I just got back from ImagingUSA, a photography convention! Along with several thousand other photographers, I spent four days at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee walking several miles a day, going to classes, parties, and the tradeshow. (There’s been some Norovirus outbreaks there…I have been spared, thank goodness!)

I learned a ton at all the sessions (including some fantastic Lightroom/Photoshop tricks from Adobe’s Julieanne Kost, and a fun session about headshots with Peter Hurley, who originated the “squinch”!) The expo was filled with all kinds of interesting vendors. I found some fun new products to offer clients, played with some high-level equipment that I cannot afford, learned about some organizations that work with special populations, and explored some products that will improve my own workflow.

And just as exciting: I learned more about print competition and was inspired to start entering later this year!

A few photos (I didn’t take too many, ironically): First, this hotel is MASSIVE. It has three huge atria like this that connect several large wings.



I made sure to take the traditional flickr shots: the hotel room jump: DSC_1813-1_WEB

Bench Monday (this was on the Delta Island, a collection of shops and restaurants that looks like a quaint Southern main street): DSC_1850-2_WEB

And everyone’s old favorite, Facedown Tuesday! (I enlisted my roommate for this–she thought it was incredibly weird and hilarious) DSC_1882_WEB

Although I was very tired, I was also completely inspired and excited all over again about this year. I can’t wait for more of 2015–it’s going to be so much fun!