Earlier today, we published our 2015 CES round-up, so yes, there was a lot of cool and interesting photography stuff launched at CES. But that's only part of the story. I've been to CES quite a few times now, and I can't help but notice that photography is starting to be less and less of a focus for the show. To wit: This year, like many years before, the PMA is hosting... well, in their own words, "Digital Imaging/Photography Exhibits and Sessions, presented by PMA, at 2015 International CES".
So, with that mouthful out of the way, you'd expect a well-curated set of stands on the show-floor, right? Booths that would inspire and delight a photography nerd like yours truly?
Well, if you thought that, you'd be wrong. In fact, on my first pass through the "Digital Imaging / Photography" exhibit at CES, I noticed that there wasn't a lot of, you know, photography going on at the booths. On my second pass though, I found myself shaking my head - and then I did the only thing I could think of doing; creating a photo réportage.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present the Digital Imaging / Photography booths at CES 2015...
So, er... What?!
Yeah, that was my take exactly. Of course, there were a couple of decent companies in the Digital Imaging / Photography bit (including my friends at Three Legged Thing), but here's the thing: I'm rather happy I didn't decide to have a booth at CES for my own company... At trade shows, you're at least partially judged by the company you keep - and would you buy photography equipment from a company wedged between vaporiser bongs and sandals that help your tennis elbow?