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    How to Create the Perfect Green Screen Photo Booth (Part 1: Selecting a chromakey background)

    Creating the perfect green screen photo booth is difficult.  When you Google suggestions about “how to do green screen photos”, what pops up are suggestions and “rules” that don’t fit a green screen photo booth.  First, the authors say, keep subjects at least 6′ off the green screen background.  Next most important: use an even […]

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  • A meet and greet with Olympian Lindsey Vonn.

    Are you a Director or a Photographer?

    I was setting up in a hurry for a meet and greet. It was a generic hotel ball room, subdivided into bland breakout rooms.  Airwall to the left, airwall to the right.  Airwall in front. There were a few round tables scattered about, with slightly stained hotel tablecloths hanging a bit askew.  A few chairs […]

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  • A participant at a Dallas area greenscreen photo booth

    A Rural Texas Kid On A Bike

    I don’t know his name, but over the course of the Skeeter Boat Owner’s Tournament, this kid wandered around riding his bike.  The bike looked fierce, and it was clear the kid enjoyed riding it. But at one point I looked up,and he was doing circles in my greenscreen photobooth area.  Hmmm.  Probably not a […]

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  • Matthew Frey Photographer

    The Start of Something New: Part 2

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

    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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  • Denver red carpet photography with George W. Bush

    When You’re Sitting Next to a President Chapter 3

    The ballroom at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas stretched around me.  Gaudy Louis XIV chandeliers hung from the ceiling and glittered against the mirrored walls.  Around the perimeter of the ballroom waited a single file of participants, snaking around and out the double mirrored doors, stanchions keeping everyone in a tight neat line. In […]

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  • A collage of headshots from our Philadelphia Headshot photo booth

    Finding Your Photography Soul

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  • Arnold Schwarznegger as Mr. Universe

    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

    As the months tick by under the shadow of COVID-19, and schedules are still on hold, it’s easy to think our time as event professionals has ended.  It’s hard to remain hopeful when you look at the news.  Daily your bank account shrinks, and politicians either focus on their re-election, or worry about the postal […]

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  • Phoenix Convention Photography for General Mills

    Photography and Story Telling

    On Monday morning, bright and early, I was interviewed by a Ahron Glazer for his Executive Talk Podcast series and Blog.  It was a great interview (if I do say so myself).  We discussed strategies for marketing your business during COVID-19, building trust with clients, and brand as the soul of your business. But my […]

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