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WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference & Expo

From: 02/27/2014 To: 03/06/2014


About the Show

WPPI Conference+Expo is the premier industry event for photographers and filmmakers specializing in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, nearly 13,000 professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers to improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas. WPPI is a week-long event combining educational seminars with a major industry trade show and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a business in a friendly, fun environment – all at one time, in one place.

  •  Learn superior technical skills and new shooting styles
  •  Build new relationships to grow your business
  •  Experience new products and solutions from major manufacturers
  •  Discover competitive and affordable ways to grow your business
  •  Meet some of the world’s finest photographic instructors
  •  Make an investment in yourself and your future

The WPPI 2014 Conference + Expo, will take place on February 27- March 6, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

 WPPI 2013: See the new film premiere

To celebrate their commitment to professional photographers, they will be announcing a brand new film about WPPI.



WPPI University (WPPI U) February 28 & March 1, 2014
WPPI University is a 1 ½ -day workshop for emerging and professional photographers.  You’ll learn from working professional photographers in the industry how to strengthen your shooting skills, market your photography services and how to run a profitable business. WPPI University includes our signature roundtable portfolio review where your images will be reviewed and critiqued by top professionals. A WPPI Full Conference Pass is not required to register for WPPI University.

PLUS CLASS (PLUS) February 27 & 28, 2014
A PLUS Class is an in-depth 2-day, hands-on workshop limited to 20 participants. Each class is designed to help you conquer challenges while developing your skills, techniques and artistry. A WPPI Full Conference Pass is required to purchase a PLUS class. A WPPI Membership is not required.

MASTER CLASS (MC) March 2-5, 2014
A Master Class is a focused 2-hour, hands-on session limited to 50 participants that provides an intimate learning experience. Master Class tracks cover a wide variety of vital photography topics including Lighting/Posing, Wedding, Portrait, Boudoir, Business/Marketing, Video and more. A WPPI Full Conference Pass is required to purchase a Master Class. A WPPI Membership is not required. TIP: Register early, Master Classes sell out quickly.
Pricing: Early Bird: $55.  Regular: $60. Onsite: $65

PLATFORM CLASS (PC) March 2-6, 2014
A Platform Class is a 1 ½ -hour, theatre-style session that prepares you for everything from being a better photographer to running a more successful and profitable business, and more. Eleven learning tracks include Lighting, Wedding, Portrait, Post Production, Filmmaking, Business, Inspirational, Hybrid, Boudoir, Posing and Seniors. You choose from over 100 Platform classes when you purchase a Full Conference Pass.

Pre-board - A Full Conference Pass entitles you to take as many Platform Classes as you like however, these classes are very popular and seating is provided on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-board guarantees you admission to 5 Platform classes and provides you with priority access to the classroom up to 15 minutes before the class starts. During registration, you may pre-board by selecting up to 5 Platform classes that you don’t want to miss. All other Platform Classes you attend will be on first-come, first served basis.

FILMMAKING CLASS March 2-5, 2014
Learn by doing in our very first hands-on Filmmaking class. Be part of the crew that writes, shoots, and edits the official WPPI 2014 film. Over the course of several days, you’ll work with a team led by Joe Switzer to capture, direct and produce the essence of WPPI. Learn in a real working environment and finish the course by debuting the film at the WPPI awards ceremony on March 5! This class is limited to a team of 10 students. Don’t wait to register, spots will fill up fast.


WPPI Launch Pad
A WPPI Full Conference Pass gives you access to Launch Pad. Take a sneak peek at the latest and greatest products from WPPI’s exhibitors before the expo opens. WPPI’s Launch Pad will be open to all media and WPPI attendees.

3-day Expo
WPPI 2013 drew 314 exhibitors to its convention space in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. WPPI 2014 will be no different. Experience new photographic products and solutions first-hand from the biggest and best manufacturers, solution providers and retailers serving the needs of emerging and professional photographers. Touch, test and compare the latest products and find some amazing offers too. 

Registration Types:

Full Conference Pass includes:

  • 1 FREE guest *
  • 3 additional guests at $150 each
  • Access to all Platform classes
  • Entry to 3-day Expo
  • Access to all events
  • Entry to live judging at Print & Album Competitions
  • Entry to Launch Pad

* Some restrictions may apply.

Expo Only Pass Includes:

  • Entry to 3-day Expo
  • Entry to Launch Pad

Information subject to change without notice.