Portrait of a David Douglas High School senior girl in a red flowered dress with picture in a field with dramatic lighting.

Rani – David Douglas High School

Rani is super excited for her senior year of high school at David Douglas High School in Portland! Last night Rani and her best friend Mykala and I marched up the side of Powell Butte—determined to get some amazing pictures.

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Water and Paper

I love capturing macro images of water drops; The way the drops act as lenses in their own right, refracting light and casting shadows. Here, I used a printed note card in the background and a simple work light to create dimension.

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Light Orb

The concept behind creating a light orb is simple: you set your camera to take a long exposure, you walk out in front of the camera with a flashlight on a string, and then you start swinging that flashilight around quickly while you turn in a circle.

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Serpent Tongue

I had to get pretty up close and personal with this beautiful snake as it slithered across a trail near my home, and that’s when he gave me the tongue.

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Street Musician

Jasmine is a member of the San Francisco based travelling band, the “Dirty Pines.”  I discovered her singing and playing her violin on the streets of Portland with her husband and banjo player Shade Allen earlier this week

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