Posts filed under: Photography

When working as a wedding photographer, I use two lenses on two bodies. One is the Nikon 35mm f1.4 and the other is the 85mm f1.4. Lately I’ve been thinking of the need for something longer than 85mm for portraits,...
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Alli and Scott live in Eugene and are getting married in Sunriver this summer. So they had a limited amount of time to get their engagement portraits done and could only come to Bend in early March. Anyone who lives...
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I’ve been wanting to see what my pictures might look like as metal prints for a long time. When talking to potential bride/grooms about printing and why they want to pick my print shop instead of Costco to make their...
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Making the transition from newspaper photographer to wedding photographer looks like it would be easy but really isn’t easy. My thinking always was, “Oh, I’ll take a couple no-credit business plan writing and SEO classes at the local junior college...
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I try to never put a flash on the camera. The evolution from direct flash on camera when I was first doing pictures in the mid-90’s, to flash bouncing off ceiling or wall from around ’95 to a couple years...
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Before I was a Bend Wedding Photographer I was a newspaper photographer. My first job was with the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa. I worked there for three years before moving to Bend in 2000. Before moving I did some research...
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One reason why I love not being a newspaper photographer anymore is all the fun stuff a person can do in photography these days. I’m loving the ability to create a new look to a picture with post-processing. One of...
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  Long before metamorphosing into a Central Oregon Wedding Photographer¬†I was an award winning newspaper photographer at the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. The TH, as it is called, used to do a series of pictures called Friends and Neighbors where the...
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The same photographer, me, shot both these pictures 17 years apart. They both show someone getting a face-full of something. They both caught a split second moment in time. They both used fill flash to create better lighting. They’re both...
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Towards the end of my time at the Bend Bulletin I would bring my Profoto light on assignment to both make way better portraits and to get practiced at whipping it out and putting it to work as a Central...
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