August Member News

by Staff

August 01, 2011WPPI NYC @ PHOTOPLUS
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announces WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus, the first ever WPPI trade show to take place on the East Coast. WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus will debut during PPE this fall in a new exhibit space at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus will host a full
day of educational programs for professional photographers on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. A two-day tradeshow will follow on October 27–28, 2011 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. each day.

All WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus classes and the trade show will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Registered WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus attendees will also have full access to attend the PhotoPlus Expo trade show.

The pre-registration rate to attend all WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus classes, the WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus trade show and PhotoPlus Expo trade show is $99. On-site registration will be $150. Registration details will be announced soon. In addition, all registered attendees of PhotoPlus Expo will have full access to WPPI NYC @ PhotoPlus.

And, for the first time, WPPI will be holding a 16 x 20 competition in conjunction with WPPI NYC!  Judging will be held in Los Angeles, and the top scoring prints will hang in the WPPI NYC Pavilion at the Javits Center.  The contest is now open and you can enter at:  Trophies will be awarded to first-place winners and they also receive a one-year WPPI membership and a free registration with guest to WPPI 2012.  Accolade points will be awarded to WPPI members for prints scoring 80 or above.  A Wedding and Portrait Grand Award winner will be chosen and will be recognized at the WPPI 2012 Convention and Trade Show.  Prints must be received no later than 9/23/2011.  Enter now!

We’re back out on the road again with our 3rd annual, eight-city Road Trip, which starts this August. It will be a one-day event in each city, with four speakers covering wedding, portrait, Photoshop/Lightroom and business/marketing. Lunch will be included with snacks, and will conclude with a networking cocktail party.

Cities / Dates:
Long Beach, CA - August 8.
San Jose, CA - August 10
Columbus, OH - August 15
Chicago, IL - August 17
Philadelphia, PA – August 22
Boston, MA – August 25
Austin, TX – September 19
New Orleans, LA – September 22
Visit for more information.

What you didn’t learn in college, you’ll learn at WPPI U.
WPPI U will be a 2 1/2 day workshop with a full slate of classes for emerging photographers. Classes will cover all of the essentials you need to know for your new business from top professionals in the industry.

Attendees will receive a course completion certificate from WPPI and a “WPPI U” t-shirt.
Speakers: Tamara Lackey — host, Sal Cincotta, Lindsay Adler, Jasmine Star, Doug Gordon,
Craig Heidemann, Sue Bryce, Blair & Suzanne Phillips, Gene Ho, Michael Gilbert, Tim Meyer
WPPI is now part of the Nielsen Photo Group and is offering some exciting new membership plans to help photographers make the most of everything WPPI has to offer!

Get the Best of Both with Double Benefits, Great Discounts and Exposure

Become a Member of the Most Exclusive Professional Photography Community
Enjoy Joint Membership Opportunities

BASIC Membership
: $125 – A Budget Friendly Solution Including Benefits:

Welcome package includes membership card, certificate, PhotoServe and WPPI pins, decal

Listing on PhotoServe, our portfolio display site

Listing on PhotoSource, the most comprehensive resource directory of photography vendors and services

Special vendor discounts

Discounts on contest entry fees (WPPI 16 x 20 Competition, Album Competition, members-only competitions and PDN contests)

Subscriptions to PDN and Rangefinder magazines, a $85 value. PDN subscription includes online access and digital edition

 Gold Expo Pass for PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo. Valued at $79, this includes admission to the show floor and keynote sessions

For additional $150 get Discount ASMP Membership (regularly priced ASMP membership $225). Discount offer good for New/First Time Members only from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Access to all ASMP Associate member benefits with special membership rate for these admission dates only. Hard copy of the ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography, the classic guide to running your business, will be supplied upon renewal of membership. Associate members receive full Web access, access to all insurance and discount programs, chapter participation, staff consultations, and access to all education events and the benefits of ASMP’s extensive advocacy. Contact Elena Goertz, for discount . See ASMP for more information

*For Canada- Membership: $145 International membership: $175 If you have a membership now, offer starts when old one expires.

ELITE Membership: $299 – Features all Benefits of the Basic Membership, PLUS a Portfolio

A membership is one of the most affordable marketing tools a photographer can use to be seen by thousands of consumers looking to hire photographers. Includes:

- Space for up to 10 images or video clips for 1 portfolio
- Inclusion in the iPhone/iPad app
- Bio, specialties, client and awards listed with hotlinks to your website
- Monthly newsletter e-mailed to over 15,000 industry people and links back to the site, driving traffic.
- Dedicated web address for your portfolio
- Ability to track your individual image stats
- Discounts with partner Agency Access for mail lists*
-Ongoing new features and technology updates at no extra charge
- Excellent customer support!

*Special events and discounts with Agency Access. PDN PhotoServe members receive a 15% discount with our partner Agency Access. Contact them by email: or
at 1-800 704-9817 for details.

*For Canada- Membership with Portfolio: $319 For International Membership with Portfolio: $349

For more information and to purchase this value-added membership contact:

Kristie Nilsson: or 646-654-5812 is part of The Nielsen Photo Group that includes:
PDN PhotoSource – IPNstock
PhotoPlus – PDNedu – Emerging
Photographer -WPPI and Rangefinder Magazine
Rangefinder celebrates Children, Family, and Senior photography in August. From world-renowned shooters like Ireland's Padraic Deasy, to newer shooters like Karim Malik, whose stars  are quickly rising in the industry, we highlight both the classic styles of family and childrens photography alongside the exciting new styles that senior photography clients are raving about!

The August issue is online now at:

WPPI Marketplace
Also, head over to WPPI’s new Marketplace ( where you can find Album 2009 for the discounted price of $44.99 plus postage. Additional WPPI Albums from 2001/2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008 are also available at discounted rates.

AfterCapture's Pix Digital Imaging Contest
The 2011 AfterCapture PIX Digital Imaging Contest recognizes excellence and innovation in digital imaging including retouching, CGI, 3D, compositing and other post-production techniques.

Each category winner will receive:

• Canon PowerShot G12 or Nikon COOLPIX P7000
• Complete Nik Software Collection
• PhotoServe Portfolio ($860 value)
• Full registration to WPPI 2012 and three MasterClasses
• Gold Pass to the 2011 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo
• Image and Series winners will receive a feature in AfterCapture magazine
• Student winners will receive a one-page profile in AfterCapture magazine
• One-year subscription to Photo District News magazine

Visit for more information and to enter

Vote now in Australia's Deadly Awards!
The Deadly Awards is the night of nights for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. Strong finalists in all categories reflect a big year of achievement across Australia. WPPI member Michael Cook is one of five artists to be selected for the prestigious Visual Artist of the year award to be announced at a red carpet event at Sydney's Opera House on September 27th. You can vote at

Voting closes 10th September 2011.

Drive Savers Inc.
DriveSavers, Inc. was the first company to successfully recover data from digital cameras and is recommended by all digital camera manufacturers to perform data recovery on their digital media products.  To learn more about DriveSavers Data Recovery services for digital cameras and special programs for digital arts, visit:

Wells Fargo Benefits
Today’s mortgage rates remain at historically low levels, providing opportunities for eligible homeowners to lower their monthly mortgage payments by refinancing. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and The Employee Mortgage Program& have programs that can help eligible customers who were previously unable to qualify for refinancing. While mortgage rates are low, now may be the time to look into refinancing with a lender committed to responsible lending principles. The Employee Mortgage Program® from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage continues to offer quality refinance choices that address many of the unique challenges facing homeowners today.  Act Now.(

Take advantage of today’s low rates and refinance programs. Contact us at 1-800-821-9202 or

"Shoot Things Your Own Damn Way!
In this live Internet broadcast workshop, John Michael Cooper from Alt F Photography will empower you to do just that! You will learn that following the masses makes you an also-ran and caps your earnings. Truly expressing yourself and turning your back on the overpopulated middle ground makes you stand out, and your clients will love you.

Date: Oct. 18th 2011

Tickets are $85 and are available from"

Photo Venture IV with Kenny Kim and Friends (Featuring special guest Bob Davis)
Ciao! Whether you are a professional wedding photographer or someone just starting out, this a perfect opportunity to learn and be inspired to become a better photographer. You will absolutely fall in love with Italy. If this is your first time there, PhotoVenture is the best way to capture your experience, rebirth your creativity/passion and document lasting memories. If you have already been to Italy before, then we do not need to twist your arm to go back - except to mention that you get to travel back there with a company of friends & photographers that share your passion!

Date: November 14-20th, 2011
Location: Venice, Italy (and the Veneto Region)
Web site and registration: /

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