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Wedding Photographic Society

I recently became aware of the Wedding Photographic Society.   Instead of me trying to explain them here’s the excerpt from their website:

We’re a network of professional photographers who come together to collaborate on photographic ideas, thoughts, and information in an attempts to elevate the artistic, technical, and business standards of the wedding photographic community. Membership in the WPS offers many professional & personal growth opportunities via bi-monthly educational meetings, networking, critiques, and general camaraderie during such gatherings. WPS meetings, forums, blog submissions, & web pages are open to any and all professional wedding photographers throughout the world.

The WPS’s origins date back to 2005, when North Carolina photographer Christobal Perez organized quarterly photography meetings in an effort to help build relationships, share knowledge amongst peers, and help create a competitive, yet supportive photographic community. The spirit of Christobal’s movement has grown exponentially since that time and has since evolved into the WPS(which became official in 2009) with the further support of other local photographers, Shane Snider, Robin Lin, Martha Manning, Stacy Borelli, & Brian Mullins. Leaders & members of the WPS donate their time to organize topic discussions with guest speakers, collaborate on ideas and offer guidance, all without compensation.

It’s very exciting to see this open network of photographers come to existence. I am looking forward to sharing ideas with other photographers and especially being able to meet the owners since they are local to Raleigh, NC. I knew there were be some perks of moving down here.