I spent most of last week in Las Vegas for WPPI‘s annual convention and tradeshow. Soooooo good!!! It’s always like a shot of adrenaline/caffeine to my business’ bloodstream— a wonderful time to learn more about the photography industry, check out new products, network with other photographers, and catch up with dear friends. I spent a large chunk of my time with the folks at Showit, my website company, which is pretty much the best group of people I could wish to hang out with. Just a brief recap of the week…
Spent all day Sunday with Zach & Jody Gray. First in their platform class…
… and then in their “Get Engaged!!” workshop.
Loved sunrises the next morning
So grateful for David Jay and all that he has done to shape the wedding photography industry in the last few years!
Met, fell in love with, and inherited new sisters this week. (Emily & Kristin, a darling mother-daughter duo at Lifesong Photography)
The brand-new, not-yet-for-sale, much-anticipated Canon 1DX. There I was, chilling in the CPS lounge picking up my camera from a good cleaning, and I take a look over to the right and see it sitting there. I kind of went crazy, which in full & literally terms means— stopped in shock, screamed, ran over, picked it up, and kissed it. The guys behind the counter didn’t know what to do with me, and neither did I. It was a totally shocking, unexpected reaction for all of us. But there you have it! Cue Kip’s Wedding Song, because I’m a geek at heart, y’all. Note: for all those who asked, 1) I did not buy it. Yet. and 2) I was the first to kiss it. The Canon guys told me so as they were wiping tears of laughter from their cheeks. Truestory.
After touching such a beauty, I had to do something to content myself with my own camera again. Aka, self-portraits.
My last night in Vegas a small group of us VA-DC-area photographers went to dinner together. And rented a stretch F-650, just for kicks and giggles.
I took my Holga, all impressed with myself for shooting medium format film for fun. (Shooting for fun isn’t a common activity, though it’s something I intend to practice more). I shot 3/4 of a roll with the lenscap on. And I call myself a photographer…