Archive for July, 2010

North Cascades Cycling Shoot Tomorrow

Posted in Announcements with tags , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by Tim McGuire Images

Meg Kimmel, Senior Creative Associate and College Editor at Davidson College in North Carolina hired me to photograph some students from Davidson College (Sarah Connette, Jon Springfield, and James, the van driver) as they finish their cross country cycling journey (Adventure Cycling’s Northern Tier Route) to raise money for the homeless.

We’ll be shooting on Highway 20 around Washington Pass, Cut Throat Peak and maybe further west around Diablo Lake. Should be a nice day to be in the North Cascades making some pictures!

The cyclists blog

Their Charity

Davidson College

Davidson College Journal


Marketing for Assignments 02

Posted in Business, Marketing, photography with tags , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by Tim McGuire Images

Well, I’ve now sent out 6300 or so emails via Agency Access and followed up on all the clicks with direct mail cards.  No calls related to those promotions yet.

I’m averaging 17.5% of recipients opening the emails and 4+% actually clicking through to my website.  My portfolio is waiting….

I’m thinking about not having a physical printed portfolio but rather maybe finding some way to make an absolutely beautiful interactive portfolio online, something better, cooler, bigger than my regular website.  I have to give this some thought….  I feel it’s a waste to be sending printed portfolios via the mail, jets, trucks, etc…  It goes against my ethics on having a sustainable life and business as well as my wish to cut down on my carbon footprint… something that is hard to do given the choices we have available to us today.

If anyone reading this has gone “printed portfolio-less”, please let me know your experience. Did you do something else as an alternative?

Also, If anyone has great ideas for online password protected portfolio presentations please share.


There’s just something fascinating about roots and trees

Posted in Creative Process, photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2010 by Tim McGuire Images

I’m constantly drawn to trees and roots. They just fascinate me with their shapes and sometimes alien forms and textures.

I’ve been walking by these for years when going climbing at Exit 38. I finally stopped to take some HDR photos last weekend. I also stopped to photograph this tree stump which I see as a metaphor for the struggle between man and nature or maybe better, mans attempts to dominate nature…

Tell me what you think.