Photography by Ira Gardner
Photography by Ira Gardner

Photography by Ira Gardner

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Introduction: I am a visual storyteller with a camera. I make photographs that have an authentic quality to them that is expressed by the gesture and expression of the people I photograph and the un-staged reality of the places I document.. I combine cinematography skills with still photography to produce imagery in a wide variety of formats. I love people. I love getting to know them and to sharing how I see them interact in the world. I love the problem solving skills that go into visual storytelling and I love the fact that this career gives me the opportunity to travel and meet so many fascinating individuals.

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33 years in business

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Angela C.
Sep 21, 2013
Ira's photography is amazing! He has a real gift for drawing out and enhancing your best features. The quality of light is also what makes his photography stand out from the crowds. I love my images. He was very easy to work with. Upon meeting him I felt like old friends. You will enjoy every interaction. I can't imagine a better experience. I will hire him again.
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John Paul S.
Sep 22, 2013
Ira recently took my portrait to renew my publicity photos. They came out fantastically well, no doubt due the combination his detailed lighting, fantastic framing and his interest in knowing his subject. Ira told me he had heard me in concert and wanted to project what he saw, and I totally flattered! Friends and followers say the images completely represent my sound. I couldn't be more pleased with the results!!


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing is really something that has to be determined by the project and by the client's expertise with photography. I have three pricing models I use based upon the level of services required. For clients who are looking for more of a self-service approach I offer a flat rate service. For clients who need additional support and service I have a hybrid pricing that includes basic project fee for image creation and a range of prices for additional editing and printing services. For the client that wants the full service SPA treatment approach I build custom packages to meet those needs. My biggest goal is to negotiate fairly so that the client receives the best value. Communication is absolutely critical to insure all expectations are met and accounted for.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have worked as a professional photographer for 28 years. I have degrees in Photography, Communication, and Journalism and have completed post graduate courses in filmmaking. I have taught photography at Spokane Falls Community College for 18 years and was chair of the Applied Visual Arts department for 8 years.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I grew up around photography my whole life. My father was a photographer in LA and later had a camera repair business which gave me the opportunity to begin working with cameras at a very young age. I have been in love with photography my whole life!

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