We’re starting to count it down until the 2011 edition of the South by Southwest Interactive conference takes a hold of Austin, TX and thousands of technology geeks and aficionados converge for some parties, networking and learning. This is my third year and each year, I’ve done a great deal of photography to capture the moments (see 2009 and 2010 photo sets here). From capturing photographs from many of the top parties at SXSW from the past couple of years, I’ve always wanted to find a way to continue to offer my services at the conference and parties. Last year, I was fortunate enough to be a photographer at SXSW and caught many sessions, keynotes and other outside activities. This year, I’d like to help you out and be a photographer to help capture your SXSW memories.
If you plan on having an event at SXSW and you don’t have a hired photographer, I strongly suggest that you get one, even if it’s not me. Sure, there will be plenty of people with cameras – some who are professionals and others who aren’t and maybe even some from the media. The problem is that these people are not there to snap for you. But I’ll be there to do that for you…dedicated to helping out your event and posting them to the Interweb in a timely manner.
Photos taken by me will be posted on a social network of your choice and also on my Flickr account for everyone to see and tag as they choose. I’ll work with you to make sure photos of your sponsors, guests and surprises are all captured and shared with the world.
We should definitely chat. Aside from having experience shooting SXSW in the past (officially and unofficially), I know a lot of the movers and shakers in the tech industry and can easily approach people to ask for their photos. My photos have appeared on Mashable, TechCrunch and many other publications. In addition, I’ve been commissioned to work with Mashable, TechSet, TechCrunch, DEMO, BlogWorld and many other conferences and tech events in the past and understand how to really put together some solid photos for your event. I encourage you to check out my work on Flickr and elsewhere on this blog to see the work that I’ve done.
If you would like to chat with me some more about being a photographer at SXSW, please do contact me and let me know. I can be reached at ken[at]snapfoc[dot]us or by filling out my contact form. I’m available to shoot private events and also sessions and book signings in Austin Convention Center or even keynote addresses if you want.