Jul 29, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
- Can you emotionally and financially commit to paying an expert to criticize your work? This is the biggest consideration, as there are no refunds...
- Conversely, can you afford to continue doing what you've always done, especially if that means struggling to make a living?
- Are you ready to accept a dialog of criticism and be challenged with every new contribution you make to your new vision (every photographer's project of building a portfolio and marketing it will be different)?
- Can you let go of old habits and behaviors in order to get to your vision?
- Will you be able to go outside your comfort zone and address the issues that have kept you from doing this on your own? There are no good excuses when it comes to getting the work you need to do, done.
- Are you willing to be successful in spite of all odds? It is possible, but you must be willing to listen, follow instructions and complete assignments and be consistant. Remember, be careful what you wish for.
- Finally, if a consultant is out of your financial reach, and you are ready to commit to your own success, look into becoming a member the APA and signing on with Success Teams™, which has the following mission statement, "... to help each member of the team identify and clarify his or her own professional goals for success and accomplish them through encouragement, feedback, support and mutual accountability."
Jul 14, 2009
I've been creating more video lately in addition to the sports photography and commercial photography projects. The latest project is for a company called APX Alarm and is sort of a documentary of a new commercial office space they are building in Provo, Utah. A top interior architect has been on the project (Pollack Architecture based in San Francisco, California) and to say the least these guys do phenomenal work. I've been shooting with the 5D Mark II, which has been a blast. The final clip will be done toward the completion of the building (coming Oct. 2009). For now, here's a simple 2 shot 30 second teaser walking through the main floor of the building. These two shots were literally done in 10 minutes, and about the same for editing, so this is quick and dirty. No steadicam or other fancy equipment. The opening shot is really what's get me the most excited and several similar shots will appear in the final piece. Oh and check out all the still photography from the construction of the building at the Kevin Winzeler - APX Architecture photography . If you have a large monitor (24" plus) open a browser and click on the full 1080p HD video clip . I love having another creative outlet in shooting video!!
Jul 8, 2009
short track speed skating prior to the Olympics in just 7 months. While you're at it, check out
Katherine Reutter and her story during the upcoming 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games
(Winter). She is young, energetic, already a champion and super fun to work with.
Prior to our shoot she had put in a seriously long and painful workout and still came strong
with lot's of energy for the photos. Go Katherine!! We'll be pulling for you. Also a little shout out
to friends Jason and Ty Fredericks (w/ odd animation, Justin Thorstrom, Stephanie Winzeler and
Nate Biddle for producing, assisting and helping direct the shoot. And a special thanks to Jason
Thompson for filming and editing this short clip! (Check out J's grass routes food show for some
tasty eats here)
hi! my name is Katherine Reutter
and over the next several months I’ll
be telling you about my experiences as
an Olympic hopeful preparing for my
first Olympic Games.
i’ve been a competitive short-track
speedskater since 2005, but this year
is my first real shot at showing the
world what I’ve got on an Olympic
level. This year is very special to me
because my goal in skating is not to
go to the Olympics — or even to bring
home a medal — but to be the great-
est short tracker this world has ever
seen. The 2010 Games in Vancouver,
British Columbia, will be a monumen-
tal step toward achieving my goal.
preparation for these games
started many, many years ago. I first
moved to a training center in 2005,
when I was 16. I was the youngest and
a rookie among a group of veteran,
world-class athletes. I started training
at the same level they were at, going
from less than 10 hours per week to
about eight hours a day. With the extra
workload and my determination to
finish everything, the inevitable hap-
pened. After six months I was over-
trained and burned out with just a few
weeks to go before the 2006 Olympic
at olympic Trials, the first day is a
nine-lap time trial. The top 16 times
advance to compete for a spot on the
team. I was 17th by mere tenths of a
second. This was the beginning of my
journey toward learning everything
I could about this sport and how to
excel at it.
since then, every day has been an
opportunity to learn more. I’ve made
quite a few mistakes along the way,
but with the 2010 Olympic Trials 21/2
months away I feel like now it’s just
fine-tuning before I’m ready to show
the world what I’ve got.
summer training is like four-
months-of-hell week. Since the
beginning of May we’ve been doing
high-volume and intensity training (six
to eight hours a day) to build a base
to last us the whole season. Once the
competition season starts, the team
travels abroad for two weeks every
other month. Between tapering for rac-
es and recovering from flights and time
changes, there is very little time to
build strength in season so the name
of the game is maintenance.
The olympic Trials are in septem-
ber, which is four months earlier than
the U.S. Championships in a normal
year. This means all of our volume and
strength training is crammed into the
first two months of training so that we
can peak in September.
Training began in mid-april, and
our base training cycle is coming to
an end this week. Part of me is grate-
ful for the two months less of exhaus-
tion, but the other part of me wants to
performance for the whole sea-
son is based on how strong you get
in the summer. I’ve been fortunate
enough that I’ve already reached the
point in my training where I peaked at
last year, but that makes me wonder
how much stronger I could be if I had
just a few more months to prepare.
Either way, I’ve done everything I can
to make training optimal every day
this summer so I can start my season
knowing there’s nothing more I had to
as we enter into our preparation
cycle for olympic Trials and the
olympic season, I’ll keep you updated
on training, health and life in general
in the world of Olympic living. Kath-
erinereutter.com will also be up and
running soon if you’d like to check out
more frequent updates online.