Sony Artisans at WPPI Portrait Photography Expo 2013

WPPI Portrait Photography Expo – Las Vegas March 11-13, 2013

WPPI-2013Come see Sony Cameras at WPPI Portrait Photography Expo from March 11-13, 2013 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Stop by the Sony Booth 601 on the WPPI Expo Floor to see see presentations by Sony Artisans Matthew Jordan Smith, Brian Smith, David McLain and photographers Robert Evans, Scott Robert Lim, Joe Brady and Gary Fong. Then check out the latest Sony digital cameras, the full-frame a99 and RX1; NEX-6 and best-in-class Cybershot RX100.

Don’t miss these WPPI Platform Talks by Sony Artisans of Imagery Brian Smith, Matthew Jordan Smith and David McLain speaking about Portrait Photography Lighting, Building a Powerful Photography Career and the Convergence of Still and Video.

Matthew Jordan Smith: 10 Secrets to Building a Powerful Photography Career

Mon, Mar 11, 2013 – 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Track: Motivational
Type: Platform Class presented by Sony

How do you stand out as a photographer when your clients have the same camera equipment as you? Celebrity portrait photographer, Matthew Jordan Smith shares secrets to help you elevate your photography business, while having fun at the same time. From weddings to portraits, fashion to seniors, Matthew’s insightful tips and techniques will help you stand out from the competition by giving you powerful tools to become a better photographer. This motivational seminar will change the way you look at photography, your business, and your life. This is the seminar everyone will be talking about for years to come so don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to make your business stand out from the rest. You’ve seen Matthew on America’s Next Top Model and CreativeLIVE, now see him in person as he shares his passion to help you succeed in your wedding, portrait, senior and fashion photography business. Matthew will also share many of his lighting techniques, which include diagrams, equipment used and more. A special marketing section will include bold new ideas for marketing your business to new and existing clients. Learn how to become comfortable, efficient and extremely profitable by using techniques Matthew has learned during his career. Matthew’s clients include Oprah, Tyra, Olay, Pantene, Revlon and more. Come early to get the best seat, as Matthew’s last seminar was standing room only!


David McLain: New Opportunities: When Still Photography and Video Converge

Mon, Mar 11, 2013 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Track: Video
Type: Platform Class presented by Sony

David McLain has shot 7 feature length stories for National Geographic Magazine and more recently has turned his eye toward cinematography. He will walk viewers through his transition from stills to video by sharing different bodies of work he has shot over the years. This seminar will get you excited about the prospects of shooting motion and give you a better understanding of some of the new opportunities.


Brian Smith: Secrets of Great Portrait Photography Lighting

Wed, Mar 13, 2013 – 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Track: Lighting/Posing
Type: Platform Class presented by Sony

Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith shares his use of lighting modifiers to control and shape light and shadow to create bold iconic portrait photography of Hollywood’s A-list. You’ll learn how to work quickly under pressure, on productions both small and large. Learn how to control the quality of light had how the choice between hard light and soft light allows you to control the mood. From his simple problem-solving approach to both sculpting light in the studio and how to overcome harsh daylight by blending strobe with ambient light to on location, Brian will show you how to take cues from reality to make the most of great light when you find it and to create it when you don’t. Smith will share celebrity portraits of from his books Art & Soul and Secrets of Great Portrait Photography to share ways that you can make everyone you photograph look and feel like a star.

Come early to get the best seat, Brian’s last seminar was standing room only!

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