I had the pleasure of attending Pictage’s Partnercon held in New Orleans this year. I was so excited since I missed it last year. This is always a great time to meet up with friends from around the country, make new ones, and to talk with others about the photography industry. It is usually one of the highlights of my year. This year I was able to take part in the free family portraits for victims of Hurricane Katrina, where many of these people lost all of their photographs. I wish I could of stayed longer but what a site to see 100′s of photographers unload with cameras ready to go. In an odd since they looked like a bunch of commandos ready for battle. It was an amazing feeling that so many wanted to help and give of their talents freely.
The city is so full of wonder especially the French quarter where we stayed. It truly the personality of Jekyll and Hyde. By day it is filled with history, quietness, beauty, and a true feeling of nostalgia with the scents of chickory coffee and beignets fill the air. At night it is loud, neon colors everywhere, wild (an understatement), and the smell of alcohol pours out of everywhere. The two things that stay true both day and night are the amazing food and the sounds of jazz. My favorite thing was walking the streets and finding the treasures of the city. We laughed as we left the city we came along this sign at the airport. I travel a lot and this was the first time I ever saw this. They must sell a lot of snow globes.