It’s been six weeks since WPPI, and I’m just catching my breath as we clear out the room with all the prints we’re returning from The 16×20 Print, Album and Filmmaking competition. I do love coming in each morning and looking through the log of returns and catching a glimpse of the prints going out. It’s like a Who’s Who of photographers, and serves as a huge inspiration for me. As a photographer myself, I’ve been thrilled to be getting out and doing some more shooting this spring, and as things continue to warm up, I love grabbing my co-workers to discuss great concepts, lighting and moments each of you captured.
Which brings me to next thought—I realized that many of you don’t know all the talented people I work with who dedicate themselves to serving this community. Many of them are working artists and/or photographers themselves, and we’re going to introduce you to them over the next several months. These guys care so much about our industry and work hard every day to keep our community strong.
With that in mind, I wanted to open up the discussion and ask, “How’s it going?!”
How has WPPI helped you this year?
Who helped you up your game from WPPI this year?
Who would you like to hear more from this year?
What would you like from me? I need a challenge!
WPPI is a conference overseen by myself and a group of colleagues who’ve been keeping this industry going strong for the last 35 years. Remember, our group purchased WPPI several years ago and was then married with our sister conference Photo Plus Expo in New York (October 21st-24th).
We realize there are lots of choices out there and that we are an organization run by an organization, but the people who work here are dedicated to serving you. Our mission has been clear for decades, and is shown in our strong partnerships with SWPP, PPA, MPA, APA, ASMP and Kelby One—all of whom share our same ideas and values. WPPI has withstood the test of time and continues to grow and build on it’s backbone of networking, education and camaraderie. There is no substitute for that.