Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fall Hiking in Utah and Arizona, Part Four

Page Arizona &  Southern Utah, Sunday, Balloon Regatta and the Wave: Day Four, the last of this trip found me waking up at Bashful Bobs Motel in Page, Arizona pre-dawn looking for a few good locations to capture the mass ascension of the Balloon Regatta at sunrise throughout the town. After the Seventy-Plus Balloons took flight, I headed out to conquer "the Wave". The Wave is a beautful sandstone formation with color banding throughout in horizontal patterns. This was a very peaceful and isolated hike with no markings along the way and was a challenge for me (especially after the last three days of constant hiking), but this was truely the best of the hikes in the reward of it's powerful and intense beauty. Enjoy.

~ Glenn B.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fall Hiking in Utah and Arizona, Part Three

Southern Utah, Saturday, Grand Staircase Hoodoos, Lower Antelope, Horseshoe Bend: The third day of this four day journey started outside of Kanab, Utah applying for a permit (through a lottery system) to the Wave for Sunday. I was drawn, and then headed for some Hoodoos in Grand Staircase National Monument. The formations and landscape were breath-taking to say the least. After about an hour of hiking and shooting, it was time to head toward  Page, Arizona and Lower Antelope Canyon. Lower Antelope is just amazing! Impossible to describe, but images help. :) From Antelope, I went to Horseshoe Bend, along the Colorado River by Page, Arizona. This is a cool location and I wish I had a wider lens to do it justice, but I think I got a good image to show off it's 1000-foot drop to the river below in a nice horseshoe shape. That evening, I reserved a Motel room in Page, Arizona and didn't realize that the 7th Annual Balloon Regatta was happening that weekend! There were 26 Hot Air Balloons lining the main street in Page for a spectacular Balloon Glow! I talked with a few of the Balloonists and found out that they were planning a Mass-Ascension in the morning with over 70 Balloons! More on that in Part 4. Until then, enjoy!

~ Glenn B.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fall Hiking in Utah and Arizona, Part Two

Zion, Friday, the Subway: after the previous day's hike in the Narrows, I felt prepared for "the Subway". This hike is definitely more challenging than the Narrows, and actually was the most difficult hike I have ever done. On the way to the trailhead, there was a still pond that provided some spectacular reflections of some Fall foliage against a Mesa background. That was a serene and tranquil moment before the 3 hour intense journey to the Subway. The trail starts with a 500-foot descent to the creek, followed by multiple creek-crossings and a ton of scrambling to get to the final part of the trail which is where the rewards are. There are three spectacular sights at the end of the trail: the Cascades, the Crack, and the Subway itself. Here are a few images from this intense but worthy hike! ...enjoy :)

~Glenn B.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fall Hiking in Utah and Arizona, Part One

Zion, Thursday, the Narrows: the morning started with a shoot for a Fine Art series that I am working on with the talented Rom from St. George right outside of Zion in Springdale. The location was perfect for the vission I had and the shoot went exactly as planned. Then I suited up for a 6 hour trek up the Narrows in the Virgin River to "Wall Street". The hike was not nearly as difficult as the following days would be (the Subway and the Wave being the most difficult), but was a good start to wearing me out! The water was 52 degrees and the protective clothing didn't keep out the cold, or the water for that matter, but the scenery was spectacular and the experience was life-changing.

~ Glenn B.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Amazing day in Zion, started first thing shooting the versitle and willing Miss Rom in the Virgin River. The shoot was amazing and was followed up with a long journey upstream to Wall Street in the narrows. Tomorrow am is the subway! :) I love Zion in the Fall!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Today starts insane hiking in Utah & Arizona, hoping to get some amazing images for my Fine Art Prints. will update as much as possible!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

a friend indeed!... Favorite Image of the Week!

Sometimes we all need a friend. yesterday was a day that I was feeling some serious stress from some things that are going on in my life and I just wanted to get away from everything for a bit and do something to give me a "calgon moment". For me getting away means going to work, so to speak, and just feeling free with a camera in my hand and a subject to shoot. Fortunately I found a great friend in a model named Andrea and she agreed to get up early on a Sunday and do a shoot with me  "just because" at a location that actually didn't work out too well, so we improvised and went to a closeby park and just worked with what we had. The highlight for me was seeing Andrea in this amazing dress and heels on a swing just smiling and having fun. A cool sidenote to this shoot is we were just joking about the fact that she was in this beautiful dress and heels just swinging in the park and how odd that is, when a young girl came into the playground area in a dress and heels and began to swing while we were shooting. It was a great day and I thank you, Andrea for making it so!

~ Glenn B.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Big Changes Affecting This Blog! Please Read!

It is with great excitement that I announce the beginning of, my new website that will cater to Families, Weddings, Maternity, H.S. Seniors, and Fine Art Prints. will still exist, and will evolve into a more commercial and edgy site, promoting Models, Concerts, Events, and Photo Projects that I come up with now and again. This blog will be the connection between the two sites and the keeper of my sanity with the dividing of two "personalities" of my work! This affects the blog for some followers, as the original address is: but I was using a forward to point to the blog until the site was ready to go live. Here we are, a few months ahead of schedule, and I am ready to launch the real site that is You will still be able to access the blog by it's own long address of:, but now the blog is IMBEDDED into both and and can be found by selecting the "blog" link on either site. Check it out and add a bookmark, please: or I am still adding content to the galleries at, but please let me know what you think about the layout and flow of the site! More updates coming... soon!

~ Glenn B.

Andrea at Cathedral Gorge

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Gallery at Beyond Pairadice Studios site... "Angela A"

On Saturday morning I had the pleasure of meeting Angela! She was really fun to work with even though she was new to being in front of a camera. One of my favorite models, Xia had introduced us and was at the shoot trying to get Angela to just relax and do her thing. I hope to work with her again soon, but for now, here are a few images... and to see more, please visit her gallery. More updates are coming soon (including some images from the last Nine Inch Nails concert ever)!

~ Glenn B.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Favorite Image of the Week and Survey Link!

This week found me working to update the Beyond Pairadice Studios website and working on the new site for Glenn Brogan Photography! If you haven't taken the survey yet, please do! I am torn between a few styles for the new site and your input would be greatly appreciated. The survey can be found here:

As for the Image of the Week, I only did one shoot this week, so I will include an image and the story behind it. For the concept, I had an idea that involved a pool (it was a hot week) and 2 models in bikinis :) The original location didn't work out because of power lines that would be in the shots, so one of the models kindly volunteered her backyard pool for a location and I am glad she did! Hope you enjoy!

~ Glenn B.

Survey for New Image for my New Site, coming soon!

This is a personal poll for me and would mean alot to me if you would take it! Thank you! :) To see this survey, please click here:

Monday, August 17, 2009

Favorite Image of the Week, part two

Part 2 of the Favorite Image of the Week showcases the second shoot I did on Saturday. This session was in the evening and was at Basic H.S. We were able to use the football field and bleachers which was the perfect location, as she is on the Dance Squad and also a Cheerleader. Cindy (her mom) was on hand again to help out and I definitely appreciated it :) I had a long and busy day on Saturday, but loved every minute of it! Enjoy.

~Glenn B.

Favorite Image of the Week, part one

As a photographer, I often find myself at a loss for words, so posting images is hindered by my lack of writing. Seriously, I stress about what I should write and this results in fewer image posts... so I have decided to start a weekly (hopefully) tradition called the "Favorite Image of the Week". I will post an image or collection of images and then write briefly about why the image(s) was chosen, and maybe a little about the shoot of concept of the Image.

This week, I want to start with some current work, so the images are from a H.S. Portrait Session that happened this past Saturday morning! It was a fun shoot in Henderson, and actually... that evening I had a session with her older sister (look for those images soon). The concept was simple, bring out her personality and style in an environment that she felt comfortable in. She is a Softball player and a Cheerleader so we wanted to showcase those looks along with her personal style. She was awesome to work with and her mom was more than willing to assist with the shoot (thank you Cindy). Here are a few images for you to enjoy.
~ Glenn B.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I love what I do!... Family Portraits!

This weekend I headed up to Mount Charleston to do a Family Portrait with a great and existing client of mine. We met up at the Upper Lee Meadows and before we started shooting we were fortunate to witness 3 beautiful wild horses grazing in the early morning light. We found a few locations to shoot at and I love the images that came out from this session! It is an honor for me to think that we started working together when they were expecting their daughter almost 4 years ago, and now it's amazing to see her walking and talking and full of energy and life (this session found her with "smiles for miles"). I would love to personally thank you very much for braving the cold weather (it was in the 40's up there in the morning) and for your loyalty to me as your photographer over the years! I am booking for this Fall for Family Portrait Sessions and would love to create memories for you and your family to cherish. If you are interested in booking a session, or just want some more information, please email me: Also, the August edition of the Beyond Pairadice Studios Newsletter is out and available, just email: to be added to the mailing list.

~ Glenn B.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Zion National Park, my first trip :)

A week ago I had the pleasure of visiting Zion for a few days and nights for my very first time. This was also my Daughter's first trip to Zion and her first camping trip. Even though it was a little warmer than I expected, it was a great trip and I plan on returning in September to do the "Narrows" until my feet freeze off! Some of my favorite locations were "Weeping Rock" and the "Emerald Pools". My daughter is a budding photographer and she didnt seem to notice all of the hiking because of how majestic the surroundings were. I did venture up a few bends in the Narrows with my Daughter, but didn't make it to "Wall Street" or "the Subway" this trip. If you are in the area, and haven't had the opportunity to visit Zion yet, I definitely recommend it! If anyone in reading this is ALSO interested in doing the "Narrows" in September, email me at:

~ Glenn B.

** A view from Emerald Pools **

Monday, June 15, 2009

Walking Box Ranch Images

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to shoot at "Walking Box Ranch", and of course, I accepted! Walking Box Ranch was the former getaway for Clara Bow and Rex Bell in the 1930's, and currently there are plans for a huge restoration project at the site. Being able to capture the Ranch before the restoration in it's current state was truely an honor. Here are some images from the shoot...

more blog updates soon!

~ Glenn B.

Monday, May 11, 2009

From above the Vegas Skyline on a Sunday evening...

I decided to go to Lone Mountain and climb up to view the City from above. It was a full moon weekend and Sunday was my first opportunity to get away and just watch the Sunset and Moonrise above the City of lights. The hike was intense but well worth every wheeze as I found a nice ledge to sit down andd watch the ultimate Mother (Nature) do her thing to the Valley below. Of course I had my camera with me, and decided to attempt some Panoramics. I shot some taht were 9 images wide and some that were 22 images wide later that night, but the one that is included here is a 13 image Panoramic stitched together in Photoshop CS3. I can say that viewing it here compared to full size on my computer screen or better yet, from above the Valley on the Mountain is NO COMPARISON, but I am trying to share :) Have a great week!

~ Glenn B.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sometimes the perfect location to shoot is right outside the front door...

With the weather as perfect as it has been in Las Vegas lately, I decided to work out by the pool in my "Luxury Apartment" complex. I grabbed my laptop and headed for a cabana to get some work done and almost instantly it came to me... Photoshoot at the Pool! I envisioned eyes just barely out of the water, reflecting on the surface, and many other shots in the pool area. Since I had a lens die in the mddle of a shoot out at Lake Mojave with a model, I felt it only fitting to invite her back for a re-shoot with me. Her name is Crystalina, and she is the most sweet and beautiful model I have worked with in awhile. Her personality is just stellar and her sense of humor is twisted, so we got along just fine! Below I have added just a few images from this shoot, but plan on creating a gallery just for her on my Beyond Pairadice Studios site in the very near future! We have plans coming up to incorporate her beauty with an amazing natural landscape during a full moon in the next month, and I hope this is the first few of MANY shoots with her! She is very professional and a true pleasure to work with!

~ Glenn B.

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Gallery at Beyond Pairadice Studios site... "The Dreaming... Live at the Cheyenne Saloon"

A new gallery has been added to Beyond Pairadice Studios featuring my absolute favorite band, The Dreaming. This show was at the Cheyenne Saloon on December 13th, 2008. The venue had really poor lighting and the band added a strobe box on the stage, causing quite a challenge for photos, but I was able to overcome this with a 50mm lens that has a 1.8 f-stop (for dark situations). The concert was amazing because the band played an extended set that included quite a few Stabbing Westward songs (for those not in the know, the lead singer was the frontman for Stabbing Westward). I wish smaller venues would invest just a little bit in lighting. I think the bands and the fans would both benefit from the modest investment, and it would also work in the venue's favor, with more bookings and a better reputation for being "the" venue. Even Wasted Space in the Hard Rock and the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay could stand to improve their lighting situation (and the HOB could also use an acoustics overhaul). Until next time...

~ Glenn B.

New Gallery posted at Beyond Pairadice Studios... Model Malia

A new gallery was added to Beyond Pairadice Studios, and this time it is a new model, Malia. So far, we have shot 3 times and I look forward to many more sessions with her. She is very sweet and easy to work with... and very beautiful! Be on the lookout for more updates, as I plan on doing several this week. Stay tuned...

~ Glenn B.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

"NEW" Gallery posted at Beyond Pairadice Studios website

A "NEW" Gallery has been posted at The majority of the images in this gallery were from my first "all digital" shoot in 2005 at Huntington Beach with a Canon 20D camera. The model, Emily, lives in California and met with me on a cool afternoon in October at the pier. I was in the process of refiling all of my images and came across this disc, and couldn't believe that I hadn't posted the images previously. With the new filing and the going through of images, I should be posting some more galleries in the near future! Until then, please view this new gallery and post comments!

~ Glenn B

Friday, April 24, 2009

Earth Day at Redrock... (and a Rant about Littering)

I decided midway through Earth Day to spend the afternoon at Redrock and just admire a small corner of the Earth on a day that is designated "special" for the planet. As I was hiking around and taking a few shots here and there, I thought about the dramatic planet changes that could be made if everyone just did a little bit each day for the Earth, like not littering! There wasn't a large amount of debris out at Redrock, but a candy bar wrapper here, a lid to a Gatorade bottle there, and cigarette butts seemed to be everywhere. I am the first to admit that I do not recycle, but... I do know what a trash can is and what it's main function is in our society. Here are a few images from Redrock, including a Ladybug (there were bushes full of them!), I hope you enjoy them... and use a freakin' trash can! Seriously!

~ Glenn B.