eugene oregon


When being patient pays off

I’ve driven by this spot so many times without giving it a second thought. Recently I drove by and saw the potential for an image and knew I needed to come back and wait for that decisive moment. In a spur of the moment decision, I went back on a […]

Oregon small town documentary photography by Cliff Etzel

Oregon small town documentary photography by Cliff Etzel based in Eugene

Reaching to the sky

When you see what appears to be a perfect image and being ready to capture it. There is an explosion of construction occurring in my home town of Eugene Oregon. The amount of multilevel buildings being built is pretty astonishing considering Eugene has stayed relatively quiet on that front but […]


Metro Movie Theater

As a small town street photographer, downtown Eugene, Oregon is slowly becoming more visually interesting. I’ve lived here since the age of 7 and the challenge I’ve come to realize is it’s somewhat limited visual opportunities as a result of being a smallish college town, even though it has a […]

Cliff Etzel - Eugene Oregon Street Photographer

Street Photography by Cliff Etzel

Always Be Ready

I tend to see moments in everyday life, especially in my home town of Eugene, Oregon. Small town street photography is more challenging in my opinion due to a lesser degree of shooting opportunities that many can find more easily in larger urban places like New York City and other […]


Through The Eyes of a Child

I captured this precious moment while sitting outside having coffee with a sales & marketing consultant I was working with for growing my photography business. She had the cutest British accent as she and her family were visiting her grandparents here in Eugene, Oregon. She was very energetic most of […]

Documentary Family Photography by Cliff Etzel