Featured Photographers

Robert: So much Oregon!


Name: Robert

Instagram: shootwithrobert | # of followers: 19.5K

Robert’s Instagram shows many of the places on my bucket list that I’d like to visit in Oregon. His attention to detail and lighting, both natural and Photoshopped, are phenomenal. A lot of his photos are taken in Forest Park in Oregon, and each one looks dreamy; an example can be seen below. His skills have given him 19.5 thousand Instagram followers!

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"May the positive energy of Nature flow through you allowing you to calm your thoughts and energize your spirit. Breathe in the magic of nature." ________________________________ Chat with me or send me a business inquiry at Robert@Shootwithrobert.com ________________________________ Photo tours are available and are the perfect option for you if.. You want to explore one of the many trailheads of Forest Park and are looking for some of the best photo ops the park has to offer— It can be overwhelming since this park covers over 70 miles of grounds. Let me show you exactly where to take the best nature photos in this magical wonderland! DM if interested. ________________________________ Workshops are available and are the perfect option for you if.. you want to master manual mode, photo composition and or editing in Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop. We will shoot first and then go to a coffee shop and edit your photos. I will teach you how to manipulate colors, add light and blend layers in photoshop for a magical and ethereal look to your nature photography! DM for details ________________________________ Prints and other awesome items are available in my store on my website in the link in my bio. Not only do I sell prints but I also sell iPhone cases, t-shirts, and a bunch of other cool items. If you like my work and want to support a local artist you should check it out! ________________________________ I have a huge passion for what I do and try my best to inspire others. I have no time to hate anybody, I hope we all make it. We live in a time that is truly amazing, you can work your day job and then come home and hustle online and social media and build your dream and make it come alive which is a true blessing. If you have a dream, I believe you can do it if you want to! ________________________________ If you made it this far down, WOW! You’re an awesome person!

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Where are you from?

“I am from the bay area in California. A smaller city near San Francisco called Alameda. It’s an island, and it always amazes people when I tell them I grew up on an island near San Francisco.”

How would you describe your Instagram/photography?

“I would describe my Instagram as positive and inspirational. I try to inspire others to get out there and do whatever it is they want to do, whether it’s photography or anything else in life. I truly believe you can achieve anything in life if you believe in yourself and stay consistent!”

What is your favorite thing to photograph, and why?

“Nature is my favorite thing to photograph for sure. It’s very calm and peaceful out there, and you can really take your time and just take it all in. When you photograph and chase sunrises/sunsets you need to hurry. In nature, there’s always beauty no matter what time of the day. You will find something amazing!”

What are your tips for photographers and travelers who admire your style?

“Take your time and don’t rush. Try new things with your compositions, duck down, stand on your tippy toes, go left and right and try different angles and see what does and doesn’t work. It takes time and practice but you’ll get there if you want it! Small details like where leaves are placed, angles of trees, etc. all can add life to an image. Pay attention to the lines of your image in Forest Park as it’s a very dynamic place to photograph! I also highly recommend shooting where there are a lot of highlights to be used if you plan to edit in a way that is similar to me. I purposely make sure there are plenty of highlights in the image to be used later in post process for magical lighting in Lightroom/Photoshop.”

I’m grateful that a successful photographer like Robert was available to answer my questions! You can check out Robert’s other photos here, and give him a follow! Many of his photos are available for sale, so if you’re interested, check out this link.

∴ Michelle


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