This last month has been crazy busy and as such I haven’t had a chance to take a breath, never mind write a blog post! I’ll do my best to blog on a regular basis from now on and I know I have sooooooooo much to catch up on I’ll write a few catch-up blogs in the coming days to get back up to speed.
I went on a family trip to my favourite city, ‘New York’ at the end of October / start of November and as always had an amazing time in the Big Apple.
Speaking of Apple – here’s the new love of my life.
So many people in New York are running around with iPads and although I have been saying for ages that I was going to wait until the next one comes out, once I held one I had to have it. Since getting it I’ve been showing brides and gooms to be my wedding packages on the iPad and they love it too – much more dynamic than a piece a paper.
I bought the iPad in the Apple store in SoHo the first night I was over there. I went to the store with my brother to see Tom Catchesides who was delivering a workshop in the store on wedding workflow. Check out his website – really nice photography and worth going to see as a speaker.
So then on Saturday morning in New York I googled ‘photography New York’ to see what was on and couldn’t believe it that there was a huge photo exhibition (PDN Photoplus International Conference + Expo) on that day. It seems like the equivalent to Focus on Imaging. Anyway I had a great time hanging out there speaking to exhibitors and particularily some of the talks and presentations on the Canon and Graphistudio stage. I was really psyched to watch and meet one of the world’s top wedding photographers, Jim Garner at PDN. Check out his website – I’m definitely going to check out one of his courses in the near future.
(Shaky image shot on the iPhone 3gs)
On Sunday I headed down to B&H which is by far my No1 store in the world – this place is nirvana for camera lovers. I always visit everytime I’m in New York and could spend hours and hours there. Among other things I bought my new baby…
…meet Canon’s 24-70mm f2.8 L series lens. I am in love with the wideness and softness of this lens. I think I may blog about this again in the future as I can’t wait to shoot a wedding with this lens.
So New York was a blast apart from all the photography stuff mentioned I had a chance to hang out with my family, hit the shops (not photography and computer ones), see my cousin Ronan and wife, Parul, and have some really nice meals out.
Now it’s back to reality, it’s snowing here today and kids are sledding down the road beside my house. As I was in Australia last Christmas I don’t think I saw much snow in 2009. I’ve got an engagement shoot booked in for January – as soon as it snows the couple are going to call me and we’ll be getting some great wintery shots.