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Review: PhotoPlus Expo NYC Overview

I’ve just about recovered from three great days at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, Nov 2-4, 2006. I’ve been coming to the fall photo show for about the last 10 years (it has had a few different names over the years). The primary changes that I observed over about the last five to ten years has been the adoption of digital capture and digital output by the vast majority of professional photographers and photo labs/service bureaus.

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The main entrance to the PhotoPlus Expo at the Jacob Javits Center

The educational seminars I attended were outstanding, and the sheer number and variety of seminars was truly impressive. Some of the topics covered were digital workflow, retouching with Adobe Photoshop, inkjet printing, how to be successful in the fine-art world and how to market yourself better as a working photographer.

I also had some time to see many products on the show floor (or as I like to call it: The Photographer’s Candy Store).

Over the next few days I’ll be posting news and interviews in a series of podcasts, with links to some of the products I came across at the show. Stay tuned! If you weren’t able to make it, here’s an article from one photographer’s perspective (Steve Simon) which can be found on CreativePro.com’s site. I contributed a few paragraphs in which I covered some of the inkjet-related offerings at this year’s show.

The Imaging Buffet 002: Apple Store NYC Grand Opening

Hello once again! I attended the May 19th opening of the Apple Store on 59th Street and Fifth Ave. in New York City and it was a very memorable visit.

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Click on the image above to watch the slide show (36 images) and to listen to the audio review.

I used a fantastic product called Soundslides (soundslides.com) to make the slide show. To navigate manually through the audio and images, just drag the moving icon.

To request images for licensing, contact Andrew Darlow at ad@andrewdarlow.com. All images copyright 2006 Andrew Darlow, all rights reserved. No images or text may be used without written consent from Andrew Darlow.

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PRESS PLAY BELOW TO HEAR THE IMAGING BUFFET 002 PODCAST SPECIAL EDITION (13 minutes – Includes Apple Store Visit & Queen B’s Movie Review of the Martin Scorsese film, “The Age of Innocence”). Drag the moving bar to move forward or back at any time. Or Download Podcast as an mp3 Here

Happy 30th Apple Computer!

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Photographed at Macworld San Francisco

January, 2006 – Photo © Andrew Darlow

Congratulations to Apple Computer on reaching the big three-o! I’ve been a longtime user of Macs (since 1984, to be exact) and I was fortunate to have been at Macworld a few months ago to capture this moment. In the image, Steve Jobs, Apple Computer’s CEO is on stage talking about Apple turning thirty on April 1. In the photo, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are shown together, with the words April 1, 1970 above them.

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