PDN’s “The Body” Contest

Last year ended with some good news! I was awarded as one of the winners of PDN Magazine and Rangefinder Magazine’s contest “The Body”. I entered my series Olympic Bronze which looked to recreate bronze Olympic statues with body painted models and modern Olympic sports (you can read about it in a previous post by clicking here). I found out about being a winner a few days before New Years and it seemed like a perfect way to roll into 2017. This time of year is a great time to reflect on the things that worked and didn’t work in
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Ashton Eaton

It’s never a bad day at the office when you get to work with an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Record Holder, and good friend. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Ashton Eaton on a project for TrackTown USA. Right now, the project isn’t live to show you the final ad but we did take a bunch of additional images just for fun that I am allowed to show you: Ashton was one of the first people I worked with when I was getting into photography and he’s definitely helped me get to where I am today. On set
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A few weeks ago I met up with one of my old college teammates as she was passing through Portland. She contacted me to let me know that she would be in town for the day and wanted to know if I wanted to do a test shoot. Of course I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to catch up with her and at the same time get some great images for my portfolio. I had been wanting to get out to the Oregon coast to do a surf styled shoot and it seemed like a pretty good fit
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Here’s something new and a little different. A shoot created completely with natural light. No strobes. No reflectors. Nothing but beautiful afternoon sunlight. Although I love creating Sportraits it’s nice to be working on a completely different for my portfolio. I wanted to create something that was a little more raw and natural versus the super lit and processed look that you normally find in my work. The basic concept behind the shoot was a track & field athlete (a hurdler to be specific) going through a normal day of training. There will definitely be more work like this coming
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Here are some recent photos I took during a test shoot with a model from Sports and Lifestyle Unlimited. As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, it’s getting to be that time of year where it’s really difficult to schedule anything due to weather. This shoot probably took over a month to sort our her schedule, my schedule and find a time where it wouldn’t be raining. When we met up at sunrise, the city was clouded in and made it difficult to shoot with a fast enough shutter speed to stop motion. A few weeks ago I bought a
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Not too much to say today just a bunch of photos from a shoot I did about a month ago. The weather has definitely started to change up here so now I have to start to rethink how go about shooting for the next couple of months. It always seems that when you get something scheduled that will be the one day it rains harder than the others. I’m hoping I can make some trips up to Mt. Hood in the winter. Any snowboarders or skiers out there want to do some Sportraits? Let me know! Also looking for some
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I apologize for taking so much time in between posts. The past month was spent moving to a new apartment and you never realize how much work it is until you are in the thick of things. I didn’t find the time to take many photographs (let along blog) but now that I’m all settled hopefully the blog won’t get ignored so much. As I’ve mentioned on countless occasions here, I’m trying to transition from a photographer who has just one look to a photographer who has a diverse portfolio of work. A part of this is breaking away from
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Sunny: Image Breakdown

If you read my post last friday (or just looked at the photos) you saw some of my new photos of a local athletic model Sunny. Today, I’m going to be doing the usual image breakdown to give you all an idea of how the image was created from start to finish. This one will be a lot simpler than the others because I only used one light. I was working on some lifestyle portraits in hopes of getting a job which required several different locations. I don’t know about you but it’s not fun carrying around the gear required
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The Art of the Composite

I’ve been tossing the idea around about how I can give you all a better idea of how I do my work and not really sure what the best way is to share that with you all. I think at this time, the clearcut winner would have to be to purchase some screencasting software so I can do some walk through post processing tutorials, as well as, just some general “time-lapse” videos of a start to finish image. But, until I have the software (and have it figured out) this is the best that I can do. My recent “Winter
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