After a nice stay-cation with my lady in Silverthorne, Colorado, the H is O (the heat is on) as Will Ferrell would say. Here’s a quick summary on recent happenings and what’s in the pipeline for Hardcastle Photography over the next two weeks…
Sundown Social – Band photography for a local, high-energy start up group inside of Old Main on the University of Colorado Campus. Doesn’t hurt when a band member is a part of the program council at CU!
Hotel Boulderado – covering the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Building Energy Modeling Innovation Summit. Very high-level discussion on the state of the industry, current trends, where stakeholders would like to see changes made and invaluable collaboration on ideas and improvements over the course of two days.
Team Rio Grande Cycling – coverage of the team launch party, performance testing at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, and video/still coverage of their three day team camp in Fraser, Colorado; laser biathlon at Devil’s Thumb, a 4 hour team snowshoe, sports psychology lecture, and performance testing results briefing.
Coming down the pipeline….
First – A trip down to Telluride beginning this Wednesday with my roommate Kevin Suhr and our good friend Ryan Hamity. Our friend Nicole Nugent is setting us up with a place to stay and a couple days’ lift tickets in return for shooting images for her cookbook. Rewind: the purpose of this trip is to continue expanding my ski/snowboard and mountain lifestyle portfolio. There will be epic-gnar-rad magazine-cover-esque images, studio food photography in a commercial kitchen with more stainless steel than….(I’ve got nothing, I apologize), lifestyle images from the amazingly gorgeous town of Telluride, Colorado and possibly even some climbing shots courtesy of Kevin and Ryan. External hard drives, portable studio lighting, alpine touring ski gear, laptop for editing on the road…maybe we’ll see what else will fit in the Subaru – who knows. We’ll be down in Telluride through Sunday the 3rd of April.
Second – I’m attending the Peter Reid Miller photography workshop in Denver, Colorado for six days starting Monday evening the 4th.
9am to 9pm, Monday through Sunday, and driving to and from Boulder each day. If you took a look at the link, you might be wondering why I’m headed to such a sports photography focused workshop. Well, Colorado is an active-industry intensive state. With companies like GoLite, Spyder, Descent, Scarpa, Pearl Izumi, Newton, Lafuma and more (literally just listing those off the top of my head in 30 seconds) – Colorado is home to more outdoor sports businesses than any other state. Within those companies, catalogs and advertisements are created, short video pieces are used for social marketing campaigns, and more. My intention is to sharpen the sword that is my photography skillset into a lean, mean, active lifestyle shooting machine. Rolls off the tongue nicely, doesn’t it?
Awareness and fundraising calendar for The Mike Altschuler Foundation – this calendar will showcase individuals who have successfully battled with addiction. The foundation, Opportunities For Hope, was created in 2010 to help families in their quest for addiction recovery. Calendar will be created throughout the summer of 2011 with 12 location portraits and related stories.
That’s all for now!