Well, this probably comes without a surprise. After all other 2020 events (and even some 2021 ones), PhotoPlus is now moving online, too. It’s clear now that the COVID-19 pandemic won’t go away by October, so the annual photo conference is getting a new format this year.
It probably doesn’t come as much surprise that manufacturers were going to be pulling out of October’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York, but the first official withdrawal announcement has now been made. But according to PhotoRumors, Olympus has been emailing customers and partners saying that they will not be taking part in the upcoming show.
Big photography shows happen all around the world. Some are much bigger than others, but are even the big ones worth going to? It’s a question I see asked quite often online, especially at the moment. The Photography Show is the biggest one here in the UK and it’s on next month. I’m going, and I’d probably still be going even if I weren’t covering it for DIYP. For me, they are worth it. But I know a lot of people who aren’t going, and don’t really see the point.
Having recently attended WPPI in Las Vegas, Joe Edelman tackles this question head on in his new video. There are some downsides to these shows, as there is with almost anything in life. But there are many positives and benefits, too, which Joe talks about. Sometimes it’s the opportunity to learn. Perhaps it’s to play with a shiny new toy you’ve been thinking about buying. Maybe you just go for the networking.