Author Archives: Young Kwak

About Young Kwak

Young Kwak is a freelance photographer and videographer based out of Spokane, Washington. After earning a BA in Economics from UCLA in 1994, Young combined his creative abilities with his economics and business education as a part of the advertising industry in both California and Washington. His early experience includes 11 years as a pre-press operator and print production manager, and 3 years as an art director. Since 2007, he has worked as a still photographer adding video services in early 2009. Young's range of services include still photography, filming, editing and final delivery for a host of corporate, agency and editorial clients, including the Pacific Northwest Inlander, for whom he won a national first place in 2010 and 2013 from the Association of Alternative Weeklies in the Photography category and a 2010 first place award in the Alternative Newsweekly Photography category by the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10. Young carefully listens to the needs of his clients and makes all of the proper creative decisions to get a client's message out in an effective manner. Whether it is a TV commercial, a web promotional video, a print advertisement or a news story, Young always listens for key moments in an interview or looks for action taking place around a set to find elements to enhance the story being told.

Spokane Cohousing

Here are photos for the Inlander for a story about plans for Spokane Cohousing, which will include private residences and shared spaces, in the South Hill area of Spokane, WA. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/know-your-neighbor/Content?oid=5107344

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Co-chairs of the Marketing Committee Mariah McKay, left, and Chris Nerison give a tour on property that will become Spokane Cohousing, a planned neighborhood which will include private homes and shared spaces, in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

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Current property owner Lars Neises works with his bees on property that will become Spokane Cohousing, a planned neighborhood which will include private homes and shared spaces, in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Neises and his wife Rebecca Laurence, not pictured, plan on selling their 3 acre property to Spokane Cohousing. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Partial Solar Eclipse in Spokane, WA

Here are photos for the Inlander of the partial eclipse, as viewed from Spokane, WA today. We had about a 90% coverage. Also, here is a slideshow of my photos on the newspaper’s website: https://www.inlander.com/spokane/partial-solar-eclipse-in-spokane/Slideshow/5151792/5151805

 

Solar Eclipse Spokane

Jessica Barnes, holds solar glasses for her 5 year old son Donovan Hogan, who looks at a partial solar eclipse, at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Spokane had eclipse coverage of about 90%. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Solar Eclipse Spokane

A partial solar eclipse is photographed from the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Spokane had eclipse coverage of about 90%. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Solar Eclipse Spokane

City of Spokane Assistant Planner Kevin Freibott intertwines his fingers to make shadows, which look like crescents during a partial solar eclipse, at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Spokane had eclipse coverage of about 90%. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Solar Eclipse Spokane

A partial solar eclipse is photographed from the Centennial Trail in the Kendall Yards neighborhood in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Spokane had eclipse coverage of about 90%. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Solar Eclipse Camera Filter

I made a solar filter for my 300mm lens using BAADER AstroSolar Safety Film 5.0. I took a test shot on my 300MM lens with a 1/4x extender on a 1.6x crop Canon 7D MkII.

Eclipse Glasses

Eclipse glasses. I can’t see anything but the sun. Shooting the sun on my iPhone through the glasses overexposes the photo showing nearby clouds. I took several photos of the sun through the glasses, picked the darkest photo and darkened it some more.

Mark Irvin

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Head Brewer Mark Irvin poses for a photograph while holding a Mandarina Session IPL at Bennedito’s Brewpub in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Here’s a photo for the Inlander of Mark Irvin, head brewer at Bennedito’s Brewpub, in Spokane, Wash. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/mark-irvin/Content?oid=5106321