WPPI is the largest show for professional, amateur and emerging wedding and portrait photographers and filmmakers, drawing attendees from all over the world for 4 days of conference, content and business building interaction. Those who come to the show not only identify new equipment, products and services but also use WPPI as an opportunity to grow their network, connect with one another and exhibiting brands.
While exploring the show floor, you can touch, test, and compare the latest products, discover new trends and solutions, and find some amazing deals and offers on photo equipment and accessories while networking with fellow photographers and building relationships that will help grow your photography business. Where else will you find Canon, Nikon, Sony, Epson, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Sigma, Tamron, and many, many others all in one place?
Not only does WPPI’s show floor feature the latest cameras, lenses, printers, accessories and services from the biggest and best photography brand names, but it also hosts special events and presentations for wedding and portrait photographers that will spark your creativity and help you take your skills to the next level.
You can hone your craft by learning the latest tips, tricks, and shooting techniques from industry leaders at the WPPI Show Floor Theater, and then take your best shot and pad your portfolio at shooting bays featuring live models and the opportunity to try out the latest equipment.
Wednesday, February 27, 10am – 5pm
Thursday, February 28, 10am – 5pm
Friday, March 1, 10am – 1pm
The biggest wedding and portrait photography show in the country, WPPI offers an affordable education program that features the leading photography instructors from around the world. Over the course of four days, WPPI features more than 175 portrait and wedding photography classes, with training in a wide range of photographic subjects. Past speakers include Lindsay Adler, Sue Bryce, Jerry Ghionis, Peter Hurley, Josh Thompson, Amber and Garrette Baird, Charley Voorhis, Julieanne Kost, Tamara Lackey, Joe McNally, Brooke Shaden, Susan Stripling, Roberto Valenzuela [pictured above], Jose Villa, and many others.
You can also enhance your educational experience at WPPI by purchasing an All Access Pass and attending an in-depth PLUS Class or intensive Master Class, or get inspirational training on our professionally led Photo Walks.
All Access Pass – Includes access to all class types (Platform, Master, PLUS, and Photo Walks), Keynotes, Live Judging, and the show floor. All Access Pass holders can register for PLUS Classes, Master Classes and Photo Walks within the registration system on a first-come, first-served basis. Platform Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early.
Platform Pass – Includes access to Platform Classes, Keynotes, Live Judging, and the show floor. Platform Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early.
Expo Only Pass – Includes access to the show floor.
A Platform Class is a 90-minute, theatre-style session that prepares you for everything from becoming a better photographer to running a more successful and profitable business, and beyond. Learning tracks include Boudoir, Business & Marketing, Inspirational/Motivational, Lighting & Posing, Maternity/Newborn, Photo Booth, Portrait, Sports/Action, Technical & Design, Wedding, and Workflow. A Platform Pass gives you access to over 40 Platform classes. Platform Classes are offered to Platform Pass and All Access Pass holders on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early.
A PLUS Class is a one-day, intimate and intensive learning experience. Limited to 25 participants per class. There are two formats for our PLUS Classes. One is you will experience classroom learning through a 2-hour presentation followed by hands-on training out of the classroom on a photo walk. The other is you remain in the classroom for the duration of the class. Total time for both formats is 6 hours including a lunch break. All sessions are taught by one of our world-class photography instructors. PLUS Classes are included with the All Access Pass. All Access Pass holders can register for PLUS Classes within the registration system on a first-come, first-served basis.
A Master Class is a focused two-hour, hands-on session limited to 50 participants that provides a detailed learning experience. Master Class tracks cover a wide variety of vital photography and film making topics. Master Classes are included with the All Access Pass. All Access Pass holders can register for Master Classes within the registration system on a first-come, first-served basis.
Photo Walks are exclusive, 90-minute shootouts limited to 12 people each that focus on teaching participants to sharpen their observation and composition skills while shooting alongside an industry leader. Each Photo Walk will demonstrate the leader’s unique skill set, including everything from off-camera lighting, posing, gear and lens selection and much, much more. Photo Walks are included with the All Access Pass. All Access Pass holders can register for Photo Walks within the registration system on a first-come, first-served basis.