Monday, November 24, 2008

Many Me

I have a client that wants to shoot twelve people that can't be in the same place at the same time.  I shot this test today to see if I could pull it off in my studio.  

I didn't light this... just threw up single hot-light and started jumping around with the self timer.  I then composited the images together using layer masks.  I put this together in 45 minutes.  I learned a lot about how to pull this off. Yes, there are things to perfect... I can't wait to shoot the real thing.  

I love that my job challenges me to learn new things everyday.  It stretches me... and multiplies me.  Ha ha.

Pre-Season Snow Cats

I hit Breck this weekend with some family from out of town. With only 5 runs open, there wasn't a lot of sick skiing happening. I did hook up with some great riders that let me invade their facial space for a few moments. I hope to be spending a lot more time on the hills this year, so look out for more action sport photography in the future.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

!!!New Website!!!

The new website is up and running. I'm re-branding myself "Bryce Boyer", formerly known as "Bryce Boyer Productions."

Why? When is came down to it, the word "Productions" got to be too confusing. There you have it. Let me know if you have any feedback, or if you see any typos, please let me know.

Impatient Me

OK, I just couldn't stand it any longer. I needed a location to shoot a cool band (Anisette formerly The Messengers) and so I made use of my studio in progress. It was awesome. Despite the fact that we had to set up by the headlights of my car and the lack of amenities, the high ceilings are awesome!

I also took them out to a second location.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Absolute Finish

I'd like to give a quick shout out to Brad and his crew from Absolute Finish. These guys have worked through the days and nights of the past week on the interior perimeter walls of the new studio. I brought these guys in because they've done a great job on some painting jobs for me in the past and I knew I could trust them to get a gargantuan job done quickly.

The job has been challenging because we are trying some experimental finishes. I want a lot of cement and metal in the new studio... we have been sampling and testing a lot of ideas that leave the product manufactures scratching their heads. We are almost through and the plumbing is being installed.

Trees Through the Forest

It's been a while since I added anything. I've been so busy wading through menial tasks that it's hard to see progress. I've gotta get out of the trees, and that's what blogs are great for.

So what's up?
-I've had a few editorial shoots, but I can't publish them here until they're published.
-I've been generating some estimates for some sweet jobs... cross your fingers.
-I've taken countless trips to the new studio to make decisions with contractors. (next post)
-I've also been working tirelessly, trying to take some advantage of some down time to design a new website that I will be publishing shortly. It has actually been a joy to go though 15 hard drives looking for images for the site that have a thread of continuity. I'm just a bit surprised at how long this process has taken. There's still so much more to look through!

I'm not ready to publish the site yet, but here are some of my travel images that will be on the site. I used to have a "travel" link on an old web site and I'm resurrecting the thought on my new site.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A historic night!

Whether or not you voted for Obama, I think you would agree with me that he gave a moving speech tonight accepting the tough task of being our next president. Personally, I think he brings so much hope- optimism needed in our country and around the world.

The eyes of people watching this event around the country said so much. I was especially moved by the healing he has brought to our country's racial wounds. I hope I have the honor of photographing him someday.

I haven't photographed Oboma (YET), but I did get the opportunity to photograph Mark Udall for 5280 Magazine. Mark Udall just won the seat to be our next Colorado senator. I found Mr. Udall to be gracious and a gentleman. Congratulations Udall!

Art Director: Mike Leister
Photo Editor: Steffanie Woodward