"Yea, all which it inherit - shall dissolve, and like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on - and our little life is rounded with a sleep." Tempest Act 4 William Shakespeare

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


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One of my favorite portraits. This one is from a series of images I made of Anjuli for her senior pix.
I don't know how this came about except that all of a sudden I said "look up at the sky...straight up."
Image from March 2017.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017


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Cesar Chavez from across the river.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Found this image while transferring files. Took this five years ago. my son babysitting Tilty the kitten. Both are older now. one is a senior in high school the other living somewhere, I believe, in Corpus Christi.

I've always loved the backlight in this coming from huge windows. Shot with my older D80 with a 50mm lens.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017


Just two more from my shoot with Powell Strategic Communications. I've always loved black and white film - can look classy when combined with the right presentation.   

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Friday, September 8, 2017


Wednesday I had the opportunity to produce some images for a corporate client, Powell Strategic Communications in Cedar Park.

A seriously fun group of people...and that was the assignment...produce a catalog of serious and fun pics for use on the new upcoming website.

All this in about an hour and fifteen minutes...a whirlwind of photographic mayhem. A huge thanks to Matt Powell and staff for a fun but very serious experience......

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Do not copy without permission from Andy deBruyn or Powell Strategic Communications, LLC.

Monday, September 4, 2017


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Two upcoming assignments this week, one corporate, one sports, two different camera/lighting packages, both fun.

Hope everyone enjoyed a little time off.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017


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I purchased a couple of bouquets of flowers for the house and decided to play around with some gels.
The main gel here is the Lee 351 plum. That's laid on a flag of full China silk. Then there's a full CTS that's in the back on the left just adding a puff of gold.

Shot with camera on a tripod and tripped with the shutter release. I used my old nifty fifty Nikkor from the "old" film days. Works great on a digital camera and it's fun to play with just manual tweaks.

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Monday, August 28, 2017


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"Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare. Let all who prate of beauty hold their peace"                  
Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Monday morning, after the hurricane, I walked around the Georgetown flower garden. Calm, cool, serene.   

Discarded broken flowers tossed in a pile.

I saw this guy at the last second before my face actually ran into him. Quite the color artist.

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I will be searching through hundreds of images for upcoming events. Not only selecting images but testing sizes and types of papers, mattes, and frames.

Updates will post throughout the process.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017


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Chic by night. Store window in Dallas.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Red, white, and blue...sorta...maybe more of a magenta/red, white and blue.

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Monday, August 21, 2017


I knew that today we would experience a partial eclipse. I thought,  "What cool place could I shoot during the eclipse?"  I love the architecture of the Sai Baba Temple of Austin but the white and gold is so bright it can be hard to get detail without a lot of exposure compensation. I figured today I would be working with only 30-35 percent normal sunlight so off I went.

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Images were made during today's eclipse from about 12:45 to 1:15pm. Handheld in P mode at ISO 100.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017


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Had to get up early for this one. Taken around 6:45 this morning at Brushy Creek Park.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017


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A lot of nasty stuff in the news today. Looking at nature always reminds me that this will pass - nature will still be around.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017


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One tiny shaft of sunlight squeezing through the blinds.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017


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High steppin' Tomato Dancer.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017


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Today I had a craving for a ham and cheese panino. So here it is just before it met my delight.

Food specs: Cibata roll, black forest ham, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato slices, and pickle on the side.
Cold ice tea with lemon.

Image specs: Nikon D750 with Nikkor 50mm, ISO 200, aperture priority at f1.8, 1/10th ss. Camera on trusty tripod. Just window light from the right with foamcore bounce from the left for fill.

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Monday, July 31, 2017


I acquired a new lens about 10 days ago. The first subjects that I used it on were flowers which I've already posted here. I was anxious to try it for portrait work. This weekend I took advantage of the fact that my wife would be around...so after coaxing her a bit...and allowing some time for makeup I got to try out the new glass. 

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Tech specs - Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm on a Nikon D750. I also wanted to play around with lights so if you're interested here is the set up -

There are four lights in this image.

I was about six feet from the subject and behind me was a huge 64" PLM white umbrella. Shooting thru that was the Alien Bee 800 set to very low power to give me a fill of underexposure - around f2/f2.8.

The key was from left and up. Key was an off camera flash fitted with a Lumiquest ltp and that was pushed thru a 24x36 flag of China 1/3 Silk to give me a very soft light. Key was around f4.

The other two light were Arri Peppers. One gave just a puff of light on the background and the other a 3/4 hair light again on the left.    

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Thursday, July 27, 2017


Anyone notice the clouds around sunset last night? The sky towards sunset was pretty dull but the eastern sky was chock full of huge cloud formations.

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