One of my favorite weeks of the year takes place in Vegas at WPPI– The largest international photography convention anywhere in the world. The educational opportunities, introduction of new and interesting products at the tradeshow, and most importantly, the friendships I’ve made, are all a part of an annual pilgrimage as thousands of like minded photographers converge in Las Vegas. This will be my 10th WPPI convention, and my 9th consecutive convention as a speaker.

Last year, I was given one of the highest honors of my career- The 2012 WPPI international photographer of the year, sponsored by Nikon. I don’t think I’ll be topping that one this year, but my participation as an educator at the convention remains as active as it’s ever been. From my sold out WPPI plus class on Thursday and Friday, print judging Saturday and Sunday, Platform class on Monday morning, to my tradeshow presentations for Nikon, Kelby Training, Expo Imaging, and Pro-DPI, I’ll be easy to find there. Please, if you’re even an occasional reader of my blog, make sure you stop me and say hello.

If it’s your first time coming to WPPI, you may not be aware that the 16×20 awards of excellence competition is one of the most educational elements of the entire convention. They’ll take place on Saturday and Sunday March 9th and 10th. This is truly a MUST SEE event. I learn an enormous amount judging, and also listening to the comments and advice from the other judges from around the globe.

If you’d like to catch a talk or two, I’ve posted my schedule below. I’m really excited about my platform presentation. I’ll be showing a slew of new images, and my message will be…. interesting. I hope to see you there.

Thursday and Friday March 7th and 8th- WPPI PLUS Class- sold out

Saturday and Sunday March 9th and 10th- I’ll be judging the 16×20 awards of excellence print competition- room assignment to come

Monday morning March 11th- 8:30am-10:00 am- Platform Presentation “Wedding Photography- What You REALLY Need to Know”

Monday March 11th- 11:00 am- Kelby Training Trade Show presentation

Monday March 11th- 1:15 pm- Nikon Theatre Tradeshow Presentation

Tuesday March 12th- 11:00 am- Kelby Training Trade Show presentation

Wednesday March 13th- 10:15 am- Expo Imaging Trade Show presentation

Wednesday March 13th- 1:15pm- Nikon Theatre Tradeshow Presentation

Wednesday March 13th- 2:00pm- Pro DPI tradeshow presentation