Zenfolio Brings the Heat to WPPI Zenfolio at WPPIFEATURED WPPI CLASSES

February 5th, 2016
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Zenfolio at WPPI

Zenfolio will be exhibiting at WPPI in Las Vegas, March 7-9 at booth #1213. Trade show hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come see us and take advantage of our show special: three months for $1. Zenfolio is also celebrating its 10-year anniversary.

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Zenfolio is hosting two Photographer Battles on March 7 and 8 in the registration hall from 3:30-4:00 p.m. Come get a free glass of champagne and watch pro photographers debate over hot photography topics.

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Sexy, Saucy, and Searchable: Website Design Best Practices + Live Critique

Speakers: Lou FreemanLaura Grier and Evan Chung

March 6 from 12-1:30 p.m. in room 309/310.

Zenfolio is presenting a master class hosted by Evan Chung with pro photographers Laura Grier and Lou Freeman. Your online portfolio is your first impression to the world, but does it give the impression you were hoping for? We’ll discuss website design, online marketing, and SEO. This in-depth panel discussion will share best practices for your photography website and critique a few websites. 

Preboard for the class here


Professional vs. Profound

Speaker: Jerry Ghionis

March 7 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in PC19

Jerry Ghionis will show you countless ways to rise up above your competition. Anyone can be a professional, but what makes you profound and noticed by your desired audience? With more than 22 years of experience as a photographer and more than 15 years teaching, Jerry has remained at the top of his game since he started and is a master of reinvention. Jerry will teach you how to see the world differently and complete your vision with incredible lighting, posing and techniques that will take you to the next level. He will also share some of his proven sales, branding and marketing ideas that will elevate you from a pro to profound!

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Let the Light Do the Talking

Speaker: Roberto Valenzuela

March 8 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in PC45, Rooms 313-316

Roberto Valenzuela created the Picture Perfect Lighting System to help photographers better understand and achieve their lighting goals. Learn how to assess and understand your surroundings, then manipulate and beautify light with minimal equipment. This session is for photographers who are looking for a practical solution for controlling light and creating lighting that complements clients. Learn how to bring out their best features without having to lug heavy gear or spend thousands of dollars on equipment and modifiers.

Preboard for the class here


The Next Level with JP

Speaker: JP Elario

March 7 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in PC20

JP will discuss tips and strategies, including booking new clients, managing timelines, coordinating the wedding day first look, and delivering an awesome final product. JP will share his favorite tactics such as knocking out formal family photos in a flash and making couples feel more comfortable in front of your lens. He will also discuss his social media practices.

Preboard for the class here


La Guerra de los clones

Speakers: Dennis Berti and Chio Garcia

March 6 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in PC15, Room 309/310

Zenfolio Pro team member Dennis Berti will be delivering the first ever Spanish WPPI presentation

Ser único, es una paradigma que todos buscamos alcanzar pero muchas veces la práctica cotidiana de la originalidad termina por convertirnos en imitadores de algo que no somos. El reflejo de nuestra propia arte se proyecta cuando nos mostramos como individuos, cuando nos replanteamos el camino y establecemos prioridades, es ahí cuando nos destacamos y dejamos de ser clones. En ésta platica compartiré mi visión sobre el mundo de la fotografía de bodas, y las experiencias que me han llevado a encontrar mi propia voz.

Be unique. It is a paradigm that we all seek to achieve but in the daily grind, the practice of originality ends up becoming stale and we start to become something that we are not. In this talk Dennis will share his view of the world of wedding photography, and the experiences that have led him to find his own unique voice.

Preboard for the class here


Como Ser un Mejor Fotógrafo Documental de Boda

Speaker: Dennis Berti and Chio Garcia

March 8 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in PLUS21, Room 204

Al documentar gráficamente un suceso se busca contar una historia de los momentos tal y cómo sucedieron. La fotografía documental de bodas ha trascendido el estilo clásico al que estábamos acostumbrados y hoy va representado en un estilo fresco, natural y sin pretensiones. Es justo lo que vamos a analizar en ésta clase: Hablaremos sobre los fundamentos básicos de la fotografía documental de bodas. Como ganarse la confianza del cliente y cómo crear situaciones sin intervenir. En la clase práctica configuraremos nuestras cámaras para que sean muy reactivas, trabajaremos con nuestro mejor aliado: la luz natural. Haremos ejercicios de composición y práctica de fotografía callejera con modelos reales dónde aplicaremos lo aprendido durante la primer parte del día.

Documentary wedding photography today is represented in a fresh, natural and unpretentious style. In this class we’ll discuss the basics of documentary wedding photography. How to gain customer confidence and creating images without intervening. In the practice class, we will work with our closest ally: natural light. We will do exercises in composition and practice street photography with real models where we will apply the lessons learned during the first part of the day.

Preboard for the class here