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A little more about On The Road!

By // May 9, 2013 // Posted in Events & Workshops, Photography, Wedding, WPPI News

Chicago, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas – Oh my! We’re hitting the road, and traveling across country to offer a great educational experience for everyone.

This year we’re offering great classes and for the first time we are featuring the “Hands on experience” where you’ll be able to watch, learn and put into practice things you’ve learned with an instructor at your side to guide you. On day one we’ll have two tracks of learning which will feature workshops on weddings, portraiture, commercial/advertising photography, as well as great classes on workflow topics, such as Lightroom and Photoshop. There will also be great business intensives to help give you great takeaways for each day.

On day two, you’ll also have the opportunity to work hands on with our instructors at your side! Not only that, there will be portfolio reviews at the end of day one where you’ll have the chance to have your work critiqued by industry leaders. It’s a great opportunity to get honest feedback about your work by those who can help you get to the next level!

….and they’ll be some giveaways! We’re going to have raffles throughout the day from our sponsors, and you’ll have a great chance to take home some nice gifts! Two full days of learning, plus a lot of fun networking with your peers, industry experts, and world renowned photographers should prove to be a very worthwhile investment in your career!

Here’s a little preview of some the great classes:

In Chicago:

Blake Discher (ASMP) will be giving a Photo Business Boot Camp. As you know building a successful photography career takes more than great pictures. He’ll be covering everything from insurance and taxes to licensing, pricing and paperwork, you’ll get the needed tools, knowledge and resources to build a successful business as an independent creator.

In Atlantic City:

Pete Collins will be teaching you the basics of Professional Portrait Retouching. You’ll learn the step-by-step methods for fixing, enhancing, and finishing your portraits in Photoshop. Things like skin softening while keeping detail and texture and removing blemishes. You’ll also learn the best techniques for enhancing eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes as well as subtle body-sculpting to make your subjects look their best.

In Los Angeles:

Lindsay Adler will show us how to Conquer the Ten Most Challenging Lighting Situations, Easily. Sometimes photographers have to shoot in less than ideal lighting situations. Maybe the wedding is mid-day in the middle of a field, or perhaps the event is in a florescent-lit room. Lindsay Adler will cover the tools and techniques you require to handle direct sunlight, florescent light, low light with no flash, low light when you cannot bounce the flash, mixed light, and much more!

In Las Vegas:

Amanda Reed will be All Up In Your Business. She will discuss the importance of a business plan and how to modify mine to suit your needs. It’s all about customer connection and how you relate to your community. I will show you how I put my name in the mouths of my potential clients. If you are at a crossroads in your business I’ll let help take you to the next level as I get all up in your business.

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Jason Groupp

Jason Groupp

Jason Groupp is the Director of WPPI and a New York City photographer heavily steeped in the industry. Adoring New York City far beyond any healthy proportion, Jason has maintained his photography studio in West Chelsea for the past 12 years.

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