Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) recently announced its speaker and instructor line-up for its first-ever WPPI U – a university-style, two-day workshop providing the fundamentals of photography to help today’s up-and-coming photographers not only strengthen their shooting skills, but also learn how to be successful in their business and marketing practices.
Scheduled to speak to and teach up-and-coming professional photographers at WWPI U are renowned Professional Photographers Jerry Ghionis, Joe McNally, Tim Meyer, Jason Aten, Julianne Kost, Cliff Mautner, Doug Gordon and Scott & Adina Hayne. In addition, WPPI attendees will have the opportunity to attend Law School for Photographers with Craig Heidemann and participate in a Portfolio Review.
“WPPI U features classes and programs that are essential for any photographer entering into a new photography business,” said George Varanakis, WPPI’s Group Publisher and Executive Vice President. “Not only will attendees learn some basics of photography from lighting and posing to postproduction of digital images, they will also learn about key business, marketing and legal tools as it relates to running their own business.”
The annual WPPI 2011 Convention and Trade Show will take place Feb. 17-24, 2011 in Las Vegas. The WPPI U Opening Program with Jerry Ghionis will take place on Friday evening, Feb.18.. The WPPI U workshop begins Saturday, Feb. 19 and runs through Feb. 20 during the WPPI 2011 annual convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from WPPI and a WPPI U T-shirt. The registration rate for the two-day WPPI U program is $119. The registration rate for access to the WPPI 2011 Convention and Trade Show is $259 for members and $399 for non-members.