From October 16th to October 20th, I photographed hundreds of people in front of a green screen at the Swan Resort, Disney Property, Orlando, Florida. The booth was sponsored by Canon USA. We gave people an opportunity to have some fun in the middle of long meetings and workshops. After having their photos taken, attendees were able to pick out one of several backgrounds to be dropped in. Canon then sent each person a digital as well as a hard copy of the image. The event was Gartner Symposium ITexpo 2016. It's the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. It's there that they share strategic views on the trends that shape IT and business.
I just returned from the Photographic Society of Americas International Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Each year its members gather to take advantage of the opportunities provided that week to further their education and shooting skills. This week I had the opportunity to try out the brand new 5D Mark IV. Its built around a new 30.4MP CMOS sensor and uses the Digic 6+ processor. The AF system is from the flagship 1D X Mark II. It also has 4K video, a touchscreen, improved weather-sealing, built-in Wi-Fi/NFC, an interval timer and GPS.
I managed to get away from the Canon booth for a few minutes and drop in on one of the photo bays that was nearby to test the 5D out. It's always impossible to tell how good a camera's images are by looking at low res images posted on the internet. So I'd like to add that the full size images are gorgeous. Looks like Im going to be ordering one soon.
Heres 3 photos taken with the 5D Mark IV and the Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS version II lens.
This past Saturday, I photographed The Alyssa Allgood Jazz Quintet performance at the historic Charlie Chaplin Theater in Essanay Studios here in Chicago. The performance was part of the series in partnership with Uptown United and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Alyssa’s debut EP Lady Bird was named a Best Release of 2015 on All About Jazz and it was hailed as “the most refined offering in the genre yet.” The Chicago Jazz Magazine highly recommends this debut recording and described it as “a wonderful exploration of the lost art of bebop vocalese.”
The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company was an American motion picture studio. It is best known today for its series of Charlie Chaplin comedies of 1915.
I recently had the pleasure of photographing Heidi Hedstrom for Woman's World Magazine. She had some great success with her diet drinking a mixture of water, vinegar and pomegranate juice. You can read all about it here.
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