[note: for all of you architecture enthusiasts out there, yes this is a direct shout-out to robert venturi’s 1972 ‘learning from las vegas’]
paul and i attended WPPI for the first time this year, not knowing what to expect and expecting everything all at the same time. we crammed as many platform classes as we could in two days, and left one day for shooting and exploring. the highlights of the platform classes include sessions from elizabeth messina and jose villa, a packed photographer’s ignite program, and the party of the century thanks to airplanes and blazers.
however, the day we spent exploring was just as important as the days we spent learning from other photographers. it allowed us to focus more on us, hone in on our craft and style, and really get back into why we fell in love with photography in the first place. we came back felling inspired, recharged and excited for this year’s shoots, weddings and portrait sessions.
here’s a photographic recap of our trip, along with a few things we have to keep reminding ourselves along the way. we’ve skipped the boring business / editing stuff, but if you’re curious shoot us an email and we’d be happy to share.
1. shoot for yourself. the stronger your connection with what you are trying to capture, the stronger the photograph.
2. photography is just as much about light as it is composition.
3. don’t forget to take self-portraits. documenting everything includes yourself.
4. consider perspective. shoot macro and micro.
5. above all else, have fun.