When my good friend Mackey asks if anyone’s interested to help him shoot photos of his car, I’m typically first in line. Mackey and I started NWMotiv.com back in 2010 and he’s always been not only a great friend and business partner, but also a mentor when it comes to photography. So, whenever he calls the banners, I always answer […]

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 […]

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

Formula DRIFT weekend at Evergreen Speedway is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Our coverage of this year’s event on NWMotiv.com is truly exceptional, but I wanted to share my own personal favorite photos here. I also rented the new Nikon 300mm f/4 PF VR lens for the weekend, which performed even better than I was expecting. Very […]

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 […]

Last month, together my NWMotiv.com partner in crime, Josh Mackey, photographed a set of features for NWMotiv that we called “theKings,” comprised of some of the best Hondas that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Mackey took the majority of the workload, while staff photographers Vinnie Nguyen and Ken Arnold II assisted with lighting and staff videographer James Whelan recorded […]

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 […]

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Shooting an “old school” car was a nice change of pace! Haila’s Starlet is my latest feature on NWMotiv, and given the old school car, I decided to go with an old school style of processing for the photos. See all the photos and read all about it here: https://www.nwmotiv.com/cars/shooting-starlet/ And here’s a few of my favorites from the set:

The final round of the Formula DRIFT 2012 season took place as usual at “The House of Drift” in Irwindale, California. It was an awesome event and I got to meet a bunch of people that I’ve been meaning to meet face-to-face for quite some time. I also rented a Nikon D4 to cover the event (big thanks to BorrowLenses.com) […]

3 1/2 weeks ago was my 6th annual visit to Formula DRIFT Seattle, covering it once again for NWMotiv.  It was probably my favorite Formula DRIFT in the past 6 years, since I knew more people, the weather was perfect most of the time, and I feel like I took some of my best photos.  You can read all about […]

There are very few cars that seem to universally appeal to the masses, and I’m fortunate enough that I was able to photograph one of them for NWMotiv last month.  I was also fortunate to have a rented D800 to play with for the shoot as well, which impressed me in just about every way possible.  We did a full […]

If you’re reading this, you’ve already noticed that the website looks very different!  As much as I love the Graph Paper Press templates, I felt like it was time for a change, so after a few days of looking at various designs (and trying out a few), I’ve settled on this new template from Theme Forest.  So far I think […]

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 […]

XDC (Xtreme Drift Circuit) is the latest national drift series to make a stop in the Northwest, and I was happy to cover it for NWMotiv.com. Speeds were much slower than Formula D thanks to the smaller kart track, so trying to get good slower-shutter pans was much more challenging. The photos still came out great though, and I’m glad […]

Formula D Seattle is undoubtedly my most favorite event to photograph every year. In previous years, I shot the event for Subiesport Magazine and Driving Sports, however this was the first year I shot the event for NWMotiv.com. Due to scheduling issues with another event I was going to on Saturday, I was only able to shoot Friday’s practice and […]

It’s been a pretty busy summer for me, so I apologize for the lack of updates. NWMotiv and all the various car events have been taking the vast majority of my time these days, so I figured I’d encompass what I’ve done so far in a single post.  Each of the following NWMotiv features have photos that I’ve taken, so […]