Happy Thursday everyone! I’m just back from an overnight trip to the city at the desert, the town that Frank built, that place where almost everything IS a mirage, LAS VEGAS! Yup, the city of never ending buffets, steak AND lobster dinners for $8.99, and the sounds of money being well spent and LOST!
However, for me, it was a business trip, as it was time for the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention (WPPI), held yearly in the city of sin! This was my first outing to the convention, after having wanted to go since I first learned about it years ago, and to finally attend was awesome! Got to see practically all the major and minor players in the photo world, and even see, meet, and hear some photogs I’ve only seen on-line. They’re like rockstars, but not really, but still are? Make sense? Nah!
Despite having my big camera with me, I ended up taking all the photos below with my trusty iPhone 5, some done by my buddy and driver, Darrell M. (Excuse the blurriness, he’s a Canon shooter – Ha!).
It was a great time, saw a whole bunch of things I want (and DON’T need), but a great experience overall. Can’t wait till next year!!!
So here it is, some of the images from my 24 hour sojourn to the city of sin, Lost Wages!!! Enjoy!
And where does an international man of photography stay while in LV? Why HOOTERS of course! #ballerllifestyle, #onabudgetforonenight
The view from my penthouse suite. (Cleaning lady didn’t arrive yet, hence the smudgy windows). #firstworldproblems
All the major companies had seminar stages like this highlighting their products and photographers.
Don’t know what start-up camera company this is though.
Ahh yes, THE camera system – Nippon Kogaku, Nikon
Simple and elegant booth design.
The Nikon stage where Nikon pros would present 1/2 seminars. The guy at the podium is Parker J. Pfister, wedding photographer;
Joseph Niepce is… google him. It’s cooler to find out that way.
I want one of those things that she’s holding in her hands. It’s called an “Icelight”.
Perhaps I also want the thing attached to the light. Just kidding Helen
And this is why we’re here. Lighting companies showing off their wares.
That’s my buddy Darrell. He’s an awesome pro photog. That thing behind him the size of a car? Oh, that thing prints photos.
It’s a new, home consumer version coming out soon. You pay about $6,000.00 for the ink for your 4×6.
That’s me using the new “Cullinator” photo culling software. You use a Playstation type controller to select and cull your images.
Did I mention that WPPI IS all play?
(Photo taken by Darrel M. – the Canon guy).
Why yes, we DO carry 20ft tripods.
Pardon the blurriness (Darrell M. original), but this was a wall mural created by small metal plates.
If you haven’t already noticed, those outfits are painted on. Except for the flowers (and floss).