In hopes of pushing some holiday sales at DB Skimboards I put together several “mini edits” featuring DB Skimboards team riders. I also broke all of these videos up into 15 second versions that were also posted on Instagram and Facebook. The promos worked really well and sales were up over last year with no paid advertising support, which was great. As I go into 2015 I am going to try put out more media that is tailored to each social media platform with an end goal of trying to push traffic back to our websites. It’s a big challenge and I am excited to see what I can do over the next couple months.
Although I no longer work at The Bellingham Herald one of my last projects there was putting together a 2015 calendar. I am in Seattle now I haven’t seen the physical calendar yet, but I have heard it turned out well and they are selling the calendars for $3 at The Bellingham Herald customer service office or you can buy it online by CLICKING HERE. The Herald released the 2015 calendar featuring 11 of my photos along with the cover (Fellow photographer Phil Dwyer snagged October’s fall color photo). Below you can see all the photos that ran in the calendar categorized by month with the description the editorial staff at The Bellingham Herald wrote. January – Bald eagles live in northwest Washington year-round. Good places to look for them include Deming Homestead Eagle Park, Birch Bay State Park, and the Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center in Rockport. February – Mt. Baker Ski Area is a popular starting point backcountry skiers and snowboarders, but they must have proper equipment and must know about avalanche risks. March – Berries, potatoes and other crops contribute to the bounty of Whatcom County farms. April – Cherry blossoms add gentle hues to the […]
A few recent Seattle cityscape and landscape photos I captured since I moved to Seattle in mid-December 2014. A fair amount of these photo were captured from my roof top in Capitol Hill and others just during my commute to work. Now that I am finally settled in to my apartment I am excited to start exploring more and capturing the Seattle photos I always wanted to. If you are interested in prints or using any of these for commercial purposes feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my 500px account by CLICKING HERE. Follow our Photo adventures: 500px Facebook Instagram Twitter Tumblr
It was my first year bringing in the new year while living in Seattle and I just happen to have a great view of the Space Needle from my apartment rooftop in Capitol Hill. Here’s a few photos I captured last night of the fireworks shooting off of the Space Needle. It was the first time I saw it in person and I gotta say it was much cooler than I anticipated. Some of these photos have been very popular on Instagram to my surprise and if anyone wants prints or to use them for promotional use feel free to email me at email@example.com. Happy 2015 Everyone!
Macro water drop photos I captured in the Alley District of Bellingham, Washington a few weeks ago. I finally had a chance to edit all of the photos from the photo session. Now that I have finally made the transition from Bellingham to Seattle I hope to spend more time hunting for new macro photos. I also plan on picking up a Canon macro lens to pair with my 5D Mark II and 7D Mark II as I make the switch (kinda) from Canon to Nikon. I captured these photos with a Nikon D7100 and a 105mm macro lens.
Each week I have given myself the task to come up with some new macro photos for my macro Monday’s project. Since the new Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Official Teaser was released and I just so happen to have some Star Wars Legos (thank you best girlfriend ever Alyne for the gift millennium falcon) I decided to use those as the subject. I attempted to recreate the scene of the Millennium Falcon flown by Han Solo and crew with a X-Wing piloted by Luke Skywalker flying away from the Death Star before it exploded in Star Wars IV: A New Hope, but as Legos. I used a long exposure photo I captured on Lopez Island, found the Death Star image and photoshopped my two macro photos into the scene. And below is the nerdiest photo project I have ever taken: After I finished spending about an hour capturing photos and editing stuff together, I started to wonder how many other people were doing the same type of thing with Star Wars Legos and action figures. I had no idea there were so many people doing this and putting in so much time. For instance, FinalFeature’s re-edit […]
Bryce Casselaman nominated me for the Black And White Photo Challenge and it seemed like a fun thing to participate in. Here’s the 5 photos I decided to go with for the challenge. Pipeline The photo I decided to post first was from a huge day at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu in 2008. This was easily the most amazing day of surfing I have ever witnessed and I remember this was the only guy who went right while I was there. He pretty much got destroyed right after this frame, but the drop he had alone must have made it work it. A ferry ride to Lopez Island I love my girlfriend Alyne and I love taking photos of her. When we first started hanging out she wasn’t a huge fan of me taking photos of her, but over the the past 10 months she has really opened up to letting me capture more portraits of her. Here’s one from a recent ferry ride to Lopez Island. Beastmode My favorite Seahawks moment ever was Marshawn Lynch’s amazing 67-yard TD run against the Saints in the playoffs. I remember watching that with my friends and everyone freaking out. […]
It was the beginning of my last week at The Bellingham Herald and I had the chance to capture photos of the Seattle Seahawks v. the New York Giants. It was an amazing experience to say the least. I had the opportunity to talk with Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin for a few minutes and captured well over 3,000 photos of the Seahawks Seattle’s 38-17 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, the third straight win for the Seahawks where the defending champs showed glimpses of that title form. Lynch was the workhorse for a record day for the Seahawks offense. He ran for 140 yards and a career-high four touchdowns on runs of 1, 2, 3 and 16 yards. Seattle set a franchise record with 350 yards rushing, the most in the NFL since Kansas City ran for 352 against Indianapolis in 2012. Lynch wasn’t alone. Wilson added 107 yards on 14 carries and a 1-yard TD run with 5:19 left. Christine Michael and Robert Turbin averaged more than 5 yards per carry: Michael finished with 71 yards and Turbin added 32. Seattle is the first NFL team to have a running back rush for four touchdowns and […]
Now that I am gearing up to work in the skimboarding and skateboarding industry full-time I am sending out more of my skate and skim photos to magazines. Below you can see a couple of my photos that ran in the fall issue of Pulse Skimboarding Magazine. Click here to view the full issue.
I will miss capturing photos of different news events around Whatcom County for The Bellingham Herald when I start my new job at DB Skimboards / DB Longboards (although I am very excited to start the new job and focus on the boardsports I love). This was one of those types of assignments where I figured it would be a standard construction photo, but it turned into a video opportunity and I even got to interview the designer of the bridge. Senior Bridge Engineer Jiri Pertold, of David Evans and Associates, talked to me about the new Potter Road bridge and the installation of the new girders and how the bridge differs from the previous Potter Road bridge on Oct. 29, 2014. I also included a few photos from the day below.