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Wedding and Portrait Photographers International is the photography industry's destination for inspiration, knowledge, and networking. The annual convention is being held February 27 - March 6, 2014, and the trade show is March 3-5, 2014, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Kubota Image Tools will not have a booth at the show (we are working on our top-secret project...shh...), but be sure not to miss out on Kevin's classes, and stop by the AsukaBook booth to see the new products and say hello.
Four Reasons WPPI is the Place for YOU!
1. WPPI is host to a variety of classes for all genres of photography, including wedding, fine art, commercial, and advertising. It is attended by over 10,000 photographers from around the world, and boasts hundreds of expo booths.
Our fearless leader, Kevin Kubota, will be offering three information-filled classes during the WPPI event:
Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 9-10:30 AM
PC02 – How 10 Photographers Changed Their World (and how you can too)
In fall 2013, 10 photographers took an amazing journey to Kenya, Africa, to put their photographic skills to use in support of a local hospital serving the poor in the area. Kevin Kubota will share the stories of these 10 photographers, and the impact this experience had on their lives and the lives of the people they served.
Monday, March 3, 2014 from 8-10 AM
MC13 – 10 Lighting Projects You Can Do Now to Make Yourself a Better Photographer
Understanding how to visualize, control and sculpt light is one of the key skills that defines great photographers. Today's photographers need to be able to quickly create beautiful light in the studio, at remote locations, and everywhere in-between!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 4-5:30 PM
PC60 – Kevin Kubota's Photographers Ignite
The originator of Photographers Ignite, Kevin Kubota, will be hosting the fourth annual WPPI event. This fast-paced event has 12 selected speakers who will have 5 minutes each to share their thoughts while showing 20 slides at a rate of 15 seconds per slide. Get ready to learn, laugh, and be inspired! Come be a part of what many attendees say is their favorite event at WPPI!
Learn more about the classes and register today. Space is limited.
3. Kevin is inviting YOU to join him in Vegas and receive $75 OFF a Full Conference Pass. Use promo code: WPPISpeaker. For more info about the event, and to register, visit
For a FREE Expo Pass (valid only for entry to the 3-day Expo and Launch Pad), click here to register.
4. Although Kubota Image Tools will not have a booth this year (in order to keep working on our top-secret project), our AsukaBook team will be in booth #1139 showcasing their great new products, including the USB/Keepsake Presentation Book, sophisticated Cosmopolitan Album, the Art Layflat Collection, seamless Folios, and more.
If you want to have your voice by day three of the show, stay hydrated! To save money, bring your own water bottle so you can fill up at drinking fountains.
Bring comfortable shoes. We know you want to rock your most stylish duds in Vegas, but figure out how to make it work with some sneakers or flip flops.
Pack snacks in your suitcase. You don't want hunger pangs to cause you to run out of an awesome Master Class in search of a $5 apple.
Use the Las Vegas Monorail to explore the city and save on cab fare.
Go to all the events your feet will allow. Network, network, and don't forget to stock up on business cards.