Couple getting dogs ready for hike by lake. Dog Lifestyle in Oregon.

Commercial Lifestyle Photography | Certainty and Serendipity

As a commercial photographer, I love the tightrope between certainty and serendipity. Fortunately, I get to walk that tightrope a lot while shooting lifestyle photos that involve both people and animals. Lifestyle photography can be challenging, especially when you don’t…

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Industrial photography of Facebook Data Center by photographer Steve Tague

Industrial Photography | Working in the Brains of Facebook

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to shoot several assignments for Facebook. The jobs vary from lifestyle photos to industrial photography and are always as interesting as they are exciting. This last job at their data…

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Product photographer image of Cheers martini glasses with liquid splash and olive garnish. Packaging photography.

Product Packaging Photography | The Story Behind Cheers!

Recently, I was going through some of my photos with a creative director who was curious about which photos in my portfolio were my favorites, and why. As I told her about some of the images, she mentioned that most…

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Image of a white farmhouse style kitchen by professional photographer Steve Tague

Home & Architectural Photography by Steve Tague

Several times a month I get calls from Realtors wanting me to photograph one of their listings. When I tell them what I charge to photograph a home I usually get a fairly rude comment followed by the line going…

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Industrial photography of StrongArm Technologies product being used in New York City

Industrial Photographer – NYC & Oregon Based, Available Worldwide

Industrial and manufacturing photography is a niche I stumbled into years ago when an ad agency hired me to photograph the operations of a metal cabinet manufacturing plant. Since then, I have grown to love this specialized work and continue…

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Product tabletop photograph of Crux craft beer.

Product Photography | From LA to NYC to Oregon

Commercial product photography has always been a passion of mine. It’s what I focused on when I attended the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, it’s what I specialized in while I was in New York City, and…

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Photograph of Mark Zuckerberg, Founder CEO of Facebook.

The Fall and Rise of Great Commercial Photography

Commercial photography has changed drastically over the past several years. Digital cameras, along with modern software and apps, have made photography more accessible, economical, fun, and has helped produce more good photographers than the world has ever seen. Every day,…

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How Could He Be Proud, I’m Just a Commercial Photographer?

My dad was in the Navy for the better part of his life. He and my mom always wanted me to join the military after high school. Either that, or become a doctor. Imagine their disappointment when I decided to…

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1 Photographer + 1 Chef = 5 Elements

Every year, supporters of KIDS Center in Bend Oregon come together to create an exclusive, high-end wine and food event series for more than 800 wine-loving guests. The event is culminated with a live-auction. In the past, I have donated…

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Beautiful Crap Photography by Industrial Photographer Steve Tague

It’s not often that I describe a photo assignment as, “crappy,” ¬†especially one that was fun, educational, exciting and in New York. But, after spending 3 days in the bowels of a New York waste water treatment plant, I assure…

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