The World Series is back in San Francisco and suddenly EVERYONE is a Giants fan. All of my staff is dressed in orange and black. I think the game starts at 4:30 and I bet everyone will find a way to finish their work for the day and get out of here. It’s amazing how 8 hours of work can be finished in 4 hours given the proper motivation. They say this game is good for the local economy, but I’d wager there will be more cell phone cameras then DSLR’s at the game tonight. Maybe I could setup a photo printing kiosk inside of MoMo’s bar across from the ballpark.
The ticket prices this year are astronomical, so that only the corporate rich and famous can attend. If you are a season ticket holder and can resist the temptation to sell your coveted laminate then you will attend the game as well. In 2002 I was one of those rich guys who overpaid and went to a game. I brought my Nikon FM2 and 300mm lens and photographed all of the action as The Anaheim Angels spoiled the party. I sat next to a guy who laughed at me when he heard the sound of my shutter. He said film was “dead” and that I had better change my business plan in a hurry. I said that digital was a fad that would soon pass. Turned out he was a corporate executive for O Photo. He wore a three piece suit and looked like a colossal schmuck with his Angles hat and commemorative 40 ounce Budweiser plastic cup. He also said that in 10 years time, people will no longer print photos. Prophetic indeed. Well digital photography is more then a fad, but people still print, especially when I offer an online sale! Hey, I figured out a way to make a buck on the Series.
So stay tuned to Photoworks for the big World Series sale, and tip your cap and raise your glass of Anchor Steam beer to the San Francisco Giants.