Using a prism to bend light and blur reality

There's an all-too-popular photography trick seen across Instagram that involves using a prism to bend light in front of your lens. Some people will...
How I work when I’m on the road

How I work when I’m on the road

As a freelance photographer and writer, I spend a lot of time on the road (not really). People often (never) ask me, Daven, how do you manage your photography workflow while traveling? Ah, well ponder no longer, as I am here to bestow upon you the glorious knowledge...

Shooting live music with the Nikon D5

Shooting live music with the Nikon D5

Sometimes, my job is pretty kool. A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking out Nikon's new flagship DSLR, the D5, to photograph local rock band Kool Stuff Katie in concert at one of Portland's oldest, most beloved bars: Kelly's Olympian. KSK is made up of...

How I work when I’m on the road

How I work when I’m on the road

As a freelance photographer and writer, I spend a lot of time on the road (not really). People often (never) ask me, Daven, how do you manage your photography workflow while traveling? Ah, well ponder no longer, as I am here to bestow upon you the glorious knowledge...

Shooting live music with the Nikon D5

Shooting live music with the Nikon D5

Sometimes, my job is pretty kool. A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking out Nikon's new flagship DSLR, the D5, to photograph local rock band Kool Stuff Katie in concert at one of Portland's oldest, most beloved bars: Kelly's Olympian. KSK is made up of...

Daven Mathies

Editorial style portrait photographer in the Columbia River Gorge.

For rates and other inquiries, please email me at davenish(at)mac.com.