Come get Lost in Iceland, and have the adventure of a lifetime!
“Ice-Land” is Actually Very LUSH! Iceland is fantastically beautiful and was named “Ice-land” to keep people from moving there. It has kept Iceland beautiful and untouched. That means there’s amazing photography moments, just waiting there for us.
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This Photo Tour is Open to Anyone Looking for Adventure, Amateurs and Professionals! I will coach you to amp your inner artist while we explore the most serene places on earth. Come be a part of and create breathtaking photographs!
Led By An Elite Team of Icelandic Locals! We will travel in style with an elite team of Iceland’s best local experts and photographers who know all the nooks and crannies! We will avoid the tacky tourist traps, and focus on the beautiful hidden oases. These images were taken by this very elite team. They are fantastic photographers, scenic guides, and will do everything to this a comfortable trip for you.
Come during the warmest part, July 15-21, 2012!
For more info, visit brycox.com/iceland and
I’d love to have you come along! This will be the adventure of a lifetime!
While speaking in Arkansas, a photographer friend of mine out there made arrangements for me and the group I was teaching to take some photographs in the early morning light at the Oaklawn race track. It was invigorating and fun because of the cold morning air and because photography is not normally allowed there. But with our special permission, we were able to get right up close and photograph the horses training. Here are a couple of my favorites.
This first image is so great when you look at it up close. The eyes are tack sharp and the blur in the image looks fantastic. It is all natural of course, no effects, no blurring – it’s all done in the camera. I especially like the horses position in the frame and the overall shape of his feet.
On all of these, I added my new custom edges that I’ve been working on. I really like the finished look of these images.
We had free reign of the areas that no one sees, including the back. So while walking through the back area, I photographed the stables.
As I was leaving, I photographed this tree, looking up against the sky using my Lensbaby shift lens to get a real optical blur around the edges. I love how it turned out!
If you’re in need of some really great images, whether it be some unique art for your wall or some custom family portraits, give me a call. Spring is here and it’s a great time to get in. 801-728-3317. And check out my main website too if you’re new to my work, BryCox.com.
I have so many things to blog about right now, but I’m so excited about these desert scenics I created last weekend in Southern Utah. I had this image in my mind of what I wanted, and passed many different mountain ranges because the clouds weren’t perfect. They would have just been a well executed photograph of beautiful scene, but nothing that would really grab you. But after some driving, we eventually did find this range with the perfect clouds and lighting! This image is my favorite, and I especially love how all the shapes and lines work together so well.
The line of the clouds, the angled rock in front, and the bush for balance in the bottom right corner — it all is so nice. And the detail in these images is incredible. Hopefully someday you’ll get to see them big where you can really get lost in them. I worry that small web versions just don’t do them justice.
On another day after a pretty hike up a ridge, we came across this valley at dusk. I originally shot this for black & white, but ended up liking it in color better. There was a cool wind blowing at us from this valley, and the scene was just surreal.
And here are some fun abstract vignettes taken near the first scenic. I really liked what the light was doing and thought these may work in a series of some kind. All of these images are finished with my new custom made edges that I’ve been working on too.
Soon I hope to have my online art store back up, and then I’ll offer some of these images on there. My store is down because I’ve been converting it to a new system and storefront which is taking longer than expected. But the new store should be better, more efficient and more versatile.
Would you like some new artwork for your home? Maybe some scenics like these or perhaps some new custom family portraits? Give me a call at 801-728-3317 and lets talk.
This last week I was one of the main vendors at the bridal show held at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake. It is always a great show. I look forward to it every year. Here is a look at my booth if you didn’t make it.
During the show, there was a beautiful snowstorm and I created some wonderful storm images of the Salt Lake Temple looking out the window. I created a few variations and I’m still deciding which one I like the best. Which ones do you like?
I’m also excited that all of these were processed out using my new duo-tone black & white effects that I recently created, and are finished with my new line of custom edges that I’ve been working on. I create and sell these effects and edges to photographers around the country when I speak to save them time and money. These are a part of my new line of effects. I really love how they look, especially with these images. I’ve also tried them with portraits and absolutely love it! I will post them on my blog soon.
After looking out the window, I had to step out for a couple images outside. Again, I shot two variations and can’t decide which one I like better. One is shot faster to catch the flakes in the air and the other is slower which creates some really cool diagonal lines. Both work for so many reasons.
Before running back in, I got a passing tourist to take a photo of me with my camera. I love the snow in the air, but hate that I’m out of focus. DANG!
Anyway, soon I’ll have those temple images ready to purchase in my art site. But until then, let me know which ones are your favorites.
What an honor it was to be apart of Gregory and Natalie’s wedding day love story. They are from Tennessee and flew in to Utah to get married here at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake. While dating, they had a great trip to Utah and decided it was the place for their romantic wedding.
Here are a couple page layouts from their final wedding album design. You can see the entire wedding album as a slideshow by clicking on any one of the pages.
The day started off with Natalie getting pampered in the Grand’s spa. Later, they began to get ready for the ceremony in their hotel room.
Keep in mind that these page layouts that you see here are actually double-page spreads. They fold in the middle, so you are really seeing two pages up at a time.
Later the ceremony began out on one of the balconies overlooking the beautiful city and Salt Lake valley.
Gregory and Natalie flew out of town for this wedding to be in a quiet and serene place away from everyone. This made it a very unique wedding to photograph because there weren’t crowds of people — just us, the couple and me. In fact, the hotel’s concierge and I were asked to be wedding witnesses. Here we are signing the papers.
After the ceremony, we went about creating fantastic and romantic images of the two of them. I love this double-page spread of the two of them kissing in the hotel’s courtyard.
We even walked around the streets of Salt Lake creating photographs for their album. And though Gregory and Natalie are not Mormon, they love the city and the beautify of the iconic temple in the center of town. So we stopped there to create a few images as well.
This was a wonderful and emotional day. I loved being apart of their day and spent a lot of time designing the absolute perfect wedding album for them. If you’d like to see their entire wedding album design as a slideshow, click here.