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The Photography of Timothy Eberly
I am a father of three. My lovely wife and I raise our children in the Inland Northwest. We currently are moving to Spokane, because it is closer to my work. Previously we have lived in Colorado, and mainly Coeur d'Alene. I grew up in Ellensburg, and spent 8 years in Seattle. Now I am a Web developer and designer in Spokane. I shoot as much as I can when I can. As far as my photography goes, my experience mainly comes from lots of practice and working on the set. I have had the good fortune of working with the likes of Chuck Norris, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L Jackson, Peter Greene, 50cent, Jessica Biel, Christina Ricci, Salma Hayek and others.
I break down the category of Photography into about 6 parts.
Nature or Landscape Photography
People and Portrait Photography
Real Estate and Street Photography
Commercial Photography and
And Black and White
I could get all philosophical and talk about painting with light or capturing that perfect moment. But the truth is you really only know photography and the photographer by their work. Ansel Adams is as different as Daniel Ewert and Jay Patel. Yes they all shoot landscapes, but how we see them and capture them is really unique to our way of seeing things. Some people are minimalists and others shoot for raw complexity.
I personally am working on making a photo inside of a photo. I will frame a shot and then try to fill that frame with some life, or element that really speaks to that scene.
What I hope you take with you from this site is the experience of how I see things. I live in North Idaho so I spend a lot of my time shooting the rural landscapes before they all vanish. You will find barns and old homes. Winter scenes, fall scenes, summer and spring. Idaho has forest, lakes, mountains, fields and lovely small towns.
Since Spokane is nearby and a wonderful source of historic architecture I will spend time there shooting as well. The shots are a little different in nature since the city is a completely different lifeform. You will see more black and white in the Spokane shots than the others I bet.
Well that is enough of my chit chat. Check out the photos; learn about my style and get a feel for the area. Thank you very much. Google+ and facebook
You can find me on Google + and Facebook. From my experience, G+ is a lot better than facebook when it comes to photography. There is much more support and the community is growing very rapidly.
Latest Side Road Adventures Blog
Have you ever heard the phrase, stop and smell the roses? Well, I have been trying to live by that ever since my dad died. Well, that and before he died. I thought of myself as a dreamer and one who always looks around to see what is going on that other’s seem to miss. I have been amazed at the ones driving on the road, talking on the cell phone or whatever, and completely missing the sunset. Even those trying to get to a place to enjoy nature many times miss what is right before them. They might miss it because they are too busy with their lives, or because they don’t take the opportunity to get out to see it.
I put up some pictures of the car. :) You can see the car by these links....
Kia Soul picture #1
Kia Soul picture #2
read more on the blog....
Artists and Business
Artists are scatter brained for the most part and have a difficult time running a business. They tend to be emotional and thus say all the wrong things at all the wrong times. We just want to be artists and somehow find the money to be artists. As a matter of fact, I even hate to ask for money for my work because I enjoy photography that much. I know it makes little, if any sense, but that is how the mind of the photographing artists works.
Oh, and heaven forbid I have an opion on politics or religion; I might offend paying clients.
I do what I do for the love of it. What I think I need is someone to speak on my behalf, and just leave the photography to me. Let me be me, and the business end to someone who can do that sort of thing. Problem is. No one is about to do that without getting paid first.
Where did I learn Photography?
My experience mainly comes from lots of practice and working on the set. I have had the good fortune of working with the likes of Chuck Norris, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L Jackson, Peter Greene, 50cent, Jessica Biel, Christina Ricci, Salma Hayek and others. In the about me section I have included some testimonials from some of the professionals in the field. I'm not sure if photography school can actually teach a photographer to see the shot better or not.
How I do things:
I sit down with my client and talk to them. I get to know them the best I can. I get a feel for their style and personality. If I don’t have time to sit down with the client I will get a feel for them while I am shooting.
Can you afford to hire me?
I am not one of those big corporate photographers or one that tosses around thousands of dollars worth of equipment. I also charge a lot less than they do because I work for the art of it, not the money. You get high quality photography, but not the inflated price.
I live in North Idaho and work in Idaho, but will travel, so you can hire me to go just about anywhere. I photograph weddings in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene mainly, but have traveled as far as Denver and California. In my galleries, which I build rather slowly, you will find images of Coeur d'Alene and the Inland Northwest. If you would like to hire me to shoot your wedding, senior photos, family photos, or real estate, give me a call.
There are a lot of good photographers in the Spokane / Coeur d’Alene area. The competition is very tough.
Some things you should consider before hiring a Spokane photographer, wedding photographer, or any type of photographer. First and foremost, check out their portfolio. Does their style agree with you? Some wedding photographers lean towards photojournalism while others appear to have a more commercial feel. Some take happy pictures, and some tend to lean more towards darker subject matter. When I shoot I treat the senior portraits the same as working on the set.
You should also consider the price and what you get for that price.
Most companies around the area charge for each print you buy above and beyond paying for the sitting fee.
Who owns the photos?
The photographer always maintains the right to claim ownership of the images, unless expressly written in a contract where he surrenders his ownership. Since you are buying the images and the photographer has rights to the photo as well, this means you share ownership. The photographer can use the images for self promotion, ie on a website, or in a portfolio and the client has the right to order and sell the images. This agreement can be altered so check the fine print. If you don't like a contract, then suggest some changes. I am sure the photographer will listen to you.
Having worked on the set I know a little bit about what goes on behind the camera. :) The cost of the shot depends on the shot iteself. Sometimes its very affordable, sometimes it isn't. Be sure to ask.
You can view details about the movies I worked on by visited the IMDB page they created. I believe you can see samples of my work on those movies as well by visiting the site.
We had the privilege of meeting Tim in Spokane while filming the Cutter. He provided his photography talent in the most professional manner. His work and work ethic's are to be commended.
Chuck and Gena Norris
As a Director of Photography I have a lot of responsibility on a set and my time is valuable, with little time to spare. So it's important that the set photographer do his job in a quiet and extremely professional manner. He has to get great shots, which Tim does time and again, and just as importantly, he has to be invisible so as not to get in the way of our filming of the movie. He can't draw attention to himself but he has to be where the action on the set is. Tim is very good at this as well as is his "eye" for capturing the "moment", either dramatic or an action sequence. Tim came through. He's a pro."
Charles Cohen / DP / END GAME
You did a specatular job shooting all of the action on END GAME. I have been doing stunts professionally since 1984. Thru the years, I have had the opporunity to work on some of the biggest films including: THE LAST SAMURAI, WAR OF THE WORLDS, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, WATER WORLD, COLLATERAL, WINDTALKERS, etc... I can honestly say that many of the photographs that you composed, rival the top motion picture still photographers in the film business. I am very happy that you were on set for END GAME, you were truly an asset.
See you on the next one,
Al Goto -- Stunt Coordinator, END GAME
Tim - I feel honored to be the subject of the beginning of a brilliant carreer! MUCH RESPECT!
I have been bragging your name up and down Hollywood.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
I wanted to tell you how much you brought to my project "END GAME." To find a still person who can handle all aspects of the movie (action, dialogue and the behind the scenes) is rare. I am sure when our film comes out you will be proud of your work, by the poster and all our ads. I wish you the best and look forward to working together in the future.
Johnny Martin / Martini Films / Producer
Both your photography and on set etiquette are the equal of anyone I have worked with in that field. You have a good instinctive eye for composition and work quietly and quickly. Keep up the good work and I hope we can get together on another film. Best regards
Peter Moss D.P. for the Cutter
We all want to say thank you for the very special photos that you took of all of us in the Norris group and hope that we all get the opportunity to work together again soon.
Myke Michaels -- Hair stylist for Chuck Norris
Hey Tim, Love your pictures...you rock! Talk to you soon.
Daniel Bernhardt -- Dirk in "The Cutter" Agent Johnnson in "Matrix Reloaded"
Tim--a big BIG thank you. Great shots. Keep them coming. Treats for my eyes. Happy Thanksgiving!
Bill Tannen-- Director of "The Cutter"
You have a special gift for portraiture, your photos are so natural & you have a gift for making contact & capturing that special something in the person/ subject. Often missing in many portraits.
I wish I had your insite , all your work is good, but I think your portraits could be something very special. Have fun, use your people gift. I look forward to seeing a lot more of your work.
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