Dacono – In the Heart
Dacono is quickly getting recognized In the Heart of Colorado’s growing economy. Have a look.
2017 marks 30
As in thirty years since I picked up that camera and never let go of it, so yea I still take pictures. This is a picture of a slightly used dog I photographed in my on-location studio as a gift to the Denver Dumb Friends League, they are the #1 leading rescue shelter.
This dogs name is Sadie and we own this dog because my wife has a funny sense of humor when it comes to animals.
City of Dacono, Colorado
My work was recently published in i25 Corridor community magazine. The photographs we created were a collaborative effort working with a local Studio Six Branding agency out of Longmont and several volunteers. Our goal was to create a high energy, fun and elevated look for the city of Dacono in effort to highlight the town.
My kids have also been used as models and this is only a very brief preview of what is still to come.
Watch out city of Dacono, you’re about to get a makeover!
Thank you all who hired me this year, it’s been truly a wonderful experience getting to know you and sharing photography with you. This relationship enables me to take care of my family and for the first time in 15 years allowed me to take a trip to Poland and see my godmother, my cousins and grandma. It was an unforgettable experience, so much time has passed between now and then that I did not image I would ever see them again. Much appreciated.
Give Paws Chef Event
For 11 consecutive years, Pat Miller, Denver’s Gabby Gourmet, has hosted Give Paws event, a fabulous dining experience featuring unique gourmet dishes prepared by Denver’s top chefs with proceeds from the event benefit the homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League. It’s a privilege to have been invited to document this event and here are a few of my favorite photos.
When I take portraits of parents and their kids I often imagine what type of pictures I would like to have with my kids. In this picture I asked for a monster hug because kids love to give their parents monster hugs and it worked for the dad as well. Most often it’s the expression after the monster hug is what makes a nice portrait, that’s why I usually take a series of photos so that I can select the most favorite expression.
This kid is really going to love this portrait when he grows up.
When ordering large format prints or wall canvas, keep in mind that not all of your photos will make nice large prints. When selecting photos for large format I recommend to select photos that are not close ups of faces, instead select photos that have been taken from farther away and display emotion or action. If done right you can achieve that fine art look and well define your home.
So, my dad showed me this magnificent park, he said he spent some time driving for a while around looking for it. This park is a little hidden treasure in Arvada, I’m glad was looking out in my interest. We got together to hang our with the little’s and we arranged this photo.
Nicolas’s big brother gave him this pine cone and he was just so interested in it he wanted to bite it.
Here is a recent photo of me on the left with a local artist Kevin Pistol and a local video director Marcin at his green screen studio in Denver. We teamed up to create promotional material for Kevin. Studio time for me is still on-location and requires a slightly different approach than my typical outdoor portrait session. Photographing in studio is still pretty fun and definitely has some advantages and plenty of room to get creative. If you are looking for that specific studio style look, just let me know, we’ll schedule you in at Manmade Media studio in Denver and we’ll play with some lights.
Before photos are printed they all must be processed. I used to process my prints in the darkroom, but today digital files are processed in a software called lightroom. Even though digital workflow is a lot easier than what it used to be, it is still necessary for prints to have a desired look. Here is an example of processing that I like to use, it is based of of my favorite; classic Agfa 111 Fiber base archival paper which was known to have a hint of warm undertone. Mimicking old darkroom techniques by photographers these days is typical for a two reasons. First, it shows the photographers refined taste/style and second it’s a look that that a photographer may have been trying to develop for years.