We’re all excited that we can finally get a COVID-19 vaccine. And when we’re excited about something, we tend to share it on social media. Well, before you post your vaccination card selfie on Instagram – think twice, and then don’t do it. Because if you do, you’re at risk of identity theft.
One week before what would be my only photoshoot of 2020, I received a phone call that broke me emotionally. My producer, friend and all-around incredible person, Eric, had taken his own life.
Eric had been diagnosed with an aggressive case of ALS last summer, which had taken him from super fit gym rat to a state in which he was unable to swallow solid foods in a matter of months. While the disease had physically debilitated this man that so many loved, it never took his humor. In his suicide note (which you can read here), he is as proud, funny and happy as we ever knew him. His death was one out of many good friends and family I lost in 2020, but it was the only time I let myself cry.
We were already expecting delays from Nikon due to the state of emergency declared in Japan by its prime minister, Yoshihide Suga in response to the recent surge in coronavirus infections, but with the restrictions set to expand to more areas, we might be seeing delays from Canon, too, including their 2021 gear release schedule.
Canon Rumors is reporting that a number of sources have told them that Canon’s roadmap has changed quite significantly due to the new restrictions. Just last week, they spoke of at least 8 new Canon cameras expected in 2021, but now the timescales for release of those cameras look like they might be shifted.