Startupalooza Photos

Shooting Startupalooza on Saturday was a lot of fun, it was a great group of people in an environment with a lot of creative and positive energy. I love shooting events, from small gatherings to crowds of hundreds or thousands. I posted over 140 shots on Flickr, and here are a few shots that are representative of the event:

Independent Technopreneur Panel
Justin Kistner, Sarah Gilbert, and Rick Turoczy formed the Independent Technopreneur Panel

Wide angle of the room
A view of some of the crowd, watching the speakers and also geeking out with various forms of technology

Todd Kenefsky
Todd Kenefsky, Legion of Tech board member and the primary coordinator for the event

Josh Williams and Mark Frohnmayer talk about the growth of GarageGames

Congratulations to everyone who helped make this event a success and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to capture it in photos.

Startupalooza: Contest Winners

Today I had the opportunity to shoot Startupalooza, an event in Portland bringing together a bunch of great people around the tech startup scene. I haven’t heard any sort of exact count but I’d guess there were 175-200 folks in and out throughout the day.

I held an impromptu contest, asking folks to give me a business card with a guess of how many photos I’d shoot throughout the afternoon/evening. It turns out we had a tie with a couple folks being pretty close; both Bryan Stearns and Jeff Martens guessed 400 photos with the actual number being 389. As a result of their superior guessing skills, they’ve won a discount to be used towards my photography services (I’ll be e-mailing everyone who entered the contest tomorrow).

Some of the crowd before the event started

When the rest of the photos are processed they’ll be posted on Flickr (with a followup post here).