Arizona’s most popular event photographer. Maybe it’s the name, but Flash Gordon Murray has been one Arizona’s most popular event photographers since 2003
Companies like American Airlines, Chase Bank, and Discount Tire appreciate his friendly, professional approach. Gordon’s dedication to the very best possible guest experience is evident. National associations large and small appreciate the VIP treatment that he and his team provide to both their staff and their guests. Whether discreetly capturing candid highlights, expertly posing couples or headshots, efficiently organizing groups or quickly capturing awards photos. Flash Gordon makes the event organizer’s job much easier and makes the planner look good in the process.
One reason Murray is popular with event professionals is that he understands event planning and production. Having built a multi-million dollar production company with a full-time staff of 44. He understands that you need to arrive early, bring professional gear with backup, stay on schedule, go the extra mile – like helping guests up and downstage stairs, allow subjects to preview their headshots, confirm everything in writing and provide guaranteed not-to-exceed line-item pricing.
Another reason is that he constantly introduces new technology and new techniques to help planners keep their programs fresh. Back in the ‘90’s, Flash was one of the first to use digital photography – originally called “still video”. These days he’s…
- providing professional photos for mobile event app galleries and social media
- batch-retouching headshots to shave off 10 years and 20 pounds
- beaming instant slideshows to projectors and monitors to amp up the fun at a reception
- onsite-duplicating souvenir USB FlashDrives so that guests can leave with a collection of images
- onsite-printing 4×4 and 6×8 prints (as well as the usual sizes) for immediate gratification
- providing high-tech robotic camera packages and drones
And yet, one of his most-requested products is still his full-service GreenScreen PhotoStation, originally introduced in 2003. The secret is the carefully selected and trained staff with professional equipment and supplies. Guests are greeted by a friendly Host. Who invites them to choose from a large selection of high-quality props and legally-licensed backgrounds. The courteous professional Photographer expertly poses the guests, and the super-fast Tech quickly processes the images for delivery as prints (one per person in the session) and/or text.
Based in Arizona, Flash travels extensively each year to support his clients with their meetings, conferences, launches and club trips throughout the US, Hawaii and the Caribbean. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, MPI (since 1991), the Phoenix and Scottsdale CVBs, and regularly volunteers with NILMDTS.