Making the Best of Las Vegas

Making the Best of Las Vegas

Yes, I’m currently in Las Vegas. It’s not my favorite place, but I’m here for the WPPI conference. Which I want to talk about, but first, I really want to talk about my meal at a local Japanese restaurant called Raku. I know, there are many photography-related things for me to get excited about while I’m here, but I had such a satisfying meal that I kind of feel compelled to talk about it. It’s embarrassing, but I was one of those people taking photos of each dish that came out – you might find me on that blog Pictures of Asians Taking Pictures of Food. At least I was just using my iPhone (of course I have done this with my 5D and 24-70 lens and mortified everyone I was eating with).

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Goodbye, Old Friends

Goodbye, Old Friends

This weekend, we finally started going through old photo equipment in our effort to declutter. In late 2010, I upgraded to the Canon 5D MII and since then, have hardly looked at my old Canon 30D body and EFS lenses. On to bigger and better, right?

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Winter is…over.

Winter is…over.

It’s that time again. April 30th. Happens every year. This year, as it did last year, it means the official end to our winter season and time to bid farewell to Breckenridge. Adieu, Breckenridge! Oh, but that just reminds me of one of many American faux pas I’ve committed, in the eyes of my French relatives.

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Why Social Media Scares Me

Why Social Media Scares Me

I’ll admit it. I’m scared of social media. With every new social media network, I get a little more afraid. This doesn’t mean I’m not using social media, but I do have a mini freak-out every time I get a new [non-FB] notification. Why all this fear?

  1. I’ve been taught to be scared of strangers.
  2. It’s a major time suck, and I don’t need any help in finding distractions.
  3. I’m not cool enough.

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Slowing it Down

Slowing it Down

You know what’s nice? Having my own laptop! Yes, I’m sadly glued to technology and when we’re not actually traveling, my husband and I are each looking at some sort of glowing screen.

When we started this year of travel, one of my goals was to pack light. As a result, we only took one laptop on the road with us, thinking that we would be able to share. Well, we weren’t. Whenever there was a moment of downtime, we would both need to be on the computer, and seeing that the laptop was really Edwin’s, he won. Once we got back to LA, I promptly bought my own laptop.

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