Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Best Buddies Leadership Conference

Anthony Shriver with the international group
July 19-21--Bloomington IN--Best Buddies Leadership Conference attracts over 1000 students from all 50 states and 30 countries to learn, inspire and invigorate the Best Buddies mission of inclusion.

A quiet moment between sessions
 Learning Sessions

Sarah at the closing ceremonies
The Buddy Idol Winner on stage, Closing Ceremonies
Photo notes:  Group photos everywhere but I try to find some special moments.  The photo of AKS with the international attendees is an annual situation.  It needs to be refreshed each year.  As we try to do something different each year, logistics of location and timing seems to be the same.  So its the energy that is captured.

The main purpose of the event is to share information to best serve the organization.  The photos may be ordinary but vital to share the conference's goal.  The closing ceremonies is always a 'happening' event.  Finding and knowing where to stand is vital to photograph the right people both in the audience and from behind the stage.

Copyright 2013 Laurence L. Levin

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Grocery Manufacturers Association

July 17--Washington, DC--Grocery Manufacturers Association's Growth and Public Policy Summit Breakfast with Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let's Move and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition, The White House, promoting healthy eating for young people.  The Summit was convened to discuss food, health and consumer product policy.  The Kass photos were published online by Letsmove.gov.  The closing dinner honored George W. Koch.  Senator Pat Roberts and Rep. John Boehner delivered congratulations to the night's honored guest.
Representative John Boehner
Senator Pat Roberts
Photo Notes:  GMA does an outstanding job to properly brand the stage of their events.  In almost every angle I can make photographs of speakers on stage, a distinctive GMA identification can be included.

To get your message/brand seen, a well designed stage can accomplish your goal. The signage is bold but not distracting, the background colors are bright but not overwhelming, and there is enough light on the subject for a good exposure.

Photography Copyright 2013 Laurence L. Levin 
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Local Birds

Mid April, Montrose Park, Washington, DC--The park gained two new residence,  two baby owls.  They were hard to see, hiding in their nest.  But in several weeks they were out on a limb.   

In July, with borrowed Nikkor 300mm f/4 lens and my teleconverter, transformed the lens into a 500mm did a walk through Glover Archbold Park.  I made two multimedia videos,  one with music, the other with natural sound.

Photography copyright 2013 Laurence L. Levin