Tuesday Night Machinery Hill Race Series (Week One)

Tuesday Night Machinery Hill Race Series (Week One)

Even though there was snow on the ground in the morning, it turned out to be a beautiful night for racing at the first Tuesday Night Machinery Hill Race Series of the season. More than 150 local racers participated in the evening races. Results were tight and I believe there wasn’t a single incident resulting in loss of skin. I’m looking forward to putting the camera down and pinning a number on next week. Individual results Team results Tuesday Night Machinery Hill Race Series – Sponsored by Lazer Radio!: Flyer Here are a few of my favorite photographs throughout the night. Full Gallery of Photos at Prenzlow Photography  My Favorite Photos From Tuesday Night Machinery Hill Race Series (Week One)  ...
Personal Branding and Dramatic Portraiture at North Hennepin Community College

Personal Branding and Dramatic Portraiture at North Hennepin Community College

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to speak to North Hennepin Community College’s newly formed Entrepreneurship Club about personal branding. I realize that personal branding has become a bit of a buzz term and often used to describe a wide variety of personal improvement strategies. However, when speaking to a group of students in this age range, I focus primarily on the importance of starting to develop a personal branding strategy and understanding the perceptions (both positive and negative) students may be projecting. The biggest eye-opening moments are typically when statistics are discussed about how future employees use social media to screen applicants. We also discuss many of the most commonly used personal branding tools. After the short session, I offered to take headshots of any students who wanted an updated a profile picture. The lighting I used for these photos was fairly dramatic, but it would be a stark contrast from a cellphone “selfie.” Here are a few of my favorite photos from this quick session. Brady Prenzlow is a full-time business and marketing instructor at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park,...
Creating Sports Posters for Passionate & Talented Athletes

Creating Sports Posters for Passionate & Talented Athletes

I had a great time shooting sportraits of some young athletes and creating a few epic posters for them to hang on the wall next to their sports icons. These are 10 of my favorites, but you can see the entire gallery here: Prenzlow Photography Champlin Park Rebels Lacrosse, Maplebrook Soccer, and True MN Lacrosse were all represented. If you are interested in booking a session, viewing pricing details, or contacting me just click here: Prenzlow Photography Brady Prenzlow is a business instructor at North Hennepin Community College, owns Prenzlow Photography, and races and mentors for Northstar Junior Development Cycling...
Adobe Premier and Three GoPro Cameras: Racing and Filming the Tuesday Night Words Criterium

Adobe Premier and Three GoPro Cameras: Racing and Filming the Tuesday Night Words Criterium

Last Tuesday night I jumped into the Cat 1/2/3 Tuesday Night Criterium at the MN State Fair and used three GoPro cameras to cover the action. Did it take more energy to race or to produce this video? It was close, but similar to racing, efficiency will come with time in video production. Here is a quick breakdown of steps that took this from idea to YouTube. Mount three GoPro cameras in places where they will tell a story. I had two GoPro Hero4 Sessions on my bike using a handlebar mount and saddle mount and one GoPro Hero4 Black mounted to a light pole using a Pedco Ultra II tripod mount. Film the race. I shot everything in Protunes since I edit the color in post using Adobe Premier CC. Drag all of the video files and my Garmin FIT file into a common file on my hard drive. Produce my data overlay in Garmin’s Virb Edit program. I find it easier to produce it on a blue screen and bring it into Premier as a separate layer to give me more control over quality. Rename all of the files in the common folder so I can stay organized. Import all of the video files into Adobe Premier CC. Drag the racing videos onto individual tracks and sync and nest the footage. Thanks to the Race Official’s whistle, this part is pretty easy. Correct the color manually and then apply a color LUT from Ground Control. This is why I shoot in Protunes, but I’m still not that great at achieving the best look. This is by far the most difficult...
My Favorite Photos from the 2015 MN Memorial Classic

My Favorite Photos from the 2015 MN Memorial Classic

2015 was my sixth year in a row of racing the MN Memorial Classic. I have had some amazing memories from this race over that period of time. It was my first race as a Cat 4 in 2010 when I raced in the Cat 3/4 Field and helped a teammate step onto the podium. I came back in 2011 as a Cat 3 and won the road race and overall omnium. In 2012 I nearly melted during the Cat 1/2 road race in some unseasonably warm weather. I had crashed hard the weekend before the 2013 Memorial Classic and raced a back-up bike. My results were less than stellar, but the team had a great time. Last year the circuit race of the Memorial Classic was my first race back after having surgery on my collar bone after crashing at training camp. I surprised a few and won a couple of the point laps. However, the rest of my race and the overall weekend was nothing to brag about. I knew this year was going to be busy as I planned to race the Masters 40+ Field for the weekend and take photos on Saturday and Monday during the races I was not participating in. Things didn’t go quite as planned in terms of racing, but I was pretty happy with some of the shots I captured during the circuit race, time trial, and criterium. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend. If you love any photos in the gallery, please purchase a reasonably priced download or print by clicking the “buy” button at the bottom right corner...
A Sunday Morning Photo-Stroll Through Mapleton

A Sunday Morning Photo-Stroll Through Mapleton

It was a fantastic weekend of biking, road-tripping to southern MN, and visiting family for Mother’s Day. However, the most peaceful moments of the weekend were during my Sunday morning photo-stroll through Mapleton. As most families were either already at church or preparing to leave for church, there was barely a car or person on the streets. Having been born and raised in Mapleton, I think it’s always fun to examine what has changed in this city of 1700 in the last 20 years and what has remained the same. I will need to give myself this photo assignment every time I travel to my parent’s house, as the following photos only scratch the surface of the character and nostalgia of this small community.   I always tell people that I get a different view of the world from behind the handlebars of a bike. I think that is also true about the view I receive from behind the lens of a camera. I can’t think of anywhere else I would have rather grown up and it sure is fun to attempt to capture elements that resurrect some of those great memories.   Brady Prenzlow owns Prenzlow Photography, rides for Erik’s Bike Shop, teaches at North Hennepin Community College, and loves everything about cycling from behind the lens and behind the...

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