WPPI Platform Picks: Post Production & Business

18 Feb

Only a fraction of our time as photographers is actually spent behind the lens; the majority is taken up with business-related tasks and post production. If you’re looking to streamline or implement new processes, or are just curious about new ways of doing things, there’s a lot of great vendors, companies and classes at WPPI that can lend a hand. Here’s our picks for Platform classes that are sure to teach you a thing or two!


Sal Cincotta

What? Creating Wedding Packages that Sell
When? February 20, 12:00-2:00 pm
Why? Pricing, packages, communication, profit, consumer behavior

Julieanne Kost

What? Harnessing the Power of Lightroom 3 Develop Module
When? February 20, 12:00-2:00 pm
Why? Adobe Lightroom 3, edit, enhance, stylistic effects, seamless integration with Adobe Photoshop CS5


What? The [b]ig Picture
When? February 20, 3:30-5:30 pm
Why? run a successful boutique wedding photography studio, referrals, business


Greg Gibson

What? Lightroom 3 for Wedding and Portrait Photographers
When? February 21, 8:00-10:00 am
Why? business, pricing, sales, ordering, working with your client, close the sale, achieving your financial goals

Sarah Petty

What? Sell Your Butt Off
When? February 21, 8:00-10:00 am
Why? Adobe Lightroom 3, workflow, time saving, nondestructive editing, Adobe Photoshop CS5, showcase your work on multiple platforms

Bryan O’Neil Hughes

What? Delivering Stunning Black-and-White Photographs
When? February 21, 3:00-5:00 pm
Why? Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop CS5, gorgeous black-and-white images, shortcuts and methods, business

Craig Heidemann

What? Law School for Photographers: The Essential Business Law and Tax Workflow
When? February 21, 6:00-8:00 pm
Why? Business, success, techniques, tips, setting yourself apart

Kevin Kubota

What? You Can’t Create In a Vacuum, Unless You Want to Suck
When? February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm
Why? Legal, taxes, Q&A, proven business workflow, contracts, protecting your rights and assets


Beth Forester

What? How to Make Money in Any Economy!
When? February 22, 8:00-10:00 am
Why? Economy-proof success strategies, business, marketing, sales, tips,increase profitability

Beth Forester | http://foresterphoto.com

Julieanne Kost

What? Stylized Effects with Photoshop CS5
When? February 22, 8:00-10:00 am
Why? Adobe Photoshop CS5, enhance your photography, creative tips, overlays, textures, effects, composites

Jules Bianchi & Joy Bianchi Brown

What? How to be a Rockstar in your Own Backyard
When? February 22, 3:30-5:30 pm
Why? Business, marketing, sales, pre-visualization, pleasing your clients, new business

Jared Bauman

What? The Nuts and Bolts of Pricing and Packaging
When? February 22, 6:00-8:00 pm
Why? Business, pricing strategy, packaging, upselling, tips and tricks


Kay Eskridge

What? Upbeat Strategies in a Downturn Economy
When? February 23, 8:00-10:00 am
Why? Business, marketing campaigns, return clients, new business, setting yourself apart

Eddie Tapp

What? Best in Process from your CR2 Capture
When? February 23, 8:00-10:00 am
Why? CR2 Raw workflow, tips and techniques for: processing, enhancements, printing, exporting to Adobe Photoshop CS, printing export module

Lori Nordstrom

What? The Profitable Portrait Studio
When? February 23, 2:30-4:30 pm
Why? Portrait studio, business, profitability


Jerry Deck & Sondra Ayers

What? Turn Your Ideas into Success—15 Ways To Make More Money In The 60 Days Following WPPI!
When? February 24, 1:00-4:00 pm
Why? Change, business, getting started, achieving success

Don't forget, these classes are included with your WPPI registration, and you can secure a seat for up to five classes in advance with Preboard to avoid long lines and waiting. Today is the last day to Pre-board, so if you haven’t yet – get to it!


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