• 11
    Apr

    Where Events Stand Now: April, 2022

    I’ve stopped checking the New York Times COVID Tracker every morning. I’ve stopped looking at every little bit of COVID news, and trying to read the tea leaves about how tiny COVID changes might impact events moving forward. The reason why is simple.  At some point last month, there was a fundamental change in people, […]

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  • 05
    Jan

    Omicron and Events: Vaccinate, boost, mask & see you at the event.

    Every morning starts the same.  It’s like the loop the robots live in HBO’s Westworld.  Except, my loop is:  wake up.  Feed Kat.  Start coffee.  Back to bed.  Grab iPad.  Open up New York Times COVID tracker.  Then, the CNN news application.  Then the Apple News application.  Then Facebook, LinkedIn, and finally Google My Business.  By […]

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  • 06
    Dec

    My Big Fat Hairy Idea 2021

    To understand the Big Fat Hairy Idea that slammed into me at the end of 2021, you have to go back to 2005.  I was sitting in a cab with my dad in Las Vegas, NV, going between the first conferences I’d ever photographed and the second conference I’d ever photographed.  Sitting in that cab, […]

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  • 25
    Oct

    COVID and Events: Uh-Oh, Attendance

    Events are coming back.  At least, they are beginning to come back.  For 2022.   2021, not so much. However, just as you thought our international collective nightmare of COVID, DELTA, and all things variant is winding down, and just as search traffic for keywords related to event planning is starting to tick back up, and […]

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  • 25
    Sep

    Update on how the Delta surge is impacting events and event photography.

    March, 2020.  I was standing at the baggage carousel at BWI Airport, waiting for my luggage to drop from my Birmingham flight.  I’d just finished the Bassmaster Classic, a green screen experiential photo marketing event we do every year.  I glanced up at the CNN news loop on the flat screen above, and thought, “Wow, […]

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  • Washington DC Convention photographers at a closing party.
    04
    Aug

    The Start of Something New: Revealed.

    Everyday, I woke up sad.  Every.  Single.  Day.  This is not me.  I am not sad.  I am never depressed.  Even during the hardest times in my life, there was never an overwhelming cloud of doom descending every morning when my conscious brain would start to revive.  But every morning, as wake glimmered, pushing sleep […]

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  • US Event Photos at Palm Harbor Florida
    20
    May

    The Start of Something New: Part 4

    The cat meowed next to me, tired of being in the carrying case, tired of riding in the car.  The meowing became more and more intense.  He threw his body against the door of the crate, clawed at his sheepskin pad, howled at the top of his little cat lungs. His crate was perched on […]

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  • Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors
    25
    Apr

    The Start of Something New: Part 3

    Since before 2001, I’ve wanted to be a photographer.  After September 11, 2001 — hours after– I went to photograph Ground Zero.  Those photos launched my career.  But careers don’t happen overnight.  Even with some magazine covers under my belt, I had to think hard about how I’d leverage this new found obsession. That’s what […]

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  • Matthew Frey Photographer
    28
    Mar

    The Start of Something New: Part 2

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  • Mario Andretti's Indycar at Honda Dealer's Show
    20
    Mar

    The Start of Something New: Part 1

    Las Vegas was hot.  The sun beat down on my rental van as I pulled in front of the Mandalay Bay convention center glass doors.  I had about 400 lbs of equipment in the back of the SUV, and the hike from the door, past the aquarium, up the little grade, to either elevator or […]

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