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Website design, BBQ Sauce, & a Wedding

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I have been terribly remiss in keeping this up to date. The biggest news is that I have been very busy putting together websites for clients. All sites are built in WordPress with the intent that the client will be able to update and handle routine maintenance tasks on their own. For major upgrades or troubleshooting, I am always available.

Clients include:

I have two more in the hopper – a new site for Dr. Phillip Snell, and one for my own latest venture, The Sauceress.  Yes, you read that right…  I shoot photos, build websites, and now sell BBQ Sauce!


Going big!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

epson-stylus-pro-3800I’m super excited to announce that our in-house printing capacity in terms of size and quality is about to go WAY up. Our trusty Epson Stylus Photo 2200 will be replaced with an Epson Stylus Pro 3800. We will now be able to print on media up to 17″x22″, though I’ve read it is possible to go even longer… We will also be able to print amazing B&W and improved gradients and skin tones.

Better still, the large capacity pressurized ink system will reduce the number of ink cartridges we have to recycle annually.  The 3800 has an 80ml cartridge while the 2200 has an 18ml cartridge.

If you’re looking for a great, well cared for large format photo printer, get in touch. The 2200 will be up for sale soon. Portland Metro area sales only.  If you’d like to see sample prints from the 2200, you can find an exhibit of my work at the Morning Star Cafe – 510 SW 3rd Avenue, suite 100 – in downtown Portland.


Sunset Valley’s last hoorah

Saturday, January 17th, 2009
photo by Hanmi Hubbard Meyer

photo by Hanmi Hubbard Meyer

I found out via Facebook that I have a photo published in this week’s Portland Mercury…. (Ahh… takes me back to my days of being published in the local weekly music rags.)  Sadly there is no photo credit.   The photo, of Sunset Valley frontman Herman Jolly, was taken ages ago with a Canon S40 point and shoot. I was at the height of my “let’s push the bounds of what this little camera can do” experimentation. That was also about this time I decided I really needed to step up to a DSLR. While I was becoming frustrated with shutter lag and the very limited control, I think the time I spent really digging into and exhausting all the features available BEFORE upgrading, really made me appreciate the DSLR when I finally switched.

This discovery brings up many topics in my mind.  Chief among them: ensuring proper credit and protecting images that are shared online.  Upon searching for images of Sunset Valley, I found several blogs using a version of the photo above or one of several other shows I shot and naively uploaded to my old Mac.com page.  The reality is I was not a pro shooter at the time, and didn’t really expect to become one again.  Of course, now that I am, I regret that I have missed out on several opportunities for some free advertising.  And moreover, having now had my eyes opened, what will I change going forward?  I already watermark everything and take full advantage of exif data…  I know there are a lot of opinions out there, and countless products designed to protect copyright holders.  But how helpful are they, really?

On a side note, I am VERY excited to see Sunset Valley tonight.  As the article mentions they had a prior “last” show, which happened to be my wedding day, so I missed it.  Now I just need to decide what to toss into the camera bag…


Around the world

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Flickr has a fun new feature: a map of the world on which you can check off all the countries you’ve visited. Here’s mine:

create your own visited countries map

While I tend to think of myself as well traveled, this definitely puts into perspective how much more there is to discover. And for the geographically challenged, here’s a list: Argentina, Austria , Belgium, Brasil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam


Remodels, portraits, & logos, OH MY!

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

It’s been a busy month… In the midst of remodeling our own bathroom, I spent a day shooting professionals remodeling the bathroom of a family in need for REACH Community Development. My volunteer assignment came from a dart game at the Lucky Lab a couple months ago. We met several folks who’d just arrived in Portland for their AmeriCorps assignment, and one of them asked if I’d be willing to do some pro bono work on their behalf. Last Thursday I covered two sites, one with a new wheelchair ramp installation, the other a bathroom remodel and living room window replacement.

The guys from Balfor were all very courteous and accommodating. Some were more aware [and wary] of the camera than others, but that is to be expected. The bathroom job turned out to be much more involved than they had anticipated, so I was trying to stay out of the way and just document their work.

Prior to that I designed a logo for Yoga for Weddings… I haven’t done a lot of illustration, but I must admit I am very happy with how this turned out. I started out by sketching in my notepad, then a more refined sketch on bond paper, which I scanned and brought into Illustrator. The rest was all vectors and some transparency layering.

I also did another portrait shoot, this time of a young family–our friends Andy & Amy & their son, Theo. Three people at once proved much more challenging, but there were definitely a few keepers. I did decide it was madness to attempt to do that without an assistant, though. I much prefer working one-on-one or in a documentary fashion.

Now it’s back to our own remodel…