Food Bank and Outdoor Cleanup: Portland Event Photos

As I catch up on sharing some work from the past year, once again I photographed Comcast Cares Day for the local area, creating some Portland event photos that are representative of corporate event work.

This year I was assigned to cover three sites, and as always the common theme was employees from the organization giving back to the community through a variety of community service projects. I’ll share a few photos from a couple of the locations.

Portland Event Photos - Comcast Cares Day - Oregon Food Bank

My first location was the Oregon Food Bank, where after an orientation and group photo, the volunteers packaged various produce into smaller bags to be distributed to families in need. There was a lot of food to be packaged for redistribution, but as you can see from the group photo there were plenty of hands available to do the work. In addition to the Comcast employees and volunteers, there was another partner agency helping out as well.

Portland Event Photos - Comcast Cares Day - Oregon Food Bank

Portland Event Photos - Comcast Cares Day - Oregon Food Bank

The other location shared here is from the Native American Youth and Family Center in Northeast Portland. This organization provides a variety of services for the Native community, and the work here was both indoor and outdoor to improve the grounds and prepare materials.

Outside, there was a lot of physical labor including spreading bark and gravel. Other efforts included installation of two new benches near the garden area.

Portland Event Photos - Comcast Cares Day - NAYA

As examples of Portland event photos, these images are typical for how I will cover such an event in a photojournalistic style that allows my client to use the images for social media, press releases, or future promotional use that shows the work being done by their company at events.

Portland / Vancouver Event Photos: Comcast Cares Day 2015

It’s always a treat to work with clients on an ongoing basis and to see how their corporate events evolve. Once again in 2015 I provided event photography in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington for Comcast Cares Day. Here are a few images representative of the day and the photos I delivered to the client.

Portland Event Photography - Glenfair Elementary School

Event Photography in Portland - Glenfair Elementary School

Portland Event Photography - Glenfair Elementary School

Working at three job sites, Comcast employees partnered with local groups to provide community service including landscaping work, playground cleanup, painting, gardening, and fence-building. My goal was to create images telling the story of these volunteers providing service.

Portland Event Photography - Glenfair Elementary School

In telling the story of a corporate event, photography can showcase both the people involved as well as the projects completed.

Vancouver Washington Event Photography - The Gardner School

Event Photography in Vancouver Washington - The Gardner School

For examples of my past event photography for the Comcast Cares Day corporate event, see this past article or an older one as well.

For corporate event photography around Portland and Vancouver, contact me and let’s create images of your event that’ll meet your needs for publicity, history, and social purposes.

Americans for the Arts Marketing Conference

Last year I had an opportunity to photograph the National Arts Marketing Project conference on behalf of Americans for the Arts. I provided photography services for this conference and tradeshow event at the Portland Hilton over four days, covering various aspects of the event including keynote speakers, educational sessions, networking events, a couple parties, and more. I really enjoy the opportunity to make both candid and staged event photos, and had a great time working with their staff in the downtown Portland Hilton and Gerding Theater for their event.

Here are a few photographs from the event.

Keynote Speaker Kevin Carroll on stage

Portland Conference Photography

Portland Networking Event Photography

Portland Hilton Trade Show

Event Marketing - Portland Event Photography

Conference Speaker at Portland Hilton

If you have a conference, trade show, or other Portland event coming up soon, drop me a note and let’s talk about some Portland conference photography!

Seattle Anti-War Protest at Westlake Park

The timing of a planned anti-war rally at Seattle’s Westlake Park was apropos with the rally at noon on Saturday coinciding with the beginning of military operations against Libya.
An anti-war protest near Westlake in Seattle drew a decent crowd and police presence to the area on March 19, 2011

View all of my photos from the Seattle Peace Rally or enjoy the slideshow below.