A number of things have been in the hopper for a while now, and yesterday it all came to a boil with:
- Attending a Captured By The Light Seminar with David Ziser
- Launching a Drobo Giveaway Sweepstakes with Data Robotics
- Publishing the Photokina Podcast
First up, the podcast…
I had another great chat with Kerry Garrison about a week ago about when and why to upgrade your camera body. With the 60D now in the market, and Photokina just starting yesterday, there’s going to be lots of opportunities to buy. When looking at all the options of whether new features are worth the upgrade. Check it out! The show notes are more detailed, so will likely go out tomorrow separately, but wanted to let people catch it today because of a special sponsor…
Drobo 3-Day Sweepstakes Giveaway
For some time now I have been working on getting some preferred vendors in line for the monthly podcast series and the regular contest over on Flickr. One of those sponsors I have been working with is Data Robotics. I received word yesterday that some advertising dollars were still available for 3rd quarter, and if I could act fast, we could run a giveaway for Canon Blogger readers and podcast listeners.
So, the blog post for the podcast got bumped so I could add an intro there about the giveaway, (you can get all the details about the 3-Day Giveaway here.
David Ziser Denver Seminar
The other news item of note was the David Ziser seminar I attended on Monday. This is his 2010 tour, titled Captured By The Light, and I had an opportunity to assist as a volunteer for the show…taking registrations, assisting with product sales, and setup/breakdown. The seminar was probably one of the best I have attended (and I’ve taken in a few…).
The sheer quantity of material was amazing…and with the added door prizes, I can totally see the value behind this event. He had over $6000 in door prizes! In addition to the swag that was given to every attendee, including free months of memberships for things like Kelby Training, a free 1 year membership to WPPI, 20% off discounts for things like the Spyder3Pro, Animoto discounts, 4-month subscription to Professional Photographer.
It was just a great time. It was an honor to participate, and I would like to take a moment here on the blog to thank David and his staff for their down-to-earth and welcoming approach. For more information on the Captured By The Light Tour and to see if he’s coming to a city near you, check out the details here: www.capturedbythelight2010.com And if you’re not a reader of his blog, make sure you check that out too – probably one of the best resources I have in my daily feeds…you can pick that up here: Digital Pro Talk
That’s it for the double-post Tuesday – not the norm, but definitely timely enough and worthy of the additional nugget. Happy shooting and we’ll see you back here again tomorrow!