ABOUT ME

“I have never approached photography as a job. I am a very visual person and when something moves me I try and capture that moment with the same passion and enthusiasm I felt at that moment and try to pass that on the best way I cam”
~ Jay

IN A NUTSHELL:

MY NAME IS JAY.

I AM A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER AND VIDEOGRAPHER.

I ALSO LIKE TO SHOOT HDR PHOTOGRAPY.

I LIVE IN SEDALIA, MISSOURI BUT WAS RAISED IN BUTLER, MISSOURI.

I AM SELF TAUGHT THROUGH BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS AND A FEW REALLY GOOD FRIENDS.

I WORK MAINLY WITH CANON DSLR’S.

AT 20, I DID WEDDINGS AND POTRAITS AS A SIDE BUSINESS UNTIL MY EQUIPMENT GOT STOLEN AT A CHURCH ONE NIGHT AFTER A WEDDING SHOOT.

I REALLY DID NOT PICK UP ANOTHER CAMERA UNTILL 2007 SOME 30 YEARS LATER.

I LOVE CREATING AND THE PROCCESS BEHIND IT.

I GET LOST IN A BEAUTIFUL SHOT JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

I WAS A POLE VAULTER IN HIGH SCHOOL.

IT’S OK TO BE DIFFERENT, TRY NEW THINGS AND PUSH THE LIMITS.

IT’S CHANGING THOSE LIMITS AND BUSTING THROUGH WHERE GREATNESS HAPPENS.

I LOVE SOLVING PROBLEMS WITH MY CLIENTS.

I’LL TAKE THAT CHALLENGE, I’LL WALK THAT PATH.

BUT I STILL WANT A GLASS OF SWEET TEA ALONG THE WAY.

I am an Official Photographer for the Missouri State Fair.




WHAT’S IN MY BAG:

CANON 5D Mark lll

TAMRON 24 – 70mm

TAMRON 70 - 200mm

SIRUI TRIPOD

MANFROTO BALL HEAD

2 - CANON SPEEDLITE 430EXII

POCKET WIZARD 1 – TT1, 2 – FLEX TT5 and 1 AC3

SONY UMPV1 LAVALIER MICROPHONE

3 – JTL 800 SERIES LIGHT STANDS

SEVERAL UMBRELLAS’ AND REFLECTORS

Customs Brackets Flash Bracket

SOFTWARE:

ADOBE LIGHTROOM

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

PHOTOMATIX PRO

Final Cut Pro