Visit Us at WPPI in Las Vegas; Get a Free Expo Pass

Heading to Las Vegas for WPPI, Feb. 26 – 28? If so, click HERE to claim your free passes, courtesy of LexJet and be sure to visit us at Booth #233 during the Expo.

When you stop by our booth, meet Roberto Venezuela, award-winning photographer and member of the Canon Explorer of Light program and see his world-renowned work. Venezuela and LexJet are partnering up for a contest where one lucky person will walk away a big winner simply by taking a picture! Stop by Booth #233 for all the details.

We also will have Canon PRO-Series printer and Fundy Design Software demonstrations to show how these tools can help you increase your profitability and offer unique applications to your clients.

Additional products on display include:

If you are interested in learning about Canon printers prior to the expo, you can attend the Canon PRO-Series webinar on Feb. 15 and receive additional savings on your printer purchase. LexJet technical director Michael Clementi be at WPPI to answer questions regarding the benefits of in-house printing.

Don’t forget to ask about our show specials on select LexJet Sunset media and how you can get a free copy of Fundy Software. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Get Your Free WPPI Expo Pass Now

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If you’re heading to the WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference and Expo next month in Las Vegas, you can get a free expo pass now, courtesy of LexJet.

Go to the WPPI registration page and, when prompted, enter promo code EXIV167364.

While you’re at the WPPI Expo, be sure to swing by booth #116 and say hello to the LexJet crew. We’ll be featuring the latest PRO Series printer from Canon, LexJet Sunset fine art papers, photo papers and canvas.

You won’t want to miss it! If you have questions about WPPI, give us a call at 800-453-9538.

Free 3-day WPPI Expo Pass

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If you’re heading to the Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference & Expo in March, be sure to register early and get a free three-day Expo Pass ($35 value), courtesy of LexJet. When you fill out your online registration in advance, select “Expo Only” to receive free admission to the Expo halls. Go HERE to register and get your free Expo pass.

And be sure visit LexJet at Booth #1577 to check out our latest canvas products, watch a printing demo with our Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6400 printer and GOframe stretcher bar system and view a gallery of beautiful wedding portraits printed on a variety of media.

We hope to see you in Las Vegas March 7-9, 2016!

WPPI Announces Speaker Lineup for WPPI U

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announced today its speaker and instructor line-up for WPPI U, taking place Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at WPPI 2013 in Las Vegas. This university-style, two-day workshop provides the fundamentals of photography to help today’s up-and-coming photographers strengthen their shooting skills and learn how to be successful in their business and marketing practices, according to WPPI.

Educational seminars for professional photographersScheduled to teach at WPPI U are renowned professional photographers Jerry Ghionis, Kevin Kubota,  Henk Van Kooten, Doug Gordon, Moshe Zusman, Lindsey Adler, JP Elario, Jared Platt, Tim Meyer and many more.

All WPPI 2013 classes, events and trade show will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas from March 7-14.

WPPI U classes will include topics such as:

  • Lighting and Posing
  • Business and Branding
  • Marketing
  • Postproduction (Lightroom and Photoshop)
  • Social Media
  • Weddings, Portraits, and Seniors

Each class is two hours and a Portfolio Review and Reception for participants will be hosted at the conclusion of the first day. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from WPPI and a WPPI U T-shirt. The advance-purchase price for WPPI U is $125 for the two-day program if purchased online by March 6. The onsite price is $150. WPPI U sponsors include: Graphistudio, Bay Photo, Sigma, Millers, Adobe and more.

Registration (Http://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowWPP131/?flowcode=ATT) for WPPI 2013 and is open now. Registration rates are $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-members. These rates include one free guest, all Platform classes, special events and a three-day pass to WPPI.

For more information about WPPI 2013 and all of its workshops and events, go to: www.wppionline.com/wppi-show.shtml

Last Chance to Enter Top Knots Wedding Photo Contest

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the wedding photography focused Top Knots photo contest. Among other prizes, the Grand Prize winner receives a round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations and a registration pass for classes at WPPI 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, March 11-13.

PDNFirst Place winners in each category get a Nikon DSLR camera, a basic WPPI Membership and other cash-value prizes, as well as their images featured in the May 2013 issue of Photo District News and in a special Top Knots Winner’s gallery at PDNonline.com.

Categories include Videos, Engagement Photos, Getting Ready, Ceremonies, Portraits, Receptions, Details and Candids. Judges are Rebecca Crumley, Weddings Photo Director, The Knot Inc.; Agha Muzam, Photo Editor, Martha Stewart Weddings; Jessica Latimer, Managing Editor, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style; and Jason Groupp, Director, WPPI.

Entry fees are $45 per image and $60 per series (membership discounts are available). A series must be related visually and has a limit of six images.

Again, the deadline is tomorrow, Jan. 15. For more information, rules and to enter, go to www.topknotscontest.com.

WPPI’s Awards of Excellence Now Accepting Entries

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is now accepting submissions for its annual Awards of Excellence 16×20 Print and Album Competitions. In related news, professional photographer Ken Sklute has been appointed Consulting Director, WPPI Print and Album Competitions, and will oversee the competition rules, submissions, judging and the Awards of Excellence ceremony during the WPPI Conference and Expo.

Photography competitionKen Sklute has been honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation shared by only 60 top photographers worldwide. During his 38-year photographic career, Ken has been named Photographer of the Year a total of 32 times between Arizona, New York, and California. Ken spends much of his time teaching and lecturing, both nationally and internationally.

Photographers are welcome to submit their 16×20-inch Print entries for consideration in the following categories…

Wedding Division: Bride and Groom Together (Wedding Day), Bride and Groom Together (other than Wedding Day), Bride or Groom Alone (Wedding Day), Bride or Groom Alone (other than Wedding Day), Bridal Party; Engagement, and Wedding Details.

Portrait Division: Children, High School, Senior, Individual, Group, Animals/Pets, and Glamour/Boudoir.

Commercial Division: Scientific/Individual, Illustrative/Editorial, Advertising/Fashion, and Landscape/Nature.

Photojournalism Division: Wedding and Non-Wedding.

Composite Division: An entry comprised of multiple images or layers to create a single image.

For more information and to enter the WPPI 2013 Award of Excellence 16×20 Print Competition visit: www.wppi16x20.com.

Photographers are also encouraged to submit a series of digital images presented as a story for consideration in the WPPI Award of Excellence Album Competition. The categories include: Event/Informal Division, Engagement Division, Wedding – Multiple Photographers Division, Wedding – Single Photographers Division, and Videography Division.

For more information on the Album Competition visit: www.wppialbum.com.

The Grand Award for any given division of 16×20 Print and Album Competitions will receive a $2,000 cash prize (U.S. dollars), a complimentary Full Conference Pass for WPPI 2014 Conference and Expo, and complimentary entry into next year’s Awards of Excellence Print Competition (10 print maximum). Grand Award, First, Second and Third Place winners will receive custom-designed, engraved crystal awards.

Entry fees are $40 for WPPI Members and $60 for non-members. Return postage fees are separate and based on geographic location for the option of having prints returned. The deadline to register images online is Jan. 25, 2013. All prints and albums must be received at WPPI headquarters by Feb. 1, 2013. Judging will take place on March 9-10, 2013 and is open to all WPPI 2013 Full Conference attendees.

All WPPI 2013 classes, events and the expo will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., from March 7-14, 2013. Registration (http://registration3.experientevent.com/ShowWPP131/?flowcode=ATT) for WPPI 2013 is open now.

The early bird registration rate for access to the WPPI 2013 Conference and Expo is $199 for WPPI members and $379 for non-members through Dec. 14. On Dec. 15 registration rates increase to regular prices online: $275 for WPPI members and $399 for non-members. These rates include one free guest, all Platform classes, special events and a three-day pass to the expo. For more information about WPPI 2013 and all of its workshops and events, visit: www.wppionline.com.