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Halloween Vodou Ceremony in Haiti

Photography has always opened doors I hadn't anticipated going through. One of them was an invitation to attend a Vodou ceremony in Haiti, the night of Halloween. Vodou as well as Catholicism, is  practiced by the majority of Haitian people. Vodou in Haiti is a mix of local culture and worship of god and spirits, not like the extreme practices sensationalized in the western media. On this Halloween there was drumming, dancing, drinking and chanting. Like [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-08:00November 2nd, 2014|editorial photography, haiti|0 Comments

Tilikum Crossing Bridge – Night Photography

Tilikum Crossing is Portland, Oregon’s newest bridge.  Recently the city conducted lightning tests in preparation for it’s opening in 2015. There was NO Digital Manipulation done on these photos.  Changing color lights, rain, low clouds, 4 hours of shooting and a dedicated photographer combined to produce these images.  It was an  architectural photographer’s dream shoot.  Constantly cleaning water off the lens while holding a flashlight and umbrella are prerequisite skills for this type [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-08:00October 19th, 2014|architectural photography, architecture|0 Comments

Cell Phone in Seattle

Spent a delightful afternoon with my daughter, in Seattle last week. After two college visits we changed into shorts, parked the car, and explored. No big camera on this trip, just the one in the cell phone. Highights included: Seattle Space Needle. The new ferris wheel on the waterfront. Views from the ferris wheel of sunset and boats on the water. Blue umbrellas of a sidewalk cafe. The Gum Wall - featuring 2 decades of [...]

By |2015-03-23T17:38:14-07:00September 12th, 2014|architecture, editorial photography|0 Comments

Photos of Ravens on Mt Hood

  I meant to go skiing when the ravens caught my eye, flirting in the trees.  Were there ten, twenty, maybe thirty? I watched quietly.  They flew with delight, diving and rising, weaving in and out and around snow covered trees. At a stand of old Douglas Firs there were at least twenty ravens, of that I was sure.  Part cunning, part mischief, and part charmers, it wasn’t long before my lunch was their [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-08:00April 18th, 2014|nature|0 Comments

Professional photography and your online presence – building trust and connections with clients

A picture is worth a 1,000 words.  Building trust with your clients is priceless. How photography can increase your bottom line. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Why not make it your best? Whether it’s your company website, LinkedIn profile, or another online presence, good photography can make a difference in your bottom line.  So what are you waiting for?  There’s no better time than now to get it [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-08:00March 10th, 2014|Business, Photography|0 Comments

Photographing Waterfalls in Winter

It doesn't snow often in the lower elevations of the Pacific Northwest, but when it does opportunity abounds for beautiful photography.  Silver Falls State Park, and the Trail of Ten Falls is a favorite. Ten major waterfalls are accessible in an 8 mile loop, four of them over 100 feet high. If you’re going out in the winter to photograph waterfalls, here are a few tips for better pictures: Bring a Tripod: To [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-08:00February 11th, 2014|Landscape, nature, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Tips for Better Holiday Photographs

To get results like a pro you need to shoot like a pro. Here are few easy tips to improve your photography. 1. SHOOT A LOT Keep the best and leave the rest A big difference between a professional photographer and an amateur is also a simple difference to overcome and master.  For every shot an amateur takes of a given subject, a professional will take15-20, maybe more. Even one extra [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-08:00December 24th, 2013|Photography|0 Comments

Sunset on Haiti’s Caribbean Coast

When you hear the word Haiti, do you ever think of beautiful sunsets, clean beaches, and warm waters of the Caribbean? Have a stay at the L'Amitie Hotel, twenty minutes east of Jacmel. Count the steps from your room to the beach and a chair under a brightly colored umbrella. Order your favorite drink, have a swim or two, and stay for the sunset. Copyright 2015.  Portland Oregon travel photographer, Adam Bacher.  All [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:51-08:00December 5th, 2013|haiti, Landscape, nature|0 Comments

School Children in Lory, Haiti.

All of the children at the Lory school, Haiti, were treated today at a mobile medical clinic run by a small team of doctors and medical professionals from the U.S.  For the past seven years the HACAOT medical team has come to Haiti for one week each November.  Over 600 people in the village of Lory were treated today and yesterday. Copyright 2014 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:52-08:00November 7th, 2013|children and youth, education, haiti|0 Comments

Why go to Haiti?

  When people ask why I keep going back to Haiti, this image frequently comes to mind. Tomorrow will begin my third trip to Haiti volunteering with local aid organizations.  During the next 4 weeks I’ll be documenting the work of a mobile medical clinic, an environmental restoration project, and a youth program in the slums of Port Au Prince.  I'll be blogging regularly from Haiti. Please follow along. Copyright 2013. Portland Oregon editorial photographer Adam [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:52-08:00November 2nd, 2013|children and youth, haiti|0 Comments

Leaves and Graffiti on a Curious Autumn Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On a photography assignment to document the progress of a newly restored wet land area, curiosity led me into a nearby abandoned building where I found these gems. [/vc_column_text][mk_image_box src="https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.138/w1g.22e.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/silver_seed_and_grafitti_2013-10-21_696_w.jpg" image_width="800" image_height="600" crop="true" target="_self" align="left"][mk_image_box src="https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.138/w1g.22e.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/3_tips_blog_image-in-image_02.jpg" image_width="800" image_height="600" crop="true" target="_self" align="left"][mk_image_box src="https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.138/w1g.22e.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/yellow_leaf_and_grafitti_2013-10-21_811_w.jpg" image_width="800" image_height="600" crop="true" target="_self" align="left"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Copyright 2013 Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved – Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization. Portland Oregon editorial photographer Adam Bacher[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:52-08:00October 23rd, 2013|nature|0 Comments

Waiting for Care – Dondon Haiti Medical Clinic

Waiting for care is a photographic essay of people waiting to be treated at a one day mobile medical clinic in the village of Dondon, Haiti.  All the photographs were taken on November 9th, 2011.  This collection of 13 images has recently been accepted to the Social Documentary website, dedicated to using the power of photography to promote global awareness. Living in abject poverty and lacking access to basic healthcare, over a thousand [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:52-08:00October 1st, 2013|haiti, healthcare, photojournalism|0 Comments

Photographer proposed to by stranger during photo shoot

My co-photographer, Christa Taylor, was proposed to by a stranger during our photography assignment yesterday for Triquint Semiconductor. Team members from Triquint couldn't keep their feet on the ground after hearing the news. Copyright 2014. Editorial photographer Adam Bacher. All rights Reserved. Absolutely NO usage without prior authorization.

By |2018-01-24T01:59:52-08:00September 14th, 2013|Fun, Photography|0 Comments