WPPI is a wedding photographers convention hosted in Las Vegas every February, where thousands of photographers attend to network, learn from top photographers of the industry, and explore new products and equipment from top photo suppliers. Industry leaders host public talks, classes, photowalks, and masterclasses, making this event an excellent place to learn new techniques from the best.
I originally had plans during WPPI week this year but I’m glad I was able to make time to go! Due to my schedule, I was only able make a one-day trip - it was an exhausting day where I was awake and alert for 24 hours but the trip was extremely fulfilling and I’m glad I was able to make it happen. Big thanks to Emerald for coming along and agreeing to model on such short notice!
The biggest highlight of the expo this year was seeing early prototypes of the 5 new Canon RF lenses, recently announced additions to their mirrorless system lens lineup. Many camera manufacturers made big pushes to challenge Sony in the mirrorless market, and I’m excited to see what’s coming up!
Here are some highlights from the expo! Scroll to the bottom for highlights from the Red Rock Canyon photoshoot.
In the afternoon, we went out to the Red Rock Canyon with Stanley Wu and had a ton of fun doing portraits in the desert landscape. This was during the rainy week in the end of February, big thanks to the fortunate weather for bringing us cool temperatures and super photogenic clouds!
All photos were lit with my Godox AD200 with a Magmod MagSphere and Maggrid combo. This super compact 200W light is powerful for it’s size and the equally portable Magmod light modifiers are my favorite tools for on-location photoshoots - I like traveling light and these tools easily fit in any of my camera bags!
Thanks for reading and enjoy the photos!
Location: Red Rock Canyon
Model: Emerald (@emmyralds)
Cameras: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 17-40L f4.0, Sigma 35 1.4 Art, Canon 85L f1.2, Canon 70-200 f2.8L
Lighting: Godox AD200, Magmod MagSphere, Magmod Maggrid, Magmod Advanced Gel Kit
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