WPPI was an incredible opportunity for me. I met in person several photographers whom I had first learned about or met online. I took classes from some of the very top pro photographers out there today. I was both inspired and humbled by the possibilities.
I had the opportunity to participate in two model shoots. For the WPPI “ Trash the Dress” shoot there were 50 photographers registered and five models, three of whom I was able to photograph. The TTD shoot was as chaotic as it gets with 10 photographers per model. My photojournalism experience paid off as I had plenty of opportunities to pose the model and get the angles I wanted.
Visually Las Vegas is incredible. It is fantasy architecture and neon on steroids. The challenge for portrait and wedding photographers is to include Las Vegas visually without distracting from your main subject. But casinos are really just very large hotels, so there are many settings that are similar to what you find in many wedding venues.
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