There were four curtained theaters
in the same building as the exhibitor booths. Unfortunately, the
speakers' voices overflowed into the adjacent theater so it was
difficult to hear the speaker in one's own theater. I chose to attend
the following Seminars. Notes from those Seminars are at my
Facebook Page: facebook.com/MoKnowsPhotos Look for entries
on April 27, 28, and 29, 2013.
"Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Workflow" by Jack Davis (I arrived 15 minutes before the presentation
and the program had already started and the theater was closed, even to
standing room only. So I went to a session I had no interest in:)
"How to Start in the World of Stock Photography" by Jay P. Morgan
"Using HDR Photography to Expand Your Capture Potential" by David King
"Shoot from The Hip: When All You've Got is a Cell Phone" by John Toma
"Faces and Places from Around the World" by Nadia Salameh
"Multi Shot Mahem: HDR, Panorama and Time-Lapse" by Colin Smith
"Transform Your Snapshots Into Photographs" by Mantell
The Sessions I attended were excellent. Again, you can find notes on each of these Seminars at facebook.com/MoKnowsPhotos.
Del Mar Travel Photo Highlights
There is plenty to do in Del Mar,
beyond the Fairgrounds and its many year-round events. Del Mar is
a beach town of about 4,000 people in North San Diego County,
California. You might first think of a Pacific Ocean beach walk,
or going swimming, surfing, or sun bathing. From 15th Street,
where there is beach parking and Seagrove Park, you can reach the
beach. You can walk south either down the bluffs along the
railroad property, which is actually trespassing, or east of the tracks
along a walkway, or walk north toward the river either on the beach or
along streets and alleys, both with beautiful homes facing them.
Walking South of Del Mar's Downtown
North on Del Mar Beach from 15th Street
One thing you will notice as you cross the only
railroad crossing in town is the new Wayside Horn. The trains do
not blow their horns for the crossing, the horn is automated and
located on top of the signal tower.
Walking north of Downtown, the bluff height is much more manageable to reach the sand.
The Powerhouse Community Center has restrooms, drinking fountain, shower for washing off sand, and scheduled events.
New Lifeguard Tower
The San Dieguito River is the farthest north you can walk on the
Del Mar Beach. The Solana Beach Bluffs lie north of the river.
Walking back south from the river toward downtown, you can take the alley and find impressive homes.
The Lifeguard Tower, which also has public restrooms, has this pelican mural and quotation on the alley side.
On the street-side of the Powerhouse Community Center is this large map of Del Mar's Downtown.
Where to Stay In Del Mar, California
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