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.
Odesza’s Harrison Mills (aka Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (aka BeachesBeaches) live at the Wild Buffalo in Bellingham. I listen to Odesza’s music while I edit photos and video all the time, so I always enjoy taking photos of their live set. You can read my interview I did with the DJ duo over at The Bellingham Herald’s website by clicking HERE also.
The Bellingham Herald sent me to the Spark Museum in Bellingham last week to capture the Electric Show and the MegaZapper, which is a large Tesla Coil. It was a pretty fun assignment and was a great change from capturing shopping on Grey Thrusday and Black Friday. View all the photos from the Spark Museum on The Bellingham Herald by CLICKING HERE.
The Bellingham Herald puts out Whatcom Magazine four times a year and I had a fair amount of photos in the newest issue. I was pretty excited to get one of my surfing photos from Westport published along with all the other photos from photo assignments over the past 6 months. Below are all of my photos in the magazine and you can read all the stories at: Bellinghamherald.com/whatcommagazine
The Bellingham Herald sent me up to Mt. Baker Ski Area for opening day on Nov. 21, 2013. It was easily my favorite photo assignment to date. It days like this that put a huge smile on my face. Here’s the photos and video from the day.