Saturday, February 22, 2020

And We're Off...

Well, suffice it to say, I've been somewhat remiss in my posting. Once the holidays came charging around things got a bit hectic and, well, life took over for a while.

It'll do that now and again, you know.

Next week, though, is going to be a pretty big deal.

Every year, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is held in National Harbor, Maryland, which is only a mere 12 miles south of Washington, DC. Now, while I am known to hold some positions which are probably considered to be traditionally "liberal", I think I certainly fall closer to the conservative side of the fence on as many, if not more, issues. So, needless to say, I was honored and humbled when I was asked to join a group of rather high-level pro photographers to photograph this annual event.

My assignment will be to be backstage, taking candid photographs of all of the speakers before they take the stage. This will include Senators, Congressmen (and women!), celebrities and athletes. And, while I thought it would include President Trump and Vice President Pence, it would appear as though I'll be photographing them from the main room, along with everyone else. It's an "all hands on deck" approach to ensure we get superior coverage of them.

And the venue is pretty classy, too. Gaze upon the The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The place is freaking ridiculous.

 Thankfully, rooms and meals are provided to us by CPAC. According to the guy who hired me, "Everything is paid for but the booze."

Sounds good to me...

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