Author Archives: johnmireles

About johnmireles

Photographer, writer, thinker, climber, outrigger canoeist, bad guitar player and even worse singer.

Tales of Birth and Rebirth

Back in the days when the American West was wild and untamed, young men would traverse the country to prove themselves and older men would undertake the journey to reinvent themselves. The lure of a new life and better opportunities drew men to cross the … Continue reading

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Like every other new arrival to Williston, I’ve come here to seek my fortune. To be sure few come here with an eye to get rich quick. Instead, it’s with the hope to draw a steady paycheck and live out … Continue reading

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In the American West

Years ago, I had the opportunity to take a week long workshop with renowned celebrity and portrait photographer Mark Seliger. He’d been cajoled and ultimately convinced by a friend to teach at the Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico. Teaching … Continue reading

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Notes on Photographing the Coachella Music Festival

This past weekend I took the opportunity to attend and photograph the three day Coachella Music Festival in the desert near Palm Springs. I’d wanted to go for the past couple of years to photograph it as part of a … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When a Client Asks You to Match Another Photographer’s Price?

There you are, enjoying your morning coffee when your email program pings with a message from a wedding client with whom you’d met the week before. Your heart jumps a little as you hope that they’re sharing their decision to … Continue reading

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Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

Today, I worked with a relatively new photographer looking for advice on how to move forward with his business. After discussing a pretty wide range of topics – from his website to building his portfolio to what gear to use … Continue reading

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Portrait Lookbooks on Sale!

Holiday Season is family portrait season so to help you make the most of your family sessions, I’ve put the Lookbook for Infants, Kids and Families on sale. Save nearly 30% from now to the end of the year. Don’t … Continue reading

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