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My Passion & My Work

Hey there and welcome to the Blueye Photography blog. My name is Troy and I'm a wedding and portrait photographer located in Austin Texas. I love making photos that are real... real moments, real smiles, real love. I'm not sure that I can put my photography style into a single category, but you can be sure that I'm looking for the best light and the most creative angles I can.

In my blog you'll find everything from sneak peeks of client sessions to personal information. My life is (almost) an open book and I like to share as much as I can. Most entries will include photos... this is a photographers blog after all. I also love feedback about my photography/posts/website/life so please comment as much as you like. I read them all and try to respond to each and every one.

After you've read through some posts and gotten to know a bit about me feel free to check out my portfolio site using the portfolio link above. The blog is updated more frequently than my site, but you won't want to miss checking out my portfolio either.

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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Coupland, TX

It’s been a while since I’ve just gone out and shot for the heck of it and while I can’t say that this trip was really just for the heck of it (I was scouting for an upcoming wedding) it really gave me an opportunity just to shoot for me and have a little fun. Thanks to Thao for coming along and hanging out with me. Here are some of my favorite photos of the day. You can view the complete set I posted on Facebook (there’s a link at the bottom of the post).

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15 days!?!

Has it really been 15 days since my last blog post? Shame on me :-( Things have been busy around here (filling print orders, cleaning around the house, scheduling future sessions, and working on albums) and I’m in a bit of a lull when it comes to shooting lately so I haven’t had that much to blog about… buuuuuuuuut I’ve got a topic that I would love some feedback about so hopefully you, oh-so-fabulous-blog-reader, will leave me a comment with your opinion.

The lease on my VW Jetta is up in a few months and I need to start looking for a new car. I’ve informally narrowed the field down to 4 contenders. My criteria:

  1. Must be stylish
  2. Must be reliable
  3. Must have utility (no small cars, but also no monster SUV/Truck either)
  4. Must have 4 doors min (hatch backs are commonly referred to as 5 doors)
  5. Must be automatic (my current car is a stick, but I’m kind of tired of it now… again)
  6. Must have a good stereo option (I love listening to music while I drive)

And here are the 4 cars I have it down to (in the order of preference at this moment in time):

  1. Toyota Venza
    Pros: Great style, great reviews, excellent engine, Toyota reliability
    Cons: Can’t really find any
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  2. VW Passat Wagon
    Pros: Okay style (can be pepped up with options), German engineering (I’ve owned 4 VWs)
    Cons: It really is a station wagon
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  3. Audi A3
    Pros: Audi quality, sportier than Passat, good gas mileage, new styling is eye catching
    Cons: Smallest of the 4 contenders
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  4. GMC Acadia
    Pros: Lots of utility, good looking for an SUV, lots of options
    Cons: GM is pretty much bankrupt
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So what do you think? Leave me a comment and help me decide. I’m planning on starting my test drive runs this weekend.

In case you are wondering what other cars I thought about here’s a quick list that didn’t make the cut:
VW Tiguan, Infiniti G35, Nissan Altima, Saturn Outlook, Nissan Murano, Nissan Titan, BMW X5, Acura MDX/RDX, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Ford Edge

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