Ryan Borthick: Blog https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog en-us (C) Ryan Borthick (Ryan Borthick) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:08:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:08:00 GMT Puppy Playdate https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2017/6/puppy-playdate My roommates friend brought his dogs over this week including his new pup Honey Be. They so adorable playing in the back yard that the camera had to come out.

They both did a great job posing in between running around.

Big brother is having to have a lesson in some patience

But over all they're pretty good buddies.

If you want some photos of your dogs too please drop me a line, I lover pretty much any excuse to go run around with pups.


(Ryan Borthick) https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2017/6/puppy-playdate Sat, 03 Jun 2017 16:30:00 GMT
Lauren Michaels Band - Double Crossed Heart https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2017/5/lauren-michaels-band Last week was that album release party for The Lauren Michaels Bands "Double Crossed Heart." Earlier this year I got do do a couple shoots with her and she used one of my shots in her album artwork!

We did one shoot at one of my favorite places in Denver, El Chapultepec, and another in the green room and during their performance at The Stampede in Aurora.

I was pretty happy with how the shots came out and Lauren is a really sweet person. Go check out her CD available now.

(Ryan Borthick) https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2017/5/lauren-michaels-band Wed, 31 May 2017 19:08:58 GMT
Nerf gun project and product photography https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2017/2/nerf-gun-project-and-product-photography One of my oldest and dearest friends recently had a birthday and her family has been embroiled in a vicious Nerf war. She has been quite under equipped in this arms race but I felt she needed to win on style points too so I decided to paint her up a Nerf gun.

I have done some before for Halloween and it was pretty fun, but I also have been following Adam Savage from Mythbusters on the YouTube channel Tested, whom he's been working with. His pre Mythbusters life was as a premier Hollywood prop maker and he talks a lot about some of the tips and tricks from that industry on that channel. So I wanted to try some of those tricks out and do a nice photo set up, which I never got around to with my older Nerf projects.

It was a pretty involved paint job entailing pulling all the internals of the gun out and painting those in a way that wouldn't inhibit the guns function, I did want this to still be a viable play thing when it was done after all. By far though the weathering made the biggest difference in the end result, covering the inconsistencies in the masking between major colors.

Studio lighting set ups aren't exactly my forte so that was its own fun challenge. I previously did some on a shoot for Coors Brewing and I'm pretty happy with how both sets of photos came out given how infrequently I have to stretch those muscles.


I might do a more in depth on the lighting set up if anyone is interested so if that's the case drop a comment!


(Ryan Borthick) Nerf flash makers painting product weathering https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2017/2/nerf-gun-project-and-product-photography Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:05:20 GMT
The Nick Pauly Band https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2016/4/the-nick-pauly-band This last week I shot some photos and video with my old neighbor and friend Nick Pauly. Great guy and a fantastic singer and song writer. There's really not much else to say, as he says in the video the band will be playing soon so make sure to look them up and go see them play.

The Nick Pauly Band


The video myself and Marshall Craig produced is a little bit of a test of another greater project that Dane Vernon conceptualized and we have been making plans on so if you like it, hate it, or have suggestions, please let me know! Twitter @RyanBorthick


(Ryan Borthick) Band Colorado Documentary Local Music Native Singer Songwriter Video https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2016/4/the-nick-pauly-band Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:01:02 GMT
The Bard of Silicone Valley: Video Games as Storytelling https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2016/3/the-bard-of-silicone-valley-video-games-as-storytelling

(Ryan Borthick) https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2016/3/the-bard-of-silicone-valley-video-games-as-storytelling Thu, 17 Mar 2016 19:20:34 GMT
Dearfield Social Documentary Video https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2016/1/dearfield-social-documentary-video This is a video I worked on for class last semester. Like all group projects it was a massive uphill battle to finish but in the nick of time we manage to wrap it up.

(Ryan Borthick) Black History Colorado Documentary Dustbowl Greeley Northern Colorado Video https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2016/1/dearfield-social-documentary-video Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:01:22 GMT
HDR experiments https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2015/9/hdr-experiments Dearfield SunsetDearfield Sunset

Trying out a new technique for me. HDR has always been interesting to me as, if used correctly, can more accurately mimic the way you see a scene in real life. The science behind human vision has always fascinated me so this is a fun technique to play with.

(Ryan Borthick) HDR landscape sunset https://www.ryanborthick.com/blog/2015/9/hdr-experiments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:11:18 GMT