Monthly Archives: October 2010

How to Become My Assistant (or Not)

I get a fair amount of emails from assistants moving to Portland looking for work. I totally get it. Portland is a cool place to live and being a photographer is fun. With NYC, LA, and San Francisco very expensive and hard to break into, Portland seems like an obvious place to start your career....

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  • Bitna11/02/2010 - 11:56 am

    Hi Lincoln,
    I too emailed a few months back asking to be your assistant, and guess what? You not only WROTE ME BACK, but gave me a great advice and encouragement. I really appreciated your response. I am still working to establish myself as a photographer who can make a living, and I visit your blog to be inspired and informed. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Cunningham03/20/2012 - 1:10 pm

    Lincoln,

    Wonderful post. I have to admit I’ve probably been the first emailer on occasion, but I’m improving 🙂 I wish I lived in Portland; it would be great to work with you. Your mix of lifestyle and food is something I would like to achieve. My favorite image of yours has to be the bacon that won PDN.

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    • Lincoln Barbour03/20/2012 - 3:25 pm

      Hey Taylor, thanks for the kind words. It’s not easy breaking into the assistant world, but once you find someone you click with, you’ll definitely get hired. I think personality is way more important than any skill or experience. I used to use a bunch of assistants and then I found my go to guy and he’s always who I call first, mainly because we get along really well. I get a ton of emails from people wanting to be my assistant. I wish I had enough work for all of them, but I don’t.ReplyCancel

Willamette Week’s 2010 Restaurant Guide Cover

This is, hands down, my favorite shot I’ve taken this year. Brilliantly art directed by Willamette Week’s Carolyn Richardson, when she pitched the concept to me, I knew it was going to be a good shot. But she really went above and beyond in getting this organized so we could shoot something something truly awesome....

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  • Ryan Flood10/25/2010 - 1:35 pm

    Congratulations on an awesome cover shot!ReplyCancel

  • terese bushnell10/25/2010 - 4:48 pm

    omg – it’s so artfully portland! gorgeous, as always, lincoln.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Wick11/28/2010 - 10:24 pm

    Great shot, Lincoln! I also like the animated gif bringing it to life. If I wasn’t still full from Thanksgiving I’d be hungry.ReplyCancel

  • Adam Koller04/19/2011 - 4:53 pm

    I know I am getting in late on the conversation regarding this shoot but it looks amazing. I love the use of natural light, (and the food looks amazing). Nice work.ReplyCancel

Behind the Scenes – Kids in Architecture

I’ve always had the philosophy that architectural photography is more interesting when you have a people in the shot. A person will give a sense of scale to the building or interior. It also helps you relate to what you’re seeing. And sometimes, it’s great just to have something to fill out the composition. In...

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    At Home with Prometheus

    I love my job. I love the work I do and I love the clients I work with. And every shoot is fun because of its inherit challenges: technical, logistical, creative.  That being said, I love shooting personal work and it’s not often you get hired to shoot personal work for a commercial client. That’s...

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    Getting it Done with The Works

    It’s been pretty busy summer here at LB Photo. Some great editorial work is coming out soon, but in the meantime I thought I’d recap some recent commercial work. The Works is an amazing contractor and remodeler based in Portland, OR. They’ve been responsible for making some of the wonderful glamourous interiors designed by Jessica...

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