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Canvas Press at Imaging USA in New Orleans...The Aftermath...Part 1

by Eric Von Lehmden | January 20, 2012

We are back from New Orleans, and oh what a trip it was. I think the only bad part about the trip was the traffic that we hit getting into New Orleans...the 8 hour trip turned into a 10 and a half hour trip. But after that it was smooth sailing. We met a ton of terrific photographers and everyone was so nice. We answered a lot of questions about our photo canvas prints, our aluminum prints, and where the bathroom was (kidding). It was a very large trade show with some very large printing companies...but I think we did a great job of standing out from the crowd. People could come up and touch the canvas prints and ask us specific questions about the best ways to produce a photo to canvas or photo to metal print. We did get to have some great New Orleans food and checked out a few of the local flavors. Here is a taste of what I caught from just my iphone during the trip. Next week I will share what we caught on our regular cameras...you can tell us which you like better.

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A few from the trip there.

Mississippi River, canvas prints, vintage photo

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Here is what our booth looked like. Very nice.

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Here is our owner (Doak) enjoying a fruity cocktail...he is a man's man.

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Had to include some food shots...this is the double cut pork chop I ordered from Emeril's...possibly one of the best things I have ever eaten. I am still dreaming about it.

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A few shots from the actual trade show. Canon had a cool graphic wall behind their booth.

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This was part of another booth...I can't remember which company it was though.

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The is the view from La Bayou restaurant on Bourbon Street. Excellent view, excellent food.

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This is the Leica M9. This little camera retails for...hold your breath...$7,000.00. You can pass out now.

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Yup, you could even get your photo taken with an albino alligator...or is it a croc?

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Part of an exhibitor's booth.

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These are the buttons we were passing out. There is only a few left if you want one.

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We'll end it with a few night time shots of downtown New Orleans.

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Oh, and this is the inside of Mother's. You have to eat here if you are going to New Orleans. It's a dive, but the sandwiches are amazing...and huge.

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Doak and Caroline patiently waiting for me...and Doak's mom Diane to finish taking photographs.

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