Having worked with the University of Denver in the past for some of their event and teacher headshot photos, I was given the task of photographing Max Appel for an upcoming profile they were doing. Max Appel had attended DU, and with the success of his OrangeGlo and OxiClean products, the University was doing a profile on him for the Daniels College of Business Fall Business Review. This is a journal that has a circulation of approximately 40,000, and is provided to all existing students and alumni. Just having the chance to work with Max Appel, the founder of OxiClean and the guy who gave Bill Mays his first big break, was going to be a blast!
The shoot took place at Max's offices in south Denver, and I was a bit surprised to find out that Max only had about 40 minutes available... Read More
The Perseid Meteor Shower
When I heard about the Perseid meteor shower I decided early on that I wanted to try and shoot it from the summit of Mount Evans in Arapaho National Forest. One of my main photography passions is astrophotography and the long exposure star trail; but I thought I'd try some shorter-exposure high-ISO work with the 5D3, to capture "frozen" stars with a meteor streak in the shot. I realize that getting such a shot requires a lot of luck, but I set out with this goal in mind none the less... Read More
Sometimes it's easier to take the studio to the client then to make the client come to the studio. This is a common scenario when shooting a large group of individuals with a similar style/setting, say for company portraits, corporate headshots and employee profile photos. Getting an entire company to shut down for a day to take photos at a studio simply isn't practical; so it's best to bring the studio to the company. This was the case when I recently photographed the owners, engineers and support staff at D. L. Adams Associates, one of the premiere acoustical consulting firms in Colorado and all of the U.S.
Taking the Portrait Studio on the Road
To work with their business schedule, while still being able to photograph every employee, I decided to load up my mobile gear and take my studio on the road. With a roll of seamless background paper, some light stands, umbrellas, speedlights and... Read More
To celebrate Utah racer Shane Turpin's acquisition of a wildcard ride at the upcoming World Superbike round at Miller Motorsports park on Memorial Day, I am releasing a limited edition print of "Wildcard." This photo features Shane Turpin at full lean in Turn 2 at High Plains Raceway, during the 2011 Motorcycle Roadracing Association race series. Only 300 prints will be released as part of this edition, and each print will be numbered and hand-signed (by me, NOT Shane!). Prints are sold as prints-only and will arrive unmounted for you to frame/mount as you desire. Prints are made on glossy metallic archival photographic paper, and are created with a true light exposure process (these are not inkjet prints!). Free shipping is included with your order, and an option is available to add a laminate coating to protect the print from UV light and damage.
Place your order below, and don't forget to cheer Shane on this Monday in the World Superbike Round at Miller! (Broadcast schedule for SpeedTV)
Go Shane!! Read More
I just finished installing my pieces at the 5 Points Social club for the Five Points Storefront Art Movement. If you are attending the Five Points Jazz Festival this weekend (which you should be!), please wander down to 28th and Welton to checkout my photos of the neighborhood. I'll be hanging around the booth with Maia Stone later in the afternoon, so feel free to stop by! Read More
This past weekend I had the privelege of photographing Montbello High School's 2012 Prom at the Sherman Street Event Center located in downtown Denver. The school hired me as a photobooth photographer for the evening, and for such a formal event I decided the white background would be most appropriate. I must say I'm thrilled with how these photos turned out! The students had a ball with the photobooth, and were so much fun to shoot. Scroll down to see a few samples. Read More
Voices of Experience
As an event photographer I must say that I get to see some pretty cool parties. Even if I'm focused on my job - making sure I get those killer photos - it's still nice to see people enjoying themselves and having a good time. However, occasionally I get to photograph events that are not only entertaining, but also educational and truly inspiring; which brings me to the Daniels College of Business Voices of Experience lecture series. This has been an ongoing program at Daniels and provides a platform for known leaders in business to share some of their history and experiences.
Kent J. Thiry :: CEO of DaVita
This specific event featured Kent J. Thiry, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care and dialysis services and education in America. I must say this was an incredible lecture to be able to photograph. Even though my eye is always at the viewfinder - waiting for that great moment to snap a photo - it was difficult to ignore Mr. Thiry's talk. He is clearly passionate about his work at DaVita, and it became obvious that... Read More
This past week I had the pleasure of shooting the newly engaged couple, Brittney and Rich, on location at Denver's City Park. With the incredible spring weather we've been having, we ventured out well before sundown to snap some good photographs during the golden hour. As we were driving through City Park on our way to get some nighttime photos near Elitch Gardens, the sun began to glow an incredible orange huge - and I immediately pulled over and ran the happy couple onto the 18th green of Denver's City Park Golf Course.
All in all this turned out to be a fantastic shoot to kick off the outdoor spring season; and as a photographer who loves location shooting, there's really nothing better than working outside! See the samples below... Read More