A few weeks ago I was struggling to find something interesting to blog about. My camera was in the shop, I was busy with concerts and the dreaded “day job,” and I had no inspiring nuggets of wisdom to impart. My friend, the fabulous woman behind Mila Photography suggested that I do a post where I gave a photo tip or taught something. I snorted. Okay, I didn’t snort, I am NOT a snorter, it was sort of an internal snort, like “Yeah right, what knowledge do I have that I could pass on to readers that most of you don’t already know?”
In thinking about it, I am an accomplished shopper (It a natural talent…you mustn’t be jealous now) and I do find some great bargains. (Not to brag or anything, but I did just buy half of my Christmas list online last night at one store with 20% off and free shipping…) And since the economy is not getting better anytime soon, I guess I better do my part. So, here’s my little tutorial on getting to WPPI for about $500.
I guess if you have “real” photography questions, feel free to email me
If you really don’t care, or are not going to WPPI, then check back in a few days and I’ll have blogged something new
By the way, WPPI is the convention and trade show for the Wedding & Portrait Photographers Internationaland hoards of photographers will be rocking the strip in February!
MGM Grand Hotel
Regular Cost: $179 a night
Regular cost with WPPI discount: $139 a night
Hanssie’s price: $69 a night – use the code MGM0023 (valid until the end of the month I think)
WPPI Convention and Membership Price (Since you have to be a member to go to the show)
Membership Price: $99
Convention and Trade Show Price: $250
Hanssie’s price: FREE
This year I applied for the Hy Sheanin Memorial Scholarship and though I didn’t win, they offered me a complementary registration and one year membership.
Airfare: about $300 – $400 right now
Some discount codes:
- American Airlines: A5729AG
- Alaska Airlines: ECCMB0412
- Continental: ZEJ9C97C5Y
- JetBlue: WPPI09JET2
- Northwest Airlines: NM24H
Hanssie’s Price: Not sure yet.
Although with gas prices at the lowest it’s been since 2004, a road trip may be in order which would make the price to be about $50 for gas.