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Friday
Mar072014

IDEA Personal Trainer Conference - Alexandria, VA

If you have been following my blog over the last few years you know I have been photographing the IDEA Health and Fitness Association's conferences in Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA) and in California (San Diego and LA) over the last four years.   I always look forward to these because they are so dynamic and enjoyable to photograph.  As you can see from the photographs, their is so much energy in these sessions, my job is to capture that energy via my photographs.  

The challenge is always the same, the lighting stinks, the athletes are moving fast, and I try not to get myself killed as I run, lay on the floor, and get right next to trainers who are jumping and swinging.  But I wouldn't have it any other way ... this is much better than standing back with a long lens getting boring photographs.  

IDEA sets aside one of the conference rooms at the hotel for what we call the "photo booth."  I bring a white backdrop and some studio lights and take photographs of some of the participants.  I spend about one hour a day over the two days in this on-site studio.  What is great it that the light is great and we have total control of what the athletes/trainers do.  

You can read more about the IDEA World Conference in Anaheim, CA this August by going to the IDEA website found here.

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

 Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

Monday
Mar112013

IDEA Personal Trainer Instituteā„¢ East - Northern VA Event Photographer

This years IDEA Personal Trainer Institute in Alexandria, VA was the fifth IDEA event that I have photographed over the last two years.  Three events have been at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, one has been at the Los Angeles Conventioin Center, and one at the San Diego Convention Center.   

I look forward to these events every year.  There is so much positive energy in every session that the days just fly by and I get the opportunity to take some great photos in a great environment. 

Most of the attendees are trainers from around the world.  They attend leading-edge sessions in the areas of nutrition, wellness, positive well-being, and specific-population programming, along with the most effective new strategies for social media, marketing, management, and generating business and income growth. There are also a lot of high-energy and very exhausting sessions that make sure that all the trainers learn by doing the latest and greatest training techniques.   

 VA and Washington DC event Photographer

 VA and Washington DC event Photographer

 VA and Washington DC event Photographer

 

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