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Jeff Freeman
Works at Jeff Freeman Photography
Attended Harvey Mudd College
Lives in Portland, OR
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Anyone playing with the new Gmail "SHelfies"?...Looks like some crazy image "auto correction" is trashing my image (after having it very specifically adjusted exactly the way it should be, not boosting mid- and dark-tones -- UGH! Photog's nightmare! ;)

I'm using a custom theme in Gmail on the Web and I think you'll like it too! Check it out on your desktop or laptop. #gmailthemes
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Tom needs a new lung...even with health insurance he will need some financial help.  Please consider donating
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http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12401 

The final votes are nearly in, and unfortunately I-522 looks to have been narrowly defeated. I-522 would have required the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in Washington State. Late polls showed the Yes on I-522 campaign in the lead, but I-522 is now failing by a 3 point margin. While more votes still need to be counted, I-522 is not expected to overcome this deficit in the votes that remain. 
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This is outrageous...

https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=729&autologin=true

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack has a plan to change the way safety inspection is done on our poultry, and his plan would make our food less safe and put workers in danger. Tell Secretary Vilsack and President Obama not to privatize poultry inspection!

Vilsack's plan would turn most poultry inspection over to the very companies that produce our poultry, leaving only one government inspector per plant to inspect over 175 birds per minute — that's three birds per second!

The USDA is pushing this plan even though a new government report says that the pilot project is putting our food safety in jeopardy.

Please send a letter to Secretary Vilsack and President Obama below, telling them not to privatize our food safety.
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Please consider helping a dear friend, Tom...
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this little info graphic has some amazing (& scary) info ... 
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Occupation
Freelance Photographer
Employment
  • Jeff Freeman Photography
    Commercial Photographer, Food Photographer, People & Architectural Photographer (interiors & exteriors), Virtual Tour Photographer, Real Estate Photography, Freelance location photographer, 2005 - present
  • Intel
    1991 - 1994
  • Cosmic Wrench Inc.
    1993 - 2005
  • Rubicon Inc.
  • Viscount Dance Studios
    2000 - 2004
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Currently
Portland, OR
Previously
Portland, OR - Sunriver, OR - Bend, OR - Claremont, CA
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creative...photographer...enginerd... "Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Einstein
Introduction
I am a freelance commercial photographer based in Portland, Oregon.  With a love for the Pacific Northwest, I focus on shooting people & architecture, and have a passion for food photography.  I create images with integrity, speaking to the character of the person, place or ingredient.  As a self-proclaimed photo-geek (with an engineering background) I am always experimenting with new ways to push, pull, stretch or bend light.

Check out www.JeffreyFreeman.com for more info.


Jeff Freeman, Photo-Syntheticist
It wasn’t easy. Even from the very beginning. Jeff came into the world after 22 hours of hard labor by his poor mom, his head so big that the doctors finally had to take him out by C-section. He says this must account for his bent (and some would say, cone-headed) view of the world, and for his love of photography.

But how did he become a photographer?
He kept his true love secret for years. Curiously, Jeff’s background is in engineering. Thinking he should be an engineer―a practical profession―he made a living as a web-designer, continuing to apply his engineer’s mind to art and commerce. But somewhere along the way, he heeded the call of his passion. As that big-headed kid, he used to spend hours poring over National Geographic magazines, imagining what it was like to be one of those adventurer-photographers. And there was something about the connection with the physics of light, the beauty of the world, and his own urgency to make pictures that he could no longer resist. He had to bring them together in one enterprise: Photo-synthesis.

Great Artists Steal
Jeff says his great influences have been, of course, the greats of photography; Joe McNally, Annie Liebowitz, Ansel Adams, and Richard Avedon. He is unabashed about “stealing” from their techniques. He likes to say, “Great artists steal,” stealing this famous quote itself from Steve Jobs who, aptly, stole it from Picasso. Looking at Jeff’s work, you can see where he’s been influenced by all the great photographers. It’s quite deliberate. But it’s still uniquely Jeff’s.

The No-Technique Technique
Does he use tricks? Of course. But Jeff’s main trick is to so mask the technique that the observer isn’t even aware of it. It’s the subject that’s the star. Whether it’s a person, a room, an object, or a scene, when you look at a Jeff Freeman shot, you are taken by the subject, not the technique.His portraits are so alive you feel as though you are right there talking to the person.

His interiors make you want to curl up in them.

His food is so good you can taste it.

When you look at his landscapes you feel the air and hear the trees rustling.

This is when Jeff knows his work is done. The photos speak for themselves. And that’s photo-synthesis.
Bragging rights
I have a Jack-Attack, the monkey on my back :)
Education
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Lakeridge High School
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