I have a client that was working on a proposal for one of their clients and instead of using stock photography in their proposal, they wanted to use images of their employees working at the clients location. I went to their work location and we photographed them one morning as they went about their business. The photographs came out great, and their client appreciated their effort to personalize the proposal and made it really stand apart from the competition.
NAFSA held their annual conference in Philadelphia in 2018. I lived in Philadelphia for ten years, so it was fun to visit my old hometown and see what changes had taken place since I left in 1993.
I photographed the event over five days. As usual, NAFSA had some great speakers this year. Bill Nye, science ambassador and CEO of The Planetary Society, was the Wednesday plenary speaker. Renowned journalist and author Terry Gross was the final plenary speaker at the NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, delivering an insightful and inspiring address to NAFSA 2018 attendees on Friday,
The Zetema Project was founded in 2016 to discuss the state of US healthcare. More specifically, the concern was that the poorly informed and non-productive national conversation about healthcare was unlikely to lead to positive changes in the system. Zetema was created as a way to improve the quality and productivity of that conversation.
The Zetema Project membership consists of a group of approximately 25 panelists representing a wide variety of political viewpoints and industry stakeholder groups. Members meet two to three times annually, with the first meetings held in January and September of 2017.
The September 2017 meeting, which I was asked to photograph, featured a session with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and focused on such issues as:
- Reducing the cost of care delivery
- Single payer healthcare/Medicare for All
- Drug prices and costs
- State innovation case study: the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative
- Bipartisan opportunities for healthcare reform
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.
I had the pleasure to spend two and a half days photographing the WBL Summit® at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC. The event is WBL's annual meeting for senior executive women from across the health care industry to network and continue to improve their businesses. Approximately 150 women attend each WBL Summit, and attendance is limited to maintain an intimate networking atmosphere. Each Summit includes ample time for networking and establishing business relationships. http://www.wbl.org.
There was a wonderful group of presentors and panel members including Sheila Burke, Barbara Hackman Franklin, Mae Jemison, Kathy Giusti, and Mary Sammons.