Thanks so much for visiting my page and viewing my photos! I'm a landscape photographer based in Portland, Oregon that primarily shoots throughout the Pacific Northwest.
I'm a native Oregonian that, only until recently, probably took the area for granted. Although I would go out for the occasional hike in the Columbia River Gorge, I never really considered myself an ourdoorsy type person until I started getting serious about landscape photography. Since then, I’ve really grown an appreciation for backpacking and the outdoors, and realize now what a special place the Pacific Northwest is. My goal as a photographer is to get out, experience as much as I can, and capture epic moments to share with others.
Sometimes people ask me how I got started and what motivates me but I’m afraid these answers might be a bit boring. I think I’ve always been drawn more towards landscape work for whatever reason, and when I started seeing some amazing photos from people who inspire me (Ryan Dyar, Miles Morgan, Marc Adamus, Ted Gore and Alex Noriega), I simply decided those were the types of photos I wanted to take, so I did – and began working really hard at it. Weather and light can be hard to predict, which is what makes landscape photography both fun and challenging for me – getting those circumstances right can be quite epic and addicting so this hobby quickly turned into an obsession.
When I go out and shoot or process my photos, I always try to think about how I can make my photo unique or better than what I’ve seen from other photographers. The great thing about landscape photography is that there’s usually a plentiful amount of great examples to look at, so I encourage anyone interested in this field to familiarize yourself with other great photographers and use their work to train your eyes, it will have a tremendous impact on how you shoot and process your own photos.
When I’m not shooting, I’m working as a Product Manager at Apollo Video Technology (that supplies mobile video solutions), cruising around on my motorcycle or spending time with my wife Holly and our English bulldog, Lucy.
- Canon 5D II
- Canon 16-35mm 2.8L III (my go to lens), Canon 24-105 4L, Canon 50 1.2L (portraits and some astro), Canon 70-200 2.8L, Rokinon 24mm 1.4 (for astro)
- Induro tripod
- Sirui ball-head
- B+W Polarizer Filter
- Noteworthy accessories: Rocket blower (this thing rocks!), Canon timer remote, Photo Pills phone app