Thursday, February 26, 2009

Two quick things that made me smile today...

1. I completed the Spring 2009 Beyond Pairadice Newsletter! and it should be out this weekend... what? you aren't signed up to receive it? email me at: to be added to the email list (I promise it will be quarterly or monthly.. not daily spam)!

2. I found this video from a Nine Inch Nails show in Australia from THIS WEEK! it has an interesting camera perspective (from onstage) that I really love! Oh, and it was shot with a Canon 5Dii in full HD (yes a digital 35mm slr camera). Thus proving... Canon Rocks!

The NIN Video

more soon... I promise!

~~~ Glenn B.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Planning yet another trip to Death Valley...

This time I plan on being out there for 4 days and 3 nights! Of all of the desert locations I have seen around the Las Vegas area, Death Valley is my favorite. From the sand dunes near Stovepipe Wells, to the drive through Artist's loop, and just the complete serenity at night when the sands shift with a gentle song and every star visible in the sky is there it seems... just for me. Waking up before dawn to capture the sunrise at Zibriskie Point is just as breathtaking as watching the sunset at Dante's View overlooking the entire valley below. This year I have invited members from the Nevada Camera Club to come out and share in the beauty. What I think will make this trip exceptional has to do with the amounts of rain that has fallen in Death Valley in the last few months. If predicted correctly, there should be an amazing bloom of wildflowers this year and hopefully they will be in full bloom during our four day visit. The reports from the Ranger's station say it should be a great year to capture fields and fields of wildflowers throughout the park and in the surrounding area! I have gone to the park many times in the last few years, but this year I am hoping to see parts that I haven't visited before. Instead of camping at Furnace Creek, I intend to camp at Stovepipe Wells so I can explore the Panamint Mining area and hopefully trek out to the Racetrack and other spots on the opposite side of the park. Of course, no trip is complete without a visit to Scotty's Castle and the closeby Ubehebe Crater. This Death Valley trip is a journey for me, a time to just reflect on life and enjoy all of its beauty. The peaceful and often desolate surroundings are a way for me to find a "moment of clarity". Seeing the night sky keeps me reaching for the stars... Seeing the jagged crystals that make up Devil's Golf Course reminds me of how fragile life is... and staying in the park, if only as a visitor for a short time, is the ultimate life experience for this Photographer. Until next time...

Glenn Brogan
Beyond Pairadice Studios

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A long overdue update and big news!

Since my last posting, some significant things have been happening! A big step in my eyes, and the big news is that Beyond Pairadice Studios is now officially in the Perfect Wedding Guide! Please check out my page on their site and feel free to leave feedback! I am very excited about this as it is my first official ad and I look forward to it coming out in the Spring edition of the Perfect Wedding Guide.

I must apologize for not keeping this as current as I should. The lack of posting is mainly because I have been trying to meet some self-created goals, and somehow forgot to post, but that too will change as one of my NEW goals is to post at least weekly with the happenings of 2009. This will include updates to my Beyond Pairadice Studios site and this blog and eventually the Glenn Brogan Photography site (which I plan to have up and running by the end of the year). The images here are some of my favorites from some weddings I have recently done. Enjoy and keep checking back... I will be updating! :)

~~~ Glenn B.