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  • A Quiet Lunch

    While walking back to my car after shooting a paid project in Albany, Oregon, I happened upon this moment – what struck me was the contrast of blue and red, and that the person sitting was wearing all blue as well which accented the blue in the dining area. Adding to the moment was the…

  • Podcast – What is Photojournalism?

    Documentary Photographer & Photojournalist Cliff Etzel discusses the misappropriation of the term “photojournalism” by those lacking experience in this particular skill craft and expounds upon what it means and requires to call ones self a photojournalist.

  • Podcast – Can Brands Save Photojournalism and Documentary Photography?

    Should photojournalists and documentary photographers partner with corporate brands? Documentary Photographer and show host Cliff Etzel talks about how and possibly why documentary photographers might want to consider partnering with corporate brands and what that looks like.

  • Podcast – Being the witness to the full circle of the human experience

    “Being the witness to the full circle of the human experience” discusses one of the most difficult forms of family documentary photography there is – that of End Of Life Documentary Photography

  • Podcast – The Panacea of Social Media

    Family Documentary Photographer and Host Cliff Etzel talks about how placing all your eggs in the Social Media platform basket is a recipe for business disaster and he provides some basic solutions that are shown to produce results better than social media.

  • When being patient pays off

    I’ve driven by this spot so many times without giving it a second thought. Recently I drove by and saw the potential for an image and knew I needed to come back and wait for that decisive moment. In a spur of the moment decision, I went back on a day when it had stopped…

  • Reaching to the sky

    When you see what appears to be a perfect image and being ready to capture it. There is an explosion of construction occurring in my home town of Eugene Oregon. The amount of multilevel buildings being built is pretty astonishing considering Eugene has stayed relatively quiet on that front but it seems there are those…

  • Metro Movie Theater

    As a small town street photographer, downtown Eugene, Oregon is slowly becoming more visually interesting. I’ve lived here since the age of 7 and the challenge I’ve come to realize is it’s somewhat limited visual opportunities as a result of being a smallish college town, even though it has a population of over 171,000 (as…

  • Liberty & Lunch

    Made a road trip with a friend and professional colleague to Portland Oregon. On our way back home, we stopped for lunch in Salem, Oregon at McMenamins BrewPub and the ambiance was lovely. All the warm tones and the decor were begging for a color image to be shot. This quiet moment between 2 people…

  • Street Photography by Cliff Etzel

    Always Be Ready

    I tend to see moments in everyday life, especially in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. Small town street photography is more challenging in my opinion due to a lesser degree of shooting opportunities that many can find more easily in larger urban places like New York City and other major metropolitan areas. But that…