Welcome and thanks for checking out my website. Although I find myself scattered amongst the internet, you’ve reached my online home.
Aaron the photographer…
My professional photography focuses on event, commercial, and portrait work. I love capturing the spirit and making people look great at conferences, businesses, parties, and private settings. Find out more at my photography website for Portland/Vancouver event and portrait photography.
I also publish Photowebo, a new resource that mixes the worlds of photography and the internet. If you’re a photographer who wants a better online presence, Photowebo can help. Subscribe to say in the loop.
I’m the 2017 President of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association. In 2016 I earned the Photographic Craftsman degree through PPA. A year prior, I was recognized for third place in the Commercial/Illustrative category at PPA’s Grand Imaging Awards, and went on to represent the United States as a finalist at the World Photographic Cup.
In November 2011, I published Alcatraz Views, a look at “The Rock” as captured through my lens.
Aaron the technologist…
I’m have a professional tech background; my tech career started in support, then I was a webmaster (remember those?), then moved into the world of software development and testing. I’m deeply involved in social media and have blogged since 2001. I’ve had a variety of personal projects online in the past and did some time as an author for Metblogs and OurPDX.
I was the founding organizer of WordCamp Portland, a conference for WordPress enthusiasts along with the Portland WordPress user group. Although I’ve passed the organizer role onto others, I’m still involved with the WordPress community. When I’m not organizing events, I love to participate and speak on subjects such as blogging, WordPress, social media, photo licensing, copyright, Creative Commons, and more. View some of my past speaking engagements.
Aaron the referee…
As a high schooler, I refereed soccer for a couple years then drifted away from the sport. I began refereeing competitive and recreational youth soccer again in 2015 and I enjoy facilitating the sport, getting some exercise, and enjoying being part of a fun game. I’m a USSF Grade 8 Referee and I work generally work games from U11 through high school ages.