Much in the same vein as last year, 2019 was definitely a year of quality over quantity. Work took me to new places again this year and I spent a wonderful 40th birthday in Hawaii. I also got myself a little birthday gift in the form of a new Nikon Z7, which has become my primary camera for the last […]

I took my new Nikon Z7 on a short trip to Hawaii! Here is a real-world review of the mirrorless camera body, as I put it to the test with my F-mount lenses.

A little less than 15 years ago, I began my photography career when I started covering car shows for Subiesport Magazine. Little did I know at the time, this would lead me toward my current digital marketing career today, all thanks to my love for the Subaru brand. The recent announcement of the S209 made me feel nostalgic toward how […]

A look back at the year in photos that was 2018. Photos from Seattle, Berlin, Dallas, and Shanghai, along with a McLaren 570S and the Vegas Golden Knights!

Life caught up to me quite a bit in 2017. I took the least number of photos this year than any other year since I started shooting professionally, with the vast majority of the photos revolving around friends and family. There were even entire months where I didn’t even shoot anything. That’s not a bad thing though, since some of […]

A couple weeks ago, I went to visit my best friend Sidnee down in Las Vegas. She had a great idea to go check out The Valley of Fire, just about an hour north of the city. We had a pretty packed day so we didn’t end up staying very long, but it was long enough to get some fantastic […]

The old girl’s still got it! It’s been a long time since I’ve driven my WRX, “EVA-00” or “Eva” for short. She typically spends her days in my garage now that she’s been a few years retired now from the car show scene, but with my friend Kyle “KP” Pope in town bringing dry skies from Arizona, it was a […]

2016 went by like a blur for me. It didn’t take anywhere near as many photos as I have in previous years, mainly due to life changes such as taking a role at eBay as the Global Digital Marketing Manager for the eBay Partner Network. Life is busy, but busy is good, and through it all I still found time […]

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure and honor to take photos of my beautiful friend Ashton Solecki, who modeled some new products for DailyDriven.com. This was her first ever photoshoot and she was a total natural! I barely had to give her much direction and we had a blast working together. The photos turned out great and I can’t wait […]

Paul was an old customer of ours back at World One Performance, who owned a 600+ whp Subaru STI race car that we built. Unfortunately, I wasn’t ever able to do a photoshoot with his STI, but we kept in touch after World One went away. About a month ago, he hit me up asking if I’d like to take […]

I recently received an email from Griffin Brugger, a student at Seattle’s The Center School, asking if I’d be willing to do an interview with him regarding photography. I was happy to oblige, and the questions he asked were so good that I felt they’d be perfect to include in a blog post.

It was a race to take photos before the rain and crowds, but this year’s cherry blossom photos at The Quad at the University of Washington turned out great. We arrived about half an hour before sunrise and early hour resulted in a much smaller number of other photographers compared to previous years. This made taking photos much easier and […]

Some quick photos of Lee’s brand new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in “Ceramic White”

My BFF Sidnee and her fiance Mia came to visit over New Year’s, so we used the gorgeous (but cold) Seattle weather to take some engagement photos over at Discovery Park. The sun was bright and a bit overpowering, so Wence assisting with the reflector was more than enough to get the proper lighting. I’m so happy for Sidnee and […]

A look back at the year 2015 in photos, through the lens of Armin H. Ausejo. Includes automotive, landscape, and Formula DRIFT photography.

After a four-month wait, new wheels for my Audi S3 finally arrived. You can read all about the buyer’s journey here on NWMotiv: https://www.nwmotiv.com/new-shoes-for-armins-audi-s3-ella/ But you can see all of the fresh new photos here below:    

My friend Lee picked up a new Ducati motorcycle, but when he contacted me to take some shots of it, I wasn’t prepared for the awesomeness that I would soon behold. I’m admittedly Jon Snow when it comes to motorcycles (as in, “You know nothing, Jon Snow”), so learning all the details about the bike completely blew me away. We […]

It’s become a yearly tradition for me to go to the University of Washington’s Quad and take photos of the cherry blossoms just as Spring starts. Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been the greatest lately, so my original plans to go as soon as they hit full bloom fell through. A week later, I finally made it out to UW at […]

What a year, 2014 was! I may not have taken as many photos as I had in previous years, but I’d say the quality is up there amongst the best in recent memory. Rather than taking photos of anything and everything, I ended up being a bit more selective for the most part this year, and really took my time. […]

Four years ago, I made the switch to full frame, upgrading from my trusty Nikon D300 to the Nikon D700. By the time I made the switch, the D700 was already available for  2 1/2 years, so its reputation and capabilities were already well-established. Full frame was like night and day after coming from a cropped sensor camera, and while […]

2013 was a very successful and productive year for my photography. Check out all of the different things that I’ve photographed this year!

Back in July, my friend Richard Thompson contacted me and asked if I’d be available to assist him with a photoshoot up here in the Pacific Northwest. He said he was shooting a professional basketball player for Forgiato Wheels and DUB Magazine, but at the time he still wasn’t exactly sure who it would be. Being a huge basketball fan […]

My friend Kito is into many awesome things. I recently shot his Range Rover for Land Rover Owner International Magazine, but we’re still waiting for the feature to publish before I can share photos. In the meantime, he told me that he’s building a rally-x car, and that he’s going to be doing a very unique paint job for it, […]

I had traveled to Southern California on family business back at the end of March, and thus while I did some sightseeing and processed a number of photos, I almost forgot to post them up here on my blog. I hadn’t gone sightseeing around San Diego in years, so I made sure to bring all my necessary equipment with me […]

Last year, I shot Haila’s Toyota Starlet for NWMotiv, but this time around Haila wanted to get some photos of her own. Thanks to some really assistance from our good friend Nosilla, I believe these photos turned out great. Each of these was taken with my Nikkor 70-200mm ƒ2.8 VR2.  I definitely plan to use some of these to replace […]

I started using my first DSLR, a Nikon D70, back in September 2004. It was Nikon’s first consumer-level DSLR, with a whopping 6 megapixels and breakthrough high ISO performance. Since then, I’ve relied on the high quality of DSLRs to produce print-worthy photos, along with the use of the RAW file format to process photos to my own liking. Meanwhile, […]

In terms of my photography, I’d have to say that 2012 was a pivotal, life-changing year for me. I learned a lot of new techniques, sharpened many skills, and met a whole lot of great people. I thank each and every one of your for all of your support in this past year, and I’m very much looking forward to […]

Lately, I’ve been going back and re-editing some old photos, just to see how I’d do things differently given all the time and experience that’s transpired since the original edit. Here are a few examples that I’d like to share: [beforeafter][/beforeafter] [beforeafter] [/beforeafter] [beforeafter] [/beforeafter]

Looking for a holiday gift for yourself or your loved one, that’ll keep on giving throughout the year?  Armin Ausejo Photography 2013 Calendars are now on sale for a mere $10 including shipping via USPS!  You can purchase calendars, prints, and vinyl decals through this link on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArminPhoto/app_251458316228 Be sure to purchase soon, as quantities are limited!

Last weekend, I took a couple photos immediately following NWMotiv’s inMotion Car Show and Drift Event. It was a favor for my friend Kenji (who owns the white Lexus) and he just wanted a couple quick pics. Each photo was handheld with my D700 and Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8, ISO 800, ƒ5.6, with the first one above at 1/50 sec and […]

My yearly ritual to capture the fireworks over Gasworks Park was a bit different this year, since our good friend Eugene had moved out of state and thus we couldn’t use his roof. Instead, we braved the parking and traffic to secure a spot on the shores of Lake Union as we had a few years ago. After waiting about […]

Last year, my good friend Berto asked me if I was interested in helping him out with behind the scenes photos of a music video shoot for local hip-hop artist, PROPS!  I had met PROPS! previously at a couple of Berto’s parties, so I was happy to lend a helping hand.  I took photos on location for a couple days […]

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to just shoot a car without any time constraints, deadlines, or expectations.  Alan and I caught a break in the weather on Sunday night and despite having my SB-600 and umbrella on stand blown down by the wind, the photos still turned out great and Alan was very happy with […]

2011 proved to be a banner year in terms of the sheer number of photos I’ve taken and how I feel I’ve grown as a photographer. I shot a variety of different subjects, helped mentor and advise a great group of photographers, and helped NWMotiv establish itself as a major media player in the local automotive scene. Rather than bore […]

Just a little Halloween fun with Miss Erica May.  I shot each photo with my Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8 and the 100% natural lighting worked great inside the University of Washington’s Suzzallo Library.  We timed it perfectly with just a few bystanders giving us strange looks, and we made sure we weren’t too big of a disturbance in the quiet areas. […]

I miss the Seattle Supersonics. After being stripped away from my beloved city of Seattle by a number of forces (be sure to watch Sonicsgate for the full scoop…it’s free and won a Webby Award), I have sorely missed professional men’s basketball since 2008. Thus, once I heard that a charity game bringing NBA players from Seattle and the Pacific […]

  When my friend Kiyomi asked me to take photos of the food at her restaurant, Cheeky Cafe, I simply could not say no.  She told me to come hungry, so I brought Wence, Carlos, and Erica with me and we all left with a food coma that would last the entire weekend.  I cannot praise the food at Cheeky […]

Blue Scholars are undoubtedly my favorite hip-hop artists.  With roots from the University of Washington and made up of just “one DJ and one MC, ” they’ve always made music that speaks to me, not just through the beats and lyrics, but also through the connection I have as a Filipino American and University of Washington alumnus.  To raise money […]

Last Sunday the 22nd was the University Street Fair, and my friends and I decided go to out and shoot some street photography. I hadn’t done any dedicated street photography for some time now, so it was a welcome change to most of the other types of things I’ve been shooting lately. I only brought my Nikkor 50mm ƒ1.4 and […]

For my first official assignment as a freelance photographer for The Seattle Weekly, I was fortunate enough to land a gig taking photos of DeadMau5 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.  My photos of DeadMau5 and opening acts Die Antwoord and Skrillex can be found on The Seattle Weekly’s website here: https://www.seattleweekly.com/slideshow/deadmau5-the-paramount-31583353/ Since The Seattle Weekly only takes 10 photos max for […]

No, I’m not talking about “Boyz II Men, ABC, and BBD” here 🙂  Last month, a bunch of my relatives from my mom’s side of the family visited us from the east of the Mississippi as they went on a cruise up to Alaska.  They weren’t able to stay in Seattle very long, so I made it a point to […]

After two straight days of disappointment from staying up very late during the weeknights to capture the Northern lights, I had high hopes for this week’s Perseid Meteor Shower.  As all of my friends know, I’m a big astronomy buff and the only thing that kept me from pursuing a career in astronomy was my hatred for higher level mathematics.  […]

I was fortunate enough to spend the majority of last Saturday in the company of Erica and Angi.  This was simply just a fun photoshoot which also happened the serve the purposes of getting some formal headshots for Erica to start building her portfolio and to drive all the Subaru guys out there nuts: both Erica and Angi drive STIs.  […]

A little over a week ago, my brother, sister-in-law, and two nieces were in town for a short vacation.  We spent a couple days up in Victoria BC, along with visiting Snoqualmie Falls.  The weather was great throughout their entire trip, which made for some really nice photo opportunities, such as the above sunset photo overlooking Victoria’s Inner Harbor.  Here’s […]

Just like last year, I spent Independence Day atop Eugene’s apartment building in the U-District of Seattle to watch the fireworks over Lake Union. The weather wasn’t quite as nice as last year’s, but the cloud cover helped reflect some of the light down, making the whole show seem a bit brighter. Here’s a link to all my photos: https://verdugo.smugmug.com/Events/Independence-Day-2010/ […]

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but for very good reason…work! Work has been super busy, and I haven’t had many cars to shoot lately. However, that will be changing soon, especially since I’m doing work for NWMotiv.com now. In the meantime, I was tagged on these photos on Facebook by my good friends Jayr and Mae de Leon: Notice […]

Yesterday, March 6th marked my annual visit to my Alma Mater’s “Quad, ” which features cherry blossoms or “sakura.”  The sakura were in bloom earlier than usual this year thanks to Él Niño, and with a grey and wet forecast upcoming, it was more packed than any of the previous years I’ve visited.  Nevertheless, the Quad was as gorgeous as […]

Other than finishing up the new look of my website here, 2010 has started off pretty slowly in terms of photography.  I’ve been working on getting new clients, but the mostly rainy weather (albeit very warm for a Seattle winter) has prevented any really good outdoor photos.  Luckily, my friend Dan had never been to the Museum of Flight at […]

I look back at 2009 with mixed feelings.  Certainly some things went my way, but other things really didn’t.  Nevertheless, I’m happy to see 2010 arrive and simply hope for the best.  In looking back at 2009, I decided to post up my favorite photos of 2009, choosing one photo from each month.  Voila: January

On September 1, 2004, a car show club was started at The Ram in University Village. Born out of the ashes of Team Intrinsic, this car club’s sole purpose was to have a good, familiar group of friends that loved to show off their cars at car shows in an organized team. Founding members Armin H. Ausejo, Wence Estrada, Emily […]

Smores from BluWater Bistro on Lake Union last weekend for Mary Ann’s birthday 🙂  Photos taken with my Samsung T929 Memoir cell phone!

The first test for my new D300 and Velbon tripod legs was the Independence Day fireworks over Lake Union. Eugene’s roof ended up being pretty much a perfect location, with a nice view of the Space Needle in the background.  Both the camera and tripod work flawlessly 🙂  Here’s a few selected photos: [smugmug url=”https://verdugo.smugmug.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=8800354_vsnxA&format=rss200″ imagecount=”100″ start=”6″ num=”4″]