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July print sales

This month has been a great month for print sales. Typically, it’s slow in the summer as I’m so busy with trips and not promoting my business as much.  I’m finding however, that my activity on the social media sites, particularly Google+ is helping my images to come up on the search engines.  Facebook is…

sunrise photo

Another trip to the Gorge

Mike and I had our second trip to Portland this month. We had a great couple of weeks with our grandson who was visiting from New York.  We needed to get him back to Portland to fly home.  On Saturday, we were able to spend the entire day and Monday morning in the Columbia River…

Sunset along the Oregon Coast

What’s in a name?

When I originally set up my photography business, I called it “pddesigns Images” because I have been known for many years online as “PD Designs” or “pddesigns”.  That was my web design business name since early in 2000.  I was a freelance web designer for many years under that name.  Since I no longer have…

Golden Morning in the Palouse

Springtime in the Palouse

May was a very busy travel month for me.  Not only did I go to Yosemite, but I traveled the weekend following it to the Palouse region in Washington.  I had a workshop in the Palouse with Chip Phillips.  I had signed up for the workshop back in December, so I was really excited to…

Sunset at the tulip fields

Tulips and more tulips

This year I made it out to The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon on two separate weekends.  I love the annual event.  This is my third year attending.  During both of my visits to the festival, I ran into a few fellow friend photographers which made it even more fun and special. On…

Mt. Hood at Lake Laurance

Meet up in the Gorge

I’m just getting around to posting about a trip I took in April to the Columbia River Gorge.  I was invited to meet up with Jay & Varina Patel in the Gorge, along with photographers, Michael Riffle, Brian Matiash and Nicole S. Young. What an awesome group of inspiring photographers! We began our day with a…