Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Imaging USA

We just got back from Imaging USA, the national convention for the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). We were on panel for the Album Unveiling Program for the forth year in a row (the only photographers to have done so thus far ;) The album unveiling showcases the Top 10 Portrait and Top 10 Wedding albums entered in the international print competition. In 2007 and 2005 we had the Top Wedding Album. This year we were in the Top Three.

Aside from seeing a lot of great friends and programs, we had some of our vendors use or images in their trade show booths. PPA also had our magazine cover on display when you first walked in the trade show doors...kinda cool!

Best part of all was feeling the sun on your face and breathing the sea air...especially in January!

Monday, January 7, 2008

A Little Culture

We did a side trip to St. Petersburg while in Tampa to the Salvador Dali Museum, which is one of my all time favorite museums and artists. The collection is quite large and has some of my favorite pieces. Aside from the amazing imagery, we love the titles..."Eggs on a plate without the plate" is about him remembering his own birth. Gotta love that kind of creative thinking...

The museum is near the St. Petersburg yacht club and we found an awesome restaurant right at the base of the pier. If you are ever in the neighborhood be sure to stop in. The view and the food was divine!