Butcher Jason Nauert for Springs Magazine

 

 

 

A couple of the final images for Springs Magazine. © 2019 Jeffrey Cloutier / Cloutier Fotographic All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Butcher Jason Nauert training a private chef the art of butchering. BTS photo by Tanya Shaw.

 

Behind the scene with photographer Jeffrey Cloutier, while photographing butcher Jason Nauert. Jason is in the process of opening Beasts and Brews in Colorado Springs, Colorado. #springsmagazine #jasonnauert #beastsandbrews #coloradosprings

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Springs Magazine Surgery (BTS)

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Behind the scene at Penrose Hospital. Editorial shoot for Springs Magazine, photographer Jeffrey Cloutier (photo above: Tanya Shaw)

Jeffrey Cloutier pictured photographing Dr. Mehall for Springs Magazine at Penrose Hospital Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“We were in scrubs with a cardio-thoracic surgery team for a full walk-through, and they explained every step,” Cloutier says. “It was a fascinating experience.”

 

 

 

Dr. Mehall for Springs Magazine by Jeffrey Cloutier
Dr. Mehall for Springs Magazine by Jeffrey Cloutier
Final cover image. © 2018 Jeffrey Cloutier / Cloutier Fotographic. All Rights Reserved.

Building An Audience

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It is difficult to break through the clutter of social media today. The internet is full of information which makes it hard to build an audience. How does one separate themselves from the herd?

With so many digital images plastered on the internet, the concept of publishing more books becomes much more important to me. I am focusing less on social media and increasing my efforts developing my own personal platform. Through my online portfolio and this blog I feel there will be more impact in the long-run.

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Displaying printed work in art galleries and participating in exhibitions is one more way of disconnecting from the norm of social media. The audience is forced to slow down and enjoy the fruits of your labor by viewing your finished printed work on a wall.

It is very challenging to demand a viewer on Instagram to pause and reflect on the work presented before them. Quickly scrolling and glancing down at a small screen to find something that catches their eye. There has to be more to the experience.

History: Bob Jackson

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Pulitzer Prize Award recipient Bob Jackson will be displaying his work at Godec’s Photo Supply & GO-SEE Art Exhibition Venue on July 7th, First Friday Art Walk. The exhibit will be up through July.

Mr. Jackson will signing his new book “A Photographer’s Story” from 5 to 9 pm on July 7th. You will need to order a copy of the book before the signing. Please contact Godec’s Photo Supply for more information. 719-634-8833

GO-SEE Art Exhibition Venue

Photography Assignment

Here is a photography assignment for the weekend: choose your camera and one lens.

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Ideally a 50mm lens. Determine your theme by choosing from one or more of the following –

  1. Think of a shape and commit to photographing that shape throughout the assignment.
  2. Choose one color and repeat through each image.
  3. Shoot at the same distance i.e., 3 feet, 6 feet etc…
  4. Photograph 6 male and 6 female subjects wearing different ethnic clothing styles.
  5. Photograph 10 cars spanning two decades.

 

 

Seeing Differently

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In order to develop your own style or signature look it is very important to see differently. Photography is subtractive – opposite of painting which is additive. A sculptor chips away at the slab of rock revealing the work of art. Photography is all about chipping away at reality and revealing our own unique perspective on the world around us.

Using a single focal length lens, (i.e., 50mm or 90mm) will assist in reducing the amount of excess in your photos. Wide angle lenses will obviously be more difficult to reduce visual content that does not reference the main subject. Commit to one lens and practice, practice.

 

Gonzo Trip: Vol. I

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Our first Gonzo Trip was very memorable. We trekked down to southern Colorado to visit the Comanche National Grassland for the day. Such a vast, wide open space. Makes you think about the settlers passing through and managing the climate and terrain.

 

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The highway passing through Comanche National Grassland had very little traffic. So little, we took the time to stand out in the road and snap a few photos.

 

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The prairie is wild, untamed and magical. Cattle graze and the wildlife run free. Birds flying, singing and catching grasshoppers. Walking across the field, with each footstep startles and grasshoppers leap and land to safety.

 

 

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Grab your camera, friends and take a memorable trip when time allows. You won’t regret it.