Friday, January 28, 2011

Big Bear - 2011.01.15

I love it up there. The air is clean and crisp (yeah, I'm going to use crisp forever now lol) and I just feel good when I get there. Maybe I'm just lightheaded. :)

Anyway, here's some random shots while walking around with my camera for half-an-hour.*

Cooling some awesome brew.


The bunny slopes were right down the road from our cabin!


I <3 this shot! I want to call it either "Reach for the Stars" or "The Sky's the Limit"


The neighbor's cabin. I loved how the tree casted those shadows.


And finally, our cabin!



Hope you enjoyed your visit!

*Btw, blogger sucks as far as pic quality and color and uploading metadata so you can check it a [possibly] "truer-to-color" at my Flickr. (Look for the Jan 28, 2011 post)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I'm Baaaaaack...

...sorta.

Here's an impromptu day-after-Xmas photo that was kind of spur of the moment. It was just me, my camera, my new ride (2011 Honda Element EX 4WD thank you very much), and my gut instincts. It's kinda nice how things can turn out.

So while I'm not totally back yet, it's definitely a start! ;)



Many thanks to my friend Jessi for the ups on the location!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Reboot

So it has been a LOOOOONG time since my last update but let me explain why.

So my first year out of school was extremely tough. I landed a few gigs here and there but w/ payment of "exposure" and prospects of leading to future work. (Yeah, try not to do that if at all possible.) I did have a part-time job but it was extremely hard to make ends meet at the rate I was getting paid + what little hours I was given. The few paying gigs I have done, while awesome in their own sense, really wasn't where my heart was. Over time, after being crazy busy doing free shoots and having no money to pay off my loans and other bills, I barely had any time to do anything for myself much less the energy or the will to do so.

So where did this leave me? Well, I was in dire need of change. Thanks to an old friend, I was able to land a job in a totally unrelated field. Since it's an fun job that pays pretty decently, I was able to divert my financial woes while being able to concentrate on my next move. That bitter taste from my experiences in the last year will hopefully go down easier w/ the sweeter flavor of rebirth. Or a reboot, if you will. Thanks to my job, I'm looking to take a break from constantly having to hassle potential buyers w/ demands for money and just do what I should have done the second I got out of school...hell, while I was in school...hell, since I picked up a camera. That is work on my damn portfolio. I am going to work on my look. My style. My bryutas photography.

Now don't get me wrong, the bitter tasting experiences did lend tremendous wisdom as well as bring along many great contacts, but what this reboot is going to entail is learning. Learning from my mistakes and experiences. I am a pessimistic optimist where I take in all the shit for the rancid pile that it is, then try to see how it will benefit a plant or something by providing it nutrients...if that makes sense.

Anyway, I may post new stuffs right away. I may not. My site will probably stay the way it is until I am able to work some new imagery into the mix. I will most likely have only one set of images vs. the plethora of different subject matters and styles that is currently on there today. What will the next phase be? What will it look like? I'm not sure. I just hope that it's closer to being ME.

Thanks so much to everyone who gave a quiet, humble guy like me a chance to impress them with my imagery. If we had any chemistry, expect a phone call from me some day looking to do some portfolio work. Thanks again and good luck to all those in similar situations in these trying times.

And with that, save the whales. (Is that still funny? If not, I can leave it in the 90s where I belong.)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Revolt In Style • July 2010

So here are some of the shots that didn't make it to print. The teaser digital tear sheet + more explanation can be found here:
http://bryutas.blogspot.com/2010/08/teaser-revolt-in-style-july-2010.html

Again, I didn't know their format or style so I just kinda went with it and shot with some premeditated styles I thought of while driving to the location.

Photos - Bryan Bayutas (Duh)
Location - Ivy Rooftop; Downtown San Diego
Makeup - Jessica Lopez, A Style Concierge
Models are labeled

I'Risini Davis




Miyunn Jasmine


Andrea Fung



Renee Maloney






Sharona Maria





I had her dip in the pool because I wanted that wet look but her face eventually washed off. Oh well, still looked cute. ;p

Friday, August 6, 2010

Teaser! // Revolt In Style • July 2010

So I got hit up at the last minute (like a day before) with a dope opportunity to shoot for a local scene magazine Revolt. It's a lifestyle magazine centered around the surf, "bro-man", Affliction/Tapout-wearing culture. Good stuff.

It was the first time I heard about this mag and given the time constraint and no chance to research their style, I went and shot a bunch of different looks. Because of this, I only got one photo published this round (besides my little bio pic) but hey, it's a giant-ass page. If they hit me up for another go, I'll mos def know the look they're going for and hopefully, I'll own like half the spreads. ;)

Here's the digital tear sheet of my shot.

SEXY, huh!

More to come soon!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Albert & Ethel • Engaged!

So here are the snaps from their engagement at Petco Park. What a long day! But in the end, we got some great shots...and the Padres won, too! :)




















Saturday, July 24, 2010

Comic Con 2010 // Gears of War 3 • Carmine Buys Life Insurance

So I didn't get a chance to record the gameplay sneak peak. Boo hoo, cry me a river. But I did manage to record me this funny spoof about one of the Carmine brothers. Basically, he comes into a life insurance firm looking to take out a plan, but is denied since his other bros have been getting picked off one by one after taking out plans of their own. Their bad luck is resulting in the bankrupting of the company lol.

Pls forgive the occasional shakiness. It's hard to hand-hold a heavy, white, L-series lens above brow height while sitting down for threeish minutes straight. The day I didn't bring my monopod. Ugh...anyway, I think Carmine should live! If you Google Clayton Carmine, you'll see a pic of him choke holding a Locust Drone. He's a badass dude, and despite him having the idiot genes of the Carmines, that pic alone shows that he can hold his own. LET CARMINE LIVE!!! :)

Enjoy!

video

Edit-
Blogger compression sucks so here's a link to a better version of the vid. You might have to be my friend tho, sorry. ^_^

Linky