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WPPI 2014: The Biggest Wedding Filmmaking Event of the Year

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) has added a series of seminars, dedicated to the craft of wedding videography, to their annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, taking place from February 27 to March 6. The new series is a collaborative effort involving WPPI Director of Education and Membership Jason Groupp and top industry cinematographers, such as Vincent Laforet. “Each year we’ve seen an increase in wedding and event filmmakers joining our conference,” explains Groupp. “WPPI: Filmmaking is a program specifically designed for wedding and event filmmakers.”

Editor's Note: This post was written by Justin Dise

Win Tickets to The WPPI Road Trip!

Want to win tickets to the WPPI Road Trip? Well you're in luck! We're giving away 8 tickets to different cities! Each ticket is a $159.00 value and covers full classes on lighting, marketing, shooting, post-production, lunch, mini Trade Show and more. 

All that can be yours with just a couple of clicks of your mouse. All you have to do is:

- Choose a wedding or portrait photo of your own creation to tweet at @BHPhotoVideo and @RFWPPI in the same tweet.

- Choose from Long Beach, San Jose, Columbus, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Austin, or New Orleans in the city area of the tweet.

- Make your tweet look like the following:

Hey @bhphotovideo, send me to @RFWPPI City (insert link here) #FREEWPPI

We'll pick one winner from each city at random and announce them on Wednesday July 27th 2011 at 5PM EST. Winners will be announced on our Twitter account and our Facebook page. One entry per city please!

Good luck and we're eager to see your photos.

Seven Secret Items to Keep in Your Camera Bag During a Wedding

"Camera: check. Lenses: check. Flashes: check. Spare R-strap: check. Wait, what?" There are a couple of items that wedding photographers may never think to keep in their bag. Many of these items are good to have, just in case something goes awry. Here's a list of seven things you may want to keep in your bag that you may not have thought of.


A Brief Look at Using Flash Modifiers at a Wedding

Flash modifiers are essential to the kit of many wedding photographers because of the light-harnessing abilities they offer in portable packages. Since each photographer is different and has their own unique style, different items may appeal to different photographers. In this video, I talk a bit about some popular flash modifiers to use at weddings and provide some insights on how to use them creatively. To read more about this, check out this previous blog post.

Tips for Using Strobes Effectively at a Wedding

Every wedding photographer has their lighting equipment preferences. Some photographers bring large studio lights, while others work with small strobes. If you're just getting into shooting weddings and prefer the mobility that these flashes allow you, then you may want to know how you can use your strobes more effectively. Just in time for WPPI 2011, here are a couple of tips you can use. 

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