March 12, 2011 / Travel

Las Vegas! WPPI!

I took a couple of vacations this winter (I think it's a requirement if you live in Minnesota).  This one to Vegas was mainly for work.   I went to WPPI which stands for Wedding and Portrait Photograp...
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I took a couple of vacations this winter (I think it’s a requirement if you live in Minnesota).  This one to Vegas was mainly for work.   I went to WPPI which stands for Wedding and Portrait Photography International.  It’s a huge convention/trade show with around 16,000 photographers!  I felt like a total photography nerd!  But it was fun!  I got to see some of my favorite photographers in the biz, like Elizabeth Messina and Jose Villa and I got to check out a bunch of cool new product!  I also met a lot of cool people from around the country!  I wasn’t a big fan of the whole Vegas strip thing, just not my thing, too much stimulation.  Next time I definitely want to check out Red Rocks and Hoover Dam!  But I did get to pretend to be a fashion photographer at one of the events, which was hosted by Nigel Barker!  Any ANTM  fans out there?  That’s America’s Next Top Model for those of you who are not into the “fierceness” of Tyra Banks reality model show.  Anyway, he had hair!  He was pretty hilarious!  Although he was mostly trying to sell Sony cameras, sorry Nige, I think I’ll stick with my Nikon.  I did gamble a little, but for me, it’s kind of boring.  Sorry to any die hard gamblers out there!

Kind of disappointed with the crazy TV screen thing over the old strip.

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