One of my mother’s favourite expressions is: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. This can be taken in several different ways but in the case of me intending to write more blog posts (and not doing just that) I’ve created a lot of expectations from myself that have been rather impossible to follow through with. While not hell by any means, it is not fun to disappoint myself by not getting the posts written or the images edited. It’s not because I don’t have interesting things to share this year… Far from that indeed!
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”
The truth is that I have a ton of things to share but several work trips to Japan, Italy, Iceland, and Amsterdam have got in the way. Being busy is good… to a degree. Then again, I’d rather be busy doing cool stuff and seeing the world rather than writing about it but I do miss writing and sharing.
Seems like the universe has conspired for me to be in a situation where I missed a connecting flight home to Montreal from Iceland and I’m stuck in Boston in one of my least favourite airports in North America. There is no functioning internet, so I have no easy distraction and I have my whole office on one of my G-Technology mobile hard drives so I am able to get some work done, including writing a long overdue blog post. Thanks universe!
So, where to begin? I wrapped up leading another Italy photo tour in May, and a workshop in Iceland on Friday. How did they go? Hmmm… To quote me using my favourite word… Awesome!!
More on those trips in another post where I will share some cool new photographs. For this post I am sharing perhaps my favourite photo of me ever taken. Thanks to my talented buddy Pat DiFruscia for capturing this epic shot of me riding an iceberg on our first trip to Iceland back in 2012 while we were scouting locations for possible photo tours. I’m thrilled to say that Pat will be teaming up with me in Iceland this September for what will be an incredible photography tour. With three photographers to learn from there will be tons of hands on and one to one teaching but trust me when I say that these guys are also more fun than a barrel of monkeys and will keep you laughing and smiling the whole time we are there. The atmosphere will be more of a hang out with friends than a workshop, especially considering that several past tour/workshop participants will be joining us. This is going to be FUN!
Only a few spots remain and we will be closing registration soon. Info and sign up details here:
How cool is this? I’m heading back to Europe in on Thursday July 10 to give a series of talks at the Apple stores in Amsterdam, Berlin, and London!
Thanks so much to my friends at G-Technology for making this series of talks possible. Not only do they make the best and most reliable hard drives, SSD drives, and RAID systems but they also have a deep passion for the artists that rely on their products to archive their work and make their workflow as easy as possible.
A few years ago G-technology created the G-Team which includes Grammy, Emmy, and Pulitzer prize winning musicians, videographers, and photographers. I was one of the founding members and I’m very proud to be included amongst this group of extremely talented people.
I’ll be talking about how I got started in travel photography, what it really involves to be a travel photographer these days, how to improve your photography, and even my digital back-up workflow on the road and back home in my office. After each talk there will be a Q&A session where I’ll be happy to answer your questions about photography, travel, and the meaning of life. If we don’t have time for meaning of life questions, let me just answer it right now… 42 ;-)
Hope to see some of my readers and social media friends in attendance. The talks are free and we will be giving away FREE FERRARIS to everyone that shows up.
Hmmm… it seems that the lawyers from Apple and G-Technology have a problem with the way I worded that bit about the FREE FERRARIS, considering that it is a blatant lie and all. But hey, the good news is that the talks really are free, the Apple stores are extremely cool places, and then there’s the part about me being the one giving the talks… Pure Awesomesauce, right?
If you know anyone in London, Amsterdam, or Berlin who is into photography and travel, pass on the info to them. I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in the crowd and to meeting everyone that shows up.
My Apple Store Talks Schedule
Amsterdam Saturday 12 July @ 14:00 – Register at http://ow.ly/yAWBM
Berlin Monday 14 July @ 19:00 – Register at http://ow.ly/yAXsf
London Wednesday 16 July @ 18:30 – Register at http://ow.ly/yAYNm
See you soon!