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The iPhone 5s Cometh

Apple's iPhone 5s features Touch ID - a fingerprint reader to replace entering a passcode

Yes, it’s true, I’m an Apple fanboy.  It’s a badge I wear with pride.  Having been born in Northern California and living in Cupertino for 8-ish years, I remember the day my elementary school received a gift of 10 Apple IIe computers from the parents of one of my schoolmates who worked for the small, […]

Light Painting the 4th

Birch Bay, WA - Light Painting

A camera sees light.  Where you have exposed light, the camera will capture it.  Where there is no light, nothing appears in the photo.  Based on that, given the right environment, you can control what your camera sees and what it doesn’t using a light source that you control, known as “Light Painting.” (more…)

Happy Canada Day!

Lighting Storm in Toronto

Each July 1, Canadians celebrate Canada Day which commemorates the joining of separate colonies into a single country – Canada.  In 2011, we were doing some work for RIM (Research in Motion, a Canadian Company, who makes Blackberry phones) and were in Toronto for Canada Day celebrations. There are about as many different ways to […]

Portland Pride 2013

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Over last weekend, June 15-16, AShapiro Studios had the opportunity to photograph Portland Pride for Absolut Vodka – and we had an absolute blast! (pardon the pun 😉 This was the 3rd year shooting Pride in Portland for Absolut and although it was smaller than previous years there were some great new additions – like […]

Size Matters - Digital Camera Size Comparison

I really like the idea of a compact, interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera.  I like the style, I like the form factor… and as a friend of mine says, “Why would I drive a Yugo when I have a Ferrari?”  I have a collection of DSLR cameras (and lenses for them), but it makes sense to […]

Adobe Lightroom 5 Beta – Review


Adobe Lightroom is an essential part of my workflow.  I’ve been using it since version 2 and absolutely love it.  It completely replaces ACR and is often the only post processing I do to a photo.  A couple weeks ago, Adobe announced that the Lightroom 5 Beta is available for download and addressed some of […]

New Website in 5 Days (while still working)

New Website

I’ve been planning on a rebrand for a while.  New logo, new marketing material, new email templates…  all important, and a new website was pretty close to the top of the list too, and somehow I got it up in less than 5 days, while still keeping up with everything else. Day 1 – 11:30p […]

Seattle Event Photography

Seattle Event Photography - Portland Event Photography - by AShapiro Studios

AShapiro Studios is your choice for Event Photography in Seattle, Portland, up and down the west coast and around the world.  Our images are perfect for: Client Presentations Business Recaps Office Art Sponsorship Decks Annual Reports Marketing Social Media Sizzle Reels Case Studies Market Research Product Demonstration Product Education Training Films AShapiro Studios is your […]

June 2013 Workshop

Travel and Vacation Photography Workshop on June 11, 2013

New Workshop Announced:  Travel and Vacation Photography Just in time for summer and your vacation travel – let’s make sure you come home with great photos!  We’ll cover everything from the basics of travel and vacation photography, to what equipment to take, safety in far-away lands, planning for the right shot, capturing local flavor and […]