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JCK Las Vegas 2017 Event and Convention Photography inside Mandalay Bay and Brooklyn Bowl

June 9, 2017 | By | No Comments

Looking for high quality, very experienced, very flexible photography at your next Las Vegas Convention or Las Vegas Event?

Event photography is many kinds of photography rolled into one, the requirements changing many times throughout the day: portrait photography, party photography, product photography, keynote speaker and breakout meeting photography, food photography, editorial photography, branding photography, fashion photography, concert photography, red carpet photography, concept photography, step ‘n repeat photography.

For the last several years I have been fortunate enough to be invited by my friend Jamey Kirkland to shoot event photography for one of the largest jewelry shows in the world, #JCKLasVegas. I believe this was the 25th year of the show.

Event photography is a lot like a wedding with a wide variety of subjects and radically different lighting conditions throughout the day, but with more walking.

Lots more walking.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has 2.1 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space, and I’m pretty sure that the #JCKLasVegas Jewelry Convention at Mandalay Bay uses every square inch.

Did I mention it involves a lot of walking? According to his fitbit, Jamey walked 11 miles per day every day for one week at #JCKLasVegas2016. I only walked 5 or 6 miles per day at #JCKLasVegas2017, or about 30 miles this past week.

If you’re looking for high quality, creative, energetic, beautifully lit and detail focused Convention and Event photography, give me a call or drop me a line. STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHERS can accommodate any size convention, including near-real-time delivery of images. We also offer high quality video service.

Want to Increase Dwell Time and Increase Traffic to your Portable Tradeshow Booth by 25%? OFFER QUALITY HEADSHOTS.

May 11, 2017 | By | One Comment

“We now have people around the booth consistently throughout the day rather than just at break times. Traffic has increased about 25% since we started offering headshots.”

– Carrie Kelly, Dir of HR, ACFE

INCREASE TRAFFIC, DWELL TIME & ROI

Do you want to know how to increase Dwell Time and Increase Traffic to your Portable Tradeshow Booth by 25%? Offer quality headshots.

Has giving out branded mousepads and chapsticks run its course? Is traffic & dwell time to your booth kind of anemic, no different than most everybody else’s?

One way to increase traffic and dwell time to your conference booth by 25% is to give out something everybody wants and everybody needs – headshots.

GORGEOUS HEADSHOTS ON-LOCATION. HIGH SPEED. HIGH VOLUME. HIGH QUALITY.

INCREASE

♦ Booth Traffic

♦ Dwell Time

♦ Happy Clients

♦ Quality Opt-In Leads

♦ ROI

People will line up deeply, patiently waiting for their high quality, gorgeous, and fun headshots being given away at your booth. Think of how much your sales people appreciate this. Or how much your management will like all the new sales revenue coming from your company’s big tradeshow expense.

For example, recently, Dell-EMC World was in Vegas at the Sands Expo.

Linkedin reviewed the Linkedin profile pages of attendees, to help optimize them. As a sweetener, rather than give away the usual mouse pads or USB sticks, Linkedin gave away high quality, high volume indoor environmental headshots to anyone who came up for the review.

OPTIONAL AWESOME – REALLY IMPROVE ROI

To really turn up the awesome, we offer even more tools to help you get the most return on your big Tradeshow investment.

  • Opt-in User Data Capture & Reporting
  • Users can send headshots directly to their email & social media (this is how we capture user data for you)
  • Print headshots branded with your logo and message

TRUE EXPERTISE & QUALITY

“It was great working with you and you really helped make our presence at the event top-notch. The attendees are thrilled with their headshots!”

– Kelly Kyer, Global Director, Technology Vertical Marketing, Linkedin

Lots of photographers will agree to make headshots at your tradeshow. But most won’t have the weird skill set necessary to make truly beautiful headshots that your customers love and that make you look mahvelous.

A truly great headshot is made by an experienced photographer who possesses the following qualities:

  • top notch lighting skills
  • the skill & talent to see and draw-out a person’s “best face”
  • the weird ability to connect with anybody instantly to get them to relax and emote, one minute at a time, all day long

STYLES

High-Key Pure White Backdrop

All of the photos below are straight out of camera with minimal adjustment.

We offer three styles of backdrops:

  1. pure white high key
  2. traditional corporate grey
  3. our exclusive indoor environmental

What are indoor environmental headshots?

The popular environmental look is where headshots are made outdoors in a park or against trees or through a window looking out on a pretty scene.

We have innovated a way to bring any outdoor scene right to your booth. Our indoor environmental backdrops look incredibly realistic and gorgeous.

Low-Key Grey / Black Backdrop

Because convention centers are some of the largest buildings in the world, where it can take 30 minutes just to walk outside or to a window, outdoor environmental photos are not practical.

The solution I offer my corporate clients is that we create a beautiful environment indoors! My client gets to choose the “environment”, be it a brightly lit modern office conference room, or looking out a “window” to bright green vegetation, or a low-key familiar skyline at night.

NO GREENSCREEN.

And we do this without green screen and all of its problems: greenscreen murders hair, it just doesn’t look right, it requires lots of post production with a computer, and God forbid somebody is wearing green!

We use a different method, an elegant method, that results in a gorgeous look right in camera. The client can walk up to the camera or tethered computer right after their photo is taken and say things like “OMG that’s the best headshot I’ve ever gotten” or “Wow that looks so realistic and the lighting on me is fantastic” or “You’re a magician”. [Actual quotes.]

We can get through 100-150 people per day, per photo bay. My team can scale up to as many photo bays as needed to serve any size audience. Each person sits for an average of 2.5 minutes. It’s really easy for your people. It’s usually a lot of fun. Almost everyone walks away loving their new headshot. And the sponsoring company looks like heroes.

BEST. SWAG. EVER.

Need a better way to draw crowds to your trade show convention booth, increase dwell time and get back a return on your big tradeshow budget investment?

You may need high volume, high quality, high speed, studio-lit on-location headshots.

We’ll make you look mahvelous.

Las Vegas Event Rally Photography – Everytown for Gun Safety

February 28, 2017 | By | No Comments

Recently this group invited me to document their rally around their submission of petitions calling for background checks on all gun sales. There were passionate speeches on this important topic and many boxes of petitions were submitted.

Commercial Portraits for Reality TV Show “The Big Gun II – Sin City” on the Sportsman Channel

February 22, 2017 | By | No Comments

Recently I was asked to make professional portraits for the world-class athletes and competitors of The Big Gun II – Sin City, a reality TV show on the Sportsman Channel.

Brian Speciale, Producer and Creator of the show, wanted some professional portraits of the 12 athletes competing in “Shooting’s Ultimate Competition – The Big Gun II – Sin City” that he could use within the show and to promote it on social media.

Shooters are very familiar with the names of these world-class athletes, including world famous “fastest shooter of all time” Jerry Miculek and his daughter Lina Miculek. JJ Racaza, Tim Yackley, Max Michel, Ryan Muller, Becky Yackley, Shane Coley, Jesse Tischauser, Hunter “Nubbs” Cayll, Wyatt Gibson, Michael Whitesides.

Brian had me come by the day before the actual contest started, and we spent the day dodging the rain making cool portraits and doing video interviews in anticipation of the contest. All of these folks were salt-of-the-earth great people, super safe and ridiculously aware of gun safety, and lots of fun to be around.

The shootout took place at the Pro Gun Club Las Vegas

The Big Gun II: Sin City

Looking for gorgeous las vegas commercial portraits for your event or company? We’re light on our feet, fully equipped, and we love working with the best!

Indoor Environmental Portable Headshots at a convention on the Las Vegas Strip

January 14, 2017 | By | No Comments

Environmental headshots are all the rage, even for very large corporations. They look so fresh and contemporary. However they can come with a lot of hassle.

One of the largest companies in the world came to Las Vegas this week and their executives wanted environmental headshots, without the hassle, discomfort and risk of wind and dust and rain and heat and perspiration and a long walk. No problem. So I created “outdoor” environmental headshots right in the comfort of a hotel conference room.

Is your company converging on Las Vegas in the near future, and you recognize it’s an opportunity to create coherent, gorgeous headshots for all of your executives, employees, or guests? In addition to indoor environmental headshots, we also provide gorgeous traditional high-key and low-key corporate headshots. High Quality. High Volume. Fair Prices.

We even let you see and then select your favorite photo from an iPad/tablet (for later re-touching) in real time as they are being created. That’s pretty neat!

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Corporate & Casual Headshots On Location – Las Vegas

December 27, 2016 | By | One Comment

las-vegas-headshots-corporate-conference-the-wynnAre you bringing a lot of your people to your Las Vegas Convention, for training, or celebration, or recognition? What a perfect time to get high-quality headshots for all of your key people, while you’ve got them all in the same place. Or what a great way to reward your contractors or members who are out in the trenches with the opportunity to get a top-notch headshot for their website, their Linked-In profile, or other social media avatars like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

We come to your location, to the hotel where your conference is being held, where we set up studio lighting in a surprisingly small space – we need about 8 feet wide by about 10 feet deep.

You decide on your preferred style of headshot: high-key, low-key, or environmental.

We can set up as many bays as necessary to comfortably accommodate as many people as you want. Figure on about 75 – 100 people‘s headshots created per photo bay in a non-stop, all-day scheduled approach. Fewer per bay in a less structured format (e.g., people popping in at their convenience).

We produce between 5 and 15 photos per person in about 3.5 minutes, assuring we’ve gotten your guests’ best side, best look, best expression.

We can even live-stream the photos as they are being made to tablets and iPads where people can select their favorite right after it is created, streamlining the post-processing edit. All photos are lightly edited before upload. Advanced professional re-touching is an available add-on.

Want to get really good headshots for 400 people over the course of your Las Vegas Convention? We can do that.

Headshots for AVVO Lawyernomics 2016 on location at The Wynn in Las Vegas #LasVegasHeadshots #VegasHeadshots #LawyerHeadshots #LinkedInHeadshots #SocialMedaHeadshots #AVVOProfileHeadshots - http://www.StevenJosephPhotography.com

Headshots for AVVO Lawyernomics 2016 on location at The Wynn in Las Vegas
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– http://www.StevenJosephPhotography.com

Payment can be structured many different ways.

You can pre-pay for a certain number of your clients / employees to get their professional headshot with us. They just need to show up and we’ll take care of the rest.

Or you can pre-pay and ask your guests to pay a small fee to download from your online gallery like this.

You can pre-pay for professional re-touching for everyone, or make that an option for your guests to select from the online gallery.

High quality. High speed. At your event. What’s not to love!?