My iPad painting attempt

This is not really my first iPad painting but it’s the first one I’ve done that I actually like! I wish I could say I imagined the scene but I used my friends photo of a fire access road in Oregon for inspiration. He said the light on the road broke through the mist and created this wonderful glow. I wanted to see if I could capture that. I used the drawing program called Procreate. Hope you enjoy!



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Portrait of a farmer

My garden buddy Steve was kind enough to help me make some photos for stock. He not only has a great face but equal in is knowledge about gardening. It was a lot of fun – I hope I can persuade him to pose some more!


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A few career portraits

I was asked to take photograph a few career oriented portraits of our students for a set of departmental flyers. Each student would be highlighted in a flyer about the program along with a quote about what the program did for them. Below is a selection of some of the wonderful people I met.


This is Patricia who after her job in the retail industry was downsized during the economic downturn and decided to go back to school. She is now graduating from the electrical instrumentation program.

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To be 19 feet tall!

It’s always fun to see your images being used but it’s not often they are 19 feet high!


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A veteran and his son



I had a fun assignment this week that I thought I would share. I was asked to photograph a guy and his 2.5 year old son. The dad is a wounded veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan and is part of the wounded warrior program. Because of his injuries he cannot go into criminal justice like he wanted to so instead he is going through a process technology program. He has one semester to complete before finishing the program. The photographs will be used for a story about his struggles and successes going through the program along with being a dad. Here his son proudly wears his fathers helmet and would NOT take it off no matter how much I tried. Very cute to see how much he admired his father.

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A few felines

I had the pleasure of getting a few felines comfortable with the camera…


This cat is almost a blue gray in tone when you see him. I decided to try and go for a tone on tone here and made a hammock out of a scarf I had. He seems quite comfortable don’t ya think?

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Tangerine two

I had a chance to photograph a new dynamic duo, Violinist Rick Kaname Shinozaki and Pianist Anne Rainwater. I really enjoyed taking their portraits. Expect to hear more from them in the near future!


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