I will be displaying/selling my work at the Provo county building at at the corner of university and Main street, http://www.utahcounty.gov/CountyBldgMaps.asp On the 4th through the 5th of July from 10:00 to 6:00. Its part of the Freedom Festival that is held each year in Provo Utah. Great deals on some framed work will be available.
Its been 1 year since I opened up the Willie Holdman Photographs Gallery in Park City Utah. We have had great success! People are coming in from all over the world to view and collect a framed peice of art from mother nature and the Utah landscape. Thank you for being fans of my work. It’s very rewarding to see others appriciate the magic of nature as I do and I hope to continue on my journey of discovery with you all right there with me.
Spring is in the air! I can almost sense the change in seasons as the snow begins to melt into cascading waterfalls and meandering valley streams lined with mountain wildflowers. Soon we will be out there capturing its’ character and bueaty at our photography workshops. We have had lots of interest in our workshops this year from our gallery and they are starting to fill up. Read more about them.
Besides the above workshops I’m starting a new one next year. A 7 day river trip through the Grand Canyon! This will be a trip of a life time!
I thought it interesting that this was my most liked photograph on my fan page for last year. I hope to see some of you at the gallery, in a workshop, or just crossing paths in some remote wilderness area in the corners of Utah!
I had the chance to go to Oahu with the family. Of course I couldn’t pass up a Hawaii sunset! The atmospheric conditions were rather soft and lacked contrast so I selected the highlights in photoshop, did an inverse, then used the auto contrast function. It actually nailed it just right I though. It seems I am having a hard time keeping up with the facebook fan page and my blog. I seem to have more interest via facebook so that is where I usually post my new images before I get to putting them on my web site. Maybe I should spend more time on my blog?? But heck, I like to shoot to much!
I worked with Sharon Hamre on this calendar. It is 4″x14″ long vertical Pano format. This is the type of calendar that you can use forever. You can keep track of birthdays, anniversaries, special events each year, important dates, etc. It turned out Splendid! As of now they are offered in my gallery but I will soon have them on my web site for order. Sharon is also distributing them throughout the state and I will update on where you can pick one up.
Yes indeed! For one week only till the 15 of December I’m offering free shipping on my “Utah, Mountains to Deserts” book. That means I will Ship the book anywhere in the Continental US of A for no charge. When you check out just select the “No shipping/Local Pickup” under your shipping method and you will not be charged. The books will also be personally signed. Can you say Christmas Gift! I’ll do the same for my “Timpanogos” book.
I’m getting my “Utah, Mountains To Deserts” books in days. This means that you can now order online! Give the gift of beauty this year. The type of eye candy found in these pages will last a lifetime. Quite a bit longer than your other candy that makes you feel good for about 5 seconds then you regret it!
I just got 4 copies of my book, “Utah Mountains To Deserts” They look sweet! I’m letting companies personalize the first page with log/text, or whatever for a certain quantity ordered before I go to press the end of the month. They will make great corporate gifts for clients, workers, prospects, etc. Spread the word. I should have the real deal done end of august or so.
We had a great time in Lake Powell. The advantages of going to the lake for 15 years has given me much insight on the landscape on where to go and when. I only shot a couple of morning and evening shots because the sky and light was lacking in drama. I try to find places where reflected light can be utilized on cloudless skies such as slot canyons or reflections on water in the late afternoon. These reflection abstracts are truly one of a kind and can never be recreated which make them unique. I enjoy seeing different moods and combinations I can capture.
This last photograph in the slot canyon series is the best exposure from the trip in my opinion. The lighting was suburb, but wasn’t at first. I could see the path the sun was taking and knew if I waited about 1.3 hours it would be just perfect. The smooth hard gray rock was the perfect focal point as it lay at the bottom of the sandstone groove. Patience and foresight paid off.
Of course I had to use my daughter to model for me in this huge waterhole. Kind of surreal with her own private secluded water waterhole soaking up the sun.
I’ve included a couple others with reflections of buttes. One required a little scrambling to get up, not for the faint of heart to be sure. I hope you enjoy these, after all, eye candy is so much more rewarding than mouth candy don’t you think!