Today I attended Scott Kelby’s Photowalk here in Fredericksburg, VA. I had a wonderful time. I met so many wonderful people. Ironically, the more I interacted with the participants, the more I ‘missed‘ my internet photography crew. I found myself wishing that I was hanging out with my international photography family. Don’t get me wrong, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the time I spent with my new friends on the photowalk today, but I secretly wished that the people who have taught me so much on this journey could have attended.
When the subject of PhotoShop came up, I immediately blurted, “That’s what my Tony does. He’s a wiz at that stuff.” Then I started thinking about my Pats, my Micky, my Kayne…….and then, my home away from home in Canada.
Today also validated the information that I have learned over the past 8 months. I understand more about this camera thing than I am aware. I walked a good portion of the Photo Walk with a retired Marine named Lenny. He’s a Canon Jockey. I was amazed at the information that I was able to share with him. I could explain the settings on his camera without ever having used a Canon. We talked lenses and wish lists. We’re practically neighbors and live about a mile apart.
I learned a lot talking with Danielle from NikonCafe. She’s an infrared Queen! She double-barrels a D200 and a D300 and know’s her stuff. Her IR photos are phenomenal. She brought a fellow Nikonista, Venee. We walked and talked, and walked and talked some more.
I met Patrick, too. Patrick and his wife are expecting their first child in October. He’s gearing up for a life of photos with his family. I’m excited for him and his growing family and wish him all the best that parenthood has to offer.
It was a wonderful day. I hope to do it again soon.