Phood Photography.

So last week I had the chance to do a little food photography, and while editing my photos I noticed a funny effect as I flipped back and forth. See how the image seems to take on an almost 3d effect, the plate almost jumping off the screen?

Delicious Happy Hour Mac and Cheese!

Delicious Happy Hour Mac and Cheese!

Dancing Drink

Dancing Drink

Pork Medallions, yum.

Pork Medallions, yum.

These also make me a little dizzy, but kind of a fun effect to keep in mind!

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On Photography

So one thing I’ve learned about freelancing is that you end up wearing a lot of hats- designer, print coordinator, strategist, accountant, SEO specialist, therapist. When you’re working with local companies as a one-person team, you have to be flexible and willing to share all your skills!

One such skill I’ve been working on lately is photography. I have always been interested in the field, from back when I first learned dark room etiquette in high school. In college I worked on my portfolio as a copywriter by adding in images I had personally taken- deciding early on that diverse skills will lead to better work across the board. Taking knowledge of one field and applying it to new use in another is how new and creative things are born- right?! It’s also how I end up with hobbies as diverse as sewing, running, and playing the banjo.

Now, I would by no means call myself a photographer in any sense other than as an avid hobbyist, but I have been lucky enough to do some photos for clients lately, and am happy with the results.

switch

booths in daylight

beer with bar background

In related news, I’m happy to tell you that The Station has now opened on Alberta, and the new space is adorable, the food superb.

Finger Lickin’ Good.

The other day I was lucky enough to have a client with delicious food who needed more pictures.

This was one of the best breakfasts of my life. If you’re in the Portland area, I cannot recommend the Circa 33 weekend brunch enough. For more images of this feast, visit my portfolio!

What can I say? I’ve been busy.

The good part about working hard is that you have a lot of fun stuff to show for that time. I’ve successfully branded an event, created countless posters, taken on the Kentucky Derby and in general workin’ it. Hard. I’ll try to get back to posting regularly, and especially posting some of my work lately.

To start things off, here are two pictures I took last weekend while working a booth at Pedalnation.

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Those of you who know me personally know that I should never be allowed near bikes- but something about the way they look and how shiny they are really draws me in. Maybe someday I’ll own one (and even learn to ride it!)