FotoFusion 2009

Dorian and I attended FotoFusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Center for the first time. This first rate gathering of photographers, editors, and teachers has been going on for years in my backyard, in fact it is a 20 minute drive from my brother's house.  Look at the program which includes many top rate speakers. The conference exceeded my expectations in all respects, although I was told the attendance was about half of normal due to the economy. I attended workshops on portrait lighting, portfolio development, travel photography, Lightroom, and legal issues. The panel discussions were very thorough, with panelists from major publications (Time, NY Times, Washington Post, etc.). I also had 7 portfolio reviews which was very helpful in validating my direction and flushing out my strongest images. Mark this on your calendars for next year...I'll be there. A few images from my shoot with Fran Reisner on "Teen Portraits in Natural Light" (yeah, Fran set up the lighting, that's why these look so good):