Redmond, Washington, October 2003

Once a year in Seattle, Microsoft Corporation hosts a 2-day conference for senior information technology officers from companies all over the world: SITO. The attendees are the folks within their companies that conceive and deploy core business solutions using IT. As you might imagine, they use a lot of Microsoft technology.

As with the most recent Microsoft CEO Summit, I covered this year's SITO conference digitally using Canon EOS-10D cameras. Much of my "corporate photojournalism" is in black & white. While film still owns the hearts and minds of many back & white photographers, I have found that it is possible (using Photoshop and the right techniques) to create beautiful black & white imagery directly from digital captures.

Here are a few images from this year's SITO summit:

 

Right: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates at the podium while a video of him runs in the background. Canon EOS-10D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

 

A moment of concentration. Canon EOS-10D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

 

Networking at the conference was an important activity. Canon EOS-10D, EF 50mm f/1.4.

 

Canon EOS-10D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

 

 

Microsoft vice president Norm Judah addresses a breakout session on
application architecture. Canon EOS-10D, EF 50mm f/1.4.

 

Attendees listen intently during a morning session. Canon EOS-10D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

 

Canon EOS-10D, EF 300mm f/2.8L IS.

 

Canon EOS-10D, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS.