WPPI Trade Show

Last Friday night through Tuesday night I was in Las Vegas to attend the WPPI Convention and Trade Show.  If you are a photographer you probably already know what WPPI is.  For the rest of the readers of this blog, WPPI = Wedding & Portrait Photographers International is an Association of photographers passionate about creating excellent images and art for our wedding and portrait clients.  The WPPI Convention is filled with classrooms of learning from acknowledged experts in their craft and the Trade Show is a place to spend money you don’t have.    The trade show has blossomed to be one of the largest photography shows in the world and it was jam packed with eager photographers looking at the next great piece of equipment or software they just had to have.

I went for the trade show only this year with a shopping list of lighting gear and backdrops  I wanted to look at.  Many of the vendor booths had speakers sharing their skills and usually demonstrating one or many of the products offered by that vendor.  I spent a lot of time picking up new tips from world class photographers.  Quality stuff.

Returned home with bags full of literature to review more closely and ordered some NIK software for enhanced image editing.

The trade show was Monday through Wednesday.  I went Monday and Tuesday and used Saturday and Sunday for photography excursions outside of Las Vegas.  Specifically I went to Red Rock Canyon & Hoover Dam on Saturday and Valley of Fire on Sunday.  I will be writing about these places for the next few posts and showing a few of the images that you might like – especially since we had storms that weekend adding some drama to the scenery.

More to come…


About Ron Ludekens

God created a marvelous world full of wonderful sights and people. He is the Creator and it is His Palette of beauty that Ron Ludekens tries to capture as photographic images. Images of nature or images of people and their lives - both reflect the handiwork of the Creator. Ron is a photographer living in Visalia, California - part of the great Central Valley. He is immediately surrounded by agriculture and all the hard working people that feed our world. A short distance away are the grand Sierra Nevada mountains, impressive National Parks and, wider still, the vast diversity that California has to offer. Ron is one of the family owners of the L.E. Cooke Co Wholesale Nursery - a leader in the horticulture industry of North America. Even on the job, his camera is always near by. His photos for the nursery trade have been published in print and around the websites of nurseries across America. Ron is also a leader in his church and its missions. Ron's photography has been a resource the church uses in its communications and message. Plus photos of all the fun things we do are shared among members and friends. Ron also loves capturing precious moments in lives of people. Weddings, senior portraits, graduations, family gatherings, maternity and special events. Ron will not shoot more than four weddings a year to provide the attention to detail and followup that is required for such an important milestone event in the lives of the couple. Ron can be reached at 559-732-7165 or cell 559-967-5370.
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