I just got back from PPA which stands for Professional Photographers of America. They hosted a photo conference in New Orleans. Classes start at 7am and go all day into the evening. I get to be a student again taking notes like crazy hoping to remember and execute even a fraction of what I learn. Having the conference in New Orleans was a bonus so I stayed an extra couple days to explore. I loved walking around the French Quarters and stumbled upon a gem of a photo gallery; Agallery.com The owner, Josua Pailet bought images directly from photographers like Henri Cartier-bresson, Ansel Adams and Sebastiao Salgado. He spent a while answering my questions and educating me on how the world of art dealing works. I am grateful for his impromptu education. Other highlights were the Piano Bar at Pat Obrien’s, grilled drum fish at the French Market, a ride on the Trolley (Street Car they call it) and a visit to the Insectarium (yes..a museum about insects) It was a great trip.