October 8, 2006
Why is this Nikonian smiling?
You would smile too if your name was Pascal Baetens and you just finished a crowd pleasing session of model shooting demonstrations on behalf of Nikonians at the 2006 Photokina in Cologne, Germany. Nikonians co-founders J. Ramón Palacios and Bo Stahlbrandt have thanked the enthusiastic volunteer team for making their first organized appearance at the show a success and are still responding to the many photo-imaging professional contacts, friends, sponsors and advertising partners they met at the Photokina.
Returning home with a large collection of digital images and a long list of new industry professional contacts, JRP barely had time to unpack before making a few more photos available to Nikonians who missed the show, along with a quick look at the highlights, now available online.
The highlights photos include what could be mistaken as an average image of Bo (on the left) and some visitors admiring a tripod. That was no ordinary tripod.
It's called the "Super Gitzo" - and it is a combination of Gitzo Tripod, Markins Ball head, TB Plate, Titanium spikes and our Nikonians Tripod leg wraps by OP/TECH. For a closer look at how it is put together, click here.
JRP and Bo took a few seconds to pose with fellow Nikonians before one of the Pascal Baetens sessions started and then continued to greet visitors, including a number of Nikon representatives from around the world.
There was plenty of work for the Nikonians Team both behind and in front of cameras. Here we have a previously unpublished shot of JRP hefting some serious Nikkor glass.
With the 2006 Photokina successfully completed, Bo and JRP promise a return engagement in 2008, and they hope to see you there.
Posted by flashdeadline at October 8, 2006 9:52 PM