Started in 1978, Wedding & Portrait Photographer International, WPPI, is another trade association for wedding and portrait photographers, and also filmakers. Many of our DPPA members carry dual citizenship in PPA and WPPI. WPPI also has several print competitions throughout the year, with the big awards handed out during their week-long conference and trade show held in Las Vegas in the early part of each year.
As a local guild our family fares better than just about any other group at WPPI, both here at home in the US and internationally. Not only do we win consistently, but also, we win 1st place in many of the categories. Here is a list of this year’s awards that were handed out on March 4.
Congratulation to our WPPI awards winners. These are much deserved and earned awards.
Luke Edmonson – “Honors of Excellence” In-Camera Artistry
David Edmonson – 2nd place in Illustrative
Paul Ernest – 1st Place High School Seniors & 1st Place Portrait Contemporary
JB Sallee – 1st Place Wedding Couple Together non-Wedding Day
Phaneendra Gudapati – 3 Silvers
WPPI Triple Masters
WPPI Lifetime Achievement Award
WPPI Print Comp Judges
David & Luke Edmonson, Tony Corbell & Paul Ernest
From Dallas come 4 WPPI print judges. Texas and especially Dallas was well represented at WPPI thanks to these talented folks.
WPPI Photo Walk Presenters
Tony Corbell, David & Luke Edmonson
Along with classes and judging these 3 had photo walks at WPPI.
WPPI Class Presenters –
Paul Ernest - The Spirit Within an Image - Why We Are Photographers
David & Luke Edmonson - Why This Year's Album Sales Predicts Next Years Success!
Tony Corbell - Lighting Techniques to Create Dimension
Here are couple of links to the winners and their winning images:
WPPI 2015 Winners: Print, Album and Filmmaking
80 and Above Entries