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Tuesday
Aug062013

NAFSA - St. Louis 2013 Event / Conference

 

More than 8,000 professionals from around the globe met for the premier event in the field of international education, the NAFSA 2013 Annual Conference & Expo.  I photographed the event in St. Louis, MO in May of this year.  

Among the keynote speakers were: Scheduled keynote speakers are:

  • Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Laureate
  • Oscar Arias, two-time Costa Rica President and Nobel Peace Laureate
  • Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, world renowned brain surgeon and former migrant farm worker
  • Rye Barcott, founder of Carolina for Kibera, peace activist, and former marine

 

Washington DC Event Photographer

 

Washington DC Event Photographer

Washington DC Event Photographer

Washington DC Event Photographer

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Posted by Washington, DC Event Photographer - Len Spoden 

Monday
Nov052012

Company Testimonial Brochure Photographs in 45 Minutes | Dulles, VA Photographer

I received a call from a client in Philadelphia, PA who needed a few photographs of their client for a marketing brochure they were developing. Their client's offices were in Dulles, VA.   They needed the photographs within 48 hours and the client only had about 45 minutes to give me to take the photographs.  Other than that it was easy.  So I showed up and scoped out the building to get some ideas, the client (four people) showed up on time at 9AM and we started.  We were done by 9:45AM and everyone was able to get back to work.

I sent the photos to my client later that afternoon.  They were VERY pleased.  It can be nerve racking walking into an unknown environment and having to come out with first class, professional photographs with little time, but I also find I thrive under those conditions and produce some of my best work. 

Dulles VA Corporate Photographer

Dulles VA Corporate Photographer

Dulles VA Corporate Photographer

Thursday
May172012

New York Waldorf Astoria Conference / Event | Washington, DC Event Photographer

New York's Waldorf Astoria is a great environment for a business conference.   My client asked me to photograph the event and try to capture all the dynamics of the conference.  These conferences are more than just a transfer of information from the speakers to the attendees, but it is a dynamic give and take of ideas between attendees and subject matter experts.  Contacts get made, new ideas get shared, and everyone leaves with new ideas to take back to their companies and hopefully do things in better and more creative ways.  

I always learn some fascinating things when I photograph these events.  One thing that stood out was the idea of reverse mentoring.  The speed of change is so rapid that it is hard for older executives to keep up with the new technologies and behavior patterns of younger customers.  So they get mentored by younger staff members who have grown up in this new age. The other thing was how major change use to occur over a generation, now major change is occurring every six years.  

Washington DC Event Photographer

Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer
Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer
Washington DC Event Photographer


Washington DC Event Photographer

 Posted by Event Photographer - Len Spoden

Monday
Mar262012

IDEA Trainer Institute - Alexandria, VA | VA Photographer

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute is a diverse and cutting-edge educational program / conference exclusively for personal trainers. They held it this year at the Hilton in Alexandria, VA.  This is the third IDEA conference that I have photographed, and there is never a dull moment. 

There are a number of classroom setting sessions, but the majority of the sessions are very interactive and are lead by some of the top training instructors in the world such as Todd Durkin who trains professional athletes like Aaron Rogers (QB of the Green Bay Packers) and Drew Brees (QB of the New Orleans Saints).  We also setup a little studio onsite and bring in some of the attendees to demonstrate various exercises and routines.

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

photograph portrait of Todd Durkin

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

Monday
Oct242011

Spy Museum Event in Washington, DC | Washington DC Photographer

One of my client's was hosting a party for their clients at the Spy Museum in Washington, DC.  To spice it up they brought in some actors to play the parts of James Bond and Austin Powers.  The also had the "Bond Girl" in her beautiful red dress as well as an actor playing the role of a polygraph (lie detector) examiner.  It made for a very lively and entertaining evening.  The guests were also able to tour the Spy Museum.  No photos were  allowed in the museum so the event photographer, yours truly, was not allowed in that part of the museum.