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Convention and trade show coming to Vegas in March

By Adorama News Writer

February 2, 2010

More than 11,000 professional wedding and portrait photographers are expected to gather March 4-11, 2010 Las Vegas for the annual WPPI trade show.

Culver City, CA (January 29, 2010) – Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) is pleased to provide, as always, professional photographers with unparalleled educational opportunities beginning with its Business Institute and All About Schools programs on Saturday, March 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

All WPPI 2010 classes, events and the trade show will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, from March 4–11, 2010. WPPI is the largest annual expo and conference in the U.S. for professional photographers. Each year more than 11,000 professional photographers gather in Las Vegas, NV, to sharpen their skills, learn from the best and see the latest and greatest products from the hundreds of exhibitors that participate in the trade show.

“For professional photographers looking to thrive in today’s competitive business environment, WPPI is the place for them to learn all they can to succeed,” said George Varanakis, WPPI’s Group Publisher and Executive Vice President. “And our Business Institute and All About Schools programs set the stage for an unforgettable and invaluable experience for photographers from around the world. Photographers who attend WPPI’s educational sessions and programs are sure to leave with an adrenaline rush that will help them put all the good ideas they learned at WPPI to use immediately in their own businesses.”

Registration for WPPI 2010 is available via its newly redesigned convention and trade show website:, which also includes highlights from the 2009 convention.
WPPI Business Institute – March 6th – Comprised of six sessions, the WPPI Business Institute focuses on the challenges that professional photographers face today and how these challenges can create unique opportunities for growth, success and creativity. It is offered for a standalone price of $99 or can be purchased as an additional add-on to attendees’ full-convention registration.

Business Institute programs include presentations by professional photographers Mitche Graf and Sandy Puc’, Jennifer Gilman, Matt Hill, Michael Warshall, and Michael and Anna Costa. The program will conclude with a team panel discussion moderated by Mitche Graf. For the full day’s lineup visit:
WPPI All About Schools – March 6th – Perfect for photographers looking to supplement their current income, the WPPI All About Schools programming includes a lineup of speakers that will cover the ABCs of breaking into school, sports and event photography. Topics will include: why professional photographers should consider offering school/sports/event portraits; how to book them; how to shoot them; how to manage volume workflow; and lastly, how to sell your work. It is offered as an add-on to attendees’ full-convention registration for FREE. Visit to register.

All About Schools programs include sessions by professional photographers Jeff Edwards, Chris Wunder, Randy Brister and Paul Schulz, Pat Cahill and Jeff Locklear, and Ralph Romaguera. For the full day’s lineup visit:

The above is an unedited press release provided by WPPI.


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