Nikon at WPPI 2020: A Robust Lineup of Presentations and Products

Nikon at WPPI 2020: A Robust Lineup of Presentations and Products


Las Vegas, NV—During the 2020 Wedding & Portrait Photography International Expo (WPPI), Nikon invites attendees to discover what’s new with the brand. On hand for Nikon at WPPI 2020 is the rapidly expanding Nikkor Z lens lineup; new Nikkor lenses; the brand-new Nikon D780 DSLR; as well as the company’s other imaging gear.

In addition, Nikon is hosting a roster of speakers to inspire and educate. Nikon’s booth #421 is located on the WPPI show floor at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Showcased at the Nikon booth are latest additions to its line of Nikkor Z lenses for its mirrorless system. They include the 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S telephoto zoom; the 20mm f/1.8 S wide-angle prime; and the 24–200mm f/4–6.3 VR all-in-one zoom lens. Moreover, WPPI is the chance for show attendees to get firsthand experience with such Z optics as the 24–70mm f/2.8 S; the sharp 85mm f/1.8 S; as well as the ultrafast 58mm f/0.95 Noct lens.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens

In addition, the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras now feature the latest firmware updates. As a result, attendees can discover how the Z series is a platform built to evolve; Nikon will continue to enhance the cameras’ performance and functionality to adapt to the latest technology and user feedback.

Moreover, Nikon is displaying the new D780. The versatile DSLR is an option for professionals shooting portraits, weddings, fashion, maternity as well as landscapes.

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Nikon D780

Nikon at WPPI 2020: Presentations

What’s more, throughout the show, Nikon Ambassadors and pro photographers are taking the stage to discuss a range of topics. They are also sharing their inspiring stories from the field. Whether it is mastering creative lighting or a deep dive into building a successful brand, the presentations and panels at the Nikon Theater are designed to inspire attendees to take their photography and businesses to the next level.

In addition, for those who are unable to attend WPPI 2020 and are interested in viewing the Nikon Theater presentations, they are all available to watch on Nikon USA’s livestream at

Furthermore, select presentations are also streaming on Nikon USA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

On top of that, as an exclusive benefit for Nikon Professional Services (NPS) members, sensor cleaning is offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Visit the NPS depot on the show floor at booth space #701 (near the main Nikon booth) for more information.

Nikon Theater Presentations Schedule (All Times PST)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:15–10:45 a.m.: Bambi Cantrell, Portrait Concepts for a Lifetime
10:45–11:15 a.m.: Jide Alakija, Think Less, Feel More!
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Jen Rozenbaum, Beautiful Light, Beautiful Subject
12:00–12:30 p.m.: Kellie Bieser, Photographing Kids|Get the Pictures You Want While Having Fun!
1:15–1:45 p.m.: Jerry Ghionis and Joe McNally, Nikkor Z 85mm Portrait Challenge
1:45–2:15 p.m.: Joe McNally, Portraiture|Beyond the Lighting
2:30–3:00 p.m.: Jerry Ghionis, Liquid Light
3:00–3:30 p.m.: Julia Kelleher, Using Mirrorless to Define a Brand and Attract the Ideal Client

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

10:15–10:45 a.m.: Matthew Jordan Smith, The Secret to Finding Beauty
10:45–11:15 a.m.: Michael Corrado, Connecting with the People You Photograph
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Cliff Mautner, A Career Journalist’s Approach to Wedding Photography
12:00–2:30 p.m.: Chloe Ramirez, Photographing the Feeling|Emotive Couples Photography
1:15–1:45 p.m.: Cliff Mautner, Tamara Lackey and Julia Kelleher, Diversification Strategies for Your Business
1:45–2:15 p.m.: Sean LeBlanc, The Art of Creating Bold and Dramatic Wedding Portraits
2:30–3:00 p.m.: Tamara Lackey, Photography for Good|5 Ways to Inspire Yourself & Make Photographs That Matter
3:00–3:30 p.m.: Elizabeth Blank, 10 Ways to Emerge from a Creative Rut

Thursday, February 27, 2020

10:15–10:45 a.m.: Marcus Bell, Releasing Creativity
10:45–11:15 a.m.: Charmi Peña, The Psychology of Lens Selection
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Dixie Dixon, Business Boot Camp
12:00–12:30 p.m.: Anya Anti, Finding Inspiration and Creating Storytelling Images
1:15–1:45 p.m.: Charmi Peña, Dixie Dixon and Audrey Woulard, Pro Camera Tips
1:45–2:15 p.m.: Audrey Woulard, You, Your Camera and Light
2:30–3:00 p.m.: Rocco Ancora, Small and Simply Stunning|The Art of Working with Speedlights