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Michael Mattingly

I have been an attorney in Portland, Oregon since 1995. I was born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in Stone Mountain, a suburb of Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1992, I moved to Portland to attend Lewis & Clark Law School, met my wife, and never looked back. We have two terrific youngsters, ages 9 and 7.

I have always had an interest in photography, but did not get into it in a meaningful way until around 2006 when I switched to digital. I have never really had the time to devote to learning the craft or chasing a scene in perfect light (my family occupies most of my "free" time), but I've taught myself (and continue to teach myself) as well as I can. I love viewing images taken by others and occasionally borrowing some of their excellent ideas and techniques (it's all part of the learning curve), and occasionally I come up with some good ideas of my own. I only hope that a few of my images can hold their own among the outstanding images on this site.

I consider myself fortunate that I ended up in Portland. There may not be anywhere in the country that is more beautiful or provides more diverse scenery. Tall mountains, high desert, lush forests, waterfalls large and small, the Pacific -- we have it all.

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