Every year in February, WPPI is held right here in my hometown - Vegas! I am so ecstatic that I get to attend this year! All thanks to my amazing boss. Last year, WPPI attracted 16,000 attendees from all over the world. This year they are predicting it to be the biggest event in their history.
For those of you who don't know what WPPI is, let me explain. WPPI is a professional organization that exists to help member photographers by providing them with exclusive information, programs and professional services to assist with their photographic artistry and business needs. WPPI is the largest annual expo and conference in the United States for aspiring and professional photographers. They have a line-up of speakers and a diverse menu of special events. Over a 5 day span, there are over 150 classes and workshops taught by professional photographers, teaching their ways of business from techniques in Photoshop, to how to sell to your clients. The cool part? The actual tradeshow! WPPI draws in 330 different exhibitors and vendors from printing labs, to camera bag companies!
If you are an aspiring photographer, this is a great opportunity to soak up a TON of knowledge that will last you a lifetime. This will be my first year but I have heard that it changes your life! One thing I am super bummed about is that the deadline for the print competition that they hold is in 3 days so I can't enter in that :( But that's okay! There's always next year.
I can't wait to meet new people and learn all kinds of amazing things from all the amazing, inspiring photographers from all over the world! I'll be sure to keep you updated while at the expo. I'm bringing my laptop and will be blogging about my experience in between my classes.
Are you attending WPPI? I'd love to meet my fellow bloggers!