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The Best Photographers Are Coming To WPPI. Will You Be There Too?

March 6, 2016

By RF Staff

It's all happening now through Thursday at WPPI in Las Vegas! This could be the best week of your life—over 250 exhibitors and manufacturers from every major photography company are on hand now at the MGM Grand, as well as master photographers offering up their creative insight. Oh yeah, plus there's an open bar party tonight that you're not going to want to miss at Hakkasan!

Join us for the three-day WPPI expo (March 7 to 9) to touch, try and compare the latest cameras, lenses, accessories, software, printers, photography services and more from the biggest and best brand names in the industry. Talk one-on-one with technical pros and enjoy free presentations on the show floor by industry experts.

Photos © Karen Seifert

A presentation last year given by photographer Peter Hurley. Photo © Karen Seifert

Stimulate Your Creative Talents!
Classes are filling up! Improve your craft and learn from some of the best photographers in the world. Don't miss out—this is the opportunity of a lifetime to get a hands-on learning experience by adding a Photo Walk, PLUS Class or Master Class to your schedule. Full Platform Pass holders have access to up to 80 platform classes, and all special events. To see the registration options and rates, check out the WPPI attendee information page.

You can save 20% on any Photo Walk, PLUS Class or Master Class by using promo code TWENTY when you login and register here. (Please note: this promo code applies to class purchases starting March 6).

And if you come on down tonight, don't forget your dancing shoes! Full Platform Pass holders are welcome to join us at the Opening Night party at Hakkasan sponsored by Canon and Bay Photo. Enjoy a free food buffet, open bar, glitzy photo opps, and dancing to the house DJ. Please note: admission is on a first-come, first-served basis so please arrive early and bring your WPPI badge.

Starting at 10:30 p.m., Hakkasan will open to all WPPI attendees (with no cover charge) sponsored by Chimera. Must be 21-and-over with valid ID and adhere to the dress code: no sneakers, work boots, athletic wear (women/men), sandals, shorts or hats (men only).

Full Platform Pass holders can also have access to the keynote presentation by marketing master and portrait photographer Sue Bryce on Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. Her presentation "Amp Up Your In-Person Sales" will show you how to revolutionize in-person portrait sales, and how you can boost your photography business with confidence!


Photographer Kevin Kubota provides tips and advice to an audience at WPPI last year.

And if you're overwhelmed by all the opportunity at WPPI, don't panic! Download the 2016 WPPI Mobile App today and have all the information you'll need throughout the week—search the entire special events and class schedule by type, track, speaker, and find your class rooms. You can also see the exhibitor list, use keyword search features to select by products/services, and view the Grand Ballroom and the Marquee floor plan to find exhibitors by booth number. Want more advice for a successful WPPI experience? Check out our survival guide written by the WPPI director himself, Jason Groupp.