Day after WPPI

Painted Model

Now that I recovered from my trip to Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday
 to attend the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention
 and Trade Show, better known as WPPI.

 My day started at 4:00a.m.because I had to catch the 6:00a.m. Flight out of Ontario, CA.. It felt like I only got three hours of sleep.

I Arrived in Las Vegas at 6:55a.m., departed the plane and was greeted by the sounds of slot machines calling out to me, but I kept a cool head and headed to the tram to make my exit
and boarded the shuttle to the MGM Grand.

Well I had a few hours to kill so ordered something to eat and set at the table and fell asleep until my phone rang and my friend Sonny of Buffalo Imaging called to tell me to meet him at the entrance.

The vendors are their making their last minute preparations and you get the feeling that this is going to be a better year than last year and I must say it was.

I headed over to the Kodak booth to see if I still knew anyone working there and I must say it was good to see that my old friends,  that are still employed by Kodak, Dave and Tim.(For those in the photography industry know what I mean by that).

 I headed to Graphi Studio booth to listen to the Bob and Dawn Davis presentation and was truly impressed, for me they were one of the high lights of the trip. Based on what I heard in 45 minutes I may sign up for their workshop.

After that I spent the rest of my time their meeting vendors and collecting material and dreaming about my new lens and camera!

It’s now 4:00p.m. so I caught a cab to airport and caught up on the local Vegas gossip from my very likable cab driver Bob, who took a detour around the new construction and got me to the airport sooner than expected and as fate would have it,  the flight was delayed by a half an hour so I got something to eat and paid $10.00 for a Subway $5.00 foot long sandwich and a three dollar water!

7:30p.m. arrived at the Ontario Airport made it home by 8:15p.m. All in all it was a great day!

 Quote of the Day:
Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.  ~Minor White

About michaeldthomasphotography

I’m a professional photographer based in southern California, specializing in wedding, fashion, model portfolios, glamour, portrait, event photography and photojournalism and event photography.
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