Backyard Birdshop

Portland Wedding Photographer - November 25, 2008

I am a huge animal lover and after reading World Without Us (must read) and realizing how many birds die each year (from cats, windows, wind turbines etc) and how hard life is for them in general, I wanted to get a bird feeder and help these little guys out a bit more. I had a bird nest right outside my window and it was …

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Portland Wedding Photographer - October 7, 2008

Heads up, this has nothing to do with photography. Professor Muhammad Yusuf won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his effort in alleviating poverty through micro-loans to the poor in this home in Bangladesh. “Micro-loans” imply loans that are not significant in amount. A lot of the loans we get are large amounts, and from commercial banks. Yusuf’s bank, Grameen Bank, in contrast, lends …

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Photographers/Artists: Contact your representative NOW!

Portland Wedding Photographer - September 29, 2008

Senate passed the Orphan Works Bill, a.k.a. S. 2913, The Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act. This bill permits, and even encourages, wide-scale infringements while depriving creators of protections currently available under the 1976 U.S. Copyright Act, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, and the international TRIPs Agreement.  It is a terrible bill passed by back handed tactics and it hurts …

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Thank you!

Portland Wedding Photographer - September 16, 2008

We got some great notes over the last couple days from our clients. Thank you! We love creating wonderful artistic images for our clients in a relaxed, laid back attitude and it is nice to see our clients appreciate it!  From Allison: “Hello Evrim,Michael and I wanted to send a big thank you your way.  You are such a friendly, professional, and utterly amazing photographer.   …

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Discussion on NPR About Photojournalism

The style of wedding photography we do is called photojournalistic wedding photography. Recently, I was runner up for international organization WPJA’s Photojournalistic Photographer of the Year, and won also first and second places in WPPI’s various wedding photojournalism categories. Wedding photojournalism shares a lot of the same elements as real photojournalism (though there are some important differences, for example the family shots that nobody seems …

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Call to Action: Orphan Works Bill

I received this email from my friend Fritz Liedtke. The Orphan Works bill is a terrible bill that will make it very hard for photographers and other creative people to protect for their work. And if you are not a photographer, the effect on you would be possible raised prices to cover lost revenue or good photographers going out of business.   “Please make yourself …

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Young Hee Shin Fashion Show

Portland Wedding Photographer - February 19, 2008

I am going to be photographing this fashion show. It looks interesting! Date: March 16th, Sunday Time: 4 – 6 p.m. Place: Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, Portland, 97212 Price: Free Additional Notes: Standing room and reserved seats. Up to 4 seats per reservation. Email fashionshow2008 at gmail.com or call (949) 231-7464. The clothes are unisex, with mainly ties and skirts for men and women. …

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