Lighting test, Monster Mark Winnie, assistant. Editorial photoshoot for IBM Systems magazine by Portland, Oregon commercial and editorial photographer, William Bragg.

Magazine photography

Most of us think of the magazines we see at the supermarket checkout, book stores or the subscriptions we receive at home, and of course, the Publishing Clearing House sweepstakes 😉 .  So mentioning I just did a photoshoot for Car & Driver magazine is more easily recognizable  for most people. But a lot of the magazines for which I end up being hired are industry and trade magazines. I’ve just finished photo shoots for US Bank Reserve magazine and IBM Systems magazine in the last couple of weeks.

This photo is from a lighting test while shooting for IBM magazine. The subject is none other than “Monster” Mark Winnie, the biggest sweetheart you’ve ever met – and the living, breathing example of “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. Mark is not one of my regular assistants, but a good friend. When my assistant got nailed with the flu over the weekend prior to the shoot, Mark graciously helped me out.

Oregon outdoors backpacking test shoot

I’ve been contacted lately by a few potential clients about advertising photography for outdoor gear companies. A friend of mine owns a retail outdoors store, and had mentioned my name to a few people. As is often the case, and rightfully so, the people wanted to see some specific outdoor images which I currently don’t have in my portfolio or recently on my blog. I offered to provide a quick test shoot using a favorite location of mine. I didn’t have much time. But with the help of a good friend of mine I was able to capture a couple quick images to send off to the interested parties.

Now these images were created during a small window of time for the both of us with me schlepping some basic lighting equipment over the trail. The purpose is to provide some quick examples to the interested parties given their timeframe, and hopefully, within the context of the rest of my portfolio, we will begin some projects together.

Of course, being located in the Pacific Northwest with such outdoor companies as Danner Boots, Columbia Sportswear, and so many others, this was an element of my portfolio sorely lacking. It is something I have already scheduled some photo shoots to rectify.

Outdoor hiking, backpacking photography in Oregon by William Bragg, photographer

 

 

Car & Driver magazine (quote/testimonial)

“Sometimes working in editorial you have to cold call photographers and ask for the strangest things. In this case, I needed a photographer to shoot grown men racing cars while carrying small pigs. Will didn’t question why, but only asked when! From his online portfolio it appeared he had an eye for capturing the unique qualities in people. He did not disappoint. He was able to blend in and get great images that captured the passion and heart these men put into their sport.”

 

NATHAN W. SCHROEDER
Design Director | Car and Driver magazine

D. E. May, artist portrait session

My distinct pleasure to work with the artist Dan May ( D. E. May, PDX Contemporary Art  | On the Way ).

Equity Foundation, Portland, Oregon

Very proud to have worked with Equity Foundation, Portland, Oregon and LeAnn Locher to create images for June Pride Month, advertising and other collateral materials. Some examples.

 

Adulting, Kelly Williams Brown

I’ve worked with Kelly Williams Brown for the past few years. She understands that I’m her personal photographer even after the success of her book & J.J. Abrams turns it into a sitcom may take her to parts unknown. ; )

Anyways, the book cover led to some photos for  Grazia Magazine UK,  South Africa, & Serbia.