Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Frontiers in Optics FIO Annual Meeting

Over 1200 attendees from all over the world
Sept 18-20--Washington, DC--Frontiers in Optics FIO, OSA’s Annual Meeting, encompasses the breadth of optical science and engineering and provides an atmosphere that fosters the exchange of information between those working on fundamental research and those looking for solutions to engineering problems. Special symposia and other major events further highlight major advances in many selected areas.  Throughout the conference there are Plenary Sessions, Visionary Speakers,  academia and research presentations, vendors halls and parties. 

Jason Eichenholz, Luminar Technologies, addresses the session, entitled
"Building the Vision for Autonomous Mobility"
Visionary Speaker Evelyn Hu of Harvard University
Answering a question, Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science and Industry poster presentations. 
Participants in the OIDA VIP Industry Leaders Speed Meetings Lunch 
Celebrating 100 years of OSA
Presentations of findings and scientific achievements highlighted the conference
Photos made with Nikon D850 and D810, 24-120mm Nikkor and 70-210mm Nikkor.  All shot with various ISO but on the high end in RAW files.  It ceases to amaze me how well these cameras shoot in poor lighting conditions.  With a little post production work in Lightroom, the images look good.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

DCP Productions: Hultby Spot

And you thought the locker room was always lit so perfectly.  Each scene is lit.  
August 31--Hockey Season--With DCP Productions, behind the scenes of their hockey spots. Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals Goalie.  Two days and five tv commercials made.  High Definition, crew of over 100, working fast and efficient.  See three of the spots Warm Up   Defends Off the Ice
On the Ice
To get those action on ice scenes, a camera is put on skates. 
A break, Braden Holtby
Camera on dolly and tracking the action. 
Photography by Laurence L. Levin
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Grocery Manufacturers Association Leadership Forum

President Bush
September 9--The Greenbriar, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia--The annual Grocery Manufacturers Association Leadership Forum brings together the nation's leading food companies and associated industries to network, learn and celebrate.  There are many seminars that are vital to the growth and efficiency of the food industry.  If the average consumer would listen to any of the sessions, they would soon realize the intricacies of how food gets from farm to table.  Two keynote speakers discussed leadership styles and management anecdotes.  President George Bush and retired NBA Commissioner David Stern, provided insightful talks about their respective jobs.

NBA Commissioner David Stern
GMA Hall of Fame Achievement Award Robert Mariano with GMA Chairman Christopher  Policinski
Industry Celebration with the World Classic Rockers
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All photos made with a Nikon D810, 24-120mm Nikkor, 70-200mm Nikkor lenses
Lots of photos made on a stage, you need to stay alert for interesting expressions, provide the client with different angles because they have many uses for images from each situation.  Although, award presentation photos might seem routine, there are many things to coordinate.  Tell the presenter where to stand (an X is placed on the floor), make sure they take their name badges off, button the jacket, hold the award so it doesn't reflect the light, hold the position to get more than one shot, (someone always closes their eyes), and the technical aspects: the stage light and flash need to be balanced, be in position to get the photos all in front of hundreds of people, be quick because we must be on time. And you thought, photography was easy!!