Hiking Summit Lake

October 11, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Yesterday I needed a reset.  I needed to get away from all the noise, the chaos and just be.  Going camping solo is very therapeutic, albeit lonely, for me. I loaded up my Tacoma with a small tent, my camping pad, sleeping bag, pillow, water bottle, a couple Clif bars, firewood, my laptop and that … Read More

Going Camping

October 9, 2018By Zachdiary No Comments

Have you ever heard of grounding? Walking around barefoot?  Ill explain the benefits later.  I spent 4 hours grounding this morning while I was digging in the garden.  I had a great day.  I was listening to some classic music by the likes of Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, Jim Croce and more. My … Read More

Its been a minute

October 5, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

I was talking to my good friend, fellow entrepreneur and  the developer of this website: Marvin.  He was mentioning a self-imposed challenge to create work daily for 100 days and see where that takes his business. I have long wondered if photography just becomes a piece of my puzzle rather than my main source of … Read More

Heather at Lake Wilderness

July 2, 2018By Zachportraits 3 Comments

As they say, time flies.  It’s been a month since Heather and I got together and did our second photo shoot.  We left her high-strung puppy Lulu at home this time and just concentrated on photographing Heather.  She has been an absolute blast to work with.  When my client is unsure of themselves and lacks … Read More

The Baja Part 3: My Final Chapter

June 19, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

This is going to be the final chapter in my story of the Baja. I need to sell this car and move on. As life progresses, so do our goals and dreams for the future. We are slaves to our possessions. Even tho I am not currently spending time or money on the Baja, it … Read More

Mini Photo Sessions Week 1: Owens Beach

May 30, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Recently I decided to start shooting weekly mini sessions at parks all over the PNW.  The mini sessions are an easy and fun way for me to promote myself, and get the word out about my photography.  You are not going to hire me to photograph your wedding just based off of my online portfolio.  … Read More

The Baja Part 2: A Never-Ending Project

May 23, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Last week I left off talking about the drive home.  Just before I talk about that, I found a photo of my friend Travis towing me through the dunes that is too good not to share.   I previously mentioned needing to replace some of the sensors due to sand.  I was frustrated to no … Read More

Heather and Lulu

May 7, 2018By Zachportraits 1 Comment

Recently an old friend of mine contacted me about taking photos of her and her dog.  Allow me to admit that I am not an animal photographer.  I agreed to the shoot because I wanted to catch up with my old friend Heather, and to challenge myself in a new area of photography.  The long … Read More

Roadtrip Part 1: To Fix A Bus

April 28, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

Last week a friend of mine asked me if I would come diagnose/fix his school bus.  Diesel Mechanic and electrician are just two of the many skills that I possess.  Being my own boss gives me the liberty to take out of town jobs, and gives me the opportunity to catch up with friends whom … Read More

The Beginning

April 25, 2018By Zachdasphoto No Comments

We might as well start this story at the beginning. Every photographer has a boring story about getting a disposable camera from the grocery store as a kid, taking photos of the wall on a field trip, and forever being fascinated by capturing the world around them with photography. I’m not going to bore you … Read More