In 2005 Graphistudio started a Day-In-The-Life of WPPI. Each year we'd select four photographers to be involved in capturing the spirit of the convention, from an empty trade show floor, right through the awards program. The images were then put together in an album and just recently I found several of the books.
The program above was called "Young Guns." It had lots of attitude with the stellar cast of talent in the picture above. Ryan Schembri and I co-hosted the evening program. Looking back I have to admit it was one of the most fun concepts in which I've ever been involved.
Each "Young Gun" had an opportunity to talk a little about their work and even demonstrate some of their signature style. I remember Mike Larson doing his camera toss...LIVE. He had perfected the perfect toss, sending his Canon gear 12 feet in the air with the lens pointed downward, while the self-timer was set. Remember, this was before everyone had a drone and it gave the unique perspective of an aerial shot of the wedding party.
The true fun of Throwback Thursday is the memories every image brings back. For me, and hopefully for many of you who might have been at that program, it's a terrific walk down Memory Lane. And, as I remind you each week, it's a great marketing tool, using old images to remind your clients the kids are growing and life is constantly changing. Remember, for most of you "Mom" is your target and it never hurts to remind her it's time for a new family portrait!
Happy Throwback Thursday!