Nov 27, 2014

One Day on Earth - One Day in Denver

Back in April, Ken Schroeppel and I went around central Denver creating a time-lapse video for the global One Day on Earth media campaign. On April 26, we had a 24-hour window to film around Denver to answer a specific question about our city. Totaling 4,842 photos, our time-lapse video attempts to answer the question: How do pedestrians interact with their city?

Saturday, April 26, 2014 was a typical Saturday in the Mile High City, and there were no major sporting events or conventions in town. As expected, the chilly morning didn’t bring many people out at first but, as the day warmed up, the amount of pedestrian activity increased considerably all over the city.

Shooting commenced at 5:06 AM to catch the sunrise, and ended at 7:55 PM when my last camera battery, out of seven, died as the skies darkened. Ken accompanied me for the entire shoot, helping carry equipment and transporting us to every location. This project would not have been nearly as amazing without Ken’s help, knowledge, and creative ideas. Thank you, Ken!

Once we shot the beautiful sunrise, we visited an additional 15 sites. We had the process down to a science: get to the site, setup, shoot 250 photos at 4-second intervals, take down, and move on. There was no looking back and no retakes.

Without further ado, we would like to present One Day on Earth – One Day in Denver!

Oct 16, 2014

Ryan Dravitz Photography Goes Aerial!

The consumer ability take aerial photos is getting easier by the day. Recently, I took the plunge and bought a quadcopter with a GoPro. Needless to say, the results are outstanding. Being able to take aerials with ease will also be a great tool for surveying sites and getting a new perspective from the sky! I am still working on building the album on this site so in the meantime, visit the updated set on my Flickr page. Here are some samples:

Aug 13, 2014

Cherry Creek Night

If you get up high enough in Cherry Creek, you are greeted with some great views! Because of all the construction in the neighborhood, expect tower cranes in many of your views which is never a bad thing.

Aug 8, 2014

Denver Union Station - After Dark

Denver Union Station, one of the most beautiful projects that has come to Downtown Denver, is finally complete! See my full write-up on the project over on DenverInfill!

Jun 16, 2014

Denver Comic Con 2014 & Cosplay After Dark

On June 14th - June 16th, Comic Con came to Denver! Head on over to the gallery page to see all of the photos I took at the convention!

May 6, 2014

The Photo That Keeps on Traveling!

Back on February 28th, the very first train arrived under the new Denver Union Station train canopy. That night, I took multiple photos from under the canopy including a time-lapse of the train coming in!

Since its debut, this photo has traveled many places around the digital universe. It was first featured on DenverUrbanism, which ended up being the most popular post on the blog. Then it was featured on SOM, multiple subreddits, Architectural Record, JA+U, and will be on the front page of a book that will stay at the new Crawford Hotel, inside the historic station, for guests and visitors to see.

However, it doesn't stop there. 5280 Magazine has interest in using the photo for their Union Station story, and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce will be using it for their digital magazine, Business Altitude.

What an exciting story this one photo has!

Mar 15, 2014

New Gallery!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day weekend! I recently created a new gallery for your viewing pleasure! Click the gallery picture below to access it!