Bio - John Pedersen Photo

My Passion

As a photographer for most of my life, my goal is to convey my love of nature and the visual arts through photography. I try to bring a unique perspective to every image I create, from wide sweeping landscapes to intimate nature portraits. I use natural lighting and composition to draw the viewer into the scene, to help them imagine what it was like to be in a beautiful location, and to connect them with the wonders of nature.


A native of the Pacific Northwest, I have travelled extensively across the western U.S. as well as Europe and Asia, observing the rhythms of nature and the beautiful sights that this world has to offer. I find that my true passion lies in the magnificent scenery of the Western U.S. Rugged coastlines, lush verdant forests, rivers and waterfalls, snow covered mountains and unique desert landscapes that can all be found in this beautiful part of the country. I am currently based in Portland Oregon and make frequent trips to capture the majestic beauty that the Western U.S. has to offer. 

My Commitment

My commitment to you is to provide the highest quality fine art images available. Every step of the process from capturing the image using the finest equipment to ensure initial image quality, then to the finest digital development techniques and finally ensuring that your prints are delivered on the best archival quality photo paper from one of the most respected print labs on the West Coast. 

Shows and Awards

Cover image, Oregon State Blue Book, 2013-14

Grand Prize, Oregon International Airshow - 2011

Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Honorable Mention for Color Photography 2012

Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Honorable Mention for Color Photography 2011

Chehalem Mountain Art Affair 2009-2017

Art in the Burbs 2012

Fireside Holiday Show - 2011

Celebrate the Gifts Festival - 2011-15

Oregon Travel Photo Contest honorable mention - 2010 Published in Oregonian Living section May 2010

Cover shot, ORPCA Anzeiger Magazine 2010

Oregon Almanac Cover Ceremony with Governor Brown, Unexpected Surprise Image

Anzeiger Cover Photo

Grand Prize Oregon Int'l Airshow