I need to expand my horizons...In Portland, I worked with models. Photographing people is my passion, and Portland is full of people. But the population of the entire state of Montana is smaller than the population of the Portland metro area. They say that the best camera is the one you have with you at … Continue reading Wildlife Photography
I've had the Think Tank Retrospective 7 bag for over two years now, so I figured it was about time I wrote about it. Since I was taking pictures of the bag for this post, I decided I'd throw in the obligatory "What's in my bag" post, as well. My main problem with bags (other … Continue reading Think Tank Retrospective 7 / What’s In My Bag
I’ve always been in awe of Milky Way photos, but have never really attempted one myself. Now that I’m out in Montana, and light pollution is easier to get away from, I figured I’d give it a shot. I have a long way to go, but I can definitely see how astrophotography is addicting. I … Continue reading Milky Way
Years ago, when I got my first 35mm, I would sit outside at night during a thunderstorm shooting lighting. I'd set my camera on bulb mode, and wait till a few bolts went off. After I moved to Portland, I was slightly disappointed that lightning and thunder weren't all that common. Now that I'm back … Continue reading Lightning
The combination of earlier snow melt and recent rain storms have pushed local rivers over their banks. From what I've read today, it looks like the Missouri river has peaked at 14.5 feet, and is expected to start receding soon. The Sun River is also starting to slowly recede. Several fishing access sites will remain closed until the areas can be cleaned up and deemed safe.
It occurred to me that I haven't posted anything in awhile, so I figured a catch-up post was in order.
In the last post, I introduced you to Malala. I shot her senior photos way back when, and had the opportunity to shoot with her again while I was in Portland.
I aquired a small boat while in Portland. It had been sitting for 10+ years, so I hit up Les Schwab to get new tires and to have the bearings checked. Unfortunately, on my way out of Portland, I blew one of the new tires. The spare looked 20 years old, but it held all the way to Missoula.
Back in 2011, I shot Malala's senior photos: This week I had the opportunity to get her in front of my camera again. Hopefully, we'll find time to do more shoots when I'm in Portland.
We headed out to Sokol Blosser and White Rose to tase some wine and grab some photos. Because wine goes with photography, obviously.
I never have quite as much time as I'd like when I visit Portland. So instead of big shoots that require driving and setup and all that, we opted for something simple this time. Ava Roasteria has a great location in Progress Ridge next to a large pond. There are outdoor tables on the west … Continue reading Kayla and Coffee
Steve and I had the opportunity to get some drone footage inside the Cascade County Courthouse this week. Flying inside is never quite as easy as flying outside, but the fact that this is a 115-year-old building on the National Register of Historic Places made it even more challenging. We weren't as worried about damaging … Continue reading Courthouse Update