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 […]

It’s always great to reunite with friends you haven’t seen in awhile. I’ve known Rheena and Randy for more than 15 years through the car show scene, and we share a bunch of mutual friends and acquaintances in the local car community. When she contacted me to ask me to take photos of her new car, I was more than […]

I love repeat customers, and when Will contacted me to ask if I’d like to shoot his newest McLaren, I jumped at the chance. Instead of the more scenic backgrounds that we used for his McLaren MSO 650S Spyder, Will wanted to do more inner city backdrops and get some nice rolling shots over Lake Washington. We went from Ballard […]

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 […]

I’ve often been asked, “if you could have any car in the world, what would it be?” At the top of my list for years has been the McLaren F1: all of the thought put into that car, the attention to detail, and just the sheer beauty and sound of it made it my dream car. The McLaren F1 might still […]

Will’s BMW 1M is definitely a thing of beauty. We had great timing with the Seattle spring time weather and were able to capture some really great images. Many thanks to Wence Estrada for driving my car for the rolling shots. I’ll be shooting Will’s other car in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out for […]

I originally shot Bob’s Yamaha XS850 back in October 2015, but it’s been embargoed as he’s been waiting for the photos to go to publication. The article is finally live, so now I can happily show off these great photos that we took in the Georgetown area of Seattle.

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 […]

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:    

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 year, I shot two launch events for Toyota USA, the launch of the new Tundra and 4Runner and the launch of the new Corolla. I must’ve made a great impression, because this year the same agency hired me to shoot the launch event for the new Lexus NX here in Seattle. Unlike the Corolla shoot, which would take place at […]

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 […]

After photographing the new 2014 Tundra and 4Runner for Toyota USA back in August, their PR agency also asked me to photograph the new 2014 Corolla a month later. This time, the photos would be shot at various locations throughout Seattle proper, but the turnaround time again was very fast, requiring finished photos by noon the next day. Again, I […]

I’ve seen some crazy builds in my day, but Kito’s BMW V12-powered Range Rover ranks up there among not only the craziest, but also one of the most well done. I shot Kito’s Range Rover the same day that I shot’s Erich’s Land Rover for UK-based Land Rover Owner International, and it finally made its debut in the October 2013 […]

Back in March of this year, I was asked to shoot two Land Rovers in the area for the UK-based magazine, Land Rover Owner International (LRO). Both shoots were done the same day and the US editor even flew out to meet the owners and direct the shoot a bit. The first of these features is now out in the July […]

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/

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 […]

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 […]

I had some relatives from North Carolina come for a visit last week, so I took them around the city at night to do a little sightseeing. I brought my camera with me of course and snapped a few photos at the places we went. The panorama above is a 3-photo stitch from Alki in West Seattle, and the three […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 three and a half years since I went out to take photos of Seattle at night, and since my friend Pauline really wanted to take photos and learn more about using her DSLR, we decided to take advantage of the dry and warm Seattle weather. We started at Kerry Park and ended up on the Jose Rizal Bridge […]

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 […]

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 […]

My cousin Liezl got married to her long-time boyfriend and I was able to make the wedding on New Year’s Eve, despite the fact that I was originally supposed to be out of town! I wasn’t the hired photographer for this wedding, so I was able to do a little experimentation with lens choices and post-processing. Please let me know […]

Formula D is one of the events I’ve always looked forward to as a photographer every year. I’ve been photographing Formula D since its inaugural event in the Pacific Northwest back in 2006, and it definitely seems to get better and better each year. There was absolutely zero rain this year and while it was definitely hot, it wasn’t quite […]

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/ […]

My good friends for the past 8 years, Erik and Tana, finally tied the knot and asked me to help photograph their wedding.  It was probably the most gorgeous day in Seattle this year and things really couldn’t be more perfect.  Please follow this link on my ArminWeddings.com website for more photos: https://www.arminweddings.com/2010/06/allas-main-wedding/

Last Saturday the 24th, I donated my photography services to help my good friend, Berto Mendoza with a charity event.  Entitled “Locals 2 Legends,” the event raised money to aid rural victims of last month’s earthquake in Chile, which happens to be Berto’s home country.  The event was held at Woodshed Studios in Seattle and helped raise about $3000 to […]

With over 600 miles and a couple weeks to let the springs settle, I met up with our tester to take final photos of his 09 WRX with EPIC Engineering springs to show off the drop after the springs have fully settled.  Everything looks great and he’s very happy!  We hope to start selling them very soon.  Here is another […]

It’s officially one day before my birthday, although now it’s RJ’s birthday, so happy birthday RJ! Anyway, in relation to my last blog, here’s a birthday wishlist for my 30th birthday. You’ll notice that obviously some of these are pretty much impossible to happen overnight unless I’ve been bestowed omnipotent powers, but hey that’s why it’s called a wishlist, right? […]