ABOUT WPPI

About the Show

Discover the Latest Trends in Wedding & Portrait Photography at WPPI

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?

Things to See and Do on the Show Floor

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.

Show Hours

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10AM-4PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10AM-4PM
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10AM-3PM

About the Conference

Attend WPPI & Learn from the Top Photographers and Filmmakers in the World

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 five 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 adding an in-depth Intensive or Master Class, or get inspirational training on our professionally led Photo Walks.

Registration Options

Platform Pass – Includes access to Platform Classes, Live Judging, Honors of Excellence Awards Ceremony, and the show floor. Platform Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early.

Show Floor Pass – Includes access to Live Judging, Honors of Excellence Awards Ceremony, and the show floor.

Class Types

A Platform Class is a 90-minute, theater-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 Conference Platform Pass gives you access to over 40 Platform classes. Platform Classes are offered to Conference Platform Pass holders on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest arriving at least 15 minutes early.

An Intensive Class is a 6-hour intimate and intensive learning experience including a break for lunch on your own. Limited to 25 participants per class. All sessions are taught by one of our world-class photography instructors. Intensive Classes can be purchased as an add-on with any registration.

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 can be purchased as an add-on with any registration.

Photo Walks are two-hour hands-on opportunities limited to 18 people each that focuses 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 can be purchased as an add-on with any registration.

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