Blue Water Photography

Blue Water Photography has developed into a full-service photography studio located in Lincoln City on the beautiful Oregon coast. Photographing people at important times in their life provides Bob with many interesting photographic opportunities. Whether it is a senior getting ready to graduate from high school or a couple experiencing the excitement of their wedding day, Bob provides photography that reflects the unique personalities and experiences of his clients. Many families gather on the Oregon coast for their reunions. These occasions require a photographer experienced in working with large groups in photographically challenging situations.

Commercial photography has become a cornerstone for Blue Water Photography. Bob provides architectural photography services. This includes both interior and exterior photography for real estate and vacation rental properties. With access to pilots and aircraft, Bob is able to serve clients with a variety of aerial photography services.

With over forty years of photography experience, Bob continues his photography education. He belongs to professional photography organizations including: Professional Photographers of Oregon, Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association, Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Each of these organizations provides a variety of opportunities for continuing photography education.

Bob is one of Twenty-three Certified Professional Photographers in the State of Oregon in 2010. This status is the result of successfully completing both an in-depth written examination and a portfolio review. The knowledge required for certification insures that the photographer can consistently provide professional quality work. Bob also serves as a Certification Liaison, working with other professional photographers who aspire to become certified.

Bob shares the studio with Jeri Knudson who owns JAKs Photography Studio. She is also a Certified Professional Photographer.  Together, she and Bob bring a powerful photography team to any project.

Bob competes in both regional and international photography competitions. His work has received merit and been exhibited at regional and international competitions. Select professional photography competitions are held under stringent guidelines and judged according to established criteria. Being successful in the competition demands attention to detail and a commitment to the highest creative and technical standards.

Blue Water Photography operates under a simple concept. The client is the reason the studio exists. From the pre-planning consultation to delivery of the final photographs or framed print, the client’s needs and interests are the driving force.

Siletz Bay Music Festival – A taste of what we’re in for this summer!

Sunday afternoon I had the good fortune to be the event photographer for a fundraiser event for the Siletz Bay Music Festival. Pianist, Gerald Robbins and violinist, Lindsay Deutsch provided a wonderful afternoon of music in the intimate setting of the new Eventuary in Lincoln City, Oregon. I will be posting photographs of the concert in the next few days. We are very fortunate to have these opportunities on the central Oregon coast.

The New Website has Launched

I have been looking forward to launching this website for several months. It is going to allow for better interaction between Blue Water Photography and my clients. I will be posting  a lot of information that will help you get the most value out of my photography.

Thanks to Brian at Spoonfed Group for his hard work on getting this website transitioned and functional. He is brilliant with the “under the hood” website details.

I am getting ready for a busy season of weddings and family portraits. The spring and summer calendar is starting to fill. It is always nice to have enough time to plan the photography session to insure that it happens smoothly.

Thank you for stopping by.

Small Town Values in Lincoln City, Oregon

For the last several years I have been creating the executive portraits for staff and board members of the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation. It is an honor to work with a group of people who are so focused on strengthening our local medical services. I look forward to chatting with them as we prepare for the photoshoot. What an interesting and passionate group of people!

It is opportunities like this that make living and working in a small town so rewarding.