It was the first time I’d been to anything quite like this – in all, it was several days of seminars and workshops and a trade show – I made it down to London (the Hilton Hotel and Convention Centre, Edgware Road) for the whole of Saturday December the 12th. After an overnight stay in Covent Garden on Friday, I was at the venue at the unearthly hour of 8.00 for a seminar with Kevin Mullins (as it turned out, the high spot of my day). I then flitted to and from several other seminars throughout the day, grabbed a quick sandwich lunch, and spent a couple of hours wandering around the trade show – spread over several floors.
I did find it useful to see and talk with a number of suppliers I would like to consider using in future, particularly for insurance, management, website hosting and albums and similar products. I picked up plenty of brochures and a few free photography magazines, which can’t be bad. All in all it’s something I would consider doing again, but it did give me a useful insight from mingling with other photographers and looking through the trade stands.