Thursday, June 25, 2009

Looking Forward to Inglewood

Neil and I have been working in partnership with Club Services of America for the last 2 1/2 years, photographing the membership of Country Clubs. The owner of the company is Paul Gittings, a name that is legendary in the portrait photography world. His father was a pioneer in the area of dye transfer printing and Paul, Jr. was the youngest person to be awarded a Master of Photography by the Professional Photographers of America. When Paul called, asking if we would be interested in photographing Creekside Golf Club, we jumped at the chance to work with him.

In July and August, we will be traveling to Seattle to photograph the membership of the Inglewood Golf Club. With a beautiful club house and one of the oldest golf courses in the Pacific Northwest, we are really looking forward to this. It is a chance to meet new and interesting people!

Here are a few sample portraits from other clubs we have photographed.

It Pays to Get up Early

June 14-16 was the annual Professional Photographers of Oregon Summer conference in Bend. It was a great time for learning and sharing with other photographers!

My passion is centered around photographing people, so I rarely photograph landscapes. This time I had an opportunity that I couldn't pass up. Friend and colleague, Adrian Kline, led a sunrise expedition to photograph Mt. Bachelor at Sparks Lake. It meant getting up at 3:30 in order to get to the lake by 5:00 am but it was totally worth it!

The predawn mist rising over the lake was just magical and turning the camera in the direction of a bunch of photography geeks was an opportunity not to be missed. :-)
Here is a word to the wise: 1) If you plan to get up at 3:30 am, it is best to get to bed before 1:30 am. 2) When hiking befoe dawn in the high Cascades in June, dress warm! I forgot to put in my hiking boots and only had sandals. After the first 10 miutes, my feet lost all feeling and I was fine.