Mark Oehler, Author at Mark Oehler Photography

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Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair 2013

Good luck to all the students that participated in the Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair in Linn Dale Mall today. They had another great year with entries in both physical and biological sciences. I was fortunate enough again to be able to photograph nearly all of the displays. If you’d like to see the
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Survivor Winner, Denise Stapley, Running Triathlon

Denise Stapley Running Triathlon   This past summer I was photographed a triathlon. Going through the images, I see that the newest Survivor winner ran that race. Pretty wild. Great job, Denise.

Available for Photography Speaking Engagements

If your group or organization would like a presentation on photography, how to take better pictures, or some other, related topic, feel free to reach out to me. In addition to my photography I’m also a member of Toastmasters International and really love reaching out to talk to groups about photography. I’ve done presentations and
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Senior Portrait Sessions Underway, Get Free Wallets

Hard to believe that July 4th is past already. Summer has been a cooker it seems this year. That’s all the more reason to come in from the heat and get some really hot senior pictures done. Shown here is a sample from a Digital Art Adventure session. This session lets you have portraits done
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Quicky Post: Crazy Senior Picture Ideas

I was stumbling around in my Hootsuite streams the other day and saw someone post “I wanna take a Senior picture with a big … snake.” It got me thinking, what other cool/crazy/different idea must be out there like that. So, here is a question, what crazy senior picture idea have you ever had, heard,
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What First Impression Does Your Online Profile Make?

There were these two nuns that always rushed. They rushed through morning prayers. They rushed through their parish duties. They rushed through their lives. One day Mother Superior decides they need to be more contemplative in their duties and slow down. She sits down with them and says, “I need you two to learn that
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Morning Star Studio’s Environmental Portraits

I had the privilege of creating the portraits for Morning Star Studio’s web site. Morning Star Studio is located in downtown Cedar Rapids and their office has a wonderful ambiance with fantastic architectural elements in it. Because of these great features, I really wanted images that would show off the space and give the viewer
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Congratulations, Chicoro, on Your New Book

Congratulations to Chicoro on her new book: Hair Products 101. This is a follow up to her wildly succussful book Grow It. I was honored enough to asked to also shoot the cover photo for this book. I think it looks great. I’ve know her personal for several years and she is one of the
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Grow It Mentioned In New York Times

I was very excited to hear recently that Grow It by Chicoro was mentioned in an article in the New York Times. I photographed the author for the book and the front and back cover images are from that shoot. Since its release on The book has consistently done well on there. As of
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Senior Picture Workshop

I just got back from a four day workshop last week on senior pictures. It was amazing. Chris Carlson was the instructor and really opened my eyes to some great new techniques and looks. The girl pictured to the left is Larae. She was one of the models we had during the week. The main
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