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Darlington Nagbe for Advocare

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe for Advocare. Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer)
A couple of weeks ago we got a call from Advocare looking for a photographer for a shoot with Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe. I was happy to shoot it as I’ve worked with him many many times, not only as the Timbers photographer, but I also hid in the bushes while he proposed to his now wife Felicia, shot maternity photos for them and shot photos of his new baby as well. I’m kind of the Nagbe personal photpgrapher, so I was happy to shoot some cool photos for his latest product endorsement. Advocare sent a video crew up from Dallas and we rented out the Portland Futsal faciltiy on 17th Ave in SE Portland, which is the perfect facility for a photo shoot like this. This is one of my favorites from the shoot.

Clip: Sports Illustrated for Kids

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Damian Lillard in Sports Illustrated for Kids. Photo by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Another national magazine using my image of Damian Lillard and his series clinching buzzer beater. This week, it is Sports Illustrated for Kids.

Clip: ESPN Magazine

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Damian Lillard in ESPN Magazine. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)

I was pleasantly surprised to see my photo of Damian Lillard’s last second shot to win game 6 and the series against the Houston Rockets in last years playoffs was run as a double truck in ESPN the Magazine’s latest issue. One of the greatest moments in Blazer history and one of my favorite photos this year. Always nice to see large photos in major magazines.

Portland Trail Blazers Portraits

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Portraits of Portland Trail Blazers players, including LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard shot at the Moda Center.  Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig Mitchelldyer www.craigmitchelldyer.com (Craig Mitchelldyer)
Yesterday at the Moda Center the Portland Trail Blazers held their annual media day. I was assigned to shoot portraits of each player on the 2014-2015 squad. Here are my favorites from each player. Should be a fun season!

Timbers vs CD Olimpia

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Tuesday night the Portland Timbers hosted the first CONCACAF Champions League game in Portland. The boys in green won 4-2 vs CD Olimpia of Hondorus taking the lead in the group stage of the tournament. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the game. The first shot I love. Maxi’s foot on the keepers foot, the keeper with a hand in the face and yet he still got passed him to score a goal!

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti (37) gets past CD Olimpia goalkeeper Noel Valladares (27) to score a goal in the second half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Maximiliano Urruti (37) gets past CD Olimpia goalkeeper Noel Valladares (27) to score a goal in the second half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army celebrates after a goal in the first half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army celebrates after a goal in the first half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army celebrates after a goal in the first half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; The Timbers Army celebrates after a goal in the first half during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson (4) and forward Gaston Fernandez (10) with their children after the match during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 16, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson (4) and forward Gaston Fernandez (10) with their children after the match during group play of the CONCACAF Champions League at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-CONCACAF (Craig Mitchelldyer)

Clip: LINKS Magazine

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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Here is a clip from a recent photo shoot we did for LINKS Magazine for a story about speed golfing. Had a fun time out out Pumpkin Ridge in Hillsboro, OR with Christopher Smith. Hauled some lights out onto the middle of the course and setup a spot for him to jump over a little creek to show how the pace of speed golf doesn’t follow traditional paths. You get to the ball as fast as you can anyway you can!

Oregon Sports Weekend

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

This weekend we shot 3 sports events at 3 venues in 36 hours.

It all started with the big matchup between top 10 teams Oregon and Michigan St at Autzen Stadium. Great game. There was a forest fire about 30 miles away and the wind had carried the smokle into Eugene and it filtered the sunlight and made for some really nice light.

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The next day the Timbers played host to San Jose. Another awesome game. The Timbers came out attacking and although the final was 3-3, it was probably one of the best games I’ve seen all year.

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) reacts after a shot in the first half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi (9) brings the ball forward at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi (9) heads the ball at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara (21) is tackled in the second half at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri (8) takes a shot at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) reacts after scoring a goal at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

September 7, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell (24) reacts after scoring a goal at Providence Park. Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Finally, after the Timbers match I went straight to Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro to shoot the Championhip match between the Hillsboro Hops and Vancouver. Hillsboro one the game 4-2 and won the Northwest league Title for the first time to cap off a really busy, yet really fun weekend.

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

HILLSBORO, OR - SEPTEMBER 7: The Hillsboro Hops vs the Vancouver Canadians in game 2 of the NWL Championship at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops) (Craig Mitchelldyer/Hillsboro Hops)

Clip: NWSL Championship

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Yesterday i went up to Seattle to cover the NWSL Championship. Fun match. My daughter loves the NWSL so I bought her a ticket and she watched the match while I was shooting. I cannot stress enough how awesome it is for little girls to have professional women’s sports to watch and athletes to look up to. I never really thought much about it until my 9 year old started going to games and seeing what it means for her. So much good. Anyway, the game was great and I shot some nice photos. Here is one that was used by SI.com after the match.

SI Clip from NWSL (Craig Mitchelldyer)

And a few more images from the match:

TUKWILA, WA - AUGUST 31:  Nahomi Kawasumi #9 of Seattle Reign FC fights for the ball against Jen Buczowski #6 of FC Kansas City in the first half of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nahomi Kawasumi; Jen Buczowski (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA – AUGUST 31: Nahomi Kawasumi #9 of Seattle Reign FC fights for the ball against Jen Buczowski #6 of FC Kansas City in the first half of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nahomi Kawasumi; Jen Buczowski (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA - AUGUST 31: Kim Little #8 of Seattle Reign FC and Jen Bucowski #6 of FC Kansas City collide in the first half of of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kim Little; Jen Bucowski (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA – AUGUST 31: Kim Little #8 of Seattle Reign FC and Jen Bucowski #6 of FC Kansas City collide in the first half of of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kim Little; Jen Bucowski (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA - AUGUST 31: Megan Rapinoe #15 of Seattle Reign FC reacts after scoring a goal in the second half of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.  (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Megan Rapinoe (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

TUKWILA, WA – AUGUST 31: Megan Rapinoe #15 of Seattle Reign FC reacts after scoring a goal in the second half of the National Women's Soccer League Championship on August 31, 2014 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Megan Rapinoe (Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)