Be Right Back After a Brief Pause To Our Coverage of Photokina 2012

If you’re wondering why PetaPixel’s coverage of Photokina 2012 — the largest photo trade show in the world — has been so slow, here’s the explanation: it isn’t intentional. Getting access to the Internet over here hasn’t been as easy as I would have hoped — the Wi-Fi at the hotel I’m at has been down for two days (I hear the same is true for other hotels as well), and there isn’t free public Wi-Fi at Photokina.

While I did have a connection at a private press area, it wasn’t until today that I had access to both Wi-Fi and an outlet at the same time. Needless to say, it was a perfect storm that greatly hindered the amount of “live” coverage I’ve been able to provide.

Don’t worry though: I have a lot more content and interesting stuff to share once PetaPixel returns to the US in about a day and a half. Until then, please enjoy this view of the main entrance to Photokina while I make the long journey home! Ta ta for now.

P.S. You might see another post or two after this one if the hotel has the Wi-Fi up and running. I’m crossing my fingers.

  • Eric

    Great work Michael! We can’t wait to hear what you have to share.

  • sierrarobba

    Okay but why dont you buy a 3g sim card with some credit and everything its fine!

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  • Srdjan T

    I hear that. I only found the free wifi area near the VW Up stand. Ridiculous. The “poor” Eastern Europe, free wifi everywhere. The rich west…well I guess that’s why they have the moolah. (here endeth the rant) :)

  • The_photographer_Tom

    Find yourself a McDonalds. They all have free WiFi. It’s free to register yourself and it lasts for ( I think ) three months.
    Starbucks is the same.

  • Udi Tirosh

    I hope tgat means you’re out partying

  • Mary Q. Nelson

    Great work Michael! We can’t wait to hear what you have to share.

  • Michael Zhang
  • Michael Zhang

    Thanks for the helpful tips Jürgen :) Leaving Germany, but will keep this in mind if I come again!

  • udijw

    holly marshmellows! it’s aesome!

  • Merwen BA

    Hello Michael i’m writing from the Mcdo near the Kolhn train station ! exactly the same situation as you ! are you here on friday, we can meet us very quickly ?

  • sasasa

    it´s photokina and NO news here at petapixel.. what a shame….