Photography Overload

On October 28, 2013 by DaniLew

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Shoot Like a Pro Tour

This past Friday, October 25th, I sat in on Scott Kelby’s Shoot Like a Pro Tour seminar at the Washington DC Convention Center; it was a packed house with some narrow aisles.

This tour is based on his best-selling “The Digital Photography Books” volume 1-4.  These books offer great advice on portraits, landscapes, sports, etc. for beginners.  Now I practically know these books by rote plus I’ve been taking/making pictures for more than 30 years; so I really didn’t need to hear a condensed version.  However, the reason I paid my good-earned money is because I love to watch Scott teach.  His humor and timing and pace keeps me interested in anything he might want to speak about.  Besides it is always good to get knowledge pounded into your head one more time and you never know what crumbs of wisdom might come your way.

Scott Kelby in Washington DC for his Shoot Like a Pro Tour and in New York City for the PDN PhotoPlus expo - taken with an Apple iPhone 4S

Scott Kelby in Washington DC for his Shoot Like a Pro Tour and in New York City for the PDN PhotoPlus expo

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo

I also traveled to New York City for the PDN PhotoPlus expo on Saturday, October 26th.  The second image is Scott talking about shooting sports in the Canon booth. I know it may seem like I’m stalking Scott and I am. I even told him so when I introduced myself to him at PhotoPlus. He took it well and teased me about my Pittsburgh Steelers (I had on a fleece jacket with their logo).

Enough about that sad Black and Gold team; I was in NYC for the other Black and Gold team – Nikon!

Nikon booth at PDN PhotoPlus expo - taken with an Apple iPhone 4S

Nikon booth at PDN PhotoPlus expo

Nikon had all the 1 series mirrorless cameras and the brand new indestructible AW1 camera on display. I waited 15 minutes to get my chance to check it out and I was impressed with what I could see.  I need to purchase a smaller camera in the near future and one of the Nikon 1 series makes more sense to me instead of buying (and getting accustomed to) a whole new camera system.

Seriously, PhotoPlus is the biggest tradeshow I’ve ever seen! There were so many vendors that I had to take a break for lunch before I could get my second wind.

NYC Photowalk with Jason Odell & Deborah Sandidge

Towards the end of PhotoPlus, Jason Odell and Deb Sandidge held their annual NYC Photowalk at a famous landmark.  this time it was the FlatIron Building.

Jason Odell and Deb Sandidge co-host NYC Photowalk - taken with an Apple iPhone 4S

Jason Odell and Deb Sandidge co-host NYC Photowalk

I only had my iPhone 4S with me but, regardless, I learned some new tricks.  It was an enjoyable evening with two more of my favorite photographers and a wonderful end to my photography overload.

4 Responses to “Photography Overload”

  • It sounds like a both inspiring and worthwhile trip to New Your City. I have never heard Scott Kelby talk, but if he speaks in any way close to how he writes – which I presume he does – he would be a great lecturer. Interesting to read what you think about PhotoPlus, because I have often wondered if it would be worth the time and money to go. Maybe next time…

    • Thanks Otto. Scott is a top-notch teacher and writer.

      I think the next PhotoPlus that I attend will include some of the classes that are on offer and not just the vendors on the expo floor.

  • It sounds like you had an amazing trip!

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