I had the opportunity to photograph the 3 day WebVisions conference last week here in Portland. Day one's workshops were held at the beautiful PNCA campus in Northwest Portland. I was able to bounce between them, including everything from Aaron Draplin's actual file managment system and secret stuff he's working on to a plan for how to deal with a zombie alien invasion without killing the humans.
Days two and three were held at Revolution Hall in SE Portland which is an amazing old restored high school theater. Great venue, and really fun lighting for these great sessions. My two favorites - Mike Monteiro talking about the value of designers actually learning what they're doing from a mentor. Aaron Draplin brought his Tall Tales from a Large Man show which has had my brain going for the last week. I also took home a copy of his book which is worth the $40 many times over.
Unfortunately I could only be there until noon on day 3, missing the last few speakers, but it sounds like they were fantastic as well.
Thanks to Brad Smith for the amazing conference!
"Dan is friendly, easy to work with and highly professional. He scoped out our event venue and got great coverage of our event. I’d highly recommend him and will use him again if he’s not booked!”
- Brad Smith, Executive Director, WebVisions
I carried 2 bodies all day long, all three days.
- Sony Rx1r as my normal focal length (35mm) for candids, close distance and tight quarters.
- Sony A7ii with the Sony 70-200mm f/4 for almost all shots in the theater or from across the room at the workshops. I also took a small handful of ultrawide shots with the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and some audience shots in the dark theater with the Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8.