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Imaging USA Speaker Spotlight on... William Innes - PPA Today

Imaging USA Speaker Spotlight on... William Innes


Imaging USA 2018 will be here before you know it...three-to-six days of everything photography, including learning, networking, shopping, and partying! It's all going down in the Music City, Nashville, TN, January 14-16, 2018 (Pre-Con classes January 11-13).

Imaging USA is known far-and-wide as THE place to see some of the best speakers in the photography industry, as they take you on deep-dives into every photographic and business topic you could want to learn more about. In order to get you even more excited (if that's possible!), PPA is highlighting our 2018 Imaging USA speakers.

Let's Meet...


William Innes


William Innes became fascinated with photography at an early age after being intrigued by the buttons and dials on his father's camera. (William still has that camera -an East German Praktica MLT-5B). After a long career in the aerospace industry,William leaped into the wedding photography world in 2006 and has never looked back. He believes to be a great wedding photographer you need to be well-versed in all kinds of photography, including portrait, landscape, action, and product techniques. Besides wedding photography, William loves traveling the world to experience the food, culture, and sights. To date, William has visited 42 countries. William is a member of the Panasonic Lumix Luminary team,promoting mirrorless cameras across the USA.  He works and lives in Santa Clarita, California with his wife and little dog. He is a member of PPA and WPPI.

Speaker Sessions:

Tue, Jan. 16

5:15am- 6:30am- Exploring Wedding & Portrait Photography in 2018!


What is your life motto? "Work your ass off". It's the only way to succeed. I even teach a program on this subject - that's how important I think it is!

Why do you love photography? When I was young, I was not very interested in school and learning. As I became older, I discovered an insatiable desire to learn new things. With the recent marriage of photography and digital technology, the rate of change is amazing. I love trying to keep up on all the new software, cameras, and technology. It's a very exciting time to be a photographer.

What would be your advice for photographers who are just starting their career? Learn business and marketing first and photography second. The world is full of starving artists. Think of photography as a job and or business, and then you will increase the chance of success.

William Innes is just one of the many amazing speakers you'll get to meet and learn from at Imaging USA 2018! Register online today!


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