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One Park with 15 Looks - Meyer Memorial Trust Team Portraits and Headshots

We recently finished a set of corporate headshots and portraits for the Meyer Memorial Trust team and Trustees.  Meyer Memorial Trust is an amazing organization that "works with and invests in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon."

Fred G. Meyer, upon his death in 1978, left $60 million for a charitable foundation with few mandates. “Realizing as I do the uncertainties of the future, I want my trustees to be able to exercise broad discretion in shaping and carrying out charitable programs which can be tailored to fit changing conditions and problems.” Now almost 40 years later, Meyer has paid out nearly $692 million through more than 8,200 grants and program related investments.

With such an amazing history and an amazing group, we knew we had to have some pretty fabulous portraits to match.  For the team images we managed to do them all in one location, The Fields Park, in downtown Portland. The space has everything you could want, greenery, bridges, plus an urban feel. This allowed the images to feel consistant, yet diverse. For the Trustees images we photographed them in spaces that meant something to them, their homes, the waterfront, the Salem Carousel. We feel honored to be a part of this community-driven organization that gives back to much and pleased that we could create a set of images that shows just how open, dedicated, and darn good-looking they are.

The Art of Losing - An Environmental Portrait with Author Patrick Dewitt - Tech Talk

Portland Author Patrick Dewitt has just finished another amazing new book Under Major Domo Minor and sat down for a portrait as moody as his writing. To create this image Christopher used three Profoto flash heads, 2 Profoto B1's and a Profoto B2. We really like using the Profoto B1's and B2's since they're holy trinity of lights - powerful, compact, and mobile (no cables). Once we dialed in our composition, we start to add light to create the scene. The first light, our "main" light was a B1 on a C-stand with a simple zoom reflector placed outside the window camera left. This gives us a nice natural but dramatic looking key light. Our second light needs to create dimension and depth to the image. This is done by adding a B1 on a short stand with no modifiers and placed back inside the room on the right. Used here as a hair light, by pointing the light down at the floor it gives an interesting skip-bounce effect creating the illusion of a light coming in from the next room.  Our third light is a B2 with a small 2' OCF Octabox, with grid, about 3 feet to camera right. This is used as a subtle fill flash for the table and Patrick. More tech talk coming soon. Have questions about what we're doing behind the scenes? Shoot us an email at hello@nashcophoto.com

OnTrak Editorial Cherry Blossom Magazine Cover Shoot

Nothing more spectacular than the Portland Waterfront when the cherry blossoms are out. OnTrak Magazine seemed to agreed and we teamed up with PDX Pedicab to do a little off roading at the park for their cover.  At 8am we just managed to fight our way through the swarm of other photographers also bent on capturing all the pink glory.

Artslandia Xmas

Those wacky folks over at Artslandia came up with the brilliant idea of inviting the who's who of the holiday stage for one big photo Xmas mashup.  And we got to join in.  We mixed cocktails for Crumpet from the Santaland Diaries at Portland Center Stage, tempted The Oregon Ballet's Sugar Plum Fairy with cookies (heck no she didn't eat any), helped Lucy string up poor old Charlie Brown from Stumptown Stages and put George BaileyScrooge and Kris Kringle through the holiday wringer.  Then we just added a little fake snow and blasted the Pandora Holiday station to get everyone in the mood.  Talk about a holiday Cornucopia.  Someone brought their toddler to the set and I sure that child will never look at Christmas the same way.  That's right, changing people's lives with the power of photography.  Here's wishing all of you a happy non-secular December and a fabulous 2015.

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