Right upon returning from Jamaica and landing in the JFK airport, I rented a car and drove into the night, continuing my day that started with shooting my couple in sunrise on a sugar cane plantation. My destination was The Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY where I finally arrived at 3 AM, tired but stirred up (hmm… that makes it a 23-hour day for me…). The hotel is a fabulous place and a pleasure to shoot in, such as during my 2-day workshop through Canon Digital Photography Forums some time ago. This time around, the Professional Photographers’ Society of New York State (PPSNYS) 3-day convention is less about shooting to me but more about industry insight on business practices – marketing, sales, customer relationship, etc.
The convention, as many others, organized in a way that attendees choose from concurring classes given my industry leaders, often nationally and internationally renowned. My speakers of choice were Rod Evans, Kevin Kubota, Mark Garber / Jennifer Gilman, and David /Ally McKay. What a load of useful information and inspiration! Certainly things to note and adapt, raising the bar of customer experience, wowing my clients, and bringing my business to yet the next level… just in time for the upcoming changes to be soon announced.