his images. Having publications under his belt at age 15, he sculpted his lighting technique day and night in the fast-action world of BMX and skateboarding. With experience running the spectrum of all formats of film, experimental/older forgotten processes all...

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  • Room: Mariners B
For the last few years, off-camera strobes have become smaller,  more powerful and more affordable. It's much easier to overpower the midday sun with strobes compared to hot shoe flashes. Join multi-award-winning photographers Aries and Cami as they explain the different uses of strobes and hot shoe flashes and show... ...read more...
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Aries Tao
Cloverimage

Graduated with the doctorate degree from Macquarie University, Australia in 2009, Aries Tao established “CloverImage” wedding photography studio based in Sydney, which became the one of the most high-end Wedding/Pre-wedding Photography studio based in Australia. Aries holds the title of : “WPPI Master” "AIPP Highest Score Wedding Image of the...

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...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Attendees will learn what to do when things run late on wedding day and how to maximize the least amount of time to cover all your portrait bases and deliver multiple looks for clients that will make it into their wedding albums. Learn how to take command of any situation... ...read more...
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Justin Haugen

Justin is a wedding and portrait photographer in Tucson, Arizona and describes himself as completely obsessed with light and how we use it communicate stories in our photos. Starting his career fifteen years ago photographing fast cars for motorsport publications, he later found his passion in photography was rooted in...

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

  • Room: Tradewinds A
Do you want to make more money working half the time? Say goodbye to late nights, depleted bank accounts and the infamous artist’s struggle. WPPI Master Catherine Hall is the first to admit that talent is NOT the reason she became a world-renowned photographer in two quick years, attracting big-name... ...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
  • Format: Hands-on
Join award-winning fine-art photographer Anya Anti and learn the secret of realistic composites without using stock images. Anya will share her tricks about how to prepare your shooting set and use image components such as perspective angle, light and depth of field. Learn how to shoot with proper settings and... ...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 portraiture. Originally from Ukraine she moved to USA in 2014. Anya's been into photography since 2009 and as a self-taught she gained all her knowledge through social media...

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Every woman needs to experience a boudoir session, not for the portraits but for the mental and emotional empowerment that comes with the boudoir experience. Boudoir photography is not a luxury item; it is a MUST-HAVE. This course covers how Zara has turned a luxury niche into a must-have for... ...read more...
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Zara Ashby

Zara is an internationally award-winning and published portrait photographer based in Denver, Colorado. The Zara Ashby Photography Studio and Intimates by Zara offer limited and exclusive weddings internationally, along with fine art women's portraiture. In 2013 Zara begun to travel across the world not only to photograph weddings but also...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
Most of us work for ourselves, trying to juggle everything that needs to get done in our business and still trying to be creative and photograph our clients, while also trying to find a balance between work and time for ourselves and our family. If you are in a position... ...read more...
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Melissa Ghionis
Jerry Ghionis Photography

Melissa Ghionis has developed a reputation for her skills in creating and cultivating relationships and for her excellent customer service. A reputation she earned after 17 years of experience in the photography industry. After running a successful, award-winning studio in Boston, MA for over a decade she is now manages...

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Sales, marketing and self-promotion can be scary for an introvert, but those skills are necessary to sustain a thriving business. In this master class, you will learn how Jen embraced her introspective personality and overcame weaknesses to succeed in a loud and extroverted world. She also debunks myths about introverts... ...read more...
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Jen Huang
Jen Huang Photo

I approach photography with a romantic, fine art sensibility. My imagery is understated yet evocative, resulting from clear and polished creative direction that elicits light-filled, painterly portraits. My use of fresh and simple composition, and natural light has evolved from a deep love and respect for the old masters -...

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Are you offering same-day edits in your packages? Are you allowing those same-day edits to sell your business on the wedding day? If you answered “no” to either one of these questions, you need to join Josh as he takes you through the gear he uses, shots he captures, song... ...read more...
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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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Wednesday, February 27, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
Designing a brand takes much more care and attention than deciding to start a new business. Kolla is a photography print store started in 2018. However, one year prior, every detail of the brand was taken into consideration before pressing publish and going live. So how did the duo behind... ...read more...
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Cole Roberts

Cole Roberts is one-half of the duo - along with Jakob Granqvist - who founded Nordica (https://nordicaphotography.com/) out of Vancouver in 2010. Since then, Nordica has traversed the world photographing weddings, and eventually relocating to Sweden. With the growth of Nordica also came the growth of other ideas. In 2015,...

Jakob Granqvist

Jakob Granqvist is one-half of the duo - along with Cole Roberts - who founded Nordica (https://nordicaphotography.com/) out of Vancouver in 2010. Since then, Nordica has traversed the world photographing weddings, and eventually relocating to Sweden. With the growth of Nordica also came the growth of other ideas. In 2015,...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
You’ve learned the rules, now get ready to break them! There are so many rules in photography, from lighting, posing and composition to technical aspects and styles. Don’t get bogged down. While following the rules is great for learning how to shoot, knowing when to disregard them can lead to... ...read more...
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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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Lighting is a tool for you to create different feelings, moods and stories for your subjects. Starting with one light and eventually building up to a set of four or more, Jonathan Thorpe will help attendees gain confidence in balancing multiple lights, and will also teach the importance of lighting... ...read more...
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Jonathan Thorpe

A self-taught photographer, Jonathan knew early on how important it was to create a style all his own. Focusing on lighting and storytelling, Jonathan's images can evoke a range of emotion from the viewer. Jonathan shoots full time as an advertising and portrait photographer and his style has been coined...

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If you’ve ever wondered how all those award-winning images were created, then this Masterclass given by a renowned Multi Award-Winning Wedding Photographer, Brand Ambassador, Global Educator and WPPI Judge - Sanjay Jogia, is just the masterclass you must attend. Join Canon Ambassador Sanjay as he breaks down his process for... ...read more...
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Sanjay Jogia

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
  • Format: Hands-on
In the creative world, it's easy to become overwhelmed by inquiries, emails, client management, etc. Managing clients as a creative can be quite the challenge, as you're being taken away from your family and passion to push paperwork more than you'd like. Let's face it, we are all here because... ...read more...
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Cierra Johnson

Cierra is a nationally published wedding and portrait photographer. A southern belle at heart, Cierra was born and raised in the eclectic city of New Orleans, LA. In business 8 years, Cierra has been featured in Grace Ormond, New Orleans Weddings Magazine, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, The Coordinated Bride, The Wedding...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
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UAV cameras use a variety of codec/container packages that confound and confuse various editing systems. Rapid access, evaluation of footage, footage content and metadata contained in footage is important in any UAV use, and for commercial applications, immediate feedback is frequently required. In this session, we'll discuss how to optimize... ...read more...
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Douglas Spotted Eagle
Founder & Instructor
Sundance Media Group

Douglas Spotted Eagle is a giant in the video and audio production industries, having received Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other awards. Douglas is the original founder and industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, authoring several books and DVDs and serves as an advisor and guide for videographers, software...

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

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Educational
Salvatore will demonstrate all the secrets to create an image full of impact with all types of light sources (LED, tungsten, flash)....
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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: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
Lighting is everything as a photographer. It directly influences the tone, mood and feel of your images and how your clients perceive them. Learn how the power of purposeful positioning, color temperature, direction affect the overall image to create stunningly beautiful images....
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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: Mariners B
Using Mandalay Bay as our backdrop and the late afternoon sun as our light modifier, we will photograph our model using natural light only.  On this photo walk, you will learn how to capture dynamic portraits with what ever lens you have and whatever locations we can find.  One of... ...read more...
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Judy Host
Sigma

Judy Host has redefined the portrait photography world with her unique talent for capturing the heart and spirit of each individual she photographs and has earned her the respect and recognition of her colleagues. Her photography has been internationally recognized for its innovative style and technique. Recently her work was...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Explore new creative techniques using mixed light to make your wedding and engagement portraits stand out with industry professional Jay Cassario. Models will be on-site for this intensive workshop. A selection of lenses and cameras, including the Leica SL, CL, and M10 will be available to loan. All loans are... ...read more...
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Jay Cassario

Jay Cassario is a South Jersey based Wedding Photographer and owner of the prestigious multi-photographer studio Twisted Oaks. Having shot his first wedding less than 5 years ago, Jay has been able to accomplish more than most that have been in the industry for over a decade. Jay is best...

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  • Room: Mariners B
On this photo walk you will learn how techniques to create dynamic street fashion shots and portraits in almost any location. Joe will show you how to find interesting backgrounds, identify great natural light and use reflectors to enhance the natural light.  Joe will also share how to utilize lenses... ...read more...
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Joe Edelman
Joe Edelman Photographics

Joe Edelman is an Olympus Visionary and award-winning photographer and educator and YES – that crazy PHOTO Joe Edelman on YouTube! His primary subject: Beautiful people! His educational mission: To help photographers to develop a solid understanding of the HOWS and WHYS behind creating great photographs. His work is featured...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
The photowalk is great for those photographers who want to create something extra to wedding portraits. This photowalk will demonstrate how to quickly create the best poses for your wedding portraits. Greg will reveal his approach to lighting couples that can be used for your wedding images. You will be... ...read more...
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Greg Moment

Greg Moment, being an Ambassador of Phottix, Microsoft, Eizo and Wacom & working for Nikon School, has shot more than 900 weddings in his career. As an awarded wedding photographer and an international speaker, he has worked literally throughout the whole world. Not including Poland, he has worked in Czech...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
Four years ago John led a photo walk around the MGM for WPPI and blew people’s minds. Those lucky enough to attend that session are still in touch with John and sharing the images they shoot using the techniques he demonstrated. In this session, you'll join John and one of... ...read more...
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John Denton

If you come on a photography workshop what do you expect? A mathematician to guide you through? A career to the elderly? A Chef? A Police Officer? John has been all of these and it was whilst managing a Helicopter Unit that he harnessed his love for photography with the...

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  • Room: Mariners B
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Learn easy setups and the first steps to adding off-camera flash to your natural light portfolio. It doesn't have to be as hard as it looks and it can help you create a natural light look when it's not golden hour and incredible photos in less-than-ideal lighting situations. Learn with... ...read more...
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Vanessa Joy

Vanessa Joy has been an influential photographer in the community for years. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since earned 5 college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, been named a WeddingWire Education Expert, sponsored by Canon, Profoto and Animoto to name a few. Vanessa has spoken...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Join Levi and Bryan for this hands-on photowalk where you'll learn to make portraits that will spice up your quiver of skills in an impactful way. We'll utilize your camera's shutter characteristics and speedlights to make long exposure portraits that show movement and make a big impact. You'll use these... ...read more...
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Bryan Esler
Photofocus

Bryan Esler is a photographer specializing in capturing corporate and community events, advertising imagery, food/drink and landscape moments. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he photographs with Olympus gear, and has worked with clients such as CNBC, Michigan State University, ArtPrize, Steelcase, SpartanNash, Davenport University and more. His work has also...

Levi Sim

Levi Sim has an addiction to making. When he isn't creating, he becomes grumpy. Creating is a basic life need and he firmly believes that all people need to create to live a fulfilled life. Levi also enjoys meeting people and swapping stories and experiences. Making portraits is a natural...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
David will walk you through shooting high-impact images with both natural and artificial light. What does it take to make an emotional 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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When shooting an engagement session, there is a lot that goes through a photographer’s mind: location, light and posing all while focusing on interacting efficiently with the client to create a positive experience for them. In this Photo Walk, Sean will share his winning formula for capturing an amazing engagement... ...read more...
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Sean Lara
Photographer
Sean Lara Photography

A professional photographer for a decade, Sean started his career as a photojournalist for a large newspaper in Southern California and in 2013 moved his business to Colorado to focus primarily on wedding photography and portraiture. The move to a new market was the best decision he made for his...

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  • Room: Mariners B
This class explores the options available and the approach you can take to capture great portraits using only the light available in the scene and shaping and redirecting light with light shapers.  Learning to use reflectors, both handheld and naturally occurring, to shape and redirect light can often be all... ...read more...
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Joe Brady

Joe Brady is a full-time professional photographer, educator, author, photo workshop leader and studio owner who has been teaching photography and photo editing for over twenty years. One of his greatest joys is to see photographers in his classes and workshops have that “Ah-Hah!” moment allowing them to capture beautiful...

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Wednesday, February 27, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: South Pacific AB
Join Adobe Stock contributor Mat as he shares tips and tricks on how you can add contributing to Adobe Stock to your income stream. Mat will discuss how you can incorporate stock contributions into your portrait and wedding work and how to organically add stock photo opportunities into your everyday... ...read more...
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Mat Hayward

Mat Hayward is a member of the content team for Adobe Stock and an active Adobe Stock contributor based in Seattle, WA. In addition to his role at Adobe, Mat is a successful photographer specializing in entertainment, events, portraits and lifestyle photography. Mat is a fixture in the photography community and can...

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  • Room: South Pacific CD
If you've never attended one of Rob's SEO classes, you're in for a treat. If you've seen him speak before, you'll be welcomed back with ALL-NEW MATERIAL. This year, Rob will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to develop photography-related content that search engines (and clients) will love. Designed... ...read more...
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Rob Greer

Rob Greer knows SEO and been building websites and web-based applications since 1995. He has owned and sold successful dotcoms and as Managing Director of E-commerce for a professional consultancy his past clients include Walmart, Dillards, AOL, Conoco, Schlumberger, NASA, and hundreds of other companies. Today, as a professional wedding,...

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  • Room: South Pacific F
Treat your subjects like a work of art! Develop concepts, add styling, and create one-of-a-kind imagery. You'll learn concept development, mood boards, and shoot flow for stylized portraiture. Portrait and Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will share her favorite techniques for styling on a budget and making stylized imagery without breaking... ...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...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom D
Have you ever froze during a shoot, not sure what to have your clients do next? Never freeze again using Caroline Tran's Pick Up Points. Caroline will share her 6 go to "Pick Up Points" - these are 6 posing cues she keeps in her back pocket to get inspiration... ...read more...
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Caroline Tran
Photographer
Caroline Tran Photography

Though I studied and taught Physics, I needed a creative outlet. My traditional parents wouldn't let me pursue art, so I needed to find a creative hobby. I dreamt of owning a business and had 3 failed businesses before photography. It was while photographing my products that I discovered my...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom E
In this presentation, Richard will take you through a journey of creativity to awaken the artist in you and give you tools for creative thinking within photography and storytelling. You will be taught strategies to open up your visual imagination, giving you the courage to step “outside the box” and... ...read more...
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Richard Wood

Through parenting my daughter from 2009 I learned to be inspired by her creative, unbounded thought processes. I learned to process like a child who was not afraid to toddle outside of the normal way of thinking. I found relief in stepping backwards and being able to release the ties I...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
There’s more to reception lighting than bouncing that flash. During this Platform Class, learn practical and consistent ways to light up your dance floors, cake cuttings and toasts.  During a live demonstration, JVS will show you how he lights all aspects of the reception. He will show on-screen diagrams and then... ...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. Joseph’s career as a photographer has stretched from his years as a photojournalist at The Dallas Morning News, to highly technical studio work around the country, to intricate...

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  • Room: South Pacific E
Master Photographer Challenge: 4 Photographers, 4 Genres, 1 Model, 10 Minutes Each in a live Shoot Out! It’s back! In this extremely exciting event, master photographers specializing in different genres will be challenged like never before. Roberto Valenzuela, Susan Stripling, Johnson Wee and Rocco Ancora will each have 10 minutes to... ...read more...
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Jerry Ghionis

Widely regarded as one of best wedding and portrait photographers in the world, Jerry and his wife Melissa are based in Las Vegas, USA and Melbourne, Australia and travel frequently on international photography and speaking assignments. Jerry is the most awarded photographer of the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International...

Johnson Wee
Johnson Wee Photography

Asian photographer Johnson Wee is a raw talent specializing in pre-wedding and engagement shoots. Hailing from a family of great professional photographers (granduncle was a Hon FBIPP), he had no interest in photography during his early years. It was until he took up the job of assistant photographer following his...

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 as...

Rocco Ancora

Awarded Grand Master with WPPI and AIPP 
 Italian born and Australian based photographer Rocco Ancora is one of the most prolific and awarded photographers in the wedding and portrait industry. His work is often described as emotive, dramatic, romantic and has reached a level of sophistication only possible by his...

Susan Stripling

Susan Stripling has been photographing weddings, portraits, and theater for almost eighteen years. She's won multiple awards at the prestigious Wedding and Portrait Photographers International 16x20 print competition including the Grand Award in Wedding Photojournalism and the Grand Award in Weddings.  She holds the prestigious Triple Master Status at WPPI...


Thursday, February 28, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom E
Join Pete as he gives you all the tools you need to create a successful business model for printing in your photography business. He will cover the technical aspects of understanding ICC profiles, calibration and using the right file types for printing, the artistic elements of selecting the right paper... ...read more...
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Pete Wright
Canon U.S.A.

Pete Wright is an international award-winning Master Photographer and writer based out of Bradenton, Fl. As a fourth generation artist and second generation photographer, Pete got his start as a professional and college sports photographer and eventually expanded into weddings and portraits photography. Outside of his client work, Pete has...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
Visually engaging content reigns supreme on social media, and video creates engagement at a speed that makes photos look like they’re standing still. Marketing your photography with video can be overwhelming, but this class aims to change that! Jason will cut to the chase and share key video marketing strategies... ...read more...
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Jason Hsiao
Animoto

Jason Hsiao is the Co-founder and Chief Video Officer of Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional marketing videos. Animoto’s certified partnerships with Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Small Business Administration give it unique insight into the changing social media...

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Author and photographer Roberto will go over in detail what it takes to really propel yourself to a new and lucrative level of wedding photography. What does it really take? How do you break that glass ceiling to live comfortably as a wedding photographer and get people to finally stop... ...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 as...

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  • Room: South Pacific F
Join celebrated photographer and best-selling author Chris to learn how to develop your own style and take your portraiture to the next level. In this session, Chris will show you practical and actionable steps to improve your photographs; advice on how to develop your own style; how to use different... ...read more...
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Chris Orwig

CHRIS ORWIG is a best-selling author, teacher and photographer. With over 5000 hours of online tutorials on platforms like lynda.com and CreativeLive, Chris knows his stuff. Plus, his down-to-earth and approachable style makes learning difficult topics a breeze. He regularly speaks on creativity and photography frequently at conferences like Photo...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom D
In a crowded market, you need to stand out.  In this course, I am going to show you how to use lighting, posing, composition, and emotion to tell stories about your client in a cinematic style.  By the end of the course, I will give you the tools to capture... ...read more...
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Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Photography

Michael Anthony is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles California.  He and his wife Jennifer own and operate Michael Anthony Studios, a boutique studio of 6 photographers that shoots approximately 200 weddings per year.  Michael is an industry educator, and writes articles monthly for Shutter Magazine.  Michael...

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  • Room: South Pacific AB
In this info-packed program, Nikon Ambassador Tamara Lackey takes the guesswork out of which techniques have been proven to work time and again, where sessions are not just FUN to experience but also consistently boost word-of-mouth referrals - and produce amazing sales. Throughout this high-energy program, Tamara will show examples... ...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 CD
Photography is nothing without light. Light flatters, sculpts and makes impactful images. In this class, Jen will share how she uses light to make every woman look amazing and help their stories come to life. You’ll learn how Jen chooses which light she uses and why, as well as how... ...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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Thursday, February 28, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM NEW! Social Media Madness Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars discuss how they make social media work for them. Find out how they’ve built their big followings, remained consistent, understood their audience, managed their time wisely and figured out the do’s and don’ts to posting. With Maddie Mae of Adventure... ...read more...
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Brandi Potter
Brandi Potter Photography

I'm a destination wedding photographer who focuses on creative portraits, light, and connection. Being able to travel and see new places because of my job has filled my life with so much joy and adventure. I'm so thankful for the opportunities I've been given and the people I've met throughout...

Caroline Tran
Photographer
Caroline Tran Photography

Though I studied and taught Physics, I needed a creative outlet. My traditional parents wouldn't let me pursue art, so I needed to find a creative hobby. I dreamt of owning a business and had 3 failed businesses before photography. It was while photographing my products that I discovered my...

Eric Kelley
K2N Clothing

Eric was named one of the Best Photographers in the country by Harper's Bazaar & Martha Stewart Weddings. He travels internationally for some of the most stunning and beautiful weddings and events. He is known for his authentic and delightful imagery, as well as his affable personality that lends itself...

Greg Scoblete
PDN

Greg Scoblete is the Technology Editor at PDN and Rangefinder Magazine where is he responsible for technology and gear coverage for the magazines and their respective websites. ...

Mitch Colagrossi

Mitch Colagrossi is a photographer traveling around the globe and specializes in weddings, commercial, fashion and editorial work. My name is Mitch and I love cats, travel, impressionist painters, 19th century literature, comic books, martinis, love, 80’s sci-fi movies, David Lynch movies, wine, Hip Hop, Black Metal, guitars and coffee. Not...

Rebecca Yale
Rebecca Yale

Rebecca Yale is an internationally acclaimed destination wedding photographer based in California. She was named one of the Top 74 Photographers in the World by Brides Magazine & Top 10 Globetrotter Photographers in the World by Destination Weddings Magazine. Rebecca was awarded the Grand Prize in RF Magazine's Wedding...

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

  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
WPPI Double Master Johnson Wee will bring you on an adventurous photo walk, making use of small lights, demonstrating how to easily manipulate them not only in indoor situations, but also tough outdoor locations. Follow his simple guides and have more clear understanding of how to master the use of... ...read more...
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Johnson Wee
Johnson Wee Photography

Asian photographer Johnson Wee is a raw talent specializing in pre-wedding and engagement shoots. Hailing from a family of great professional photographers (granduncle was a Hon FBIPP), he had no interest in photography during his early years. It was until he took up the job of assistant photographer following his...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Not everyone has the budget to spend thousands of dollars on lighting equipment. Especially for new photographers emerging in the industry, it’s challenging to turn a profit if one is concerned about always spending money on equipment. In this hands-on Photo Walk, photographer Sean Lara will show participants how to... ...read more...
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Sean Lara
Photographer
Sean Lara Photography

A professional photographer for a decade, Sean started his career as a photojournalist for a large newspaper in Southern California and in 2013 moved his business to Colorado to focus primarily on wedding photography and portraiture. The move to a new market was the best decision he made for his...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Join celebrity wedding and portrait photographers Charles and Jennifer Maring on a creative photo-walk where they will teach you to embrace the unknown and take control of the moment. Learn how to use natural, incandescent, and strobe lighting effectively to create imaginative and glamorous environmental portraits and wedding photographs. Enjoy... ...read more...
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Charles Maring

In an illustrious 25 year career as a professional photographers and filmmakers artists Charles and Jennifer Maring keep their minds wide open to the creative possibilities creating images, and telling stories for clients who appreciate the very best in imaging for both their personal and professional lives. Known among the...

Jennifer Maring

In an illustrious 25 year career as a professional photographers and filmmakers artists Charles and Jennifer Maring keep their minds wide open to the creative possibilities creating images, and telling stories for clients who appreciate the very best in imaging for both their personal and professional lives. Known among the...

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  • Room: Mariners B
In this video walk, Garrette and Amber will show you how they go from conceptualizing to executing a visual story. They will instruct you on how they use composition, lighting, compelling camera angles, focal lengths and support gear in real-world, run-and-gun scenarios. ...
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Amber Baird

We are Eyenamics, an international multi award winning 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 the wedding day and our...

Garrette Baird

We are Eyenamics, an international multi award winning 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 the wedding day and our...

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  • Room: Mariners B
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Join David Hakamaki on an amazing photo walk as he shows you how to photograph a senior session that will up your game. David is nationally recognized for his stunning work with seniors, including creative lighting, posing and location selection. Bring your camera and inspiration as you take your senior... ...read more...
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David Hakamaki
Owner
Cutting Edge Photography

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: Mariners B
Using an off-camera flash can be intimidating, especially when you’re photographing someone’s special day! This class will help you overcome your fears and have you using off-camera flash with ease. Third-generation wedding photographer and former WPPI judge Nik will teach you how to pose your subjects to best light them,... ...read more...
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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: Mariners B
Light is all around us, but sometimes it's hard to see the best way to use that light. Other times, we need to add our own light to make the best of a situation. In this class we will explore the various options we have to shoot a location and... ...read more...
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Jason Vinson
FSTOPPERS.COM

Jason Vinson is half of a husband and wife team. Vinson Images has been rated one of the top 100 wedding photographers in the USA and Canada. They specialize in moment driven photography and creative portraiture. Jason is also a senior staff writer for fstoppers.com. ...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Educational
If awkward posing or unpolished direction is an obstacle to your photo shoots, sign up for Posed to Playful right now! Phillip and Eileen Blume's playful prompts and techniques have been adopted by thousands of photographers. As a bonus, the authentic emotion they add to portraits naturally results in incredible... ...read more...
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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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Thursday, February 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
The Mentors answer all your burning questions — everything you’ve always wanted to know about the reality of a successful wedding photographer....
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Alan Law
Alan Law Photography

“Hi, my name's Alan Law, and I’m a wedding photographer based in Cornwall, UK. I got into shooting weddings as I’d always had a love of people-photography, and a few of my friends were getting married around the same time; I took my cameras along (only as a friend, not...

Caroline Tran
Photographer
Caroline Tran Photography

Though I studied and taught Physics, I needed a creative outlet. My traditional parents wouldn't let me pursue art, so I needed to find a creative hobby. I dreamt of owning a business and had 3 failed businesses before photography. It was while photographing my products that I discovered my...

Erum Rizvi
Erum Rizvi Photography

Multiple award-winning, British born wedding photographer Erum Rizvi is known for her clean, classic beautiful imagery with a distinctively modern touch. In just five years of shooting professionally she has built her career to become one of Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of 2014, and one of the most sought after...

Joseph West

"Joseph West is a destination wedding photographer who was named as one of Rangefinders Rising Stars in 2015. He is one half of the Fitz Goes West team which includes his beautiful wife, Melissa Fitzgerald West, where they document weddings & editorial work together. Growing up on a farm in a small...

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...

Laura Sullivan

Hi! We're Laura and Tim Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

Petronella Lugemwa
Owner & Principal Photographer
Petronella Photography

Petronella Lugemwa is an international wedding and marriage proposal photographer, speaker and storyteller who specializes in helping multicultural couples celebrate their love in a modern way and believes that what makes you different makes your beautiful. She photographed the November 2018 cover of Rangefinder Magazine and was named 1 of...

Phil Porto
The Portos

Phillip Porto’s brand—which he runs with his wife, Christa—blends a raw approach to capturing real moments with a fine-art feel. Influenced by Wes Anderson, Vogue magazine and the raw authentic emotions from the day, Porto shoots for a mix of those elements in his work. The Fuji photographer states, “I love when...

Qay Majid

Hi! I’m Qay (pronounced as the letter K). A little bit about my personal background, I’m a dad of 4 boys, loved traveling, learn about new culture and I don’t give a shit about what people said about me. Weddings by Qay being in the destination wedding photography for the 3rd year and...

Roberto Panciatici

I am a daydreamer and I’m free. That’s the way I am and the way I want to be! I was born in Italy, and I'm actually living in Berlin, and in between there are all the different “me" I've been. I’m a nomad and really like to change. I...

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...

Tim Sullivan

Hi! We're Tim and Laura Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

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

  • Room: Tradewinds B
Would your client be able to spend $10,000, $50,000 or even $100,000 in your studio in a single transaction? The $10,000+ sales are out there, but you're not going to reach that if your selling space and systems don't facilitate it. In this master class, you will learn how to... ...read more...
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Amy Guild

Tavis and Amy Guild are business designers and portrait artists based in Yakima, WA. A fun and vibrant style has given these two the opportunity to photograph over a thousand weddings and sessions in the past ten years all over the world. Passionate about people and wall portraits, helping photography...

Tavis Guild

Tavis and Amy Guild are business designers and portrait artists based in Yakima, WA. A fun and vibrant style has given these two the opportunity to photograph over a thousand weddings and sessions in the past ten years all over the world. Passionate about people and wall portraits, helping photography...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
Food photography is one of the most popular styles of commercial photography around, owing in part to the rise of social media and the Food Network. Never before has so much importance been put on the culture surrounding what goes into our stomachs. Join Christian for a tasty look into... ...read more...
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Christian Lalonde
Photolux Commercial Studio

Since 1997, Christian Lalonde has worked as a commercial photographer with Photolux Studio, working in the world of Photography for many local, national and international clients, in both the private and public sector. Prior to working with Photolux, Christian was a photographer at one of Canada’s largest commercial studios, located...

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  • Room: Tradewinds A
Do you wish you could write better content for your website? In this master class, Rob Greer will show you how to create better content for both visitors and search engines. He'll teach you to naturally integrate the latest SEO techniques into your content strategy and show you simpler and... ...read more...
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Rob Greer

Rob Greer knows SEO and been building websites and web-based applications since 1995. He has owned and sold successful dotcoms and as Managing Director of E-commerce for a professional consultancy his past clients include Walmart, Dillards, AOL, Conoco, Schlumberger, NASA, and hundreds of other companies. Today, as a professional wedding,...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
In a world saturated by image making we are often challenged as photographers and business people to find individuality, purpose and direction.  Personal Projects have the power help us discover not only our true potential, but also what it is that brings out the best of who we are as image... ...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: Tradewinds E
Salvatore will discuss how you can manage 100 weddings shooting on your own and deliver photos in less than four months. He will also talk about posing and a smart way to manage light....
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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 F
Struggling to find clients to jump over the next big price point? Maybe the problem isn't your quality of work or even your skill as a salesperson. Maybe the problem lies in your system. In this class, Jordan teaches how he regularly turns would be $5,000 wedding clients into $10,000+... ...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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Thursday, February 28, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
As wedding portrait photographers working out on location 99% of the time, it is important that we master how to control the most important ingredient of the image-making process: light. On this photo walk, Rocco will share with you how to handle harsh lighting situations and instil some confidence when... ...read more...
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Rocco Ancora

Awarded Grand Master with WPPI and AIPP 
 Italian born and Australian based photographer Rocco Ancora is one of the most prolific and awarded photographers in the wedding and portrait industry. His work is often described as emotive, dramatic, romantic and has reached a level of sophistication only possible by his...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Learn how make elegant, intimate bridal portraits using available light with photographer Bud Johnson, perfect for modern, minimalist-inspired wedding shoots. A model will be on-site for this intensive portrait workshop. A selection of lenses and cameras, including the Leica SL, CL, and M10 will be available to loan. All loans... ...read more...
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Bud Johnson

Bud Johnson is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Savannah, Georgia. Bud emphasizes authentic and intimate connections with not only his wedding clients, but every other vendor in the industry. Because he relentlessly cares for every person he meets, his photography and his educational skills are high in demand....

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  • Room: Mariners B
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Alison Carlino
Carlino's Photography

Alison Carlino photographs and educates around the world. As a former master degreed elementary teacher, she is able to relate to students both technically and personally.  In her 15th year of business, she hosts multi and single day workshops on the topics of off camera lighting and modern posing at her...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Join us as we photograph the art of Hip Hop and Break Dancing on the Vegas Strip with an authentic Hip Hop Dancer. Learn how to capture the dancer in their element as well as pose for some dramatic shots that make for some very cool photos!...
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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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Thursday, February 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
  • Format: Hands-on
Do you struggle with your flat lay compositions—sometimes nailing them and loving your image and sometimes feeling lost and unsure what to do and not knowing why you don't love your image? Rebecca is looking to completely change that! This course will not only teach you how to make better... ...read more...
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Rebecca Yale
Rebecca Yale

Rebecca Yale is an internationally acclaimed destination wedding photographer based in California. She was named one of the Top 74 Photographers in the World by Brides Magazine & Top 10 Globetrotter Photographers in the World by Destination Weddings Magazine. Rebecca was awarded the Grand Prize in RF Magazine's Wedding...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Have you been dying to get your photography featured in a wedding magazine or blog? Do you not know where to start or how to actually get your work noticed? Have you been discouraged by getting denied in the past? With over 100 publications, Jasmine is here to explain the... ...read more...
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Jasmine Norris-Dixson
Jasmine Norris Photography

Jasmine Norris-Dixson is an award winning and published wedding photographer residing in Lafayette, Indiana. She captures the romantic, joyful, and authentic elements of every wedding day. Her work has been featured in over 100 publications including The Knot, Bridal Guide, Rock n' Roll Bride, Gay Weddings, Huffington Post, and...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
Light. It’s at the very core of what we do. It’s where photography begins and ends. Join Nikon Ambassador, two-time WPPI Grand Award winner and WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Cliff as he puts you through a crash course on lighting that you’ll be able to apply immediately. From natural-light... ...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: Tradewinds F
  • Format: Hands-on
What makes a portrait memorable is how it connects with us in a genuine and authentic way. The best portraits often showcase people expressing their vulnerability and true self. And it's relatively easy to do this when photographing family and friends. But how do we do this with people we... ...read more...
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Chris Orwig

CHRIS ORWIG is a best-selling author, teacher and photographer. With over 5000 hours of online tutorials on platforms like lynda.com and CreativeLive, Chris knows his stuff. Plus, his down-to-earth and approachable style makes learning difficult topics a breeze. He regularly speaks on creativity and photography frequently at conferences like Photo...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
En nuestra Clase maestra hablaremos de los 5 elementos  Que son importantes para nuestra Fotografía de bodas, 3 de ellos ya los conocías, (Luz, Composición, Momento) pero no vamos a hablar de forma convencional, ya que  seguro que la teoría os la sabíais,  lo que vamos a contaros son Tips de... ...read more...
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Nacho Mora

Nacho Mora discovered his true passion as a wedding photographer and goes the extra mile to capture each moment with exceptional style. Together 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 D
Have you ever been on a job where your clients loved a particular area that would typically be thought of as "impossible" to shoot? A beautiful background, but awful light? A dark space the client insists you use? A bright space with perfect lighting, but a background with absolutely zero... ...read more...
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Will Cadena

Will Cadena is a photographer who combines a modern, edgy look with traditional photography. His experience has given him the knowledge of traditional photography, and the skills to know when and how to break those traditional rules and deliver a whole new look to his images, without retouching. He has...

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Thursday, February 28, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Tradewinds A
Phillip and Katie will share the secrets to their success selling glass photo boxes with their e-commerce company La Rousse. They went from nothing to about a quarter million dollars in sales in two years with nearly zero dollars in advertising. They’re paying themselves more than $1,000 per month while... ...read more...
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Katie Doherty

Katie Doherty is a wedding and portrait photographer. In November of 2014, she was searching online for photo packaging for client gifts. She wanted to find a glass photo box so that her clients could see their beautiful photos inside and not have a solid box obscuring what it held....

Phillip Van Nostrand
Phillipvn Photography

Phillip Van Nostrand is based in New York and California. With a strong background in photographing weddings, commercial, and lifestyle projects, he is an expert in capturing vivid, cinematic lifestyle imagery. He travels abroad once a year and has photographed 30+ countries. Phillip has been published in the New York Times,...

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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Performed by two recognized experts in their respective fields, this master class  addresses the most important but rarely discussed product of being a true photographic artist—the final print. Cheryl Kelleher Walsh—winner of over 60 WPPI Print and Image Competition Awards, leading underwater fine-art portrait photographer and successful portrait business owner—will... ...read more...
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Cheryl Walsh

Cheryl Walsh is an Orange County, California based Underwater Fine Art Photographer. Winner of multiple WPPI Print and Image Competition Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Winner of WPPI Grand Award 2016 Master Photographer distinction from WPPI Winner Canon Camera International CPS Image of the Year Award 2013...

Eric Joseph

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 C
Do you LOVE photography but are struggling to run a business? Do you want your photography business to succeed, make more than enough money to make this your full-time job and really bring your clients such an AMAZING experience that they want to shout it out from the rooftops? Then... ...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), international keynote speaker and a qualified Life and Photography Business Coach. At 25, Mark successfully turned his passion for photography from a hobby to home business, then into his Melbourne studio all within 18...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
  • Format: Demo
If you would like to see a dynamic lighting demonstration that will help you to use your lights differently and even create your own unique lighting sources, then this class is for you. James will demonstrate inventive and creative portraits with interesting solutions to many lighting conundrums. The techniques in... ...read more...
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James Musselwhite

A full time professional for over 15 years James has gained fellowships with the MPA & SWPP for his industry defining panel of portraiture. The panel has been a platform for James' incredibly successful ongoing work in the UK & abroad with the wrestling genre. His unique presentation skills deliver...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
  • Format: Demo
In this master class, Easton will show you his top three secrets for creating successful Facebook ads. He has spent over $25K on Facebook ad campaigns in the past two years and has made all of the mistakes for you already, so you can skip all that aggravation! He will... ...read more...
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Easton Reynolds

Easton Reynolds is the Founder of The Art of Six Figures, a business-changing marketing education platform for photographers. In 2012, Easton joined his wife in her New Jersey-based photography business, LuRey Photography, and immediately began putting his business background to use. LuRey Photography achieved 6 figures in its second year...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
Do you have stories you want to tell and things you want to say, but you're not quite sure how to translate those stories into compelling conceptual imagery? In this master class, Kris will give you tools you can use to spark your creativity and summon those stories you have... ...read more...
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Kris Anderson

Kris Anderson is an internationally award-winning theatre and performance photographer from Brisbane, Australia. Kris is well known for his illustrative personal projects, creating pieces with an uncanny ability to engage viewers by sparking recognition and empathy. He frequently explores narratives concerned with modern life, mental health, and the impact of...

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Thursday, February 28, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
The newest movement in digital photography is the move towards mirrorless cameras.  Come and see why Matthew the Body Kemmetmueller left the comfort of shooting DSLR to move his entire studio and staff to this new technology.  For this class you will get work with the latest Sony cameras and... ...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: Mariners B
Learn to modify available light to get great business or talent headshots with dynamic lighting, in urban or corporate/city locations. Choosing the right background, depth of field and angle of light is key for flattery and impact. Learn when to use off camera flash or LED lights for fill or... ...read more...
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Jon Yoshinaga

Suzette Allen has been a portrait photographer over 20 years and is passionate about sharing her craft with other entrepreneurs. Lighting is the key to any portrait and with Jon Yoshinaga’s 30 years’ experience in the industry as well, the two of them make a great team, teaching how to...

Suzette Allen

Suzette Allen has been a portrait photographer over 20 years and is passionate about sharing her craft with other entrepreneurs. Lighting is the key to any portrait and with Jon Yoshinaga’s 30 years’ experience in the industry as well, the two of them make a great team, teaching how to...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Follow Tracie through Vegas as she shows how simplicity and portability allow the creation of incredible imagery.  Tracie will be utilizing the reliable Olympus OM-D cameras and lenses along with Profoto’s B10 strobes to show the ultimate compact creative solution....
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  • Room: Mariners B
On this photowalk, you will get to combine incredible Las Vegas resort locations with a professional model and tons location lighting advice from Erik, an NYC assignment photographer. Erik will introduce you to various pieces of natural lighting equipment to help you tame bright sunlight while adding that extra pop... ...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. He specializes in commercial lifestyle photography and environmental portraiture with airy and energetic imagery defining his style and vision. Involved and committed to our industry, Erik is a Broncolor Ambassador and...

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  • Room: Mariners B
  • Format: Portfolio Building
This photo walk focuses on mastering the use of strobes and small flash. Johnson will show different ways to use these two creatively and show the advantages of various modifiers and gels to achieve his masterpieces by using single strobe, as well as techniques of creating with multiple light sources!...
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Johnson Wee
Johnson Wee Photography

Asian photographer Johnson Wee is a raw talent specializing in pre-wedding and engagement shoots. Hailing from a family of great professional photographers (granduncle was a Hon FBIPP), he had no interest in photography during his early years. It was until he took up the job of assistant photographer following his...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Celebrity Wedding Photographer Brian Marcus teaches you the benefits of using continuous LED lighting for weddings and portraits. The photo walk will cover the best time to use continuous LED  lights, how to get the shot quickly and teaches you how to create more dramatic portraits. ...
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Brian Marcus
Tiffen

Brian Marcus is an international and award-winning Wedding & Portrait photographer for one of the top studios in the industry for over 70 years. As one of the leading names in wedding photography, Brian has photographed high profile weddings for Lebron James, Ivanka Trump as well as Eddie Murphy. He...

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  • Room: Mariners B
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Daniel Woods
Focus Designs Inc.

Daniel Woods is a pioneering trail blazer photographer that is constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity and what’s possible in photography and cinematography.  His work has been featured by Sony Alpha Digital Imaging in some of their most prestigious events and to the press to highlight the features of their...

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Thursday, February 28, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: South Pacific AB
Insight to the world of high end luxury weddings and working with wedding planners in real world terms. Too often have we hear mis-truths and assumptions about working in this space. Ryan’s goal is to give you a road map to this market, guidelines to follow & un-cover who you... ...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: South Pacific CD
The feel of your brand goes beyond your logo, sexy color toning and fretted-over fonts—it has much more to do with your email tone, workflow and boundaries. From that first inquiry to the final delivery, the client is playing on your playground, not you on theirs. Keep clients happy by... ...read more...
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Laura Sullivan

Hi! We're Laura and Tim Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

Tim Sullivan

Hi! We're Tim and Laura Sullivan, and we really give a shit about keeping things honest in this crazy world. When we first became photographers, we didn't know who any other photogs were or what was trendy, which freed us up to focus on creating stuff that we would want to...

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  • Room: South Pacific E
Studio lighting and lighting a wedding are super different, right? Wrong! The techniques Susan uses in the studio are the same techniques she uses to cover a wedding day. From strobes to speedlights, video lights to reflectors, the tools are universal and the principles are the same. In this comprehensive... ...read more...
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Susan Stripling

Susan Stripling has been photographing weddings, portraits, and theater for almost eighteen years. She's won multiple awards at the prestigious Wedding and Portrait Photographers International 16x20 print competition including the Grand Award in Wedding Photojournalism and the Grand Award in Weddings.  She holds the prestigious Triple Master Status at WPPI...

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  • Room: South Pacific F
Do digital negatives hurt your business? If you're frustrated by clients who just want digitals, low print sales, sharing without permission, and poor referrals, this class will change your life!  Yes, a battle rages between Shoot ‘n Sharers and Capture ‘n Keepers, but don't let their noise drown out a... ...read more...
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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: Islander Ballroom D
In this session, Rachel, the founder of Love Stories TV (the first and only platform for wedding videos) and former head of social at Birchbox, will provide easy-to-follow tips and tricks for using social media to reach more people and book more business. She'll discuss tactics like tagging, vertical video,... ...read more...
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Rachel Silver

Rachel Jo Silver is the founder of Love Stories TV, a video platform for wedding planning and inspiration, bringing engaged couples and event professionals together in a uniquely visual community. With its large collection of data-enriched wedding films, submitted by brides and videographers from all over the world, Love Stories...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom E
Innovate, elevate, differentiate or give it all away. On an average, 52 million photos are uploaded to Instagram each day—how will you stand out? In this thought-provoking talk, Marcus—one of Australia’s most awarded and internationally recognized wedding and portrait photographers—will challenge you to distinguish yourself as a photographer using your... ...read more...
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Marcus Bell

Marcus has built a photography studio recognized internationally for the creativity, quality and professionalism of their work. Marcus’ natural ability to capture the spirit and character of the people he photographs forms the base of the studio’s signature style. His highly emotive, documentary style, and his quiet, unassuming approach have...

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  • Room: Islander Ballroom I
Lifestyle newborn photography has gained a lot of popularity in the industry. In order to execute an on-location lifestyle newborn session safely, you must have a routine, posing and guiding skills and the ability to troubleshoot tricky situations like low light, fussy babies, difficult siblings and more. Elena will teach... ...read more...
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Elena Blair

Elena S Blair is an award winning Lifestyle Family & Newborn photographer based in Seattle, WA. Elena has photographed hundreds of families making her Seattle's most sought after lifestyle portrait photographer. Her work and words have been featured on popular online publications like The Huffington Post, Click & Co Blog,...

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Friday, March 01, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Islander Ballroom ABCFGH
​A gifted communicator and storyteller, portrait photographer Platon shares his experience photographing an eclectic mix of world leaders, celebrities, our men and women in the military, members of the civil rights movement and human rights champions. He takes his audience on a roller coaster of emotions—from laughter to tears—with the... ...read more...
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Platon Antoniou

After working for British Vogue for several years, Platon was invited to New York City to work for the late John Kennedy Jr. and his political magazine, George. Shooting portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ and The...

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Friday, March 01, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Mariners B
Learn to work in visually boring environments as Rocco shares his secrets on mastering light and focal lengths to make the most of ANY situation. On this photo walk, you will learn how to create interesting light using flash, modifiers and continuous light sources and explore the relationship between light, focal... ...read more...
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Rocco Ancora

Awarded Grand Master with WPPI and AIPP 
 Italian born and Australian based photographer Rocco Ancora is one of the most prolific and awarded photographers in the wedding and portrait industry. His work is often described as emotive, dramatic, romantic and has reached a level of sophistication only possible by his...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Have a destination shoot? A job with multiple locations? No need to lug all your big, heavy gear. Let Will show you how to make the most of speedlights, modifiers and some "found objects" to get the most out of your shoots—whether they’re portraits, headshots, candids or on-location—and still get... ...read more...
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Will Cadena

Will Cadena is a photographer who combines a modern, edgy look with traditional photography. His experience has given him the knowledge of traditional photography, and the skills to know when and how to break those traditional rules and deliver a whole new look to his images, without retouching. He has...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Cynthia will teach you how to capture pregnant woman in their best form while embracing their new curvy bodies. In this photo walk, Cynthia will show you how to master 5 maternity poses in any scenery for any body type. She will have maternity models posing in Belle Threads newest... ...read more...
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Cynthia Batista
Capturing Beauty Photography

Cynthia Batista is the Owner and Lead Photographer of Capturing Beauty Photography, a full-service boutique studio in Nutley, NJ specializing in Maternity and Newborn Portraits. As a wife and mother of two small children she understands the importance of capturing the beauty of motherhood and new life joys for growing...

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  • Room: Mariners B
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Carla Durante

Carla Durante is a fashion, newborn, and family photographer specializing in underwater portraiture.  In her native Brazil, she has become synonymous with underwater work, being featured in numerous magazines and television shows.  Carla began her career as Art Editor for a major Television network, and today she is co-founder and Vice President...

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  • Room: Mariners B
Join David Hakamaki on an amazing photo walk as he shows you how to photograph a senior session that will up your game. David is nationally recognized for his stunning work with seniors, including creative lighting, posing and location selection. Bring your camera and inspiration as you take your senior... ...read more...
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David Hakamaki
Owner
Cutting Edge Photography

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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Friday, March 01, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • 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. Learn marketing and pricing strategies as... ...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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  • Room: Tradewinds B
Bridal shows aren't dead. We have just been doing them wrong. In this case study, Ben will show you exactly how he closed $70,000 in new sales from one show. You will learn: the seven rules you MUST follow in order to rock your next bridal show (and not waste... ...read more...
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Ben Hartley

Ben Hartley is a dynamic photographer, inspiring educator, and modern influencer. Ben is founder of Style & Story based in Columbus, OH and named one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the Country in 2017. Ben is the host of the weekly Six Figure Photography Podcast and the Do...

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  • Room: Tradewinds C
  • Format: Hands-on
Over the years, Peter has had the privilege to mentor many professional photographers. But the one thing that most seem to have a problem with is studio lighting. Setting up two lights on each side of a subject renders your portraits looking flat and lifeless, but it doesn’t have to... ...read more...
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Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis is a worldwide award-winning photographer with a unique style. His superb images have been by recognised by all 4 of the UK's Photographic organisations (BIPP, MPA, RPS and SWPP. 3 in Wedding and 1 in Portraiture) who have awarded him their highest Fellowship qualification. Peter is one of...

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  • Room: Tradewinds D
Taking great photos is not enough for you to be successful in the photography business. You need to have the marketing skills to make sure you stand out in this crowded field. Jeff, a successful and world-renowned photographer, is going to share his tips to ensure that your photography business... ...read more...
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Jeff Cable

Jeff Cable started his professional photography career in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2004, photographing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Since then he has earned respect around the globe, and is best known for capturing photos for the US Olympic Committee. He has photographed the last five Olympic games, including...

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  • Room: Tradewinds E
Are you afraid of making your own competition prints? Are you paying too much for others to do it for you? Prints made by Yaneck through WASIO Master Print won numerous WPPI awards in 2018. In this class, Yaneck will share his approach to final editing and printing so you... ...read more...
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Sasha Wasiek

Sasha together with her husband Yaneck are the founders and owners of WASIO photography, WASIO faces, and WASIO Master Print. Sasha started their professional photography career 6 years ago in Chicago. In early 2017 Sasha and Yaneck decided to move to San Diego to expand their business to Southern California.   Sasha...

Yaneck Wasiek

WASIO's work has been featured in Rangefinder magazine, Canon & Moab Paper booths, and won numerous PPA & WPPI awards and recognition including Loan Collections, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in Portrait Categories. WASIO was named Most Talented Photographer of the Year by Magic Lens and Portrait Photographer of the...

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  • Room: Tradewinds F
If you want to really up your game when it comes to photographing actors, dancers and other performers on and off the stage (whether at a preschool or Carnegie Hall), this is a class you won't want to miss. Ron Wyatt, international photo tour leader and two-time Olympic Games photographer,... ...read more...
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Ron Wyatt
Photographer
Ron Wyatt Photography

Ron Wyatt's first experience with photography was an unsuccessful photo documentation of his honeymoon. Armed with a borrowed Instamatic camera, he learned that camera shake will not produce great photos. A self-taught photographer, Ron has covered the NBA, NFL, MLB, and two Summer Olympic Games. His photos have appeared in...

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