Brewery Product Shoot

Posted: February 12, 2016 in photography

Recently I shot stock images for Living The Dream Brewing in Denver. Below are the results of about $25 worth of setup materials to create these images.

Camera gear includes: Canon 7D, (2) Canon 580EXII flashes, remote triggers

Setup includes: (1) piece of plexi glass, 2 pieces of white foam core board, 2 chairs & a rock

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DIA Airport

Posted: February 12, 2016 in photography

Denver is packed with people and also packed with some of the most amazing sunsets I’ve seen in the country. Below is a catch of the whale-tail hotel attached to the terminal at the Denver Airport. A rare find from a very rare angle leaving the eastern drop off curb.

Talk about a feeling of time & place.

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Scenes In & Around Denver

Posted: May 23, 2015 in photography

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Did a little promo shoot for this brewery, just some fun with their bottle caps.

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Happy Valentine’s Day btw…

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Did I mention their beer is awesome?

They are located in Littleton, Colorado… and opening in April.

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Or you can be a facebook junkie and follow them HERE.

Probably wise, that way you’ll be in the know for their limited releases.

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This is how I set up the shoot… For the shot above I threw a bunch of bottle caps down on the board on the floor, then side lit them with that flash that you can barely see.  The key light/umbrella was being a bit finicky with the glare.  I was having trouble lighting it evenly (the line of caps is blown out on the left side, 2 pics above). I couldn’t light it from above either, too shiny and it really blew out the printing.  Kind of a bummer but it is what it is.  Above my pay grade apparently.

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Red Rocks

Posted: February 13, 2014 in colorado, nature
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A little pognip (freezing fog) at Red Rocks, Colorado…

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I have some friends who are starting up a brewery in Denver. Their brewery is in the Littleton/Highlands Ranch area…if you’re in Denver you should check out their taproom when they open this winter!

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…This connection allowed this girl to go on a (glorious) escapade out to Hops-Meister hop farm (Nor Cal) to buy hops from the harvest this fall.

It was a beer lovers dreeeeaaaammm…..
Cascade…Chinook…Ivanhoe… and their experimental Gargoyle variety. I was mentally swimming in large vats of fresh hops the entire afternoon.

The farm is family owned by some super nice people. The owner of the farm showed us around and let us take in the vistas from the top of the mountain… Hops and world class scenery. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Nothing much more to say than the title.

(but you know I will…)

Highway 50 across Nevada is a very lonely road.  Starting in Fallon, NV on the west side of the state:

Sand Mountain, Nevada: There is an old stone structure (well, barely a “structure”) about a mile from the base of the mountain, it was a Pony Express Station in 1860.  A short life of about 19 months, the pony express soon got a rest from the new invention of the transcontinental telegraph in 1861.

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Middlegate Station, Nevada.

I’m not sure when the population changed to 17, but it looks like it was well documented.

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The infamous Shoe Tree east of Middlegate Station.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to laugh or vomit in my mouth when I noticed the hoof.

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It gets a bit lonelier after the shoe tree…  Lots of Big Sky out there.

Endless, really.

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A couple hours later, Eureka, Nevada.

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Don’t try this at home kids…

Really, there was no one out there.

But still, standing in the middle of a highway with your camera at your feet is really unnerving despite fully knowing that you quadruple checked for cars and you know you have 20/20 eye sight and you have great hearing and you even looked a 5th time before you went out into the middle of the road to take this photo…

…it still makes you nervous.

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And then you cruise into Ely, Nevada:

Who would have known you can get free wi-fi on highway 50?

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The next on is a cell phone picture.  I love the Wood Camera app. It lets you slap birds onto any picture.

It’s a great shout out to the tv show Portlandia that pokes fun of the hipster culture in Portland, Oregon.

Put a bird on it“… and call it art.  Hilarious.

I love Portland though, despite their fashion.

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Pull the lever and win a free tetanus shot, yay!

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All men in Nevada look like Grizzly Adams.

Just an FYI.

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Great Basin National Park.

Unfortunately I got there toward dusk so I didn’t get to spend much time there.

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I feel like I need to explain why I didn’t stop for longer, because Great basin is supposed to be amazingly beautiful…

I was traveling alone.  A girl.  Traveling alone.

So I promised my parents I wouldn’t camp alone. (They like to worry, and on a completely unrelated note, they like to watch a lot of cable news shows).

So I had to keep driving a few more hours to my next location: The thriving metropolis of Selina, Utah.

This next picture is for you, Mom, a documentation of what I kept on my nightstand at the nicest hotel I could find in Selina.

Flashlight, mace & a knife.

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Keep it classy Selina.