As an event photographer I often run into situations where images need to be hand-delivered to my clients on a very short timeline, and sometimes even same-day. This is common at corporate events and conventions where the day's schedule of presentations, workshops, trade-show booths, and educational seminars are followed up by an "after hours" social hour, cocktail mixer, or awards program and dinner. For these functions the event coordinator will typically present a photo slide-show so attendees can relive the activities from their time at the conference.
To meet these tight timelines I usually hole-up in a quiet corner of the convention center or head back to the hotel, run a quick edit on my laptop, and download the photo set onto a USB drive for client handoff… Read More
If you didn't happen to be on the Denver Broncos' roster during the 2015 NFL season, or work in the front office under John Elway's management arm, chances are you did not get an invitation to the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 Ring Ceremony at Mile High Stadium yesterday. Read More
No worries, because you can at least see the event staging photos, courtesy of AKPHOTO and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH). Feel free to browse the image gallery below and take in the sites, from the endless bottles of Moët champagne, Belvedere vodka, Dom Perignon, and Hennessy, to the NFL "Hedge Wall," locker room bars, cigars, and of course, the Super Bowl ring lock-boxes.
In recent months the AirBnB market here in Denver has exploded and become incredibly competitive. Property owners have to set prices to satisfy demand, while not overcharging and potentially scaring customers away. However, high quality photos that capture the uniqueness of a property and showcase the features and amenities offered allow the host to differentiate their AirBnB rental while maximizing profits with higher nightly rates. Read More
During every headshot session, almost without fail, a client will ask me, "can you do just a little bit of touchups here?" or, "can you smooth out a few wrinkles there?" And every time I give the same response, "don't worry, every single one of my photos is touched up before it goes out the door." But, I don't think they always believe me.
I'm here to clear the air and let everyone know that there's no need to feel insecure and that the truth must be known.... Read More
This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing guests at PostNet's Annual THRIVE Conference, held in Downtown Denver. AK PHOTO provided a 12' backdrop photowall for photographing guests, and a complete on-site print solution, to provide guests with a keepsake photo and photo folder.
If you were a guest of the 2015 THRIVE Conference, you may order additional prints online at the link below:
PostNet THRIVE Gala At-Event Prints
Please feel free to contact me with any questions they may have about print ordering. Read More
*UPDATE* FEBRUARY 5
Canon 5DS full Press Release has leaked! ... Download the PDF here!
Samples images and videos are available on the Canon website.
Pre-orders have already begun at $3,699.
Canon 5DS News
Specifications for the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R have leaked. The camera will officially be announced by Canon on February 6, with availability in late March or early April. Retail price is confirmed to be $3,699 for the base 5DS and pre-orders have started.
Three Different 5D Bodies
Note the maximum ISO of 6,400. This is NOT a Canon 5D Mark IV and is not a direct replacement to the 5D Mark III. The EOS 5DS and 5DS R constitute a "split" in the 5D line, and are for those specifically seeking high MP bodies and better color reproduction. This sounds like a commercial studio and big-print landscape camera that will try to compete directly with PhaseOne and Hasselblad. Read More
Using speedlights in softboxes intended for speedlights can be an infuriating experience. The layout of the zippers often restricts aiming of the softbox to anything but a completely vertical position. To get around this, photographers have come up with clever ways of moving the speedlight a few inches off the stand, to allow for more movement.
The solution I've found to be most effective, however, is the off-the-shelf Baby Boomer Offset Arm from Paul C. Buff. The arm is a perfect length to allow for full articulation of most speedlight softboxes, and provides the flexibility necessary for working with modifiers like the Westcott Apollo in the field. Read More
Sometimes busy work schedules don't allow your staff to get to the studio, so bring the studio to you! Getting your team's headshots taken IN the office is a fast and convenient way to get company and website portraits without ever leaving the building. Read More
AKPHOTO offers on location portrait and headshot studio services and has worked with numerous businesses and companies across the Front Range and all of Colorado. Whether it's Aspen or Arvada, Greeley or Grand Junction, we will bring our studio to you.
With the new year upon us, and my WordPress website now over 2 years old (with minimal updates in that time frame), I felt it was time for a refresh with AKPHOTO.com, and completely redesigned my website for 2015! It took quite a bit of time going back through my portfolio and re-exporting all the images I wanted to used, but I think the end result was well worth it.
For this new AKPHOTO.com v2.0, I switched over to SquareSpace for hosting. While it is... Read More
Canon's latest APS-C crop sensor camera, the 7D Mark II, has been praised for it's buffer and burst speed, and while it will make a killer sports, wildlife and action camera, I think the improved ISOs and extra reach of the crop sensor will make it a great tool as a low light events camera. Read More
Check out my thoughts in the video below...