Archive for the 'Editorial' Category

Clip: Barron’s Magazine

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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I love shooting for Barron’s. They give me a lot of freedom to do interesting portraits of what could typically be potentially boring subject. Let’s face it, shooting in a financial office is not exactly knock your socks off exciting even though shooting people in ties is one of my favorite things to photograph (I’m being dead serious!). Anyway, I love shooting the Mutual Funds profiles because they like the image to tell a little bit more about the person in the photo than just a typical portrait. For example, the last one I shot, our subject was an avid tennis player so we shot him on the rooftop tennis court at the MAC in downtown Portland.

So for this image, I first set out to find out some more about Guy Pope. It turns out he was a lover of the outdoors and spent a lot of time running in Forest Park in Portland. So I went on a little hike to find a cool spot. I thought shooting him in a suit in the middle of the forest would be a good contrast to the typical office photo, yet still be professional. The hardest part of this shoot was packing all the equipment up the trail. I used a beauty dish on a boom for the main light and a 30 degree grid on the back light to try and mimic the sun that was coming in and out of the trees at the same angle. Here is a behind the scenes shot:
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I like how it turned out and am always happy with having a huge photo in the pages of a national magazine.

Clip: Travel Portland Magazine

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

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Here is a clip of the most recent issue of Travel Portland. A cool photo shot from a remote camera at a Timbers game last season showing a great tifo by the timbers Army while they were showing support for the LGBT Community.

Clip: Athlon Sports Magazine Cover

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Every year I shoot a bunch of football games for Athlon Sports and never get to see the images used until the next year when they publish the preview editions. I always look forward to seeing how my photos are used. This morning they released the Pac-12 edition cover and I was happy to see one of my images of Oregon State QB Sean Mannion on the cover.

Clip: Portland Timbers Game Day Programs

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Back at the beginning of the season we shot all the Timbers players for use on game day programs. The idea this year was that we would have a portrait of the player and then put an action photo of them behind the portrait. I like it. Here are a few from the first few games of the year.  (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Clip: Brian Tosky Political Campaign Photos

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

If you live in Beaverton you may have seen these flyers hitting your mailbox a lot in the last few weeks. We had the pleasure of working with Brian Tosky’s campaign for Oregon House Representative to create images that will hopefully help tell his story and get him elected to the Oregon House. If you live in Beaverton and have not yet voted, be sure to cast your ballot by May 20! I am generally pretty neutral as far as politics go. Part of the job, but I will say that after spending over 3 days with Brian and his family I wouldn’t hesitate to vote for him. He is a good person with some good ideas. Here are a few of the mailers/web images/etc that we shot for the campaign.

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Political Campaign Photography from Portland, Oregon photographer Craig Mitchelldyer (Craig Mitchelldyer)

have you seen any of these in your mailbox? Let me know! and Be sure to vote on May 20th!

What a Sports Weekend in Portland

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) makes a three pointer at the buzzer over Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) to win the game during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)

Wow! What a weekend for sports (and sports photography!) in Portland last weekend. It all started on Friday night with game 6 of the NBA Playoffs between the Houston Rocket and Portland Trail Blazers. The entire series had already been one of the best in NBA history. 3 overtime games, each game decided by just a couple of points, each game coming down to the final seconds. Game 6 in Portland would not disappoint. Houston took the lead with .9 seconds to go in the game, and Damian Lillard hit a three pointer at the buzzer to win the series and send Portland to the second round for the first time in 14 years. The Moda Center center went absolutely nuts. It was amazing. Above is my photo of the final shot that ran in newspapers, magazines and websites all over the world.
May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots the game winning three pointer over Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons (25) in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)

Here is the same moment, captured from my remote camera on the opposite side of the court. Afterwards, mayhem in sued and I rushed the court to try and make a photo of Lillard as they celebrated.

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reacts after hitting the game winning shot against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)


May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reacts after hitting the game winning shot against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Blazer fans cheer during introductions in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports (Craig Mitchelldyer/Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports)

This image from the pre game is also one of my favorites. Just overall an amazing game to be at and to shoot. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, the very next night the Portland Timbers played DC United in the pouring rain at Providence Park. Gaston Fernandez scored 35 seconds in to the match.

May 3, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers forward Gaston Fernandez (10) and midfielder Steve Zakuani (7) celebrate the first goal of the match during the first half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

The Timbers would score another first half goal, but going into stoppage time, the scored was tied at 2-2. There was 4 minutes of added time at the end of the game and at the 93:35 mark, Maximiliano Urruti scored at the buzzer to give the Timbers their first win on the season and more mayhem in the Rose City.

May 3, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti (37) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal during the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Two night, two sports, two venues, two buzzer beaters. You can not beat that! What a great weekend.

May 3, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers hold up log slabs after the 3-2 win at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

New Website!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

New Portland, Oregon Phgotographer Website (Craig Mitchelldyer)
I’m VERY excited to announce our brand new website! I have been a photographer in Portland for a long time and my website has been through many incarnations and this new version might be my favorite. Not only does it work well on mobile platforms as well, but it is clean, fast and very easy to use. For clients, the image delivery and gallery display integration is second to none and you will love the ease of it all. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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.