On The Rocks – We Are Back Together
[caption id="attachment_35507" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Phil Gibson, Jody Grober, and Kevin Raber. Behind the camera Michael Durr[/caption]
Finally, On The Rocks is back and in person again. There is so much to catch up and it doesn’t take long for us to get right into the latest news.
[caption id="attachment_35504" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jody always has something to say[/caption]
The pandemic affected all of us and it has not been easy for many. As many of you know the virus hit home with debra being seriously ill and her father passing. So, for me, I stayed home or at the studio in isolation much of the time. Many stores were closed as was Roberts Camera.
[caption id="attachment_35510" align="alignright" width="300"] Phil, a man of infinite wisdom[/caption]
Like everything else, we all adapted to new ways. Roberts Camera changed the way they did business and at PXL we started to rearrange workshops and push out more articles and videos. We are now coming out of this pandemic. I have now had both shots as well as many people I know. The demand for travel and getting out to take pictures has never been higher. Now that I am vaccinated I am looking for a place to go and try out some new gear.
We discuss a lot of this in this episode. We also have a special guest Peter Bick, from Zionsville, IN who shares news about Olympus as well as showing off the beautiful Olympus 1500-400mm lens. What a beauty that lens is.
Jody also shares a bombshell with us as he announces his retirement and why he thought it was time to quit.
[caption id="attachment_35506" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Jody and Kevin[/caption]
As always we have a lot of fun and share a lot. It’s just three guys hanging out and talking photography. Please put your feet up and join us for a fun 30 minutes of photography talk.
March 10, 2021
The Video (30:10)
2:30 The Camera Industry today
3:11 How Roberts stayed open
3:45 Used Photo Pro, the demand for used gear
4:10 Sales are up why?
5:20 Camera sales didn’t hurt
6:20 The first reopening
8:14 Jody’s team results
8:40 Camera sales, Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Fuji
19:50 Olympus Camera and special guest
23:00 New Olympus 150-400mm lens and oh what a lens it is
26:10 Jody quits (retires)
Stay tuned through the very end.
[caption id="attachment_35512" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Peter Bick and the OTR Team[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_35514" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Peter Bick, Zionsville, IN, and his Olympus 150-400mm lens.[/caption]
Thank you for watching On The Rocks and being part of the photoPXL family.
Photography is my passion and has been for 47 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of pictures taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through photoPXL.com, this site as well as Rockhopper Workshops and other projects as well as teaching at my Gallery in Indianapolis.
Tagged With: Sony, On The Rocks, Jody Grober, Phil Gibson, Kevin Raber, Olympus, nikon, canon
Article Type: News, Columns, Videos, MISC
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