Duncan’s talks at Focus on Imaging 2011 – thanks for listening!
Wow! It would appear that some people actually do follow this blog! Duncan arrived early at the RPS stand and said “might as well get on with it now, no one will be turning-up especially.” “Oh no!” they said, “people have been coming on all morning to check what time you are speaking.”
Duncan was staggered to have an audience spilling out into the aisles and despite the fact that he prattled-on for nearly twice his allocated 40 minutes, the vast majority stayed to hear him out. (They were clearly very well brought-up and so had impeccable manners!)
Duncan regularly receives (very welcome) unsolicited e-mails in response to his magazine articles and blogs and always tries to reply to them. However, apart from friends and camera club members this was the first chance Duncan has had to actually meet people who follow his work on his web site and blog – he found the experience quite overwhelming and bizarrely humbling.
He is very grateful to the people who swarmed-up after the talk to discuss specific points and for the e-mails he started to receive on his iPhone even before he left Focus on the first day.
(For some reason I started writing this blog in the third person and have continued to do so over the years. If I may temporarily revert to the first person, thanks to everyone who took the trouble to attend, suffered my waffling and came up to say some nice things afterwards. Several people asked for my Zenfolio referral code in order to get discount when they sign-up. Some have complained that it did not work. I was so taken aback by the response after the talk that I neglected to include the hyphens. Sorry, the correct Zenfolio referral code is 8D1-PKN-B8F .
I show below some images very kindly taken by various of the great and good of the RPS. You would think that these people would be capable of taking a photo without making me look twice as fat as I really am but perhaps it is just the truth that hurts! I thought you others might like to try to spot themselves in the audience. How come everyone else looks so slim?!)
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