Hello there and welcome to the very first post here on JonShootsStuff!
I love taking photos of people. I take pictures of my friends, family, clients, complete strangers...I am all about capturing and sharing the moments that make life worth living. I considered calling this blog JonShootsPeople, but I didn't want to end up on some kind of list somewhere. So yeah, welcome to JonShootsStuff.
I started this blog as a way to share my photos, share my thoughts, and to make sure I didn't pull a Vivian Maier by shooting thousands of photos but not showing them to anyone. I carry a camera around with me everywhere I go and I love to take photos of the things on the street that make me laugh or give me pause. I also wanted to share some of my favorite pictures, as well as some behind the scenes stuff, from my most recent shoots. I'll be updating this blog on a weekly basis - so come make sure to come back to check out what's new!
In this first post, we have some outtakes from the shoot I did for the About section. I set up my camera, lights, and backdrop in my little home studio, then I had my buddy Lian come in and help me press the shutter release and to give me some direction. I ended up choosing a photo that i thought was nice, clean, and simple, but I really like how these more out there photos work as a small series. I think it gives a pretty good insight into who I am as a photographer and as a person.
It was a great shoot, and one I needed to do before I could launch the blog, but it was also a really fun time with a buddy. Win, win and good times all around.
Till next week!