I went up to the NEC Birmingham earlier this week for the Focus on Imaging Annual Exhibition. It’s the biggest Photographic Exhibition in the year in the UK held in the first week in March and one not to be missed. Put a note in your diary now for next year’s event.
It covers just about everything: cameras, lenses, printers, scanners, papers, albums, photo books, all the accessories, website hosting, software, books, etc. You name it – it’s there. I was particularly interested in what Zenfolio and SmugMug Pro have to offer UK photographers with their CMS based website hosting solutions.
I came away with OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 6 and Permajet’s Eco-Flo CIS (Continuous Ink System). Permajet supply a huge range of papers including some superb Fine Art papers, they also offer free bespoke Profiling for those using their papers, and their service is excellent. If you’re from the UK check them out here. I strongly recommend the brand and all that it provides – including their training courses.
The walk to the exhibition halls from Birmingham International railway station is lengthy but not without photographic interest as the three images in this post demonstrate.
I’m surprised to tell you that I have never seen any other photographic enthusiast taking an image on the way to the halls. Maybe they are all in too much of a hurry, or is it me that’s odd? (that’s a rhetorical question by the way)!