These Are A Few Of Our Award Winning Images 

Our Many Years Of Experience Makes A Difference

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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Antique Photo Restorations

We have a lot of experience in the restoration of old photographs. Over time they fade and many end up with torn corners, folds, creases and water marks. Many times old photos can be repaired and restored for publication in books and for display at historical sites, on the Internat and in museums. We have also had success in restoring family photographs of loved ones, relatives and for display at memorial services when a family member has passed away. Our photo restoration services are provided free of charge to our favorite charities and we charge reasonable hourly rates to others. Many photos can be successfully restored with our expertiese in less than an hour. We can also provide the finished photo as a digital file or as a print that can be framed and displayed. Send us an email regarding your specific photo restoration needs to:

Send us an email regarding your questions and specific needs needs regarding the restoration of antique or damaged photos to:

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Photography For History Books and Publications

We rarely shoot photos on site for clients but we make exceptions when photos are needed of iconic or historic scenes for publication in history books and publications. We were happy to help with photo restorations and in shooting some new photos for the book titled, Images of America - West Linn by Cornelia Becker Seigneur. We were also asked to take and artistically enhance a photo of the Vietnam War Memorial in Canby, Oregon for the Susannaa Lee Barlow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We believe that photo will be used as the cover a history-related book which will be published this year.

If you need a photo of an historic site or object for use in a book or publication, discuss your situation with Mr. Anderson via email. In some cases, these services are provided free of charge but it really depends on the nature of your needs and whether or not travel is involved. He can be reached directly at: mrande@teleport.com

Digital Enhancements To Your Images

As you may know, Mr. Anderson has an extensive track record of helping aspiring photographers. In that regard he leads three Fine Art Study Groups and one Competition Study Group for the Photographic Society of America (PSA). He is also the HDR Mentor for PSA and in the past he was the Membership Director for the Portland Metro Photographers Association (PMPA) for many years. He had two successful careers and in retirement he is now able to devote most of his time to creating award winning fine art photographs. However, he doesn't limit his expertise to creating his own photographs and fine art. He also helps fellow photographers learn how to use photo editing software and in some cases he edits and enhances digital photos created by other photographers. Quick answers to questions are gladly given free of charge and artistic edits of photos created by others can also be provided for a reasonable hourly charge. Many times beginning photographers just need a small 'kick start' to aim them in the right direction so they can enter their photographs in art shows, county fairs and competitions. In that regard, we are here to help.

Send us an email regarding your questions about turning your own digital photographs into works of art and award winners to:

artisticphotos@earthlink.net

 

 

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