CES is just weeks away and we're ready for the biggest and the flashiest new stuff - Las Vegas style!
The Consumer Electronics Show is a marathon whirlwind of late nights, early mornings, parties, concerts and crowds. It's a lot to take in, and while proper preparation is key - experience in knowing how to do it always wins.
This will be my 11th CES shooting photos for some of the world's biggest tech companies. Navigating the floor is a challenge amongst the big booths of the likes of Samsung, Google, Microsoft, LG, Intel, Sony and Huawei.
Yes, it's overwhelming. But it's also a lot of fun!
Here are a few of my best operational tips to go successfully from press conferences to the show floor to late night parties - and back again!
1. New socks
I highly recommend buying new socks to take to CES - the extra coziness and cushioning if key to taking care of your feet.
2. Take a few pairs of shoes
After miles and miles of walking, it helps to be able to swap out shoes and give your feet a change of venue.
3. Get there early
CES is chaotic. One of the best ways to minimize the chaos is to arrive as early as you can. Vegas is confusing and you WILL get lost and have trouble finding your destination. Being extra early allows for mistakes. Information can be conflicting. Do I stand in theis line or that line? Are we going in this door or that door? Getting there early allows you to source the best information.
4. Take Power
Bring all your cords, cables, chargers, and extra battery packs! You'll be in need of power, so carry all these tools in your bag.
Drink lots of water. Take a resuseable water bottle with you and keep it filled. I always carry a few Emergen-C Vitamin C drink mixes with me for extra power and flavor.