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Photokina 2012: Follow @PetaPixel on Instagram for the Inside Scoop


I’m going to be in Cologne, Germany next week, covering the latest and greatest photo announcements at Photokina 2012. In addition to posts — and possibly live blogs — on this website, I’ll also be sharing photographs of the products, parties, and press events through our relatively new Instagram account: @petapixel. The photo steam may also be added to the sidebar of this blog. Follow along for the inside scoop!

Two questions for y’all: first, are any of you guys attending the trade fair this year? If so, would you be interested in doing a PetaPixel photo-enthusiast meetup sometime during the week?

Secondly, what would you like to see us cover? Hands-on photos and videos of new photo gear? A behind-the-scenes look at the different launch parties that will be held? Live-blogs of product launch press events? Interviews with camera company bigwigs? Leave a comment below letting us know your answers to these questions.

The Instagram photo above shows the press pass that you’re sent after you apply for press accreditation through the Photokina website. Here’s the short letter that’s attached:

If you buy a standard visitor’s ticket for Photokina, the ticket also serves as a pass for the public transport system in Cologne (that’s why they specifically state that the press pass doesn’t serve this purpose).