Who is Mike Scofield?
I'm a Backcountry Photographer Based in Oregon
I was born in 1980 in Salem, Oregon and currently live in Oregon City working full time in the screen printing industry. Photography is my passion and my muse is the seemingly endless beauty of the Oregon wilderness. I'm an amateur photographer that won't stop chasing professional results.
What Do You Do?
An extension of my love for hiking and backpacking, I enjoy photographing landscapes that are accessible only on foot and being able to share those scenes with people that can't or won't venture into the backcountry themselves.
Time Lapse Photography
I've become fascinated with using time lapse photography to expand the relatively short time frame of our visual perception to reveal the sometimes beautiful patterns of nature that would normally go unnoticed.
I learned to take photographs by shooting and processing black & white film in high school and I still enjoy working with film today. For the last ten years I've been shooting instant photographs with a Polaroid 250 and Fuji instant film. While Fuji recently stopped production of peel-apart instant film and I'll soon be done with Polaroids, I do still occasionally shoot on 35mm film using Canon cameras.
What Gear Do You Use?
I shoot primarily with a Canon 70D and a Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens. Other lenses I use are a Canon 50mm f1.4 USM, Canon 28-135mm IS, Tamron 70-300mm, Rokinon 14mm f2.8, and a Lensbaby 2.0. For time lapse video I use a Digislider one meter slider with a shoot-move-shoot controller. I carry Manfrotto BeFree Carbon and Tamrac ZipShot tripods, and I also shoot with Polaroid 250, Canon Elan 7e, and Canon FTb film cameras on occasion.