2013 Highlights in Images

A talented photojournalist acquaintance posted “2013 the Best of” his work and images Charlie Litchfield.  It inspired me to go back and reflect on where my lens has taken me this year.  I branched out this year and excepted any request that challenged me in a new direction.  A military formal ball – prom style portable studio set-up, a High School Reunion – class of ’73, a triathlon, the usual “on going projects” and wedding cakes.  Trying to make a living wage as a photographer in a small Idaho college town can be a challenge and rewarding.  My photographs are not perfect but they reflect the relationships and images I strive to make.  Happy New Year
Asked to shoot the ROTC Navy Ball…  I was not content to stick with the formal script and tried to find the inner-Marine.  I found it…  and now have a better portable studio, blue mottled back drop and all.

I am always honored when asked to shoot a wedding, especially a destination wedding like Jess and Matt’s at the River Dance Lodge near the intersection of the Selway, Locsha, and Clearwater Rivers in Central Idaho. Melding with the families as a member and not just “the Photographer” is the only way to record reality.  Non-wedding photography – photography. Thanks for allowing me the honor.  more…

Having been Asked to shoot the Palouse Sprint Triathlon for several years I finally agreed, only I was schedule to river guide that day so I collaborated with a talented second shooter Colt Fetters , in this case he shot most of the images, I edited and distributed them.  He said it was like shooting a soccer game, football game, and bike race at the same time.

Asked to do the group photos for Moscow High School 1973 class reunion and a few candids, I stayed around and enjoyed the energy that surrounds reunions. 

A few more images of “on going projects”.


About mikebeiser

"A freelance photographer with a photojournalistic style" I especially enjoy photographing people and the experiences we share with others.  I started my photographic training not behind the lens but in my high school darkroom. By the time I picked up my first quality camera I knew what made a superior image. This early experience gave me an interesting perspective on finished images. ​ Classically trained in film and darkroom work, I enrolled in several classes and workshops during my early years in college. Later I returned to Washington State University and studied cinematography and video production.  As an Outdoor Educator at the University of Idaho, teaching climbing, mountaineering, white water sports, winter sports, and organizing expeditions around the world, I have always documented these experiences on film and video. Documenting climbing expeditions on the highest mountains and paddling in the deepest canyons on earth - in the harshest conditions - has given me the photographic confidence I can get almost any shot and do it well.  My images have been published in magazines, books, used in marketing and advertising, as web content, and have illustrated many multi- media presentations. I have also enjoyed instructing outdoor photography workshops for many years.  ​The photographic medium still and motion, is the most powerful form of communication in the world, If done well and with purpose. Like a good musician, I try to practice taking images every day and this allows me to see the world a little different.
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1 Response to 2013 Highlights in Images

  1. Bill Beiser DAD says:

    Looks like a photographer who has fun gets some good photos.

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