Travel is a wonderful thing. I walked out of my house, where we can barely see the lamp post in the walkway, got into a fast moving metal cylinder, and got deposited, roughly, in the desert, where we did a production shot yesterday. Vegas, here we are again.
A change of scenery wasn’t the cause of the trip, though it was welcome. I’m down here for the WPPI Convention, and actually have a role to play, even though I am not a wedding shooter of any note whatsoever. I’m very honored to be giving the keynote address to the convention on Tuesday night. It’s a wonderful turn of events for us here at the studio, and I’m very thankful to Lauren Wendle, Jason Groupp, and the whole gang at PDN/WPPI for making it happen.
Also doing a photowalk, the first sort of formalized photo walk I have ever conducted. (I say formalized, as in planned. My whole life has actually been a photo walk. Meander might be a better term. A stumble? Certainly, here and there, mixed in with the occasional pratfall and full out sprints. I digress.) Here’s the link. It will be early morning on Tuesday, and we will walk, slowly, and see what this city of neon looks like in the morning light.
I’ll be lecturing for Nikon, and hanging with my blessedly inappropriate brother in photographic mayhem, Mike Corrado at the Nikon booth, #721. Again, very honored to be a speaker there, in the midst of a group of extraordinary wedding shooters. I’ll be doing live demo, light and fast, with a bride and Speedlights. Yikes!
I’ll also be over at the Profoto booth, showing some examples of work I’ve done lately with Profoto flash, in particular the B1, which is an astounding light.
The big guy will be there, Jeff Snyder and the crew from Adorama. They are in booth #527 in the main hall, so please come by and say hi.
It’s a reunion of sorts. David Vaskevitch and the whole Mylio gang will be there, demonstrating this remarkable piece of software. Literally, the whole time line of my life in pictures is migrating onto Mylio, and it’s been a fun and revelatory process for me after all these years of shooting. Organization! What a concept!
The Kelby folks will be there, with Scott, RC Concepcion and crew teaching shooting skills and post production.
Vegas! More tk….