I had the opportunity to capture the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom for The Bellingham Herald Sunday. It was a pretty good time and a learning experience to say the least. As thankful as I am for Mt Baker Ski area always taking me around on a snow mobile for events I really need to learn how to snowboard, so I can ride with my cameras to get to better locations for photos on the mountain. Anyways, here’s some photos from the event.
In 2012 no one really knew who these two best friends Doug Baldwin and Richard Sherman were. When I took this photo I had no idea two years down the road they would help bring a Super Bowl to Seattle. I am pretty damn happy one of the Seattle pro teams won a championship and I got to witness it… For the past several weeks I have taken photos of Seahawks 12 man rallies, local residents going to the Super Bowl and pretty much any and everything Seahawks related for The Bellingham Herald. Video from the first 12th Man rally in Bellingham: Video from the second 12th Man rally in Bellingham:
I went down to Seattle for the weekend and had a little bit of time to wander around and take photos. Here’s a few photos from Volunteer Park, Pike Place Market, the Great Wheel and the Hammering Man. I need to spend more time in Seattle to capture better photos of all of these landmarks.
I had the pleasure of meeting with the Bellingham Ceili Club for a photoshoot Wednesday evening in Bellingham. You can find out more information about the Ceili Club by going to their website BellinghamCeiliClub.com
Whenever the skies are clear in Bellingham I try and go out and take long exposure photos of the area and it has been a personal project for the past couple months. Here are a few of my favorite long exposure photos captured in Whatcom County from the past few months.
My little brother is back from New York and my full family is actually together for the first time in a long time on Christmas. Instead of just taking a basic photo I decided to make a few portraits of my family this year and combine them into one photo. I also took a bunch of portraits for my brother while he was here. He is working on his improv/sketch comedy in New York, so while my dad was sleeping on the couch and my mom and sister were talking we made the short video below… And then we made another video using one of his ideas: Anyways…Merry Christmas from the McDonald family!
I have never really been a portrait photographer and over the past two months I have been reading every book I can on the subject and studying the art. I also purchased new SB 910 flashes, and other studio gear, so I can start creating portraits and perfect the art. I met with Dustin last night and gave my first serious attempt of capturing portraits that you can see here. I even tried some light writing techniques to get some more unique photos. If you are interested in getting some portraits done feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.