Based in Northern Ireland, Jason has had the opportunity to travel many places around the world. He has returned with many amazing images of places such as Dubai, Hong Kong, Venice and more.
(go here for his About Me page, selected info below.)
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Tell us about yourself and your photography background?
Started years ago…father was into photography.
Started with film, Nikon F3
First digital SLR was the Nikon D80, started playing around and the instant feedback helped with the learning
Shooting holidays / family gatherings
Purchased the D700, however, it exposed differently versus prior camera
Upgraded to the Nikon D4…still using the camera
Resisted the temptation to go to mirrorless
Also looking at medium format
Any formal photography training?
Gear? Camera, lens, tripod, filters?
14-24 f/2.8 (70% of time on camera)
Really Right Stuff TQC14 upcoming
Is making money from your photography a goal or dream?
Bring views to photographs and the medium to long term intent of making some money to reinvest into travel and / or gear
You get to travel to some interesting places, did this help inspire you to take up photography?
Traveled to USA, New York several times,
Prior to traveling check out sites such as Flickr, Google Maps, for ideas
Utilize an App from Trey Ratcliff, Stuck on Earth App
Any concern on safety while traveling?
No locations I have traveled have caused any issues
Have you found the laws to be fairly similar in regards to shooting buildings and other structures?
No real issues of taking photographs unless using tripods
Do you shoot HDR?
Played with HDR to create the images, however, never really able to get the image I wanted…caused lots of frustration
Rarely use HDR anymore
Almost all images are single exposure adjusted in Lightroom
How do you edit your images?
Lightroom (70%) / Photoshop (30%)
I notice none of your work has people in it, do you remove them?
Like for photos to be distraction free…either wait for people to be out of the scene or take a series of images and clone out the people
Time of Day?
Predominantly evening…sunrise is not as “magical” as sunset
Most photos bring back memories of locations I traveled to with different experiences
Red photo in Dubai with really long exposure
Favorite place to photography?
Venice – very different, rarely see a car, everything is in a boat
Anything interesting or scary every happen while shooting in a foreign country?
While wandering around after sunset, Hong Kong, and you realize you are in an area you shouldn’t be…kind of backtrack
What’s in your bag?
So where next?
Looking to travel to Iceland
Go back to Venice
See more of Ireland (live there)
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