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!

When my good friend Ashton asked me to take some new headshots for her, it was a great opportunity to rent and test out the Nikon 105mm f/1.4G. I had rented and tested out the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 a few months ago, and while the lens is really superb, it didn’t really quite have that “wow” factor for me. On […]

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 […]

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

The beginning of October has started out gorgeous here in the Seattle area, which made it a perfect day to take some family portraits of the Andersens at Volunteer Park. The fall colors aren’t quite out yet in full force, but that didn’t stop us from taking some great photos. Here is a link to all of the photos: https://photos.arminausejo.com/People/The-Andersens-October-2015 […]

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 […]

My good friend Alan is getting married next year, and I’m honored to be a groomsman! Since I won’t be photographing the wedding, he asked me to take his engagement photos instead. Check them out on my weddings site here: https://www.arminweddings.com/2014/09/alan-and-krystals-engagement/  

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 […]

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 had my first engagement shoot in quite awhile last Friday! Check out the photos and write-up on my weddings site here: https://www.arminweddings.com/2013/03/faizan-and-hien-engagement/

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I had the honor of photographing Stephanie and Travis’ wedding last December, and now I had the honor of photographing their maternity photos. We had a bit of a scare because the weather was looking rather gloomy, but we caught a break with only a little bit of light drizzle and none of the continuous rain that was predicted. This […]

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. […]

Hagen is Garret’s brother, so I was more than happy to take their engagement photos, along with his upcoming wedding as well. Hagen and Natalie were going with a nautical theme for their wedding and wanted some shots with the Seattle skyline behind them, so Alki was the obvious choice for some good locations. We lost light pretty fast, but […]

After a couple rain/weather delays, Kaylee and I were finally able to go do some fashion photography on a beautiful summer’s day at Renton’s Coulon Park.  With plenty of assistance from Erica May, Kaylee and I were able to take photos of her in three different outfits, timing it perfectly to end our shoot at sunset.  I took this opportunity […]

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 […]

Four years ago, I took Brianna’s senior portraits and much to my surprise, she hit me up randomly for some new photos. Apparently, she had been using her old photos all this time and never had a chance to get some new ones done. The weather turned out to be absolutely gorgeous here in Seattle this past weekend, so we […]

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 […]

First off, a big congratulations to Erica for making into the 2012 SubieGirls.com Calendar! I took these photos a few weeks ago, but Erica didn’t want me to publish them until the competition was over. Based on the number of forum posts she had on their forum, Erica was able to submit 2 photos and then the top 12 winners […]

Since I started using my Nikon D700 last November, I hadn’t really changed my line-up of lenses.  My Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D and Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D felt right at home with the new full frame sensor, and the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G satisfied my everyday walk around lens requirement, but none of these lenses really offered anything new to me.  On top […]

To help me decide on some possible future lens purchases, I went to BorrowLenses.com to rent the Nikkor 135mm ƒ2 and Nikkor 24mm ƒ1.4.  I couldn’t properly test these lenses of course without a good subject, so I got in touch with Erica once again to help me out.  She happily obliged and this time around, we both wanted to […]

Part 2 of the PROPS! shoot (see here for Part 1) was a concert at Rock Paper Scissors in Seattle, which also featured Vitamin D and International Mo.  The venue was packed with people, which made it a little difficult to move around, but I was still able to get some great shots.  All photos were taken with my 24-70mm […]

I arrived back from The Philippines (many photos coming soon!) on Monday the 21st after three weeks of vacation, and immediately Berto from Lake City Legends hooked it up with a behind the scenes video shoot for PROPS! on the 25th and his concert the next day.  The video shoot took place at the Century Ballroom on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, […]

Erica’s been a great subject to photograph lately, and when she told me that she wanted some photos to show off some Husky pride before the Apple Cup in early December 2010, she didn’t have to ask for my help twice.  I finished a few photos first for her use, but wasn’t able to process any more until I finished […]

Erica’s been great to work with and hang out with since our first initial shoot, and now we’ve got another small one under our belts.  We didn’t have much time to prepare, so this entire shoot took less than about 30 minutes total.  Despite the short time frame, I think they all came out pretty good, and Erica’s happy with […]

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.  […]

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 […]