Portfolio Review & Image Critique

Private Online Sessions with Steve Anchell There are times in everyone’s artistic career that they need advice, assistance, or training. Whether it is career advice, help with Lightroom or Photoshop, or a portfolio critique, it’s good to know you have someone with experience to call upon Steve Anchell is ideally trained to assist you improve […]

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Digital Photography in Practice

Digital Photography in PracticeHot Springs Photography FestivalMay 25 to 27, 2019Best Photography WorkshopsHot Springs Photography FestivalA 3-day intensive workshop with Steve Anchell, author of Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras: Getting the Most from Your MILC.The emphasis on this three-day workshop will be on improving your skills using unique features of MILC and DSLR cameras.The workshop begins […]

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Commercial Photography

Commercial Photography From 1977 to 1984 I operated a commercial photography studio on Sunset Boulevard and Hudson. My clients included Max Factor, Vivian Woodard, and Merle Norman cosmetics; IBM; Teledyne/Inet; Wham-O Toys; Ohrbach’s Department Store; and ad agencies. Although I closed the studio in 1984 I have continued to do commercial assignments as they materialize, […]

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Diana Nudes

Diana Nudes In 1983 I purchased a Diana plastic camera from Hollywood Magic on Hollywood Boulevard, about six blocks from my commercial studio on Sunset Boulevard. On a whim I took it with me to that years annual Nude at Big Sur workshop and ran a few rolls through it. The image “Flame & Kimono” […]

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Architecture

Architecture While operating a commercial studio in Hollywood I began to acquire architecture clients. I soon found that I enjoyed photographing architecture as much as fashion, glamor, and tabletops. The added benefit was that I was no longer tied to a studio. Instead I could be outside and travel the west coast on client projects. […]

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The Nude at Big Sur

The Nude at Big Sur From 1979 to 2005 I led the longest running annual workshop on photographing the nude in nature. The workshop took place on beaches and forests of Big Sur, California. Many of the areas were those used by photographer Wynn Bullock. The images in this portfolio were created in Big Sur […]

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Father and son photographic project

Father/sons project

Fathers/sons Project For this project I requested the Fathers to bring their sons dressed however they wished to be photographed. I then created a defined empty space with no chairs or other props. I asked each Father to step into the space with his son(s) and to stand, sit, or interact in any way he felt […]

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Christo’s Lounge

Christo’s Lounge Christo’s Lounge in Salem, Ore. is an intimate venue that features jazz, blues, and a variety of eclectic music. The lounge was established in 2011 by Mike and Lisa Learn, who own Christo’s, the Italian Restaurant next door. Before it became Christo’s Lounge it began as a space for alternative music called “The […]

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