Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shooting with the Colorado AMA - Peak Awards Event

Sorry for the brief hiatus. I have been traveling and shooting in some of the most beautiful places in the world... Kauai and Maui in Hawaii. Not a bad place to be. I can’t wait to share some of the images from that trip; however, pretty much right after my return, I had the opportunity to shoot with the Colorado American Marketing Association and their Peak Awards celebration. First, I want to thank Toast & Jam for inviting me in for the evening. Second, I want to thank all the teams, organizers, and participants for having a great time and making it easy for me to make great pictures.

Event shooting is one of the most fun things for me to do. I’ve run into dark rooms, location problems, challenging lighting, people who enjoy being photographed, and some who don’t. To me, it’s really shooting without a net as the organizers always expect great images, but I never really have the complete picture (pun intended) of the environment before I arrive. I try to arrange pre-event walkthroughs, although the lighting, ambiance, is never quite the same. I had a great time with the group, met some fabulous people and hopefully, produced images that are unique to the AMA, the teams, and sponsors. Check out of few below.

I love to try and capture something a little different with the ambiance.



This was in a VERY dark room. The ability to shoot high-ISO without much noise is a huge step forward for capturing these shots.



Group shots are always a bit tricky. Fun to make though...



More ambience in the dark. Fun shooting!



Marketers are always a bit more fun than the average group. Creative personalities really shine through.


Event shooting is about being able to capture the ambiance, people, and timeline to help tell the story of the event. Being able to think fast on your feet and problem solve doesn’t hurt either. Thanks again to all who made this event happen, and I hope you've enjoyed the images. I appreciate the invitation.


That’s all for now. Now if only I can get the Hawaii pictures done, I’ll share those soon. Ciao all!

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