We here at Rangefinder and WPPI are not ones to party, no. No no no, that’s not us.
But if there were a chance to enjoy, let’s say, a Bulleit bourbon on the rocks with some of our favorite wedding and portrait photographers, we would say—hey, it’s for the good of the industry! We would be bad stewards of photography standards to refuse!
That being said, here’s where you can find us (and where we’ll hopefully find you) March 1-6, 2014:
What Would Jerry Do? Saturday, March 1 – 8:30 p.m. / Room 319-320
Join Jerry Ghionis, one of the most awarded photographers at WPPI, for an interactive evening presentation with several live demonstrations for wedding and portrait scenarios. Audience members will be invited to the stage for live portrait sessions, and the program will conclude with a DJ and party.
WPPI Opening Night Party at Hakkasan Sunday, March 2 – 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. / Hakkasan Night Club, MGM Grand
The newly-renovated and favorite celebrity hangout will open its doors exclusively to WPPI attendees on Sunday, March 2 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Compliments of Canon and Bayphoto, WPPI attendees will enjoy food, drink and amazing music from one of their resident DJs. Attendees are welcome to stay after Hakkasan opens to the public at 10:00 p.m. 21 or older is required. Open to Full Conference Pass holders. Please see details for proper Dress Code policy.
Members Only Social Monday, March 3 – 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. / Room 312-320
This is your chance to hobnob with your favorite WPPI speakers, enjoy an ice cream bar sundae and sing the night away with your fellow WPPI members. This special networking event is exclusively for WPPI Members and you must be a WPPI member with a Full Conference Pass or an Expo Pass to attend this event. Non-members can register to become a WPPI member online or onsite at The Photo Group booth.
Mark Seliger Live! Keynote and Concert by Rusty Truck Tuesday, March 4 – 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. / Room 312-320
In this two-part presentation, Rolling Stone magazine photographer Mark Seliger will discuss the evolution of his editorial assignments in portraiture and fashion, and how he extends these projects into self- assignment. The second part of the evening will illustrate his personal journey in songwriting and the intersection of music and image-making, with a live performance from his band, “Rusty Truck.” Sponsored by Profoto & Triple Scoop Music, this special event is open to Full Conference Pass Attendees. Prior to the event, we recommend attendees download Seliger’s free companion book from the iTunes Store.
WPPI After party at PURE Tuesday, March 4 – 10:30 p.m. / PURE Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace
Put on your dancing shoes and head over to PURE at Caesar’s Palace. The 36,000-square-foot nightclub is touted as “the new standard” of Las Vegas Nightlife and has three rooms of music and stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. Complimentary admission is provided to all WPPI attendees over 21 with a WPPI badge.
WPPI 2014 Honors of Excellence Awards Ceremony Wednesday, March 5 – 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Room 312-316
The WPPI 2014 Honors of Excellence Awards Ceremony is the most prestigious event celebrating excellence in wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Join us in congratulating the competition winners and honoring great achievements in photography and filmmaking! Open to Full Conference Pass Attendees. Sponsored by Adorama, GraphiStudio & Triple Scoop Music. Awards are provided by Acrylic Press.