Sep 30, 2009

Back from the trenches

It has been awfully quiet on this blog for a while. The reason: I was deeply involved organizing and running BelgiumdigitalLive, a full-day event celebrating the 10th anniversary of, an internet forum on digital photography.

September 27 was THE day! Over 750 enthusiastic photographers gathered in San Marco Village (a well-known event location in Schelle, near Antwerp), fully loaded with gear and glass. 26 workshops, 2 conferences, 9 exhibitors, and a whole range of live events offered plenty of opportunities to learn, practice and have fun with old and new friends.

Whatever your style of photography or your personal interest, the program offered something for you. We had models on the catwalk, presenting various clothing styles. There was a live (cover)band playing four sets through the day. Add a couple of classic cars, some more models in Venetian costumes... Or just have fun watching fellow photo freaks go crazy in the middle of so many shooting opportunities.

There's some more pictures from that day in this gallery. (Beware: we also had a couple of body painters, so some images are NSFW!)

It was a great experience to be a part of the organizing committee. Trying at times for sure, but also very rewarding, looking at the happy smiles on participant's faces. I can't wait to start work on next year's edition!

Gear notes: D700, 17-35/2.8, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8VR

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