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Q2 News: Updated Home Page Random Images

We've recently updated the WPJA.com site with Q2 contest winning images from the following members:

Agnieszka Mandal, Poland Laura Morton, California Justyna Ortyl, Poland
Alex Zeevi Christian, New York Matt Adcock, Georgia Mauro Pozzer, Italy
Brandon Wright, California Rich Janniello, New York Agaton Strom, New York
Brian Wedge, Maine Ron Storer, Washington Benjamin Rusnak, Florida
Caius Maries, Romania Scott Juarez, Texas Bill Xie, New York
Caroline Ghetes, North Carolina Verna Pitts, Minnesota Carlo Carletti, Italy
Emin Kuliyev, New York Clifford Brunk, California Chris Humphreys, California
Jacob Pritchard, New York Craig Wolfrom, Idaho Dave Sauvarin, Channel Islands
Javon Longieliere, Georgia Daniele Del Castillo, Italy Eng Hong Loh, Singapore
Jonathan McBride, Pennsylvania Dave Richards, California Jeff Tarantino, New Jersey
Joshua Brown, New York Jessie Li, BC, Canada Kori Hudson, Arkansas
Justin Graddy, Minnesota Johnny Arguedas, Massachusetts Nathan Welton, Colorado
Kenny Pang, New York Jonathan Woods, New York Tracy Turpen, South Carolina
Ronald Soliman, Delaware Sunny Tan, Malaysia Wayne Yuan, New Jersey
Ryan Brenizer, New York Tom Palmaers, Belgium Wojciech Jakubiuk, Poland
Free WPJA Membership

Reminder: Membership Renewal Discounts

Many new applicants indicate that they learned about the WPJA from current members. Often, this is in the form of a WPJA banner or mention on a member’s Bio page, forum, blog posts, or other forms of social networking. Sometimes, it is a personal recommendation to a friend/acquaintance to apply for WPJA membership.

When a new applicant is accepted for membership and joins the WPJA, we will be rewarding referring members with discounted renewal rates:

1 Referral = 20% discount on renewal
2 Referrals = 40% discount on renewal
3 Referrals = 60% discount on renewal
4 Referrals = 80% discount on renewal
5 Referrals = FREE MEMBERSHIP!

If multiple WPJA members are included on the application form, the 20% referral discount will be equally distributed, i.e., two names listed = 10% to each member.

This offer will retro back to August 15, 2009, when this feature was added to the membership application form.

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Photographer - Top Left
Johnny Arguedas, Massachusetts
Photographer - Top Middle
Rich Janniello, New York
Photographer - Top Right
Ryan Brenizer, New York

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Excellence in Wedding Photojournalism

Since 2002 the WPJA has been helping couples capture the story of their wedding.

The Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) is a professional organization composed of photojournalists and wedding photographers from around the world. What sets our members apart in the industry is their candid, documentary approach – a distinctly artistic vision toward wedding photography.

The Wedding Photojournalist Association puts the world’s best wedding photography at your fingertips. We offer a new perspective on wedding photography - quietly capturing the real moments as they happen for the bride and groom. It is our goal to use photography to tell the story of your wedding day, not dictate it for you.

Photography Contests

3rd place in Great Natural Light: Clara Sampaio, Brazil
5th place in Great Natural Light: Dennis Crider, United States
1st place in Reception: Max Pell, Argentina
5th place in Reception: Max Pell, Argentina
4th place in Great Natural Light: David Clumpner, United States

Wedpix Articles

For the Photographer

Using Warm Tones (Sepia) Sparingly

Weddings, wrapped in tradition, are an appropriate subject matter to color in tidings of yesteryear. When sepia tone is added to a wedding photo, instantly it has that romantic, old time feel.

Go to: Using Warm Tones (Sepia) Sparingly

For the Photographer

Pre-Visualizing Before The Shoot

Do you ever catch yourself dreaming about the perfect shot? Of course, the elements never fall into place as perfectly in real life as we would like them to but it never hurts to dream. Some WPJA members pre-visualize a few of the shots they’d like to get when documenting a wedding.

Go to: Pre-Visualizing Before The Shoot

For the Photographer

Who Are You Shooting For?

Couples hire wedding photojournalists for their narrative approach to photography, but they're also expected to get the more formal portraits shots. Balancing those competing expectations is an ongoing challenge and a somewhat tricky proposition.

Go to: Who Are You Shooting For?

For the Bride and Groom

Capturing Wedding Toasts

A celebratory toast to the bride and groom is deeply ingrained in wedding tradition, but do you know how the venerable custom came about?

Go to: Capturing Wedding Toasts

For the Bride and Groom

Planning Destination Weddings

Destination weddings offer stunning scenery and exotic atmosphere, providing the conditions needed to enhance those fabulous memories. However, since these types of weddings are often at resort locations in foreign countries, they’re subject to the unusual and the unexpected.

Go to: Planning Destination Weddings