For Damian’s senior photos, we went out one beautiful day for a portrait session at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Wash. He was a charm to work with and easy-going.
Didn’t really have much as I was limited to what I could do due to surgery. The whole month of October I was limited to 10 pounds. Still I shot a few football games, a breaking news story, and some of my own projects. Enjoy my Photo of the Month of October.
From landscapes, to people throwing fire, to an actress, July was a pretty busy month for me. A lot of Bellingham Herald assignments, some personal projects, and a Getty gig that was super fun. Here is a recap of what I shot this past month.
Last week I bought a high-resolution film scanner by Jumbl. A simple 22MP scanner capable of 35mm film and slides. Super basic. I just need something to get the image into Photoshop so I can tone them properly. It’s not the greatest scanner in the world, but for what I need it for, it’ll work.
Welcome To Kentucky
One of the first projects I scanned was an essay I shot while studying photojournalism at Western Kentucky University. It was an assignment by my fave professor David LaBelle. He game a simple theme: Farm Family.
As this was the core course of the program, I took the class very seriously, yet still maintained a sense of humor and had fun. The assignments in this class ranged from simple singles, to complex essays.
The class load was heavy in that we usually had 2 or 3 single assignments as well as a weekly essay project. ON top of all that, we also had to shoot our semester long project on the theme of either “Religion” or “Death of a Loved One.”
October was a fun month of shooting: Multiple assignments, booked a few weddings, portrait sessions, and some features.
First are a couple of family sessions.
Kristin at Sunset
I met Kristin, her husband Aaron, and their son Riley at Semiahoo Resort near Blaine, Wash. We shot at an old boat there as well as on the beach on the resort ground.
Riley loved the camera. Not only was he a cute kid, he was easy to work with as well. It made for a great shoot.
A few days later, I met Stephanie, husband Derrick, daughter Jordyn, and son Dakot. My wife and I met them up at Silver Lake to get some fall foliage. But unfortunately
The May family was really great to work with.
For the Bellingham Herald, I covered a few football games and assignments for Whatcom Magazine
Meridian at Sehome Soccer 1
Meridian at Sehome Soccer 2
Burlington-Edison at Lynden Football 1
Burlington-Edison at Lynden Football 2
Everyday Superheros 5K 1
Everyday Superheros 5K 2
Rock & Rye Oyster House 1
Rock & Rye Oyster House 2
Wood Stone Corporation 1
Wood Stone Corporation 2
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Paul Conrad is an award-winning, published photographer living in Bellingham north of Seattle, WA. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and in Europe. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
His clients include Getty Images, Wire Image, AirBnB, The Bellingham Herald, and many local business in Whatcom County. Previous clients are the Associated Press, the New York Times, the L.A. Times, the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, and many others.
Although his specialty is photojournalism, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings.