Good Morning Everybody,
We arrived safe and sound in Banff, Alberta, Canada after nearly 9 hours of travel. We are staying in one of the most historic hotels in Canada – the Fairmont Banff Springs. It is one of those picture postcard hotels you often see in many travel brochures. We don’t have quite the snow cover you see in this image, but there is still plenty of the white fluff, on the ground .and mountain tops
We are here for the Canadian Imaging Conference. Besides having a trade booth I'm also doing a couple of presentations in the tradeshow yesterday, Sunday and today, Monday. Then on Wednesday I start the morning with an on-location early bird presentation at seven o'clock. Then a short break before I start my presentation until 4:30 in the afternoon. I’m really excited to be sharing some information, lighting, Lightroom, album design and sales with the Canadian photographers.
There is an outstanding list of speakers presenting at conference including our good friends Bev and Tim Walden from Lexington Kentucky and Jim DiVitale and Helene Glassman from Atlanta. Also our good friends for many years, Joseph and Louise Simóne, are also speaking. These are just a few as the line-up is talent filled. It will be good to catch up with old friends and make some new friends as we visit the conference over the next few days.
As usual, blogging during conventions is quite challenging. I'll do my best to keep you posted about the week's activities while we’re here. So that being said let we get right on with today's post.
Interview with Steven Sasson, Inventor Of The Digital Camera
Can you believe it? The digital camera was invented way back in 1978. It would be almost 25 years before we wedding and portrait photographers would be utilizing this market changing invention routinely.
If you'd like to hear the back story on the original digital camera then hit the link right here and enjoy a conversation with the inventor.
Top 10 Photographers Every Student & PRO Should Study
Picturecorrect.com did a nice post listing 10 photographers every student should study. I think this is an important link whether you're a student or full-time professional photographer. We can find inspiration from several of the old Masters many of which are listed in the post. When you've got a few minutes, I suggest you give a read to the list right here . Enjoy!
Blogging With Lightroom
I caught this post on a couple of sites over the weekend and although I haven't had a chance to try it, I think it looks like a interesting solution for bloggers who are using Lightroom.
Regardless of whether you using WordPress, Blogger, or any other blogging software, this article right here shows you how to post directly to your blog from Lightroom. As I said, I haven't had an opportunity to personally try it but it sure looks interesting . Give it a try let me know how works for you.
The Best Image Recovery Software Out There!
Got a trashed flash card and can’t recover the images? Then let me point you to my favorite recovery software for just this situation. I've been using Photo Rescue for a number of years and found it to be the outstanding choice for recovering images from a flaky, unsteady flash card.
I remember stumbling on the software years ago and it still remains my top choice for image recovery. I've used recovery utilities from SanDisk cards and Lexar cards, but Photo Rescue still stands heads and shoulders above the rest . You can try a free demo right here. I recommend that you spend the $29 to get the full version – it's worth every penny.
And Now For A Little iPhone Fun
Okay, I have to admit I'm kind of a sucker for these image manipulation posts. Nevertheless I still enjoy giving them a peek and sharing the link to you. I stumbled upon this link right here over the weekend at Multi shades.com which featured 51 images of photo manipulation using the iPhone. They are kind of a fun Monday morning view so I hope you enjoy them.
Hey gang, that's it for me today. We've got the tradeshow starting soon and we need to proceed to our booth to get things set up . Everybody have a great rest of the day and I'll see you tomorrow .