RANGEFINDER AND WPPI STAGE AT WPPI 2022

We invite you to stop by the Rangefinder Lounge, located on the WPPI show floor in booth 1201, to meet the editors, pitch an article or show us your work! We also have a full schedule of exciting WPPI speakers who will be dropping by all week to present on a variety of topics that are sure to enthrall! Don’t miss it! Did you miss a class you wanted to see? Watch it now on YouTube!

Tuesday 3/1

10:30 am – 10:50 am

Jason Vinson
Sponsored by Flashpoint
Ready for a Softbox Shake-up? Meet the NEW shift in light shaping from GLOW

A WPPI Exclusive reveal of the NEW series of soft boxes from GLOW. Get ready for a new standard in light shaping with convenience, speed, and high-quality light output. One attendee will be chosen as our lucky winner and receive a new GLOW Softbox, so this is a can’t miss demo!

11:00 am – 11:20 am

Michelle Harris
Sponsored by Sigma
10-Minute Bridal Party Portraits

Large bridal party and short on time? No problem! In this demonstration you will learn the 5 quickest poses and the 3 must-have components to controlling the party while efficiently capturing portraits your clients will cherish forever. And with a small selection of SIGMA Art prime lenses, you can be sure that your images will truly impress without breaking your bank.

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Elena S Blair
5 Family Poses That Always Work

Family photography is fun, but it is also a lot of work! You’ll want a few poses in your back pocket to start with so that you can move into guiding and directing into connection. Elena S Blair will break down five of her favorite go-to poses so you can start using them right away.

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Daniela Villarreal
Redefine Your Wedding Photography Aesthetics

Evolving is part of the creative process as a photographer. While finding your signature color palette and photographic look may take years of experience, Mexico-based wedding photographer Daniela Villarreal will reveal what helped her move this process forward.

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Caroline Tran
Best Practices to Make Your Social Media Work For You

Feeling overwhelmed by the possibilities of social media and frustrated by underwhelming results? Caroline Tran will discuss what’s been working for her and how to find the joy in this area of your business again.

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Michelle Harris
The 4-Letter Word You Need to Get More Portraits in Engagement Sessions

Do you freeze up at engagement sessions when it’s time to do another pose, or feel like you have little posing variation in your repertoire? Learn the acronym “LASH” and how it will help you create variety in all your sessions with the same poses you’re already doing.

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

Sandra Coan
How to Stand Out in a Saturated Market

Join Sandra Coan to learn the simple thing you need to know to make your mark in the industry and attract the clients you want.

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Mary Vance
Does Your Business Need a Mom?

Learn all about growing your photography business while avoiding overwhelm and burnout. You’ll walk away with the who, what, when and how of outsourcing to position your business for long-term growth so that you can get back into your zone of genius: photography!

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm

Aaron Stark
Rapid-Fire Questions for a Photo Lawyer

What’s a force majeure? Does your photo contract include Covid protocols? Do you understand what indemnification means? Get all your photography-law related questions answered as lawyer and RF contributor Aaron M. Arce Stark breaks it all down using real life examples.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nikki Closser
The Portrait System Podcast

Wednesday 3/2

10:30 am – 10:50 am

Anabel Dflux
Sponsored by Sigma
Getting Creative with Portrait Photography

From creating gorgeous scenes that transport the viewer to a new realm, to helping your subject achieve their unique vision, bringing a bit of creativity and imagination to your shoot can be fun for everyone! You don’t have to be a masterful photo manipulator or digital artist in order to add an edge or flair to your photography. Join SIGMA Ambassador Anabel DFlux as she divulges secrets for creating unique portraiture, offering step-by-step tips for creative lighting arrangements, subject posing, and other in-camera magic.

11:00 am – 11:20 am

Kenny Kim
Sponsored by Flashpoint
Destination Wedding: Easy and Flattering Lighting with the Flashpoint Zoom Li-On X

11:30 am – 11:50 am

Andre Brown
Hone Your Reception Lighting Techniques

If you struggle with lighting your wedding reception photos, this session is for you. Andre Brown will share his go-to lighting setups to get amazing décor and dance photos, no matter how much time you have to spare.

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Jason Vinson
How to Execute the Shot You Want

Follow along as Jason Vinson takes us through 3-5 of his favorite wedding images as he dissects the concept and approach, lighting, and final execution on each.

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Jugbir Dhillon
Increase Opportunities for Wedding Photojournalism

Prospective clients love candid shots and natural moments. Here is how Jugbir Dhillon sells himself as being a photojournalist before a photographer, and how he experiments on a wedding day.

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm

Lindsay Adler
Discover Your Style

Join Lindsay Adler as she guides you in determining and honing your individual style. She will help you help you unpack the elements of artistic style and how you can look within and at other inspiration as you find your photographic voice.

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

Gurvir Johal
Managing Timelines for Wedding Clients

Join Gurvir Johal as he explains the ways he helps his clients set realistic timelines and itineraries to maximize his wedding photography goals.

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Sanjay Jogia
Inspiring Light: Expert Secrets

Join London-based wedding photographer Sanjay Jogia of Eye Jogia Photography as he shares his secrets to understanding, manipulating and shaping light to create his iconic, award-winning wedding images.

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm

Art Suwansang
Sponsored by BenQ
Color Management for Everyone & How to Get Started!

Color management can be a mysterious, difficult and complex subject to approach and understand. Art Suwansang, a BenQ Ambassador and X-Rite Coloratti, will layout the fundamental of color management in this fun, easy to understand and educational talk. He will share how you can easily start your color management journey with display calibration along with insight and tips to avoid issues with color management. If you want to learn more about color management or have any questions about this topic, this is the talk to check out!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Kevin Conde
The Portrait System Podcast

Thursday 3/3

10:30 am – 10:50 am

Jonathan Thorpe
Sponsored by Tamron

11:30 am – 15:50 am

Kristen Anderson
Sponsored by Catch

Personal Payroll and Benefits for Freelancers

Are you a freelancer or self-employed? Join this session for the chance to win a $1,000 cash prize as Kristen Anderson, CEO and co-founder of Catch, shares how to conquer your 1099 tax withholding, quarterly tax payments, and retirement investments automatically.

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm

Roberto Valenzuela and Lana Polic
How I Got The Shot And The Role Of High-Quality Retouching In Client Satisfaction

Photo Master Roberto Valenzuela takes us through the execution of his favorite shots and then shows the impact the right retouching can have on the final image and on the client’s reactions.

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

Shawn Black
How to Market your Boudoir when Social Media Won’t Let You

Learn to market your brand on social while not pushing the boundaries that could get you banned.

1:00pm – 1:20pm

Kenny Kim
The Secret to Wedding Photography: Remembering People’s Names

Wedding photographers must provide an unforgettable experience, and it all starts with remembering names—this is the real “moneymaker.” Kenny Kim will share his techniques to memorizing people’s names and go over why this skillset will separate you from others.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Kevin Conde  
The Portrait System Podcast

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