Misty Sprouse Photography: Blog http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Misty Sprouse Photography biteofcat@yahoo.com (Misty Sprouse Photography) Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:50:00 GMT Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:50:00 GMT http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v145/u459872152-o753522733-50.jpg Misty Sprouse Photography: Blog http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog 79 120 Modeling pictures of Tyra http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/modeling-pictures-of-tyra Had a chance to take more portraits of Tyra last month.  I have been wanting to do more work with color in my images and I was very pleased with the results.  I have another shoot this weekend with a musician from Denver and I plan to do some more along the lines as the ones below. 

In my early photography days I loved making colorful images so it is nice to get back to my roots so to speak. If you want to check out my older work here on my website click here.

Side note....are you following me on Instagram yet?  I tend to post more work on that page. https://www.instagram.com/mistypicscolorado/

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I went to Los Angeles http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/2/i-went-to-los-angeles I went to Los Angeles for a weekend photo seminar/workshop.   I like attending a seminar from time to time as it is a nice way to motivate yourself to do more things.  I also got a chance  to photograph a musicians while I was there and I have a new list of gear I want to purchase!

Nikki Misery, MyChildren MyBride, Ace Von Johnson 

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Friday Night shoot http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/friday-night-shoot Spent Friday night hanging out with some other photographers and a model. Had some fun taking these images of Sydney. 

I haven't been posting too much because I have been working on my portfolio.  I have about 24 printed 11x14 images on the way for my print portfolio.  I have a portfolio review at a photo workshop in Los Angeles in 2 weeks so I am in the last minute push to get everything ready!  Can't wait to show you what I shot when I get back from Los Angeles so stay tuned. :)

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Lots of shoots going on http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/lots-of-shoots-going-on Few images from the last week or so.  Been trying to take advantage of the nicer weather before winter starts.

Doing an attempt at a music video 2 days this coming week.  Video is a challenge for me so wish me luck as it could be used on a bigger music magazines website. 

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All about the bass player http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/all-about-the-bass-player Shoot with bass player Bundy of Seven Days Lost and Myth of Creation last night.  I have had shooting at this location on my list for 1-2 years and even had a few no shows when I did try to shoot there. Was nice to finally test out some ideas that have been in my head for a long while.  Did some experimenting with in camera effects and some were interesting(2nd image down). 

I did have troubles with getting my studio lights to fire so I am buying the rest of the items I need to upgrade so that won't happen again!

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Fun with a drummer and some water http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/fun-with-a-drummer-and-some-water The nice thing about having a drummer(Brundun with Goatsilk) who lives in your town is calling him up when you have a crazy idea. Had this idea in my head for awhile now but took awhile to get it worked out with our schedules and the weather in the evenings.  Getting pretty cold in the evenings so this was a fast shoot so he didn't freeze too much. My mother and father were my two assistants on this shoot and I do have to say my mom couldn't stop laughing while she was spraying the water.  She has known Brandun since we were little kids. :)

Still a few things I learned and will try differently in the future.  I have another drummer lined up for this one but it may have to wait until next Spring/Summer when the temps are warmer again. 

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Another band photos feature in The Pit Magazine! http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/another-band-photos-feature-in-the-pit-magazine Had another set of images from a concert make it into The Pit Magazine. This time it was for Pueblo, Colorado band Myth of Creation. Check out the link!

http://thepitmagazine.com/myth-creation-sunshine-studios-colorado-springs-co-9-21-16/

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Wednesday 13 feature on The Pit Magazine http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/wednesday-13-feature-on-the-pit-magazine Wednesday 13Wednesday 13Photos of Wednesday 13 live at Sunshine Studios in Colorado Springs, Colorado

First time being contributing to an online magazine!  Check out my review and gallery of the Wednesday 13 show at Sunshine Studios in Colorado Springs, CO on 9/14/2016 in The Pit Magazine.

http://thepitmagazine.com/wednesday-13-sunshine-studios-colorado-springs-co-9-14-16/

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Still rocking my creative projects. http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/still-rocking-my-creative-projects This year I decided to really work on doing more creative shoots where I have total freedom.  Up next was a shoot with Michael Stahl(Tomb Throne) that has been in the planning phase since about February.  Worked on making a set this time including making a tree forest, digging a pit for water and I used about 4 bags of ashes for the main floor area.  Had the body painter Sara Crow come down from Denver to give the shoot a little something extra.  Shoot went amazing and I am very pleased with the images.  This was a 3 light set-up which I had planned to make 4 lights but my brand new light stand decided to break so had to give up on one light. 

Seems like this summer I am all about shoots having to do with water.  Still a few more up my sleeve to work on just have to hurry and get them done before the Colorado cold takes over. 

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Creative project again! http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/creative-project-again Took an image from my last shoot with musician Tomb Throne and played around with it some in photoshop. I have been wanting to try out doing a glow ball and I thought that concept just might work with this image.    

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Live band photography http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/live-band-photography Took pictures at a few recent concerts including Vampires Everywhere, Motograter and Wednesday 13. 

My live shooting skills are improving and I am nailing the focus more which can be hard during live events.  I am also experimenting more with exposure so some have a darker feel.  I wasn't much on living shooting as I prefer working with studio lights instead but I have to say I am starting to enjoy it more and more. 

Here are a few recent images. Check out the new Band Photography gallery for more.

MotograterMotograterMotograter band live at Sunshine Studios, Colorado Springs, CO

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Long time no post right? http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/long-time-no-post-right I haven't done a blog post in ages.  Had a glitch with my other website that I store images on and took me a few to get around to working on it. 

So since I last posted I had 3 more images make it into a magazine.  3 images of Laci and 1 of Alexis made it into FTP Magazine!  See below for the tear sheets.  

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I am featured on Dark Beauty Magazine today! http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/4/i-am-featured-on-dark-beauty-magazine-today I have been keeping this a secret for a few months now and the wait was killing me!  I am featured on Dark Beauty Magazine today. Click the link to check it out.  https://www.facebook.com/darkbeautymag/photos/a.108425552545714.21069.107179966003606/992408797480714/?type=3

 

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Big things are happening! http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/big-things-are-happening Few more from the last shoot with Michael Stahl(Tomb Thone).  Been getting really good feedback on these images. They do say do what you love and it will show and I have to say that is true.  Big things are in the works in the near future for one of these two images but I can't tell just yet.  Also, in the works of planning a bigger creative shoot when the weather warms up some more. Colorado winter is killing me!!! :)

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Creative Photo Shoot with Tomb Throne #2 http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/2/creative-photo-shoot-with-tomb-throne-2 Had another shoot with musician Tomb Throne this weekend.  This one was more just for me and letting me be creative and experiment with lighting and poses.  Been trying to get back to some of my earlier roots from when I started in photography 20 years ago. (Click the personal work link at the top of the page if you want to see older work) I have to say I really enjoyed this shoot and felt some of my old self returning.  Sometimes it can be so freeing not to have an exact end goal or client you are creating images for, having the freedom just to create art is amazing! 
 

Here is the first one I edited.  I know this won't be everyone's cup of tea. :)

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First pictures of the year http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/1/new-portraits So I have been out for the count most of the month due to a nasty ear infection. I did attend a photographers meet-up on Saturday night where I took these two portraits below.  

Took my camera to the repair shop yesterday for a good cleaning and I have a new light to test when the camera is back from the shop.  I can't wait to test this new light out and show you the results!

 

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Christmas Bokeh Photos http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/12/christmas-bokeh-photos Did some work in the studio with some other photographers on Saturday night.  Worked on taking some Christmas images with blurry(bokeh) backgrounds.  Even did some where I turned the background circles into to shapes(all done in camera) see bottom image for example. Ended up getting a few really nice ones that I will use for stock photography.

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Still processing creative images http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/still-processing-creative-images I am still processing all the images I took of musician Tomb Throne. I am having so much fun with these as I have to say having no rules really allows the creativity to flow.  I forgot back in my darkroom printing days I use to do really high contrast images, so I tried to do a few of those with these images.  I also worked on a few more composite images including the first image below.  I shot that background image about 2 months ago while out looking for fall colors. 

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Creative shoot http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/creative-shoot This last weekend I worked on some more creative images of Mike aka Tomb Throne. Having fun getting back in touch with doing more creative lighting which I did many years ago but haven't been working on till recently.   The second one was a composite image that was shot on a white background and then cut out and placed on an abandoned mine image I took a few months back.

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Studio Band Pictures http://mistyphoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/11/studio-band-pictures Today's post is one that traces back to the start of my photography journey. I went to photography school with the plan of doing band promotional photos for cd covers, posters and so on.  After I graduated from photo school I moved out to Los Angeles where all the bands are.  Well I learned pretty quick that most bands didn't have money and back then it was really hard to work for free due to the costs involved with buying film and having it processed and printed.  Going in the hole for most shoots wasn't ideal. 

So I ended up deciding if I was going to work for free I was going to work on experimenting and trying out all kinds of different things with lighting and such.  This lead to some of my most creative work and helped me figure out my photographic style.  If you want to see some of that journey check out the personal work section of my website.

Fast forward to present day where I decided for fun I would shoot a local band.  I had 4 hours of time in a local studio that I could use so I invited the members of Goatsilk to stop in.  Had a blast taking pictures of them and I ended up making one into a composite image.  Recognize this background image I used on a previous practice composite image!?!? 

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