Steve Tague

541.410.4678  /  /

SERVICES: Commercial advertising and editorial photography. Product, architecture, people, lifestyle and corporate photography, in-studio or on-location.

You can take the photographer out of New York City. But why would you want to take New York City out of the photographer?

Steve Tague got an outstanding introduction to photography at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. But he really cut his teeth in the world of commercial photography when he set up shop in New York City. And the experience has paid dividends on both coasts for over 25 years now.

In the Big Apple, Steve learned to shoot everything from celebrities to cars to resorts to vodka bottles and lingerie – sometimes all at once. While developing his skills in working with light and composition and making things look as good as possibly before they’re put in a computer, he also learned the importance of developing relationships with clients and becoming an integral part of the creative process.

His client list included:  AT&T, IBM, Toshiba, House Beautiful, Family Circle, Woman's Day and Disney, not to mention, a host of Madison Avenue ad agencies and design firms, major museums and the leading antique galleries in the world.

When it was time to raise a family, Steve said goodbye to city life and moved to the forested green acres of Bend. The scenery and lifestyle here have not only helped him learn to calm down, they’ve provided a fresh perspective on the commercial photography business, and given him a chance to hone the skills needed to do his best work ever. Today, Bend is still his home. Yet the world is his studio, and he loves to travel wherever jobs may take him.

The father of two high school boys, Steve has been involved in coaching youth sports through Bend Park and Rec and the local schools for the past nine years, and he’s currently the head lacrosse coach at Mountain View High School. Steve also mentors with Caldera Arts and enjoys teaching kids photography and how to make their mark on the world. Don’t be surprised if one of them ends up taking a camera to start a career in New York City.