Photography & Design Services

Impactful Photography

I became interested in photography at the age of 12 and by the age of 16 I was spending much of my free time in the darkroom. My photography was a big part of a lifelong journalism career. Now I provide photography services for landscape architects, environmental & natural resources consulting firms, and non-profit environmental organizations.

Responsive Design

My ability to combine powerful images with writing, and then put it all together with graphic design is highly valued by several of my longstanding clients. I have designed and developed compelling websites, brochures, email promotions, whitepapers, blogs, advertisements, organizational annual reports, & even entire magazines. 

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Sample: design, writing, editorial, photography combined

Promotional Magazine

The portfolio gallery below highlights Orange County Coastkeeper Magazine: a high-quality, 72-page promotional publication highlighting the accomplishments, philosophy and future direction for a non-profit environmental organization. Orange County Coastkeeper is a respected environmental organization that protects water quality throughout the 26,000 square miles of the Santa Ana River Watershed—the largest watershed in Southern California. As Executive Editor & Creative Director, I performed a majority of the writing, all interviewing, all editorial coordination, and much of the photography for the publication. I designed it, laid it out in InDesign, & did all of the prepress work. This magazine provides an example of the breadth of my abilities. To view some of the layouts click, on the gallery below.

Feature article spread
Feature article spread
Back page advertisement
Back page advertisement
Table of contents spread
Table of contents spread
Cover: photography & design.
Cover: photography & design.
Lead feature article spread
Lead feature article spread
Lead feature article spread
Lead feature article spread
Photo contest feature opener
Photo contest feature opener
Inside feature
Inside feature
Interview feature opener
Interview feature opener

Photographic assignment samples

Landscape Architecture

For more than a decade I have been providing outdoor photography services for landscape architects, non-profit environmental organizations, and natural resources consulting firms. The gallery shows scenes from various landscape architecture photo assignments. Click on the gallery below to see larger versions of photos.

Children enjoying The Farm at the LA County Fairgrounds
Children enjoying The Farm at the LA County Fairgrounds
Girl finds a friend in the garden
Girl finds a friend in the garden
Nature reserve monument
Nature reserve monument
A watershed-friendly driveway
A watershed-friendly driveway
Backyard features
Backyard features
Crops grow in community garden
Crops grow in community garden
Community park kiosk
Community park kiosk
The Farm at the LA County Fairgrounds
The Farm at the LA County Fairgrounds
Historical educational feature
Historical educational feature
Home landscape
Home landscape
Community park monument
Community park monument
Gardener tending community plot
Gardener tending community plot

Photographic assignment samples

Bed & Breakfast

The Inn on Knowles Hill in the old mining town of Sonora, California is a great place to relax and explore, and Yosemite is not too far from there. The food and accommodations are amazing, and you will never find better hosts than my good friends Fred and Rhonda Buess. They first opened in 2008. When they were done renovating and ready to promote it ahead of the grand re-opening in 2012, they asked me to photograph the inn for them. Click on the gallery below for details.

Suite
Suite
Detail shot
Detail shot
Living Room
Living Room
Outdoor shot of the Inn
Outdoor shot of the Inn
Second Entry shot
Second Entry shot
Bedroom-2
Bedroom-2
Detail shot
Detail shot
Entry to the B and B
Entry to the B and B
Suite photo
Suite photo
Stylish old bathroom
Stylish old bathroom
Suite photography
Suite photography
Suite shot
Suite shot

news photography samples

Aerial Firefighting

As a lifetime photojournalist I have a news bug in me, and as the former editor of Rescue Magazine I am  bit of a disaster junkie. In 1989 I reported live from the emergency response scenes of the Loma Prieta Earthquake in the San Francisco Bay area, and five years later I did the same during the Northridge Earthquake response in Los Angeles. I live in wildfire country, but I don’t root for wildfires—I root for the firefighters. You will often see me on scene when a big fire strikes the Inland Empire or in our local Southern California mountains. Click on the gallery to see more.

Cal Fire UH-1 protects homes on the Falls Fire, Lake Elsinore
Cal Fire UH-1 protects homes on the Falls Fire, Lake Elsinore
A 747 tanker on the Holy Fire in the Santa Ana Mountains
A 747 tanker on the Holy Fire in the Santa Ana Mountains
Tanker 910 pretoects homes in Lake Elsinore during the Holy Fire
Tanker 910 pretoects homes in Lake Elsinore during the Holy Fire
Air Tanker 910 on the Falls Fire, Lake Elsinore
Air Tanker 910 on the Falls Fire, Lake Elsinore
An LA Times reporter snapped this shot of me photographing the Falls Fire along Hwy 74 above Lake Elsinore.
An LA Times reporter snapped this shot of me photographing the Falls Fire along Hwy 74 above Lake Elsinore.
Tanker 910 works a fire in Live Oak Canyon near Banning in heavy winds
Tanker 910 works a fire in Live Oak Canyon near Banning in heavy winds

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Winning Words
Lee Reeder
PO Box 1504
Riverside, CA 92501

909-486-7274

Contact me today to learn how I can help you with photography assignments, website design, marketing material design, photo shoots, brochures, magazines and blogs.

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