Las Vegas, NV – March 7, 2016 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, has just announced the latest addition to its star-studded Sigma Pro Program, legendary wedding photographer Andy Marcus. Marcus will present at the 2016 WPPI conference in the Sigma Theater, along with other Sigma Pro members including Jen Rozenbaum, who will launch her new series, “Shamelessly Feminine: A Modern Take on Iconic Women”, at the show (booth 521). WPPI is the premier annual convention for wedding and portrait photographers, and will be held March 7-9, 2016, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“The Sigma Pros offer a valuable resource to the photographic community. For the past six years, they have presented informative lectures, seminars, and workshops to photographic groups and university students across the USA,” comments Dave Metz, Director of Market Support Operations at Sigma. “Andy Marcus will be a great addition to the group, with his decades-long experience in the high profile wedding market in the New York City area. Sigma is proud to give back to the photo industry with these outstanding photographers."
With the addition of Andy Marcus, the Sigma Pro Program expands to a group of nine accomplished photographers who personally use and educate others on Sigma’s collection of cameras, lenses, flashes and photography accessories. In addition to Andy Marcus and Jennifer Rozenbaum, Sigma Pros include Steve Chesler, Liam Doran, David FitzSimmons, Judy Host, Roman Kurywczak, Robert O’Toole and James Schmelzer.
A Master Craftsman Shares His Experience
For nearly 40 years, Marcus has built his studio’s reputation for uncompromising quality in both posed portraits and photojournalistic-style wedding images. It’s this reputation along with his dedication to personal service that has brought celebrity and other high-end wedding clients to his studio. This year at WPPI, Marcus will present “Raise the Bar: Photographing Amazing Weddings.” In this workshop, he’ll teach WPPI attendees how to select the right lens to shoot stunning wedding photos and increase sales.
Iconic Women Revealed in a New Light
An accomplished professional photographer and current member of the Sigma Pro Program, Jen Rozenbaum will offer two workshops at the Sigma Theater. In “Recipes for Boudoir Success,” Jen will share some of her favorite boudoir images and explain the steps it took to create the images. She’ll walk the audience through the entire process, so attendees will understand the decision-making process when choosing posing, lighting, lenses and more.
Rozenbaum will also introduce her newest collaboration with Sigma, “Shamelessly Feminine: A Modern Take on Iconic Women”. This presentation will explain her drive behind the project as well as walk through her entire creative process in making modern day images of iconic women.
More Sigma Pro Special Presentations
In addition to Marcus and Rozenbaum, Sigma Pros, Judy Host and James Schmelzer, will also be presenting workshops at WPPI this year.
Judy Host will offer two photography presentations. In “Visions of Light: Learning to Recognize Light Quality,” Host will teach attendees how to build a solid understanding of light quality and lens options to help develop a unique, personal style. Her second workshop, “Grace & Balance: Understanding the Importance of Composition in Your Imagery,” will teach how lenses can add impact when using composition to convey emotion.
James Schmelzer will also present two workshops at the Sigma Theater at WPPI. Held in the Sigma Performance Studio, Schmelzer will demonstrate the techniques for his signature portraits using minimal equipment in “Fast Lens and Constant Light Solutions for Compelling Headshots.” During his second workshop, “Creative Lens Choices and Lighting Decisions for Dramatic Glamour Photography,” attendees can watch the photographer work his magic to create images that bring out the best features in his subjects. He’ll show attendees how and why choosing the right lens and lighting makes all the difference in the final images.
For the complete Sigma Theater schedule at WPPI 2016, visit http://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/wppi-speaker-schedule. To register for WPPI 2016 and visit Sigma’s booth, please visit http://www.wppionline.com/index.shtml.
About Sigma Corporation
Since 1961, Sigma has worked toward a single, simple goal: To imagine and develop photographic technologies that push the envelope, empower photographers and produce unparalleled imagery. We’ve honored this commitment by maintaining control of our design, research and development, and manufacturing processes in our own Aizu Factory. Our products are built with premium materials and are known worldwide for quality and performance. Our family-owned organization is the largest, independent SLR lens manufacturer in the world, producing more than 45 lenses that are compatible with most manufacturers, including Sigma, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax. Sigma Corporation also produces digital SLR cameras and high-definition digital compact cameras. The company is headquartered in Japan, with offices strategically located throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Photography is all we do, and it’s all we’ve ever done.