THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS, IT’S ALL ONE STORY

Everything worth doing takes time. Commitment and intention are everything. Otherwise, projects end up half-baked, or worse yet, contain inaccurate information when they were thought to be “finished”.

Our title says it all. Remember the big picture. “You’re only as good as your last job” is something else to keep in mind, no matter how far up the tree you climb. Another is, “The higher you climb, the harder the wind blows.”

Stay calm and focused on your goals, and try to ignore the noise that passes for excellence. It just ends up competing with your attention for what really matters. Continue reading “”

Drone image of North Cascades landscape at sunrise, Washington by Randy Wells

LOOK UP, THE SKY IS OPEN.

Drone photography and videography can be magical.

However, it is not for the faint of heart. The deeper you go into this discipline-laden aerial specialty, the more you risk being confronted with the limits of what is possible. Those limits are not very forgiving.

Still, for me, the effort is worth the risk for the imagery that can only be acquired aloft. It’s an inspiring and addictive vocation. Fly safely.

THERE ARE NO RULES #5

OK, here’s the last in my arbitrary list of 5 traditional photographic rules meant to broken on the 21st day of the 12th month of the 21st year of the 21st century:

“Don’t Place The Horizon In The Middle Of The Frame”.

Another version of this is, “Never put your subject in the middle of the frame”. That’s another compositional rule to break, unless you’re shooting for a full-bleed double page spread! Continue reading “”

GET BACK

The Beatles: Get Back is a new documentary series directed and produced by Peter Jackson. It covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, which had the working title of Get Back.

Check it out. All you have to do is look at the 1969 photo above to know The Beatles were way ahead of their time. I mean, who else was wearing Chucks besides George?

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VIRTUAL TRACK RIDE – CIRCUIT OF THE NORTHWEST

This is the motorsports complex we’ve been waiting for in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s what the Hermann Tilke designed track will look like – now available to pre-visualize on You Tube.

It’s the perfect location near Bremerton, Washington and a perfect road course with complex corners and elevation changes, just a short commute from the Seattle & Tacoma area. There will be secure car storage facilities available along with a service shop for members. Motocross and karting areas are also being planned. More to follow on this blog.

Image of a Red 1958 Porsche 356 Carrera Speedster GT in Solvang, California by Randy Wells

RANDY VOTED ONE OF THE TOP FIVE CAR PHOTOGRAPHERS IN SEATTLE

A sincere thank you to the company and website Copilot for awarding me with this honor. I came across it recently and am thrilled to be included. Thank you Copilot!

Best automotive photographers in Seattle

PRINTS + PRODUCTS

Over 5,000 of our images are immediately searchable at: WELLS IMAGERY

After clicking on a particular image on our secure site, here’s how to buy licensing, downloads, prints, cell phone covers and greeting cards. Additional products include puzzles, mousepads, and screen-savers.

Make sure you are in “more info” mode on your phone or computer. This will let you see “Add to Cart”. From there you can see all options and prices. Everything you purchase is made in the USA.

For assignments, commissioned automotive fine art, filmmaking and copywriting, please contact our studio.

FPT “KILLER SALMON” BOAT TEASER

Yes, I launched my DJI Phantom 4 V.2 drone from a moving camera boat and landed it on the same boat at a different location. Six times.

“Let’s get real. Serious fishermen like Tom Aliotti, owner of Aliotti Enterprises, know it’s not just about catching fish.

It’s about killer power and performance combining for that epic showdown on the water.

So get ready, because Tom’s ‘Killer’ salmon slayer powered by MSHS and FPT Industrial is coming to Bristol Bay, Alaska!”

-Justin Roeser of Roeser Engineering and Motor Services Hugo Stamp

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IT’S BEEN QUITE A YEAR

Yes, this is what I look like today. I’m still intense and confident.

The harder the assignment is, the more intense and confident I become. That’s based on my decades of preparation with previous gigs involving serious research, risk, and preparation. Otherwise, I’d be scared to death (like most photographers should be today when faced with something they’ve never done before). Continue reading “”