Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tulips | Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, Woodburn OR


If you haven't gone out here it is definitely worth a trek. Acres of tulips--it's quite a sight!

It's so photogenic- so much so it's hard to get a shot that hasn't been done before.

I managed to do that by using a bokeh panorama technique created by Ryan Brenizer. The idea is to have a selective focus with some serious depth of field giving it a 3D look and alot of bokeh. To achieve it you have to have a long lens with a low fstop and take a crazy amount of photos of the scene. It' kinda of complicated and I am not sure how to word it but this is the outcome.



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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Terracoustic | Portland, OR

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Here are a few shots from a photo shoot I did with the band, Terracoustic. OMG! They are amazingly talented. Some of the best shots were taken when they were rocking out--they were totally in their element.

You can read about them and hear some of the music on their myspace page and stay tuned for their fancy new website with great new photos :) - I'll let you know when it's up.

Can't wait to see you guys play again soon!


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Monday, April 20, 2009

Boaz Frankel | Un Road Trip, Portland Or

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I recently read about Boaz and his upcoming adventure in the Oregonian. I envy guys like him--always seeking the thrill of adventure and seizing the moment--while trying to convey a great message.

Boaz left yesterday on a 10 week journey where he'll be criss-crossing through the United States. He'll be using every mode of transportation except for a car. As I write this, he's making his way through Northern California by way of Amtrak. We're not just talking trains and boats here but everything from segways to horseback to hang gliders.

I was there to photograph the start of his journey, where Boaz and the Mayor of Portland, Sam Adams, rode off on a tandem bike. It was quite a sight.

Follow his adventure at or keep up on his twitter


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Friday, April 17, 2009

Josh, Birdsmouth Construction | Portland, OR

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I first met Josh when I photographed his wedding. Since than he has started up his own construction company, Birdsmouth Construction. It really is his art. He can pretty much do anything out of a piece of wood. I photographed a few of his projects for his new website.

When I buy a house I am totally calling you!


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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Junior Diabetes Research Foundation | Auction, Portland, OR

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I recently covered an auction with another great photographer, Aubrie LeGault. The auction was to raise awareness and financial support for Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, also know as juvenile diabetes, is a condition that usually effects children and young adults where the body does not produce insulin.

They raised well over one hundred thousand dollars and it was an emotional experience listening to stories from some of the kids who had this condition

If you would like to donate to JDRF please link to their website.


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Amy Ingersoll | Headshot, Mill Valley, CA

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Along with being a great person, Amy is a super talented actress, writer and teacher. She wanted a few headshots for her upcoming endeavors and I was happy to help her. I am really excited for her. She is about to publish her first novel and is teaching an acting class in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The top photo is the one she chose for her brochure and the others are just fun outtakes.

Best of luck, Amy! You're a rockstar!


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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Janene + Mark | Thirst Wine Bar, Portland, OR.

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Janene and Mark's wedding had to be one of the coolest weddings I've ever photographed. It was a small intimate setting at a wine bar right on the waterfront. Part of their vows consisted of the top ten things they loved about each other. One of them being Janene's mad spelling skills in scrabble (their Officiant gave them a wedding scrabble set) and Mark's love for Hugh Grant. I am totally with Mark on that one!

They didn't have a DJ, just an incredible mandolin player. It was one big celebration of fun, laughter and love. Thanks guys! I wish you two the best!

Make sure to watch their awesome slideshow at the bottom or view it here.


Contact Daniel Stark at to order prints or slideshow.

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