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Leweb 2009 – Weird stuff

Post de Olivier Ezratty du 16 décembre 2009 - Tags : LeWeb,Post in English,Startups,Traveling Geeks,TV et vidéo,USA | 1 Comment

Since 2006, I’m playing the photoreporter role at Leweb, on top of blogging and networking.

This year, I took with me my two Canon reflex cameras (DSLR) with a wide angle lense and a zoom lense. Every year, I learn the way to improve my shootings. This year, I got very nice results with using a mix of high ISO sensors (5D II), wide apperture lenses (2.8), fast speed (1/400s) and with caring about good focusing. My pictures are not retouched at all beyond basic RAW files processing using Adobe Lightroom, with some color balance and lighting adjustments. Despite the gear, I’m NOT a professional photographer. It’s just a hobby!

You’ll find all my pictures from this year’s Leweb Osama Bedier from Paypal (4)

  • This “on-site advertising” for IMG_2001 

    • Chris Heuer and his wife Kristie wells who run the IMG_9757

      • Anina, a long-time alumni of Leweb. She’s the geekiest top model around, publisher of the Anina (4)

        • The youngest attendee from Leweb, seemingly the daughter of some startup entrepreneur.

        Cute Daughter of an Entrepreneur (2)

        • The perfect geek laptop. Probably a Macintosh.

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        • The look and feel of the food was so-so this year…

        Food @leweb (2)

        • The seven cars used by Queen Rania and her suite.

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        • The second-tier bodyguards used for @QueenRania and @nk_m. Ready to jump to catch any dangerous blogger or photographer should a problem occur. But not the best position to be reactive.

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        • A security person working for @QueenRania who was taking video from all the attendees, probably for security screening purpose. I don’t remember he shot videos from Queen Rania herselve, although she also had her personal photographer equiped with two Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III.

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        • @nk_m’s shoes. She tweeted about it saying it was from Celine, and two years old.

        Nathalie Kosiusko-Morizet (21)

        • Ustream did an excellent job at streaming videos this year. But these are not yet in HD whether onsite or in webcast! Next year?

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        • At Leweb and many other events, we have mostly camerawomen instead of cameramen. I wonder how this profession attracted so many women more than others like photography.

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        • Did you know that the 104, where Leweb took place in 2009 and 2008 was the Paris city service of undertaking, closed in 1997? Still, a good end-of-19th century steel architecture. The City of Paris invested over 100m€ to renew the building and to create a kind of artistic space opened to the public. It was reopened juste before Leweb in october 2008. Looks like a disaster, costing more than planned. The price Leweb paid for renting the facility is peanuts compared to the building deficit. Le “104” founders and managers just left and will be replaced.

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        • Loic or Brad Pitt?

        Loic Lemeur (6)

        • Les Lemeur together, ready for a US political campaign run.

        Loic and Géraldine Lemeur (4)

        My next and last post will cover the startups who did present at Leweb. I did watch only two presentations but will still look at the typology of all presenting companies, just to have a clue about what’s perceived as being cool by the selection team.

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