About the Conference

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

Roberto Valenzuela at WPPI Conference

The biggest wedding and portrait photography show in the country, WPPI offers an affordable education and photo walk program that features the leading photography instructors from around the world. Over the course of four days, WPPI features 200-plus 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 PLUS Class or intensive Master Class, or get inspirational training on our professionally led Photo Walks.

The 2019 conference will run February 25-March 1 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Sign up to get updates on WPPI 2019.

WPPI offers Photography Classes and Training from a Wide Variety of Educational Tracks

WPPI classes come in a diverse and wide-ranging selection of tracks for portrait and wedding photographers, including:

  • Boudoir
  • Business & Marketing
  • Drones
  • Filmmaking
  • Inspirational
  • Lighting & Posing
  • Maternity/Newborn
  • Motion/Cinemagraphs
  • Motivational
  • Photo Booth
  • Portrait
  • Sports/Action
  • Technical & Design
  • Wedding
  • Workflow

Learn from the top professionals in the industry in an intimate classroom setting, or dive into hands-on PLUS or Master Classes and day-long intensives.

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 Full Platform Pass gives you access to over 50 Platform classes. There is no pre-registration for Platform Classes; they are offered 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.

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 filmmaking topics.

Photo Walks are exclusive, 90-minute shootouts limited to 25 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.