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Walk in the woods

30 Jan

The awesome part about being from Oregon is that I can literally step outside and be surrounded by some of the most gorgeous outdoor sceneries. I took these photos on a hike the other day with my dog. The trail is a 5 mile round trip hike uphill in coastal mountain terrain. The rain had washed a few parts of the trail out but the muddy shoes was worth this gorgeous walk through the woods. I had a bit of fun taking my red jacket and playing with the contrast of the green and red. I’ve made a note to myself to take props on a hike one day.

Cape Arago Pack Trail, right outside Coos Bay, Oregon.

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Instagramming the beach

26 Jan

Given my pledge to try new things with photography I’ve used a new app to repurpose some Instagram photos into a neat collage. I give you the Oregon Coast, and another cameo from my dog Bailey.

Did I mention this is my first blog post using my iPhone too. High five for firsts.

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Manual Focus on the Beach

25 Jan

For my first photo #oneaday post I’m sharing images I took on the one day the sun shinned in Oregon in the past few weeks. Today the wind and rain are back.

To use the manual focus on my camera (Nikon D100) I strain my eyes (lack of glasses & contacts). But I need to practice using my camera on manual instead of auto — so that’s what I did.

The State of Photography.

11 Jun

In the age of digital cameras, citizen journalists, and everyone (including your 10-year-old cousin) owning a camera phone there is a lot of photography to sort through.  Better cameras are always coming out that offer a point-and-shoot ability and produces fantastically well done images. Today it can be more difficult to pick out the professional work from the masses.  Does this affect photographers? Of course it does. Just as blogging and social media have changed the world of journalism it has changed the industry of photography.

My classmate and established photographer Katy Weaver recently put together a documentary for a new media communications course taught by Ed Madison – CEO of Engaging Media – that focuses on some of the big issues plaguing the photography industry today. Take a look and share your thoughts.

Goodbye, Photography.