Las Vegas, NV – March 2, 2016 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flashes and accessories manufacturer, has announced its presence at the 2016 Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference (WPPI) in Las Vegas, NV from March 7-9, 2016. Sigma will showcase its brand new products, as well as feature an incredible lineup of Sigma Pro speakers in its theater at booth 521. Attendees who visit the Sigma booth will have multiple chances to win popular Sigma lenses each day by simply scanning their badge or participating in the new Sigma Social Studio.

 

COMPREHENSIVE SCHEDULE AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.  All sessions are 25 minutes in length.

JUDY HOST
Visions of Light:  Learning to Recognize Light Quality  
(10:30 Monday, 12:00 Tuesday, 1:00 Wednesday)

Whether you use natural light or light modifiers, understanding how to create and see light in your imagery is one of the most important elements to creating beautiful images.  The quality of light is paramount to converting a good image into a masterpiece.  Your lens choice aids in your ability to capture your subject(s). Lens choice is also a style choice. This program will give you both a solid foundation to see Light Quality and a lens choice so you can develop a style that is all your own.

Grace & Balance:  Understanding the Importance of Composition in your Imagery
(1:00 Monday, 3:00 Tuesday, 2:30 Wednesday)

Perfecting the composition in your imagery is an important ingredient to creating emotion in your image.  Leading lines, light placement, composition, exposure and Lens perspective will bring your viewer into the story adding greater visional impact.  When creating a storytelling image, the goal is to capture or create an entire scene.

Your lens selection is an integral part of that creative process, as you choose focal length and aperture to help convey that emotion.   Using these elements will vastly improve the quality of your work and enable you to create works of art no matter where you are.

ANDY MARCUS
Raise the Bar - Photographing Amazing Weddings
(12:00, 2:30 Monday, 1:30, 2:30 Tuesday, 11:30, 1:30 Wednesday)

How lens choice can make  your images stand out!    Learn how to use the proper lens to make your image stand out from the competition.  Create images that people talk about and that bring clients to your door. With 75 years experience photographing the biggest weddings in New York City, Andy brings experience and knowledge of how to increase your sales.

JEN ROZENBAUM
Recipes for Boudoir Success
(11:00 Monday, 11:00 Tuesday, 11:00 Wednesday)

Join Jen as she shares some of her favorite boudoir images and explains how she got them…. from start to finish. This is a fantastic opportunity to understand the decision making that goes into making an image.   By explaining posing, location, lighting, lens choice and more, Jen will breakdown the images and allow for you to more successfully apply the same decisions to your next shoot.

Shamelessly Feminine:  A Modern Take on Iconic Women
(1:30 Monday, 2:00 Tuesday, 1:00 Wednesday)

Join Jen as she introduces her newest collaboration with Sigma. If you want to be inspired, don't miss this!   Jen will explain her drive behind this project as well as take you through the creative process she used to create modern day images of iconic women.  Jen will discuss her choices for costume selection,  make-up and hair styling,  and how they reflect the  character of her subjects....women who have expanded the boundaries in society.

RYAN BROWN
The Environmental Portrait: The Best Lens Choices for Creative Impact
(11:30, 3:00 Monday, 10:30, 12:30 Tuesday, 2:30 Wednesday)

Have you wondered how to visualize and create a portrait that tells a great story?  Join Ryan while we look at the technique, composition, and best lenses choices to create and convey a story and emotional connection in your portraiture.

JAMES SCHMELZER
Fast Lens and Constant Light Solutions for Compelling Headshots
(12:30 Monday, 11:30 Tuesday, 10:30 Wednesday)

Jim will demonstrate his techniques for his signature style portraits.  Using minimum equipment in the Sigma performance studio.  Jim is an engaging instructor and always draws a large audience,  so be sure to get here early to get a good seat.  Learn the top tips from a top pro!

Creative Lens Choices and Lighting Decisions for Dramatic Glamour Photography
(2:00 Monday, 1:00 Tuesday, 12:00 Wednesday)

Glamour photography is an attitude,  it’s a style…..and glamour can be about either men or women.  See Jim work his magic to make engaging portraits that bring out the best features in his subjects.  Choosing the right lens and the right lighting is critical in his mission.

 


 WPPI SPEAKER SCHEDULE

  MONDAY (3/7/16)
10:30-10:55 Visions of Light (HOST)
11:00-11:25 Recipes for Boudoir Success (ROZENBAUM)
11:30-11:55 Environmental Portraits-Best Lens Choices for Creative Impact (BROWN)
12:00-12:25 Raise the Bar:  Phtographing Amazing Weddings (MARCUS)
12:30-12:55 Fast Lens and Constant Light Solutions for Compelling Headshots (SCHMELZER)
1:00-1:25 Grace & Balance (HOST)
1:30-1:55 Shamelessly Feminine: A Modern Take on Iconic Women (ROZENBAUM)
2:00-2:25 Creative Lens Choices and Lighting  for Dramatic  Glamour Photography (SCHMELZER)
2:30-2:55 Raise the Bar:  Photographing Amazing Weddings (MARCUS)
3:00-3:25 Environmental Portraits-Best Lens Choices for Creative Impact (BROWN)

 

  TUESDAY (3/8/16)
10:30-10:55 Environmental Portraits-Best Lens Choices for Creative Impact (BROWN)
11:00-11:25 Recipes for Boudoir Success (ROZENBAUM)
11:30-11:55 Fast Lens and Constant Light Solutions for Compelling Headshots (SCHMELZER)
12:00-12:25 Visions of Light (HOST)
12:30-12:55 Environmental Portraits-Best Lens Choices for Creative Impact (BROWN)
1:00-1:25 Creative Lens Choices and Lighting  for Dramatic  Glamour Photography (SCHMELZER)
1:30-1:55 Raise the Bar:  Phtographing Amazing Weddings (MARCUS)
2:00-2:25 Shamelessly Feminine: A Modern Take on Iconic Women (ROZENBAUM)
2:30-2:55 Raise the Bar:  Phtographing Amazing Weddings (MARCUS)
3:00-3:25 Grace & Balance (HOST)

 

  WEDNESDAY (3/9/16)
10:30-10:55 Fast Lens and Constant Light Solutions for Compelling Headshots (SCHMELZER)
11:00-11:25 Recipes for Boudoir Success (ROZENBAUM)
11:30-11:55 Raise the Bar:  Phtographing Amazing Weddings (MARCUS)
12:00-12:25 Creative Lens Choices and Lighting  for Dramatic  Glamour Photography (SCHMELZER)
12:30-12:55 Shamelessly Feminine: A Modern Take on Iconic Women (ROZENBAUM)
1:00-1:25 Visions of Light (HOST)
1:30-1:55 Raise the Bar:  Phtographing Amazing Weddings (MARCUS)
2:00-2:25 Environmental Portraits-Best Lens Choices for Creative Impact (BROWN)
2:30-2:55 Grace & Balance (HOST)