Staff Profile

Wenmei Hill
Wenmei Hill
Editorial Manager | Photographer | Educator

I find photography to be the perfect way to combine my creative drive with my geeky side. My training is in architecture and engineering, and I quickly added architectural photography to my resume. As I forged a circuitous route through engineering, architecture, IT consulting and business management, I eventually allowed people to get into my frame and added lifestyle, portrait and event photography to my portfolio. I co-founded Mamas with Cameras to build a community of learning and sharing with local women photographers, and I am passionate about my work as a photographer and board member for Soulumination, a non-profit organization offering free professional portraiture to children and families facing life-threatening conditions. When I am not working, I am busy chasing my children and dogs around with a camera.

Editorial content

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Lensbaby Sol 45 impressions and sample gallery

Lensbaby's Sol 45 fixed-aperture selective focus lens is aimed squarely at photographers new to the manual, in-camera creative effects possible with Lensbaby's lineup. We took it out for a spin.

Video: Soulumination and the gift of photography

Soulumination is a non-profit organization that provides life-affirming legacy photography to families facing serious medical conditions, completely free of charge. This video shares the work they are doing.

Use photography to create a meaningful gift for Mom

Still brainstorming a gift for Mom? We've got some ideas of pictures you can take – or gather – to have ready in time for a Mother’s Day gift that means as much as she does.

Sample gallery and impressions: the Panasonic ZS200 goes to Hogwarts

When you're traveling with kids, it's not always practical to bring all of the camera gear you'd like to take. That's why DPR's Wenmei Hill packed the Panasonic ZS200 on a recent theme park trip.

Lensbaby Burnside 35: sample gallery and impressions

Lensbaby’s newest lens, the Burnside 35, is a Petzval-inspired lens that offers swirly bokeh in a 35mm lens, plus an additional creative control of a vignetting slider. We wanted to see what it's all about.

Embracing the Lensbaby Velvet 85's glow

We tried out Lensbaby's new Velvet 85 soft focus portrait lens by not photographing many portraits with it. And we're still pretty happy about it.

Through the lens of black women photographers

'Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora' is a new photographic publication that aims to include the perspectives of black women photographers.

Benjamin Button captures *and edits* your family video footage

Not just a Brad Pitt movie: Benjamin Button is a wearable HD video camera geared toward families that goes the extra mile to automatically edit your footage together.

Long Shot 2017 is Saturday, June 10th. Will you be shooting?

One of the ways we celebrate the arrival of summer is with the Photographic Center Northwest's (PCNW) Long Shot – a global 24-hour photo shoot that is open to anyone, anywhere, with any camera (yes, including your phone). Will you be shooting with us?

Benjamin Von Wong sheds light on child hunger

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong is focusing his camera on an issue facing many children in America: food insecurity.