Over 12,000 photographers from over 35 countries around the world converged on Las Vegas for the past 5 days, to live, breath and celebrate photography (and perhaps to party just a little bit, well it is Las Vegas).

This year was my fifth year as an attendee and as a speaker.   I have to say that this was the most impressive line-up of speakers ever to gather in one place to discuss photography.  There are too many highlights to include them all but standout presentations included those done by: Parker Pfister, Greg Gibson, Cliff Mautner, Jeff & Julia Woods and my fellow country man Jerry Ghionis.

The awards ceremony was the usual spectacular with the outstanding achievements by Jennifer Hudson who took out two Grand Awards with an amazing body of work. Well deserved.  It was also great to see another Aussie win a Grand Award for the first time, David Oliver.

It was wonderful to catch up with so many friends over the past few days.  I’m looking forward to getting home in a few days to see my wife Penny and my three little boys.

Thank you to all the wonderful people that attended my seminar and the standing ovation that you honored me with.   I hope you found something you can apply to your own photography or studio, and maybe just a little something to fuel your dreams.       See you all next year!

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