Joe McNally has been recognized amongst the 100 most important people in photography. His career has spanned over 30 years with assignments in over 50 countries, including shooting cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, & The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He’s lauded for his ability to produce technically and logistically complex assignments with expert use of color and light.
From Photo Booth props to sparkly tops, be sure not to miss our annual Opening Party on Sunday, March 1st! Opening its doors at 8 PM exclusively for WPPI Full Platform Pass holders, the MGM’s legendary Hakkasan nightclub will set the scene for a night of drinks, glitzy photo opps, and dancing to the beats of the resident DJ. Join your colleagues, WPPI speakers, and partners for the event of the week. Attendees are welcome to stay past 10 when doors open to the public without cover charge; must be 21 and older (with proof of ID) to attend. Dress to impress!
The 16x20 Live Judging is perhaps one of the most unique educational tenets of WPPI. Imagine a portfolio review in which each of your images are reviewed by a panel of five expert photographers in the wedding and portrait industry. Not only will you be able to hear the critique of your submitted images, but you’ll also get to compare your work to your colleagues’. You’ll learn about the judging process — what components of imagery, composition and lighting are given precedence over others and how your colleagues are earning their points in the Honors of Excellence accolade program. Becoming such an integral part of the revision process will give you the insight needed to enhance your print and film products.
The most prestigious event of WPPI and annually for wedding and portrait photographers, the Honors of Excellence Awards ceremony is the finale of the conference and attracts over 1,000 photographers to celebrate both emerging and established photographers. Join us on Wednesday night, from 6 – 9 PM as we celebrate them, their work, and provide inspiration for each audience member. *Must purchase a Full Conference Pass to attend.
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