The many roads of life.

We all take many roads in our lives and they will lead us to our ultimate goal if we have patience.  Spending some time this week traveling to Texas to visit some family members along with photographing the Gregg Pearson Foundation annual golf tournament in Dallas. While on the way I thought I would stop in one of the state parks of Texas Palo Duro Canyon. Thinking I would get to do some hiking and landscape shots the weather keep me pretty much from doing both. Not that I didn't have something to do I always have a book to read or playing the banjo.  The canyon will have to wait to another time so that I can come back and capture all the beauty she has. No I am off to the Golf Tournament.   

We all take many roads in our lives and they will lead us to our ultimate goal if we have patience. 

Spending some time this week traveling to Texas to visit some family members along with photographing the Gregg Pearson Foundation annual golf tournament in Dallas. While on the way I thought I would stop in one of the state parks of Texas Palo Duro Canyon. Thinking I would get to do some hiking and landscape shots the weather keep me pretty much from doing both. Not that I didn't have something to do I always have a book to read or playing the banjo. 

The canyon will have to wait to another time so that I can come back and capture all the beauty she has. No I am off to the Golf Tournament. 

 

Who said doing business portraits aka (Headshots) are not fun?

If you are a business owner or even work for someone you are in sales to some extent so when your name has been given to another as a referral what will be the first impression that they will see when the check you out on your website bio section, Facebook, LinkedIn, Meetup, or any other social media platform? Usually it's an outdated photo of you out with friends, you out doing something other than the work you do. With these photo's they have been crop in to you or just left as they were. taken. Having a professional business portrait is not painful it actually can be an enjoyable time. Take a break from your work and step in front of the camera for an hour. So that when you next potential client stops in they feel they already know you better just by seeing your friendly confident and approachable face. 

Is this how you feel when you think about having a photographer do your business portrait?

Is this how you feel when you think about having a photographer do your business portrait?

Usually the photo we have is an outdated photo of yourself out with friends, or your out doing something other than the work you do, or the all to famous camera phone shot with the arm extended out and a cheesie smile. 

Are you still thinking about the benefits of a professional business portrait?

Are you still thinking about the benefits of a professional business portrait?

Last week I challenged myself with a full day of mini sessions, 14 people took advantage of the photo shoot. This was something I had never done, how was I going to get the best shot of each one of these people in such a short amount of time? We scheduled 30 minute session back to back so getting everyone in and having to adjust lighting getting them past the awkwardness of being in front of a camera and lighting was something I do but not to this quick of a turnaround. This probably wouldn't have run so smoothly if Trish Tolentino hadn't been here to help out (THANK YOU TRISH!) and all the understanding participants. 

So when you are having photo work done plan on having a great time getting to know each other so set back have some laughs, make some crazy faces and most of all you leave with some great images. 

Telling a better story.

Comprehensive Chiropractic

All of our business have something to sell, how do you tell your story?

Knowing we live in a visual world our websites are most likely the first place people will go to after the meet you. How will your potential client/customers perceive your business, are you using original photography to help tell your story? Using original photography that brings you the business owner into your story also brings potential clients into how you can help them.

I love helping my clients tell their story with better images, Comprehensive Chiropractic just recently updated their website with Winter Design Group

If you are in the Lakewood area and are in need of a chiropractor please visit Comprehensive Chiropractic.

www.comprehensivecolorado.com

 

 

One a.m. at 10,000 ft after a quick snow storm

The hike up to heart lake wasn't all that bad, weather moved in and out most of the day but never got too dramatic mostly just light showers. By the time we reached Rogers Peak Lake the showers had stopped and looked like to we would miss the storms for the evening. While taking a break from hauling our packs with the camera gear for the night photography we were going to do, I took a few pics of the lake and the late fall flowers that were in bloom. Always on the mission to find the best photo. 

By 5 pm we had reached Heart lake setup camp retrieved water for the dehydrated meals all the while watching the sky darken to the west. The winds were not to bad until around 6:30 right before we were eating the storms hit, not much else to to do but set in a tent while the storm raged on, it just rain for the first few hours with small breaks in there that would gives us hope that we would be able to photography soon. At some point the rain had turned to a snow/graupel mix which coated everything at the altitude we were at. 

Early fall camping in the Rocky Mountains is exciting and always picturistic.

In Gratitude 

Randy

Flower @ Rogers Peak Lake
Flowers @ Rogers Peak Lake
1 am after the snow storm

Learning to be seen.

Learning to be seen in the world wide web may seem like huge task to take on. We all have a widget or service that we want to sell.

So how do we get seen?

I believe we should start small by just putting what you have out there on whatever media you are comfortable using. From Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, twitter or on your website all these will work some better than others but they all do.  

The most important part is that you are putting yourself out there to be seen.

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Making New Friends

When we say we are making new friends it doesn't always mean having to be making new human friends.

Mother and son meeting a mare. Nothing being said the connection is made.  

Mother and son meeting a mare. Nothing being said the connection is made.

 

Meeting these animals was so awesomeand they are so gentle and full curiosity never did I feel that I would be harmed walking amongst them. As I walked through the pasture toward them all they did was look at me and then slowly started moving my direction as old friends walking to meet one another.

Meeting these animals was so awesomeand they are so gentle and full curiosity never did I feel that I would be harmed walking amongst them. As I walked through the pasture toward them all they did was look at me and then slowly started moving my direction as old friends walking to meet one another.

All you guys are beautiful thanks for coming over to meet me.

All you guys are beautiful thanks for coming over to meet me.

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While walking through one of the barns where all the young colts are kept, I came across this albino colt with the most amazing eyes. There was a instant connection with this guy as though he was looking for a friend to hang out with even though there are other colts in stalls near by they are still separated.   So where was I going with this blog, oh yeah I was talking about making friends. I sometimes find myself just making friends with animals nothing has to be said to impress them only your presence is needed. That’s all they want is to hang out for a bit, everyone should give this a whirl sometime. Slow down and just be present that's all the horses do. 

While walking through one of the barns where all the young colts are kept, I came across this albino colt with the most amazing eyes. There was a instant connection with this guy as though he was looking for a friend to hang out with even though there are other colts in stalls near by they are still separated.

 

So where was I going with this blog, oh yeah I was talking about making friends. I sometimes find myself just making friends with animals nothing has to be said to impress them only your presence is needed. That’s all they want is to hang out for a bit, everyone should give this a whirl sometime. Slow down and just be present that's all the horses do. 

Sunrise's of Candelas

Been looking around for great sunrise locations and decided to spend a couple of mornings in Candelas a new subdivision that has is been built south of the controversial Rocky Flats arsenal depot that had been cleaned up in the late 90's through early 2000's. I may have a little more of a green glow to me since I have spend a few days there. 

Gregg Pearson Invitational

I was invited back for the Gregg Pearson Invitational this year for another great day of photographing the golfers supporting the Gregg Pearson Foundation. This is a foundation that helps families in the greater Dallas metro area that are going through the perils of cancer. The foundation will help with monetary needs such as a house payment, car payment or anything that the family may need a little help with while they are going through this though time in their lives. Along with the monetary the main focus of the foundation is the spiritual needs of the family which is main area they exceed in. 

Thank you Stacey for the opportunity to be a part of such a great foundation.

For more about this foundation please visit www.greggpearson.org.

Going out on my own

 

So this my very first blog and there will be many more to come. Going out on my own is more of a journey that I have decided to take rather than a pursuit of a career hopefully this will clear a few things up for my followers. The first trip into this journey has been  a little rocky with my wife's mother being diagnosed with a brain tumor and passing away last month. That was something that help me make my jump from having a daily job to going on this journey. I heard a phrase a few weeks back that "life is to short and too long to do something that is not fulfilling". That phrase along with the words from my mother in-law said the day she got out of surgery which was "leave that job and pursue your dream". 

After nearly 16 years of working for Pearson Mechanical here in the Denver area I decided to part ways and go out on my own as a photographer. Now is this crazy or what! Some may say I may have lost it while others may say "Good Luck" as a way to give some support and many others have given me their true support in this venture. 

So while I may have been diverted a little on my journey I will continue to blog and keep developing my skills a photographer along with refurbishing our condo to sell in the next couple of months. If I come along any interesting facts I will be passing them along.