Author Archives: Brian McLernon

I am a commercial photographer, educator and author, based in Portland, Oregon, USA. I primarily shoot advertising, editorial and lifestyles; weddings, portraits, products, locations, seniors, sports, and special events, capturing moments and telling visual stories.

In addition, I’ve written books for Wiley Publishing’s Digital Field Guide series about the Canon 5D Mark II, PowerShot G11, and the Canon Speedlite System. My latest book, the Lighting Digital Field Guide debuted November 10th, 2010 on Amazon.com.

When not photographing in the studio or on location, I have fun with my wife and daughter, family and friends, camping, traveling, rafting, cross-country & downhill skiing, and photographing nature & motorsports!

Motivational Speaker Portraits…

A very elegant and dapper gentleman stopped by the studio today, pausing for a portrait for his upcoming  motivational speaker tour. I love being in the presence of such people, because as I try to bring the best out of them, their casual banter pushes me to bring the best out of me!

Shooting The Moon June 23…

Hi, All! I forgot to mention this in photo class tonight and thought I’d include the rest of you guys who read my blog and took my classes this year! Nightfall Sunday June 23rd this year will be the Super Moon where the moon will appear largest as it is closest to the Earth in […]

Close-Up Photography, Behind The Scenes…

My wife surprised me over the weekend with a large flowerpot she filled with succulent sedums to brighten up the studio door entrance. The area in question gets a lot of afternoon sun so she came up with something that can stand all that light and heat and also not require very much watering. I […]

Portland Business Portraits & Headshots…

  Got a jump on 2013 with a few guys in the studio last week for some business headshots and wanted to try some alternatives to the usual way I pose and photograph portraits. While much of it has to do with the willingness of your subject to stretch or to move a certain way, […]

Holiday Family Portraits…

  Had quite the run of family portraits this past holiday season which is great for the old bottom line because things tend to slow down around here as the year comes to a close. When networking in late fall, I always try to mention how the holidays are a great time to get the […]

Rainy day portrait at the art museum…

  Shot this business portrait yesterday, in the rain, on the steps of the Portland Art Museum.

Motivational Speaker Portraits…

I was called to the Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus last weekend to shoot portraits of a young man who shares his story of growing up hungry for knowledge to young people overcoming barriers in their lives. I photographed him speaking to a group of about 40 students in an auditorium for about an hour, […]

Lastolite Triflash Bracket…

Like a kid with a new toy on Christmas morning I just had to try out the new Lastolite Triflash Bracket I picked up this morning from Pro Photo Supply. I also wanted to test how quickly I could shoot with three flashes rather than one and how good (or bad) the Canon ST-E2 Transmitter […]

Fun Portland Wedding Photography…

Had a great time shooting my first wedding of the season last weekend here in Portland. The bride was beautiful and fantastic and thoroughly loved having her picture taken! I love the emotions in these shots… real, genuine love and exuberance!  

Portland Theater Headshots…

My daughter’s first audition headshot, the first of many more I hope! For children and adult actor & theater head shots please call the studio @ 503 768-9878.

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