Winter weather works! (sometimes)

It's tough to shoot architecture exteriors during the winter months. That being said, sometimes the weather does cooperate. The added color from a winter sun, low in the sky, does wonders.  If you don't mind naked trees and dampness it can be quite beautiful.

The Heron Building
For: Essex General Construction Inc.
Eugene, Oregon

Sushi Tower "Top Down" Video & Product Photos

Another benefit of working out of Studio 385 is the flexibility of this amazing space we work in. I was able to take advantage of the full height of the studio for the good folks from Sushi Tower who were looking for a way to show their product in use in a new and creative way.  Capturing the popularity of the snappy "top-down" videos by Tasty (featured on Buzzfeed) was a cinch in our double-height space.

Read More

AIASWO People's Choice Awards

It's that time of year again. The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects will be displaying work from local Architects in the annual People's Choice Awards. The awards will be displayed at the City of Eugene's October Art Walk on October 7th at The Barn Light.
(more info below)

The gallery below contains display boards from recent award participants and award winners who used Erik Bishoff Photography for their project image-making. Please be sure to click through them all. There's some wonderful work going on in the Eugene/Springfield area. It was very much my pleasure to have had an opportunity to get these buildings in front of my lens.  I'm looking forward to seeing more of my images on display this year! 

(click for larger images)



Each year, the American Institute of Architects, Southwestern Oregon Chapter (AIA-SWO) in collaboration with the Willamette Valley Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) sponsors the People’s Choice Awards for Architecture. These awards aim to educate and inspire our fellow citizens by showcasing architecture, interiors and landscape architecture projects created within the Southwestern Oregon Chapter area by AIA or ASLA members. The program demonstrates to the public the role of the architectural profession in enhancing the built environment. 



The Barn Light
924 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97401

South Eugene Home

Real Estate Photography - 1125 E. 21st Ave.

A quick set of exteriors for Windermere Realtor Tiffany Matthews of a South-Eugene home just off of University street near campus. Specifically, we wanted to show the attractive front stair and brick work as well as the back yard amenities and alley access. For information, visit Tiffany's website at

A pleasant surprise from a past client

I recently put my information out on a major wedding marketing site (there are dozens) in the hopes of boosting my web presence and my google rank. The listing was free and, since I was booked solid that year, I never really gave it a second thought. This year, I've started getting a lot of wedding inquires... more than usual. I started asking folks how they were finding me and they directed me back to that marketing site. On further investigation, I discovered the following from a past client. What a treat!

Reviewed by Laura D

Let me be the first to say that Erik is a wonderful photographer. Not only does he do a great job with the actual event, but he makes the venue come alive in the photos. He was super stealthy and I never even noticed him during the ceremony-- but he got the most amazingphotos of me coming down the aisle straight toward him.!How did I not notice? He has a natural eye for framing shots in unique and very attractive ways. It seems he can be in two places at once, and he can capture those split second funny moments that are gone before you realize it. We were leaving town a week after the wedding and wanted to have a few shots to share with family. He was incredibly gracious and edited a whole ton for us to show off. He is also a fun guy just to have around. I was totally relaxed around him, and found myself laughing and feeling very natural in front of his lens. He has quite a gentle way with directing family into the required "family with bride and groom" shots. If it weren't for Erik, I'm not sure I would have learned the best way to hold the bouquet! I would recommend him for any of my friends getting Married, or even just looking for a great photographer for any occasion.

Thank you Laura!


Hello Real Estate Clients!

If you weren't aware yet there are big changes ahead with RMLS. Soon, you will be able to provide up to 32 images per listing and the images you upload will be "editable" from within the RMLS system. 

Personally, I think these changes are LONG overdue. 32 images does seem like overkill but at least there is the option of providing more than just 16 which, at times, can feel like "not quite enough."

For more information, please visit or follow this link:

(Sincere thanks to Windermere's Barb Barnard for bringing the info to my attention.)

"Civic Stadium Is Burning?!"

I was heading out of the studio with the kiddos in the back seat of the car yesterday evening when we spotted a thick black column of smoke ascending into the sky over downtown Eugene.  Clearly there was a structure fire raging in the evening's 95-degree heat.  I quickly snapped a pic with my iPhone while stopped in traffic near Broadway and Pearl.

As we got closer I realized it was probably Civic Stadium.  Both relieved, that it was an uninhabited structure, and heartbroken for losing our city's historic landmark I shot a couple videos from the front seat of the car at 18th and Pearl.  It was clear it would be a total loss.

We headed home.  I think, if the kids weren't with me, I would have headed to the South Eugene High School parking lot to pursue more images and videos on foot.  Regardless of the through-the-window low quality videos, I received emails and calls from multiple news organizations asking for permission to use my footage.   My work, as of now, has been featured on The Weather Channel, KOIN TV, KATU News, and a plethora of international news sites.