Here are a few behind the scenes images from Oregon State's big win over Cal Saturday. Great game and a fun fun day. Go Beavs!
I first met Nisha about 8 or so years ago when I did portraits of her family. About 5 years ago I photographed her sisters wedding, so It was great get together whit them again for Nisha and Satchel's wedding earlier this summer. The wedding was held over three days, and most of the time I had no idea what was going on, but I was touching, colorful, fun and exhausting. I had a wonderful time celebrating with the two of them. Enjoy!
First off, my wife has demanded that she proof read my post before I post them. If you came here to laugh at my bad spelling and run-on sentences, you are going to be disappointed. Saturday was a beautiful day for football in Corvallis, warm with a slight crispness in the air and blue skies. The game started fast and good photos were abundant. The second quarter was rough, but I spent most of it in the new Terrace shooting photos. Beavers came out in second half ready to play hard and made a game out of it. Beaver fans who did not come back after half, you missed out. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the game. Enjoy. Editors Note: Please don’t judge my wife, it’s very difficult to edit my grammar and she does her best.
It had not rained in Corvallis for at least two months, first home football game of the year of course is rains all day. I did not bel That's ok Beavers won and the new locker room is awesome the Terrace was a great addition to Reser Stadium. Mounted a camera on the goal post to shoot the players running out of the new locker room. Was not great but something different, me and Ryan will keep working on that the rest of the season. Side note that no one will care about but me and Ryan, I rented two wireless transmitters for my camera's Nikon WT-5A and WT-6A and transmitted 103 photos during the game to Ryan who edited, cropped, toned and sent out. We had a few kinks but it worked pretty great.
Here is a short behind the scenes time-lapse of my shoot earlier this week with the Oregon State Gymnastics team. One of my favorite things I photograph is the marketing photos for the Oregon State teams. The student athletes are great to work with, I get to be creative and try new and different things. In the video you will see team photos, head shots, and then individual photos of each gymnast. Thanks to Ryan Gardner for assisting on the shoot and setting up the time lapse.
Here are my thoughts and a few images of my trip with the Oregon State Football team to Minnesota for the first football game of the 2016 season. As we did last year when we went to Michigan, we flew out two days before the game to get adjusted to the time zone. We stayed in downtown Minneapolis so I got to explore the city a little. It is a pretty cool city reminds me a lot of Portland in the way the city looks and feels. I made it to local breakfast spot Al’s Breakfast, a little tiny hole in the wall breakfast place near the Minnesota campus, on Wednesday morning and it was a wonderful experience. You can see some photos here.
The game was pretty exciting and the Beavers was not over until the last minute of the game. This was the second Big 10 Stadium I have shot in and it was a great. The stadium was almost full, the fans were into the game and they have great traditions. The Beavers are going to be a much improved team this year and a lot better then many people think they will be. I am excited for the rest of the season.
Here are a few of my photos from the trip, Go Beavs!
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With a new football coach and staff at Oregon State a lot of things have change from the Mike Riley era. One is media day. I can't remember the last time Oregon State had one. I had a bunch of photos I to shoot. Team photo, group photos of each position group, group photo of players and coached from their home state and each player in uniform. I had help from Ryan Gardner of Visual People and Kallie Hagel, a Philomath High School student who is job shadowing me. We set up a mini studio in the concourse of Reser Stadium. I shot everyones head shots earlier this summer, so what football wanted was three photos of each player. One smiling, one with a football, and the last photo whatever the player wanted to do. It was a blast, the players had fun with it, we flew through the photos, shooting 100-plus players in under two hours.
I remember photographing Chris Goldfinger a while back and talking to him about earthquakes, I came home and told my wife Shari about how scary it is to think about if the big one hits Oregon. I tried to remember all the things he was telling me and every time I head to the ocean he is in the back of my mind. Today when I saw this story in the New Yorker all over Facebook and Twitter, http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one I don't really think it will happen in my life time but it is scary to think about.
Laura and Alex came as referral from a wedding I did last year in Portland. I love Portland and don't shoot as many weddings there as I use to so I was jazzed to photograph them. The wedding was at a great event space called Union and Pine on the east side about 5 blocks front the Willamette River. Laura and Alex wanted photos on the riverfront, I wanted photos in the very urban industrial area and the location made it very simple to hop in my car and in less then an hour we shot them and the wedding party in three different locations and were back at the venue with plenty of time to spare before the start of the ceremony. I love the look and feel of the wedding very PDX and modern.
Every photographer worth their salt has a few strips of black gaffers tape with them at all times. I use it to tape down cables, hold something in place, make shift band-aid, etc etc. At Kari and Roarke's wedding we found a new use. One of the groomsmen pants were too long, and we needed a quick fix before the ceremony. Roarke jumped in, used an iron and gaffers tape to fix the problem. The little stories like that are what make every wedding unique and wonderful. Here are a few of my favorite images from there wedding.
Lydia and Josh were married last Saturday at her parents beautiful home in Sister's Oregon. Great day and location for a wedding. You can see 5 or 6 mountains from the property, The weather was perfect, the light was beautiful, and Lydia and Josh were so easy to work with. I photographed Lydia's sister Melinda's wedding 5 years ago and I love working with families I have a relationship with. Josh is from Texas and Lydia goes to school at TCU so the wedding had a Texas flavor which made for some great details. Congrats Lydia and Josh.
I love shooting Oregon State University's graduation ceremony. I graduated from the great institution 22 years ago, and because of various reasons I did not "walk". I regret that decision every time I photograph the ceremony. OSU does graduation right. Graduates line up all throughout campus by college, and then they start the procession at one end of campus and wind their way through, picking up the students from each different college as they work their way to Reser Stadium. As the 4000 plus graduates march in to Reser together, the place goes crazy with family and friends cheering them on. I'm looking forward to attending as one of those family members when one or both of my daughters graduate from OSU, and for sure in two years when my wife Shari finishes her MBA. #GoBeavers
I will admit that Spring Football Game is not my favorite thing in the world. To quote the great Allen Iverson, "were talkin' practice" but I really like this website the OSU Athletics department is using to showcase my photos. Looking forward to what we can do with real game photos next fall. You can see the photos here. #GoBeavs
I just updated my website with photos from my trip with the OSU women's basketball team to Seattle in March for the 2014 NCAA women's basketball team. It was a great trip. The team, coaches and staff made me feel part of the family. Head Coach Scott Rueck let me photograph anything and everything I wanted. It was a great experience and here are a few of the 5000 or so photo's I took.
Assignments have taken me to Lincoln City for the last two days. I have passed this old fish stand many times and always thought I should stop and take some photos. Today on my way back to Corvallis I decided to stop. I talked to the owner for a while, he was a great guy and gave me the history of the place. Built in the 1930's he even had old photos to show me. He has owned it for 40 years.
I had never been to or photographed a pro day before. Pro Day is when scouts and coaches from NFL teams come to campus to measure, time, talk to and evaluate senior football players who want to play professional football. Here are a few images from the day.
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