Saturday had no holes in it.
The convention programme went from one good speaker or workshop to the next. There were few spaces in between. There are still those at the convention whose model of photography is similar to that of the film days. For them the photographer’s job is pretty much done once the shutter button has been pressed. Anything done on a computer after that is akin to cheating. My totally unscientific guess is that about 15% of the 300 or so present are uncomfortable with the merger of photography and computers. I, of course, utterly repudiate that attitude and rejoice in the creative options given to me by Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop software. There can be few people who use Adobe’s photographic products who have not encountered Julieanne Kost who rejoices in the title of “Principal Digital Imaging Evangelist” for Adobe. Julieanne’s normal style in her many free teaching videos is serious, straight down the line. In person she was a delightful comedian who still managed to be a remarkably effective educator amidst all the comedy. At times, it got a bit dense for me, but as she promised, it’s all accessible through the many free online videos accessible through that link above. If you are keen to improve your skills, watch the videos.
In the tea breaks (there was nothing resembling coffee available) I sometimes found myself in the fresh air on the grandstand at the racecourse which was the venue for the convention. It’s an awful lot of space for twelve or so race meetings a year. It still turns a buck, when I looked at some of the vehicles in the car park.
At the end of the working day on Saturday it was back to the motel to change for the banquet. As on previous days there was a delightful rosy sunset after a clear day. It was hard to find a good vantage point though, so this shot is through the glass of my motel room across suburbia to the East to catch the near full moon rising.
I left the camera behind for the banquet.