WPPI 2013

Attending WPPI 2013 was such a wonderful and rewarding experience for us. Our Plus class with Marcus Bell from Studio Impressions was superb. Marcus shared with us some insights about composition, editing, lighting and very important aspects of his photography business. Aside from all the learning we did throughout the three days we were there (yes, only three days!! L), we met some of the most amazing people. We were so bummed that we were there for such a short amount of time but there is always next year and we will plan better. Not only did we learn from our speaker/educator but we also learned so much from other talented photographers who attended the class. It was extremely exciting to share those three days with such AMAZING and inspiring people. We got back home refreshed and full of optimism with a huge desire to grow as photographers. We were inspired by each and every one of you. Thank you for all the words of encouragement.

Marcus Bell - Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with all us. Your work is extremely beautiful and you gracefully portray your love for photography in every image you take. Congratulations on receiving 1st place in the wedding category at the WPPI International Photography Awards.

To those of you who are not familiar with Marcus’ work please visit his website at http://studioimpressions.com.au/home/.

It’s truly amazing how thousands of photographers from all over the world come together for this convention once a year.  Not to mention that everyone is so nice and willing to share what they know with you.  It showed us a different perspective of the photography community.  We also had the pleasure to meet Roberto Valenzuela through Crystal Skrupski.  We got to see him in action during the print competitions.

Here are a few images from our adventure at Ghost Town, Nevada:

Shortly after this picture was taken, Sean confessed that he thought Katy and I were a 'cute couple'.  That totally made our day.

Gotcha Crystal...by the way, loved the shot you got of my here.

Tommy Von Huynh - Thank you for the mini shoot at the convention center.  Next year we'll go out to the desert to shoot with you. 

Photo courtesy of Tommy Von Huynh:

Thank you all for the unforgettable memories.  You guys made the trip incredible.  In fact, it was so great that we felt empty as we boarded our plane back to New York City.  We are looking forward to more good times and laughter next year.

We would also like to mention our very talented friends.  You should also check out their work:

Crystal Skrupski – http://joiphoto.com
Yanek Wasiek and Sasha Tensiper – http://www.wasiophotography.com  
Daniel Perretta – http://www.perrettaphoto.com
Tommy Von Huynh – http://tommyhuynh.com
Charleton Churchill http://www.charletonchurchill.com
Randal Kurt Hryzak  http://www.randalkurt.com
William ‘Bahia’ Bay http://williambay.com