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Old January 17th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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Weva 2008?

Is there 2 conventions a year? Winter and Summer convention? or is there only one...
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Old January 18th, 2008, 02:40 AM   #2
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anyone?

cuz i noticed there was one on Jan 29- Feb 2, but I cant tell if thats THE convention or just a "winter" convention with a bigger one coming in the summer. it sounds like the one this month is THE convention. which would suck cuz I didn't know it was this month and now its too short notice.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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Hi Mark,

Jan29-Feb2 is the winter convention. WEVA is usually in August. In Vegas also.

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anyone?

cuz i noticed there was one on Jan 29- Feb 2, but I cant tell if thats THE convention or just a "winter" convention with a bigger one coming in the summer. it sounds like the one this month is THE convention. which would suck cuz I didn't know it was this month and now its too short notice.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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The main Expo will be sometime around August. Dates won't be announced till after the Expo in a week.

WEVA has teamed up with a photography association PMA to offer the winter Expo. It's cheaper, but the Vendor room is more geared towards the PMA offerings than WEVA. I"m not sure any of the major manufacturers are going to be there for us. The seminar list looks strong though. Otherwise, look for the August Expo.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 12:24 PM   #5
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smart move by WEVA to align with photo expo. The cross pollination will benefit everyone.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 12:37 AM   #6
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smart move by WEVA to align with photo expo. The cross pollination will benefit everyone.
I agree, the photogs have had their acts together for far longer than us. In fact I just got done watching "What Makes Me Click" by Jerry Ghionis from Australia. It's a seminar about how he works and runs his business. A lot of good business advice that we can apply to video and the photo shoot part gave me several good ideas that can be worked into video...

Whoops just dragged this thread off target.

Just google his name and you'll find his site.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:03 AM   #7
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 09:44 AM   #8
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Brian - I don't think the learning is all one way. But in general photographers have a much better handle on why most brides prefer photo over video.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:49 AM   #9
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photographers have a much better handle on why most brides prefer photo over video.
It's not a question of brides preferring "photo over video." Wedding photography and wedding videography are complimentary, not competitive.

A photograph is immediate and perpetual -- it needs no special method to be displayed and it is always there to see. On the other hand, video is an event, with a beginning, a middle and an end. It's not always on display -- it doesn't hang on a wall all the time (at least, not yet it doesn't). That's why a photograph has more initial appeal, because it's always there to be seen.

Photography and videography are two different things, they do not compete against each other for the bride's dollars. It's not the job of the wedding videographer to compete against photography but rather to augment it and compliment it. The wedding videographer needs to sell the bride on the idea of doing a video in addition to photography, not instead of it.

Sorry for going off topic but I couldn't let that go.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:55 AM   #10
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let me rephrase that -

replace "most brides prefer photo over video".

with "most brides hire a photographer and not a videographer"
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Old January 28th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #11
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Generally speaking - from a customer's point of view, a wedding photographer's products are valued higher than a videographer's.
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