A very hectic week for me, personally and work wise. After a busy weekend with shoots and the Preston Park Museum Wedding Fayre I packed up and headed for Birmingham NEC for The Photography Show trade show on Monday and Tuesday.
It was an amazing opportunity to see my favourite documentary photographer Steve McCurry speak about the stories behind the photographs. You may not have heard of Steve McCurry before, but I am almost sure you will know of his image “Afghan Girl” which featured on the cover of National Geographic Magazine during the Gulf War.
He also captured stunningly beautiful and stirring images of Ground Zero following the 911 attacks. There was really too much ground for him to cover in the time allowed but his passion for the work came through.
The show was a great opportunity to meet with my current suppliers face to face and evaluate new products so watch this space for new introductions…
With the scarcity of camera shops it was also good to get my hands on the brand new camera models and talk to the people who actually know about them. I was very good and didn’t spend a fortune, but I have come away with a (very) extensive shopping list! In fact I was so busy trying out new equipment I neglected to take any photos on my own camera for this blog.
I was kept company on my little trip by a lively gang of lovely North East Photographers including Karen and Neil McGowran, Katie Byram, Natalie Pluck, Emily Hannah and Michelle Mercer. We did talk shop for some of the time…honestly…
Oh and I got a quote for my kit insurance. Insurance Salesmen haven’t half changed…
There is a plan afoot for another road trip next year…so I had better start putting some money aside now!
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Steve McCurry http://stevemccurry.com/
Karen McGowran Photography http://www.karenmcgowran.co.uk/
Katie Byram Photography http://photographybykatie.co.uk/
Natalie Pluck Photography http://www.nataliepluck.com/
Emily Hannah Photography http://emilyhannah.com/
Michelle Mercer http://www.michellemercerphotography.co.uk/
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