Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Middle East Camel Race

"We love our camels" says one Oman owner. But he never gets his hands dirty. Camels are the one animal which is pampered in the Middle East.This camel did well in a race and is given bottled water by one of the workers before it rides home to rest.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Street Photography Wrap Up

We just finished a STREET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP in Portland Oregon. What amazing students. All the participants came with such positive attitudes. It was hot. Everyone had to shoot in the middle of the day when the sun was directly overhead and yet they still rocked it. Some of their photos are posted on https://www.facebook.com/borkgren Go there and see if you can find their great photos.
This painter may look like an illegal graffiti artist but he was actually hired by the city of Eugene Oregon to paint electrical boxes!
copyright@SherrlynBorkgren2013 not for public use.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Photography Portfolio Review

How many times have I had my portfolio reviewed? Many many times. I once had my portfolio reviewed by Bert Fox at National Geographic. He kept one photo and told me to start from there. Of course while working on a Master's degree at Ohio University my work was reviewed daily. When people ask me to review their work I know they may go away believing or not my edit. The best advice I can give right out is to edit tightly. If the photo is weak it is what people will remember. Be without mercy on yourself when editing or better yet, have someone you respect give you an edit. Photo taken with a lensbaby in Eugene Oregon during a small Occupy Protest. This dog was by far the most active member of the group.
more photos at http://www.borkgrenphoto.net

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Summer Workshop 2012 Oregon- National Geographic Photographer

learn from the best- Lynn Johnson of National Geographic Magazine and Sherrlyn Borkgren (that's me) we will be teaching a Photography Workshop in Oregon late summer. We are clearing our calendars to give this workshop. If you would like to know the date as soon as we do drop an email to sherrlyn at gmail

Lynn's is an accomplished photographer and you most likely have seen her work cover the pages of LIFE MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, (the latest is that of the Apostles). Lynn doesn't strive for fame and as far as I know has never entered a contest. She tells stories and hopes to change a bit of the world.

We will cover much more than knowing how to click as being a good photographer includes a spiritual and holistic vista of cultures. You can check out the latest issues of National Geographic Magazine for Lynn's work, for mine you'll have to work a little harder but you can start at

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Are you ready to challenge your photography skills? Ready to push yourself to a new level? Photographing ordinary people does not always feel so easy but you know the reward once you see the image. We will cover how to communicate effectively and honestly with people you want to photograph without feeling like you are "taking:"something from them. You will get experience street shooting from the hip to get spontaneous and yet well composed images. We will have some practice sessions beforehand to get warmed up. We begin with a class session, lecture and questions.
We start late so we can make use of the evening light.
David Marash of ABC Nightline and later Al Jezzera with his lovely wife Amy Marash of Marash T.V. lounging on a NY city street.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mulitmedia Slide Show on TAX DAY Evening!

OK so you get your taxes done and then what? Come on over and see this show that I'm putting together.There will be open questions and h'douves. Donations appreciated but no one will be turned away.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Telling the Story - Photography Workshop-Going to be a Blast!

Photography Workshop Telling the Story, Learn to photograph people on the street, copyright laws, and how to photograph using natural light Photography Workshop with Sherrlyn Borkgren April 16, 2011. Sign up at Oregon Arts Alliance 881 Willamette St Eugene Oregon/PHONE 541-687-8353
CLASS SIZE IS almost full -pre registration required for this workshop

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