Death Valley Photography

Death Valley Photography

                      Death Valley photography is sure to excite anyone interested in landscape photography.  The stark and colorful landscape is quite varied.  Death Valley is a large National Park, and...
Kate and Philip Wedding

Kate and Philip Wedding

I had the wonderful experience of photographing a pair of strangers, the groom a mystery man I had never met.  Over the course of the preparation and the day working the wedding, they became friends.  Such an amazing family, with talents that really...
Palouse Photography

Palouse Photography

Palouse photography is catching on.  People around the world are seeing the work of some of the locals like Charlie Gurche and Nick Page and they are starting to see the Palouse as a bona fide destination.  Of course, going out with a professional photographer on a...
A Model and a Mom

A Model and a Mom

I just had the good fortune of a shoot with Madison DeCambra: a model and a mom visiting Spokane from Lynnwood, WA.  Her daughter Evelyn accompanied her to the shoot giving us the chance to take two very different sets of photos.  Some were fashion and some were with...
Location shoot:  Ally at Chihuly

Location shoot: Ally at Chihuly

I spent a fun hour and a half on a location shoot with Alexandra Icela Prater at the Chihuly exhibit by the Space Needle.  There are multiple rooms in the exhibit, providing many locations for a shoot.  Photography, including flash is permitted, but no tripods.  Ally...
Art and Fashion:  Benjamin Amegbey

Art and Fashion: Benjamin Amegbey

Before I shot people, I shot landscapes.  There are some landscapes that seem to yield many fine photographs.   One such place is White Pocket, where I say “If you drop your camera, you’ll get a good picture”. I have encountered one of those rare...
Senior Portrait session:  Kjersti

Senior Portrait session: Kjersti

It’s really a pleasure doing a senior portrait.  I’m so impressed by the accomplishments of a 17 year old.  Accepting leadership roles (as you will see below) and working effortlessly with her family.  I really don’t have to see much more than the...
A Boudoir Shoot

A Boudoir Shoot

A boudoir shoot is a photography session in which the subject is scantily attired, as in the bedroom.  As you can see, in this instance, I did not use a bed as a prop, but still captured a number of implied nudes. Implied nudity shots show the person missing all or...
Why Nude Photography?

Why Nude Photography?

Why nude photography? Pictorial art, whether with canvas and paint or the modern painting in Photoshop, has a long history of capturing the human body. I’m not an art historian, but the Met has excellent essays on art history on their website for the curious....
High Speed Sync

High Speed Sync

This brief article is really aimed at users of Elinchrom strobes, but the principle is good for any brand.  Photography technology is very competitive.  just like the once popular Blackberry got left in the dust by the iPhone and the Android, Elinchrom was in danger...