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Bry Cox in Professional Photographer Magazine with Anne Geddes, Lindsay Adler, & Ben Shirk

Hey, who’s that in Professional Photographer Magazine with Anne GeddesLindsay Adler, and Ben Shirk? Well PPA (Professional Photographers of America) has been working on better copyright legislation to protect portrait photographers, and as part of that effort, they have a two page spread in this month’s magazine talking about the issue with quotes from all four of us.

I had previously created this video for photographers I train to help raise awareness with the photographic community.

If you’re a visual artist or otherwise just want to join in and help get this legislation passed, visit PPA.com/grassroots or PPA.com/advocacy. And here is how the magazine article reads if you’d like to understand more.

You can see more photography work of Anne Geddes, Lindsay Adler, and Ben Shirk with these links…

If you’re a professional photographer, check out this month’s magazine. It should be arriving now. Here is the cover.

And here’s the two-page spread.

And until next time, America.

Utah’s Adoption Exchange Heart Gallery on KSL News

Utah’s Adoption Exchange had it’s Heart Gallery opening Wednesday night at the Utah State Capitol. I wasn’t going to post about it publicly, but since it was on KSL News and people have been messaging me about it, I’ll mention it briefly here and then let you read more about it on KSL if you’d like.

For the last few months, some professional photographers including myself have been photographing kids in the Utah foster care program who tend to be older and often overlooked for adoption. It is a wonderful cause and especially good for the kids.

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Having been a portrait photographer for so many years, I really believe in the power of a great portrait. People need great portraits of themselves, and it’s not about ego or esteem or being in love with yourself, but instead it’s about seeing your self-worth.

It is good to regularly see a great portrait of yourself, something that isn’t overly retouched or covered in effects, but instead is real and honest. A great portrait should capture the sparkle and light in you and make you feel good about who you are when you see it. That’s why I said yes to this program. I especially love to photograph children, and this was a great opportunity to share with some specific kids at a very formable age, a new perspective as to who they are inside.

There are many ways to help, and I think this is a powerful one. Imagine a child for instance that usually avoids eye contact and rarely smiles, but then is given a powerful photograph of themselves that they see every day. And in that photograph they see a different perspective of themselves and they know on some level is a true version of who they are. They know nothing is fake about the photo, and looking at it they see a version of themselves looking confident, have unwavering eye contact, and smiling with a glow and sparkle in their eye.

I know seeing an image like that speaks volumes to the subconscious and helps with identity and self-worth. I’ve had past clients tell me this very thing for years, sharing stories about their child I photographed, sometimes a high school senior who came out of his/her shell after our photo shoot, or of girls who had gotten married or their dating life surged because of the new-found confidence and new way of seeing themselves after our shoot.

I hope that that these kids we photographed for this adoption project will see themselves in a new light too, and that the families looking to adopt can see them in a brighter light as well.

I’m grateful to have been able to help with this project. If you’d like to see more about it, here is a link to the KSL news story, and here are links to the Utah Adoption Exchange and specifically the Heart Gallery photographs. (And above is the video clip from KSL’s news broadcast that should play by clicking on it.)

Until next time, America.

Bry Cox on Faces of PPA

It’s an honor to be featured this week in the ‘Faces of PPA‘ gallery. It showcases photographers from all over.

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As part of the process, they ask some questions, and then they pick through your answers for a few bubbles to go over your image. It was fun project and I appreciate being a member of PPA. It has helped me immensely, and it was nice to reminisce about times and places and where my career has taken me, particularly when it comes to my partnership with the PPA (Professional Photographers of America).

I specifically shot this image (Artist of Light) for use in the PPA magazine as well as for my tutorial lighting DVD for photographers, which is why I shot it vertical. I wanted an image that said I was an artist of light, and the thought came to me to be lighting myself. I could imagine the entire image down to the details, including the location, the time of night, the different colored lights, etc. It took a bit to load that gear out there, but I really love how the image turned out.

I would like to thank the PPA for this, and would like to remind any photographers out there to come to the national convention coming up during the first part of February in Nashville. I’ll be speaking there so be sure to come see. Here’s a quick video about that.

And until next time, America.

Kendra Lowe Featured on Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Blog

My friend Kendra Lowe is featured today on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir blog. The opening photo is the image I created for her, to be used in exactly this way, for musical bios and write-ups.

It’s quite an honor for her to be featured by the choir, as it is world-famous. Founded in 1947, it is a 360-member, all-volunteer choir, part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Called “America’s Choir” by President Ronald Reagan, the choir is completely self-funded, recording albums for support.

Kendra has performed with the Choir before, and on June 24, 2014 Kendra will accompany David Archuleta for a worldwide live Facebook chat.

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Kendra is a good friend of mine and a great musician. She’s a full time composer, arranger, and performer, and she plays multiple instruments like the piano, banjo, and violin exceptionally well. She has perfect pitch, she performed with the Utah Symphony at age 6, was the Assistant Executive Director of Utah’s Stadium of Fire show, toured with David Archuleta (of American Idol fame), and is a constant studio musician.

We really had a great time during this photo shoot and the image above is one of my favorites from the shoot. In fact, I actually posted about this shoot on my blog at the time and you can see it here, but here are some of my other favorites.

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If you need something more than the normal photograph, and instead desire some iconic images that also tell a story of who you are, then give me a call. I’d love to create something wonderful for you. 801-728-3317.

And until next time, America.

 

 

 

My “Isle of Light” Lighthouse Image Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine, April 2014 Issue

My lighthouse image Isle of Light, is featured in this month’s Professional Photographer Magazine. The magazine features a few images that did well at national competition, and shares the story of how those images were made.

Here is how it looks in the magazine.

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I created this image while speaking on the East Coast after getting bumped from a flight. It was also selected to be in the PPA Loan Collection Book after scoring well at nationals.

This image is available on my art site in various sizes and finishes, if you’d like it for your home or business entry.

Professional Photographer Magazine is a publication that goes out to all professional photographers throughout the US as well as other parts of the world. If you’re photographer, you’ll find this on page 20. Here is the double-page spread.

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It’s always an honor to be asked to be in this magazine, and this image is one of my top favorite lighthouse images I’ve created too. I’m glad they love and appreciate it and wanted to showcase it.

Until next time, America.

My Lighthouse Image Featured in PPA Loan Collection Art Book

My lighthouse image, “Isle of Light” scored so well last year, that it is now featured in the PPA’s Loan Collection Book that just came out.

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The “Loan Collection” is a group of the highest scoring images (about 7%), that go on loan to the PPA for a traveling exhibit. The loan images are all published in a book each year, and my copy of the book just arrived.

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It’s always a great honor to get a Loan print and add another Loan Collection book to my collection. This image will also soon be featured in a magazine article on it’s creation, which I will post when it is made public.

You can also purchase this image from my Scenic/Art store here if you’d like a beautiful canvas to display in your home or even office entry.

Until next time, America.

My Painting of Annie Featured in Meridian Magazine

This week, one of my images was featured in Meridian Magazine. They interviewed my friend Annie Rosevear about her band, “Annie Romance” which she left in order to pursue a music career in LA. Before she moved, she came in to the studio and we created some images for her to use in her promotion, and from that shoot I created this painting, the image featured by Meridian.

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And if you’d like one of my custom portraits and/or paintings, give me a call and let’s get it started now so it can be finished for Christmas. 801-728-3317

Until next time, America.

Pictureline Blog Article – Model Shoot Testing Rogue Flash Gear

About a week ago, I told you I had a cool shoot to share. Well this is it. Pictureline, which is my favorite camera store in the country, asked me to review the Rogue line of flash diffusers for a blog article. I tested the pieces by taking a model out to shoot in high-bright sun, low sun, bright shade, and deep shade.

See the images I created along with my setups in the article today at http://www.pictureline.com/blog/rogue-flashbender-review-and-giveaway-with-bry-cox/

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I want to thank Pictureline for asking me to do this. They are a fantastic store with a fantastic staff. Being a photographer, random people are always asking me what camera or lens they should buy. Though I may share my opinions, there really are too many options now for consumers, especially those who are not full-time pros. The best place to get advice and to buy any gear whether you’re a pro or not, is at Pictureline in Salt Lake. Even if you live further away, they are still the best place. If you go there, you’ll see why it’s my favorite store.

Well until next time, America.

Bry Cox Image of KUTV Anchors Used in Salt Lake Tribune

One of the images I just shot for KUTV a few days ago was just used in the Salt Lake Tribune for a story about KUTV winning the November 2012 sweeps.

It’s always fun to see these guys and work with them. I’ve photographed them a number of times both for the station as well as doing personal shoots for them over the years. Some of my favorite shoots have been Shauna Lake’s family and her cute boys as well as Matt Gephardt’s incredible wedding in Cabo San Lucas.

For this recent gig, I shot their entire staff of anchors, reporters, and weather teams, and all the various combinations of individuals and groups for their morning, afternoon and evening teams, both inside and outside. The images I created will be used for all their signs, printing, and web use, as well as various TV promos for the next year or so.

I’ll post more from the shoot later, but for now I wanted to wish everyone at KUTV 2 a big congratulations on winning the November sweeps.

If you’d like to read the Salt Lake Tribune article on their big win, I’ve linked it here:
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/55325826-223/channel-kutv-ratings-news.html.csp

Until next time, America!

Bry Cox, Featured Article in Texas Professional Photographer Magazine, Oct-Nov 2012

Are you a professional photographer in Texas? Check your current copy of Texas Professional Photographer Magazine for an article I wrote, called “Preparedness & Optimism – Dealing with Uncertain Times Ahead.”

Here’s what the cover looks like…

…And here is my article.

For more articles and info for photographers, see my workshop site at BryCoxWORKSHOPS.com and come see me speak in Texas for an entire week in April 2013. Details are on my workshop site.

Until next time, America.

Bry Cox Interviewed and Featured in Professional Photographer Magazine, October 2012 Issue

I was interviewed by Professional Photographer Magazine, a publication that goes out to all professional photographers throughout the US as well as other parts of the world as well. That interview is now out in the current October 2012 issue.

This is the cover (image is not by me), and below are some screen shots of my article where all the images are mine.

The article is humorously titled, “The Anti-Specialist” because where most photographers need to focus on one niche or another to succeed, my particular specialty has been to focus on exquisite lighting and emotion. I mix technical proficiency with a unique style of creativity to develop images that tell a story of the person being photographed, and hopefully makes the viewer feel like they know the person. It’s a uncommon approach that allows me to photograph a mix of genres well, like families, children, weddings, and even celebrities and VIPs.

For the opening spread, the magazine chose my images of Linda Rondstadt and Olympic Gold-Medalist, Rulon Gardner.

The last image used, is of 90 year old sax player, Joe McQueen. Interestingly, this is the second time this magazine has asked to use this image. I can see why as it really is one of my favorite portraits. It shows dramatically what exquisite lighting and emotion can do to make an image unique and inviting.

I really appreciate and feel honored to have been interviewed for the magazine, and I love the direction they took with the article. I hope other professional photographers find it interesting and helpful.

Well, until next time, America. 🙂

Bry Cox on the Back of Zion’s Bank Community Magazine

Hitting 60,000 mailboxes right now is the Sep-Oct Edition of Community Magazine by Zion’s Bank. On the back is a full-page Pictureline ad featuring me and one of my favorite images.

There is a caption next to my photo. It’s my testimonial of Pictureline that reads:

When I started my studio seventeen years ago, pictureline was there to support me. The store is clean and aesthetically pleasing, and the staff is very knowledgeable. They’ve made my business and priority, and because of that I consider them friends and I value their advice.

There’s nothing that compares to holding and trying new cameras or equipment out first hand, and buying locally will ensure that I get the very best quality and support possible. We’re lucky to have pictureline in our backyard. – Bry Cox

The image chosen for the ad was from a fantastic and exciting shoot that I previously posted here on my blog, and below here is a video showing the entire shoot. You really need to see this video. Every single image is amazing.

If you get this magazine, make sure you turn it over and take a look at this. I really love this photograph and it was a real honor to be asked to be apart of this ad. I love photography, the entire photographic industry, and Jens not only has an amazing store, but he’s a great supporter of photographers and the industry. I really appreciate being associated with Pictureline and I hope that this ad does well for them.