Yoga | Cape Kiwanda

Roughly a month ago I shared some images I shot with Allison in the Columbia River Gorge. Soon after, we decided to head out to the Oregon Coast to take some more at one of my favorite spots, Cape Kiwanda. It’s one of the places on the exemplifies why we call it the coast and not the beach. The ocean meets the land and over time has carved out these amazing cliffs, arches and sea stacks. Our goal, again like the last shoot, was to capture her doing yoga poses but also show off as much of the landscape as possible.
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Yoga | Angel’s Rest

Without a doubt, this was one of the most challenging  photoshoots I’ve ever done. To say the least, I bit off quite a lot when deciding to go through with this shoot. Angel’s Rest is an amazing viewpoint in the Columbia River Gorge and figured it would be an amazing spot for a yoga shoot (I wasn’t wrong there). However, I underestimated how difficult it would be to get there while carrying about 50 lbs of camera gear. Allison (my model for the shoot) was an absolute rock star and basically dragged me up the trail. When we got to
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Trail Running – Rowena Crest

In the last blog post I got you all caught up on what’s been going on the last couple of months. But, now that I’m back in Portland it’s time to get back to the grind! Last week I had the opportunity to work on two pretty cool projects. The first that I’m going to release was a trail running shoot in the Columbia River Gorge. The other will be released next week and I’m really excited for you all to see the final images! You just have to be a little patient… These images were taken out at Rowena
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Late Night Lights

One thing I love about Portland is when the fog rolls in and gives the whole city an eerie feel. Last night, I was downtown around midnight and this skyscraper was lighting up the whole area. It was a perfect little spot to take a few shots. This photo has no post processing and was done “all in camera”. However, it’s not using the traditional iPhone cam but the Hipstamatic App. It’s definitely my favorite app by far. I used the John S Lens with Blanko film and no flash. If you don’t know what any of that means you
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Japanese Waterfall

This awesome little waterfall is located about 10 minutes away from my home in Portland. My sister and brother-in-law were in town for a day so we decided to go explore the Rose and Japanese Garden. Maybe we hit the Rose Garden (not the basketball arena) at the wrong time but the Japanese Garden was way more impressive. I suggest you check it out if you are ever in town. This photo was pretty simple. I shot it with the stock camera app that cones with all iPhones. On the post processing side of things, I used a program called
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Auction

As I promised, here’s the official auction page to help support the Free Photo Project. Here’s how this is going to work. Below, are four photos that will be for sale. They will be printed with a small white border and initially be shipped to me. I’ll sign them and then once the auction is over, whoever has the highest bids for each image will be the winner. Since we’re not going through eBay, this will maximize the amount of profits that eventually go towards the Free Photo Project. The auction will officially end Sunday June 6th at 5:00 p.m.
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Free Photo Project

This past week, I had an opportunity to work with a great community project. The Free Photo Project goes out into the community and gives families and individuals free portraits to those who can’t afford them. It’s a great little project that’s been in the works for about two years (you can get a little back story here: All Smiles). If you don’t have a second to read that, basically Aloma (the founder) started this project about a year and a half ago with a basic point and shoot camera. The biggest challenge for the project still is funding. Ink
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Hayward Field

Things have been a little slow on the blog lately, sorry about that. I’m in the midst of midterms in my final term of school so things are a little stressful. Just trying to finish up my last quarter of college and move on to a more photography oriented life. I’ve been working on some great projects and have a couple lined up. I did a fun shoot for the University of Oregon Admissions yesterday, working with a charity next week called Free Photo Project and I’m working on planning a shoot with an international company to do some work
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2010 UO Track & Field Campaign

For the past couple of months, I’ve been involved with the University of Oregon Track and Field team producing some awesome photos for them to use for marketing the 2010 NCAA Championships. I shot a variety of photos that they’ve gone and used for billboards, banners, posters and various other media all over Eugene. Unfortunately, those of you who don’t live in Eugene (unless you’ve visited in the last couple of weeks) haven’t had a chance to see the end product. Well, I’ve posted a good majority of the images on www.zachancell.com and I encourage you to go check them
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Cannon Beach

I had a chance to head up to the Northern Oregon Coast to a spot that I’ve been looking forward to shooting for a long time. To say the least, I’m not completely happy with the images I came out with but it was nice to recharge the batteries for a few days out at the coast. These are the famous Haystack Rocks and I was hoping to get a little better sunset but you work with what you are given. It’s pretty much a traditional shot you’d see if you’d type “Haystack Rocks” into google; a colorful background with
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