Archive for the 'Workshops' Category

Pro Photo Supply Workshop

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Pro Photo Supply in Portland and Profoto Lighting Company asked us to teach a lighting workshop to demonstrate Profoto’s new B1 and B2 lights. Here are some of the results, with our Warrior Room model showing us her work with kettlebells.

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Photography by Portland Oregon Photographer Craig MItchelldyer 503.513.0550 (Craig Mitchelldyer, Craig Mitchelldyer)

Sports Photography Workshop

Monday, May 7th, 2012

I’m pretty excited to announce this new workshop. It is going to be really cool for those who attend. Here are the details:

“Sports Photography”

Photos by Craig Mitchelldyer and Thomas Boyd

Join Portland sports photographers Craig Mitchelldyer and Thomas Boyd for a workshop experience like no other. Mitchelldyer and Boyd have covered it all; from the Ducks and Beavers to the Timbers and Blazers all the way down to prep and youth sports and everything in between. Boyd is currently a staff photographer for The Oregonian newspaper and is assigned to the Pac-12 football, Timbers and Olympic Trials beat, among many others. Mitchelldyer is a freelance photographer in Portland, covering collegiate, professional and prep sports for a variety of clients. He is also the team photographer for the Portland Timbers.

In the first part of the workshop, Mitchelldyer and Boyd will show work and talk about what makes a great sports photo. They will go over lens selection, angles, finding good light, remotes, etc. They will also talk about their workflow and editing techniques.

In the second part of the workshop, you will shoot a Portland Timbers Reserves game against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Equipment such as 300 and 400mm lenses and other misc equipment will be supplied by Canon and Pro Photo Supply. You will be given a media credential* and have all the access that regular media have during the game to make amazing pictures of world class athletes in action. Mitchelldyer and Boyd will be on hand to help you make the best images.

In the final stage of the workshop, the group will edit images from the game and a final selection of the best images from the day will be used on the Timbers Facebook page and website to accompany articles about the game. Your work will be seen by over 100,000 people!

This workshop is limited to 12 people.

May 27, 2012

JELD-WEN Field in Portland, OR



A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to the Portland Timbers Community Fund

To Register:

Step 1: Complete this form:

UPDATE: 5/10 8:00am: SOLD OUT

The workshop has sold out. There is a possibility of a couple more spots opening up later or cancelations, so please keep an eye on this blog and Craig’s Facebook page for updates. You can email to be added to the wait list.

Step 2:
You must complete the payment page (here) and pay the fee. Once the event is full the registration will be closed. If you are able to complete the form, there is still space available. Further details will be emailed as the event nears.

If you have any questions or problems please email Craig Mitchelldyer at

* You will be bound by Major League Soccer credential use agreements. Images from this workshop will be able to be used in your personal portfolio or website, but may not be sold or distributed commercially as per MLS rules. By registering for this workshop you agree to credential use terms and conditions.

Upcoming Workshops/Presentations

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I get a lot of emails from people wondering when the next time I will give a presentation or workshop. So I am happy to announce a couple of things I am working on/will be doing this year.

I will be giving my “Lighting Made Easy” presentation on July 18 at the Professional Photographers of Oregon Summer School in Portland; at the National Press Photographers Business Blitz August 11 in Denver, September 29 in St. Louis, October 7 in San Jose and November 10 in Tampa; and on November 3 for the Portland ASMP Chapter.

The NPPA event will also include a bunch of other great speakers such as John Harrington, Grover from PhotoShelter and much more all for just $20 for non members. It is an entire day filled with business info and is a can’t miss event. We just completed the first stop in DC last month and it was fantastic.

The AMSP event will be $25 for non members and is a great time to learn about the ASMP and network with some great photographers as well.

The PPO Event is a little more expensive, still cheap at less than $100, but includes registration for the entire convention, which is jam packed with great speakers and info.

I hope to see you soon!

Internship: Portland Timbers

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I am looking for interns to work with me on Timbers projects specifically. Below is the information, let me know if you have any questions!:

The Portland Timbers are looking for photography interns for the 2011 season. You will work directly with and report to the team photographer Craig Mitchelldyer. There are openings for Winter (Dec-Mar), Spring (Mar-June) and Summer (July-Oct) interns. You are welcome to apply for more than one term.

Responsibilities include:

* Action and feature photography at all home games.

* Photography of select player appearances and press conferences, corporate events and team training sessions

* Assist team photographer with player photo shoots.

* Edit, caption and send game action photos from team photographer

* Caption and archive stock photos

* Work closely with team communications office and PR dept for game day photo needs

* Assist team video crew as needed

* 1-2 days (5-10 hours) a week in the off season (Nov-March), up to 3-4 days (10-20 hours) a week during the season (Mar-Oct). With the exception of games and player appearances, hours are flexible.


* Own your own equipment, there may be access to some pool equipment, but you should own a professional dSLR camera and lenses. Please include your equipment list when applying

* It is recommended you live in Portland, OR or surrounding area, but not required.

* Photography student or recent graduate (non students can apply, but priority will be given to students)

* Have a strong interest in sports photography


* This is an unpaid internship. Your school may offer credit for work experience internships.

To Apply:

* Send cover letter (in the body of an email) and equipment list, along with a portfolio link (DO NOT SEND PHOTO ATTACHMENTS) of 10-20 sports action and/or portraits to


Friday, August 13th, 2010

Last night I taught a small lighting class for a group of 6 photographers wanting to learn a little bit more about using off camera flash outdoors. Lucky for me, I share a building with an awesome dance studio and a few of the teachers have a dance group called Remix. They perform all over town and needed some new photos so they got all dressed up and modeled for us. I shot this at the end of the class in the road in front of the studio. Milwaukie traffic will never be the same!

Pro Photographer Spotlight

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Mike Harris has a feature on his blog called “Pro Photographer Spotlight“. He came to the studio and interviewed me yesterday, go check it out!

Praying – for a good photo

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

I shot this photo in a church down in Eugene a couple of weeks ago. I think it turned out pretty good. It was not without some challenges though…


MHCC – Lighting

Friday, April 30th, 2010

I was asked by the Photography program at Mt. Hood Community College to come and speak about light. Of course i was more than happy to. My assistant Liz graduated from this program and they have consistently cranked out some really good photographers. It’s an honor to even be asked!

They have a great studio full of the best equipment around. Including a couple of really cool Elinchrome Ranger packs and heads. So, we brought out a couple of models and I talked about how to create compelling portraits and we played around a bit. It was a lot of fun. Here are a couple of images I came up with. The original plan was to go by a lake on campus, but it started raining at the last second so we to plan “b”. Meaning, we ran for cover and just shot in a random location. Each of these images were shot with 2 heads. The main light is a beauty dish and the rim is a 20 degree grid. After this little seminar I headed over to the Rose Garden to shoot game 6 of the playoffs. The home team lost. This shoot was much more fun. There is a photo of mine from the game story on if you want to check it out.