Archive for the 'Editorial' Category

Clip: Human Resource Executive Magazine

Monday, April 7th, 2014

There really is a magazine for everything. Sometimes we get assignments for magazines you never knew existed. Actually, that’s a lot of the magazines we shoot for. Here are clips from a recent shoot for the April issue of Human Resource Executive magazine.


They were running a story about Umpqua Bank and its unique approach to banking. It’s a great magazine that uses photography really well. For this shoot we used the lobby of the Pearl District branch early one morning before the bank opened. Since it was still dark outside, the lobby was a little dark and the windows that usually light the place up weren’t “working”. So we added a couple of lights to mimic the sun shining through the windows to light the background and then used a huge 5ft softbox to light them.


I think it turned out pretty nice. Plus, everything always looks better when used as a cover.

Corporate Head Shots

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Corporate head shots are our specialty. Here are some recent ones we like.

Bob’s Red Mill

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

A couple months ago, we were hired to shoot Bob Moore of Bob’s Red Mill for American Profile Magazine. The issue just came out last weekend, and here’s how it looks. They used a small image on the cover (pictured above) and inside, a large photo of Bob sitting with his hands full of flaxseed.

Our 13 Favorite Timbers Photos of 2013

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

2013 was a fantastic year over here at Mitchelldyer Photography, Inc. Every year I say that, but this year was one of the best. We shot over 160,000 pictures for a huge variety of old and new clients. It is fun at the end of every year to look back and find our favorite images. These may or may not be our “best” from the year but they are favorites for one reason or another. Because we shoot such a huge variety of subjects, we are breaking down the “13 of 2013″ into 4 categories. Timbers photos, wedding photos, portrait photos and sports photos (non Timbers).

Enjoy this first installment…our 13 favorite Timbers photos of 2013.

Portraits are one of my favorite things to shoot, so I’ll start off with a portrait of midfielder Diego Valeri. Valeri burst onto the MLS scene this year, scoring in his first match and winning the leagues “Newcomer of the Year” award. We shot this photo during training camp for use on the game day program cover.

The second match of the year was a road match up in Seattle. I like this photo of Will Johnson trying to get back into the huddle after the coin flip. Little moments like this are what I am always on the lookout for.

Another image from the same match, head coach Caleb Porter holds up a Timbers Army scarf after the match, thanking the fans for traveling to the game to support the team. Nobody knew at the time that this Timbers season was going to be one to remember, well, except Caleb. He knew.

In what was perhaps the coolest event I have ever been a part of, 8 year old Atticus celebrates after scoring against the Timbers. The Make-a-Wish foundation came to the team and said Atticus wish was to get to play again with his teammates. His season was cut short after being diagnosed with cancer. His wish was to scrimmage the Timbers. And they went all out. in fact, 3,000 people came to the stadium. There was a national anthem and chants and it was just amazing. The Green Machine won the match on a goal by Atticus at the buzzer.

Goal celebrations are always my favorite. You never know what is going to happen. Here, Rodney Wallace carries a couple of teammates on his back after scoring in May.

Rodney again, this was fun celebration!

Freddie Piquionne scored 4 goals in one half. This was his celebration on goal #2. Not sure I’ll ever see one guy score 4 goals in a game again.

Happy goal scorers make for a happy photographer too. This one with Futty and Kalif was fantastic.

I am always trying to get a shot of the stadium when the sky looks cool. I go up in the stands for the precious 10-15 minutes of a sunset every time I see it. I always hope that the team will score when the sky looks cool and the smoke and flags will fly. On this day, all the stars aligned and I got my wish.

I shoot tons of photos of Timber Joey. Hard to choose just one favorite, but this one has the Cascadia flag, a fired up Joey and green smoke! What is not to love?

Back to Seattle for a playoff game in early November. Darlington Nagbe hushes the crowd after giving the Timbers the lead. They would go on to beat Seattle in the series and advance to the Western Conference Championship.

For the final game of the season, I wanted to get the fans, the field and the fireworks all in the same frame. So I setup a remote camera behind the Timbers Army and fired it from the position on the field during the pre game. Worked like a charm and is my favorite photo of the entire season. I am always trying to capture on film the atmosphere of a Timbers game and I think this picture does a good job of that.

And finally, one of the last photos I shot was from the final moments of the teams loss in the Western Conference Finals. Head coach Caleb Porter, the MLS Coach of the Year, watches as the Army lets off all the smoke they have. It was an amazing scene as the crowd actually got LOUDER after the loss. PT-FC Chants louder than I have ever heard. It was a very memorable season and I cannot what for the 2014 season to kick off.

Thanks for checking out our favorite Timbers images of 2013. Be sure to check back for the rest of the 13 of 2013 too!

Corporate Portraits – Portland Business Photography

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

One of the things we absolutley love to take photos of is corporate people. We shoot many images for law firms, accouting firms, financial/investment companies, banks, construction companies, architecture firms, etc for many Portland (and beyond) offices looking to update thier images for the web and/or marketing collateral and we also shoot many corporate people for various magazines and publications around the world. Here are a few we shot yesterday for a great client in Lake Oswego, OR. I wanted the images to have a natural light look and feel with a soft background that still gave a sense of place. So we shot them in the lobby of the building with an 85mm lens at f2.0 using a large softbox shot through a scrim as the main light and a bounce card as a fill/shadow side light. Turned out great. If you have a need for corporate headshots in Portland, OR do not hesitate to give us a call.

Clip: LGBTQ Hiv/Std Testing

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Earlier this year we worked on a really great project for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. We were hired by KAT Communications to shoot a series of portraits of young LGBTQ Native American’s to promote HIV/STD testing. We shot the subjects in the studio over the course of a day and then KAT took it from there and designed the ads and they did a great job. Fabulous local make-up artist Terri Lodge worked with us as well. A total team effort and I think it turned out awesome.

Clip: Super Lawyers Magazine

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

One of our favorite clients is Super Lawyers Magazine. We shoot the Oregon issue for them every year and always love the range of assignments they give us. Here are clips from a recent issue. We shot the cover and multiple inside pages as well as some of the law firm ads in the issue. Always a fun assignment.

Barron’s Magazine

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Here’s a full-page clip from Barron’s Magazine that we shot a few weeks ago. Loved the rooftop tennis court setting in downtown Portland!