Flying visits for presentations

The last few weeks have been a good time to travel in Scandinavia for me. I first visited the region many years ago, and by now it’s probably the most visited part of Europe for me after The Netherlands, Canon used to have it’s European HQ in Amsterdam. I always enjoy my trips to the northern countries in Europe.

In October I visited Norway to present at FotoVideo in Oslo as part of their week of instore seminars. I love sharing my knowledge at these kind of events and the topic was Canon Speedlites and flash system. I had a great local crowd who listened intently to my English seminar. Later on in the same day I was honoured to be at the Norwegian Foto Industry Association annual meeting to deliver a presentation about future consumer imaging trends and technologies.

This past weekend was a visit to one of my most favoured countries, Finland, for a presentation on Canon EOS camera software and core camera technologies for a specialist group gathered from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It’s me presenting at the front of the group in the picture at the top of this post. The picture was taken with the EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye zoom lens at 11mm on an EOS 5D Mark II.

Canon XEED projectors – this presenters choice

These recent weeks have reinforced my belief that if you want to make great presentations which are highly photo centric you really need to be using a Canon XEED projector. I’ve even seen a seminar speaker from another very large camera company use a Canon XEED projector for his seminars. In Finland they had the top of the range WUX-10 Mark II; Full HD never looked so good. Though if you want the full resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels then connect it with a DVI-D cable not HDMI cable. HDMI only gave 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.

Heading south for the summer

I’m now preparing for one more fly-away presentation tour that will take me to a country I’ve never been to before, so I’m sure that’s going to be a great trip. The country is in the southern hemisphere so i’ll be swapping December, winter weather in the UK for a summer climate. More to come on this later in December.