Friday, March 8th (12:00 PM - 7:30 PM) - Saturday, March 9th (8:30 AM - 7:00 PM)
WPPI University is a 2-day workshop for emerging photographers who envision a successful future in photography. Sharpen your technical skills, learn how to run a profitable business, and break out on your own using top marketing tips from industry leaders! And make sure you bring your portfolio (digital or print formats). You'll have a chance to get your images reviewed and critiqued by top professionals. A WPPI Full Conference Pass is not required to register for WPPI U. Register Now!
Portfolio Review information:
You may bring a print or digital portfolio
Your one-on-one or group review with 1 of our judges will take up to 5 minutes. Judges will critique portfolios by identifying strengths/weaknesses and give overall advice on how to best showcase your portfolio.
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Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10 (9:00AM - 6:00PM)
WPPI's prestigious Awards of Excellence 16x20 Print Competition allows photographers to submit their best 16x20 prints for a chance at WPPI's top honors! Prints in a variety of categories covering Wedding, Photojournalism, Portrait, Commercial and Composite are judged live on March 9-10, 2013 during the WPPI Conference + Expo in Las Vegas by an esteemed panel of judges. All WPPI 2013 attendees with a Full Conference Pass are welcome to view live judging.
Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
The WPPI Award of Excellence Album Competition is the leading album competition for wedding and portrait photographers. Submit your best wedding, engagement, event or videography album for live judging at 2013 WPPI Conference + Expo on March 9-10, 2013. WPPI attendees with a Full Conference Pass are welcome to attend.
Saturday, March 9th (8:30 PM to 11:30 PM)
MGM Grand Conference Center – Come be inspired, educated, challenged and entertained as Jerry Ghionis shows how he brings out the best in his subjects and his locations during this LIVE shoot. Jerry will show how to make an ordinary location look extraordinary and how to use existing ambient light, on and off camera flash and the Ice Light to great effect. He’ll choose people and props from the audience to photograph, and his in-camera artistry will be instantly displayed on a big screen. Stay to enjoy the cash bar, music, dancing and karaoke too. Free to WPPI University attendees and all WPPI attendees with a Full Conference Pass.
Sunday, March 10th, (2:00PM - 5:00PM)
Attendees and Press will get a sneak peek at the latest and greatest products from WPPI’s exhibitors before the trade show even opens. WPPI’s Launch Pad will be open to all media and all WPPI attendees. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.
Sunday, March 10 (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
All WPPI attendees are invited to attend a night of great music, entertainment, fun, and networking provided by Canon. The Canon event, an annual tradition, is always one of the highlights at WPPI and will surely live on in everyone’s memories and photos too. Open to all attendees with a Full Conference Pass.
Monday, March 11 (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Some of the most fun and best connections are made during WPPI outside the classroom. Sony will be treating WPPI attendees to an exciting night celebrating photography and everyone who loves it. Attendees are encouraged to bring their enthusiasm, their camera, and their business cards too. Open to all attendees with a Full Conference Pass.
Tuesday, March 12 (8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
Hosted by Professional Photographer Kevin Kubota, Photographer’s Ignite will feature experienced and upcoming photographers sharing their cool techniques, trends, ideas and inspirations in 5-minute presentations related to photography as a profession in this fast-paced, exciting and often very funny event. Open to all attendees with a Full Conference Pass.
Tuesday, March 12th (9:30 PM to 11:30 PM)
MGM Grand – Grand Pool Complex, Producers Pool, sponsored by RED and Triple Scoop Music. After being inspired at Photographers Ignite, put on something white and join hundreds of your friends for a poolside party under the stars at this nighttime social event. Enjoy food, drinks and music into the night. Attendees are encouraged to dress in all or almost all white. Free to WPPI attendees with a Full Conference Pass.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
The WPPI 2013 Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Nikon and Adorama, is a prestigious event that honors the winners of the 2013 Award of Excellence Print & Album Competitions along with four winners of the International Photography Competitions. The high-spirited celebration includes refreshments and food. The WPPI Awards Ceremony is also sponsored in part by Graphistudio and Triple Scoop Music. Open to all attendees with a Full Conference Pass.
MGM Grand Las Vegas