Archive for September, 2010

September 2010

Posted: 09/30/2010 in Webpost

My 15 Minutes – Episode Two of SHOOT! A Colorado Photographer’s Reality television show aired on September 28, 2010 and I received a whole lot more face time than expected. Episode Three airs on October 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM.  Episodes 1 & 2 can be viewed at * SHOOT! will air each Tuesday night at 7:30pm MNT on Channel 12 PBS-Denver ending with a season finale on October 26th, 2010.

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Tearsheet – The first in a series of posters, fliers and web posts benefiting the Denver affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure presented by Rockstarz and the Hard Rock Cafe. Megan Savage, Producer. Kristen Brooks, Creative Director.

Assignment/Behind the Scenes – Collaborated with my friend and colleague Jim Yost to produce still images and high definition video for General Electric.

Behind the Scenes – Attended the Premiere Party for  SHOOT! A Colorado Photographer’s Reality television show which premiered on Colorado 12 public television on September 21, 2010. * SHOOT! will air for six weeks each Tuesday at 7:30pm MNT ending with a season finale on October 26th, 2010.

some 100+ attended the premiere party at Casselman’s in Denver


Assignment/Behind the Scenes – One production issue that I am constantly running into with celebrities and professional athletes in an editorial situation (subject receives no compensation) is scheduling. No matter how close the magazines deadline or how desperate the ad agency is to receive images, the subjects health and obligations always comes first; as it should be. Feel better Foxy Brown. *Photo shoot with Pam Grier for Stern Magazine layout postponed due to illness.

Location Scouting – More location scouting for upcoming personal and commercial print & video projects. The defunct Gates Rubber Factory (top), Interstate 25 & South Broadway, Denver, CO and Headed West (bottom), 4811 South Broadway, Denver, CO.

graffiti artwork by _____

Location Scout/Production Meeting – Met with Christy Fitzpatrick, Melanie Blessant (salon owners), Clem Connolly (creative director) and Charlie Price (fashion designer & stylist) to discuss an upcoming Mile High Sports Magazine 2010 Snow Angels photo shoot for Antoine du Chez. I am so excited to be working with Antoine du Chez and Charlie Price, two of Denver’s finest, on this ten-page layout.
*Behind the Scenes video shall be posted after production.

Antoine du Chez – Cherry Creek

Assignment/Behind the Scenes/Tearsheet – Created high definition images of amnion for upcoming Allosource brochures. Handling amnion is a lot like playing with that Green Slime that kids like to hide in your couch and smear across your window blinds. Parents know the stuff. Photographing (lighting) amnion is not easy, but handling and holding amnion is much, much harder. Kudos to Jill Bagdasarian and Jim Yost for their ability to art direct and wrangle amnion at the same time.
*Final images shall be posted after publication.

Jill & Jim – The Set – Recent Allosource Brochure

Assignment/Behind the Scenes – Created group images, individual images and a short video clip of the 2011 Rockstarz, Miranda Meyer, Lindsey Judd, Taylor Peters, Kristen Hollyman, Jaclyn Conte, Lorin O’Toole, Brianna Mercer, Kristen Brooks and Megan Savage, for their 2011 publicity posters and website imagery. A special thank you to Tai Anderson for the MakeUp, Gabrielle Marshall and Sarah Schachterle for the Hair, Josh Rael, for the 6-pack of Stella Artois and to Demetrius Austin for all his assistance throughout the 8-hour day. Kristen Brooks & Megan Savage, Creative Directors. *Final images and videos shall be posted after publication and public release.

$25,000+ worth of photo, video and studio equipment

Image by Josh Rael

Assignment/Behind the Scenes – Created my 8th annual Nessett Family Portrait at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colorado. Cheesman Park must be the most photographed city park in the Denver-metro area. During the 90 minutes that I was at the park, I witnessed 3 wedding parties, 4 senior portraits, 3 family portraits and a number of couples snapping away with their point-&-shoots; some young hopeful was taping his America’s Got Talent video audition, as well. “I am waiting for people to walk through our background. Alright, is everyone ready?. Smile, 1, 2, … darn, alright, wait … wait.”
*Since this web post many colleagues have informed me that Millenium Park is twice as crowded as Cheesman Park on the weekends. Why? Because there are three times as many portrait and wedding photographers working today than just three years ago. Not surprising, since wedding and portrait photography has become the new second income for many people struggling to make-ends-meet. I’m a lawyer on the weekends.

a few other working photogs

Assignment/Behind the Scenes – Photographed my good friend’s daughter, Stephanie for her 2011 Senior Portrait. *Final images shall be posted after post production.

Update – I am finally updating DONCUDNEYPHOTO.COM with some new images and recent layouts. I still have a lot of images and tearsheets to edit-through, but I hope to have a final revision by September 21st, 2010 (the day SHOOT! A Colorado Photographer’s Reality premieres on television).

Assignment/Behind the Scenes – Created cover and feature images of Colorado’s Top 5 Most Influential Business Leaders Under 40 for the October 2010 issue of ColoradoBIZ Magazine. Ken could use a little makeup … or clear coat,  in his case. *Final layout will be posted after publication.


Promotion/Marketing – One of the better biographies written about me. Over the years, I’ve had a few good newsletter articles (ASMP), website posts (The Denver Egotist, The ADCD) and television interviews (Fox 31, Altitude) written or broadcast about me (DON CUDNEY PHOTO), but this BIO for the SHOOT! A Colorado Photographer’s Reality website is probably the best (short bio) to date. Thank you, Brad or Chad. *I am much more comfortable behind the camera than in front.

Assignment/Behind the Scenes – Created images of Bill Sullivan, CEO of Prologis for the October 2010 issue of CFO Magazine. ProLogis is a leading global provider of distribution facilities, with more than 475 million square feet of industrial space (44 million square meters) in markets across North America, Europe and Asia. *Final layout and more outtakes will be posted after publication.

Bill Sullivan Outtake

Accolade/Tearsheet – Created images and a video introduction of Quincy Amarikwa for the September 2010 issue of Mile High Sports Magazine. Every commercial photographer wants to see their artwork published on the cover of Communication Arts, Photo District News and a host of other industry publications; winning a plastic or paper award is pretty cool, as well, but for me pleasing my client is the most rewarding feeling of all. Yes, I can’t wait to see my images on the cover of CA and receive all those awards and big assignments with major advertising agencies and elite publications, but making sure my clients (the folks that pay my rent) are happy and satisfied is my number one priority. There are times when it is almost impossible to gauge your clients “happiness.” If they pay your invoice and hire you again, bingo…they like you and the last set of images that you supplied to them. Most of the time I will receive a “nice work” or a “great images” comment – out of courtesy , but it is a great ego boost – and believe me Art Buyers and Art Directors would rather bite off their foot than give you an ego boost – to hear that an Editor said something like, “one of the best photos we’ve ever run. Great job.”


Assignment/Tearsheet – Traveled to Aspen, Colorado to create images of Robert Cowen, Chief Financial Officer of Cannabis Science Incorporated for the September 2010 issue of CFO Magazine. To view the Behind-the-Scenes video click here


Assignment – Created images and a short video introduction of Gail Lindley, CEO of Denver Bookbinding Company for the September/October 2010 issue of NFIB My Business magazine. *Tearsheet will be posted asap.

Final Images

Assignment/Behind the Scenes – Traveled to Northern Colorado to create high-definition video of (name withheld) for Kraft Foods and
*Final video will be embedded after public release.

Archive/Tearsheet – Definitely one of the strangest products that I have ever photographed. The product? – basically a skateboard roller coaster! I honestly do not think this death trap ever made it onto the market. At least, I hope not! My client (bless him) believed that his product would help teach beginners how to skateboard. As an avid skateboarder of 40 years, I kept trying to convince my client that his product was going to injure or kill consumers instead of teach them; he had obviously never mastered the art and balance of skateboarding.