Other than a few outliers, most guys don't sit in front of their mirrors for an hour attempting to find the best pose for their next Instagram post. We don't know how we look when we smile naturally, and we certainly don't know how to recreate it on demand. When someone says "cheese" we freeze.
I had a lot of fun getting to know Sam. Sam loves collecting, restoring, and modifying firearms. He even hopes to make a business out of it someday. He brought along a WWII era German rifle to show me, and to use as a prop in some of his senior pictures...
I love film photography because it is inherently challenging, and that challenge represents a barrier that most people aren't willing to cross. It's not easy to research cameras, seek them out, figure out how they work, and learn what types of film you like best. In that difficulty there is a separation from the instant gratification that is so common. When something is uncommon, it becomes more valuable.
I am very proud to announce that this month my portrait was featured as the first place winner for Faces of Main Street. This was a great opportunity for exposure for both me, and Willow Steel! Please feel free to check out the winning submission, and the great work that they are doing over at Faces of Main Street:
A review of the Manfrotto 237HD Flex Arm: The best lighting accessory you have never heard of...
Choosing a photographer can be a complicated process. This article is aimed at helping you choose the best photographer for your budget, and help you recognize some key characteristics to look for.
Portrait photography of local Mount Vernon artist, Peter Whited.
Fun spring portrait shoot in La Conner, Washington!
Part two of a podcast series about film by Skagit Valley photographer, Ari Landworth.
Part one of a podcast series about film by Skagit Valley photographer, Ari Landworth.
A shoot with my little sister in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. She's not so little anymore!
I was asked to shoot some pictures for a detox facility in Seattle Washington. They were preparing a presentation for their parent company, and wanted professional photos detailing their typical work night. I grossly underestimated what consisted of a typical work night for this facility.