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Wind Power Reflections of the Rich Soul Boat 114 Steps Canyon Roots Abandon Wagon at Farwell Bend Abandon Villa Bent Oak Bend

Wind Power

This was captured by Michael R. Anderson on the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Mr. Anderson spent hours artistically transforming the afternoon into a sunset scene. In 2013, it was selected for the PPA Loan Collection by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and featured in Professional Photography Magazine. It also received an Award of Merit from the PSA Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs).

Hearst Castle Pool

This image was created from 5 shots at the Hearst Castle Roman Pool in 2012 by Michael R. Anderson. Multiple shots were needed to capture the detail in the light and dark areas. The color version was featured in The Photographic Society of America Journal and this version was selected for the PPA Loan Collection by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 2016. It also received an Award of Merit from the PSA Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs).

Soul Boat

The beautiful wood sculpture is the work of world renowned sculptor Larry Kirkland who created this in the late 1980's and it toured as a Smithsonian Exhibit before finding its way to the attic of an old barn. This ehnahced image was capture by Michael R. Anderson and the image received the highest professional award by the Professional Photographers of America in 2012 when it was selected for the prestigious PPA Loan Collection.

114 Steps

This was crafted by Michael R. Anderson from 3 photographs taken in the Yaquina Head Lighthouse at Newport, Oregon in 2012. It received an Award of Merit from the Portland Metropolitan Photograhers Association (PMPA) and was selected by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) for the prestigious PPA 2012 Loan Collection. It was also listed as one of the top 12 architectural photographs worldwide by Marathon Press.

Canyon Roots

This was created by Michael R. Anderson in 2011 and it involved the merger of 5 shots taken at Bryce Canyon National Park. The black and white tones were carefully balanced in the style of Ansel Adams. It has received Awards of Merit from the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association (PMPA), and the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs). In 2012 it was also selected for the PPA General Collection by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

Abandon

This photograph was taken and digitally enhanced by Michael R. Anderson. The image was captured in Italy from a boat while traveling from Venice to the Island of Burano in 2007. It was crafted as an artistic representation of an abandon glass factory. This image received an Award of Merit in 2012 from the Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association (PMPA) and another from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs in 2013.

Wagon At The Bend

This infrared photograph was captured with 3 shots and digitally enhanced by Michael R. Anderson. It is a replica of a prairie schooner wagon on the Oregon Trail at Farewell Bend where the Oregon Trail crosses the Snake River. It has received Awards of Merit from the Portland Metropolitan Photograhpers Assn (PMPA), the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs) and it was accepted for the German International Photocup in 2014.

Abandon Villa

This image was captured in 2007 by Mr. Anderson from a boat on Lake Como in the Italian Alps. The abandon villa immediately caught his attention and he thought it had good digital art potential. He did his best to craft it like a painting. Mr. Anderson was correct about its potential because it has proven to be popular in art shows and it also received an Award of Merit from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs).

Bent Oak Bend

Mr. Anderson spotted this scene on the side of the highway while driving through California Wine Country. He knew it had artistic potential when he stopped to shoot it. The original scene had a clear sky so Mr. Anderson replaced it with another of his images of a sky with beautiful clouds. He tried to make it look like an oil painting and it received an Award of Merit from the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs).

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About Us:

Artistic Photo Expression was founded by Michael and Lori Anderson in 2008 primarily as a way of giving back to the community. They are both talented artists and photographers and they have traveled throughout the world with their cameras in hand. Their many travels and photographs became the source of the fine art displayed on this web site and in countless art shows, galleries, charity auctions and publications. Many of their fine art works are donated to support their favorite charities.

Michael Anderson

Michael R. Anderson It has been an interesting ride for Mr. Anderson. He had a rewarding an interesting career in federal law enforcement that ended in Portland, Oregon with his retirement in 1996. Along the way Mr. Anderson became internationally recognized in computer forensics and he founded one of the first computer forensics-based businesses in the United States. In 2000 his business was sold to a NYSE public corporation and Mr. Anderson found himself as the CEO of the NYSE subsidiary. In 2005 Mr. Anderson retired for the second time so he could pursue his life long passion for fine art photography. He learned oil painting from his Grandfather and he always wanted to be able to create fine art photos that looked like oil paintings. With the advent of digital photography and related computer software the possibility became reality in 2005. During his working years, Mr. Anderson also established a strong record of community service and support of charities. Digital art allows Michael Anderson to continue to support his favorite charities through the donation of his fine art.

Since childhood, Mr. Anderson has had a passion for photography - he had his first darkroom when he was eleven years of age. With the advent of digital photography and the shift from darkroom and chemicals to computer software, Mr. Anderson found himself in a unique position to combine his knowledge of computers with photography. As a professional photographer he stays connected to the industry and he is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and he is the QEID Chairman of the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs(PSA). In addition to his international involvement with PPA and PSA, Mr. Anderson is also involved with photography clubs in his community. In that regard, he is a member of the Film Pack Camera Club and the King City Camera Club.

Mr. Anderson has received scores of local, regional and state photograhic awards and ten international awards. Four of his fine art pieces were selected for the prestigious PPA International Loan Collection and eight of his fine art photographs were featured in the Portland Metro Photographers Association (PMPA) 2012 Awards publication. In 2014, one of his fine art photographs was featured in the Professional Photographers Magazine and the same image was featured on the PPA web site for Father's Day treat to brighten the day. Several of his works of art have also been selected as featured art pieces for art shows in multiple galleries in Oregon.

Sometimes people wonder what camera and photo editing software Mr. Anderson uses. His primary camera is a Nikon D800 DSLR and he uses a Nikon D700 DSLR and a Sony A6000 mirrorless camera as backup cameras. His favorite software tools for post processing of digital photos include, but are not limited to, On1 RAW, NIK ColorEfex Pro, Photomatix Pro, Nikon ViewNX 2 and PhotoShop CS6.

Lori Anderson

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Lori Anderson has been involved with travel photography since 1998 and she has a passion for crafting artistic scrapbooks using her photography from travel our eight grandchildren and one great grandson . She retired as the Vice President of a national bank in 2011 and enjoys giving back to the community through her involvement with the the West Linn Riverview Lions Club. She is the Past President of that organization and she is also the recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Award. She and Mr. Anderson were also jointly awarded the Jerry Aucker Memorial Award by the Portland Metro Photographers Association (PMAP) for their support of charities through donations of their fine art.

Lori learned about 3D photography in 2014 while attending the annual convention of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). Since that time she has become involved in creating her own 3D art pieces and entering them in competition. She is also a Board Member of the the Cascade Stereoscopic Club which is dedicated to 3D photography and she looks forward to entering her 3D photos in PSA International Competitions. Lori travels extensively with her still camera and 3D cameras in hand and some of her photographs have been converted to works of fine art that she makes available for donation to her favorite charities. Recently one of her pieces sold for $650 to help a charity tied to children with cancer. She has also received numerous regional and local photographic awards and art work has been displayed in galleries and art shows throughout Oregon. Her fine art has also been accepted for display in galleries in Europe.

Mrs. Anderson uses a Sony A6000 with a Tamron 18-200 telephoto lens to capture her still photos and she uses a Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera when capturing her 3D images. For processing her image files she uses Photoshop Elements and StereoPhoto Maker.

 

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