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  • How Do I Increase Traffic and Dwell Time to my Tradeshow Booth by 25%

    The best way to draw traffic to your tradeshow booth. The best way to increase dwell time and traffic by up to 25%. Forget USB sticks and chapstick and mouse pads. Give your audience something they really want, really need, will appreciate you for, and that gives your sales people a long line of captive audience that will be the envy of every other booth.

  • Some Las Vegas Food Photography – Restaurant Menu Food Photography

    Some random Las Vegas Food Photography photos I’ve made for Restaurant Menu Food Photography of delicious gorgeous food over the years. Ramen Sora in China Town needed a couple of new dishes photographed for their menu. Bonito Michoacan Mexican Restaurant wanted all the food photography on their whole menu re-photographed. All the good ones on their new menu are mine. The bad ones are somebody else’s. Jean Philippe Patisserie in the Aria Hotel wanted some beautiful photos of their signature world-famous pastries – one of which ended up as their banner image on the Aria Hotel web site. Do we love doing las vegas food photography for las vegas restaurant menus? Oh yea.
  • Indoor Environmental Portable Headshots at a convention on the Las Vegas Strip

    Environmental headshots are all the rage, even for very large corporations. They look so fresh and contemporary. However they can come with a lot of hassle. One of the largest companies in the world came to Las Vegas this week and their executives wanted environmental headshots, without the hassle, discomfort and risk of wind and dust and rain and heat and perspiration and a long walk. No problem. So I created “outdoor” environmental headshots right in the comfort of a hotel conference room. Is your company converging on Las Vegas in the near future, and you recognize it’s an opportunity to create coherent, gorgeous headshots for all of your executives, employees, or guests? In addition to indoor environmental headshots, we also provide gorgeous traditional high-key and low-key corporate headshots. High Quality. High Volume. Fair Prices. We even let you see and then select your favorite photo from an iPad/tablet (for later re-touching) in real time as they are being created. That’s pretty neat! #IndoorEnvironmentalPortableHeadshots #LasVegasHeadshots #EnvironmentalHeadshots #IndoorEnvironmentalHeadshots #VegasCorporateEventHeadshots
  • Las Vegas Wedding of Jennifer and Andrew at Wedgewood Stallion Mt

    Jennifer and Andrew came in from Seattle – seemingly bringing much of Amazon’s staff with them – to pledge their forever commitment to each other and to join their soulful supportive families together. Wedgewood is surprisingly green for the Mojave Desert, near great western mountains, and it’s very accustomed to hosting beautiful weddings. If you’re looking to bring everyone to Vegas for the convenience, and you want a place that’s off The Strip and not as zany as The Strip, a place that’s green and cool and calm, then Wedgewood is an excellent choice.
  • Las Vegas Wedding at The Revere Golf Club – Melissa and Tony

    Two of the greatest people brought their families together in this ideal location in the hills overlooking Las Vegas, the premiere golf resort of Revere in Henderson. This was one of the most spiritual weddings I have ever had the privilege to document, with two of the finest people I’ve met. Congratulations to Melissa and Tony!
  • Best Purchases Worst Purchases of 2016

    For the last 12 years I have been a full-time professional photographer, supporting my family of six entirely with my photography. Here’s my family a couple years ago. My wife does nice work, right? I do Las Vegas Wedding Photography & Las Vegas Elopement Photography, Las Vegas Event / Exhibit / Trade Show Photography, Las Vegas Headshots, Las Vegas Food Photography, and Las Vegas Photobooth photography. You could say that I’m pretty into photography. So I am always investing in my business, purchasing the things that I hope will improve my biz and make me a better photographer. Sometimes the things I buy are a big win, sometimes kind of ‘meh’, and sometimes a flop waste of money. As we roll into the new year 2017 here is a fairly random list of some things I purchased for STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY in 2016 and my thoughts on their value as products and to my business. This computer has not only paid for itself many times over and been very profitable for my company, it has changed the way I shoot by making me a better shooter, a better communicator, by expanding the kinds of photography I offer, and by encouraging me to involve my clients more in the photography process. As a touchscreen this laptop is perfect for self-driven photobooths like my Las Vegas Photobooth. Touchscreens like this PC combined with one of the several photobooth software applications out there are what’s behind most photobooths you see. The portability and power of this laptop makes it easy to shoot tethered on commercial jobs, like Las Vegas Food Photography jobs, and Las Vegas Headshot jobs, so that I can show the client their photos as they are being shot. I encourage clients to select their favorite right on the spot so that I know which photos to edit and re-touch when I get back to my office. In the past I’ve relied upon people selecting their favorites afterwards on their online gallery, and that can be a slow back & forth process that takes weeks. Now I know everybody’s favorite before the job is over. Because I never bring just one of anything to a professional photo job (the Navy Seals have a saying: “two is one and one is none”) I bought two of these Surface Pros, so that I always have a backup. I’m always trying different ways to attach my Speedlites to things in discreet ways. When I do Event Photography and Wedding Photography in hotels, while there’s not always a smooth surface to attach a suction cup to, there’s always a lighting sconce up high and out of the way. It’s good to get our lights up and out of the way because we’re not there to be pests and to cause obstacles for staff and guests to navigate. We’re there to discreetly document what’s going on. This little baby is PERFECT for getting my speedlites up and out of the way, yet incredibly adjustable so that I can get my Speedlites in exactly the position and pitch I need. LOVE ♥ Speaking of suction cups, I am very disappointed in this Delkin Fat Gecko suction cup I recently bought locally. While it does a good job of staying attached to any non-porous smooth surface you connect it to, positioning your attached Speedlite is very cumbersome and frustrating. I basically don’t use thing unless in a pinch. While it is much less expensive than my favorite Speedlite suction cup, the Novoflex, it isn’t even worth what I paid for it because I don’t use it. The Novoflex Suction Cup Kit is hands down the best suction cup for Speedlites I have ever tried, and I’ve tried LOTS of them. It’s expensive – like $60-$90. But it’s very well constructed, mostly of metal, built like a tank, and it is very flexible and adjustable. It also has a very small footprint so it can be adhered to narrow surfaces like the plastic viewing window of a fire extinguisher case. I’ve had the first one I bought for 6 or 7 years. Other than treating it with some lithium lubricant once in a while it has held up incredibly well. CamRanger Wi-Fi Dongle Wireless Camera Remote Controller: I love the idea of this WiFi wireless tethering solution. But the execution has not worked well for me. Ideally, it would work directly with Lightroom tethering, directly as a substitute for a wired tether. But alas to get full functionality you have to use the controller software that comes with the CamRanger, and the CamRanger software is less than elegant. First, CamRanger’s software is not just one app. It’s four different apps. Which I find a little confusing, and cumbersome. There’s the “CamRanger Application”. Then the “CamRanger-Share for Windows”. Then the “Adjust CamRanger Settings”. And finally the “CamRanger Launcher”. And that’s just for the Windows platform. IOS and Android each have two more apps. Kindle has another app. And Mac also has yet 4 more apps. Using it in the real world I found it to be buggy and unreliable, often failing to give me menus and functionality that the user manual said I should expect. Plus, using it while continuing to have Internet access requires a geeky tweak of the unit itself, setting up an internal bridge to a known Internet-connected WiFi. I was able to do it at home carefully reading the instructions. But I don’t want to do it for every on-location shoot I have, which is most of my shoots. In the end, I now use a traditional USB cable tethered directly into Lightroom. Except for the risk of tripping over the cable and smashing my PC or camera to the ground, I love how well a cable tether works in Lightroom. I’m also looking forward to upgrading to Canon 5D Mark IVs that have fast USB 3.0, instead of the sluggish USB 2.0 native to my 2 Canon 5D Mark IIIs. So, I really like the IDEA of wireless tethering. My experience of it has been underwhelming such that I really don’t use my CamRanger. You wanna buy mine? 🙂 The Neewer Wireless Remote Shutter Release Trigger is a good little purchase. Very inexpensive ($18), it does what it does, remotely wirelessly trigger my camera. I use it mostly during Event Photography when I need an overhead bird’s-eye-view shot looking directly down or from a very high perspective. I attach my camera to a monopod, hike it way up there, and trigger the camera with this little doo-hickey. I’ve also used it recently for a light painting I did at a bride’s request and it worked like a champ. While not as well-built or robust as a PocketWizard, it’s eighteen bucks, and it does the trick. Very good purchase that has added value to my business. Western Digital My Cloud EX2 UltraI’m kind of a backup hardass, priding myself on the fact that – in 12 years of professional photography – I have never failed to deliver a client’s images to them. My workflow starts with a professional camera body that writes my images to 2 different media simultaneously (a CF card and an SD card). Then when I return home I ingest those images using PhotoMechanic, renaming and embedding the images with relevant Keywords to appease the Google search bot gods, and backing them up to 2 additional places – a local SSD working drive, and a local NAS. My off-site backup service CrashPlan then immediately begins backing up both of those local locations to the cloud. So, before I go to bed most days my clients’ images live on 4 different physical drives and are being backed up to a superior cloud service. One of the local NAS systems I’ve used with great success is the Western Digital My Cloud EX2 Ultra. I had some big hard drives lying around, so I bought the diskless version. It set up easily, and is easy to manage. I’ve used el-cheapo NAS cases before and seen them crash inexplicably. So, when it comes to drives and backup solutions, I prefer name-brand stuff to el-cheapo. Neewer 3-Way Triple Hotshoe Mount Tilt Flash Bracket: Kind of a ‘meh’. Good idea. Made of metal, this is of a much higher build quality than the garbage plastic triple speedlite mount from Westcott I discuss below. But still not quite there. The heads always swivel loose, unintentionally, requiring an odd torque wrench to set right and tighten, causing your lights to point in weird directions. And the hotshoe tightening screws are just too small, making it difficult to tighten and loosen them. Also the swivel ball head is a good idea, but just not up to the task when using any kind of a modifier with your three speedlites, like an umbrella or an Octabox. The whole mechanism is just too small and flimsy for the task. If the the coldshoes were welded on rather than screwed on, if the tightening knobs were bigger or more of the wing-head type for easier gripping, and if the ball head was significantly larger and more robust, this would be 2-3 thumbs up. As it is, I rarely use them because I know they will partially fail during the shoot.

    Westcott 2223 Triple Threat Shoe Mount Adapter: This is a piece of garbage. I bought two. Both failed catastrophically upon first use in the same way. The brass 1/4-20 screw tore out of the flimsy plastic body, rendering it useless. Not a good look with paying clients are present. Fortunately I always bring backup of everything and my client never even noticed the fail.

    But the product manager at Westcott who green-lit this piece of junk is in the wrong business. Why go to all that trouble to produce something they know will break and be returned for credit? Ironically, while still cheap, it was about twice as expensive as the all-metal Neewer triple hotshoe mount above. Boo Westcott on this turd.

    Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Armor A30 Shockproof Standard 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Military Grade Portable External Hard Drive: This is a big win. These babies make me money. They increase the reliability and professionalism of my commercial shoots. They make moving work from on-location to my office very easy. They are rugged as described, very portable, and they fit right into my Surface Pro 4 carrying case. Like everything, I always bring two, because Two Is One and One Is None.

    Impact Collapsible Background – 5′ x 7′ (Black / White): Another big win. This make me money all the time. Super portable pure white or pure black backdrop for headshots. It’s quite large at 5 feet wide by 7 feet tall, yet folds up into an easy carrying case. I’ve got two. Love these. ♥

    Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Flash Speedlite Transmitter for Canon 600EX-RT (clone of the Canon ST-E3-RT): Another big win. As far as I can tell this is actually better than the Canon ST-E3-RT that it is a shameless ripoff of. With all the functionality of the genuine Canon trigger, it adds infrared focus assist! SO USEFUL in a dark hotel reception hall.

    I actually don’t use these too much because I prefer having a light on my camera for fill that also acts as master to my wireless slave Speedlites. But when I don’t need an on-camera speedlite and I want to put more slaves into play around a shoot, this thing is excellent. No complaints at all.

    Snowboard Wall Rack Mount: My wife did a little YouTube research on how to organize my home studio and she came up with this clever use of snowboard racks as a place to put all of my c-stands and booms and other long clumsy things that were always in the way.

    Instead of storing snowboards on these, I store all of my poles and c-stands and umbrellas and such, horizontally. Discreetly out of the way, yet easy to access. Love ’em. ♥

    Neewer TT850 Li-ion Battery Flash Speedlite for Canon: Really excellent when they work. A fire hazard when they don’t.

    These are dumb flashes that do not communicate with my two wireless systems (Canon 600EX-RT, and Profoto Air Remote TTL-C) other than through dumb optical triggering. IOW, I have zero control over the power setting of these flashes from my camera, other than to trigger them by popping my flash.

    Their downsides include:

      • Anybody else with a pop-up flash triggers my flashes, too.
      • I must walk over to them to adjust their power up, down, or off.
    • They have a reputation for dangerously overheating their li-ion battery to the point of deforming and ballooning the battery, rendering the flash useless and risking burning your house down 🙁
    Their upsides include:
    • Re-chargeable lithium ion battery that lasts for many all day long photo shoots.
    • Very powerful, they put out a lot of light.
    • They take all of the modifiers I use on my Canon Speedlites, like MagMod Grids and gels.
    • Very inexpensive.
    So because of all of their upsides, I like these and own them and plan to buy more. And because of their downsides I keep a careful eye on them when they are new and I am charging them for the first time. If I notice any deformation in the battery at all I immediately stop charging and I return them to Amazon. Neewer gives me a full refund.
  • Commercial Portraits for Reality TV Show “The Big Gun II – Sin City” on the Sportsman Channel

    Recently I was asked to make professional portraits for the world-class athletes and competitors of The Big Gun II – Sin City, a reality TV show on the Sportsman Channel. Brian Speciale, Producer and Creator of the show, wanted some professional portraits of the 12 athletes competing in “Shooting’s Ultimate Competition – The Big Gun II – Sin City” that he could use within the show and to promote it on social media. Shooters are very familiar with the names of these world-class athletes, including world famous “fastest shooter of all time” Jerry Miculek and his daughter Lina Miculek. JJ Racaza, Tim Yackley, Max Michel, Ryan Muller, Becky Yackley, Shane Coley, Jesse Tischauser, Hunter “Nubbs” Cayll, Wyatt Gibson, Michael Whitesides. Brian had me come by the day before the actual contest started, and we spent the day dodging the rain making cool portraits and doing video interviews in anticipation of the contest. All of these folks were salt-of-the-earth great people, super safe and ridiculously aware of gun safety, and lots of fun to be around. The shootout took place at the Pro Gun Club Las Vegas http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/the-big-gun/ Looking for gorgeous las vegas commercial portraits for your event or company? We’re light on our feet, fully equipped, and we love working with the best!
  • B+W Headshots On Location – an international beauty products company did a training in Vegas, needed gorgeous simple dramatic black and white headshots for their stylists.

    B+W Headshots On Location. An international beauty products company did a training in Vegas, needed gorgeous simple dramatic black and white headshots for their stylists. I shot tethered to a laptop, which synced in near-real-time to the cloud and to the 2nd laptop and tablet I brought. I also pushed my point of contact a URL that anyone could bring up on their smartphone.
  • Las Vegas Event Rally Photography – Everytown for Gun Safety

    Recently this group invited me to document their rally around their submission of petitions calling for background checks on all gun sales. There were passionate speeches on this important topic and many boxes of petitions were submitted.
  • Portraits – Commercial + Engagement + High School Senior etc.

    There are so many kind of portraits that a professional photographer can make, depending upon location, time of day, lighting styles. Take a look. Commercial-style portraits – The Big Gun II Reality TV Show Regina and Philipp from Germany in DTLV Alicia & Emily at the Clark County Wetlands Park Devin & Lee – Engagement at TownSquare Wayne & Matt – Vally of Fire Author and Speaker Dan Hughes – Photo session for his book and website Dry Lake Bed – Juliet and Andrew from Australia Dry Lake Bed + Lake Las Vegas – Ha and Louie from Vietnam Fabiana and Andre from Brazil at Nelson’s Landing Cabi and Justin from Texas and Nigeria at Clark County Wetlands Couples in Cars Indira and Wayne from Miami on the Las Vegas Strip Chante and Renard at the Neon Museum
  • Headshot Retouching for your Portable Tradeshow Headshots by STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY

    “I thought Steven was so professional and welcoming with everyone. He set the tone for people to feel comfortable getting their photo taken and made them laugh and enjoy the experience. The instantaneous social sharing was perfect for starting a conversation with people. I think the whole thing was a big hit and everyone is raving about the photos. They look SO good! I can’t wait to use my new headshot.” – Courtney Bryan, Sales Manager at Travelzoo
    We help companies of all sizes increase the dwell time and traffic to their trade show booths by 25% or more by creating gorgeous professional headshots with instant social sharing right at their booth. The raves are in, and the marketing and sales people who choose expo headshots from STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY are so glad they did. Even though our headshots look “touched up and professionally edited in their raw form” many of our portable tradeshow headshot clients purchase professional headshot retouching for that little extra oomph. Our goal for professional retouching is always to preserve the basic shape and reality of our subjects’ face, and to deliver the best version of you. No overdone plastic fantastic Barbie doll skin. “Steven’s photography appears touched up and professionally edited in their raw form. He does an amazing job capturing the best angles and works with his clients in a fun, and relaxing setting. Photos are delivered instantly, and look incredible!” – Lauren Whipp, Business Development Manager at Travelzoo Check out this recent expo headshot gig to see what our photos look like straight out of camera. We could take away 30 years and 50 lbs, but do you really want your first impression to be one that is so far from your current reality? We remove and soften dark circles and wisdom lines under eyes. We brighten eyes and teeth. We remove temporary blemishes. We remove obvious stains on your clothing, food in your teeth, that kind of thing. If you really want to go deeper, further away, please ask and we will arrange for a second pass. To see exactly what we do to all headshots we deliver to clients check out this post on the difference between deep editing (headshot retouching) and light editing. IN THE COMMENTS BELOW let me know if you think we go too far, not far enough, or just right on these example photos in this post. Thank you!
  • Family Reunion in Sunny Las Vegas – the Jones Family at The Westin at Lake Las Vegas

    Even though I really don’t advertise family reunion photography on my website at all (other than the occasional blog post) I get regular requests for it. I was so very happy to meet the casual and good looking Jones family out at Lake Las Vegas this morning for a quick studio-lit formal / casual family portrait session. I hope these photos fill up their walls and computer desktops for the rest of time, and gives them warm feelings every time they see ’em.
  • A Las Vegas Strip Wedding at Treasure Island and The Ritz Venue

    This is my long-winded post about A Las Vegas Strip Wedding at Treasure Island and The Ritz Venue with the very special Elizabeth and Christopher. OMG so much to say about this amazing wedding! But it’s 5:30am and I really should be gettin’ to bed, but I have to take care to back up my bride’s images first …. ….so as I was sayin’… this wedding was kind of off the hook, in part because our beautiful brilliant bride married a *DJ* who knows lots of other DJs, and who got every VIP favor one could ever hope for at the incredibly accommodating Treasure Island, where our DJ Groom Christoper spins discs and spreads good cheer and happiness. Our beautiful brilliant PhD bride, no doubt, also attended to the million lovely details this couple shared with their many guests. Put aside the dresses and the shoes and the florals – all so elegant and tasteful – and jump right to the perfect reception at The Ritz. There were maps and travel cases representing their globe trotting. The travel theme was carried throughout the reception hall, in details like the greenscreen OS Photo booths background, and the travel-themed table tents at each table. The energy and thumping dancing partying pulse of this ceremony never let up right up to the last second. Did I mention that the groom is a DJ and he invited a bunch of his DJ friends who kept things pumping all reception long? The music was truly great and the dance floor was usually packed. So many details! So well thought out! These guys invited a caricature sketch artist, there was an open bar, at the beginning of the reception there was a live musician, there was a delicious buffet, an ice sculpture, an area with comfortably elegant lounges and sofas, a bone-white tree that was more art than plant, and on it went. And I’ve barely mentioned how much TIME they gave me to make great portraits with them! A photographer’s dream!! Elizabeth was a photographer for many years before she got smart and decided that having a regular income as a pharmacist might be neat. So, as much as almost any client I’ve ever had, these guys really appreciated the importance of photography and they gave me at least 90 minutes between the ceremony and reception, a luxury I am so grateful for. They also had MAD ACCESS to one of the major casinos on The Strip. Of about 400 weddings I’ve shot I’ve never had access that comes close to the VIP treatment Christopher arranged for us. Rather than the usual experience of getting chased out of a Strip casino within moments of breaking out professional lighting gear, we were escorted by very large security guys wherever we went. And we went wherever we wanted to went. Actually we had wented everywhere a week before in our walk-through, so our wenting was well planned. And escorted by very large men with wound cords connected to their ears. Like I said, a photographer’s dream. Thank you Elizabeth and Chris – for entrusting me with such an important event in your lives, and for the VIP access. Reception: The Ritz of Las Vegas
    Ceremony & Location Photos: Treasure Island Hotel & Casino
    DJs: @SoundBiteProductionsLV / https://www.facebook.com/SoundBiteProductionsLV/
    Catering: The Ritz
    Table Decorations: DIY
  • Another beautiful wedding at Dragonridge Country Club – Tara and BJ

    Another beautiful wedding at the DragonRidge Country Club in Henderson. Tara saw it and knew immediately that this was the place she was going to marry her love. Working with Catering Sales Manager Beth and Allie was effortless as they are so easy going and nice. Tara couldn’t have been happier nor looked more beautiful. What a great day!
  • How Do I Increase Dwell Time and Increase Traffic to my Trade Show Booth by 25%? OFFER QUALITY HEADSHOTS.

    “We now have people around the booth consistently throughout the day rather than just at break times. Traffic has increased about 25% since we started offering headshots.”
    – Carrie Kelly, Dir of HR, ACFE

    How Do I Increase Dwell Time and Increase Traffic to my Trade show Booth by 25%? OFFER QUALITY HEADSHOTS.

    Do you want to know how to increase Dwell Time and Increase Traffic to your Portable Trade show Booth by 25%? Offer quality headshots. Giving out something everybody wants and everybody needs – headshots – increased traffic and dwell time to one of our client’s expo booths by 25%. Is traffic & dwell time to your booth kind of anemic, no different than most everybody else’s? If giving out USB sticks and mousepads is not driving traffic to your expo booth, consider offering professional headshots with real-time social media sharing.
    “I thought Steven was so professional and welcoming with everyone. He set the tone for people to feel comfortable getting their photo taken and made them laugh and enjoy the experience. The instantaneous social sharing was perfect for starting a conversation with people. I think the whole thing was a big hit and everyone is raving about the photos. They look SO good! I can’t wait to use my new headshot.”
    – Courtney Bryan, Sales Manager at Travelzoo
    GORGEOUS HEADSHOTS ON-LOCATION. HIGH SPEED. HIGH VOLUME. HIGH QUALITY.
    INCREASE
    ♦ Booth Traffic
    ♦ Dwell Time
    ♦ Happy Clients
    ♦ Quality Opt-In Leads
    ♦ ROI
    [/pullquote] People will line up deeply, patiently waiting for their high quality, gorgeous, and fun headshots being given away at your booth. Think of how much your sales people appreciate this. Or how much your management will like all the new sales revenue coming from your company’s big trade show expense. “It was great working with you and you really helped make our presence at the event top-notch. The attendees are thrilled with their headshots!” – Kelly Kyer, Global Director, Technology Vertical Marketing, Linkedin For example, recently, Dell-EMC World was in Vegas at the Sands Expo. Linkedin reviewed the Linkedin profile pages of attendees, to help optimize them. As a sweetener, rather than give away the usual mouse pads or USB sticks, Linkedin gave away high quality, high volume indoor environmental headshots to anyone who came up for the review. “It was a pleasure working with Steve from start to finish. He and his associate were very receptive to our company’s needs, and they exceeded our expectations. We look forward to working with Steve again at other conferences and trade shows in the future!” – Catherine Sullivan, Marketing Associate at Travelzoo
    OPTIONAL AWESOME – REALLY IMPROVE ROI
    To really turn up the awesome, we offer even more tools to help you get the most return on your big Trade show investment.
    • Opt-in User Data Capture & Reporting
    • Users can send headshots directly to their email & social media (this is how we capture user data for you)
    Print headshots branded with your logo and message
    THE USER EXPERIENCE
    The attendees drawn to your trade show booth will be able to share their brand new amazing headshot with everybody immediately after it is taken on one of our optional social sharing kiosks. The interface is simple, elegant, beautiful, and branded.
    USER DATA
    Following your trade show we provide you with detailed analytics you can show to your team demonstrating how wide and far your brand has reached.
    TRUE EXPERTISE & QUALITY
    Lots of photographers will agree to make headshots at your trade show. But most won’t have the weird skill set necessary to make truly beautiful headshots that your customers love and that make you look mahvelous.
    “Steven’s photography appears touched up and professionally edited in their raw form. He does an amazing job capturing the best angles and works with his clients in a fun, and relaxing setting. Photos are delivered instantly, and look incredible!”
    – Lauren Whipp, Business Development Manager at Travelzoo A truly great headshot is made by an experienced photographer who possesses the following qualities:
    • top notch lighting skills
    • the skill & talent to see and draw-out a person’s “best face”
    • the weird ability to connect with anybody instantly to get them to relax and emote, one minute at a time, all day long
    STYLES
    All of the photos below are straight out of camera with minimal adjustment. We offer three styles of backdrops:
    1. pure white high key
    2. traditional corporate grey
    3. our exclusive indoor environmental
    “Was truly a pleasure to work with Steve at the Arival conference.  Having the headshot booth at the trade show was great in attracting attendees to our booth and Steve was fantastic in making every one of them feel special.  I’ve already told our team we need to have his services at every trade show we attend!”
    – Bryan Garber, Sales Manager at Travelzoo What are indoor environmental headshots? The popular environmental look is where headshots are made outdoors in a park or against trees or through a window looking out on a pretty scene. We have innovated a way to bring any outdoor scene right to your booth. Our indoor environmental backdrops look incredibly realistic and gorgeous. Because convention centers are some of the largest buildings in the world, where it can take 30 minutes just to walk outside or to a window, outdoor environmental photos are not practical. The solution I offer my corporate clients is that we create a beautiful environment indoors! My client gets to choose the “environment”, be it a brightly lit modern office conference room, or looking out a “window” to bright green vegetation, or a low-key familiar skyline at night.
    NOT GREENSCREEN
    We do this without green screen and all of its problems: greenscreen murders hair, it just doesn’t look right, it requires lots of post production with a computer, and God forbid somebody is wearing green! We use a different method, an elegant method, that results in a gorgeous look right in camera. The client can walk up to the camera or tethered computer right after their photo is taken and say things like “OMG that’s the best headshot I’ve ever gotten” or “Wow that looks so realistic and the lighting on me is fantastic” or “You’re a magician”. [Actual quotes.] We can get through 100-150 people per day, per photo bay. My team can scale up to as many photo bays as needed to serve any size audience. Each person sits for an average of 2.5 minutes. It’s really easy for your people. It’s usually a lot of fun. Almost everyone walks away loving their new headshot. And the sponsoring company looks like heroes.
    BEST. SWAG. EVER.
    Need a better way to draw crowds to your trade show convention booth, increase dwell time and get back a return on your big trade show budget investment? You may need high volume, high speed, high quality, studio-lit, on-location headshots with real-time social sharing.
  • JCK Las Vegas 2017 Event and Convention Photography inside Mandalay Bay and Brooklyn Bowl

    Looking for high quality, very experienced, very flexible photography at your next Las Vegas Convention or Las Vegas Event? Event photography is many kinds of photography rolled into one, the requirements changing many times throughout the day: portrait photography, party photography, product photography, keynote speaker and breakout meeting photography, food photography, editorial photography, branding photography, fashion photography, concert photography, red carpet photography, concept photography, step ‘n repeat photography. For the last several years I have been fortunate enough to be invited by my friend Jamey Kirkland to shoot event photography for one of the largest jewelry shows in the world, #JCKLasVegas. I believe this was the 25th year of the show. Event photography is a lot like a wedding with a wide variety of subjects and radically different lighting conditions throughout the day, but with more walking. Lots more walking. Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has 2.1 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space, and I’m pretty sure that the #JCKLasVegas Jewelry Convention at Mandalay Bay uses every square inch. Did I mention it involves a lot of walking? According to his fitbit, Jamey walked 11 miles per day every day for one week at #JCKLasVegas2016. I only walked 5 or 6 miles per day at #JCKLasVegas2017, or about 30 miles this past week. If you’re looking for high quality, creative, energetic, beautifully lit and detail focused Convention and Event photography, give me a call or drop me a line. STEVEN JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHERS can accommodate any size convention, including near-real-time delivery of images. We also offer high quality video service.
  • Las Vegas Reflection Bay Golf Club Wedding of Chrissy and Mark

    Why do I show so many photos? I show a lot of photos so that my next bride & groom see the quality & experience they can expect throughout their whole day, and not just a few hero shots. Chrissy and Mark are such a cool couple, bringing together two excellent families out at the spectacular Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas. This is the first time I’ve done the boat tour of the lake – it’s a party! This venue is highly recommended as it has everything a successful wedding needs. It is large enough for a typical wedding gathering, yet still intimate. It is green, and has a beach! and a beautiful lake! The staff is first rate, attentive, professional, and great communicators. And the reception area is just right, too, with high white ceilings and white walls and large glass panels and doors opening up to one of the most spectacular vistas in Las Vegas, palm trees and green lawns and blue water. And of course it has Las Vegas’ beautiful weather.
  • Fabulous fun Canadian couple elope to Las Vegas to get married on the Dry Lake Bed Playa then do a photo shoot at the Neon Museum DTLV and the Atomic Liquors

    This fabulous fun Canadian couple eloped to Las Vegas to get married on the Dry Lake Bed Playa. We then did a GREAT photo shoot at the Neon Museum in DTLV and the Atomic Liquors. These guys came into Vegas smiling and didn’t stop the whole time I was with them. There’s gotta be something in the water or something up there, but Canadians are just the coolest people. We had fun from the minute they pulled up to the dry lake bed in their limo, through the Neon Boneyard and on to DTLV and Atomic Liquors. These guys put in the time and we got great moment after moment. Thanks for letting me document your Vegas elopement guys! You’re gorgeous! #DryLakeBed #Playa #AtomicLiquors #DTLV #Graffiti #NeonMuseum #NeonBoneyard #LasVegasElopement #LasVegasWeddingPhotography
  • Las Vegas Food Photography – El Toque del Sabor fresh photos for their upcoming online ordering + delivery service

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  • Las Vegas Advertising Photography for Small Businesses

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