Category Archives: Oregon

My photography life has shifted dramatically, at least for the time being, as predicted by my friend Scott Forman, toward baby portraiture. I’m proud to announce that Teri and I had our first baby on December 20, 2011, an amazing little girl we named Gavin Rae. Now as you already know, I’m lousy at portraiture, […]

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Oregon Trip–Part two, chapter two. It struck me this morning that today might be the very last Thursday of my childhood. Some of you already know this, but my wife, Teri, is pregnant, due Christmas Day. She has convinced her Ob/Gyn to attempt induction next Monday night, meaning that I could be a daddy in […]

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Oregon Trip–Part two, chapter one. After my relatively brief introduction to the waterfalls of Umpqua National Forest, the rest of the drive back to Beaverton was relatively unremarkable. The four of us (Ben, Lori, Leo, and I) got back early enough on Sunday to hang out at their apartment pool for about an hour or […]

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If you have never been to the forests of Oregon, be prepared for some of the densest, darkest woods imaginable—something right out of Jurassic Park. These are old-growth forests with towering canopies. Even at high noon on a clear day, the forest floor receives only tiny amounts of diffused sunlight through the foliage above. This […]

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As I mentioned last week, the point of my Oregon trip was to visit my friend Ben Coffman, who moved from my neck of the woods to Beaverton last year with his wife, Lori, and their two kids, Leo and Lily. Ben was gracious enough to act as equal parts host, guide, chauffeur, and fellow […]

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I have been trying to catch up on my stack of unread Outdoor Photographer magazines lately. I brought my final three unopened issues along with me for a long day of plane rides from Omaha, Nebraska, to Portland, Oregon, about two weeks ago. In the September 2010 issue, I came across an article by Randy […]

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