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Digital Days Boston Recap

Photo by agh_1890.

Last weekend I attended Digital Days with the winner of BenSpark’s Digital Day’s Photo Contest for Boston. The winner was Andy, his dog writes the blog Stephen The Dog, and he had a really good time at the photography workshop, Digital Days. Here is what he had to say about the weekend:

Thanks for the opportunity to attend Digital Days. I was very impressed by both the content and the instructors. It is not often you get to spend 2 full days thinking about photography surrounded by other like minded individuals. I definitely picked up a ton of great information. Such as when shooting in low light you need to remove the UV filter from you lens. Who would have thought you have to worry about light reflecting off your sensor to the filter and back to the senor again. Yikes, it does create some interesting effect though.

The model shoot is definitely an experience not to be missed. Seldom do you get a change to shoot at multiple models over the course of an hour with an instructor commenting on your technique. Now I just need to sort thought the 6GB of photos I have. I wonder if they have a digital deleting days?

I highly recommend digital days for the novice-intermediate DSLR user.

Here are some of Andy’s shots from the Model Shoot.

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This weekend is the San Francisco Digital Days workshop and I look forward to hearing what Katrina Kennedy, winner of BenSpark’s Digital Days Photo Contest for San Francisco, thinks of the photography seminar.

Amadeus, Amadeus

Amadeus, Amadeus
Photo-A-Day #1362

Now I’m not saying that she is already a brilliant pianist by any means but she is rocking the hair.

46 new people started following me on Twitter today. Why? I had no idea until I saw Ted Murphy’s 25 Social Media Peeps I am Watching in 2009 the list is in no particular order but there I am at #4. I was so surprised to see a bunch of follow notifications coming into my inbox and then to get a direct tweet from Ted himself, well that confirmed it. Ted worked his magic once again. The man has the golden touch when it comes to social media.

My case in point is the latest IZEA promotion with Sears. Just for some backstory, I was given a $100 Sears gift card from IZEA and Sears to do with what I chose. I chose to buy toys for Christmas is for Kids, a local charity in my town. I also got another $100 gift card to give away to one lucky readers. Between the blog posts, comments and tweets I had over 500 entrants in my contest alone. And mine was but one of 20 contests totaling about $5000.00. Today during the last TedTube (Ted Murphy’s online show) my blog came up 1st and my winner was Valmg of I Know Everything, Just ask my Hubby…. Val will be putting that money towards Rock Band 2 for her son, a fine gift.

Directly next to me on the computer desk is a stack, a stack of books, magazines and a dang fine gadget. Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and after that the stack must dwindle. But, I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow. Here is another photo of Eva.

My new Chair