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I Am A WPPI WINNER! – A Selfish Brag.

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

I just received email confirmation that my print “Red Hot Drill Bits’ took 3rd place in the Scientific/Industrial Category at WPPI. I also had two other images “The Big Catch” & “This is what happens To Crappy Print Judges” receive an Accolade Of Excellence.  What a great way to end an overall wonderful experience at this years WPPI Convention in Vegas.

WPPI Award


Hodgy Is Vegas Bound

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Well this month kicks off a bunch of different speaking engagements, conventions and tradeshows.  First up.  WPPI (Wedding Portrait Photographers International) in Las Vegas.  I am heading out Sunday morning and hooking up with all my NoBs Members Sunday afternoon and evening.  This will be my 5th time at WPPI and every year is different.  The last few years we had a booth for NoBs, but we discovered that we can network a lot more by just walking around the tradeshow and talking to all the other vendors and photographers.  This is also where I discover new products for our studio (we are always looking out for our clients), and solidify our connections with our current vendors.

I will also be working with my good friend Andy Armstrong along with Mike Long in Andy’s booth.  Stop by the booth and hang out with us.  When you get the three of us together, something crazy always goes down and in Vegas this time, it should be big. 🙂

I will try to post updated images during the week.  Be back next week.  Cheers.  Hodgy



Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Wow, I finally get a chance to breathe.  It’s been non stop for the past 2 months and I still have another busy 2 months.  We just got back from the WPPI (Wedding Portrait Photographers International) Convention And Tradeshow and what a blast it was.  3 of my images received an “Accolade Of Excellence” and I will post them when I get the final results back.  We hung out with alot of our NoBs members and even met some new ones.  The tradeshow was huge and we spent some $  on some new products that I think some of you will be very happy with.  Here are just a few images from WPPI. Our wonky glasses are an inside joke with our members.

My good friend (and diving buddy) Craig Minielly of Craigs Actions

Brook & Paula of Silverlake Backrounds (We have quite a few of those)

The Design House Booth featuring one of my images.

Mark Ridout, one awesome photographer and demonstrator for Proshow Gold.
Check out his site and blog  

Me & Yervant, who is one of the Top Wedding Photographers In The World

Rob & Myself with Roy Ashen. You want to know where your Wedding DVD Slideshow Music comes from? Well it’s him. He also owns

Michael & Marilyn Sholin – Marilyn also speaks at Niagara School Of Imaging at the same time I do on Painter.

Will Crocket of (I write photography articles for him)

My good buddy Shawn VonIns (I had to put him in here or he would cry) JK

KC, his wife D and friend Gregory. I have known KC for years now through online forums. This is the second time we have met. He has some outstanding fashion photography that has truely inspired me.

Our other good friend Adam who prints all our Canvas Portraits for us.

Here is our NoBs Booth with our comfy colored Polar Bear Fur Chairs

We had BIG canvas portraits hanging

After coming home we took a day off to get ourselves back into the routine of our photography studio.  On Saturday I attended my first hockey game in over 20 years at the Sudbury Saturday Night event.  I was hired to cover the event throughout the evening.  Here are few images .









Other than that we have contintued to book weddings for 2010, and just got 2 more for this year which leaves us with one date left for 2009.  We are off to Cuba next week for a wedding, then back for 2 weeks and then I’m off to the Professional Photographers Of Ontario Convention in Ottawa.


Vegas Bound!

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

I’m off to Vegas on Saturday for the Wedding Portrait Photographers International Convention WPPI.  This is our 4th time attending and our 3rd time participating in the Tradeshow with  Vegas doesn’t do it for me anymore, but I do look forward to hanging out with 1000’s of photographers and seing alot of my photography friends.  We have many members of PPO, PPOC and NoBs attending, so I’m sure it’s going to be a blast.



Hodgins Photography 2009 Has Started

Monday, January 5th, 2009

It’s Monday, and tomorrow we official kick off the business season of 2009.  Looking back on the last year has been a real joy.  Wow, did we do alot in the last 12 months.  A new website, more commercial clients, many many kickass weddings, and a wackload of travelin.  I’m looking forward to pushing on and making 2009 the best yet so hold on to your trousers.   This week I am sending out 7  16×20 prints to be entered in the WPPI (Wedding Portrat Photographers International) print competition this Febuary in Las Vegas.  This will be the 4th time going to WPPI and the second time entering (last time I took 3rd place commercial and 3 Accolades of Excellence).  I am also a featured vendor in the tradeshow with my co-founded business  Although I’m not a big fan of Las Vegas I am a big fan of hanging out with a great group of photographers and creating some dynamic images in new found locations.  Anyways, here are the prints I am entering.

 “Bad Acting”


“Lollipop Girl”

“One model, one graffiti wall, & one can of hairspray”

“Awaiting the moment”

“Stairway to wedding”

“Serenity Sails”

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