Swing 500 at Crystal Ballroom

Portland Wedding Photographer - November 21, 2015

Portland swing dance scene used to bring 1000 dancers to the Crystal Ballroom during the swing dance boom era. Larry Peacock put on a dance couple days ago to bring back swing dancing to Crystal Ballroom and it was fantastic. Portland Rhythm Shakers performed wonderful routines. I went for dancing but brought my camera to take some non flash pictures. Enjoy!    

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High Definition Blues Dancing Video with Canon 5d MkII

I have been very interested in shooting video for some time now. I actually want to go into directing at one point in the future. So I decided to do some videography, photographing my favorite subject matter: dance and dancers! This particular video was shot at a Portland Blues Dance party. I love low light photography, so low light video is a perfect fit. Here …

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Portland Lindy Exchange – Day 1 at Tiffany Center Crystal Ballroom

The starting day of Portland Lindy Exchange is finally posted here. The event was at the great Tiffany Center Crystal Ballroom where I shot one of my very first weddings in Portland. Can somebody remind me who the bands on each three days were? You can order prints from this shopping cart: It even allows you to buy digital files (for personal usage only).

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Portland Lindy Exchange – Day 3 at Portland McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

This is the photographs from the 3rd day of the Portland Lindy Exchange at the Crystal Ballroom, one of my favorite places ever. There was lots of swing dancing, lindy hop, balboa and blues dancing. You can order prints from this shopping cart: It even allows you to buy digital files (for personal usage only).

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On TV, As a a Dancer!

As you most likely know, I go out swing and blues dancing couple times a week in Portland. When I showed up at PPAA dance featuring Midnight Serenaders couple months ago, I saw that they were filming it! The footage was used in Oregon Art Beat on Oregon Public Broadcasting – you can see it here: Oregon Art Beat featuring Midnight Serenaders I appear for …

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Blues Dance Birthday at Lenora’s Room in Portland 8/12/2008

Portland Wedding Photographer - August 18, 2008

Last Tuesday was the “birthday” of blues dancing in Portland at Lenora’s room.  Lots of people showed and it was a very fun night. I took some pictures in between dancing – or more like danced in between taking photos. As I mentioned in my previous Blues Dance picture post, these are darker to reflect the ambiance of the room. To see  the full set, …

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Blues Dance in Portland’s Lenora’s Room 8/05/2008

Portland Wedding Photographer - August 13, 2008

I am doing more dance photography lately, especially of Portland’s growing blues dance scene. It helps me explore different styles of photography, try out new techniques, and make new connections. I try not to use any flash for the blues scene as it kills the mood. So some of these are darker than normal, but that is how the ambiance was. Taking pictures of fast …

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