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.
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 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
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.