Posts Tagged ‘Corporate Event Photographer’

For the second year in a row, I was commissioned to photograph the Women’s Symposium for Raymond James Financial. The 25th annual event was held over three days at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando and was attended by approximately 500 financial advisors. So many great speakers and programs and an incredible display of strength and growth by women in the financial industry, made me wish I had a daughter!

In addition to the event coverage, a full afternoon of headshots were also offered and 120 women took advantage of the opp, keeping me busier than you can possibly imagine.

This gallery is just a small sample of the excitement and enthusiasm on display.

Enjoy!

 

Photoshop World Las Vegas

For the second year in a row, I was hired to document the Las Vegas convention for Photoshop World, produced by KelbyOne Media.

The four day convention, held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, was attended by approximately 1,500 photographers and featured some of the industry’s top professional shooters, presenting educational instruction on everything from Photoshop and Lightroom techniques, to lighting, posing, business, and marketing for professionals in the industry.

My assignment is to create the images that will be used, not only to create a history book of THIS convention, but in the marketing material for NEXT year’s convention. Many of the images were delivered daily, so KelbyOne Media and Photoshop World could use in their daily social media accounts like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

As an event photographer based in Tampa, I find myself traveling quite a bit for different companies who value my perspective, imagery, and ability to keep pace with their event schedule.

If you are in the event or convention planning business and are looking for an experienced professional photographer to provide quality photography coverage, please check out our Corporate Events page and give us a call. I’d be happy to discuss your needs and goals, and show you how we can help you showcase your hard work with great photography.

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Time Magazine cover photographer, Gregory Heisler

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Scott Kelby of KelbyOne Media

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Larry Becker at the closing ceremonies.

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Macro Photography using window light.

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Convention Attendees, reaching for the stars!

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Russell Brown, performing with Cirque du Soleil as part of a seminar.

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Corporate Group Photo

One of the greatest challenges I receive as a professional photographer, is when a new client arrives in the Tampa Bay Area (in this case, a St Louis firm staying at the Clearwater Marriott in Sand Key for a weekend retreat/business meeting), needing to update their employee images on their web site.

 

In this client’s case, they needed one large group photo, several individual images (all looking totally different), and a few “action” shots. The staff at the Marriott was wonderful and very accommodating, allowing us to utilize their beautiful lobby and restaurant to create 16 totally different images.

Working with only one light, modified for different looks, the entire job was completed in about two and half hours.

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Bio Photo for “About” page

 

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Situational Image for Website

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Action Image for Website

The stage has now been set for another incredible game between the SEC and the Big Ten. The Outback Bowl never fails to deliver one of the best bowl games in the post season. This year it will feature the 8-4 University of Tennessee Volunteers vs the 10-2 Northwestern University Wildcats.

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That’s not the trophy, btw.

The contract signing party took place Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium. I look forward to this event every year because it’s a chance to see and hear the coaches up close and personal together, something that only happens once.

UT Coach Butch Jones

UT Coach Butch Jones

NW Coach Pat Fitzgerald high fiving himself.

NW Coach Pat Fitzgerald high fiving himself.

Game on!

Game on!

 

 

An exercise room on steroids.... get it?

An exercise room on steroids…. get it?

My third trip to California this year placed me in the heart of San Francisco to photograph another corporate event for Interior Design Magazine. As is customary with their events, a bus tour was arranged to visit several corporate offices of “tech” companies. This year visits were made to admire the office designs for Visa, Wired Magazine, Yelp, Weebly, Luminosity, ZenDesk, and NeuStar. The tour guides were the architects and designers who created these playgrounds for the millennial generation. Some of the most innovative ideas, designed to attract and keep happy, the 20-somethings that currently rule the world! Here’s just a very small taste of designs/features/benefits of working in one of these incredible office spaces…

This was very apropos for their staff.

This was very apropos for their staff.

The Campbells Wall for Tiny Plants. Employees plant their own.

The Campbells Wall for Tiny Plants. Employees plant their own.

This is set up just as you walk into the cafeteria in one company. Employees grab them on the way in and oddly, look just like they're playing on their iPhones... but they're not. :-)

This is set up just as you walk into the cafeteria in one company. Employees grab them on the way in and oddly, look just like they’re playing on their iPhones… but they’re not. 🙂

The Landry Room. Now why doesn't EVERY company have one of these?

The Laundry Room. Now why doesn’t EVERY company have one of these?

Event photography is a big part of my business. Corporate and company event, annual awards banquets, and conventions, are right up my alley. I’ve been very fortunate to have been selected to cover events in many parts of the country, my latest event was in Palm Springs, California (my third event there in as many years). If there truly is a “glamorous side” of being an event photographer, it’s working with the people who put on these events, and documenting THEIR story, and the locations, food, and activities they create for their attendees.

Registration Gift Bags

Registration Gift Bags

Making new business acquaintances.

Making new business acquaintances.

Garden Party Dinner

Garden Party Dinner

Larry Smith, Author of the Six Word Memoir Project.

Larry Smith, Author of the Six Word Memoir Project.

Attendees, Sponsors, and Staff of the event are always connected.

Attendees, Sponsors, and Staff of the event are always connected.

The details are not the details!

The details are not the details!

Balloon Rides at Dinner!

Balloon Rides at Dinner!

I’ve said it before… it’s always great to get out of the studio and accept the challenge of covering a fluid event in an uncontrolled environment. Corporate convention photography coverage is both challenging and rewarding for me. Last week, I was sent to Miami Beach to document a three day convention for Interior Design Magazine. I’ve worked with them many times before in some of the most beautiful locations and I love their staff (they treat me very, very well).

My goal with their events is to create commercially useful images that document the event, the attendees, their surroundings, and the details. I use a lot of natural light, but know when and where to add off-camera-flash to create light patterns that mimic natural light, and a shallow depth of field when appropriate. The result is a body of work they can use in the promotion of their next event, in both social media, as well as their magazine.

120+ guests at one very, very long table.

120+ guests at one very, very long table.

Trade Show meetings between designers and sponsors.

Trade Show meetings between designers and sponsors.

Breakfast on the Terrace in Miami while NY is getting snowed in. :-)

Breakfast on the Terrace in Miami while NY is getting snowed in. 🙂

Attendees enjoying an outdoor meeting.

Attendees enjoying an outdoor meeting.

Top Interior Designers from across the country attend these exclusive events.

Top Interior Designers from across the country attend these exclusive events.