Sunrise in the city

Last night, while noshing on a delicious plate of pad thai, my good bud and newest member of the onOne Family, Matt Kloskowski, asked if I wanted to go shoot sunrise at Central Park with our mutual friend and amazing Portland-based photographer, Hudson Henry. Despite my sheer loathing over having to cut into my […]

By |Oct 30th, 2014|

The Product of Erosion and Time at Latourell Falls

Last weekend, Brian Bonham and I took a drive to the first few stops along the historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway 30 to spend some long-overdue time with waterfalls. After an uneventful-yet-windy stop at the Women’s Forum, we made our way to the first waterfall, Latourell Falls. There is so much that this particular waterfall has to offer, although this […]

By |Oct 25th, 2014|

A waterfall in profile

It doesn’t matter how many times I visit the same waterfall. Every time I go back, I find something new about it. Maybe it’s because of the time of day or the weather or my own mood at the time. All I know is that there never is a good excuse to not visit a waterfall. And what’s great is […]

By |Oct 23rd, 2014|

Horseshoe Bend at sunset

I’m about 10 minutes away from boarding a flight to Amsterdam and then to Hamburg and wanted to get a photo shared out before we take off. I’ll be working out of the Nik office in Lübeck, so it’s time to get funky with some jet lag. In the meantime, here’s a photo I took wayyyyyyyyyy back when of Horseshoe Bend, near […]

By |Oct 20th, 2014|

Embrace obstacles to improve photo composition

Obstacles. They’re everywhere, aren’t they. In most cases, I usually do my damnedest to avoid them or remove them (either in real life or in post) but it’s not that often that I embrace them. And that’s the funny thing. When I do look for ways to include obstacles in creative ways, not only do I find myself really enjoy […]

By |Oct 19th, 2014|

Photo Tip: Making Your Old Images Feel New Again

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I’ve been thinking about this photo tip for a while, mostly because I make it a habit to review my archive from years ago. As photographers who constantly practice and learn new things, it is natural for our sensibilities to evolve. What we thought looked good before may not today. This can […]

By |Oct 15th, 2014|