I am just back from quite an adventure. I was lucky to have the opportunity to attend the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference and trade show in Las Vegas in February. This was an awesome opportunity to immerse myself in everything photography, meet and learn from world class photographers and explore new trends and techniques in the industry. Some of the highlights of the trip included the amazingly huge 3-day tradeshow, a few awesome parties (click here to see a short clip from the Canon 80’s party) and the opportunity to mix with 16,000 people that share my love of the craft. It’s held in Vegas so… zip lines, canyon adventures, roller coasters, casinos, I managed to squeeze it all in! While I didn’t exactly get lucky in the casinos, I did get lucky at the trade show, winning Nik Software’s prize – $1800 worth of goodies including their complete photo editing suite, gift certificates galore, and full registration for WPPI 2013! If you are a photographer that is not familiar with Nik Software, you can check them out at http://www.niksoftware.com. I have been using it on every photo I edit since I installed it.
After Vegas I flew to Houston, Texas to join my photographer friend Apryl Stead. We had a great time shopping and even spent a day shooting, check out the slideshow below featuring the talented Apryl, the ladies of TrueBeauty Moments Artistry, and models Tessa Janae (my new friend I met at WPPI) and NaPortia Sharp. Special thanks to the ladies of TrueBeauty Moments for providing hair and makeup for the shoot.
Here’s the link to the slideshow featuring some of my photos and video footage from the Texas photoshoot: