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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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Category Archives: Travels

A Relaxing Weekend

Melanie and I spent this past weekend at a lake house in Kingsland, TX on lake LBJ… just relaxing from the normal pace of our lives. This was a much needed weekend retreat since I’ve got sessions booked for the next 5 weekends. In addition to relaxing it was also fun to shoot just for the heck of it. Anyway, enough babbling… on to the photos.

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The weekend ends :(

Another weekend comes to a close and I find myself wishing I had more hours before the work week begins. We had a busy weekend… Friday evening we drove up to Dallas to visit with Holly and Matt, Saturday afternoon we drove back and had Katie over to celebrate her birthday (I grilled up some food and we hung out and played the Wii), today we slept in and did some shopping, and I worked on photo processing tonight. Even doing all of that I feel like I need one more day to really feel like I’ve accomplished something. Anyway, good luck to y’all as you dive into the new work week.

On a side note I’ve been a bad son lately and haven’t been calling my Mom as often as I should. You can bet there will be a call made tomorrow night :)

Here are 2 photos of Bella and I from our little road trip on Saturday. Enjoy.

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Vegas Redux

What an amazing, uplifting, challenging, rewarding, emotional, much-needed, fun, tiring, AWESOME trip! I could probably come up with another 50 words to describe the trip to Vegas. I had high hopes for Sin City and my expectations were exceeded. Going to Vegas with a host of other cool photographers made the city that much cooler and I’m already looking forward to next year’s trip. I’m going to try to make this post as comprehensive as possible so it will be verbose, but I’ll spice it up with a few photos to keep you interested.

Before I start my book I want to acknowledge all of the amazing photographers I met and heard speak while in Vegas. Y’all made the trip worth it and I hope to keep in touch with many of you:
Chenin Boutwell – www.boutwellstudio.com
Doug Boutwell – www.boutwellstudio.com/dougb/
John and Dalisa Cooper – www.altf.com
Heather Owens – www.photosbyheatherowens.com
Jen Lowe – www.jlowephotos.com
Ronnie Ruiz – www.ronnieruiz.com
Leon Li – www.leonliphotography.com
Michelle Ocampo – www.michelleocampophotography.com
Denise Hoogland – www.modephotographers.com
Jay Tsai – www.jaytsaiphotography.com
Josh Solar – www.joshsolarphoto.com
Coralee Penner – www.redphotoco.com
Jeffrey Neal – www.jnpstudios.com
Eliesa – www.photogen-inc.com
Mike Colon – www.mikecolon.com
Becker – www.thebecker.com
Doug Box – www.dougbox.com
Jerry Ghionis – www.jerryghionis.com
Jesh de Rox – www.jeshderox.com
Alycia Alvarez – www.alyciaalvarez.com
Jason Cohen – www.jasoncohenphoto.com
Jason Domingues – www.dominguesphotography.com
Nick Collins – www.nphocusphotography.com
Rob Greer – www.robgreer.com
Jennifer Longaway – www.longawaypix.com
Garrett Elliott – www.garrettelliott.com

My reasoning for going to Vegas was two fold: to attend the Anti Workshop and to attend the WPPI 2008 convention. My goals were simple: break out of my shell with the workshop and get a creative kick in the pants, meet as many photographers as possible, and learn, learn, learn. I can easily say that I accomplished every goal. Here’s a breakdown of the trip.

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Yay… more photos :-)

Wow… okay… quick catch up and then I need to get some sleep (the 8:30am class is going to be tough to get up for).A couple of photos from the Fremont Street area.

Yesterday was the end of the Anti Workshop and we had a great time watching and shooting with Chenin, John, and Doug at the Neon Boneyard here in Vegas. The workshop was awesome and I’m very thankful that the Boutwell’s and Cooper’s put this on each year. I had fun taking pictures of the group, the signs, and the instructors so here are a few of the ones I took.

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Vegas, baby!

I’m going to make this a short entry because it’s late and I’m tired. We made it to Vegas safely yesterday and the first day of the workshop went well. I picked up a bunch of good information and we did a fun shooting exercise with a Polaroid camera and cardboard cut-out of Elvis. We had a lot of fun with that exercise. We’ll find out which team won tomorrow.Tonight Melanie and I went to dinner at the Top of the World restaurant at the top of the Stratosphere tonight and it was truly an experience. Great food and great view. Here are some photos from tonight. Enjoy.

The view from the top looking down over the Strip.

This is one of the 3 crazy rides they have at the top of the Stratosphere. This one hung you out over the edge and spun you for about a minute. C-R-A-Z-Y!!

Melanie with the Strip in the background.

One of the other rides. This one shot you up another 100 feet or so above the observation deck. Basically the highest point in all of Las Vegas.

From below… the star looking thing is the spinning ride.

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