Achievement

 At first glance, you wouldn’t think this photo represents achievement. But there’s a story behind it, like with many great photos. I’ve been interested in photography for a long time. The first job I remember wanting was a photographer for National Geographic. A pretty sophisticated dream for a 7-year-old, eh? When I was 14, I did…

New York City

I spent fall break in New York City, and it was nothing short of incredible. Each time I visit the city (this trip marks my fifth experience in NYC), I try to discover something new, which means I don’t stick to midtown Manhattan. I’d rather spend two hours taking the subway to a different borough than simply…

My Editing Philosophy

Just like every photographer has a different aesthetic perspective, every photographer has a different editing philosophy. When I edit in Photoshop, I try to only make minimal adjustments. I use levels to make the darker shades darker and lighter ones brighter to manually add contrast. If there’s an extremely distracting spot, I’ll use the spot healing brush to…

Unwind

This is the ninth and final photograph in my photo series entitled People of Portland. If you’ve missed any of the series, now’s the time to go back and catch up! All copyright is my own, please do not use these images without my written permission. Feel free to leave any comments, questions, or critiques in the…

Splash

This is the eighth photograph in my photo series entitled People of Portland, which I am almost finished unveiling. All copyright is my own, please do not use these images without my written permission. Feel free to leave any comments, questions, or critiques in the comments below! 

Pedal

This is the seventh photograph in my photo series entitled People of Portland, which I am continuing to unveil over the next few days. All copyright is my own, please do not use these images without my written permission. Feel free to leave any comments, questions, or critiques in the comments below! 

Cross

This is the sixth photograph in my photo series entitled People of Portland, which I am continuing to unveil over the next few days. All copyright is my own, please do not use these images without my written permission. Feel free to leave any comments, questions, or critiques in the comments below! 

Beat

This is the fifth photograph in my photo series entitled People of Portland, which I am continuing to unveil over the next few days. All copyright is my own, please do not use these images without my written permission. Feel free to leave any comments, questions, or critiques in the comments below!