Last Day on the West Coast

Having just returned from Seattle and our amazing trip out west, I’m here in DC attempting to get caught up. The work that we did on the west coast was so enlightening and exciting for my future work – i can’t wait to apply the new skills to my next shoots. Here are a number of images from Cary Park in Seattle, a city…

Cape Kiwanda

We are approaching the end of our trip and had a great time the last few days at Cape Kiwanda, Oregon. Here is a shot of Dad shooting on the beach across from our hotel in the early morning light. And a few shots of him using the SB 800 and magical twilight just over the border into Washington a few hours ago. Freezing…

We had a spectacular day today – each of these images was taken on the path from the Eagle Caves overlooking the Columbia River George, all the way through Portland, Oregon to the Pacific Coast. No special lighting today, just spectacular, beautiful landscapes at sunrise and sunset.

Early Morning Shoot on the Lake

this morning we awoke for the sunrise… which does wonders for your hair….if you want to look like Janis Joplin.In any case, I have an early post. Perhaps more later on this evening. We had this gorgeous Idaho lake, Coere d’Alene to shoot: but of course were quickly bored by natural beauty (been there, done that) and moved on to lighting things up. We…

coeurd’alene

Welcome to Idaho! We traveled from butte to this georgeous lake in Idaho today. Cloudy and flat light saved us, preventing us from stopping and shooting at every turn, and allowing us to get a bit closer to the coast. Tomorrow we should make it to Spokane, with a early morning rise to shoot Coeur d’Alene Lake, here in Idaho. A few pretty sights…

Bozeman to Butte, an all day trip.

Those of you who have been to Montana and know that Bozeman to Butte is something like 44 miles. With scene after scene like this gorgeous side light illuminating these horses, we didn’t make it very far very fast. Dad and I left Bozeman this morning, headed to the Oregon coast. About 10 miles out of town, the sky opened up as it has…

Light Me Up!

We’re finishing up our last day at the DLWS and having a blast. This image was inspired by working this week with the legendary Joe McNally. Using two SB 800’s, one fired toward the model from camera right and one skimming the front of the car from down low, the light converts the Bozeman car junkyard into a really dramatic set. This shot is…

A Morning With the Cowboys

Our second day here in Bozeman photo workshops. It’s 11:15pm. we began today meeting for our departure at 5:35. Finished our work last night at 11:30pm. You get the idea. We’re tired. Here’s my favorite pic of the day. In fact, my favorite image in a while. Hope you like it more than my scattered sentences.

Rain, Lights, Action!

So here in Bozeman it’s rainy and dreary and inspiring. Our days are packed to the hilt with trainings and on location shoots – this morning in Haylight Canyon, and just an hour ago in an old abandoned stockyard. In between it’s Photoshop, lighting, and other tools brought to life in the classroom. Part of photography is sucking, which I did this morning, and…

In the Valley of the Mountains

Greetings from Bozeman, Montana…home base for the next few weeks. I’m here on a photo journey with my dad and other fine photographers…about to begin a training with master photographers Joe McNally and Moose Peterson. We are then headed on the road for personal projects. I am not sure that life gets any better than this. We start shooting tomorrow morning – so for…