We attended seminars.
We got our hands on some of the industry’s hottest new products and trends taking photography by storm.
(On a sad Note: I have to say that the slot machines were not kind this year. I know there is no guarantee when you put your money in those machines (hence the term “gambling”) but armed with $40 and a healthy amount of skepticism I approached the one-arm devils with visions of 7-7-7 lined up neatly in a row, bells going off, lights flashing and me doing the happy dance up to the room. The slot machines had other ideas.)
On a happier note, the family and I ventured into the Coke store (as we do every year) and sampled (insert fanfare here) COKES AROUND THE WORLD. Okay, I don’t know if that’s actually what they call it, but it sounds good. For $7, the Coke people give you two trays, each containing 8 plastic cups filled halfway with Coke products from around the world. You also receive an information sheet to coordinate with the numbers on the tray, so you know just what you’re drinking and from where. Some were good, some not so much, and some were just downright nasty.
Take, for instance, this offering. It looks like mouthwash, and the amazing thing is it tastes like it, too. I have a hard time believing this is a Coke product. I suspect they ran out of that country’s drink and were substituting Scope.
The Italian offering was, hands down, one of the worst. How can the same country that makes Tiramisu make something so awful?
As for the studio, we’ve got some BIG products in the works. More about that in the days to come.