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San Francisco
USA

Photography has always been a passion of mine.  I have loved taking pictures since I was a kid and had my first camera.  I started with film like almost all middle age to older photographers and have come full circle today as I continue to shoot both digital and medium format film.  Today I spend almost all of my free time away from home traveling the United States and Europe.  

I started as a wedding photographer (and sports photographer) but have transformed over time to dedicate my time to landscape photography.  I still occasionally do weddings for special clients, typically destination weddings, but 98% of my time today is spent traveling and photographing.  My main complaint is not having enough hours in the day to dedicate to editing and social media.  After my most recent Europe trip (36 days straight) I have over 2,000 pictures still hiding in my computer somewhere.  This trip is roughly outlined on my blog but with many more posts to come.  I have also spent several weeks exploring Iceland which is the newest hottest destination for photographers and those checking off their bucket list.  If you want more information on Iceland, contact me and I would be happy to share my experiences. 

Beyond my travels, I run a photography business in California - featuring my photography that is printed, framed, and displayed in galleries. My work has been internationally published and awarded and I pride myself on bringing landscape photography the way I see it to my clients. I am a 100% self taught photographer who travels the world seeking out the best photography locations and share my tips and travel reviews on my blog. 

Photography Tips / Articles

Photography tips and articles helping photographers learn techniques for better pictures are plentiful on the web.  What makes this blog different is my photography tips are free and available.  I work to maintain one goal: to help photographers of all levels.  Wedding photographers should browse my tips for better portraits and contact me for individualized help as I have photographed multiple weddings including destination weddings, always seeking methods to make sure the bride is always happy. 

New Kickstarter Project

Jared Lawson


Have you ever looked into Kickstarter?  This interesting website allows for anyone to create their own project and utilize the web to draw investors.  I recently created a new Kickstarter project I would love all of my readers to take a look at:

"Walking Within A Dream" - Kickstarter Project

The short version of this project is this is a photobook professional designed to display the highest quality landscape images from Europe - including Croatia, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland.

Sample rewards for investing in this project - high quality metal photography print

Sample rewards for investing in this project - high quality metal photography print

Why Should You Back This Project?

The goal of this project is to create a book of these travels to document the landscapes and culture the way I see it. By supporting this project you are supporting the first steps in remembering this beautiful world. As I reached 30 years old, my memory began to fade rather quickly. While many people have the ability to recall the finest details of the most important and beautiful moments of their lives, the smells, the sounds, the feelings, and something as simple as the location… I do not.

This turning point in my life transformed photography from a focus of people, life and culture to a focus of documenting the details and experiences in my life I would otherwise forget. The focus of this photobook is to take only the highest quality, limited edition prints from my travels through Europe to present a vivid, inspiring gallery of images into a collection.  My photography has been internationally published and displayed in galleries in the United States.  My current theme "Undiscovered California" is currently on display in a gallery in Sacramento, CA.

This photobook is a rare opportunity to become invested in over twenty pieces of previously unpublished photographs that will become a part of future presentations.  The funds raised will go directly into the design and printing of this photobook and it's distribution.  Investing $150 will also give you a copy of the photobook for your own piece of Europe to display in your home.

The rewards are pretty cool for investing --

$10: Postcard + Personalized Thank You Card

$30: 5x7 Premium Photo + Postcard + Personalized Thank You Card

$50: 8x10 Premium Photo + Listed in Photobook + 5 Postcards + Personalized Thank You Card

$150:  8x10 Premium Photo + One Copy of the Photobook +Listed in Photobook + 10 Postcards + Personalized Thank You Card

$250:  12x18 ready to hang metal print + One Copy of the Photobook +Listed in Photobook + 10 Postcards + Personalized Thank You Card

$500:  20x30 ready to hang metal print + One Copy of the Photobook +Listed in Photobook + 10 Postcards + Personalized Thank You Card

$1,000: 24x36 ready to hang metal print + One Hour Photography Online Tutorial + One Copy of the Photobook +Listed in Photobook + 10 Postcards + Personalized Thank You Card

Feedback

Even if you don't want to back my project, head over and check it out -- let me know what you think!  This has been a very important year for my photography and this project is the beginning of a new transition - any feedback is much appreciated!