This year’s Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) was held in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand Hotel from March 4 through March 11. It truly was a success for Westcott! We had the privilege of meeting numerous photographers with amazing talent who use Westcott products. We also had the pleasure of introducing new photographers to many Westcott lighting kits – especially our Spiderlite TD5s, which they immediately became a fan of.
Before we give you a recap of the show, we wanted to first thank everyone for taking the time to stop by our booth! Without you, WPPI would have not been a success! Second, we want to extend our appreciation to the photographers who donated their time to speak at our booth as well! You all did an amazing job! The following individuals spoke at our booth: James Schmelzer, David Ziser, Zach and Jody Gray (Gray Photography) and George DeLoache.
RECAP of WPPI 2010:
Day 1: Monday March 8, 2010
When they opened the gates for the WPPI Expo to begin, we knew it was going to be a good one! We had an immediate rush that continued until after the show had come to a close on Day 1. Our biggest hit for Day 1 had to be our Green Screen products. Photo Basics by Westcott recently launched a handful of items featuring Green Screen technology. The following products were featured at the show: 9’x10' Chroma Key Blue and Green Screens, Green Screen Digital Photo Kit, uLite Green Screen Video Lighting Kit and the uLite Green Screen Photo Lighting Kit. On a Pro level, our biggest featured product had to be our 6-in-1 Reflector Kit.
Day 2: Tuesday March 9, 2010
As the second day began, it was definitely a day of interest in our Spiderlite TD5s. With the wave of constant light becoming more and more utilized in the industry, everyone wanted to know how to utilize these lights. The TD5s allow photographers to create a light source that according to Scott Kelby is “almost like cheating”. Since Westcott offers many kits (biggest value) featuring the TD5s, the demo on the product was ‘enlighting’ – no pun intended.
Day 3: Wednesday March 10, 2010
The last day was nothing to be reckoned with! The traffic through our booth was almost mind-boggling! The Westcott 28” Apollo softbox was a product not to be overlooked – this had to be the product of the day for Westcott. With more and more photographers focusing on the option of using their products for both studio use as well as on-location, the Apollo had everything to offer! It creates an avenue for travel photographers to have the performance of a softbox with the portability of an umbrella. This product is truly a photographers’ dream! And as the day continued, the traffic remained even up until the conference had closed.
Closing of WPPI 2010
This year was truly fantastic and it is always a pleasure to see familiar faces! So in the meantime, keep your eyes and ears peeled – 2010 is going to be a BIG year for Westcott – who knows what is up our sleeves!
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