Welcome to Bend Photography!

Hello, I'm John Melton . . .

If you've visited here before, you'll notice that I've completely changed the layout and removed dozens of pictures from this page. I did this to allow for a more streamlined access for people wishing to purchase my pictures in a finished, 'ready-to-display' format. Now, through Fine Art America, you'll have a much wider choice of options for framing, matting and prints on canvas that I've previously been unable to offer before.

View my entire collection on Fine Art America

Prints on Demand ...
Fine Art America has introduced a new, Prints on Demand service that is sweeping the country. You can now order any of my 60+ hi-resolution images and have them printed, matted, framed and shipped right to your door - in about 3-5 days! These make excellent gifts for that special person or occasion.

More Choices ...
Choose from a large selection of photographic papers, matting, frames, and the most popular format called "Giclee". Giclee's are images that are printed directly on canvas and stretched over a frame - and they are stunning!

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
All of Fine Art America's products are professionally done with "state-of-the-art" equipment. Through Fine Art America, their "No-Risk Guarantee" gives you complete peace of mind - even the outgoing shipping is refunded if you are not 100% pleased.


"Photo of the Week"

Vacation pictures from 2008 trip
Victoria & Whistler, BC

(Click Image for 16 more photos)





John Melton

Family Portraits High School Portraits

Pet Photography
Photo Restoration

Affordable, high-quality Wedding Photography

OK, I admit I'm a perfectionist... so before my name goes on
it, I make sure it's the best quality I can produce.

Remember, all of my work is

High School Portraits

Make your student's 2010 Graduation more memorable with an original portrait.

Sports & Activities

If your student is involved with Sports or other activities - let me capture those important milestones for years of cherished memories!

Limited Time Special - only $125
CALL (541) 508-0126

Price includes 12" x 18" mounted photo & CD!


Composite Imagery

How is a "composite image" created?
Using Photoshop, I first separate the object image from the background. This is the time-consuming part! There just isn't a software program made that does this very well. Next, I create a new background to "place" the subject object on. On average, most of the images I create take a minimum of 4-5 hours. Added to the time it takes are the additional costs of printing and mounting, and you can see this is more a labor of love for me rather than a money maker - but I love photographing automobiles (especially street rods and sports cars) and giving you a memorable souvenir of your cherished automobile.

Special Price - only $125

Price includes 12" x 18" mounted photo & CD

CALL (541) 508-0126 today!

Check out these recent examples . . .


View Bend's Most Distinctive Architecture

Most of you are familiar with the breathtaking scenery in Central Oregon - but we are also fortunate to have some of the most diverse architectural buildings and homes in the Pacific Northwest.

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One of Bend's most spectacular summer events is the HIGH DESERT CLASSICS. Hundreds of exquisite Hunter/Jumper horses, riders, and their trainers compete for the Grand Prize of $25,000 -
all FREE to the public.

Visit the "J Bar J" website


____________________________.... DRAKE PARK .... _____________________________

Thousands of people visit Bend's Drake Park every year. Considered to be the city's "crown jewel", Drake Park is the most popular place for tourists and locals alike. The entire Park fronts the Deschutes River (called Mirror Pond) and is adjacent to downtown shops. It is home to hundreds of native birds, squirrels, Canadian geese, and a few Mute and Trumpeter swans. Occasionally deer can be seen here, and in the winter it's a frequent visiting spot for a huge bald eagle.

Scheduled events in Drake Park are many and diverse, yet it also offers a place of solitude that many never experience or even know it exists. Here is an early morning shot I've titled 'Tranquil Path' of the brick pathway which winds along the peaceful river through majestic ponderosa pine and deciduous hardwoods.

Order a 20" x 30" print of "Tranquil Path" print for only $55


In an effort to help give back to my community, I am pleased to donate my time
as a volunteer Photographer for the UNITED WAY.


Featured Photograph
"A View From The Top"

HUGE 12" x 36" Full-Color Print

Incredible 12 image, 360 Degree Panorama from the top Paulina Peak. Just one hour SE of Bend,
Paulina Peak is Oregon's youngest volcano. From here you can see 4 States, 2 lakes,
The Cascades, and a huge obsidian lava flow. On a really clear day,
I'm told you can see Mt Shasta in California.

SALE PRICE - $35.00
(Shipping $12 extra)


Incredible (6 ft) panorama shots of Benham Falls, Todd Lake, The Three Sisters, and most recently,
a spectacular pano taken on top of Tumalo Mountain. They are all too big to put on this website or print
on normal print paper.
I also have some huge panoramas of Bend - taken from the top of Pilot Butte.

Call (541) 350-6500 for prices.

Benham Falls near Bend Oregon


Beautiful Todd Lake in Bend Oregon


Improve Your Photographic Techniques
the EASY way . . .

I recommend this DVD for anyone who seriously
wants to become a better Photographer."

--John Melton



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Only $15/mo

Call today for details!

Automatic BACKUPS - $5/mo

"If you are serious about preserving your pictures -
then you need BACKBLAZE.

Their secure software backs up ALL of your important pictures and data off-line for complete security."

--John Melton



Thank you for visiting

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John Melton

All photos Copyrighted (1995 - 2012) by John Melton
None of the photos on this web site may be used or reproduced without expressed written consent.
Don't steal my stuff!

Bend Photography features pictures of Bend Oregon and landscape photos of Bend Oregon by Fine Art America artist John Melton. Bend Photography is one of Bend Oregon's most cost effective choices for engagement photos, weddings, and portrait photography - as well as graphic design. As one of many Bend photographers, John Melton has been published in 26 national magazines, national calendars, and is a noted bend photographer for his work with local charities. Bend-oregon-photography , and pictures of bend oregon by photographer John Melton, can be seen on walls of prominent businesses around Bend, Oregon, and on Fine Art America, and Capturing Central Oregon, presented by KOHD-TV and the Old Mill District. Real estate photography, senior portraits, family portraits, nature and event photography.