Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the Illinois Association of School Boards convention as part of my day job.
When I got home I set up a quick self portrait. Follow me through the darkness! Simple bounce flash setup, kit lens, triggered with a remote. I think my next investment will be a cheap or DIY portable backdrop.
For those curious, the presentation was about how school boards can use iPads to go paperless for their meetings to save money, reduce waste, and be more efficient. Our district superintendent, school board president, and I tag-teamed the presentation and played to a packed room. Lots of great feedback afterward, and several questions.
I told my boss I wasn’t nervous. Presenting there was just like being on a panel at a horror or fantasy convention. In fact, I wish it was a panel at a convention, because with a room that packed I could have sold a lot of books.
The best part? A quick trip to Chicago and lunch at an Italian joint. I dig Chicago, always have. Just the little things like seeing the water tower, the Hancock and Willis Tower, the Wrigley Building. But I don’t make enough excuses to visit. I think I need to jump on the train with the kids in the near future and spend a day.
With the camera, of course.