Sunday, July 27, 2008

My upcoming trip to Cannon Beach, Oregon and Anchorage, Alaska...

Hey there Blog World! As many of you may already know, I am headed to Cannon Beach and Portland, Oregon on August 21st-23rd, and then going directly to the Anchorage area in Alaska from August 24th-28th! I just want everyone to know that I still have a few spots available for shooting! This will be my last trip to Oregon and Alaska until June, 2010! AND the last time i will be offering bulk shoots at a discounted rate! Take advantage of this opportunity while it lasts. I will be shooting Model Portfolios, Belly Dance Portraits, Troupe portraits, and Family Portraits set against the beautiful natural backdrops in Oregon and Alaska. I would even love to shoot a wedding there! For More details look at my flyer below!To see my current work, please visit: and to contact me directly: (702) 401-3353 or
I look forward to working with you!

Glenn Brogan

Beyond Pairadice Studios

Print work includes:Desert Rakkasah (book): 2008 Desert Dancers Calendar:

Saturday, July 26, 2008

paying homage to my true inspiration... my vision... literally

Between my lens and my mind lies my true inspiration... my vision. I am writing about my eyes. They allow me the privilege see the world and give my mind things to think about all of the time, yet sometimes I overlook their presence and significance to me and my life. I recently read an article about the eye and it's comparison to the camera in the digital world and I thought I would share some of this knowledge with you. I am not going to quote this article, but I will tell you where I got it, so you can read all of it for yourself, if you choose. It was printed in the August 2008 issue of "Popular Photography". Most of what I am going to talk about is based on photography, so if it sounds foreign to you, read up on what you don't understand ~ if anything it will help your photo-taking skills! Let's start with the ISO of the eye: in daylight the ISO rating is 1 and the max ISO for the eye at night is 800. This refers to the sensitivity of the eye. In comparison Film's lowest ISO is 25, and some digital cameras go as high as 6400 (we see better in the day and cameras have the huge advantage in the dark). Now let's talk Depth of Field: the eye has the equivalent focal length of about 22mm and a field of view of almost 180 degrees at its extreme; our eyes are capable of f/3.5 at wide open. Camera Lenses have the advantage here as the fastest lens available now is a f/1.2 and there are some crazy fish-eye lenses out there, but i am content with non-distorted vision, thank you. The final eye detail I will mention for now is the one I have wondered about ever since I heard about digital cameras and mega-pixels... Resolution: the eye has the resolution of 576 Mega-Pixels! That in itself is incredible, as the biggest camera i have seen on the market is pushing about 39 mega-pixels. This is telling me that we are just at the beginning of digital photography and I am looking forward to see where it goes. I hope this opened your eyes to the marvels of... the EYE.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A great way to spend the 4th of July!

I decided to spend the evening of the 4th of July out in the desert shooting. Lucky for me, I had 2 beautiful and willing models to work with: Britt and Andrea. We went out to a dry lake bed and started shooting by 6:30pm. There was a great deal of wind and it was blowing in the wrong direction, but we were able to make it work. As a reward, we were given a spectacular sunset as a backdrop for some of the shots later that evening! Coming soon: Information on my trip to Oregon and Alaska in August, I still have limited spots available for shooting while I am on the road, so if you are by Cannon Beach, Oregon or the Anchorage Alaska area, contact me ASAP if you would like to book a shoot! I hope your 4th was as fun as mine! Enjoy...