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Video informs and persuades better than any other media type. It is a very powerful tool for reaching an audience and making an emotional connection. Video production is a team sport, I would love to collaborate with you on your message. Balancing creativity and technology, we have in-house post production capabilities as well the latest camera gear and accessories to take your story from start to finish.



One of my most personal rewarding projects was making a feature length documentary called "Return of the River", a story of the largest dam removal in history on the Elwha River. Dear to my heart and fueled by passion, this was 4 years in the making, and with the help of my partner Jessica Plumb, we produced an award winning film shown worldwide to eager audiences wanting to witness an environmental film with a happy ending. Learn more at www.elwhafilm.com

"I think you've put more blood, sweat, tears, and heart into capturing the Elwha in her many moods than anyone." Andy R.
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There are a lot of good photographers out there. What makes you decide on who to hire? Is it cost, style, experience, trust, compatibility? I believe it is all those reasons and more.

All of us each sees the world thru our own eyes. My job is to understand what you need, and bring my experience, passion and imagination to bear on solving your problems.

I have had a long career doing many types of work, from shooting architecture in big cities to taking photos in the deepest wilderness. My current direction of interest is taking me back into doing more outdoor oriented and environmental work for corporations, non-profit and environmental groups. I can shoot from the land, air or underwater and can travel on short notice.


"Thank you for the great photos, it is so amazing you kayaked into the canyon, and just wow!!!! The river sure knows how to model for your camera." LaTrisha S.


Use Doubleclick Productions and take advantage of new technology to get dramatic aerial perspectives. By using low-altitude UAV (drone) aircraft, we create eye-catching views at a lower cost and with more unique advantages than from an airplane or standard helicopter. Just going out and buying a drone does not make someone a good aerial photographer, by combining the skill set of hundreds of hours of UAV piloting with the experienced eye of a professional photographer will guarantee you top quality results.

Stills * Video * Film Production * Aerial 360 Panoramas * Mapping

Licensed and insured to fly commercial UAV assignment work.faa licensed 107

"John:  I could not have chosen a better person for this project.  Loved your magic. Thank you so very much." Ann S.


Doubleclick Productions specializes in locations around the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State and the greater Northwest region. We have the largest in-depth coverage of the Elwha River and the dam removal process covering from 2009 til present.

I have a large collection of over 25,000 photographs, as well as terabytes of video (including aerial footage) of natural landscapes, wildlife, adventure sports, and other active outdoor lifestyle topics for commercial or editorial needs. I also produce high quality fine art prints suitable for personal of commercial use. If you have any specific needs just call or email me and we can work out the details.

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"Thank you for this. You are such a magician with a camera. Stunning. I know I'd feel better immediately to see your photo hanging in my hospital room!" Mary B.

Fine Art in Public Spaces

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Peace Health Medical Center, Vancouver, WA.

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Olympic Memorial Hospital, Port Angeles, WA.

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Lower Elwha Tribe (natural resources bldg), Port Angeles, WA.

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