It is a huge honor to be selected as one of the 6 WPPI album judges for their 2009 international convention. WPPI’s Vegas convention is the largest in the photographic industry with over 10,000 attendees from all over the world. It is very exciting to be a part of such a prestigious panel and to be trusted to be part of the selection process of one of the most sought after awards in the industry.
As I mentioned in a previous blog – last November, Cinematic Studios produced a reality TV mini series for the Web starring “24 of the hottest professional photographers in the industry”. The series is this year’s pre-WPPI buzz builder. We were split into two teams and given 24 hours to complete a “mystery” assignment. Enjoy the full videos here!
I just returned a from Robert Evans studio in LA where we made four videos to promote the upcoming WPPI convention in 2009 as well as to raise donations for two very worthy charities: Thirst Relief International & Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. Cinematic studios produced a reality TV mini series for the Web starring “24 of the hottest professional photographers in the industry”. The series is this year’s pre-WPPI buzz builder.
We were split into two teams and given 24 hours to complete a “mystery” assignment. With collaborative effort and support from our amazing sponsors (Microsoft Expression Media 2, Triple Scoop Music, AsukaBook, Kubota Image Tools, ShowIt Sites, Photographers’ Edit, and Loktah), we were able to raise over $5000 to donate to these two wonderful charities. You will be able to view the two videos created by each team then get a chance to vote for your favorite one – the winner of the team will get a chance to donate to their representing charity. Voting will start early 2009.
Participating photographers included:
Bebb Studios, ,
Alisha & Brook Photographers,
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Ann Hamilton, and
Katie and Chris Humphreys Photography
Jim Garner, and Bambi Cantrell The Key Players (collage created by Dane Sanders):
I was extremely fortunate to be included in Ron Dawson’s F-Stop Beyond Series. He has interviewed many of our industries top professionals such as the Woods, Michelle Celentano, Jim Garner, Joe Photo, etc. He is an incredible artist himself and did and amazing job. Below is his interview description and link to the show.
What do a massage therapist and a wedding and portrait photographer have in common? Well, you gotta listen if you want to find out. Perhaps it was Catherine Hall‘s experience as the former that contributed to her being such a terrific photographer. Or, maybe it was the nationally acclaimed skiing she used to do that gave her the competitive edge to rise above the rest. Or, perhaps, despite the fact that she was a middle child, instead of embracing a “Jan Brady” (“Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!”) attitude, Catherine always saw herself AS Marcia. Whatever the secret, Catherine’s experience as an editorial, portrait, and wedding photographer have made her creme of the crop in the industry (she was one of only a few women selected as “Young Guns” earlier this year at WPPI). This is one of those episodes that will make you laugh as well as give you inspiration. We cover a whole host of topics: childhood; massage therapy; skiing; west coast vs. east coast (she’s bi-coastal, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”); and, at the end, she gives us her take on two of the most oft-asked questions she gets as a speaker and instructor: how do you get sponsors and how do you get to charge high fees? We cover such a variety of topics, I’ve crowned Catherine “The Tangent Queen.”
Please enjoy the SHOW.
It is quite an honor to be included in Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s International “Dream Team”. In the August issue, Rangefinder announced the following:The 2009 lineup of WPPI Platform speakers is quite possibly the inest collection of the most successful professional photographers int eh industry – not to mention the most sought after on the speaking circuit. WPPI has created a “DREAM TEAM” of Platform Speakers for 2009 whil will be presenting an array of topics. Fellow speakers include: Marcus Bell, Joe Buissink, Bambi Cantrell, Michele Celentano, Bruce Dorn, Jim Garner, Jerry Ghionis, Gene Higa, Joe Photo, JB & DeEtte Sallee, Eddie Tapp, Vicki Taufer, Jeff & Julia Woods, and Yervant.