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Doors Open Denver – 2015

Went out to Doors Open Denver and ended up going to the Bovine Metropolis Theatre.

Improv School

Improv School


When I set up my home theatre, I wanted to decorate it with something other than movie posters, so I have a picture of a theatre in it. In the past, I’ve only been able to take pictures of the outside of theatres, so Doors Open Denver provided a good opportunity to get inside one.

A bit about the Bovine Metropolis Theatre, in addition to being a theatre, it’s also a comedy school. For this picture, I had borrowed from a friend a 14-24 lens and used auto iso to make it easier to concentrate on the content of the photo itself.

I also went out to one of the guided tours at Doors Open Denver, where they spoke about the lighting at Union Station, the DaVita headquarters and the Millennium Bridge. The Doors Open Denver folks lost their primary sponsor, the City and County of Denver and it was only the guided tours and the volunteers that kept them running. The price of the tour was very minimal, and I recommend taking a tour next year.

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Night Photowalks – April

I was out with Efrain Cruz and his Illuminate Workshop Free Night Photowalk last weekend. There a certain camaraderie when you have a group of folks all focused on doing the same thing.  Efrain will usually put one of these photowalks together each month.

Indian Memorial

Indian Memorial

Here I was stuck my Indian Artwork with Denver City and County building in the background. This is probably not a viewpoint that would make Governor Evans happy.

We also did a bit of light painting in the park. Here we were using an off camera flash, triggered by different camera. You can also use continuous lights. My exposure here was about 8 seconds, so the surroundings were filled in by the ambient light.

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Beauty among Decay

A few years I went out with the Mentor Series to take a workshop about lighting in Philadelphia. We ended up one morning at Eastern State Penitentiary. Which was an interesting place to shoot.

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