Valentine Family – (Sandpoint Idaho Photographer)

Here are a few from a recent family session with the Valentine family.

Ashlan’s Senior Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

This week I had a great senior photo session in Sandpoint with Ashlan, here are some of the final images from the evening.


2012 W.N.R.S #1

Last night the 2012 Wednesday Nigh Ride Series began out at Farragut State Park.  As usual All About Adventures put on a great ride and I was glad to be there to capture some of the riders in action.  A link to the entire gallery of photos can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

I used a three speedlight setup for almost all of the action shots, I started out with all three set up in the same spot, here are some shots from that setup.

Then I decided to change things up a bit.  I kept one speedlight on a light stand for a front fill light and then used some Impact Superclamps to attach the other two speedlights to some tree branches and pointed them at the back and side of the riders to give a more dramatic light setup.  I missed a few riders as I changed my setup but I think it was worth it as I really liked the results.  Here is the setup:

The rim lights are easy to spot here, the fill light is on the right side on a light stand.

Now for the results, after a few adjustments I was able to get the look I was going for, a dramatic rim light on both sides of the rider to separate them from the background mixed with a nice amount of directional fill light.

The evening finished off with a barbeque put on by the Pend Orielle Peddlers and there were a lot of items given away in the raffle, as you can see below Ken from All About Adventures had a great time giving away a bunch of fun stuff!

The entire gallery of photos from this ride can be found on my website at this link:


Spokane Hoopfest 2012

First let me say thank you to all of the folks on that gave me feedback on facebook to help me find teams to cover at Hoopfest 2012 in Spokane Washington.  I wish I could have made it to every game but the enormity of the event, the large number of requests and the slow moving crowded sidewalks make that impossible for one person to do.  I was able to have every half hour game slot filled from 8:00-12:00 and was able to fins a good number of games to cover in the second round.

Here are a few photos from each team I was able to cover during Saturday’s basketball action, for the entire gallery of photos from Hoopfest and to order prints visit my website at this link:

8:00 AM – EMADS from Sandpoint (Brett Hutchens, Paul Sundquist, Kyle Perry, Colton Engel)

8:30 AM Mark Dog from Newport (Koa Pancho, Blake Haney, Rylan Hastings, Kade Zorica)

9:00 AM Hotshooters from Priest River (Tyler Douglas, Jaden Barrett, Tory Peterson, Kevin Wylie)

9:30 AM & 5:30 PM Dunamis from Sandpoint (Joel Aispuro, Stefan Buratto, Blake Mahler, Russell Warner)

10:00 AM SAW from Sandpoint (Matthew Timothy, Tyler Harris, Troy Mitton, Gabriel Lutz)

10:00 AM GTFO from Priest River (Reuben Akre, Dalton Sommer, Cole Stelow, Cameron Riley)

10:30 AM featured a match up between two Priest River Teams

Goon Dockers (Dakota Adamson, Jeremy MacDonald, Colt Ward, Miles Jahnsen)

Jett (Eric Mortensen, Thomas White, Thomas Reynolds, Jeff Duley)

11:00 Sandpoint Bulldogs from Sandpoint (Jeremiah Gagnon, Joab Logan, Nate Lunde, Matthew Burgstahler)

11:30 PR Ballers from Priest River (Colton Nunley, Ashton Brooks, Marcus Mathews, Benson Huntley)

1:00 PM So Squad from Rathdrum (Josie Coder, Randy McCabe, Matthew Horne, Scott Simpson)

2:00 Fast and Furious from Priest River (Kelsey Bradbury, Melissa Trost, Taryn Eldore, Steffie Pavey)

3:00 COMEATMEBRA from Priest River ( Angel Clark, Lily Luckey, Elisa Johnson, Destiny Day)

3:30 PM Huddleston from Priest River (Andrew Huddleston, Dylan Kurylo, Austin Glazier, Jimmy Koch)