Double Good News

The past week has been a very eventful one for me to say the least. First off, I have the cover photo on the current VIA Magazine, July/August 2016 Oregon edition. VIA is AAA’s travel magazine for Northern California & Oregon members. One of the first photos I ever sold was to VIA more than …

Oregon Video

Oregon Video “Oregon” is my latest video. I’ve become completely fascinated with and borderline obsessed with cinematography since this summer when I was photographing the Canadian Rockies so I’ve been dissecting filmmaking techniques every time I see something on TV or on the web. It’s kind of hard to see things in the same manner …

Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls was arguably the prettiest waterfall that I visited during this trip. The other waterfalls I saw were a straight drop of water for the most part but Fairy Falls is actually a fairly small cascading waterfall. The hike up here features a bunch of switchbacks and is a fairly steep uphill hike which …

Why Oregon’s Scenery is So Amazing

Why is Oregon’s scenery so amazing? Because it looks like this most of the time! If you put L.A. weather year-round up here, it would probably be as ugly as L.A. Luckily for me, I love wet, gloomy weather as evidenced by the places I tend to travel to.

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

I don’t know what it is but I find riverboats to be fascinating. From Disneyland’s Mark Twain Riverboat to the Belle of Louisville, I think they all look great and bring about a sense of nostalgia. I saw the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler pull into the marina at Cascade Locks on a couple different days as …

Graduated Neutral-Density Filter Video

Graduated Neutral-Density Filter Video While hiking the trails around Elowah Falls, Brandon noticed that Rob and I were using Singh-Ray “Galen Rowell” Graduated Neutral-Density filters to photograph a landscape overlooking the Columbia River Gorge so he turned on video mode and I started talking about what I was doing. This was all spur-of-the-moment done in …

Elowah Falls

The most overlooked aspect within landscape photography is including people within the scenes. There are probably a lot of photographers that have photographed waterfalls within the Columbia River Gorge but how many come away with “lifestylescapes”? Funny thing is that I thought my Elowah Falls landscape photos kind of sucked and this image is better …

Multnomah Falls

My grad school roommate, Brandon Hill, recently moved to Seattle from Kansas City so he came down the night before. We hadn’t seen each other in a few years so it was a fun time catching up with each others’ lives. He was a newlywed when I last saw him and wasn’t yet a photographer …

Vista House at Crown Point

Having seen this scenic view of the Crown Point Vista House on numerous travel advertisements and from my airplane on the flight into Portland, I couldn’t wait for an opportunity to see it up close in person. Surprisingly, there is only one area from which you can actually see the Vista House from here due …

Munras Falls

Munras Falls was a pleasant surprise. We set out for Wahclella Falls and encountered Munras Falls, which is located right alongside the trail not too far from the trailhead. There aren’t too many waterfalls that you can get this close to without getting drenched so it was cool to be able to shoot upward at …