I have been busy lately. So let's catch up. I attended PhotoPlus Expo in New York. This year's show was October 29th through November 1, 2014. I have always enjoyed attending as its the largest photography trade show on the East Coast or in the United States. Usually companies announce new products and services at trade shows like this one. This was also the year of Photokina the "Germany" based show so all of the major announcements were done before this show. With the number of camera stores closing I feel that its one of the few places you can go to touch and feel new gear. I will try to give you some of the highlights of the show for me.
Attended a pre-show panel discussion: How Technology is Leading the Storytelling Revolution. On the panel was David Vaskevitch, Greg Scoblete, Jeremy Cowart, Paul Moakley and Terry White. It was fun and informative. I will say this. It's a great time to be a photographer. Whether you like it or not the industry is changing. Each speaker said, "You must get your work out there". In fact, they pretty much all agreed that you have to post your work in as many places as possible. Not sure, check out Jeremy Cowart's Instagram feed. He has increase his participation. You just have to find a way to make it work. Images that live on your hard drive and never see the light of day don't benefit you or others who may enjoy viewing them. Video in your camera is here to stay. You should learn to embrace it.
The show was crowded. Lots of buzz and excitement around the Fuji, Sony. Panasonic and Sony booths. Canon and Nikon were busy...however....I'm just saying. Did I say its a great time to be a photographer.
A new company that is built to help solve the "how to take control of your photos" issue. Some big names in photography are on board. Joe McNally, Matthew Jordan Smith, Tamara Lackey to name a few. You have photos on your phone, hard drives, etc. Mylio was designed to help you locate forgotten photos and help you have more control over them. Click on the link: Mylio to read about it. I'm trying the trial to see if it fits in my workflow.
I signed up for a photo walk hosted by Ken Kaminesky and Elia Locardi. The walk was sponsored by Fuji, GTech, OnOne Software, Zeiss Lenses, Formatt Hitech, X-Rite and Walks of New York. They had raffle prizes valued at over $5000. It rained and was a little cool but well worth attending. I met new photographer friends and won the $1000 voucher for a Zeiss Lens. I am grateful for winning the voucher but I'm more thankful to meeting new photographer friends such as Ken , Elia and his wife Naomi.
So, that was kind of the highlights. Left NYC and returned to Virginia to attend the 35th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium in Norfolk the next following week. Two weeks of attending conferences. That's why its been a busy fall.