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Downtown Portland Street Photography

“Keep Portland Weird”

While on a photo project for a client, I had the opportunity to stop by the downtown area and photograph a street fair just for fun.  This was my first attempt at street photography and I have to say, it is a lot of fun.  Portland certainly has a lot of interesting subjects that make for great photographs.  My favorite characters were the blue hippie and the silver statue guy.  When you gave the statue a dollar he would juggle for a few minutes and then go back to being completely motionless.  He’s quite talented to be able to stand there for hours at a time entertaining the public.  There were various bands and musicians playing, as well as artists and shops offering various items for sale.

To check out the other photo shoot I completed in Portland for Red Lion Portland Airport, click here.  The photos below would make great Portland stock photography for anyone who has a use for them.  Contact me for information on licensing the images.

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Spokane Fall Festival of Homes

Explore the largest new construction show in the Inland Northwest”

A group of friends visited many of the Festival Homes in the Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake last weekend.  While we were not able to see them all, we really enjoyed looking at the architecture, design, and decoration of the homes.  I always enjoy finding out what’s new in the building industry and what is popular with cabinetry, furniture, and lighting.

Here are just a few of the photos from the limited homes that we visited.  These were all (casually) taken on a tripod using only ambient light with a Canon 5D MkIII and a 17mm Tilt-Shift lens. Enjoy!

 

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SYP event at Union Gospel Mission

The Spokane Young Professionals partnered with the Union Gospel Mission of Spokane to hold a volunteer event at the Men’s Mission.  UGM has a program where they give a small gift to donors who make a large contribution as a way to say thank you.  One of the ways they do this is to give a jar of fixings that can be mixed together to make Chili.  They were running low on these chili kits so SYP worked together to do a craft night and make more for the Mission’s donors.  Everyone had a great time!

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SYP at the new David’s Pizza

I have the privilege of sitting on the board for the Spokane Young Professionals group.  Naturally I also like to take photos at the events as well.  Here are the images from the latest event here in Spokane.  The new David’s Pizza near the Spokane Arena offered to host us, and their new location is awesome for an event like this.  There was plenty of light from the large west facing windows, the food was great, and the beer was cold.  Looks like everyone here had a great time!

From the SYP website: The Spokane Young Professionals group seeks to connect the next generation of leaders by providing an atmosphere where individuals can network with one another. By building an encouraging environment for young professionals, SYP hopes to keep young talent in the Spokane area.

 

 

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