Dave Brown: Photographer
Denver . San Francisco . NY

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Meredith Model Portfolio Work { Denver Photographer }

  When you’re as far behind on blogging as I am, you might as well get all the old stuff out the way.  Yes?  Ok good, glad we’re both on the same page. These shots are from a while ago as well.  Everyone say hello to Meredith, who is a local Denver model.  I’m not […]

Kaitlyn Playing with Black and White Film

To be honest these shots are pretty old. I shot them when I was on one of my big film kicks.  I get in those moods sometimes.  I love the way film looks.  I also just adore being able to shoot Polaroids, and be able to show them to the model right then.  It’s crazy […]

Lindsey Vonn Editorial and Cover for Rhapsody Magazine

  So this was certainly one of the bigger shoots that I did this year.  This was a full team effort, and I was so happy to get the chance to shoot a cover for a major publication like this.  Even better they wanted me to shoot a fashion editorial for the inside of the […]

Olive @ Wilhelmina

I really loved working on this shoot. We basically just wanted to capture some of that great summer bohemian look. This was another quick shoot. Really simple looks, and nothing complicated. I also wanted to work some more with doing light leaks and some free lensing on this shoot. I had found Olive on facebook, […]

Denver Photographer { Anna V Modeling Portfolio Work }

  Here are a few quick shots I did with a local denver model Anna. This was a really quick spur of the moment shoot. I basically just wanted to get behind my camera.  It had been too long.  In fairness too long for me is a few days.  When you love doing photography, it’s […]
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Commercial Photography

Well it's certainly been a crazy ride on this whole photography thing. My first client was a building downtown. Now while I was only tasked with taking pictures of the building, I learned early on that pleasing your client is of utmost importance. I took that first commercial gig as an opportunity to wow my client. I gave them shots that went above and beyond what they asked for. Initially they just wanted images that captured the building, but I took the time to stay late, and get really amazing images with a long shutter at night. This gave them a modern feel, and captured a bit of that city aspect. That's what I love about photography something can change so drastically from moment to moment. Sunlit, or at night, it's wildly different.

Portraits

After that first client, I started taking portraits, and that's where I truly fell in love. I loved hearing peoples stories, and trying to capture those on film. It's not an easy task, or one that I take lightly. It can take a few moments to get to know someone or a whole session. Either way it's a valuable part of any shoot. Learning about the person allows you to capture something deeper in their person. It allows you to peer past whatever shell they have up, and capture that inner person.

Senior Portraits

Engagement Photography

After I cut my teeth on some portraits of some friends, I wanted to try my hand at more commercial portraiture. I started shooting engagements. I was so excited to capture people in one of their happiest moments. Now that's not to say everyone is happy on their engagement session. No quite the contrary. I think some people learn that marriage isn't going to be as easy as they think it might on their engagement shoot. It's stressful, girls want to look their best for the camera, and guys,... well most of them don't care. Which certainly plays into watching some interesting dynamics. Now my job as a photographer is to capture them in spite of their feelings at that particular moment. Sometimes it even works out for the best when couples make up on a shoot.

Wedding Photography

Next I started shooting weddings. And boy was that an eye opener. I had always assumed that shooting weddings was easy, I mean how hard could it possibly be. I found out quite quickly that it's extremely hard. It's a long day, lots of emotion, high stress workplace. After a day of shooting a wedding I always feel like I had the crap kicked out of me. Now I absolutely love how great everyone looks, and that I get to capture images on that important day, but it's certainly stressful. I think any wedding photographer that doesn't take that seriously has either been shooting too long, or not long enough.

Food Photography

After I started shooting weddings I had the confidence to move my photography into other areas. The first up was food. Which I do love in it's own way. Now food doesn't have emotion, but it's nice to shoot something that doesn't move for a change. Normally I still get to do portraits when I shoot food, so I get to still hear the story behind the food. Sometimes the chef's are even more interesting than the food. They have back stories that are usually more interesting than a lot of people. One thing I've learned from taking portraits of chefs is that they had to work hard to get to the point where a professional photographer is taking their portraits. Basically the service industry is hard.

Corprate Headshots

Then I started getting more business clients. People who wanted head shots for their linkedin profile. Really interesting people. Some of them are just moving up, some of them have been at the top for years. It's always interesting seeing the different personalities that come when you've been running major companies. Sometimes shy in front of the camera, sometimes gruff, sometimes warmer than you would think. See what I mean I love hearing peoples stories. You can check out my commercial photography work here

Corporate Headshots

Fashion Photography

Last up was Fashion. My love. My one true love. Oh if I could just shoot fashion all day that would make me happy. I can't imagine a world where I'm not shooting fashion. It's really where my passion lies. Fashion allows me to still shoot characters, only their my characters. They're the characters that I dream up. In clothes that I pick, and models that I pick, lighting that I choose, backdrops, post. It's all in my control. Whatever story I want to tell that week I can tell it. I still get to meet people, and interact with them, but at the end of the day it's my vision. It's the vision I create that will be the final image. Now I still need to keep my client in mind, but they hired me because they want me to produce my vision in a new incarnation. That's a powerful endorsement. We like what you've done creatively so do it again! That's awesome, and anytime I book a fashion client it feels like approval of what I'm doing with my work.

Editorial Photography

I have to say when I first started I didn't think I'd ever be an editorial photographer, but as time went on I wanted to shoot more editorials. They are so interesting to me, because you have a chance to tell a story with your images. At first I have to say I didn't have many stories to tell, but over time, I realized that I was telling a story, I just wasn't putting them into editorials like I should be. After a while i realized that I should work on more. I started off working with just one model on a simple editorial about light. She was so great at moving that I knew that I had to capture her movement. From there it's been a rollercoaster of editorials. I created one that was the story of two runaways. Something that I always had in my head, initially though I simply didn't have the talent to pull off the shot that I had in my head. Once I had the talent though it was game over. Since then I've done all sorts of different editorials. Ones on film that I developed myself to spreads for major magazines. And while those spreads are wildly nerve racking they certainly do push me into new and uncharted territory. These shoots teach me that I still have a lot to learn with my photography and lots of new stories to tell with my photography. Something I'm super excited to be doing.

I shoots on location and at a professional photography studio located in Downtown Denver.

Also Serving: Arvada, Aurora, Avondale, Broomfield, Centennial, Denver, Englewood, Fort Collins, Golden, Greeley, Lafayette, Littleton, Longmont, Loveland, Pierce, Reunion, Wellington, Westminster, and other Colorado areas.

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