So who am I?
Well who am I? I am a photographer who shoots the natural world around him. Someone who is fascinated by the diversity of my surroundings so much so that I am compelled to photograph everything from landscapes and wildlife, to weatherscapes and insects. If it is a part of our world, I love to see it and capture its beauty. I am also a member of the Olympus Visionary Program. I've been a part of this incredible program since 2012 and work as a brand ambassador for them. I am also the founder and one of the hosts of the Mirrorless Minutes webshow and podcast with fellow Olympus Trailblazer Mike Boeing. And last....But certainly not least....I am a husband and father of two incredible young men. My family motivates me to be the best person I can in everything I do, and that includes my photography.
So what do I do?
I take photos!! Actually, I prefer to say that I create imagery that is born of my imagination and inspired by the world I live in. Pretty heady stuff eh? A less artsy way of putting it would be that I make images that express how I felt when I shot the photo. Not necessarily how it looked when I was there. What does that even look like? Try this one on for size.
Is there anything else I do?
Of course!! When I am not spending time with my family, or out making dramatic images, I can be found creating content for Youtube. This content is usually educational in nature, but sometimes it is just a product reveal or review. Have a look at the video below to get an idea of the type of videos I create.
I also happen to be the founder of a popular website for mirrorless cameras, and an associated video podcast. Both the website and podcast are called MIRRORLESS MINUTES.... Go check out the podcast and website!!!
I do even more than this! Crazy isn't it?!
Aside from the photography, the video content creation, the non-stop social media posting...I do more. I run workshops with fellow Olympus Trailblazer Mike Boening, participate in one of the largest photography conferences in the United States(Out of Chicago), and also do presentations and workshops for Olympus Imaging North America.
Some accomplishments I am proud of:
The launch of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 featured my work as the primary images in the ad campaigns in both North and South America. The images were featured in the following publications: Sports Illustrated, Outside Magazine, Esquire, Travel and Leisure, Popular Science, Golf, En Route (Air Canada), PDN, Digital Photo Magazine, Popular Photography, American Photo, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, and several other trade publications.
So what's new?
Most recently I have been lucky enough to have several images published in the book, Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II by Darrell Young and James Johnson. I was also given a full page write up in the February 2016 issue of Digital Photo Magazine. The issue is their Black and White issue and my page spoke of how I utilize the features in my Olympus cameras to capture black and white landscapes.
So there ya have it....Me in a nutshell. If you feel like reaching out for anything feel free to use the contact form below, or get ahold of me through any of my social media outlets...You can find those by clicking on those cool little aqua blue icons scattered about my website.
Thanks for dropping in and I hope to see you out shooting some time!
Jamie A. MacDonald