About - Colin Stapp Photography & Video

                            Photo by Jason Hazelett

My first camera was a hand-me-down Kodak Instamatic. It was a Christmas gift when I was nine. The photos I shot with it weren’t all that good, but I would lug it around on family vacations and fill photo albums upon my return. Thank goodness I kept pursuing what would become my passion, and working on my craft…With inspiration from a high school teacher, I picked up a video camera and found another passion.

Those moments led me to Mt. Hood Community College, where I received an associate's degree in Television Production and studies in photography. Then onto Pacific University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Religion (I considered combining the two and becoming a TV Evangelist, but that didn’t pan out). Photography and video, with a side stint as a college radio DJ, filled my free time and became a career pursuit. I went back to school, after too many years, and received a Master of Educational Technology and Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Boise State University. 

I am passionate about photography, video, design and outdoor pursuits. I am a consummate artist and have great pride in every project and venture I take on. My teaching experience ranges from video production and photography to outdoor education. Along with that, I have done consulting work as well. My goal is to help people and organizations share their stories, by providing an authentic view of who they are through a vibrant multimedia experience that enlightens, entertains and educates.

Enough about me...the real question is, how can I help you or your business?

Working with you to tell your story would be a privilege. My rates are reasonable, and I relate well to people...and by the way, I don't use the Kodak Instamatic anymore, just sayin'.

For more information about freelance and contractual work, or framed prints, please contact me at colin@colinstapp.com

A few of the organizations I have had the privilege of working with include:

Alpine Ascents International                                    

AMOS Health and Hope                                                          

Climb to Fight Breast Cancer

Camp Fire Columbia                                                 

Chemeketa Community College                        

Compass Oncology

Forest Grove News-Times                                       

Forest Grove School District

Friends of Pimpollo                                                                                                         

Mercury Productions

Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Mudslinger Events

My EP Events

Nike Vision Technologies

Northwest Documentary

Oregon Garden

Oregon State Fair

Pac West Communications

Pacific University

Portland Timbers Soccer

Reunion Productions

Shriners Hospital for Children

Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity

Whitlock Sewing and Vacuum

Vancouver Island Fly Fishing

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