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Alaska Backpacking
Alaska Backpacking

While most people would be trying to stay indoors when the temperature is 20 below Fahrenheit, I decided to keep with my plans of backpacking in Denali National Park in the middle of December. Â So one day before the shortest day of the year, I started into the park with a 70lbs pack and […]

Scream at the Beach
Scream at the Beach

I was asked by another photographer if I wanted to join him on shoot for the local haunted house called “Scream at the Beach.”  It seemed like a really cool gig, and I decided to tag along. Ended up having a blast and getting a few really interesting captures.

Victorian Shoot
Victorian Shoot

Zuzzie wanted to add more pictures to her portfolio but this time with a more Victorian theme. Luckily I knew a great house to use for this shoot, and it turned out really well. A few select pictures below:

A few more new Nocturnes soon available for prints
A few more new Nocturnes soon available for prints

I have completed my second set of Nocturnes this week. I hope to have them up for prints very shortly. Probably will be ready this weekend. As always, prints are available in a variety of large sizes, all printed on archival paper in your choice of gloss or matte. Framing and licensing is available as […]

New set of Nocturnes available for print
New set of Nocturnes available for print

Here is the latest set of Nocturnes, now available for prints.

PDX Strobist Meetup
PDX Strobist Meetup

Got together with the guys over at PDX Strobist for another shoot and educational meet-up. I have been helping them to get organized, and setup the new website for them as well as just having a great time taking pictures at the meets. Here are a few shots that I think really came out great:

Nothing Fancy
Nothing Fancy

Not really anything stellar shot today, but I went ahead and took a picture of this gorgeous knife. It was a belated birthday gift from friends, who knew that I had lots one just like it. Very happy to have it’s twin. Actually, I am sort of happy how I was able to get the […]

A couple quickies…
A couple quickies...

Trip to Ikea, I just love their bright building and lights And a quick one setup for a themed shoot on “Financial Planning”

70-200VR vs 600 F4
70-200VR vs 600 F4

A few people were wondering just how big the Nikon 600mm F4 is compared to something more “mundane”. Here is a quick shot of what it looks like in comparison to a Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 VR lens.

Two good shots from the eclipse last night
Two good shots from the eclipse last night

Two shots of the moon now available for prints. Here is the eclipse at almost totality And here it is at full phase afterwards

Getting ready for Eclipse tonight
Getting ready for Eclipse tonight

Decided I would pull out the big guns for the eclipse that is going to happen tonight. If all goes well it will be a clear night and I should be able to get some good shots. For those that need to know, it’s a Nikon 600mm F4 AF-S II lens sitting on a carbon […]

Even quick snapshots look good with off camera flash
Even quick snapshots look good with off camera flash

Here is a couple of quick snapshots I did before going out the other night. Taken with off camera flash, remotely fired with Nikon Creative Lighting System, but could have been done just as easy with a TTL Sync cord.

Product photography using a light table
Product photography using a light table

Been playing with the concept of using a light table for product photography lately. Not completely happy with the results, but it’s a good start. Figured I would share my first attempts and general setup. First a couple a quick test… I thought I would try a small clear object Here is a good example […]

Amazing what happens when you leave the freeway…

Taking a trip to Seattle, I had to make a small trip to Centralia, WA for some work. While there I ran into a crazy art house. Guess I need to remember to get off the freeway more often.

New Office almost done!
New Office almost done!

Work on our new office is nearly done! We have completed the lighting, painting, and moving in the furniture. Next up is getting some of our prints into large frames and up on the walls. We even added a nice couch so that customers can sit and review their prints on site. Some quick pictures:

Pets are people too!
Pets are people too!

Well regardless if you agree with that or not, you can shoot their portraits just like a persons. Here is a few from a portrait session for a cute little Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Happy Holidays from StreetLamp Photo!
Happy Holidays from StreetLamp Photo!

Hope everyone has had a great year, and we wish everyone the best. We are looking forward to the new year. As you can see covering Santacon left me beat!

Tom McCall Park at Night
Tom McCall Park at Night

Went out and tried to get a few more shots for my Nocturnes series but didn’t really come across anything that was working for me. Here is a few interesting shots that I did get, however:

Quality instructions need good photos
Quality instructions need good photos

We just installed a new reverse osmosis water filter at our home. Luckily I am pretty good at handyman type jobs, and was able to get through it although the instructions had horrible pictures. Here are some of the pictures I took to show how good photographs can make all the difference for your customers […]

New Site!

Finally, we have a new website! Still touching up the photographs and migrating over the gallery, but it’s really coming together. his is our new blog section where you’ll be able to get all the latest news about our company as well as our own personal commentary on news events and stories happening in the […]

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