WPPI 2012 Speakers


Meet Us in Vegas

February is here which means Vegas, baby! Visit us at WPPI in booth #601 to preview fabulous new products, like Luxe Frames (coming soon), and learn from some of the most talented photographers in the industry.

Haven’t signed up for WPPI yet? Be our guest! Sign up for a free Expo pass now.

Don’t Miss the Speaker Team

Preview the below schedule and plan accordingly to make the most of your expo experience. Our expert speaker team will share their tips and tricks with you on a variety of topics from marketing and social networking to shooting, lighting and Photoshop techniques. You won’t want to miss this!

Monday, February 20

10:30 am – Cutting Edge Lighting for High School Seniors with TriCoast

Mike, Cody and Suzy share how they create amazing senior portraits with their TTL Wireless Flash Technique.

11:30 am – Books – They’re Not Just for Weddings! with Khara Plicanic

Looking for a simple way to build buzz and keep clients coming back year after year, all without breaking a sweat? Do more for less, with books!

12:30 pm – Breaking into Newborns and Setting Yourself Up for SUCCESS with Keri Meyers

Join Keri as she discusses tips and tricks for breaking into the growing newborn portraiture market. Keri believes in setting yourself up for success and will also be sharing her own tips on preparing for and carrying out a successful newborn session, including prepping parents, session workflow and transitioning.

1:30 pm – The Darkroom is Out of Service… Get It Right in Camera! with JB Sallee

One of the fastest ways to get ahead in this profession is to get it right in camera and spend less time in Photoshop! Join JB as he explains their process of shooting, lighting and finishing Photoshop techniques that will get you off the computer and behind the camera where you should be. JB will conclude with three Miller’s products that can make you an extra $5,000-$25,000 in your studio this year and how to implement them!

2:30 pm – Customer Service is the New Marketing with Dale and Meredith Benfield

Instead of spending lots of cash on marketing yourself to prospective clients, we’re going to show you how stellar customer service is not only cheaper but more effective in the long-term success of your business.

Tuesday, February 21

10:30 am – In Demand with JP Elario

JP shares core principles that have helped his studio become the most in-demand in his market and how he continuously attracts new clients without ad dollars. Learn how he gets the most out of Miller’s Lab from start to finish with all of his clients.

11:30 am – Ten Best Practices for Social Networking with Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler discusses the top ten best ways to be efficient and effective with your social networking efforts. Topics include search engine optimization, becoming a resource for your target audience and other tips to help you make the most of your online marketing efforts.

12:30 pm – Beyond Pictures on Paper with Jamie Schultz

Join Jamie as she discusses the importance of understanding client expectations and the role this plays in creating a lasting experience for those whom you photograph.

1:30 pm – Protecting and Managing Your Copyright in the Digital Millennium with Craig Heidemann

Do you recognize the value of your art? Do you know how to protect the value of your work without giving it away? How can you educate your client about your copyright without putting them off? Come spend 45 fast-paced minutes learning about copyright registration, protection and licensing. You’ll leave with the skills to sell yourself and your work while maintaining your right to control who duplicates your work. Learn the difference between rights management and copyright transfer and how to make licensing work for you. You’ll leave knowing what to do if you’re infringed upon and how to confidently recover money damages from the infringers. I’ll give you a view of copyright protection and client education you’ve never seen before from my dual prospective as a veteran trial lawyer AND as a photographer.

2:30 pm – The Wedding Family Formal with Chuck Arlund

Yes, wedding family formals are the most important images you can capture during the wedding, yet many photographers rush through them and have a general distaste for them. Chuck explains how to make the wedding family formal fun, including how to get relaxed, light poses and how to light a large group in a church with an on-camera flash.

Wednesday, February 22

10:30 am – Design Tips and Tricks Jen Hillenga

Jen will show you tips and tricks to make designing custom cards and products easy and efficient.

11:30 am – How to Make a Statement with Your Lighting with Damon Tucci

Damon has revolutionized the art of dramatic lighting and posing for weddings and portraiture. He will analyze off camera, available and video light applications with a smattering of fashion posing thrown in for good measure.

12:30 pm – Destination Weddings with Kevin and Katie Hulett

Tips and tricks on booking weddings in beautiful locations. Have fun traveling, interacting with clients around the world, and selling yourself as a destination photographer!

1:30 pm – Marketing for Wedding Photography on as Shoestring Budget with Tab McCausland

A fun, innovative guide to market yourself on little to no budget.

Sponsored Platforms

Want to spend some quality time with one of your favorite speakers while getting more in-depth knowledge on their area of expertise? Attend a speaker platform sponsored by our flagship, Miller’s Professional Imaging, to sharpen your skills and better your business in 2012. Learn more here.

We’ve been working for months to make this an exceptionally interactive and informative experience for all those who visit us during the three day event. So come by booth #601 to learn a lot and make some friends along the way. We hope to see you there!

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