Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July Meeting: Working with Photographers

This month we will host a panel discussion with three leading wedding and event photographers.  Within the wedding industry, photographers and videographers are known to have a love hate relationship. As professional videographers, we need to understand the needs of a photographer to work smoothly together to get the best end result for our client. This will be a question and answer open discussion addressing the topic:
Photo & Video:  Working together in harmony.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Pixel 1080
N. Orange Ave. STE. 755Orlando, FL

Meet the panel:

Kristen Weaver
KRISTEN WEAVER. Award winning, international wedding and fashion photographer, Kristen Weaver, moved to Florida from Northeast Ohio for college, graduating in 2003 to pursue a career in advertising design and marketing. After meeting her fiance in 2006, she moved to Orlando and went in to the photography business full time in 2009. Her business quickly flourished, booking over 25 weddings during her first year. Her work can be see in print and online blogs including Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, Dujour Magazine, Remedy Magazine UK, Orlando Weddings, Orlando Style, Every Last Detail to name a few. She is also celebrating her first year as a selected Grace Ormonde Platinum Photographer.

Kevin Keelan
KEVIN KEELAN. "Knowledge & experience" that's my gift, Kevin says. Successfully managing over 200 weddings a month between his then three locations in Orlando, Hawaii and Las Vegas for over 4 years, Kevin now puts his energy into shooting around 20 luxury weddings a year. He shares his knowledge and experience with other photographers around the world through his k2 Workshops , k2 Tip of the Week & Personal Consulting. Kevin's passion for photography has led him to some of the most desirable wedding destinations around the world. He admits, "Luxury celebrations are my favorites to photograph. I am amazed at the beauty and moments that I've had the opportunity to capture." Kevin knows that when these moments happen, they are a gift from God. He is quick to say how thankful he has been to have learned from great artists like Michael Taylor and legendary wedding photographer Hanson Fong. Kevin's list of celebrities include Martina McBride, Larry King, Martin Scorsese, Kevin Bacon, Simon Baker, Jane Krakowski and Tony Danza, just to name a few. Most recently, Kevin created the innovative wedding portal Wed, Set, Go -- an online destination for vendors and brides -- set to launch in Fall 2011.

Brian Pepper
BRIAN PEPPER. Shot my 1st wedding in 1999. (Film)
Worked for Kodak Event Imaging Solutions as the National Training Manager from 2000-2003. As the training manager i opened operations and trained operation managers across the country in operating their digital photography operations. This included the digital transition and workflow of the Sandals Resort Wedding Operations. At the time I transitioned from that role to Project Manager the sites I opened and provided ongoing training and support were generating ove $40million annually. As the role of Project Manager it allowed me to more time to pursue my own company Digital Imaging Direct. As a project manager for Kodak I oversaw and created the workflow, equipment purchasing list build out design in addition to overseeing and managing the overall project budget which in some cases exceeded $1,000,000. Early 2007 was a turning point in my career when I saw the potential and opportunity to take my part time side business full time. Digital Imaging Direct quickly went from a primarily event and convention photography business to a wedding business shooting over 40 weddings annually. Our corporate photography is still a huge part of our business with providing over 1000 headshots annually for multiple corporations. We also provide photography and video services annually to IAAPA which is one of Orlando's largest convention/tradeshows that travels to our area.

1 comment:

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