My visit to Wedding and Portrait Photographers convention in Las Vegas.
I had no reason to go to a wedding photographers convention but I wanted to go to the trade show. Stopped by the Nikon area for NPS members to get an introduction to the new Nikon D5. Nice camera, looks like it is time for me to update. Meeting the pro's in the room reminded me that there are a lot of not nice people in the world. Makes me wonder how some people make a living in a field where you need to be professional and easy to work with. I was very impressed with the Phase One cameras and made a contact that I may have to get more information from, I might step up to medium format. I shot Hasselblad for a lot of years in the film world. At the Canon booth Peter Hurley was speaking, he is entertaining. The show was broken into two parts, one area the big names like Nikon and Canon and Profoto, and the other area with albums and props and smaller vendors. The big name area was full of younger males lusting over the equipment. The smaller area had what I would call the working pro's. Mostly younger couples or older men and women who sounded like they had been in the business a long time. Interesting. Not as many people as I was expecting. Making a living as a photographer is hard and getting harder. Don't give your work away.