It’s that time again when photographers from around the universe collect themselves and their photo gear, and head off to the PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC. The very first time I went to the show, it was call the “PhotoExpo”. That was in 1984. I’ve gone every year since then. Times have definitely changed. When I first started going, the expo was all about film cameras, enlargers, chemicals, film, etc. Now it’s all about digital cameras and software, along with all the digital accessories a person could want. They’ll be names like Nikon, Canon, Wacom, Photek, Inc, Lowepro, Adobe, B&H, NAPP, and so many more. The great thing about the expo is that when you go, you find out about what’s happening in photography. All the latest technology from the leading manufacturers to the hottest products you didn’t know existed, and have to have. Lots of people show up to see booth after booth of new products and galleries. Not only will there be booths to explore, but there are over 100 seminars given throughout the three days — October 23rd through October 25th. I look forward to it every year. When I go, I feel like I kid in a toy store. It always gets my imagination going, thinking about all the things I could do with photography over the coming months. And I always end up buying a couple of goodies while I’m there. It’s definitely worth the trip. I highly recommend it! Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street New York City, NY Don’t miss it.