Kitbash Goes to Imaging USA 2015
Last week, the organized Kay Campbell and I (Jeff), along with the photogenic crew from Allison Rodgers Photography, attended the Professional Photographers of America yearly convention, Imaging USA in Nashville. We had a great time and wanted to share our thoughts and some photos. Enjoy!
- You can learn something from any speaker if you actually listen.
- Carry business cards in the back of the lanyard that holds your convention pass.
- Feel. Felt. Found.
- There really isn’t an easy way of telling someone they have a terrible logo.
- You can’t expect to get a party of 25 into a restaurant at the Opryland Hotel when there are 12k other people trying to do the same thing.
- The most meaningful business discussions happen at dinner with your peers.
- Everyone has the same problems, and you can hear other people’s solutions.
- Explore the city where the convention is. We visited two businesses that are doing an excellent job with their branding – Peter Nappi and imogene + willie.
- Be leery of taxi drivers whose meters are “broken.”
- You will get lost in the Opryland Hotel.
- There are a lot of photographers around. Some are excellent at their craft, but not so much design. That’s where we come in!
- Lots of talented creatives in one place at one time equals lots of ideas being thrown around. Information overload.
- One should really try to not go to bed at 3:30am, but when you meet cool people and only have 3 days, ya do what ya gotta do.
- Road trips are great for catching up on sleep, as long as the person driving isn’t expecting you to keep them awake.
- When Jeffrey (A.K.A. Fun Bobby) comes out of his shell, he’s really funny. There was a comment and a visual about sauntering that I’m still laughing at.
- We came for a specific reason, which didn’t pan out. But, the trip was worth it for far better reasons. Any time you leave a place knowing what you need to do better is always a good thing in my book.
- Don’t be basic.
- Jeff & Kay