The Osman Family (Sandpoint Photographer)

The day was chilly, but other than that it could not have been much nicer for capturing some photos for the Osman family.

By request, the Osman family Tree . . . . . .

Adam and Darian – Engagement

This last spring I had the pleasure of capturing the memories of the beautiful wedding of Phil and Britt.  At the reception while I was taking some photos of the bride’s brother on the dance floor with his girlfriend someone approached me and said something to the effect of “there is the next wedding you will be photographing”.   I have had a number of weddings since that day, but part of what they said was true, because in less than two months I will have that honor!  This last week my assistant Shea and I spent a couple of hours with Adam and Darian as they braved the cold to have their engagement photos taken.  You will be able to tell from the photos that we had a very fun time and it was well worth getting our noses a little chilly!

Thankfully we were able to make our way inside for a while where it was not quite so chilly!


2011 World Wide Photo Walk: Sandpoint, Idaho

This weekend the 4th annual Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk is taking place.  Saturday, October 1st I led one of the almost 12,000 walks world wide in Sandpoint.  It was a lot of fun to meet and get to know many of the walkers that participated and  I am looking forward to seeing the photos that they were able to capture!  Here are my favorite shots from the afternoon.

Nick’s Senior Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

Since Nick moved to Sandpoint a little over a year ago I have had the opportunity to capture images of him out on the football field and the basketball court.  Now in his senior year I was honored to have the opportunity to take his senior photos.  Here are some of the final results.

Nick’s brother was gracious enough to volunteer to help me fine tune my lighting while Nick was preparing for the next series of photos.

To finish  out this post, here is a football themed Senior Poster

Tyler’s Senior Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

Tyler and I arrived at Memorial Field in Sandpoint at the brink of dusk to shoot some dramatic football themed senior photos.  We had to work quickly to be able to get some shots of the victory bell in the background before it became too dark to capture it adequately.

After dark we had the opportunity to do some fun lighting . . .

At the end of our we set up some of my favorite shots of the evening, I put a couple of flashes in the stands to use as a background.  It is very possible that this is the last football season that those stands will be there so years from now I am sure Tyler will look back with fond memories of those stands that have seated thousands of fans for many years.

For the final photo of this post I compiled a Senior Poster mixing together a great shot from our time together and a couple of photos from the last two football seasons.


George’s Senior Photos (Sneak Peek)

I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with George on Schweitzer mountain where we went to take his Senior Photos.  I have been trying to get the editing finished, but one thing after another has come up and kept me away from the computer, so to hold George over for a little while longer here is a sneak peek of a couple of the photos I have finished.

Drew’s Senior Photos

I had a great time recently working with Drew on his Senior Photos.  We had a great location for the photos, I would not have minded a few more clouds in the sky, but other than that we could not have asked for a better day for a photo shoot!

2011-2012 Sports Season

I know it feels like summer has barely started, but July is almost over and August is right around the corner.  That means that the fall high school sports season is not far away!  I recently downloaded fall season calendars for a number of the North Idaho teams and am beginning to formulate my plans for what games and teams I am going to be shooting this season.   I shoot freelance for a number of Northern Idaho papers as well as for, but as a freelancer I usually get to decide what games I am going to be covering.

Over the last year I have received quite a few requests from parents and athletes to come and photograph different games and teams and have tried to accommodate those requests as much as possible.  With many athletes and teams requesting photography I thought that I might publish a few tips.  So, how do you increase the odds of having Jason Duchow Photography show up to photograph your games?  I have two easy to remember tips.

1. Bribe me!  Yes, I can be bought!  Food is often tempting, but for those of you that recognize me you know I don’t need any more goodies!   Feel  free, however,  to offer me large sums of money!

2.  Buy prints or downloads!  This works kind of like the bribe, except it requires only small sums of money and you get high quality prints and high resolution digital files to keep forever!

One more bonus tip. Grab last year’s prints before the new school year starts.  Last year’s sports seasons will soon be completely lost in the dust of the new school year, cruise on over and get your prints from the 2010-2011 seasons before that happens!  Here is a link!

Here is to a great 2011-2012 sports season, I am looking forward to seeing some great action this year through one eye pressed hard against my viewfinder!

Cocolalla Teen Camp – Photo Booth (Sandpoint Photographer)

Day 4 at Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp’s Teen Camp started out with rain.  What a perfect day for a photo booth!  Of course Cocolalla had plenty of props and I had the right equipment so we set up for some photo booth action in the gym.  This was a ton of fun and we ended up with well over 300 great photos.  Here are a few samples.

Cocolalla Teen Camp – Day 3 (Sandpoint Photographer)

Day 3 of the Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp Teen Camp was a blast!  Of course there were a lot of wet games to be played, but this time one of those games came at a price.  During what was supposed to be a harmless game of “Water Bomb Baseball” a slippery bat went flying and found a new home in the back seat of the Assistant Director’s truck.  Of course the bat forgot to open the window first!  The first photos here are a little reenactment that we did for the camera.

Now that is some brotherly love!

And now for the final photo, check out last night’s amazing sunset!