SWPP Convention and Trade Show Review

Just got back from the first day, I've only been down to the trade show, would like to do the convention as well, but couldn't make the time this year.

So, here's a quick view of the trade floor:

1) Very crowded, it's a shame a little more space would go a long way, goodness knows what it will be like at the weekend! Sort of related, but there's very limited parking at the hotel too.

2) Lots of album and print suppliers - surprise surprise - I'll come back to this in a moment.

3) Gizmo shops fairly light on product, don't expect the usual loads of stuff to buy, there are some gear stands, but not that much. I was interested in bags and was hoping to try a few, but very limited choice there.

4) Lots of strobist type gear. Loads of goodies to fit to your speedlights, mini softbox, gels, filters all sorts. If you're into that there's quite a bit to look at.

5) Some software to look at, wasn't paying much attention in this area.


This was my main reason for going, to look at albums and books, and there's a really good range of digital albums out there now. Saw some really interesting stuff that would appeal to different audiences.

For me I have to say the Loxley range really impressed, I like the contemporary look and feel of their products and the accessories that go with them. As you may know I've been a committed Graphistudio fan from day one, but the Loxley products are seriously making me re-consider.

trade albums stuff range products Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

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