YOU! We try to select an equal combination of well known speakers in the photography industry, and up-and-coming presenters, for each Photographers Ignite line-up.



From Wikipedia: Ignite is a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The first Ignite was held in 2006 in Seattle, Washington, and was sponsored by O’Reilly Media and MAKE magazine.

In 2010, Kevin Kubota brought Photographers Ignite to thousands of photographers at WPPI. The first two years were such a success that it became the opening show for WPPI in February, 2012!

There are a panel of judges who review Ignite submissions after each deadline for the next event. All submissions are taken into consideration and voted on. The selected presenters are then notified of their acceptance and expected to appear at the next Photographers Ignite event.

Being a Photographers Ignite presenter is on a volunteer basis and is a fantastic way to share your unique ideas with an industry full of you peers.



Photographers Ignite is a growing phenomenon. You can find it every year at WPPI in Las Vegas. We have also teamed up with creativeLIVE in New York, and most recently at their studio in Seattle September of 2013, to bring the entire world LIVE presentations online.



The next event will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016, from 10:30 am to 12 noon at WPPI in Las Vegas!



It’s fantastic, funny, educational, fun, and entertaining…Enough said!





  1. David Tate
    January 22, 2015

    How do I tune in..??

  2. Jessica Wright
    January 23, 2015

    Hey David,
    You can watch the presenters at WPPI this year, the show is Thursday March 5th at 10:30am! After the show we eventually post the recordings of the presentations to this section of our site: http://photographersignite.com/watch-2/
    You can view past presentations there now.
    But, nothing compares to seeing the Photographers on stage in person. It’s like going to a concert to see your favorite musician, the CDs and digital versions of the music are great to listen to, but being at the show is an entirely different and more entertaining experience. We hope to see you there!

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