Every year, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) hosts a photography convention in Las Vegas which is attended by tens of thousands of photographers all over the world. When I decided to take portrait photography seriously my first step was to try out this yearly event. Last year was my first and boy I was glad I made that first step. It was a different but an awesome experience! I’ve got inspired by some of the top wedding and portrait photographers of this day, learned a few simple tricks and most of all I met other photographers who share my same passion. Since then, I promised to myself that this will be yearly thing for me to enrich my craft. Hope I can keep this promise.
This year, I signed up to one of the masterclasses offered at WPPI. It was one by Fernando Basurto entitled, “Capturing Emotions.” I didn’t know who Fernando Basurto was but I liked the title of his class. It sounds like what I love to do – capturing emotions. I walked in to Fernando’s class not knowing who he was and after the class, I walked out a fan. I admire his style and his attitude towards the craft. There are hundreds of big-named photographers out there but I only look up to two. I have been to several photography workshops and only a few made a lasting impression on me.
Here are some of the pictures I took from Fernando’s workshop. Shout out to our models Jen and Troy.