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What Goes on Behind the Lens at Corporate Events

Photography G Photographs Hall of Famer Tony Dungy​There are many moving parts of a corporate event. Event coordinators are often tasked with juggling responsibilities such as staying on schedule with speakers and taking care of the caterers and other vendors. At Photography G in Denver, we believe the photographer at your corporate event should be unobtrusive and help keep everything on track. This goal requires our photographer, Garrett Hacking, to know the ins and outs of your entire event such as when and where each speaker is supposed to present and the best place to take group portraits.

Some of the thoughts going on behind the lens of Garrett’s camera include:

  • Capturing smiles and excitement from both the speakers and the audience.
  • Knowing which guests or speakers are key individuals to photograph such as celebrities and CEOs.
  • Spending the appropriate amount of time in each conference room to ensure all the presentations are photographed.
  • Getting close-up images of any equipment, awards and other details throughout the event.
  • Having access to his equipment wherever he may be.
  • Staying in contact with the event coordinator in case there are last minute changes.

 

These are just a few of the many factors that come into play when Garrett photographs a corporate event. However, one of the most important parts involved in a successful event is getting a timeline and shot list from the planner ahead of time, so Garrett and his associates come prepared.

Garrett Hacking is an award-winning photographer, and he can answer your corporate event questions at your initial consultation in our Denver studio.

If you’re looking for an event photographer in Colorado or anywhere in the U.S., please contact Photography G today at (303) 444-6994 to schedule your consultation. Garrett and his skilled associates serve clients in Denver, Boulder and nationwide. 

Memories of Gregg Allman from Photographer Garrett Hacking

Gregg Allmän passed on May 27, 2017 | Garrett Hacking shares his memoriesThe music world lost one of its greatest voices last weekend, Gregg Allman.

Gregg was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band in 1969 along with his brother the late, great, Duane Allman. Gregg also had an impressive solo career.

It was while he was touring as a solo artist that I first crossed paths with him when I was just a teenage sprout and “wanna be” photographer.

Gregg Allman and the Brothers had left my ears ringing many a day after school as I air-jammed to their albums on my brother’s stereo before mom and dad got home to tell me to “turn that noise down!”

Now, I was almost old enough to get to see the man in person. I thought of him as the godfather of southern blues rock. He was all of 32 years old! My how perspectives on age change.

So with a little help from my older brother we were able to get my under-age butt in the bar he was playing at. I also brought my camera. I wanted to capture the intensity of live performance and bring it home for my personal memory. I had no idea how this passion would ignite far beyond a hobby. Thanks Gregg Allman!

Gregg Allman with Garrett Hacking of Photography G in Denver

Gregg literally opened a door on my career. Well someone on his staff did anyway. As I was making my way to the bathroom that evening before hew went on, a door opened, someone came out. I didn’t take notice, all I could see was the long, shock-blonde hair of the man himself. I kept going, straight through that door.

“Oh, hi. Gregg Allman. How ya doin’ man?” He couldn’t have been nicer and seemed not bothered at all by this little punk who “mistook” his dressing room door for the can.

Photography G captures iconic photography of Gregg Allman He autographed a rare poster for me that night, let me grab my brother for a photo and hung with us a bit. That night I made my first “pro shot” that mattered.

Through the years because of that night, that photo, that poster, more doors opened. My career behind the camera would begin, and I would meet Gregg many more times.

Always, kind, humble and humorous. And a mystical presence. He just had an aura about him when you were in a room together. And unique pearls of wisdom. One night, I was backstage at The Riviera Theater in Chicago. I was waiting to run for my car and take Warren Haynes, and the Allman tour manager to an after show across town. It was dumping rain like it can only do in the Midwest. I mean a real frog striper!

I’m watching this rain thinking how soaked I’m going to get when I dash for my car a number of blocks away. Gregg comes sauntering up to the door and is standing across from me probably a couple of feet at best. Someone runs between us and out the door. Fearless roadie! Gregg sees the rain and says, ”liquid sunshine.” 

Gregg Allman poses with Denver Photographer Garrett Hacking

He gave me that sage-like, road worn smile that was one in a million. I gave him a smirk and gentle shake of the head as if to say, you bad-ass such and such. We had a brief silent moment in the space of this new perspective that had been brought to fore, and out the door, I went with a whole new attitude and maybe some magic bubble around me because I never did get all too wet!

Thanks for all the sunshine of every kind, Gregory. It has been a great run of music and memories. The last silver dollar has been cashed and the Midnight Rider has hit the road one last time to join his brother, parents and one heck of band that has it’s voice now.

Garrett Hacking has photographed several music legends and specializes in live concerts, portraits and corporate events. Photography G serves clients in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and the mountains of Colorado.