2020 MacBook Air review by someone who hasn’t bought a laptop in 6 years

I don't review laptops. I review cameras. But, as both a writer and a photographer, I use a laptop every day. For the past 6 years, that laptop has...
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...

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...

Snow day 2016

Snow day 2016

Yesterday, it snowed in Portland. These pictures aren't fantastic, but I feel like I should share them, anyway. Because it snowed. In Portland. And we have to celebrate. Daven Mathies / Blog Editorial style portrait photography in the Columbia River Gorge....

In search of snow

In search of snow

This morning, I woke up to a thin yet mesmerizing blanket of fresh snow. In Portland, this happens maybe once per year, but the timing of this year's dusting made me laugh. Yesterday afternoon, I went out shooting with the Parr Twins, Abbie and Kelsey, to test out...

Daven Mathies

Editorial style portrait photographer in the Columbia River Gorge.

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