Friday, May 31, 2013

Story Story Late Night: Twisted

I was once again called upon to photograph Story Story Late Night.  As it turned out this episode landed on the evening of Memorial Day and so the turn out was a bit lighter than the standing room only crowd from last time.  But that just gave me the chance to get a little closer.  Still it was a great audience and the stories were original and very entertaining.  The theme this time was "twisted" and there were some amazing tales that got great reactions from the audience.  I managed to capture them in a number of dramatic poses that also made for great pictures.  So I was pretty pleased about how this shoot turned out.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Promotional Pictures for Stage Coach Theatre's Veronica's Room

A relatively short post today but there will be a lot more coming in the future.  Particularly now that it's to be summer there will be tons and tons of things to photograph.  But today we're looking at some promotional photos I did for Stage Coach Theatre's current production that opens tonight.  This show is described as a thriller and looks to have a very fun cast.  I'll be taking more pictures of this show in the near future.  This should be a great ride.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Artistic Work for Stage Coach Theatre and Some Boise Portraits

Stage Coach Theatre is working on their season poster for next year and they wanted some magician's hands to spice up the visuals.  So we set about making that happen in my studio.  As always it was a good learning experience and I'll be curious to see what the designer does with them.

My friend Kim was the hand model and this gives you some idea of how we made the pictures.

Meanwhile, another project I've been working on is making portraits of the city of Boise.  I've been using the HDR technique but trying to keep it mild and realistic.  The goal at this point is to enhance it enough just to make it eye catching.  My thought was to capture Boise in all of its season but I may have to try again next year to fully show what Boise looks like in the spring.  We've had such a dry spring that the foothills look more like summer.  They are usually much greener this time of year.  I'm not quite satisfied with this picture and will keep trying to see what I can get.  We also typically have more dramatic cloud formations in the spring but that's all a matter of getting the timing right.  So I'll keep trying.
Meanwhile here's a shot that I did in the winter that looks pretty good.  Still, I'm going to keep working at it to see if I can't get an even more dramatic shot of the heart of Boise in winter that looks beautiful.

And while I was at it I was thinking about an interesting perspective on Boise's landmark train depot.  Again, this is just fuel for thought on further photos.

Finally a look at the new tall building taking shape in downtown.  After years of turmoil over that plot of land it appears that something significant is taking shape.  I'm very curious to see how it will take its place in the landscape with its neighbors and the impact it will have.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Portrait Shoot: Austin A.

Austin is a local actor and barista who is also into heavily into physical fitness.  So naturally being a ham he was very easy to work with and we got a lot of fun pictures.  I hope you enjoy them.