In just a few days, I catch a flight to Las Vegas to cover the Consumer Electronics Show. This is a pretty good gig for me. Plus, I have a new client, c't Digital Photography. It's a technical photo magazine based in Germany. They want to expand their horizons to North America.
My official title is Associate Editor. But the work that I'll be doing for c't is similar to my Photography Evangelist role with Lowepro. I still have the Lowepro gig, BTW. They're more interested in my managing their social networks these days, and they haven't scheduled me for any reporting on the road. So the new c't Digital Photography contract fits in nicely with my desire to stay on top of things.
I travel very light for the Las Vegas trips. I use my airline reward miles and fly first class. I don't know why I like first class for LV trips. They're relatively short. Must have something to do with movies I've seen.
I carry-on two bags. One with my camera gear and iPad. The other with my laptop and a change of clothes. That's it. It's not like I'm going to the Amazon jungle. Las Vegas has everything.
Most of my reporting will be via the iPad and social networks. I want to post lots of photos of new gear and Vegas life. I'll be sure to keep you in the loop here.
In the meantime, I better go dust off my "Men in Black" suit. It's a Vegas tradition for me.