Some Head Shots are for the Birds

Not your average executive head shot, but if you knew Ravens, you know they would be the first to claim executive status. Ravens are smart, cunning and mischievous.  Their brains are more similar to mammals and primates than to other birds.  Flying monkeys is an apt metaphor. Spend enough time with them and their personalities become apparent. From my experience, interactions are distinctly personal.   I’m also fascinated by the similarities between portraits I’ve [...]

By |2018-02-02T13:51:50-08:00January 29th, 2018|editorial photography, nature, wilderness, wildlife|0 Comments

The Architecture of the Universe

The architecture of the universe and the architecture of humanity are dazzling together when conditions are right. Not any structure will do for architectural photography under the Milky Way. Your foundation must be set in a dark area of the planet. City dwellers need not apply. To our eyes the Milky Way appears as a thin veil of white arching across the sky. It’s only visible in the Northern Hemisphere from spring to [...]

Even on the Darkest Days, the Light Always Shines Through – Total Eclipse

Savor every moment when your plan for the day is watching a total eclipse.  On August 21st, 2017 the moments were short, 2 minutes total if you were in Spray, Oregon.  This wasn't a typical editorial photography photo shoot.  There was no time for error and advanced preparation paid off. Just before the total eclipse is the first diamond ring, the last piece of sun glistening like a diamond before slipping behind the [...]

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

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

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

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="" image_width="800" image_height="600" crop="true" target="_self" align="left"][mk_image_box src="" image_width="800" image_height="600" crop="true" target="_self" align="left"][mk_image_box src="" 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

Time Lapse Photography – Pitching a Tent in the Wilderness

With time lapse photography and some whimsical music, even the weariest hiker can look like he's having fun. Sometimes getting to camp means going the extra mile -uphill.  Four thousand feet uphill.  It took six hours and six miles of backpacking to reach the base of the Sahale Glacier, in the North Cascades National Park.  The last quarter mile was the steepest.  If the mountain had a middle finger, the final boulder field below the [...]

By |2018-01-24T01:59:53-08:00August 16th, 2012|nature, time lapse photography, wilderness|1 Comment